Oh. What a shock.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to give Congress details of the government’s investigation into interrogations of terror suspects that were videotaped and destroyed by the CIA. He said doing so could raise questions about whether the inquiry is vulnerable to political pressure.

That’s the lead in an AP story. Gee. No one saw this coming. Especially our witless Democrats:

“We are stunned that the Justice Department would move to block our investigation,” Reyes and Hoekstra said. “Parallel investigations occur all of the time, and there is no basis upon which the Attorney General can stand in the way of our work. … It’s clear that there’s more to this story than we have been told, and it is unfortunate that we are being prevented from learning the facts. The executive branch can’t be trusted to oversee itself.”

Stunned? Are you kidding me? This is exactly why Mukasey was nominated in the first place…because he would do anything to protect the WH and cover up anything that needs to be covered up. Everyone knew this. That’s why Republicans rubberstamped him. Every single AG in the last 7 years has been hired to be the personal lawyers of the WH. They’re not there to uphold the law or Constitution. The entire Justice Dept. is a farce because the American public knows this is a fact. Only those in Congress choose to believe that the Justice Dept. is willing to actually obey the law. Those of you who voted to approve this guy are just as complicit, so don’t give me ‘stunned’.