Pure Projection: Eric Holder Claims Bill Barr Too Partisan to be Attorney General
Former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder has published an op-ed blasting current AG Bill Barr, claiming that Mr. Barr is “too partisan” to serve as Attorney General. This is rich coming from Holder, a man who once participated in an armed takeover of an ROTC office with the black separatist Student Afro-American Society group.
Does anyone believe these naked partisans from the Obama administration, who keep telling us that the members of the Trump administration are the ones who are the extremists?
Writing in Jeff Bezos’ blog, the Washington Post (naturally), Holder declares Bill Barr “unfit to lead the Justice Department.” Holder blasts the current AG as a naked partisan who is shredding the Constitution in order to operate as a Trump fan-boy.
Yes, we know. This is coming from a guy who described himself as Barack Obama’s “wingman.” There could be a legitimate debate over whether Holder or Loretta Lynch did more damage to the Constitution by shredding the rule of law out of naked partisanship, it would be a tough sell to convince anyone that Eric Holder was non-partisan. Here’s a reminder of Eric Holder’s soiled legacy.
Eric Holder was the first Attorney General in US history to be held in Contempt of Congress, in a bipartisan vote. Holder withheld documents from Congress in Operation Fast & Furious, a scheme to sell guns to a Mexican drug cartel. The plan was to have the drug cartel violence on our southern border become so extreme that when it inevitably resulted in American deaths, the voters would turn against the Second Amendment.
An estimated 4,000 Mexican civilians were killed with those guns – sold to a cartel by Holder, along with a US Border Patrol agent and some of the 130 victims of the Bataclan nightclub massacre in Paris. 47 of the federal government’s 73 Inspectors General wrote to Congress to complain that Holder’s obstruction related to Fast & Furious made oversight of the Executive branch virtually impossible.
That really happened, under the leadership of the “non-partisan” Attorney General Eric Holder.
In another famous act of being a bold protector of the law, Holder testified under oath before Congress that the Justice Department would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries that were operating within the limits of state laws. He then proceeded to prosecute dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries under the full weight of the Department of Justice.
Whether you favor or oppose medical marijuana, Holder clearly lied to Congress under oath for political points. He prosecuted an average of 36 dispensaries a year, after telling Congress he would do no such thing.
Holder authorized the DOJ and FBI to spy on Fox News reporter James Rosen and various Associated Press journalists, who were suspected of receiving classified material from leakers. Holder likewise authorized Barack Obama’s secret kill list, under which he granted Barack Obama the authority to murder you, in a drone strike, while you are out running errands in an American city. At least, that’s how broadly Holder interpreted the authority for Obama.
It was only after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) staged a 13-hour filibuster and put his bladder at risk for the American people that Holder finally grudgingly admitted that there might possibly be some limits on Obama’s authority to act as judge, jury and executioner-via-drone-strike on anyone he deemed a political enemy.
In a nakedly partisan act that made Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson proud, Holder shook down mortgage lenders and big banks for discriminatory loan practices.
But Holder didn’t really want the banks making high-risk loans to minorities. Instead, when the DOJ sued the banks, he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Rather than settling with the Department of Justice, the banks could make a “donation” to leftwing advocacy groups to have the charges dropped.
Eric Holder’s real beef with Bill Barr is not that Barr is a partisan, but that Barr is now investigating many of Holder’s longtime friends in the DOJ for their illegal coup attempt against Donald Trump.
Holder, for those who have forgotten, was a mentor to both James Comey and Robert Mueller, back when Holder ran the DOJ’s Civil Rights division for the Bill Clinton administration. Holder’s smears against Bill Barr aren’t going to work, because we’re going to keep reminding people of his own naked partisanship that destroyed the rule of law under the Obama administration.