Former DoJ official blasts Gonzales.

Daniel J. Metcalfe, the former director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy, said Attorney General Gonzales ran the department like “a political arm of the White House.” He resigned in January because he could no longer tolerate the “sheer political expediency, avoidance of individual responsibility, defensive personal aggrandizement, irresponsible ‘consensus’ decisionmaking (and) disregard for longstanding practices and principles.”