Holder Tells Sessions to Say “No” to Trump…The Real Reason Why He’s Back

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Howdy, gentle readers.

Guess who has turned up again, like a reoccurring case of toenail fungus?

FoxNews.com reports that

Former Attorney General Eric Holder criticized Jeff Sessions Monday night for his role in the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — saying that Sessions must “have the guts to look at the president every now and again and say ‘no.'”

Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, two days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement date. McCabe, a regular target of President Trump’s ire, has suggested that his departure was part of what he described as the administration’s “war on the FBI.”

Speaking at Georgetown University, Holder accused Sessions of rushing to fire McCabe at Trump’s behest.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder criticized Jeff Sessions Monday night for his role in the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — saying that Sessions must “have the guts to look at the president every now and again and say ‘no.'”

Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, two days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement date. McCabe, a regular target of President Trump’s ire, has suggested that his departure was part of what he described as the administration’s “war on the FBI.”

Speaking at Georgetown University, Holder accused Sessions of rushing to fire McCabe at Trump’s behest.

Trump had repeatedly condemned McCabe over the last year as emblematic of an FBI leadership he contends is biased against his administration. On Saturday, hours after McCabe was dismissed, Trump tweeted that it was a “great day for Democracy” and a “great day for the hard-working men and women of the FBI.”

Holder said Trump’s verbal assaults on McCabe were “unconscionable” and “punching down.”

“You’re the president of the United States and you’re going after a career deputy FBI director … who doesn’t really have the capacity to defend himself, certainly while he was in that position,” he told Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown’s Institute of Politics & Public Service.

And?

Gentle readers, I just about spewed Diet Coke all over my screen when Former AG Eric Holder advised current AG Jeff Sessions to tell President Trump “No”.

Holder never told Obama no. I guarantee that his response was always,

Yes, sir. Yes. sir, Three bags full.

So, why is Holder speaking out about things happening in the Trump Administration all of a sudden.

Why is he so concerned?

Well…

The Justice Department said Wednesday it will turn over documents withheld by former Attorney General Eric Holder related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration.

The Justice Department entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The settlement agreement was filed in federal court in Washington D.C., and ends six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce records requested by the committee.

“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Wednesday. “This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”

For those of you who don’t remember or those of you like Holder, who would like to forget, Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation in which the Obama Administration criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops as a part of a strategy to track them as they were transported into Mexico.

However, the ATF lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns which they allowed smugglers to buy. Additionally…and tragically, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed as a result of the botched operation.

Holder’s attempt to play the part of a righteous man and moral arbiter is enough to produce giggles or downright guffaws.

Holder came to the Obama Administration from a law firm which represented Islamic Terrorists and which was investigated for Foreclosure Fraud, by the name of Covington & Burling.

While Attorney General, he became Igor to Obama’s Dr. Frankenstein, serving as henchman to Obama as they carried out Obama’s mission of dividing the once-United States of America through the Rhetoric of intentional Racial Division and of Class Warfare.

Remember the late thug Michael Brown and the Ferguson Riots?

Obama sent Holder to that small Missouri Town, where he proceeded to fan the flames, in order that Obama’s quest for power through Racial Division would continue.

As Attorney General, Holder was just another Deep State Henchman, whose loyalty was not to America or “Justice For All”, but to the Liberal’s distorted, Marxist view of it known as “Social Justice”.

Holder has reappeared on the scene to cause further disruption to the Trump Presidency and to give the New Bolsheviks who are still engaging in their National Temper Tantrum over losing the 2016 Presidential Election another washed up Democrat to idolize.

Oh, and if you haven’t figured it out by now…Holder is also feverishly attempting to deflect from the release of these Fast and Furious Documents in order to save his own sorry…err…umm…self.

Until He Comes,

KJ

You’ve Got to Know When to Hold(er) ’em…

Our nation’s chief law enforcement office is standing accused of deliberately lying to Congress.

Per  CBSNews.com:

The House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

“The Obama Administration has not asserted Executive Privilege or any other valid privilege over these materials and it is unacceptable that the Department of Justice refuses to produce them. These documents pertain to Operation Fast and Furious, the claims of whistleblowers, and why it took the Department nearly a year to retract false denials of reckless tactics,” Issa wrote in an announcement of the vote to be released shortly. It will reveal the vote is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20.

Issa says the Justice Department can still put a stop to the contempt process at any time by turning over the subpoenaed documents.

If the House Oversight Committee approves the contempt citation, the matter would likely be scheduled for a full House vote.

On 8/31/2011, heritage.org told the story of this fatally botched operation:

A U.S. government gun-trafficking investigation gone horribly wrong has resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, some 2,000 firearms in the hands of criminals, and the dismissal of a 24-year veteran law enforcement official. This is the story of Fast and Furious, and yesterday the latest chapter unfolded when two top officials associated with the operation were removed from their positions, while a third individual resigned.

The story begins in the fall of 2009, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) office in Phoenix, Arizona, began selling weapons to small-time gun buyers in the hopes of tracing them to major weapons traffickers along the southwestern border and into Mexico. Their efforts failed, the number of arms unaccounted for numbers around 1,500 as of late July, and about two-thirds of those guns ended up in Mexico, according to congressional testimony.

Tragically, the botched operation has had serious consequences. On the night of December 15, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed during an effort to catch several bandits targeting illegal immigrants in Arizona near the border. When law enforcement rushed to the scene, they discovered two of the killers’ assault rifles that were among those sold as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Additionally, 57 Fast and Furious weapons have been connected to at least an additional 11 violent crimes in the U.S.

Of course, the Obama Administration is incredulous over Congress’ accusations regarding the Attorney General’s role in this fatal fiasco:

RollCall.com reported yesterday that

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today defended Attorney General Eric Holder’s cooperation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gun smuggling operation.

Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced today that his committee will hold a vote June 20 on a report relating to the committee’s efforts to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce some documents subpoenaed by the panel.

Carney said Holder has taken the allegations that a gun-running sting resulted in thousands of guns being lost to criminal elements in Mexico “very seriously” and has asked his own inspector general to investigate.

He added that the Justice Department has handed over more than 7,600 pages of documents to the committee and has appeared eight times before Congress to discuss the scandal.

Carney then referred reporters to comments by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who told the Hill in March that the investigation is, in part, “politics.”

“Given the Justice Department’s efforts to accommodate the committee investigation, I can only refer you to the Republican House Judiciary member who recently conceded that this investigation is ‘politics,’” Carney said.

King’s comments appeared in a story about House GOP’s leadership’s reluctance to pursue the contempt citation against Holder. King reportedly said, “I think leadership doesn’t want to be seen as using the gavels here for political purposes. I think there’s a bit of an aversion to that. Me? I have no reservations about that. This is politics.”

Since then, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have gotten behind Issa’s efforts to compel the Justice Department to comply with the committee subpoena.

Carney also said the White House does not see a need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate national security leaks relating to cyber-attacks against Iran, the U.S. drone strike program, the president’s involvement in selecting which terrorism suspects should be targeted for assassination and other stories that have recently appeared in the news.

Carney cited the administration’s record in prosecuting leaks of classified information in the past in indicating that the White House believes that the two U.S. attorneys Holder has appointed will be able to independently investigate the source of the information.

“I think our seriousness about this matter in general — about these matters in general has been demonstrated while the president has been in office. I would refer you to the Department of Justice and the FBI when it regards questions of matters under investigation or potential investigation. So there is no need for a special counsel. These things have consistently been investigated when that’s appropriate,” Carney said.

Yeah, right.  And America’s Private Sector is doing just fine.