Kerik Withdraws From Top DHS Job

The ghost of Bill Clinton’s attorney general nominees Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood rears it’s head…

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a surprise move, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik abruptly withdrew his nomination as President Bush’s choice to be homeland security secretary Friday night, saying questions have arisen about the immigration status of a housekeeper and nanny he employed

…Kerik said the problematic issue arose as he was completing documents required for Senate confirmation. “I uncovered information that now leads me to question the immigration status of a person who had been in my employ as a housekeeper and nanny. It has also been brought to my attention that for a period of time during such employment required tax payments and related filings had not been made.”Amazingly Newsday police beat columnist Leonard Levitt, who has attempted to dredge up every unflattering detail in Kerik’s past, didn’t have the story – at least as far as we know…

Hat Tip: Mr. Hawaii

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