Last year, former DOJ official Monica Goodling conceded that she may have "crossed the line" in taking into account political affiliations when making recommendations for non-political positions.
Today, the Justice Department's Inspector General concluded that she not only broke department rules, she also broke the law.
Her former colleagues, Kyle Sampson and Jan Williams, committed similar offenses, Inspector General Glenn A. Fine found.
If that wasn't enough, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Goodling, Sampson and their former boss, ex-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, may have committed perjury when they testified before his committee last year.
"I have directed my staff to closely review this matter and to consider whether a criminal referral for perjury is needed," Conyers said.