Eric Holder and the politicized Justice Department

Eric Holder is the first black attorney general, and apparently his number one job is to preserve, protect and defend other black people, to the exclusion of all others — starting with President Obama.  The Department of Justice has never been so heavily politicized.

In the summer of 2010 a man named J. Christian Adams blew the whistle and said that word came down from above to "Never bring another lawsuit against a black or other national minority, apparently no matter what they do."*  That sounds like institutionalized racism to me.

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Preferential treatment of the Black Panthers.
Black crime, black racism, and black-only organizations.

Note:  These articles are listed in chronological order, so the newest information is at the bottom of this page.



Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him.  This no longer is about George Zimmerman, it's about a Department of Justice serving political interests.

House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath.  The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department's (DOJ) surveillance of reporters.  The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back-and-forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917, an aide close to the matter told The Hill.

Expect Nothing from the DOJ IG Report on Fast and Furious.  It has been amusing watching all the anticipation about the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General's report on Fast and Furious.  Some folks in Washington actually think that it will be the key that unlocks the door to the scandal.  Balderdash.  I've watched defective report after defective report come from the Justice Department internal affairs units.  In the end, they always protect the institution, unless of course conservatives are in the cross hairs.  If you think that the Inspector General's report on Fast and Furious will awaken the nation when it is released next week, you better hit the snooze bar and sleep in.

Obama's Best-Kept Secret.  If Justice Department documents that Issa's committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already would have been splashed across the media.

Attendees of Eric Holder event think Operation Fast and Furious is a movie.  Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Conference of National Black Churches on Wednesday morning.  Following the speech, The Daily Caller asked attendees what they thought of Operation Fast and Furious...

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Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing Sheriff Joe.  Today [5/10/2012] the Eric Holder Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The civil rights lawsuit was filed by the notorious Civil Rights Division, headed by truth-challenged Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez.  Perez formerly headed the illegal alien advocacy organization Case de Maryland.  But the radicalism of the legal team aligned against Sheriff Joe does not end with Tom Perez.  Let's meet the radical Justice Department lawyers who drafted and filed this complaint.

Holder under fire.  A respected senator says the American people deserve a better attorney general than Eric H. Holder Jr.  Mr. Holder's position is no, they don't.  At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, asked Mr. Holder to resign from his office.

Holder loses his cool during House hearing when asked about Fast and Furious.  A visibly frustrated Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the table when responding to a question about Operation Fast and Furious during a Tuesday [2/28/2012] budget hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

AG Holder Could Be Jailed for Ongoing Fast & Furious Cover-up.  Tensions are rising quickly in the investigation of the deadly federal gun-running operation "Fast and Furious" as Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice continues to unlawfully withhold subpoenaed documents.  The persistent stonewalling prompted Congress to renew its warning that contempt proceedings against top Obama administration officials are imminent if the cover-up does not end.

Eric Holder's 'Fast and Furious' woe.  [Scroll down]  But any personal instinct toward some common "executive branch" empathy for Holder is muted not only by the dubious character of Fast and Furious, but by some of the attorney general's other actions, as well.  While out of office, for example, he famously called for a "reckoning" for CIA officers and other officials who authorized and conducted operations that were edgy and risky and intended to deal with difficult circumstances.

House Judiciary letter warns Holder not to redistribute $335M Countrywide settlement to ACORN affiliates.  In a letter obtained by The Daily Caller, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Lamar Smith warned Attorney General Eric Holder not to permit the transfer of funds from a recent $335 million Department of Justice settlement to organizations associated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, more commonly known as ACORN, or other advocacy groups allied with President Obama.  Smith is concerned that flimsy language in the settlement agreement with Countrywide Financial — the mortgage arm of Bank of America — could be politically motivated.

Eric Holder Blocks South Carolina Voter ID For Racial Reasons.  Eric Holder has been on a racialist bender the last few weeks.  Last week, he said his skin color is responsible for the fury of criticism over his Justice Department allowing thousands of guns to flood Mexico.  Friday [12/23/2011], he blocked South Carolina from implementing a voter ID law under the Voting Rights Act saying it was racially discriminatory.

Justice Dept. rejects South Carolina voter ID law, calling it discriminatory.  Friday's [12/23/2011] decision by the Justice Department could heighten political tensions over eight state voter ID statutes passed this year, which critics say could hurt turnout among minorities and others who helped elect President Obama in 2008.  Conservatives and other supporters say the tighter laws are needed to combat voter fraud.

Voter ID Is Not Jim Crow.  As the government's chief lawyer, Holder is tasked with enforcing federal election laws in an objective, nonpartisan, race-neutral manner.  Instead, Holder parroted the talking points of the Democratic National Committee and racial-grievance organizations, falsely comparing voter-ID requirements and other election reforms with the violent efforts of state officials to keep black citizens from the polls a half-century ago.  Holder claimed that such practices "remain all too common."  This comparison insults the heroic work of so many who helped end the injustices of Jim Crow.

DOJ Finds A Cause.  In the end it couldn't have come as any great shock when the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of a Muslim school teacher who claimed that the board of her Illinois school district was guilty of religious bias. ... Still, even Americans accustomed to the relentless — more precisely the relentlessly selective — political correctness of the Obama Justice Department had to have been startled at the facts of this case and the deranged notions of equity that had impelled Eric Holder's DOJ to go rushing into battle against the school district.

AG Holder Needs to Retract False Statement about Domestic Violence.  Holder made a mockery of Obama's pledge to keep ideology out of scientific inquiry.

Caution: NPR.  This article reeks with left-wing bias.
Justice Department Tougher On Abortion Protesters.  [Troy] Newman leads Operation Rescue, a group that protests at abortion clinics across the country.  He calls this Justice Department's approach to the FACE Act "a political tool to shut them up, shut them down and make them go away."  "This is a ridiculous overstepping of the federal government's bounds and with the intent of restricting our freedom, our liberties and our speech," says Newman, who says he was sued under the same law by the Justice Department when Bill Clinton was president.

Eric Holder's People.  The attorney general defends the Justice Department's mishandling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case in racial terms at the same time he says race had nothing to do with it.

'My People' and the American People Eric Holder Serves.  House Republicans need to put another item on their to-do list:  ask Attorney General Eric Holder for his resignation ASAP.  Two years ago he insulted every American when he called us "a nation of cowards."  Yesterday [3/1/2011] in front of a House Appropriations Committee Hearing he all but admitted he's not about to honor the Pledge of Allegiance's promise of "justice for all."  Holder brought his $28.2 billion budget request before the lawmakers and got to witness just how willing some people are to have a discussion about race.

Bonner: BP spill fund 'a monster' created by Obama Administration.  Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) pleaded with Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday [3/1/2011] to do all he can to speed up the distribution of funds by the system set up by BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill last year.

Holder ill serves his 'people'.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. played the race card in congressional testimony on Tuesday, referring to blacks as his "people" while neglecting the rest of Americans.  That race-based lens pervades his Justice Department, causing consistently skewed enforcement of the law.

We, the Unhyphenated Americans.  My fellow Americans, who are "your people"?  I ask because U.S. attorney general Eric Holder, who is black, used the phrase "my people" in congressional testimony this week.  It was an unmistakably color-coded and exclusionary reference intended to deflect criticism of the Obama Justice Department's selective enforcement policies.  It backfired.  In pandering to skin-deep identity politics and exacerbating race-consciousness, Holder has given the rest of us a golden opportunity to stand up, identify "our people," and show the liberal poseurs what post-racialism really looks like.

Eric Holder's liberal racism:  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should resign.  He is a disgrace to his office and to his country. ... Mr. Holder is the nation's top law enforcement officer.  His duty is to uphold the law and apply it fairly and equally to everyone — regardless of race.  In other words, his job demands that he be colorblind.  By his own words, he has shown he is unfit for the position.

Dems Should Seek Eric Holder's Resignation.  President Obama's supporters should hope Attorney General Eric Holder resigns.  His embarrassing tenure has given Republicans a potent symbol of leftist extremism combined with comic incompetence.  This nasty blend is symbolic of the entire administration, as shattered expectations of moderation and competence played a significant role in the midterm tsunami.

Forcing Holder out.  The calls have begun for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s resignation.  Potential Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty both took that position last weekend in response to last week's embarrassing result in the trial of Guantanamo terrorist detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani.

Ship of Fools:  Obama's Intimates and Advisors.  [Scroll down]  Holder was also instrumental in the "stealth pardons" of two Weather Underground terrorists, Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans (both closely associated with President Obama's terrorist friends, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn).  Rosenberg and Evans had been serving decades-long sentences for bombings targeting American government facilities.  Again Holder helped circumvent the pardon process and evade objections from prosecutors regarding the terrorists' jail terms.

Obama Should Think Twice About This Clinton Retread.  Attorney General candidate Eric Holder played a key role in the much-maligned pardon of fugitive Marc Rich.

Barack Obama close to naming Eric Holder as first black attorney general.  Although his appointment would underline to the black community the transformative message of Mr Obama's own election, it would also amplify murmured concerns that promises to reform Washington are being watered-down.  Mr Holder, 57, was the deputy Attorney-General under Bill Clinton and embroiled in the bitter controversy surrounding the pardon of Democrat donor Marc Rich after giving a "neutral, leaning towards favourable" opinion of letting one of the FBI's "most wanted" go free on the former president's last day in office.

Eric Holder:  Crook, Liar, Attorney General.  I watched as much as I could tolerate of the confirmation hearing for Eric Holder to be Attorney General in the Obama Administration.  He claimed that his participation in the last minute pardon of Marc Rich was "a mistake" and that he had "learned from it, and would be a better Attorney General because of it."  The nature of his mistake was that he "did not know" the details of Marc Rich's crimes and situation.  Let's examine those claims.

Unpardonable:  Holder's Marc Rich Shuffle.  Eric Holder's intercession on behalf of fugitive Marc Rich is so inexplicable that he has always viewed ignorance as his best defense.  It's as though Holder believes that a deputy attorney general looks better for having remained studiously unaware of critical facts in a criminal case before throwing his weight around.  But that's Holder's story, and he's sticking to it:  even if it turns out not to be true.

Don't Confirm Holder.  If the issue weren't so serious for our nation, the irony would be delicious.  Eric Holder, President Obama's choice for Attorney General is justly criticized for many things.  But the fact that he recommended that President Clinton pardon and release from prison unrepentant FALN terrorists while at nearly the same time advocating that law-abiding gun owners be imprisoned if their registration papers are not in order reveals a hard core left wing agenda.

Eric Holder Approves of Bookstore and Library Searches... Where's the Outrage?  For years we've seen news agencies and opinionists rail against the expanded power of the FBI to search such records.  But, now with Obama's AG announcing in his confirmation hearing that he agrees that the FBI should have this power, all anti-Bush administration voices are silent on the matter that had them so exercised for 6 years.

Holder not questioned about Waco Branch Davidian siege.  U.S. Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was prepared to be bombarded during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday with a host of questions about a variety of topics, including his role as acting attorney general during a special investigation into the 1993 Branch Davidian debacle.  While he fielded questions about waterboarding terrorist suspects and the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, Senate Judiciary Committee members didn't get around to asking about the Branch Davidian investigation.

Let The Witness Answer First.  Eric Holder seems certain to be nominated for Attorney General.  Republican Senators are saying there will be "tough" hearings during which they will "grill" Holder on his role in the Marc Rich affair, although it is not clear there will be a serious effort to derail his nomination.  I'd suggest that before Senators declare themselves committed or not committed to giving him a pass, they get some clear answers from Holder.  The questions are numerous.  Here are just a few.

Holder is Disqualified by Mark Rich Pardon.  Soon after Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, the former president and I had a brief telephone conversation.  I had been downright heated about the pardon, a lot angrier than I had ever been about Monica Lewinsky.  Clinton implied that I had things historically backward.  Long after the Rich pardon had been forgotten, he said, the Lewinsky scandal would remain a vivid memory.  That day is yet to come.  The Rich pardon is back.  The vehicle for this lingering echo from the year 2001 is the choice of Eric Holder as Barack Obama's attorney general.

GOP probes Holder's role in Elian Gonzalez case.  Senate Republicans have requested information about Attorney General nominee Eric Holder's role in the Elian Gonzalez controversy as part of a broad probe into his tenure with the Clinton administration and potential ties to presidential scandals during that era.

A Pardon to Remember.  When President Bill Clinton pardoned a billionaire fugitive from justice on his last day in office, even usually loyal Democrats were dismayed.  Representative Henry Waxman of California called it "bad precedent" and "an end run around the judicial process."  He said it appeared to set a double standard for the wealthy and powerful.  The billionaire was Marc Rich, a commodities trader, and his pardon is a subject of discussion again because Eric Holder, Mr. Clinton's deputy attorney general at the time and a key figure in the clemency process, is reported to be Barack Obama's choice for attorney general.

Will Holder's Role in Lewinsky Probe Get Scrutiny?  Transition aides, and much Washington speculation, have focused on [Eric] Holder's brief part in Clinton's controversial last-minute pardon of fugitive tycoon Marc Rich as a potential snare in confirmation hearings.  But the behind-the-scenes role Holder played in the Monica Lewinsky probe — a 10-month Justice Department ordeal — offers a much fuller record to scrutinize.  And like everything else with that polarizing scandal, Holder's shifting positions at the time are likely to be judged differently depending on one's view of Clinton and Starr.

Obama's Attorney General:  President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department, according to two legal sources close to the presidential transition. ... The sources said the Obama transition team is still debating over who should serve under Holder in the key post of deputy attorney general.  One top candidate ... is Elena Kagan, dean of the Harvard Law School and a former lawyer in the White House counsel's office under Clinton.

Why Make Holder Attorney General?  During the 1970s and 1980s, Marc Rich made billions of dollars by trading with enemies of the United States, including selling weapons to the Iranian regime of Ayatollah Khomeni and helping Russian mafia figures launder money from smuggling drugs and material for nuclear weapons.  He fled the United States and renounced his citizenship in order to avoid paying at least $48 million in income taxes in what U.S. attorneys called "the largest tax-evasion scheme ever prosecuted."  He spent years on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list and even his own lawyer, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, called him a traitor.  In 2001, Eric Holder, Barack Obama's apparent choice to be the next Attorney General of the United States, helped arrange a Bill Clinton pardon for this career criminal.

Specter seeks to slow down Holder confirmation.  Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, wants to slow down the process of confirming Eric Holder attorney general, citing lingering concerns about the nominee's role in the 2001 pardon of Marc Rich.

Confirming Fears:  [Eric Holder] is convinced justice in America needs to be "established" rather than enforced; he's excited about hate crimes and enthusiastic about the constitutionally dubious Violence Against Women Act; he's a supporter of affirmative action and a practitioner of the statistical voodoo that makes it possible to burden police departments with accusations of racial profiling and the states with charges of racially skewed death-penalty enforcement; he's more likely to be animated by a touchy-feely Reno-esque agenda than traditional enforcement against crimes; he's in favor of ending the detentions of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay and favors income redistribution to address the supposed root causes of crime.

Holder testimony on pardon questioned.  Attorney General-designate Eric H. Holder Jr. told Congress under oath that he had "only a passing familiarity" with the criminal case against billionaire Marc Rich before President Clinton pardoned the fugitive financier in 2001 — testimony that is now raising concerns among lawmakers reviewing Mr. Holder's nomination.

Questions Holder Needs To Answer.  President-elect Obama's choice for attorney general — displays a liberal ideology which often conflicts with the Constitution, the war on terror, and common sense. ... The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.  Before Holder's nomination is voted on by the committee, he should answer searching inquiries that may reveal his unfitness for that post.

Holder defends Clinton's pardons for FALN members.  Eric Holder Jr. says President Bill Clinton acted reasonably when he commuted the sentences of 16 Puerto Rican nationalists.  The prisoners belonged to a group, the F-A-L-N, that carried out murders, robberies and bombings.  Holder said Thursday [1/15/2009] that those released from prison did not carry out the violent acts, a statement that has been disputed by former FBI officials.

Terrorists killed my dad.  President-elect Barack Obama has nominated a man to be his attorney general who was closely involved in former President Clinton's decision as he was leaving office to pardon 16 FALN members convicted on conspiracy and weapons charges.  Though no one was ever charged specifically with the Fraunces Tavern bombing, the FALN proudly claimed responsibility for it amid more than 100 others.  Its attacks killed six people and wounded scores of others.

Politicizing Justice.  How can we trust your leadership when ... you just constantly change the story, seemingly to fit your needs to wiggle out of being caught, frankly, telling mistruths?"  Remember Sen. Chuck Schumer's skewering of Alberto Gonzales?  Watching the bobs, weaves, and outright denials of attorney-general nominee Eric Holder as he struggles to explain his inexplicable conduct in the Marc Rich pardon scandal, one can't help but remember.

Incoming Attorney General Hostile to Civil Liberties.  Eric Holder, Obama's nominee for attorney general, is hostile to civil liberties.  He has previously expressed veiled support for using the misnamed "Fairness Doctrine" to squelch "conservative critiques" and "conservative media," such as Fox News (which Holder believes is anything but "Fair and Balanced," contrary to its slogan).  The "Fairness Doctrine" is designed to shut down conservative Talk Radio.

Did someone mention the Fairness Doctrine?

Holder confirmed as attorney general.  Eric Holder was just confirmed by the Senate, making him the next attorney general and the first African-American to be the nation's top law enforcement official.  The vote was 75 in favor to 21 against.

Racism, Eric Holder, my Son and Me.  Enough is enough.  I have had thirty plus years of enough.  I have had enough of being called a "racist."  I will not sit here and be called a racist and a coward by a self-serving, race-baiting politician like Eric Holder.

