Number two at Department of Justice resigns post
Paul J. McNulty, the second in command at the Department of Justice, announced his resignation on Monday.

McNulty served as deputy attorney general for just 18 months. He cited the "financial realities of college-age children" for his decision to return to the private sector but he has been caught up in the scandal of the firings of several U.S. Attorneys.

McNulty gave the initial testimony to Congress that prosecutors were fired for "performance-related" reasons. Other officials and aides later contradicted the statement.

The New York Times said McNulty thought the scandal cost him any chance of being named to an appeals court. He has no trial experience but served as U.S. Attorney in Virginia during the Bush administration.

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