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Obama Attorney General Eric Holder: William Barr ‘Unfit’ For Office

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a scathing attack on current Attorney General William Barr, calling him “unfit to lead” in an op-ed published by the Washington Post Wednesday.

Holder, a Democrat who served as former President Barack Obama’s AG from 2009 to 2015, attacked Barr in the op-ed for “partisan” statements and actions. The former AG began by noting that he is typically “reluctant to publicly criticize” those who come after him.

“But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate for America’s chief law enforcement official that they demand a response from someone who held the same office,” Holder wrote.

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Holder continued on to note multiple instances that he viewed as unfitting for an AG. He condemned Barr’s remarks at a Federalist Society event last month, suggesting the AG was calling for “essentially unbridled executive power, dismissing the authority of the legislative and judicial branches — and the checks and balances at the heart of America’s constitutional order.”

Obama’s AG asserted that the commentary showed that Barr, a Republican, is a “partisan actor.” Barr condemned the left for engaging “in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law” during the speech Holder referenced.

“Not long after Barr made that speech, he issued what seemed to be a bizarre threat to anyone who expresses insufficient respect for law enforcement, suggesting that ‘if communities don’t give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need,’” Holder continued in the op-ed.

“No one who understands — let alone truly respects — the impartial administration of justice or the role of law enforcement could ever say such a thing.”

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He called Barr’s comments about law enforcement “antithetical to the most basic tenets of equality and justice.” Holder also condemned Barr for not siding with the FBI and Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General with how warrants into spying on a Trump campaign aide were handled.

“Having spent the majority of my career in public service, I found it extraordinary to watch the nation’s chief law enforcement official claim — without offering any evidence — that the FBI acted in “bad faith” when it opened an inquiry into then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign,” Holder wrote.

The FISA report, released Monday, found that the FBI made 17 significant errors and omissions when applying for warrants. Barr took office as AG in the Trump administration in February 2019. Previously, he was AG in the George H. W. Bush administration until 1993.

“William Barr has proved he is incapable of serving as such an attorney general. He is unfit to lead the Justice Department,” Holder wrote in the op-ed’s conclusion.

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5 comments

  1. ALEXANDER SCHULMAN

    Mr. Durham’s Grand Jury will indict all the conspirators attempting to overthrow a lawfully elected POTUS. I hope the indictments include Obama, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch,James Comey and many others. The swamp is a cesspool, draining it is not enough, we must scrape it clean so it cannot regenerate itself.

  2. At least Barr never got any COPs killed you sonofabitch!

  3. “They had Holder…We have Barr….WE WIN!!!

    When it comes to individuals like this I have to limit my comments in order to maintain my status on CDN

  4. This from the “Fast and Furious” guy. This from the IRS targeting guy……Yeah, you really have a lot of credibility Eric.

  5. Even a casual reading of Mr. Holder’s assertions reveals two main “facts:”
    First, he asserts (and believes) that ANY position or belief that is contrary to his (and his ideology’s) belief is unworthy of analysis, debate, or consideration (and this is true of virtually ALL Leftists) and instead calls for the silencing/eliminations of those contrary points of view. All such must be labeled as either illegal or immoral (or both).
    Second, even a superficial review of Mr. Holder’s actions in office reveal a dedication to dishonoring Law Enforcement, reducing individual Freedoms (both of action and in speech), and the practice of avoiding the truth or facts about virtually anything that is not favorable toward Socialism, Marxism, Communism or increasingly big government power.
    And a casual glance at his “accomplishments” since he left the Obama administration shows a consistent lack of accomplishments benefiting the citizenry or the country at large. Yet…the media remains at his beck and call. I’ll leave it to others to evaluate how that continues to take place.
    Mr. Holder’s views seem singularly lacking of any benefit to anyone except to his “self-made” elitist minions who spend a majority of their time worshiping their creator.

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