Give Up the Racist Narrative.  Dear Attorney General Holder, ... As our attorney general, you should be teaching the citizenry that, as a legal matter, racial discrimination was outlawed decades ago.  Obviously, creating laws does not in and of itself stop crimes; yet that is true of all crimes.  Instead, you seem to join your fellow elites, including the president, in teaching the country that racism not only still exists but is a fundamental and flourishing problem throughout America.

Eric Holder is no healer.  If anyone was cowardly about frank conversations on race, it was Obama and his supporters in the news media. ... They're the ones who kept Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in a storage closet for more than a year.  They're the ones who spun themselves dizzy insisting that the lunatic rants of Obama's minister Jeremiah Wright only made Obama look nobler.  Obama was the man who declared he couldn't disassociate himself from Wright and then did exactly that a few weeks later when Wright's fanaticism had become apparent to all.  And his administration is now lecturing us on "cowardice"?

Holder scolded.  Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, gave a tongue-lashing to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. at a June 17 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.  Mr. Holder deserved it.  In less than five months on the job, Mr. Holder already has called into question the integrity and independence of the Department of Justice.  Mr. Sessions — who broke with a majority of his Senate Republican colleagues on Feb. 2 by voting in favor of Mr. Holder's appointment to the job — detailed a disturbing list of the attorney general's transgressions.

Enforce the hate crime laws we have now, Mr. Holder.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ... wins, hands down, the 2009 award for the "Most Despicable Display of Using a Genuine Tragedy To Advance Your Personal Political Agenda." ... Where did President Obama GET this guy? ... Exactly two days after Holder's congressional testimony, a group of 30-50 black youths attacked a white Akron, Ohio family.  Holder has uttered not a mumble about this being a hate crime.  This is the same guy who took the entire country to task or our "cowardice" in not discussing issues of race.

Eric Holder's Justice Department.  [It is] surprising that in the first seven months of the Obama administration, a series of hyper-partisan decisions, questionable appointments, and the inexplicable dismissal of a high-profile voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther party have once again fanned suspicions that the Justice Department is a pawn in partisan political battles.  Both in Congress and among a number of current and former Justice Department employees is a growing concern that the Obama administration is politicizing the department in ways the Bush team never imagined.

Where's the Outrage?  Given the apparent political motivations behind so many of the recent decisions at the Department of Justice (DOJ) — from the dismissal of the voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the re-investigation of CIA interrogators after DOJ prosecutors had already reviewed the matter and decided there was no reason for further criminal prosecution — the latest news about the dropping of the investigation against New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Obama's former nominee to be commerce secretary, raises a lot of questions.

President Obama should fire Attorney General Eric Holder.  Among the president's cabinet appointments, the Attorney General is unique. ... The Attorney General's charge is upholding the rule of law — the glue that holds together a self-governing people.  In the latest skirmish in the Democratic Party's war on the CIA, Attorney General Eric Holder has failed to uphold this fundamental public trust.

Civil Rights Commission Demands Voter Intimidation Answers.  The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights sent a letter in August to Attorney General Eric Holder, issuing a stinging rebuke to the Obama administration's Department of Justice (DOJ).  A footnote in the letter criticized the DOJ's dismissal of a Philadelphia voter intimidation case against a group called the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBP).  The footnote called the DOJ's voluntary dismissal of the case "even more corrosive to the rule of law than the dismissal without comment."

Eric Holder Won't Investigate His Radical Friends at ACORN.  Attorney General Eric Holder has made it abundantly clear he has absolutely no interest in investigating his radical friends at ACORN.  Holder's Justice Department released a legal opinion last week that allows the Obama administration to ignore the will of Congress which has voted overwhelmingly to suspend federal funding of ACORN until at least Dec. 18.

Did someone mention ACORN?

Lawmakers hit silence on Panther complaint.  Two senior lawmakers on Wednesday [12/2/2009] said the Justice Department, after five months of "repeated questions," again refused to say why it "wrongfully dismissed" a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who were accused of voter intimidation at a Philadelphia polling place during the November 2008 presidential elections.

Did someone mention the Black Panthers?

The Law and the Attorney General.  We have seen an explosion of antagonism regarding the decision to bring KSM and his cohorts into New York City to stand trial.  This is not by accident either.  This decision by Attorney General Holder, and President Obama to bring these terrorists to New York is one of three things:  Incredibly naive, reckless disregard of the law, or treason against the people of the United States.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2009.  [Including] Attorney General Eric Holder:  Judicial Watch strongly opposed Holder because of his terrible ethics record, which includes:  obstructing an FBI investigation of the theft of nuclear secrets from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory; rejecting multiple requests for an independent counsel to investigate alleged fundraising abuses by then-Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton White House; undermining the criminal investigation of President Clinton by Kenneth Starr in the midst of the Lewinsky investigation; and planning the violent raid to seize then-six-year-old Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint in order to return him to Castro's Cuba.

A sheik-up call for O's Justice joker.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano must be relieved.  Over the last few weeks, Attorney General Eric Holder has passed and lapped her in the race to be the most flagrantly incompetent Obama administration official in the War on Terror.

How on Earth Was Eric Holder Confirmed.  Considering how easy it was for the mainstream media to get President George W. Bush's attorney general, Alberto Gonzalez, out of office for doing what he was allowed to do, why is Eric Holder being given a free pass?  A better question would be:  "How on earth did he ever get confirmed with his dubious background?"  One might suggest that political correctness had something to do with Congress reluctant to reject the first African-American attorney general, but Mr. Gonzalez was the first Hispanic attorney general and he was crucified.

Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up:  For more than a year, I've been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder's status as a former partner at the prestigious law firm Covington and Burling.  The company currently represents or has provided pro bono representation and sob-story media-relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.

Identifying the Gitmo Nine:  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. seems to have a bizarre urge to stick his finger in the eyes of congressmen.  On subject after subject, he has refused to give substantive answers to basic, straightforward congressional inquiries.  In the latest instance, Mr. Holder's obstinacy could put national security at risk.

Holding Holder in contempt:  The Senate Judiciary Committee has cause to consider finding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress.  During his confirmation process last year, Mr. Holder withheld a tremendously important legal brief from the committee.  Combined with a series of other occasions on which the attorney general has stonewalled congressional queries, this new revelation reflects so badly on Mr. Holder's ethics that it puts in doubt his fitness for office.

Eric Holder on the griddle.  Not since Watergate's John Mitchell has a U.S. attorney general prepared for a Senate appearance under fire on as many different fronts as Eric H. Holder Jr. will face on April 14 before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  He deserves to feel the heat.

Holder Rules Out Death Penalty for Illegal Aliens Charged With Murder.  Attorney General Eric Holder has directed prosecutors in a federal conspiracy and murder trial not to seek the death penalty for three El Salvadoran men who are in the United States illegally.  The three are accused of robbing and shooting Claros Luna on July 29, 2009 in Alexandria, Va., just a few miles from the Justice Department, as Luna transported a prostitute from Maryland to Virginia.

Not exactly terrorists.  Holder compares Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to a mink rescuer.

Gen. 'Stonewall' Holder.  Serious concerns remain whether the Obama Justice Department attorneys, including the attorney general and his closest advisers, complied with the full extent of their ethical obligations.  Given the stonewalling by the department, it is difficult to be confident the American people [are] receiving the robust representation to which they are entitled.

Holder hasn't read Arizona law he criticized.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday [5/13/2010] he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.

Holder balks at blaming 'radical Islam' for terror attempts.  Despite crediting the Pakistani Taliban with fostering the recent failed car bombing in Times Square, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was reluctant Thursday [5/13/2010] to say radical Islam was part of the cause of that and other recent attacks.

Holder's Got To Go.  Stumbling from one gaffe to another and showing little appreciation for our Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder has become a major embarrassment.  Time to admit he's in over his head and let him go.

Eric Holder accidentally tells the truth.  As the old saying goes, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" — unless you are the chief law enforcement official of the United States of America.

Holder's 'Haven't Read It' Arizona Immigration Law Admission Gets Little Coverage.  It will surprise almost no one who visits this site that Holder's admitted ignorance about a routinely misrepresented law — misrepresentations that have led to calls for boycotts of Arizona, a PC-obsessed cancellation of a girls high school basketball team's hoop dreams, and hysterical hyperventilation at Holder's Justice Department as well as by the President of the United States himself — has received very little establishment media attention.

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Holder Refuses to Say 'Radical Islam' Causes Terrorist Attacks.  How is it possible to prosecute the war against radical Islam when Obama administration officials don't believe radical Islam causes terrorist attacks?

Eric Holder's Selective Ethics.  Attorney General Holder apparently only selectively follows ethical rules governing what prosecutors can say about pending criminal investigations. Compare his comments on the Sestak scandal and the BP oil spill, only three weeks apart...

After Eric Holder Gets Pushed Under the Bus.  Eric Holder has been a disastrous attorney general.  "Classic 101 Boobery" was how one Democratic operative memorably called his decision, now on hold, to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in lower Manhattan.  Other blunders have piled up and the White House has been repeatedly embarrassed by his string of ill-considered decisions and gaffes.

Does Barack Obama Have a Learning Disability?  [Scroll down]  Eric Hampton Holder, Jr., is the Attorney General of the United States.  Holder is pursuing a lawsuit alleging that "the state of Arizona's recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070" "unconstitutionally interferes with the federal government's authority to set and enforce immigration policy."  However, during a House Judiciary Committee meeting, Holder admitted to not having read the law, despite repeatedly voicing concerns about it, especially about "racial profiling."  His statements must have been based on hearsay.

Why Eric Holder Will Not Last.  There may be more incompetent Attorneys General who have served Presidential administrations in U.S. History, but few if any of them have had a worse record than the present head of the Justice Department. ... No over-reach will have been more embarrassing than the shellacking he is taking in the DOJ vs. the State of Arizona.

Eric Holder's dirty secret.  A 2006 law that requires the U.S. Justice Department to deploy a high-tech system for catching child pornographers has identified hundreds of thousands of criminal suspects — and collected extensive evidence pointing to the locations of their child victims.  Yet, despite knowledge of this evidence, Attorney General Eric Holder has refused calls to take serious action.

The Decline of the Justice Department.  Former attorney general Michael Mukasey is not prone to hyperbole.  He's a former federal judge, a meticulous lawyer, and, as he proved in succeeding Alberto Gonzales, a skilled administrator who restored morale to a Justice Department demoralized by scandals (real or concocted).  He is also obviously nonplussed by the performance of his successor, Attorney General Eric Holder.

Why Does Eric Holder Still Think KSM Is Just Another Criminal Defendant?  In Brooklyn to announce 127 gangster arrests, Holder veered off message when asked about plans for the 9/11 plotters.  "We are still in the administration trying to work through how we will bring to justice those people who perpetrated those heinous acts on September 11," Holder said.  "Nothing is off the table as of yet."  Nothing off the table?  Then Holder is off the wall.

Our Dangerous Attorney General.  Eric Holder should've never been confirmed as attorney general.  Any man who would, as he did, urge President Bill Clinton to grant clemency to 16 members of the Puerto Rican domestic terrorist outfit FALN (a Spanish acronym for Armed Forces of National Liberation) was not only unfit to be America's lawyer, but he himself should have been investigated.  Yet Holder is, indeed, our attorney general, and his priorities are exactly where we'd expect them to be:  dangerous.

Holder's ungracious punt.  It took 500 days, but President Obama yesterday abandoned his ill-conceived effort to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom.  Attorney General Eric Holder was none too gracious about it, however.

Why Holder must resign:  On Monday [4/4/2011], as Attorney General Eric Holder stood at the podium at the Justice Department headquarters in Washington to announce that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists would be tried by military commissions at Guantanamo, he still insisted that he'd much prefer to try them in civilian courts. ... If Holder feels so strongly that bringing the terrorists who killed more than 2,500 Americans to New York City for a civilian trial is, in fact, the morally correct decision, then he should do the honorable thing and resign.  He should clear out his desk in Washington, pack his bags and, if he wants, go back to his old law firm, which represents so many terrorist defendants.

Bringing the outside in at Eric Holder's Justice Department.  Attorney General Eric Holder tours the country proclaiming that he has "reinvigorated" the Civil Rights Division, compared to the Bush years.  Reporters never ask precisely what he means.  The American people might not like answer.  Holder really means adopting outside activist agendas far beyond the American legal mainstream.  It also includes hiring a swarm of activist lawyers to advance an outside agenda from inside the federal government.

When Eric Holder Earned his Spurs.  [Scroll down]  Then on Dec 5th, 1999, Castro clapped his hands and his MSM minions snapped to attention.  Within weeks Clinton's INS had turned its initial decision on its head.  Within months this same INS was kicking down Lazaro's door, pummeling camera men and elderly ladies to the ground with jackboots and wrenching a screaming Elian from his legal custodians in a blaze of pepper gas and machine guns.  When asked for the legal authority for this, they brandished either a search warrant to seize evidence that didn't exist (and would not have been hidden anyway) or an arrest warrant to seize someone who no one claimed was a criminal or even a lawbreaker!

Holder vs. Holder:  Why does the Obama Justice Department seem to have trouble mounting a full-throated, compelling legal defense of Osama bin Laden's killing?  The problem for Eric Holder the attorney general could be Eric Holder the private attorney.  In 2004, Mr. Holder chose to file an amicus brief on behalf of Jose Padilla, the al-Qaeda terrorist sent to our country by bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to carry out a post-9/11 second wave of attacks.  In the brief, Holder argued that a commander-in-chief lacks the constitutional authority to do what his boss, the current commander-in-chief, has just done:  determine the parameters of the battlefield.

Taxpayer Funded Beer Bash, Ball Games and Scavenger Hunts at Holder DOJ.  With the real unemployment rate above 16 percent, it is a perfect time to throw a lavish party for high paid federal employees at Eric Holder's Department of Justice.  At least Eric Holder thinks so.

Eric Holder's Laughable Idea About Politics and Justice.  "Politics has no place — no place — in the impartial and effective administration of justice," Attorney General Eric Holder thundered last week.  "Decisions about how, where and when to prosecute must be made by prosecutors, not politicians."  As usual, Holder sees "politics" as the evil motive of any body who disagrees with him.  Like most elite ultra-libs, he believes he is in a state of nature, his motives noble and pure.

Time to Fire Eric Holder.  During a recent speech at the American Constitution Society (ACS), United States Attorney General Eric Holder lauded our American civilian court system as "our most effective terror-fighting weapon."  Holder's address, along with his whole attorney general career, reflects a flawed ideology that believes wrapping enemy combatants in the American flag will somehow steer them towards full disclosure.

Justice Has Never Been High on Eric Holder's Docket.  Although Eric Holder, who cannot conceal his visceral contempt for conservatives, heads the U.S. Department of Justice, doing the right thing isn't high on his list of priorities.  As Barack Obama gears up to use the White House (illegally?) for fundraising purposes, a case in point is the "maxed out" donors scandal.

Attorney General Eric Holder wasted a two-year investigation.  A special prosecutor has dashed the fondest hopes of opponents of the war on terror by concluding that the CIA's program of so-called enhanced interrogations of Al Qaeda operatives after 9/11 was not shot through with criminality after all.  Investigator John Durham's finding confirms that Attorney General Eric Holder sent him on a wrongheaded mission in ordering a "preliminary review" of whether agents violated the law.

Bordergate? Did Eric Holder lie to Congress? Does Obama know?  Eric Holder testified that he "probably" only learned about Gunrunner in "the last few weeks," but took credit for it in 2009.  President Obama, who provided $10 million "stimulus" money and $11 million for 2011, says neither of them knew about it At a May 3 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Holder, under questioning by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), testified that he had "probably" only learned about Operation Fast and Furious in "the last few weeks."

It's time for Labor Secretary Solis to go.  Thanks to his dogged insistence on prosecuting 9/11 conspirators in civilian courts and his refusal to prosecute the Philadelphia New Black Panther case, Attorney General Eric Holder has long appeared to us as President Obama's worst Cabinet appointment.

Attorney General Holder's credibility takes another hit.  An email cited in Senator Charles Grassley's testimony in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Operation Fast and Furious indicates that knowledge of the program was spread across the highest levels of the Justice Department.  This lends even greater suspicion to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that he knew nothing about the program until well after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed.

Eric Holder's Newest Witch Hunt.  According to IBD, the DOJ has ordered banks to advertise that minorities cannot be turned down for a loan "because they receive public aid, such as unemployment benefits, welfare payments or food stamps."  No job; no problem!  In other words, the DOJ is forcing banks to make loans to people that they know don't qualify for them and likely won't be able to afford to repay them, which is precisely the kind of failed public policy that precipitated the financial collapse and recession in 2008.

DOJ Will Not Investigate Attack of Civil Rights Activist.  If you needed any more evidence of the level of corruption that exists inside the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) when it comes to enforcing civil rights statutes, here it is.

Don't Dial DOJ for Voter Fraud Protection.  If you thought the U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder was already shockingly biased toward far-left causes, get ready for a more permanent problem.  As Hans A. von Spakovsky has outlined in the first of five articles for Pajamas Media about DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Holder has hired 16 civil service employees — not political appointees — in the Voting Rights Section.  This means they will be part of the permanent bureaucracy.  It's part of an overall trend of loading the Civil Rights Division with card-carrying leftists despite Holder's promise to hire qualified people regardless of ideology.

Part 1:
The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder's Voting Section.  Recently released documents -- disclosed by the Obama Justice Department only after a court battle -- reveal that the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is engaging in politicized hiring in the career civil service ranks.  Typical Washington behavior, you say?  Except the hiring in question is nearly unprecedented in scope and significantly eclipses anything the Bush administration was even accused of doing.

Part 2:
The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder's Voting Section.  PJM has been investigating an unprecedented hiring blitz by the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department since Obama's inauguration.  In these lean economic times, Eric Holder went on a hiring frenzy, bringing over 130 high-paid government attorneys onto the federal payroll.  After the Bush administration was accused of hiring some attorneys for ideological reasons, PJM requested the resumes of the new Obama hires back in the summer of 2010.  The Bush administration satisfied similar media requests within weeks, but a lawsuit had to be filed to dislodge the resumes from the Most Transparent Administration in History.

