'Simply Appalling': Former A.G. Rips Trump Admin. On Reports Of Abuse Of DOJ 1

‘Simply Appalling’: Former A.G. Rips Trump Admin. On Reports Of Abuse Of DOJ

 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder reacts to reports that Donald Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, tried to push the Department of Justice to investigate election conspiracy theories, and discusses the reason for DOJ guidelines, written by Holder, that restrict communication between the White House and the Justice Department. 
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53 comments

  1. So hard to visualize the US getting back to the overall low levels of disdain that each party felt for one another throughout history. Evthing is so visceral and life altering now. So hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    1. The light at the end of the tunnel can only be seen through eyes that focus on reality. Unfortunately, most of us are blinded by delusions.

    2. It’s easy to get discouraged, and that’s what the Republicans want. Don’t get discouraged, get active. Get out organize protests, organize letter writing campaigns, call/write/protest your representatives.
      Make sure you and your friends are registered to vote.

    3. @Greg M Excellent….we have to change everything. Primaries are a relic. If that’s the reason why it costs so much to run…cut those strings,

      Since they’re beholden to corporations….eliminate the middleman…go to the corporate boss in the place, it’s nor enough to change parties…change now so they hear us coming. In some states Independent can’t vote in the primaries, what does that say. Another reason to eliminate primaries. Vote once….take top four, vote again….from there, a final which is the peoples choice, not Dark Money’s choice.
      Educate people in your group….around the water cooler at work, kids little league, email friends…it’s vital to vote in the mid Terms.
      Dark money knows people stay home when it’s not a Presidential election…that’s when they put up the jerks we have..where did this jerk come from?

  2. Is this current news or a walk down memory lane? This guy even abused toilet paper he wore it on the bottom of his shoes He was historically the hottest mess like no mess before

  3. Impartial institutions are the backbone of a strong Democracy. The opposite is also true.

    1. F.O. AMerica is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC ……..Don’t attempt to come here until you realize that and the fact we re a nation of laws. Got it?

    2. Until we de-elect moderate Republican Centrist Dems, we cannot effectively oppose Republican policy.

    3. @Heritage Karma
      A Constitutional Republic IS a democracy – I know it is stylish for fools to pretend to be smart by claiming it is not, but maybe you need some education before starting to rant.

    1. James 3:14-16 (KJV) But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
      This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
      For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

  4. Yeah, I agree with Holder you don’t see democrat attorneys generals using their justice departments to go after their political opponents, especially not in New York, never ever.

    1. You’re clueless. AGs and justice departments are SUPPOSED to go after suspected criminals – when the have evidence of crimes. They should NOT be directed to go after people by Governors or Presidents.

    2. Eve if they did, this will be not be even spoken by msn! Listen to the maxnews and you’ll see what democrats are doing.

  5. I’m tired of all these hearings that amount to nothing. Either expel them or file charges.. BUT DO SOMETHING MORE THAN SAYING SHAME SHAME!!!

    1. “Shame on you”. Reminds me of being a really young kid getting caught taking cookies from the cookie jar right before dinner. And this is all these supposed “Law Makers” can come up with after all of this?

  6. Your pretty policies are meaningless when a president can just install a corrupt lackey as AG.

    1. Barr, a corrupt lackey who conveniently left the Administration 2 weeks prior to the 1/6 Insurrection and has been completely MIA ever since.

    2. @Matt F. you know what Eric” fast and furious” holder did? Look into it….the capitol protest( that’s what it was) was nothing compared to that evil!

  7. This hack and this other hack get together and talk about a memo while this hack (Holder) got caught selling guns to the cartel. Him and Obama should’ve both got impeached over the fast and furious gun scandal

  8. As IF Eric F-ing Holder has any credibility after all of the illegal BS he pulled when A.G. Seriously, the guy is no better than an organized crime lord

    1. And that the White House is supposed to stay OUT of! And, BTW, they had already done it once – Trump just didn’t like the result. They concluded that there was no evidence of any significant fraud in the 2020 election – case closed.

  9. Abuse of DOJ? You mean as democrats use them for their baseless witch hunts time and time again?

  10. “Abuse” sounds a lot like ensuring security and Antegrity. Like forcing his Tax Returns right?!?

    1. @Pat Doyle you seem like a very intelligent person, could you watch the Arizona senate hearing on the election audit and surmise the reasons that convinced the senate to allow the audit? I’d like to see those addressed by someone with a lick of sense

    2. @Ryan E.Smith right right…. like… there’s an equivalency between eric holder and bill barr. gtfoh silly trumpster.

    3. @Ryan E.Smith
      I might. But I do have an aversion to nausea. I saw the utter crap that came out in the (not under oath) hearings in Georgia and Michigan (my state) and can only assume theirs were as bad or worse.

    4. @Ryan E.Smith
      Yes, he inherited a Bush era sting operation, thought it was still a good idea, and the operation was botched by DEA and he does bear some responsibility for that foul up.

    1. Exactly.
      We’ve always known who the true violent ones are thank you.
      I can add to that: Maxine Waters: “you need to get in their faces and don’t let them go anywhere!”

    2. Holder justified Pres. Obama’s assassination doctrine, and said it applied even to U.S. citizens. He prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other Attorney General, and he used the hideous 1917 Sedition Act to go after them. He even pursued James Risen, the terrific New York Times reporter, threatening him with jail.
      Spearheaded the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records resulting from an AP article in May 2012.
      He failed to conduct a real, criminal investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative organizations and to enforce the contempt citation issued by the House of Representative against Lois Lerner.
      Holder has waged a war on election integrity and “racialized and radicalized the Civil Rights Division to the point of corruption” according to one current Justice employee, embedding “politically leftist extremists in the career ranks who have an agenda that does not comport with equal protection
      Engaging in collusive “sue and settle” lawsuits with advocacy organizations and political allies of the president in order to implement regulations and new requirements without public notice or participation in order to use taxpayer money to fund the budgets of liberal groups.
      Holder is the worst person to hold the position of attorney general since the disgraced John Mitchell

  11. When you vote in a liar this is what you get. The justice dept has to explain this and be held accountable

  12. Holder still hasn’t given up the evidence of his ,association with the guns sent to Mexico, that the cartels got their hand on,fast and furious is what it was called .

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