WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey told Senate Democrats Tuesday exactly what they want to hear during his confirmation hearings: That he'd be willing to say "no" to the White House and review the administration's eavesdropping and interrogation techniques.

Two of the administration's most ardent critics, Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., emerged from the meetings on the eve of Mukasey's confirmation hearings showering praise on the nominee and predicting easy and quick Senate approval.