Part 3:
The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder's Immigration Office.  Five attorneys have been hired into the "Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices" since Attorney General Holder took office, each one more radical than the next.

Fast and Furious Scandal Rocks Obama DOJ.  I don't believe we've seen a more corrupt, politicized and incompetent Department of Justice (DOJ) in modern political history than we have now under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.  And I never thought I'd write those words after suffering eight years of Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton administration.

Issa doubts Eric Holder 'didn't know' about Fast and Furious.  House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa went after Attorney General Eric Holder on national conservative radio host Laura Ingraham's show Monday morning [9/12/2011].  Issa said even if Holder really didn't know about Operation Fast and Furious, he should've.  "We have a paper trail of so many people knowing that the only way the attorney general didn't know is he made sure he didn't want to know," Issa said.  "But if you don't want to know something of this sort then you shouldn't have the job he has.  And ultimately one of the questions is, if he didn't know, is he that inept that he is dangerous to have as the attorney general, and that is for the president to decide."

Issa: Holder so 'inept he is dangerous'.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that Attorney General Eric Holder is so "inept that he is dangerous to have as the Attorney General" and that President Obama should consider removing him from office.  Issa made the comments on the Laura Ingraham show while commenting about the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking program.

Deep Corruption at the Obama Justice Department.  [Scroll down]  Buried in Christian Adams' latest story on this scandal comes what should be an incredibly explosive allegation:  "Worse, Loretta King, while serving as the acting assistant attorney general for civil rights at the outset of the Obama administration, ordered the resumes of highly qualified applicants to be rejected only because they didn't have political or left-wing civil rights experience.  Multiple DOJ sources with direct knowledge of hiring committee practices have confirmed this to me."  Where, oh where are the New York Times and the Washington Post?  This is a direct violation of the law that these "news" organizations are deliberately ignoring.

Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into 'Fast and Furious'.  The inspector general of the Department of Justice undermined and obstructed a congressional investigation by releasing secret tape recordings that corroborate allegations of misconduct in "Operation Fast and Furious," according to a letter written by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley.

Republicans Step Up Pressure on Holder.  The new inquiry comes from Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.  Despite recent personnel changes at the Justice Department, Smith told Holder in a letter Friday [9/23/2011] the department cannot "pin this scandal on a few individuals and expect it to be forgotten."

Fast and Furious: Justice's obstruction.  The inherently suspect nature of the Justice Department's internal Operation Fast and Furious probe is magnified by Justice's acting inspector general giving pertinent audio recordings to potential witnesses. ... On the tapes, the ATF case agent and a federal firearms licensee discuss obstructing the independent inquiry led by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Did Media Matters Collude With DOJ On Black Panther Story?  When news broke of alleged voter intimidation involving the New Black Panthers Party in the 2008 election, Media Matters for America (MMfA) launched a relentless push back against the charges, resulting in almost 8,000 MMfA site specific Google hits in which MMfA attacked virtually anyone who attempted to report on the controversy, while elevating any reporting that minimized it, or the Department of Justice's decision to drop the case.

New book calls out 'racial agenda of the Obama Justice Department'.  President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder face fiery race-based criticisms in a new book about their selective enforcement of civil rights.  In "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department," former Department of Justice Civil Rights Division attorney J. Christian Adams describes how racist radicals have hijacked the DOJ and rarely enforce laws when it's not politically beneficial for them to do so.

Indict Eric Holder.  A major-league pitcher was indicted for lying to Congress about steroid use.  Administration memos show Eric Holder lied about what he knew about Fast and Furious and when he knew it.  What's the difference?

GOP Says Eric Holder is 'Either Incompetent' or 'Misleading Congress'.  Twice in 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder received memos referencing the Fast and Furious program, memos that seemingly undermine the letter of his May 3, 2010 testimony that he heard about the Fast and Furious program over the previous few weeks.  Justice Department officials acknowledge that the memos to Holder reference Fast and Furious as an operation — but they argue the memos do not include details about tactics that allowed guns to cross the border.

Holder 'less than candid,' misled in Fast and Furious testimony.  Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz told The Daily Caller on Tuesday [10/4/2011] that he believes Attorney General Eric Holder misled him and the rest of the House judiciary committee during his May 3 testimony.  Chaffetz questions how honest Holder has been throughout congressional inquiries into Operation Fast and Furious.  And now the House Judiciary Committee chairman has called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate.

House Republicans to Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious'.  House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday [10/4/2011] arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

Memo: Holder told of 'Fast and Furious' as early as July 2010.  Newly obtained Justice Department memos show that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was told about the controversial "Fast and Furious" weapons investigation as early as July 2010, apparently contradicting testimony he gave before a House committee in May saying he learned of the operation just weeks earlier.

Holder backpedals on Fast & Furious.  Attorney General Eric Holder's furious backpedaling — he is now claiming that he might have known about the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal last year, but didn't hear any of the details — is entertaining to watch, even if the subject is deadly serious.

CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her.  The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. ... What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson — who's been covering the scandal from the beginning — says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that [two people at] the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story.

White House very nervous about coverage of Fast and Furious.  This has become an extremely sensitive issue at the White House and for good reason; Holder may have been caught in a lie in his testimony before Congress.  Note: Congressional perjury usually sends the transgressor to jail.

Holder's Dubious History.  House Republicans are now calling for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony about the scandalous Fast & Furious program.  Specifically, the attorney general claimed on May 3 that he had only "over the last few weeks" heard about the [program].  Contrary to Holder's testimony, it is now being reported that he had actually been receiving briefings on the program since early summer 2010.

Pejury Charges Coming for Eric Holder on Fast and Furious?  Appearing on Fox & Friends on October 4, [Rep. Darrell] Issa was asked to respond to the DOJ's contention that Holder "misunderstood" his question.  Issa said that's typically what someone claims when they have "probably perjured themselves" rather than admitting "I lied."  Undoubtedly, Congress will again summon Holder to face additional questions.  But, the bigger issue is why Barack Obama hasn't fired his Attorney General?

Holder Appears To Be Fast, Furious, and Finished.  News documents indicate that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder more than likely perjured himself in congressional testimony about Operation Fast and Furious earlier this year.

GOP calls for Holder's resignation intensify.  Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) on Thursday [10/6/2011] called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his role in a botched gun-tracking operation, and questioned whether he was protecting President Obama.  Labrador pointed to a series of internal Justice Department memos released this week that contradict statements Holder made under sworn oath before Congress about when he was first told about Operation Fast and Furious.

Dems Abandoning Ship?  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has come under fire this week:  evidence revealed he either ignored weekly reports in the summer of 2010 that discussed Operation Fast and Furious, or he committed perjury when he claimed he first found out about the program in early 2011.  The former suggests incompetence, the later criminality — either would be legitimate reasons to see him removed from office.  Despite recent developments, the Department of Justice is publicly pushing back in favor of their boss, even as a key source claims career employees' morale is at an all time low and that "Stalinesque complete control" over internal communications has been implemented to squelch leaks.

A smoking gun for 'Fast and Furious'.  The other shoe has dropped in the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal, and it has landed on Eric Holder's doorstep.  Members of Congress are calling for his resignation, and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called for a special prosecutor to investigate the affair.  Holder's resignation would be a good start.  But if there is anyone in Washington who doubts that the White House not only knew about the illegal ATF project but was up to its elbows in it, that person must be in an hypnotic trance deep inside the CNN Washington bureau.

Congressman to Holder: Drop your 'rhetoric' and resign immediately.  Rep. Paul Gosar jabbed back at Attorney General Eric Holder after he swiped at him and other congressional Operation Fast and Furious investigators in a late Friday letter.  Gosar told The Daily Caller that "In Main Street America, you'd never get away with" dissembling about the gun-walking program, and that in different circumstances, "the people who've been responsible would've already been in jail."  Gosar also added his name to the short but growing list of those in Congress calling for the attorney general's immediate resignation.

Fast and Furious fallout puts Holder on collision course with Congress.  The fierce battle over a botched gun-tracking operation is intensifying and has put Attorney General Eric Holder on a collision course with his critics in Congress.  Republicans are calling for his resignation in the wake of Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives operation that may have inadvertently contributed to the death of at least one federal agent.

Holder hits bottom - keeps digging.  AG Eric Holder sounds all powerful in his latest attempt to wriggle out of his role in the Fast and Furious operation, but hubris catches up to everybody.  A smart lawyer would never put into writing what he can't defend, but Holder did exactly that.  After a week of aggressive reporting by CBS' Sheryl Attkisson, the Attorney General tried defending himself in a letter to Congress.

House Committee to Subpoena Holder in 'Fast and Furious' Probe.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is planning to subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder this week to determine who in the Justice Department knew about "Operation Fast and Furious" — the plan to let thousands of guns sold in the U.S. get into Mexican drug cartel hands — and when they knew it.  The subpoena targeting Holder aims to get at the heart of the authorization for the program, and when the people in charge decided the program was a problem.

Algore Akbar!  Our president picks and chooses the laws he likes, and his ever-willing Attorney General agreeably declines to enforce those that Obama disdains.

Congressman Issa Announces New Subpoenas for Holder.  Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to stall the momentum building behind the Fast and Furious investigation by submitting a letter to Senate and Congressional investigators in which he continued to plead ignorance, and in which he did his best to undercut the progress of the investigation to this point.  In the letter, Holder actually had the gall to re-affirm his feigned ignorance of Fast and Furious.

No justice from Justice.  Two things to know about Attorney General Eric Holder:  He lied to the American people — under oath, before Congress — and thus is unfit to investigate allegations of criminal negligence in the Justice Department.  This is why House Republicans have called for a special prosecutor to investigate Holder for apparent perjury regarding his testimony on the administration's "Fast and Furious" gun sting...

Impeach Eric Holder.  Only the House of Representatives can impeach, which is comparable to indictment.  The official is then tried by the Senate, where a two-thirds vote is required for conviction.  The Constitution doesn't say what constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors," but perjury surely is among them.  So is obstruction of justice.

Reverse Racism.  Those people of good will who want to replace the racism of the past with a post-racial society have too often overlooked the fact that there are others who instead want to put racism under new management, to have reverse discrimination as racial payback for past injustices.  Attorney General Eric Holder became a key figure epitomizing the view that government's role in racial matters was not to be an impartial dispenser of equal justice for all, but to be a racial partisan and an organ of racial payback.

Fast And Furious And Ugly.  After Eric Holder was involved in the pardoning of international fugitive Marc Rich, he confessed to not doing a thorough check of Rich's history and background.  When he criticized Arizona's immigration law, SB1070, he admitted to not even reading the law.  Now, with dead bodies and illegal weapons piled up high in Fast and Furious, Holder says he didn't read the memos.  Holder's "Sgt. Schultz" defense that he knew, saw and heard nothing about the ATF's gun-running operation does not wash with the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa.

Eric Holder, Obama's albatross.  President Obama says that he has "complete confidence" in Attorney General Eric Holder.  That's good news for Republicans.  Pick almost any unnecessary, losing battle in Obama's first term, and his hapless attorney general is at the center of it.

Bachmann: Eric Holder should resign 'if the facts prove to be what they appear to be'.  Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman, told reporters after a town hall meeting Monday morning [10/10/2011] that embattled Attorney General Eric Holder should resign if the full story of Operation Fast and Furious confirms the facts already presented to the public and to congressional investigators.

Issa to Holder: "You OWN Fast and Furious;" resignation calls grow.  Eric Holder is on the hot seat, and GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's cranking up the temperature.

Issa: Holder's defense on Fast and Furious 'has reached a new low'.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a scathing reply to Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in the authorization of a botched gun-tracking operation and the Justice Department's cooperation with a congressional investigation.

Darrell Issa: Eric Holder 'owns' Fast & Furious.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) excoriated Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday over a controversial Department of Justice gun program, writing in a letter, "whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious.  It is your responsibility."

"Gunwalking" subpoena for AG Holder imminent.  CBS News has learned a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could go out as early as Tuesday [10/11/2011], ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.

Attorney general subpoenaed in probe of botched gun operation.  U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder has been subpoenaed by the Republican chairman of a House oversight committee, an escalation of the congressional investigation into the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.

Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation.  Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday [10/12/2011] to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious."

A convenient arrest?  This isn't exactly getting into tin foil hat territory, but neither can the question about the timing of revealing the arrest of a suspect in the Iranian terror plot be dismissed.

Holder's distraction?  Talk about convenient timing.  Yesterday's [10/11/2011] announcement of a thwarted Iranian bombing/assassination plot against Saudi targets in Washington sure takes a lot of heat off of Attorney General Eric Holder.  Coming, as it did, just as the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), seemed to have caught him in a bald-faced lie about his role in Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder documents subpoenaed in probe.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been investigating the Justice Department's "Fast and Furious" weapons probe for several months, issued a sweeping subpoena Wednesday [10/12/2011] for documents involving key department officials, including Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and more than a dozen of his top deputies.

Alibis Falling Apart.  An old news tape shows that President Obama directly contradicted Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony to Congress about when he knew of Operation Fast and Furious.  How many times will the story change?

Top oversight Democrat mum on joining GOP effort to have Holder testify again.  House oversight committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings hasn't officially followed up on his public calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to testify before the committee on Operation Fast and Furious.  "I think that, John, he has to come up [to Capitol Hill] and say what he has said in his letters, and make it clear under oath," Cummings told CNN's John King on October 12.  "But at the same time, I want to make sure we are not harming any pending cases, we are not putting FBI informants in jeopardy."

IG Schnedar's investigation: Gunwalker's "Little Bighorn?"  In recent comments by Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, and repeated comments from President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, it has become apparent that the last, perhaps only defensive card the Administration has to play is to invoke the investigation into the gun-walking scheme being run by acting DOJ Inspector General Cynthia A. Schendar.  By claiming that they do not want to talk because of the on-going OIG investigation, the President and appointees buy themselves both time and a plausible reason to avoid making comments that may come back to haunt them in the event of impeachment or a criminal trial.

High Crimes.  A reasonable person, such as you or I, would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime.  It would certainly become one, if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement.  It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barak Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious.

Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule.  A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don't exist.  The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies.  Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to "respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist," rather than citing the relevant exemption.

Rep. Joe Walsh to Eric Holder: "Resign immediately and take responsibility" for F&F.  Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh joined the small but growing choir of members of Congress calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious.  Walsh is the fourth member of Congress to make the call for Holder to resign.  Republican Reps. Raul Labrador of Idaho, Blake Farenthold of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona have each publicly asked Holder to step aside as well.  Walsh made the demand in a letter he sent Holder on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, back at the office...
Obama Justice Department Sends Border Agent to Prison for "Violating Rights" of Drug Smuggler.  After a complaint from the Mexican government, a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for "violating" the constitutional rights of a 15-year-old drug smuggling suspect by not "lifting his arms properly."  The Obama Justice Department has accused the agent of using "unnecessary force," in handling the suspect while handcuffed.

U.S. border agent jailed for improper arrest of suspected drug smuggler.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for improperly lifting the arms of a 15-year-old drug smuggling suspect while handcuffed — in what the Justice Department called a deprivation of the teenager's constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force.

Willful blindness.  The United States Department of Justice, which includes the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (the FBI) and the National Security Division, has been ordered to remove all references to Islam from any examination of Islamic terror in its training materials and procedures.  That means investigation of the Islamic beliefs, motives and goals of Islamic terrorists in the U.S. is verboten in the Department Of Justice and the rest of the Federal Government because accurate, knowledgeable, honest and objective discussion of Islam has been forbidden and is no longer possible there.  Islam cannot be examined in depth or criticized in any way, shape or form and woe betide any government employee who does.

Perjury Charges Coming for Eric Holder?  The response from the Obama Justice Department is typical of the response we've been getting since the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious started.  Holder should be dragged before Congress to "clarify" his remarks and to explain why memos about Fast and Furious dated as far back as July 2010 were addressed directly to him.  Afterall, according to Holder's own testimony, he had only been briefed on the program just a "few weeks" prior to testimony in May.  Let the hearings begin.

Holder's days as attorney general may be numbered as resignation calls double overnight.  Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure in the Obama administration may be coming to an end.  At least eight members of Congress have now called on Holder to resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.  Republican Reps. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, John Mica of Florida, Quico Canseco of Texas and Gus Bilirakis of Florida each told The Daily Caller on Thursday [10/27/2011] that they believe Holder should step down now.

Eric Holder to testify on Fast and Furious.  CBS News has learned Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee regarding "Fast and Furious."  The hearing will take place Dec. 8th.

When Government Knows No Limitation: New DOJ Rules Allow More Intrusive Searches.  From his refusal to protect the voting rights of every citizen, to the blatant, politically based, "social justice" racism executed by his department, along with his pursuit of the deliberate usurpation of the enumerated limitations placed on the federal government to protect the rights of the citizenry in both personal security and our right to know, Mr. Holder has not only been a disgrace to the American system of justice; he has effectively become an enemy to the US Constitution, the whole of the Charters of Freedom and the very ideas of blind justice and liberty.

Congressional calls for Holder's resignation more than double to 17.  Nine more members of Congress have told The Daily Caller that they're calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, more than doubling the number on record before the weekend calling for his ouster.  A total of 17 members of Congress have now called for Holder to step down.

How Can Holder Keep Holding On?  Like a boxer way past his prime, taking beating after beating on the ring, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder insists on remaining at his current post in the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The big difference is that a boxer puts only himself at risk, while Holder puts every American family in danger.  Holder simply cannot be trusted.

