Mukasey: A Giuliani Republican?

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Attorney General Michael Mukasey isn’t a big giver when it comes to politics. He has donated only to a single federal candidate since 1989: his old pal Rudy. Mukasey and his wife have donated $5,600 to Giuliani’s presidential campaign, reports the Center for Responsive Politics.

Mukasey and Giuliani have been friends since the 1970s, when the two worked together in the U.S. Attorney’s office. When Giuliani became mayor, Mukasey, by then a federal judge, swore him in. Mukasey’s son Marc also worked in Giuliani criminal law practice and has donated to Giuliani’s campaign, and both Mukaseys have served on Giuliani’s campaign advisory committees. No wonder conservatives don’t like the guy!

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