South Carolina immigration law challenged by Justice Dept..  President Barack Obama's administration sought on Monday [10/31/2011] to block parts of South Carolina's new immigration law, arguing that the federal government had preeminent authority over immigration matters.

Holder sues South Carolina over immigration reform.  The Obama administration has boosted its efforts to bar state-level enforcement of the nation's immigration laws by suing South Carolina over its new immigration reform law.  The Monday announcement by the Department of Justice follows the news that the Department of Homeland Security has quietly canceled long-standing checks of transportation hubs for illegal immigrants.

Connie Mack becomes the 30th congressman to call for Holder's resignation.  Attorney General Eric Holder's service in the Obama administration may be coming to an end.  Thirty members of Congress are now calling for Holder's immediate resignation — a number that grows larger every day.  Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack became the latest congressman to demand that Holder step down, telling The Daily Caller late on Tuesday [11/1/2011] that "Eric Holder should resign Fast and Furiously!"

Montana Rep. Rehberg becomes 35th congressman to call for Holder's resignation.  Montana Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg is calling for Attorney General Eric Holder's immediate resignation, becoming the 35th member of Congress to demand it.  "It's become clear that in his efforts to advance the President's anti-gun agenda, Eric Holder was willing to cross lines that should never have been crossed," Rehberg said in a statement Friday morning [11/4/2011].  "Mr. Holder has lost the public confidence necessary to do his job."

Eric Holder has a gun problem.  As the chief law enforcement officer Attorney General Eric Holder came out swinging in the first months of the Obama administration as he pushed to reinstate the assault weapons ban, pointing to the rising levels of violence in Mexico and increased presence of U.S. guns south of the border.  But nearly two years later assault weapons can still be bought and Holder has found himself at the center of a quagmire involving a botched gun-tracking operation that sent thousands of high-powered firearms to Mexico in the hands of known or suspected straw buyers for drug cartels.

Holder to face gun-walking music at Senate hearing.  Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning [11/8/2011], and he's likely to face a barrage of tough questions from senators about Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder to accuse investigators of playing Fast and Furious politics, call for gun control.  Holder's prepared testimony does not discuss his May 3 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, an appearance during which investigators say he either lied, intentionally misled Congress or exhibited outright incompetence when answering questions about when he first learned about the failed gun-walking program.

Holder: No apology for 'Fast and Furious' death of border patrol agent.  During a Tuesday Senate hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to apologize to the family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was murdered last December with a gun "walked" to Mexico as part of Operation Fast and Furious.  Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn asked Holder if he has apologized to Terry's family for what happened to him because of the DOJ's controversial program.  Holder replied that he hasn't.

At least 36 members of Congress want Eric Holder's immediate resignation.  North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry has become the 36th member of Congress to call for Attorney General Eric Holder's immediate resignation.

Holder concedes ATF let guns "walk" to Mexico.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder conceded this morning [11/8/2011] that under his leadership, agents allowed guns to "walk" into Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of drug lords, and he said that the effects of this mistake would be felt for years to come.

Tough Questions for AG Holder on ATF/DOJ Mass Murder Catastrophe.  Border patrol Agent Brian Terry's death on December 14, 2010 is part and parcel of an ATF/DOJ mass murder catastrophe.  Big media has so far chosen to ignore the fiasco and the cover-up. ... Holder should leave the hot seat sweating like a real suspect.

Holder 'Regrets' Death Of Border Patrol Agent, Stands By Response In Aftermath.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has not spoken with the family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December by a group of assailants using at least two weapons tied to "Operation Fast and Furious," but he "certainly regrets" what happened.

Holder Thumbs His Nose at Brian Terry's Family, Says We Need More Gun Control.  Holder must be prosecuted.  When he appears before the House committee next month Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) should wait till the cameras are rolling then have Holder handcuffed and frog marched out of the hearing for his ongoing contempt of the Senate, the House, and the people of the United States.

Holder Says 'Not Fair' to Assume Fast and Furious 'Directly' Led to Border Agent's Death.  Attorney General Eric Holder declined the chance to apologize to the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December 2010 and where, at the crime scene, at least two of the firearms recovered were traced to the Justice Department's botched gunwalking program, Operation Fast and Furious.

CCRKBA blasts Senate anti-gunners for shifting blame on gun walking.  Today's hearing on Operation Fast and Furious before the Senate Judiciary Committee once again provided an opportunity for two leading Senate gun prohibitionists to try spreading the blame for botched gun trafficking, and change the debate to arguments for more gun control, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

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Holder 'should accept responsibility immediately' for Fast and Furious.  Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's family broke its silence on Wednesday, and is now calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to admit he's at fault for Operation Fast and Furious.  Terry was murdered with Operation Fast and Furious weapons on December 15, 2010 — nearly a year ago — and Holder refused to apologize to his family during his Senate Judiciary Committee appearance on Tuesday.

ABC and NBC Spike Eric Holder's Fast and Furious Testimony.  NBC and ABC in their evening and morning newscasts completely ignored the grilling Eric Holder received on Capitol Hill on Tuesday [11/8/2011], over his role in the Fast and Furious scandal.  Senate Republicans forced Holder to admit his initial statements to Congress about his department's role in gunwalking were "inaccurate," and that he never apologized to the family of a Border Agent killed by a Mexican drug cartel that used guns from the Fast and Furious operation.  Only Sharyl Attkisson, in two full reports aired on Tuesday's Evening News and Wednesday's The Early Show, relayed the testimony that ABC and NBC blacked out on their broadcasts.

Holder shared apology letter with press before slain agent's mother read it.  Politico reported Thursday [11/10/2011] that Attorney General Eric Holder sent a "private letter" to the family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, apologizing for his death.  But friends of the Terry family question the Department of Justice's apparent decision to leak that letter to media before both his parents had read it.

Holder's humanity gap.  Asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday whether he would apologize for the Justice Department's role in the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal that led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the U.S. attorney general refused.  Instead, he hid behind Washington weasel words:  "I certainly regret what happened to Agent Brian Terry."  To express regret over an event is to say, "I wish it never happened."  Implicit are the accompanying words, "but it's not my fault."  To apologize is to say, "I'm sorry that it happened, and I take responsibility."

New emails: DOJ, Eric Holder manipulated press for favorable 'Fast and Furious' coverage.  Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department sought to manipulate reporters' coverage of Operation Fast and Furious during the days preceding a November 1 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, new emails obtained by The Daily Caller indicate.  Emails between senior Justice Department officials and investigators in the office of Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley show that congressional staffers leading the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious requested information about Operation Wide Receiver — a Bush administration program — and other similar cases, more than a full month before the DOJ leaked information to selected media outlets on October 31.

Holder enjoys taxpayer-funded Caribbean junket.  On Thursday morning [11/17/2011] Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany became the 44th congressman to demand Attorney General Eric Holder's immediate resignation.  With his addition to the growing call for Holder to step down, ten percent of U.S. House members are now convinced that the attorney general should lose his job without delay.

Congressmen: Obama 'complicit' in Fast and Furious without action on Holder.  Several of the 43 members of Congress demanding Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation because of Operation Fast and Furious believe it is President Barack Obama's responsibility to dismiss him if Holder won't step down on his own.  If Obama fails to replace his attorney general, they said, he may share in the guilt for the program's failure and the resulting scandal.

Bachmann is the 52nd member of Congress to demand Eric Holder's resignation.  Minnesota congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told The Daily Caller late Friday that she thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign immediately because of Operation Fast and Furious.

Issa: If Eric Holder is not 'doomed,' the Obama administration is.  House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that if Attorney General Eric Holder isn't "doomed" because of his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, the entire Obama administration is.  "If the [Obama] administration continues to have full confidence in a failed administration by Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, then ultimately the administration is going to be doomed," Issa told TheDC during an interview in San Diego on Saturday [11/19/2011].  "Eric Holder seems to have the full confidence of the president, and I can't understand why."

Eric Holder must go.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Holder's proclaimed ignorance leaves Americans to draw one of two conclusions:  Either he is guilty of extraordinary bureaucratic incompetence or he is guilty of a cover-up meant to shield him from the consequences of an operation that has left at least one federal agent dead and continues to imperil many more.  Either way, it is high time for Mr. Holder to step down.  If he refuses to resign, Mr. Obama must fire him immediately.

Media Silent As Three Presidential Contenders And 51 Congressmen Demand Eric Holder's Resignation.  Michele Bachmann was the first GOP presidential candidate to demand Eric Holder's resignation.  Last Monday Rick Perry published an op-ed in The Washington Times demanding Mr. Holder's resignation and yesterday morning [11/26/2011] Jon Huntsman also remarked that Mr. Holder should resign, yet the majority of the Old Media ignore them and the other congressmen who think Mr. Holder should resign.

More GOP Candidates Call for Holder's Resignation.  Two Republican presidential candidates have joined the 51 congressmen who have called for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the gunwalking operation Fast and Furious.  They join former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who called on Holder to be fired more than a month ago.

Justice Dept. Targets Freedom of Information Act.  With the U.S. Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder continually under fire these days, it was something of a surprise, even to Capitol Hill insiders, that the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is now in the crosshairs, and that new rules are being advanced not only to deny the public access to documents, but to lie outright, telling requesters that either the documents never existed or don't exist now.

President Obama's Justice Department Opposed Enforcement of Anti-Vote Fraud Laws.  President Obama's Justice Department is doing its part to maximize the Democratic turnout in the 2012 elections by filing "motor voter" suits across the country that claim state officials are not circulating voter registration forms in social service agencies.  The lawsuit filed against Louisiana this past summer is closely timed with a separate suit advanced by ACORN's Project Vote affiliate and the NAACP.

Eric Holder channels Richard Nixon.  The Attorney General of the United States is the victim of a media conspiracy.  At least that's the line being peddled by Eric Holder and the Soros lackeys at Media Matters.  They are reacting to the call for Holder's resignation currently supported by 52 sitting members of Congress (and growing).

Isakson becomes first US senator to demand Holder's resignation.  Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson told The Daily Caller on Tuesday [11/29/2011] that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious, making him the first U.S. senator to demand that Holder step down now.

Holder Sweats as More Lies Uncovered by Feb. 3rd Memo.  As Eric Holder's December 8th testimony before Congress draws near, more and more lies surrounding Fast and Furious are crumbling to the ground.  From new evidence that appears to indicate that President Obama knew about the operation as early as May 2010, and that he gave directives for action against Mexican cartels a year prior (March 2009), to even newer evidence that the DOJ may have "deliberately misled" Congress via a Feb. 4th memo denying the ATF had "'sanctioned' or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons."

Romney says Attorney General Holder should quit.  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.

The Ethics of Eric Holder.  When Attorney General Eric Holder recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his role in the Fast and Furious operation, where 2,000 rifles were deliberately "walked" from the United States into Mexico, his answers at times seemed incredible and stretched the limits of believability.  A few months earlier, on May the third, Holder had testified before the House that he had only recently learned of the deadly and disastrous operation.

Holder Suggests Fast and Furious Guns Will Be Used in Crimes for 'Years to Come'.  Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the course of the failed "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation will continue to show up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico "for years to come."

No-confidence motion against Holder to be introduced in House.  The House resolution is a way to formalize the growing surge in calls for Holder's immediate resignation, and it sends a message to House leadership and to the administration that many members of Congress aren't happy with Holder's behavior throughout the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.

Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels.  Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation, detailed in a New York Times article Sunday, is said to have as its purpose to follow how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are.  But the question once again arises: Have the feds interrupted or aided the flow?

GOP congressman: Dems playing Holder's 'defense lawyers'.  Are congressional Democrats trying to protect Eric Holder?  Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas told The Daily Caller that his Democratic colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee acted like defense attorneys trying to protect Attorney General Eric Holder, rather than pushing for accountability over the deadly Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program.

Issa: Holder protecting staff despite 'Fast and Furious' mistakes.  In anticipation of Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee, California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa wrote an op-ed in USA Today accusing Holder of protecting his staff despite admissions that Operation Fast and Furious was "fundamentally flawed."  "Surprisingly" Issa wrote Thursday, "no one at Justice Department headquarters has faced any meaningful consequences.

Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA 'radicals'.  Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson accused the tea party movement and the National Rifle Association of creating an "manufactured" controversy over Operation Fast and Furious Thursday [12/8/2011].  Johnson's comments came during an interview with The Daily Caller outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing room.  Attorney General Eric Holder was testifying before the committee about Fast and Furious — a Justice Department program where Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents facilitated the sale of about 2,000 guns to Mexican drug cartels.

Rep. Issa Strikes a Blow and Rep. Sensenbrenner Says Holder Could Face Impeachment.  Once Lamar Smith (R-TX) opened the hearings with comments on Fast and Furious and then passed the baton to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), it seemed the hearings would be a wash.  That's because it was evident from the start that Conyers was there to carry water for Holder.  For example, Conyers used his opening comments to highlight the "life and contributions" of Holder, and to highlight the need for more gun control in the United States.  He particularly supported the new requirement for border state gun stores to file special reports on customers who make multiple long gun purchases.

Rep. Issa Confirms Holder Is under Oath, Yet Holder Changes His Story Again.  When it came time for Attorney General Eric Holder to make his opening comments, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) requested that the A.G. be sworn under oath.  Issa had already noted that Congress had been lied to and that in previous hearings, Holder & Co. displayed the "unheard of" habit of redacting their letters and testimony to the Congress.  Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said that it wasn't necessary for Holder to be sworn under oath because it was understood that he was already under oath by virtue of the purpose for which he was appearing.  Issa then asked Smith if he was sure that Holder was bound as being under oath, and Smith verified that he was.

Impeachment Is Not Enough, Holder Needs to Be Handcuffed.  As Attorney General Eric Holder testified before Congress yesterday, two things were reinforced.  One:  Holder has a problem telling the truth.  Two:  Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Ted Poe (R-TX), have a problem with people who have a problem telling the truth.  And they have a point.  As a matter of fact, as I watched the hearings unfold I continually thought to myself:  "If Bill Clinton had obstructed justice to this degree, even Senator Trent Lott would have manned up and removed him from office."

'Lying,' Holder Says, 'Has to Do With Your State of Mind'.  This morning on Capitol Hill, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked whether he lied to Congress about the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal.  Rep. James Sensenbrenner asked Holder:  "Tell me what's the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context?"  Holder's response is a bit Clintonian.

Holder refuses to fire aides from Fast and Furious operation.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., during a rancorous House committee hearing Thursday, dismissed Republican calls to fire top Justice Department officials involved in the botched Fast and Furious weapons operation and repudiated charges that his agency lied to Congress during the investigation.

Holder may be holding on to private emails about Fast and Furious.  A largely overlooked exchange from Thursday's House Judiciary Committee hearing includes what appears to be an admission from Attorney General Eric Holder that emails to and from him about Operation Fast and Furious may exist, and that he's refusing to provide them to Congress.

Don't Dial ACLU-Heavy DOJ for Voter Fraud Protection.  If you thought the U.S. Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder was already shockingly biased toward far-left causes, get ready for a more permanent problem.  As Hans A. von Spakovsky has outlined in the first of five articles for Pajamas Media about DOJ's Civil Rights Division, Holder has hired 16 civil service employees — not political appointees — in the Voting Rights Section.  This means they will be part of the permanent bureaucracy.  It's part of an overall trend of loading the Civil Rights Division with card-carrying leftists despite Holder's promise to hire qualified people regardless of ideology.

Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies.  This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department.  Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192).  Holder's testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal.  Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones.

Rifts in Congressional Black Caucus over Fast and Furious, Holder.  A Congressional Black Caucus staffer told The Daily Caller on Monday [12/12/2011] that the "general feeling" of most caucus members is that the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious is warranted.  But, the staffer added, most members think the investigation has turned into a "witch hunt."  The CBC hasn't taken an official stance on Fast and Furious or whether Attorney General Eric Holder is responsible for the scandal-plagued operation.  There have been major rifts among its members over the scandal.

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It is simply amazing that there are people in this country to whom race matters more than testimony or evidence.  Apparently the CBC's position is that Eric Holder can do no wrong, and all criticism of him must be based on racial prejudice.

Rep. Ben Quayle on Holder: 'I call for his immediate resignation'.  On Tuesday [12/13/2011], Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle became the 57th House member to demand Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation over Operation Fast and Furious.  "The fact that he hasn't fired a single person shows that Attorney General Holder is more concerned with protecting himself and his political appointees than holding individuals accountable for Fast and Furious," Quayle said in a statement shown to The Daily Caller on Tuesday afternoon.

Behind Holder's war on voter-ID laws.  If you want to buy over-the-counter cold medicine at your local drugstore, chances are you have to show a photo ID to do it.  Same if you want to get on a plane, rent a car or open a bank account.  So why not to vote?  But to Attorney General Eric Holder, the idea is an outrage.  In the name of "civil rights," he's declared war on a nationwide movement to ensure the integrity of the electoral process.

Documents Reveal Coordination Between ACORN Affiliate and Justice Department Voting Section.  Judicial Watch has done it again. It has produced — following a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) — documents that suggest extensive coordination and communications between the DOJ Voting Section and former ACORN affiliate Project Vote.  Project Vote appears to be directing DOJ resources toward particular states; is having meetings with DOJ staff; and is even recommending lawyers to work in the Justice Department Voting Section that will oversee the 2012 presidential election.

Eric Holder's continued obfuscation on Fast and Furious.  As we mark one year this week since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot to death in Arizona — with guns allowed to drift over the Mexican line found at the scene — we certainly know much more about Operation Fast and Furious.  That's the bad-idea-executed-poorly child of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, sanctioned by your own U.S. Justice Department.  In addition to Terry's death, another federal agent may have been killed in Mexico by a walked gun, and the case could well have ties to North Texas.

Holder Ignores Voter Intimidation But Will Go After Voter ID Requirements.  Our Attorney General, the same one who wouldn't prosecute obvious voter intimidation, now leads the "it's racism!" charge this election season with a speech signaling his department will be wasting resources by looking into State Voter ID laws. ... I find it quite humorous when people give the argument that forcing someone to have ID to vote will somehow suppress minorities.  Is it not racist to believe that they aren't capable of get an ID?  Even the very poor must have ID when spending their welfare money.

It's not fast and furious for Eric Holder.  At last count, 59 members of Congress want the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.  They should save their energy and watch the faucet drip more.  Holder won't quit — yet — even though he's repeatedly lied to Congress and the American people about the disgusting Justice Department operation that sent a couple of thousand guns to Mexican drug cartels.

The New York Times Paints Holder As A Victim Of Fast And Furious.  Charlie Savage's newest piece at The New York Times is, as my friend Sean Arthur on Twitter says, a shameless PR drivel and allows Mr. Holder to make ludicrous statements without challenge and pulls the race card.  The New York Times and Charlie Savage are really going to do this after all the articles they published during Attorney General Alberto Gonzales scandals?  Give me a break.  The hypocrisy at The New York Times is too much to take.

Indiana Lawmaker: Holder Absent on Primary Petition Fraud Case.  Republican Rep. Todd Rokita, who served eight years — from 2002 to 2010 — as Indiana's secretary of state, told Fox News that he has not received a response from Holder on either charges of election fraud in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary in his state or other issues of election integrity.

Is anyone really buying Holder's excuses on Fast & Furious?  I recall when it came to light that Karl Rove, who wasn't a Cabinet secretary or running federal law enforcement for the US, used his personal e-mail account while working on George W. Bush's political team in the White House.  Democrats clutched hankies and swooned at the lack of transparency.  Now the Attorney General of the United States has suggested that his personal e-mail account might have been used to bypass transparency, and that there are thousands of communications that he will flat-out not share with Congress on the matter of Operation Fast and Furious, which a year ago resulted in the death of a US Border Patrol agent and perhaps hundreds of murders in Mexico.  Have the same Democrats demanded transparency of the Obama administration?

Want Answers About Fast and Furious? You're a Racist.  Holder claims he didn't know about gunwalking techniques being used in the operation until the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, telling House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on May 3, 2011 he had known about Fast and Furious for "a couple of weeks."  However, five memos addressed directly to Holder, detailing Operation Fast and Furious, are dated July and August 2010, nearly a year before Holder admitted he knew under oath.  The Justice Department continues to stonewall the investigation into the lethal operation and still hasn't given the Terry family details about their son's murder one year later.

Holder draws the race card and busts.  It's no surprise that Eric Holder has accused his critics of racially motivated attacks.  This is the last refuge of scoundrel black politicos who can't defend themselves on the facts or the merits of their case. ... If anyone cares to notice, the top law enforcement officer in the land apparently sees most everything through the prism of race. He's also a confirmed liar and perjurer.  If that's not enough to demand his resignation — no matter what the color of his skin — then we might as well start hiring convicts to enforce the law.

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Yeah, they might as well put a serial tax cheater in charge of the IRS, too.

West: Holder's race card is the 'last card in the deck'.  Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder's use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is "reprehensible."  "I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is," West said in a phone interview.

Obama and Holder Should Put the Race Card back in the Deck.  President Obama led us to believe that he would be a post-racial president who would bring the races together, but it's gotten to where you can't criticize this most leftist administration in American history without someone accusing you of racism.  The most recent example involves criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious...

Justice Dept. blames critics for noticing Holder's race-card play.  Under fire for leveling a racially charged attack at his critics, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has neither backed down nor revise his remarks, appearing instead to restate them.  In a front page New York Times story on Sunday [12/18/2011], Holder alleged that some of his critics — a group he referred to as the "more extreme segment" — are motivated by racism.

Holder Cowardly Plays Race Card in Fast and Furious.  In an interview with the New York Times published over the weekend, Holder accused those who want to know who authorized the Fast and Furious gun-running operation of being racially motivated.  The 60 congressmen, two senators, two sitting governors, and all the major presidential candidates who have openly called for Holder's resignation are not concerned in his view about how two U.S. agents and hundreds of Mexicans got killed with U.S. guns.  No, according to Holder, they are motivated by the color of Holder's and President Obama's skin.

Under Fire, Holder Brazens On.  In a jaw droppingly sycophantic NYT's piece, originally titled, "Under Partisan Fire, Holder Soldiers On", the Obama administration's #1 lapdog, Charlie Savage reported that a defiant Eric Holder has no intention of stepping down.  Lashing out at his and Obama's critics, Holder whipped out the all too familiar race card.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Leading Liberals.  [#2]  Dictionary for Eric Holder:  The attorney general trotted out a rather disjointed response while being grilled at a congressional hearing about his department's response to Congress regarding the Fast and Furious gun-running operation.  Holder said a letter denying responsibility for the program was not a lie "because it all has to do with your state of mind."  Actually, Mr. Holder, here is a definition of a lie from the Merriam Webster Dictionary that more aptly applies to your situation:  "To create a false or misleading impression."

Holder's Voter ID Fraud.  The Obama Administration's re-election mobilization continues:  Witness Eric Holder's attempt to play the race card and perhaps twist the law in a campaign against voter identification laws.  In the Attorney General's telling, the movement in the states to require voters to show some ID is a revival of minority disenfranchisement a la Jim Crow.

Krauthammer: Eric Holder 'one of the most incompetent attorneys general in US history'.  Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested racism was behind the attacks he was facing for the missteps his Department of Justice has made.  On Friday's "Special Report with Bret Baier" on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained what he thought was the rationale behind this charge from Holder:  It's a defensive tactic for his political troubles.

Congressman trumps Holder's race card, asks if Mexican gun-walking deaths were 'racially motivated'.  Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder's race-card play to attack his critics is "absolutely horrendous."  But Gosar said he thinks race may have played a role in the Department of Justice's execution of Operation Fast and Furious -- but in a different way from how Holder is framing it.

The Justice Department Condones Perjury — Again.  Why should we be surprised?  Look at how Eric Holder and the DOJ have mishandled the investigation into Operation Fast & Furious and repeatedly misled Congress.

Eric Holder Blocks SC Voter ID, Texas Next.  Eric Holder has blocked South Carolina's voter ID law.  Hans von Spakovsky and I have been predicting this was going to happen for over eight months here at PJ Media.  The only surprising thing is that no halftime adjustments were made after it became even clearer an objection was on the way.  Texas now faces the same dilemma.

Holder Looks Through Race-Colored Glasses.  Fresh from using his race as a defense in the Fast and Furious scandal, the attorney general blocks South Carolina's voter photo ID law as discriminatory.  Tell that to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Will Obama steal the 2012 election?  [Eric] Holder is a shameless demagogue.  He has become the Democratic Party's new Al Sharpton:  Everything is seen through the lens of race.  He has refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party, who in the 2008 election stood at a polling booth wielding clubs in a blatant attempt at voter intimidation.  Career Justice Department lawyers admitted that Mr. Holder's policy is not to go after black perpetrators whose victims are white.  He insists that Republican criticism leveled at him over Operation Fast and Furious is because of his race...

The truth behind Holder's push for 'electoral equality'.  As for Holder, his role as champion of electoral fairness is embarrassingly unilateral.  He was far less protective of "the franchise" in his early days at Justice where one of his first acts was to dismiss out of hand a civil suit against two men accused of voter intimidation.  Although the attorney general refuted claims that his decision was based on skin color — both men were members of the New Black Panther party — a former assistant AG swore the move was motivated purely by race, possibly with input from the White House.

Eric Holder's cowardice is showing.  In February of 2009, Eric Holder used the occasion of his confirmation as U.S. attorney general to berate the American people for their reticence on matters of race and equality.  "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," he famously lectured.  In the years since, he has emerged as the living embodiment of his words.  I don't mean by this that he has initiated a dialog on race.  Rather, he has demonstrated the most abject form of cowardice, hiding behind and exploiting his position as the nation's chief law enforcement officer to pervert the rule of law to benefit "his people."

If GOP Goes Easy on Obama, It'll Be a Fatal Mistake.  There are also signs that Democrats may be willing to cheat as they look for ways to rally their disillusioned base.  Scandal-plagued ACORN has reemerged, and according to investigative reporter Matthew Vadum, at least five ACORN officials have visited the White House for meetings in 2011.  Vadum reports that "one of these officials has been involved in vetting Department of Justice hires who may help to enforce the voter fraud-enabling National Voting Rights Act, also known as the Motor-Voter Law."  The DOJ has been accused of refusing to enforce parts of the law that prohibit ineligible felons, dead people and nonresidents from voting, while vigorously enforcing parts of the law that require states to register voters at welfare offices, the vast majority of whom vote Democratic.

Eric Holder is Obstructing Justice with Fast and Furious Defense.  When the U.S. Department of Justice released over 1,000 pages of internal documents last Friday evening [12/2/2011], a charge that seemed unlikely to be proven just weeks before appears now all but certain to apply to Attorney General Eric Holder and his top lieutenants:  guilty of obstruction of justice.

Justice Department's political action.  The Justice Department has been empowered to use millions of dollars intended to go to victims of racial discrimination to enrich pressure groups with close White House ties.  It's another revelation of the means the Obama administration is using to divert funds to political cronies.

How Obama Betrays Martin Luther's King's Dream.  [Scroll down]  Holder's record as Attorney General has been so disgraceful that a growing list of 60 Congressmen, two Senators, GOP presidential candidates and at least two sitting governors have called for his resignation.  Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer has called him one of the most incompetent attorney generals in American history.  Yet Obama chose him and continues to support him despite a record of failure.  Is Holder serving all the American people?  Is there truly no one in the vast ranks of attorneys who could serve in that role?  Does Obama care about the content of Holder's character or the color of his skin?

Fast and Furious Stonewallings Call For Eric Holder's Impeachment.  For nearly a year Holder has been avoiding accountability for Operation Fast and Furious, a secret ATF program that allowed guns to "walk" into Mexico and right into the arsenals of Mexican drug cartels.  Nevertheless, he still looked shocked when a congressman insinuated he might be impeached.  Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, suggested impeachment of administration officials involved with Operation Fast and Furious just might be the only way to bring this bloody scandal to a close.

Holder's United Front on Fast and Furious Crumbles.  In an ominous development for the Obama administration, Patrick Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona, has told the House Oversight Committee that he will assert his privilege against self-incrimination rather than testify before the committee next week.  DOJ officials in Washington evidently have blamed Cunningham for the fact that they provided false information to Congress in what appears to be an effort to cover up the Fast and Furious scandal.

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood.  In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. ... One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. ... In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized.  Instead, the DOJ is playing Stepin Fetchit for them.  They're using the DOJ as their legal arm.

Issa says Holder should apologize to Mexico.  House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder owes an apology to the Mexican government and to the families of Operation Fast and Furious victims south of the border.  "Justice has blood on their hands," Issa said Wednesday [1/25/2012] during an exclusive interview with TheDC, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Why Eric Holder Must Go.  Ever since he was confirmed as attorney general, Eric Holder has had his own agenda, supported by the Obama administration.  As chief law enforcement officer, many of his decisions have not been in the best interest of this country.  American Thinker interviewed congressmen who see the fiasco of "Fast and Furious" as the last straw and cite this as the final reason Eric Holder needs to resign.

Justice Department changes inquiry response procedures to Congress after Fast and Furious.  The Justice Department is tightening procedures for responding to information requests from Congress in the aftermath of a troubled arms trafficking investigation.

DOJ dodges, won't say if Holder knew 'Fast and Furious' gun killed border guard.  A document the Department of Justice sent to Congress Friday shows that Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff was made aware on the day of U.S. border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder that a weapon traced back to Operation Fast and Furious killed him.  But when asked Sunday, a Justice spokesperson would not would not answer The Daily Caller's question about whether Attorney General Eric Holder himself was informed of the connection on that day.

The Holder Department Of Justice Takes The Fifth.  Should U.S. Attorney [Patrick J.] Cunningham refuse to cooperate with the Congress and/or appropriate law enforcement officials, or should he actually take the Fifth while under oath, we will be at that point of decision, and Mr. Cunningham — and the nation — will have a serious problem.  Mr. Cunningham is a member of the Department of Justice, those law enforcers charged with watching the watchers, all of the law enforcers not only on the federal, but the state and local levels.  Who will watch the watchers of the watchers?  Who will investigate and prosecute those potentially trying to scapegoat Mr. Cunningham, if that is indeed what is happening?  The very people who may be trying to frame Mr. Cunningham are likely those who would be charged with investigating and prosecuting themselves.

Holder's fantastical claim about 'Fast and Furious'.  [Eric] Holder wants Americans to believe an obvious fantasy, namely that he didn't know about Fast and Furious until witch-hunting House Republicans made it a highly charged partisan issue a few months ago.  But after reviewing new emails made public by the Justice Department last Friday, it seems clear that accepting Holder's claim at face value would be credulous in the extreme.

Eric Holder's False Testimony Warrants Impeachment.  For incompetence alone, Attorney General Eric Holder should resign in the wake of the illegal "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal.  But fresh news that he knew of it and is covering it up warrants impeachment.

Rep. Issa threatens Holder with contempt over 'Fast and Furious' operation.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the nation's top cop doesn't hand over Justice Department documents within nine days.  Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted Holder in a letter on Tuesday [1/31/2012] for refusing to comply with the panel's subpoena for documents relating to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking operation.

Bribery, compromised officials leave indicted financial-crime suspects free from prosecution under Holder's DOJ.  A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.  The sitting governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, his attorney general and an unspecified number of Virgin Islands legislators also accepted bribes, the source said, adding that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is aware prosecutors and elected officials were bribed and otherwise compromised, but has not held anyone accountable.

A failed 'Fast and Furious' whitewash.  "Operation Fast and Furious was the latest in a series of fatally flawed operations run by ATF agents in Phoenix and the US Attorney's Office," say committee Democrats.  "Far from a strategy that was directed and planned by 'the highest levels' of the Department of Justice... the committee has obtained no evidence that Operation Fast and Furious was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Department of Justice headquarters."  The operative words here are no evidence.  That's because Justice stubbornly refuses to provide any.  Holder and his flunkies have spent more than a year evading, prevaricating, changing stories and outright stonewalling.

DOJ Stonewalling on Justice Kagan.  In the course of Justice Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, emails came to light suggesting that she had worked on behalf of Obamacare when she was in the Department of Justice.  Under normal conflict of interest principles, she would not be able to sit as a judge on a case where the issue is the constitutionality of a statute that she supported as a lawyer.  So Congressional Republicans have pressed repeatedly for information on the role that Kagan played in relation to Obamacare when she served in the Department of Justice.  The response of Eric Holder's DOJ has been to stonewall.

Holder Must Come Clean On 'Fast And Furious' Scandal.  Issa's response was the right one, because that bungled operation amounted to U.S. lawmen aiding and abetting sales of deadly weapons to Mexican drug cartels.  It made no sense from a legal, law-enforcement or national security point of view.  It bore all the marks of a White House political operation to sway U.S. public opinion in favor of gun control as the bodies piled up.

Congress Warns Holder Over Acorn Payola.  Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith fired off a three-page letter to Attorney General Eric Holder warning that his recent punishment of Bank of America's mortgage unit seemed political.  In fact, he may have abused his power.  As IBD first reported Jan. 4, 'BofA Must Pay Excess Settlement Funds To Acorn Clones," the $335 million lending-bias deal requires BofA to fork over a chunk of the payout to leftist groups not connected to the suit.  The unusual term is part of a secret Justice program to redistribute millions in settlement cash to third parties instead of alleged victims.

GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious.  Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released Thursday [2/2/2012], hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  The report released by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, top lawmakers investigating the botched gunrunning operation, claims Justice Department officials in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved in the coordination in the early stages of the operation.

Blood Bath on Capitol Hill: Preview of Eric Holder Under Oath.  Attorney General Holder will appear before the House Oversight Committee this morning on Capitol Hill to answer questions specifically surrounding his role in the the lethal Operation Fast and Furious program.  Holder will have a ton of explaining to do including:  when he was briefed about the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whether he was informed by his deputy chief of staff at the time Monty Wilkinson about Fast and Furious guns being used to kill Terry the same day of his murder, why the Justice Department has been stonewalling Congress for information and more.

Criminal Rot Spreads Through Justice Department.  There seems to be a pattern emerging in the Holder Justice Department:  DOJ employees committing crimes and very little seems to happen to them.  I'm not just talking about the questionable testimony under oath of Attorney General Eric Holder or Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez.  I'm talking about theft, graft, child porn, bribery, and perjury.  The fact that very little ever seems to happen to DOJ officials who purportedly commit the crimes tells you a great deal about the leadership of the Obama DOJ.

Holder's No. 2 in 2009: Gunwalking, Fast and Furious a 'terrific idea'.  The head of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division and Attorney General Eric Holder's highest-ranking deputy, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, called Operation Fast and Furious and gun walking a "terrific idea" in emails to now-former Acting Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Ken Melson back in late 2009, according a report released by Republican staff of the House Oversight Committee.

Respecting Eric Holder.  Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, and received what can charitably be called a hostile reception.  He was grilled by Republican members over everything from Fast and Furious — the intended subject of the hearing — to the Marc Rich pardon.

Holder Repeats Fast And Furious Lies.  After a series of Friday document dumps exposed DOJ's deceit, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, in another letter to Congress, wrote, "Facts have come to light during the course of this investigation that indicate the Feb. 4 [2011] letter contains inaccuracies."  In other words, the Justice Department lied to Congress.  It lied again Thursday [2/2/2012] in the person of the attorney general who once again failed to provide the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Eric Holder and his department have lied to Congress.  Scooter Libby was sentenced to prison for much less.  We await Holder's fate and hope justice will prevail.

Democrats circle wagons around Holder in hearing.  Democrats defended — even apologized to — Attorney General Eric Holder throughout today's hearing on Operation Fast and Furious, impugning the motives of Republican investigators and absolving Holder of any scandal.

Holder should walk the plank on 'Fast and Furious'.  At yesterday's hearing, Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who has also been probing the Fast and Furious program, released a detailed report about their investigation, saying new documents they obtained demonstrate Holder's department "had much greater knowledge of, and involvement in, Fast and Furious than it has previously acknowledged."

Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign 'the easy way,' or be impeached 'the hard way'.  South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy reaffirmed his call for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation "the easy way," or impeachment "the hard way," during an interview with The Daily Caller after Thursday's House oversight committee hearing during which Holder testified about Operation Fast and Furious.  While he was questioning Holder at the hearing, Gowdy explained that officials at the Department of Justice's headquarters were aware of Fast and Furious and gun-walking tactics long before a "demonstrably false" letter was sent to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley claiming otherwise.

Covering Up Fast & Furiously.  The Fast and Furious investigation in Congress is becoming even more fast and furious with Congressional Chairman Issa threatening a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder.  Last week's Friday document dump by the DoJ once again added to the widely held belief that that the AG and his minions are hiding something from Congress and the American people, but what?

We're All Nonprofit Now.  [Scroll down]  The Attorney General himself this week did a world class shuck and jive act to cover up his handling of Fast & Furious, a bit of nincompoopery which cost hundreds of Mexican lives, the lives of two American agents, and will certainly cause untold damage in both countries for years as drug lords make use of the weaponry Holder placed in their hands. ... The corruption in the Department of Justice under Holder is not being reported by the mainstream media, which barely covered the hearings.  But online you might learn that Department of Justice Prosecutors took bribes to forestall prosecution of indicted crime suspects; the Department knows of it and has as of yet refused to prosecute these people or discipline them.

Holder in Fast in Furious Testimony: I Should Be 'Given Some Credit'.  If you weren't able to watch today's congressional hearings with Attorney General Eric Holder on the Fast and Furious scandal, here's a taste of what it was like.  Two American law enforcement agents are dead, and despite bearing a significant measure of responsibility, the Justice Department has been stonewalling for months and several pieces of evidence suggest the DOJ has not told the truth about what it knows.  When members of Congress voice their frustration with this, Holder is defensive and says he deserves "credit".

AG Holder May Be Held in Contempt for "Fast & Furious" Cover-up.  Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questions about the "Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking scandal from outraged members of Congress during a Thursday hearing, but he continued to defiantly stonewall while refusing to hand over key documents subpoenaed in the congressional investigation.  Republican lawmakers responded by telling the Justice Department boss to resign and saying that if the cover-up continues, he could be charged with contempt of Congress.

Former Tucson DEA head: Holder either knew of gun-walking, or was willfully unaware.  Former Tucson Drug Enforcement Administration chief Tony Coulson told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder either knew guns were walking during Operation Fast and Furious, or should have known about the deadly practice.  "[Fast and Furious] was driven locally and it was driven from Arizona, from the ground up, I mean it was not much oversight," Coulson said in a phone interview.  "And, I mean, I can only speak to the reporting, but people all the way up to the attorney general knew what was going on."

Holder granted extra time to turn over 'Fast and Furious' documents.  A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday [2/9/2012], has backed off his stated deadline.

Sheriff Babeu: Fast and Furious mastermind should 'face criminal charges'.  Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican congressional candidate, told The Daily Caller he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder "perjured himself" before Congress when testifying about Operation Fast and Furious.  "I believe that [Holder], and many sheriffs in Arizona believe that, he has perjured himself," Babeu said during an interview with TheDC at this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.  "His story has changed.  After there was evidence produced that he did know — he was given briefings, he was given emails — he then started to walk back his statements to say that, 'well, I misunderstood the question.'"

Sen. Cornyn says AG Holder 'dangerously ideological'.  Sen. John Cornyn says Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is "playing politics" with the nation's anti-terrorism efforts and has compromised national security and put the lives of military personnel at risk. ... "Holder has ignored genuine cases of voter intimidation, and he has failed to vigorously enforce the right of our men and women in uniform deployed abroad to be able to cast their ballot," he said.  "Is this the kind of behavior that instills complete confidence in the President of the United States?"

Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress.  On Tuesday [2/14/2012] Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, took a major step toward holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents and other information about Operation Fast and Furious.  In a Jan. 31 letter, Issa had threatened Holder with such a move if he failed to provide all the subpoenaed documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal by Feb. 9.  That deadline has come and gone, and Holder's Department of Justice still hasn't provided most of those documents.  Issa's subpoena dates back to Oct. 12, 2011.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011.  Attorney General Eric Holder now operates the most politicized and ideological Department of Justice (DOJ) in recent history.  And revelations from the Operation Fast and Furious scandal suggest that programs approved by the Holder DOJ may have resulted in the needless deaths of many, including a federal law enforcement officer.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011.  Fast and Furious was a DOJ/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) "gun-running" operation in which guns were sold to Mexican drug cartels and others, apparently in hopes that the guns would end up at crime scenes.  This reckless insanity seems to have resulted in, among other crimes, the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican criminals in December 2010.  Fast and Furious guns were found at the scene of his death.

Eric Holder's Protection of Voter Fraud.  Seeking to overturn a DOJ judgment that its voter photo identification law, passed in May 2011, violates the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), the state of South Carolina recently announced that it is suing the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder in federal court.  The decision by South Carolina comes as the DOJ is vigorously working to stop the spread of states enacting or implementing voter photo ID laws, prompting fears that the Obama administration is undermining the integrity of the upcoming 2012 elections.

It's time to return Holder's contempt.  Since last May, Eric Holder has been stonewalling congressional attempts to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious — a mess hatched on his watch by Obama appointees at the office of the US attorney for Arizona and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  On Tuesday [2/14/2012], Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif) — whose House Oversight Committee is leading the congressional investigation — sent Holder another in a series of stern letters, demanding that Justice comply with committee subpoenas that it's been pretty much ignoring since Oct. 12.

Millions of Dead Voters, Brought to You By Eric Holder.  Over a year ago, I first warned that the Obama administration adopted a policy of refusing to enforce federal laws which require states to purge dead and ineligible voters from the rolls.  I discuss at length the details of this policy as revealed to me when I worked at the Justice Department in my book Injustice.  Today we learn that American voter rolls are infested with millions of dead and ineligible voters heading into the presidential election.  Eric Holder and his Leftist political appointees at the Justice Department have gotten exactly what they wanted.

Rep. Labrador is unafraid to speak truth to Holder.  Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), less than two years in office, quickly made a national mark by shining a bright light on the deeply troubling case of Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-running scandal that led to the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry in Arizona in December 2009. ... He blames media coddling of President Barack Obama.  "The mass media don't want there to be any scandals in the Obama administration," Labrador said.  "If this were a Republican administration, this would be on the top of the news every single night until there were answers or until ... heads rolled."  Labrador said that the Obama administration should never have participated in Operation Fast and Furious, but the apparent cover-up may be a greater scandal than the actual operation.

Is Obama Courting Dead Voters?  Attorney General Eric Holder has been waging an increasingly aggressive campaign of late against state mandatory voter ID laws.  Because he's concerned about discrimination.  Against zombies.  Dead people have long been a major Democratic constituency, given that Democrats mostly control the big cities where such voter fraud — and other types — tends to occur.

Eric Holder Admits To Congress: Fast And Furious Was Executed 'Extremely Poorly'.  Holder admitted [2/28/2012] that the program, which was linked to the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, had been executed extremely poorly.  "It was a bad attempt at trying to deal with a very pernicious problem, where guns are flowing from the United States to Mexico," Holder divulged.  "In its conception, in its execution, it was fundamentally flawed," Holder said about Fast and Furious.

Eric Holder explains why he should be fired over Operation Fast & Furious.  The answer that Attorney General Eric Holder should have given to the first question should have been "Yes, and I take responsibility for what happened."  Anything else would simply make it glaringly obvious that Holder is fundamentally unfit for his job... which is what happened here.

Another Straw-Purchaser, Another Federal Agent Dead (and Still Holder won't Comply).  Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is looking into the DOJ's role in Agent Zapata's murder, and believes the weapon which was used came from a program similar to Fast and Furious.  Which means that no one knows whether the gun-walking tied to Fast and Furious was ended, as Holder said it was, only to be started again under another program (with another name), or whether the gun walking tied to Fast and Furious simply continued longer than Holder claims it did.

Eric Holder: Targeted killings legal, constitutional.  Attorney General Eric Holder Monday presented the Obama administration's most detailed justification for armed drone strikes carried out against Al Qaeda leaders, arguing that the U.S. government doesn't legally need judicial review to kill terrorist operatives overseas — even when those individuals are American citizens.

Holder says law gives 'clear authority' to kill US citizens overseas.  Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday [3/5/2012] said the Obama administration has the "clear authority" to kill U.S. citizens overseas who are believed to be a terrorist threat.  "Given the nature of how terrorists act and where they tend to hide, it may not always be feasible to capture a United States citizen terrorist who presents an imminent threat of violent attack," Holder said.  "In that case, our government has the clear authority to defend the United States with lethal force."

Former Taliban defender appointed to third highest position at the Justice Department.  One of the few Americans with the distinction of having been a terrorist's defense attorney has been named number three in command at the Justice Department.  Attorney General Eric Holder announced Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West's promotion to Acting Associate Attorney General last week.

'American Taliban' Attorney Now Number Three at DOJ.  Over at Pajamas Media, J. Christian Adams lays out the gruesome details of the elevation of Tony West to the No. 3 man at the Justice Department.  Adams explains that West and his San Francisco law firm have represented "some of the most radical Islamic terrorist causes, including the American Taliban John Walker Lindh."  Adams reports that, in his new position, West, who has brought into senior Justice jobs other prominent jihadist defenders, will be overseeing detainee policy at Guantanamo Bay.

The Moral Hypocrisy of Barack Obama.  For those of us who remember Eric Holder and Barack Obama decrying waterboarding of three known foreign terrorists who provided information that saved American lives and played a role in the killing of Osama bin Laden, it is with some interest to hear the attorney general said the U.S. government has the right to order the killing of American citizens overseas if they are senior al-Qaeda leaders who pose an imminent terrorist threat and cannot reasonably be captured.

Obama's Kill Doctrine.  On Monday, March 5, Northwestern University School of Law was the location of an extraordinary scene for a free nation.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder presented President Barack Obama's claim that he has the authority to kill any U.S. citizen he considers a threat. ... What's even more extraordinary is that this claim, which would be viewed by the Framers of the U.S. Constitution as the very definition of authoritarian power, was met not with outcry but muted applause.

Obama and the assassin's creed.  This week, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. laid out the Obama administration's rationale for assassinating Americans abroad.  Cutting through the rhetoric, the argument still amounts to saying, "because we can."  Speaking to an audience at Northwestern University law school Monday, Mr. Holder revealed some of the previously secret rationale for targeted killings of American citizens engaged in terrorism abroad.

Obama is judge, jury and executioner.  In a speech to students at the Northwestern School of Law, Holder asserted that Barack Obama had the lawful power to order "the killing of American citizens overseas" if the president believes, based on secret information, that the American citizen is an "operational leader of al-Qaeda."  Holder went on to state that the presidential power to declare an American citizen an enemy of the state based on secret information and order the death of that person was sufficient "due process."  He declared that the "Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process" overturning 200 years of settled case law in one sentence.

Obama's Alarming View on Who Wills the US Military.  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the US would "seek permission" from international organizations before committing the military to war.  He also made it clear that the Obama administration does not feel it necessary to "inform" Congress or get their authorization for military action.

All the "domestic surveillance" protestors from a few years ago are now totally silent.
Can the president kill you?  Can the president kill an American simply because that person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical?  Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he thinks that would keep America safe?  Can Congress authorize the president to do that?

So When Are We Allowed to Be Intolerant?  [Scroll down]  As a specific example, consider what happened in Dayton, Ohio, in February 2011.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the Dayton, Ohio Police Department to lower its testing standards to increase the number of minority candidates who passed the two-part examination.  The passing scores for the exam were reduced from 66% to 58%, and from 72% to 63%.  The DOJ acted because, in its opinion, not enough minorities were passing the test, but the ultimate result was that the DOJ order guaranteed the continuance of mediocrity through lower civil servant standards.  Those who studied, who prepared, who worked to pass the exam were not rewarded for their efforts — indeed, they were penalized.

Justice Dept opposes Texas voter ID law.  The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday [3/12/2012] objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.

Justice Department bars Texas voter ID law.  The Justice Department has blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show a photo ID, saying that it disproportionately harms Hispanic residents.  The action is the second time in three months that the Obama administration has blocked a state voter ID law.

Feds challenge Texas voter ID.  The U.S. Justice Department has rejected Texas' new Voter ID law.  The department on Monday [3/12/2012] said Texas did not meet its burden under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and failed to show that the law will not discriminate against minority voters.

AG Holder Could Be Jailed for Ongoing Fast & Furious Cover-up.  Tensions are rising quickly in the investigation of the deadly federal gun-running operation "Fast and Furious" as Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice continues to unlawfully withhold subpoenaed documents.  The persistent stonewalling prompted Congress to renew its warning that contempt proceedings against top Obama administration officials are imminent if the cover-up does not end.

'No comment': Democrat refuses to support Holder amid resignation calls.  Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Dan Boren won't say if he supports Attorney General Eric Holder amid a surge in the number of House members who have demanded Holder's resign over Operation Fast and Furious.  A spokesperson for Boren, a conservative Democrat who is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, said the congressman had "no comment" on whether he still has confidence in Holder.

Holder's Identity Problem.  The tyranny of the photo ID is so all-encompassing that people can't enter Holder's own Justice Department without showing one.  Holder is outraged that in a nation where requests for photo ID are ubiquitous, more and more states are requiring that people show them when they vote.

Holder Makes the U.S. Less Safe.  Eric Holder oversees the most politicized Department of Justice in American history.  Every attorney general chooses his or her battles.  Holder's legacy — beyond the Fast and Furious gun running boondoggle — will be an obsession with race.

Another congressman signs on to 'no confidence' in Holder resolution.  Republican Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota tells The Daily Caller that he now supports the official House resolution of "no confidence" in Attorney General Eric Holder. ... Berg is now the 121st member of the House to have signed the "no confidence" resolution, called for Holder's resignation, or both.

Holder's Department of Injustice.  It takes indefatigable persistence to follow the unrelenting number of departures from the protections of equal justice taken by this Department of Justice and the Obama administration in general.  Eric Holder no longer attempts, assuming he ever had before, to disguise the blatant favoritism for Democrat voting blocs in his rulings — even while he applies selective enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Eric Holder Plays Texas Hold 'Em In Voter ID Suit.  The Justice Department's civil rights division, the same group that dropped the case of a group of New Black Panthers wearing military garb and carrying billy clubs as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, has filed an objection in U.S. District Court to Texas' voter identification law on the grounds it intimidates minorities and suppresses minority voter turnout.

Friday document dump: Holder's DOJ releases more on 'Fast and Furious'.  In what has become a pattern, Attorney General Eric Holder dumped more documents related to Operation Fast and Furious on congressional investigators late Friday [3/16/2012].  Terry Frieden of CNN reported that Holder coughed up "hundred of pages" of documents.  Assuming that means Holder did not produce more than 1,000 documents, the Justice Department is still far from compliance with lawful congressional subpoenas.

Justice Department is protecting voter fraud.  In December, Obama's Justice Department challenged South Carolina's voter identification law.  Obama and his party clearly want as many of what they consider undocumented Democrats — that would be illegal immigrants to the rest of us — to have unfettered access to the polls.  Lest anyone think I'm making a spurious allegation against the Democrats, consider the Justice Department's own language in challenging Texas' voter identification law, struck down by a federal judge earlier this week.

Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns.  Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."  Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club.  In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.

Department of Injustice.  Something is very rotten at the U.S. Department of Justice.  No other reasonable conclusion can be drawn from an independent report on the 2008 prosecution of then-Senator Ted Stevens. ... Most damaging to Justice's credibility is that, three years after Judge Sullivan set aside the guilty verdicts against Stevens, the department still hasn't disciplined the men and women involved.  Nor has it instituted harsher penalties for future abuses.

The Obama Administration's Attack on Fair Elections.  Judicial Watch recently announced a major new campaign to stop leftist activists and their allies in the Obama administration from undermining the integrity of the elections in 2012.  As the nation heads into another presidential election season, our 2012 Election Integrity Project is one of JW's top priorities.  Our investigators have uncovered a multi-pronged strategy by leftist radicals to make certain Barack Obama and other liberal candidates are reelected by hook or by crook — with the full support and participation of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ).

Union Thugs Threaten Citizen Election Watchdogs.  The Communist (I do not use that term recklessly) publication People's World has an article full of threats and libel from union thugs and Soros-funded voter fraud deniers directed at law abiding Americans:  "Labor raising an 'army of 400,000' for the 2012 elections."  Groups like True the Vote and Judicial Watch are working to cleanse the voter rolls of ineligible and dead voters, using federal laws Eric Holder's Justice Department won't enforce.

Barack's People:  Is there a better personification of Barack Obama and his disastrous, demagogic administration than Attorney General "my people" Eric Holder and his Department of Justice?  He is the only leader today more odious than Barack Obama, if only because he is unabashedly racist, whereas Obama pretends not to be.  Holder believes that his people deserve preference in all things, and that the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans, due to the Fast and Furious program, designed by minions, are unimportant.  The death of one Democrat is a tragedy — hundreds of dead Mexicans are a statistic.  They're not his people, or our people, or anything of importance for that matter.

Senators demand firing of prosecutors in case against Stevens.  Senators are pushing the Department of Justice (DOJ) to fire the prosecutors responsible for the "disgusting" botched criminal case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).  The outrage in the upper chamber follows the release last week of a 525-page report that found the government kept numerous pieces of evidence from Stevens's attorney that could have proven his innocence or caused the case against him to be dismissed.

Government paid nearly $1 million for Stevens report.  Nearly $1 million was paid to the law firm that conducted a two-year investigation of the government's bungled case against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).  The news comes as Henry Schuelke III, who recently released a 525-page report on the botched Stevens case, readies to testify about his investigation before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [3/28/2012].

What if Trayvon Had Been White, and the Shooter Black?  The truth of the matter is that "civil rights" cases are often little more than reverse lynch mobs.  In the Old South of the past, white mobs would drag black suspects out of jail and lynch them in the streets if they felt the wheels of justice were turning too slowly.  Today, black mobs, often led by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, lead street protests or riots, and the Federal government comes after white suspects with the "rope" of "civil rights" charges.  And just like the old Southern sheriffs with ties to the Klan who turned a blind eye to the illegal actions of whites, the Department of Justice often refuses to act on "civil rights" violations when the perpetrators are black and the victims are white.

Laura Ingraham: Eric Holder Not Going To Investigate The 'Black Panthers'.  Radio host Laura Ingraham paid a visit to Fox & Friends Tuesday morning [3/27/2012], where she was asked to weigh in on The New Black Panthers' $10,000 bounty for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old volunteer neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.  "They want him 'dead or alive'," noted host Gretchen Carlson.

DOJ on New Black Panther Party Zimmerman bounty — No comment.  The U.S. Department of Justice had no comment on the $10,000 bounty the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was offering for a "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the 28 year old man who told Sanford, Florida Police he shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in an act of self-defense.  According to a number of reports, the NBPP "called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men" to do the "arrest."  Zimmerman and his family have received death threats since the case became a national issue.

Holder's Revenge.  Attorney General Holder recently addressed the question of affirmative action, and for how long it would be required.  He answered, stunningly, that reverse discrimination has only just begun:  "Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices," Holder said.  "The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin[.] ... When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?"  We see in these remarks the soil out of which rises the bitter fruit of racial resentment.

Eric Holder Nailed $120,000 for Meritless Abortion Clinic Lawsuit.  The Department of Justice has been forced to hand over $120,000 for bringing a meritless abortion clinic access lawsuit against a clinic protester.  This loss is one of multiple lost cases by the Department of Justice against abortion clinic protesters.  The Special Litigation Section is the unit bringing the meritless cases.  It was profiled in the PJ Media Every Single One Series as being headed by and filled with Leftist ideologues.  The Special Litigation Section sued Mary Sue Pine under the "FACE" Act, which guarantees access to abortion clinics.  The complaint alleged Pine obstructed a car entering the clinic by standing in front of it.

Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers.  In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday [4/9/2012], obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation's top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government's definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case.  The family member believes the reason Holder hasn't made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black.

Eric Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton.  Attorney General Eric Holder praised left-wing activist Rev. Al Sharpton at the opening of the National Action Network (NAN) convention on Wednesday [4/11/2012], and also stressed that the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation of the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting that "will examine the facts and the law."  Sharpton, president of NAN and host of MSNBC's Politics Nation, has led several rallies demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who reportedly shot Martin on Feb. 26.  On Mar. 30 in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred, Sharpton pledged that his group would "move to the next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested."

Holder's Black Panther blind spot.  What is it about the Justice Department and the Black Panthers?  On March 24, Mikhail Muhammad, leader of the New Black Panther Party, offered a $10,000 bounty for the "capture" of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.  The Panthers distributed wanted posters, calling him a "child killer" and offering the bounty "dead or alive."  Muhammad warned that Mr. Zimmerman "should be fearful for his life."  These acts were almost certainly criminal.

Most Corrupt Attorney General in US History Tells Al Sharpton Group: "This Is Our Moment".  Wednesday [4/11/2012], U.S. Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder spoke before activists with the National Action Network, an organization founded by Al Sharpton, urging them to help the President promote his agenda.

GOP lawyers' group chief: 'Desperate' Holder distorted our study to fit anti-voter ID agenda.  Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Chairman David Norcross told The Daily Caller that a "desperate" Attorney General Eric Holder distorted a study his group conducted about voter fraud to fit President Barack Obama's anti-voter identification agenda. [...] Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Chairman David Norcross told The Daily Caller that a "desperate" Attorney General Eric Holder distorted a study his group conducted about voter fraud to fit President Barack Obama's anti-voter identification agenda.

Top 10 miscarriages of the Justice Department.  Rarely, if ever, has there been a more politicized Justice Department than the one presided over by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Corzine Steals Billions Sans Charges, Errant Whale Watcher Faces Prison.  Which would you imagine might attract more aggressive enforcement from the Justice Department:  the theft of $1.2 billion from supposedly segregated customer brokerage funds, or lying about an alleged incident of whistling to attract the attention of a whale so that whale watchers could get a better peep?  If you said the latter, then you appreciate the extent to which federal law enforcement priorities have run off the rails.

'Fair' elections, Obama-style.  The November presidential election is shaping up as a clear choice between a vision of a smaller federal role and President Obama's view that there's no limit to what the government can do.  One thing the administration won't do is ensure the choices Americans make at the ballot box are properly counted.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has declared that widespread voter fraud "does not really exist" in the United States.  That was before video guerrillas presented him with an up-close view of the problem.

Investigate Nugent But Not Farrakhan?  Team Obama is eager to distract the American people from the economic stagnation, job loss and sheer incompetence of this administration.  Let's talk about [Ted] Nugent, not Solyndra, the Chevy Volt, the soon-to-be $16 trillion debt ($5 trillion of which is Obama's), Fast and Furious or even Hilary Rosen.  Meanwhile, an administration that let the New Black Panthers avoid criminal charges for wielding a billy club outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008 and that ignored the bounty placed by the Panthers on the head of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting is concerned about Nugent.

Amazon is Obama's Mistress.  Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced on April 11, 2012 that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and five major book publishers on charges that they violated anti-trust laws by conspiring to raise the price of e-books.  Here's the catch:  Apple and the five publishers were not conspiring to artificially raise the price of the e-books.  They were merely switching from an outdated "wholesale pricing model" for print books to an "agency model" that is better suited for e-books.

Contempt Charges For Holder Imminent — "Weeks Away" According to Issa.  This comes after a year of threats made by Chairman Issa to hold officials of the Obama Justice Department in contempt for their obstruction of justice surrounding the Fast and Furious scandal, unless they cooperated more fully.

Oversight says reports of Holder contempt citation are false.  A spokesman for the House Oversight Committee said reports that the committee met with Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office about moving ahead with a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric Holder are false.  "While the committee continues to move toward consideration of contempt, it is important to note that the next step in the process of contempt must be made by the Oversight Committee," a committee spokesman told The Hill in an email.  "Reports, based on anonymous sources, that decisions for consideration of contempt on the House floor have already been made are inaccurate."

Obama Should 'Remove Eric Holder' and 'Just Come Clean' on Fast and Furious, Says Rep. Steve King.  "If I were the president of the United States, I would find a way for Eric Holder to step down, and it would be characterized as a firing," Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told Fox News on Thursday [4/26/2012].  King suggested it would be better for President Obama to fire Attorney General Holder rather than let the "Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal blow up in Obama's face right before the election:  "And as more of this unfolds — and I think there is substantially more — you remember that September 19 is kind of the date that bad things happen before elections," King said.

ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'.  Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday [4/27/2012].  Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters.  She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.

Obama DOJ Wants Greater Power to Access Cellphone Records.  Barack Obama's Justice Department is requesting that access to cellphone records be made more available to the government.  Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, asserted that warrants for early stages of investigations "crippled" prosecutors and law enforcement officials and thus should be abolished.

The Holder Justice Department: 'Disgusting and Shameful' Indeed.  Why have Texas, South Carolina, and other states that have passed common-sense voter-ID laws run into such dogged opposition from the Justice Department?  One huge factor is the radical ideology and bias of the staff who work in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division, as revealed in a new report from Christian Adams, a former Voting Section lawyer.

House Republicans: Under Holder, 'Justice Department has become more partisan than ever'.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, released a new report on Monday [4/30/2012] outlining why he believes the Obama administration's Department of Justice "has become more partisan than ever."  The report details how President Barack Obama's DOJ — led by Attorney General Eric Holder — has been "stalling" the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, has been "failing to enforce immigration laws" and has been "challenging voter ID laws."  Smith's report says Holder gave "inaccurate and incomplete testimony" about Fast and Furious during his May 3, 2011, appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

Issa sends out draft contempt order against Holder, says 'Furious' response 'cannot stand'.  Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has circulated a lengthy pair of documents making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his "refusal" to cooperate in an investigation of the ill-fated Fast and Furious operation.

Rep. Issa circulates contempt resolution against AG Eric Holder.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has circulated a draft copy of a resolution that would hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  The 44-page measure was sent to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday [5/3/2012] in an attempt to shore up support for what would be the toughest action taken by Issa as chairman of the powerful panel.

Contempt Process Begins Against Holder on Fast and Furious.  Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News reports that Republicans on the House Oversight Committee will take the first formal step toward contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious.  The draft consists of a briefing paper and 48 pages that will be distributed to Democrats and Republicans.

Cabinets gone wild.  Attorney General Eric Holder dropped charges against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation.  That may explain why he said nothing when the same group put out a dead-or-alive bounty poster on George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.  Holder's department is suing the state of Arizona for passing a law to enforce the largely unenforced federal immigration law.  Holder suggested that the Arizona law was racially inspired even as he admitted that he had never read it.  Holder has praised the race-baiting Al Sharpton for his "partnership" and called the country "cowards" for not holding a national conversation on race on his terms.  The attorney general has referred to African-Americans as "my people," and he has characterized congressional oversight of his office's failure to rein in the Fast and Furious scandal as racially motivated attacks on himself.

Few actions, minimal compliance from Holder on Fast and Furious subpoena.  A draft of a "contempt of Congress" citation House Republicans released on Thursday [5/3/2012] shows that Attorney General Eric Holder is still far from complying with a congressional subpoena over Operation Fast and Furious.  And even within the categories of the subpoena where his Department of Justice has taken some action, Holder's document production has been minimal.

Latest in Leak Farce: the 'Special Counsel' Folly.  [T]he GOP has loudly demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder name a "special counsel" to investigate Obama administration leaks of national defense information to the New York Times.  Seeing his opportunity to bury this embarrassing episode until after the November election, Holder is naturally accommodating them — or at least doing enough to appear to accommodate them that the media will applaud as the story goes dark.

No one has confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation of leaks.  Fox News' "America's News Headquarters" asked for opinions on whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation into national security leaks will uncover the truth.  Many who responded must have seen, or read Twitchy's coverage of, his abysmal and dangerously incompetent performance during the Congressional hearing on Operation Fast and Furious the other day.  Because confidence is, to put it mildly, lacking.

McCain: Eric Holder Has 'No Credibility' to Oversee Leaks Investigation.  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said Attorney General Eric Holder has "no credibility" to oversee the investigation into the recent spate of national security leaks and called for a special counsel to investigate instead.  "Mr. Holder's credibility with Congress — there is none," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."  "We continue to have this problem with him withholding information on Fast and Furious which resulted in the killing of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona.  He is close to being held in contempt.  There is no credibility."

Issa, Boehner decline 'Fast and Furious' meeting with Holder until DOJ satisfies document subpoena.  Attorney General Eric Holder publicly asked House Speaker John Boehner, House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley during a Tuesday morning [6/12/2012] hearing to meet with him one-on-one about Operation Fast and Furious.  But the leading congressional investigators said a House subpoena from October 2011 is still pending and the ball is in Holder's court.

Cornyn berates Holder in hearing, calls for his resignation.  Sen. John Cornyn lambasted Attorney General Eric Holder and called for his resignation Tuesday morning during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.  Holder appeared before the committee to address questions about Operation Fast and Furious and alleged politically-motivated national security intelligence leaks.  Cornyn called for Holder to resign over the attorney general's handling of Fast and Furious, making him now the fourth U.S. senator to do so.

Holder rejects resignation call at testy Senate hearing.  Holder rested his head on one hand as Cornyn recited a litany of allegations involving the attorney general's performance.  "I'm afraid we've come to an impasse," Cornyn said, adding that Holder "violated the public trust" in his view.  "With regret, you've left me with no choice but to join those who call for you to resign your office."  Holder responded by calling Cornyn's allegations "almost breathtaking" in their inaccuracies and said:  "I don't have any intention of resigning."

Eric Holder Shows Nothing But Contempt For The Truth In Fast And Furious Scandal.  A House committee has announced a June 20 vote on whether Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for withholding documents in the "Fast and Furious" scandal.  It can't happen soon enough.

Tricky 'Fast and Furious' probe is slow and furious.  [Attorney General Eric] Holder has been extremely vigilant attempting to stop states from doing things like enforcing laws against illegal immigrants and cleaning non-citizens and non-breathing people from voter registration lists.  But Holder's surprising defense as the chief law enforcement officer in the United States of America in charge of the entire Justice Department has been 'Gee, I really didn't know about Fast and Furious.'

House moving to hold Holder in contempt.  House Republicans said Monday [6/11/2012] that they will move to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, escalating a separation-of-powers battle over Fast and Furious, the Obama administration's botched gun-walking operation.

DOJ Sues Florida: Stop Removing Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls.  The US Department of Justice announced Monday it will sue Florida to stop the state from purging ineligible voters from its voter rolls.  The DOJ statement came after Florida filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security for failing to cooperate with efforts to clean up the state's voter registration records.

Grassley wants 'somebody's scalp' over Fast and Furious.  Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking GOP Member Chuck Grassley said Tuesday evening that he wants "somebody's scalp" over Operation Fast and Furious — and he stopped just short of joining his congressional colleagues demanding Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation.  "The only thing I want out of this is somebody's scalp that approved this," Grassley told Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren in a Tuesday evening [6/12/2012] interview.

AG wants to deal after call for contempt vote.  A day after House Republicans scheduled a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the nation's top law-enforcement officer told lawmakers he wants to work out a deal over releasing documents related to the "Fast and Furious" probe.  A newly conciliatory Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday [6/12/2012] that he is willing to compromise on some of the records the House Government and Oversight Committee has been demanding.

Why Does DOJ Tolerate Foreigners on Florida Voter Rolls?  You might wonder why the Justice Department is so hostile toward removing foreigners from the voter rolls in Florida.  DOJ sued Florida today to stop the removal on non-citizens from the rolls.  Lots of people can't understand why, but I can.

Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyer Suing Florida to Keep Foreigners on Voter Rolls.  The DOJ filed a complaint against Florida today to stop Florida from removing ineligible non-citizens from the voter rolls.  (Yesterday DOJ, disgracing long-established tradition, leaked this impending news to a sycophantic blogger.)  Florida has already discovered noncitizens who voted illegally in previous elections.  The lawsuit filed today seeks to stop Florida from purging non-citizens from Florida voting rolls.  No word on whether Eric Holder's Justice Department will be filing criminal charges against the foreigners who illegally registered to vote.  Priorities lie elsewhere.

Eric Holder's Corrupt Agenda.  On Tuesday, [6/12/2012] the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it was filing a lawsuit against Florida over the state's push to clean its voter roles of dead and foreign voters.  The move comes on the heels of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, scheduling a vote by his panel on June 20th aimed at holding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal.  While the corrupt practices of Holder's DOJ may finally be getting the attention they deserve, it is also becoming apparent that the department is not just degrading the principles of law and order to advance a radical leftist agenda — but to enhance president's Obama's re-election chances by any means necessary.

Eric Holder and Operation Stonewall.  In recent testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a combative Attorney General Eric Holder strongly denied the Justice Department is engaged in a cover-up over its involvement in "Operation Fast and Furious," the failed gun-buying probe which led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 hundred Mexican citizens.  Instead, Holder said the 14-month congressional probe into the failings of Fast and Furious had devolved into nothing but a "political" effort intended to embarrass the Obama administration.

Bringing Eric Holder to Justice.  Patience has apparently run out with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his refusal to turn over what congressional investigators consider critical evidence in the ongoing Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation.  On June 20th, the House Oversight Committee will vote on whether or not to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress.  The vote would mark the fourth time in the last 30 years that Congress has initiated contempt proceedings against a member of the executive branch of government.

Holder's last days?  After more than a year of half-truths, stonewalling, obfuscating and outright lying to Congress about the "gunwalking" scandal known as Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder now finds himself trapped in a box canyon, out of ammo and surrounded by hostiles.

Holder agrees to give Issa internal emails on Fast and Furious, offers to meet.  Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday agreed to make what he called "an extraordinary accommodation" to Republicans investigating the botched "Operation Fast and Furious" by turning over department emails he has long insisted deal with internal deliberations and should be protected.  Holder is trying to head off a push by House Republicans to hold him in contempt of Congress for allegedly "stonewalling" their investigation.

Holder aide who erred on Fast and Furious leaves Justice Department.  The senior Justice Department official who sent a letter to a Republican senator falsely claiming that the department did not allow guns to be "walked" to drug smugglers in Mexico during the Fast and Furious investigation left the department Wednesday [6/13/2012] to become dean of the Baltimore School of Law.

Senator: 'I Have Not Been Impressed with [Holder's] Intelligence'.  Texas senator John Cornyn called into question the intelligence of Attorney General Eric Holder earlier today in a radio interview.  "Do you think Holder is smart?," radio host Laura Ingraham asked Cornyn.  "I have not been impressed with his intelligence," Cornyn responded.

Corruptocrat Eric Holder's GOP Enablers.  While calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric "Stonewall" Holder's resignation grow and the House GOP gears up for a contempt vote next week, it's worth remembering how we got into this mess.  In two words:  feckless bipartisanship. [...] Bending to bipartisanship for bipartisanship's sake — and ignoring the obvious consequences — is playing politics.  And, conservatives, please remember the actions of all 19 Republican senators who ignored Holder's abominable career as a political fixer and confirmed him.

Botching Fast and Furious.  Attorney General Eric Holder has no intention of resigning, especially on the say-so of Republicans — but the attorney general has much to answer for, and Republicans should continue to make the case that he is wholly inadequate to his position and operating in bad faith.

Senator calls for Holder's resignation amid challenges over leak probe, Fast and Furious.  Lawmakers' frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over an ongoing security leak probe and the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation boiled over Tuesday, with a top Republican lawmaker calling on Holder to resign.  Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the call for Holder's resignation during a Senate hearing late Tuesday morning [6/12/2012].

Holder Refuses to Provide Testimony on Kagan's Involvement in Obamacare.  Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to provide written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to "questions for the record" submitted to him by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) that focus on Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — AKA Obamacare — while she was President Barack Obama's solicitor general.

Holder's Just-Us Department under Fire.  Whether he resigns or is removed or spends the rest of this year responding to Congressional inquiries, Attorney general Holder has treated the Department of Justice as a partisan arm of the Obama Administration.  Now and for the foreseeable future he is just another Albatross around Obama's neck.

Fast and Furious Breeds Contempt.  Will Attorney General Eric Holder be held in contempt [of] Congress?  It's a question that could be answered this week as lawmakers consider what would be just the fourth contempt action against a member of the executive branch in the last thirty years.  Janet Reno was the last attorney general to hold such a dubious distinction.

Issa agrees to postpone Holder contempt vote.  House Oversight and Government Reform chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., agreed to postpone the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department delivers 1,300 pages of documents to his committee before the vote is scheduled to take place.

Border Patrol group calls for Holder's resignation.  The National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 17,000 of the agency's nonsupervisory agents, called Monday for the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for his role in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.  Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran, described Mr. Holder's actions in the case as "a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country," adding that the attorney general showed "an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government."

Holder agrees to meet with Issa.  Attorney General Eric Holder agreed to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday [6/19/2012] as part of his attempt to stave off a vote to hold him in contempt of Congress.  In a letter to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent on Monday [6/18/2012], Holder proposed the meeting in order to discuss the role of the Justice Department in the botched gun-tracking operation, Fast and Furious.

McGurn: Eric Holder's Politics of Contempt.  Finally, Eric Holder is on the ropes.  House members are readying to vote him in contempt of Congress. [...] Should the House hold him in contempt, Mr. Holder would be left with three choices:  standing by as a U.S. attorney begins prosecuting him; directing the U.S. attorney not to prosecute him; or invoking executive privilege to justify not releasing the documents Congress seeks.  There are huge downsides to all three.

Is this the end of Eric Holder's games?  Bait-and-switch?  Or breath-taking chutzpah?  Either way, Eric Holder is in big trouble.  The embattled attorney general destroyed what little is left of his credibility yesterday afternoon when he failed to turn over 1,300 subpoenaed and unredacted documents in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal to House investigators led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Issa Gives Holder One Last Deadline Before Contempt Hearing.  Darrell Issa is going go ahead with holding Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, after the two sides couldn't come to a deal during a last minute meeting Tuesday evening [6/19/2012], unless he gets documents relating to the Fast & Furious program by 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Last-minute deal fizzles, Holder contempt vote still on tap.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. faces a contempt of Congress hearing Wednesday after refusing a last-minute compromise offer to turn over subpoenaed documents to a House committee investigating the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.

Holder shows up empty-handed to Issa meeting, chooses path toward contempt of Congress.  House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday evening that his committee plans to move forward with contempt of Congress proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday if he fails to produce promised documents before a scheduled 10 a.m. vote.

Contempt coming?  It appears at this point the scheduled Wednesday morning [6/20/2012] contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder is still on as the Department of Justice has not released promised Operation Fast and Furious documents by its deadline.

Obama asserts executive privilege over 'Fast and Furious' documents.  President Obama on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee in its investigation of the botched "Fast and Furious" operation.  The last-minute move came just before the start of a scheduled hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has refused since October to honor a committee subpoena seeking the documents.

Obama grants Holder request on 'Furious' documents as contempt vote looms.  Rep. Darrell Issa pressed ahead with a committee vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, despite an eleventh-hour move by President Obama to assert executive privilege over the Fast and Furious documents at the heart of the dispute.  The announcement touched off a caustic debate on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that lasted well into the afternoon, as Democrats accused Issa of prosecuting a "political witch hunt" and Republicans stepped up their criticism of Holder's "stonewalling" over the Fast and Furious probe.  Even for Washington, the tone at the hearing was decidedly bitter and accusatory.

White House grants executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents.  The showdown between the White House and key congressional Republicans over the administration's response to a controversial program that allowed guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels kicked into high gear Wednesday.  President Obama granted Attorney General Eric Holder executive privilege on the matter, while the head of the House panel overseeing government conduct moved forward with proceedings to hold the nation's top law enforcement official in contempt of Congress.

White House withholds Fast and Furious files.  President Obama has taken the rare step of asserting executive privilege to withhold documents sought by lawmakers probing a botched US sting operation.  The attorney general is facing moves to hold him in contempt of Congress over the issue.  Justice officials said the privilege applied to files on how they learned of problems with Fast and Furious.

Issa: 'Our Purpose Has Never Been to Hold the Attorney General in Contempt'.  In a last-minute maneuver before a House panel voted on a contempt of Congress charge against embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department notified the House that President Barack Obama was invoking executive privilege to shield documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious.  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) made the announcement in his opening remarks to the committee on Wednesday morning [6/20/2012].

Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote.  Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today [6/20/2012] just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold Holder in contempt with a vote.  Obama granted an executive privilege request sent to him by Holder in letter form yesterday.  The time at which the letter was sent is unclear, but Issa was unaware of the request until today when he was informed by Deputy Attorney General James Cole the request had been granted.

Holder retracts claim Bush team knew about Fast and Furious.  In a second major retraction over its version of the the gun-walking scandal, the Justice Department has retracted Attorney General Eric Holder's charge in a hearing last week that his Bush administration predecessor had been briefed on the affair.  In a memo just released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa senator reveals that Holder also didn't apologize to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey for dragging him into the Fast & Furious scandal that is headed for a major legal clash and likely contempt of Congress charge against Holder.

Obama's Claim of Executive Privilege: It's Frivolous.  Holder's letter is a remarkable document.  Viewed from a strictly technical standpoint, it is a terrible piece of legal work.  Its arguments are weak at best; in some cases, they are so frivolous as to invite the imposition of sanctions if they were asserted in court.

Holder's "Extraordinary" Contempt.  And so we now know exactly what Eric Holder meant when he stated that he was ready to make "An extraordinary accommodation" to avoid a contempt of Congress vote in the house.  In an "extraordinary" meeting, at 5 pm EST yesterday, Holder arrived empty handed.  Congressman Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee had instructed Holder to produce some 1,300 documents, emails and memos pertaining to subpoenaed documents related to the cover up of the Fast and Furious scandal.

Those Fast and Furious documents must be dynamite.  Even with his fawning press, [Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this one.  He knows this, meaning that the documents now to be withheld must be dynamite.  They have to show either that Holder knew what was going on with Fast and Furious and approved it, or that he directly committed perjury in his Congressional testimony, or both.

Obama's Executive Privilege Has The Stench Of Cover-Up.  The president illegally asserts executive privilege to protect an attorney general who's either a clueless political hack, malevolent or both, withholding answers of who is responsible for a Border Patrol agent's death.

Holder Will Lose Executive Privilege Fight.  President Obama's assertion of executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Eric Holder from complying with congressional subpoenas on the Operation Fast and Furious fiasco will blow up in the White House's face.  But not for the reasons you've heard on the first day of this legal fight.

Obama raises legal eyebrows with executive privilege claim.  President Obama could be on shaky legal ground with his assertion of executive privilege in a congressional investigation that has been going on for a year, according to scholars who study the limits of presidential power.  Louis Fisher, a former specialist on the separation of powers at the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, said he found the administration's arguments "extremely unpersuasive."

Agents call for Holder's resignation.  An organization representing Border Patrol agents has called for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder due to "Operation Fast and Furious."

Holder Has Long Been Contemptible.  While the House Oversight Committee has now recommended that Congress hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his conduct during the Fast and Furious scandal, one could make the case that Holder has long held the American public in contempt.  After all, how many cabinet secretaries begin their tenure by calling his fellow Americans "a nation of cowards" where it concerned the question of racism?

The political forces driving Holder's contempt citation.  Like virtually everything else that happens in or is said about Washington for the next 138 days, Wednesday's House committee vote to hold Atty. Gen. Eric Holder in contempt is totally saturated with politics. [...] And the dispute could end up in the courts, given the hardness of both sides' positions.  Although such a prosecution would need the cooperation of a U.S. attorney, who was appointed by Obama.  Nobody knows what would happen if he refuses.

Eric Holder is charged with contempt — what's next?  [Scroll down]  If Holder is found in contempt, then the House could refer the contempt charge to the U.S. District Attorney of the District of Columbia, Ronald Machen Jr.  Referring Holder's contempt charge to Machen could raise serious concerns, as Machen is both a part of the Justice Department under Holder and was a longtime backer of President Barack Obama.  Machen was an early supporter of Obama's presidential campaign and donated over $5,000 to Obama directly or indirectly before being appointed by the administration in 2009.

Evidence mounting against Holder.  The day before Holder was scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. White House logs show that Attorney General Eric Holder and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano met with Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House on May 2, 2011.  Omitted from the log is the nature and purpose of the visit.  The timing of the meeting is quite suspect based on Holder's planned testimony the following day, the mounting pressure from Congressman Issa's committee, and Holder's stonewalling Issa's request for documents related to Fast & Furious.

White House spins Fast and Furious scandal.  Members of the public "do not expect Congress to waste time on a political motivated fishing expedition," Carney said.  Carney tried to spin the controversy to credit Attorney General Eric Holder for ending a tactic that was first used by lower-level officials during the administration of George  W. Bush.  "The practice began in the previous administration, and it was ended in this one," he claimed. [...] "This is entirely about principle," he said, prompting laughter from reporters.

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The Obama White House needs to be laughed at more often.

'This Is About Principle,' Carney Says — Prompting Laughter From WH Press Corps.  There is no White House cover-up; the Justice Department has given Congress "every page related to the Fast and Furious operation;" and congressional Republicans are focused on a "politically motivated, taxpayer-funded, election-year fishing expedition," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Thursday.

What's Bam hiding?  Obama asserted executive privilege Wednesday regarding House subpoenas for documents that might provide some clarity — subpoenas at which Holder & Co. have been thumbing their institutional noses for months.  Indeed, the privilege assertion comes 15 months after Obama claimed that neither he nor Holder knew about, to say nothing of authorized, the gun operation.  Holder himself testified in May 2011 that he'd only heard about the operation "in the last few weeks" — though memos later came to light that undermine that claim.

Eric Holder must surrender Fast and Furious documents.  [Scroll down]  Further raising eyebrows, in May 2011 Holder told the committee that he had first heard of the operation "over the last few weeks."  Later, the committee obtained Justice Department memos about Fast and Furious addressed to Holder dating from September 2010.  Issa is targeting why Holder didn't provide the straight goods sooner.  The question is a fair one and takes precedence over Obama's claim that DOJ deliberations over dealing with the committee probe are off-limits to Congress.

President Obama, Attorney General Holder and executive privilege.  The only bases for the invocation of the privilege are the need to protect secret deliberations and communications intended ultimately for the president that pertain to (a) military, or (b) diplomatic, or (c) sensitive national security matters.  Just because two or more people in the White House discussed a matter or reviewed documents does not clothe their discussion or their document review with executive privilege.  The conversation or document review must be integral to advising the president on his official duties, and it must fit into one or more of (a) or (b) or (c) above.

Did Obama assert executive privilege to bail out Holder before?  [Scroll down]  There are two possibilities in this case, ultimately:  Obama asserted executive privilege in 2009 for Holder to help him cover up his past, or Holder incorrectly claimed he didn't have "authority" to testify about something when he did.  White House spokesman Eric Schultz wouldn't answer when asked if Obama asserted executive privilege then, nor would Holder spokesman Tracy Schmaler.

Why the Ridiculous is no Laughing Matter.  Now, Eric Holder may well be headed for a Contempt of Congress citation.  What would happen then is anyone's guess.  We know what would happen if you or I lied to Congress.  But we're just the little people.  When we don't pay our taxes, the IRS gets cross.  But then we're not the Secretary of the Treasury.  We can take it for granted that Eric Holder flies somewhere above the law.  But we do not possess the moral altimeter that can tell us how far above the law he flies.  Is lying under oath to a Congressional committee OK?  I guess we'll find out.

Fast and Furious: Follow the Ideology.  At PJTV, Bill Whittle makes the case that Fast and Furious was driven by Barack Obama's and Eric Holder's anti-gun ideology.  The case is, I think, a persuasive one, as no one has offered an alternative explanation of why the administration would deliberately facilitate the shipment of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels, with no effort to track them unless and until they were involved in the commission of crimes.  If the administration didn't intend that Mexicans be murdered with Fast and Furious weapons, then what was the point?

Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011.  The Fast and Furious operation by itself should have resulted in Holder's resignation, but it is the cover-up that has prompted serious calls for Holder's ouster.  On May 3, 2011, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Holder testified:  "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."  Newly released documents show he was receiving weekly briefings on Fast and Furious as far back as July 5, 2010.  It appears Holder lied to Congress.  Unfortunately, when it comes to Holder corruption and abuse of office, Fast and Furious is just the tip of the iceberg.

House Dem breaks from party, plans to vote for Holder contempt.  The Democratic Party's resistance to holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is crumbling.  Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson said Tuesday he plans to vote in favor of holding Holder in contempt over his refusal to comply with a subpoena into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

Congressional Black Caucus Walks out on Contempt Vote.  Instead of voting on Thursday [6/28/2012], the members of the CBC walked out of the Chamber of Congress.  Joining them were Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

House holds Holder in contempt over 'Fast and Furious' documents.  The House on Thursday cited Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt of Congress in a historic vote weighted with political significance — though it does little to break the stalemate over his decision to withhold documents regarding the Justice Department's actions in a botched gunwalking operation.  The House voted 255-67 to hold Mr. Holder in criminal contempt in a vote that amounted to a political spanking for the attorney general and President Obama, underscored by the 17 Democrats who joined Republicans.

What's next for Attorney General Eric Holder?  [Scroll down]  But what will become of Eric Holder?  Well, his citation for criminal contempt will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald Machen. [...] And if he [Machen] does decide to move forward against Eric Holder, Machen can always be over-ridden by his boss, the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder.  Anyone who thinks Holder would be afraid to perpetrate such a political outrage hasn't been watching the same Attorney General, and Administration, that I have.  Don't make the mistake of believing the media would excoriate him for such a transparently corrupt exercise of power.

Justice Department Won't Prosecute Holder for Contempt.  After Congress found the nation's top law enforcement officer in contempt Thursday [6/28/2012], the Department of Justice quickly wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner informing him that it will not prosecute U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for withholding documents in a congressional investigation of the Fast and Furious gun walking operation.

Arrest Eric Holder.  It turns out that the House could encourage immediate cooperation by arresting Holder.  Such a move would be based upon something called "inherent contempt," a process that, writes The Washington Times, "is well-established by precedent, has been confirmed by multiple Supreme Court rulings, and is available to any Congress willing to force such a confrontation."  It was also recently alluded to by none other than Nancy Pelosi when she addressed what she considered Karl Rove's contempt of Congress and said, "I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day.  I'm not kidding.  There's a prison here in the Capitol....  If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him."  But the will is the issue, as our Congress is just not that confrontational.

Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice.  When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out.  Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race?  It's about Holder's refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the "Fast and Furious" operation.

Poor Eric Holder: He's taking all this unwarranted flak just to save Obama.  The way Attorney General Eric Holder sees it, all this mounting criticism of his inept leadership as the nation's top law enforcement officer is simply predictable politics of the worst kind in an election year. [...] The way Holder sees it, this whole mess isn't really even about him, as important a fellow as he is.  It's really about President Obama.

Holder's Contempt: Who Owns the Government?  President Obama has raised the stakes.  This not just a political dust-up; not merely a healthy test of strength between two co-equal branches of government.  The rule of law is being challenged by Mr. Holder and the President.  The Constitution invests tremendous power in the federal government.  In return we the people are entitled to full transparency and accountability from its officials.  A routine congressional investigation has evolved into a monstrous scandal and cover-up.  It is as if they have missed the lessons from all the failed cover-ups of their predecessors.  Congress and the Courts should act with haste and conviction to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Eric Holder Cries To The Washington Post.  Attorney General Eric Holder is in big trouble!  So once again the Old Media must swoop in to the rescue.

Formal complaint seeks disbarment of Eric Holder in DC.  Attorney General Eric Holder could lose his license to practice law in the District of Columbia, or face some other penalty from the D.C. Bar, now that he has been found in criminal and civil contempt of Congress.  Last week, the bloggers who first exposed Operation Fast and Furious, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea, filed a formal complaint with the Washington, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel alleging that Holder committed "professional misconduct" during the congressional investigation into the scandal.

At La Raza Summit, Disgraced AG Eric Holder Touts Amnesty & Threatens States.  Less than two weeks after becoming the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in contempt of Congress, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in front of the highly controversial National Council of La Raza — it means "The Race" in Spanish — and issued threats against ongoing state and local efforts to control illegal immigration or enforce voter-ID requirements.  He also touted an administration effort to stop deportations while promising to keep working with President Obama to pass the "Dream Act" and secure amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Holder At National Council of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection.  Holder also offered a specific warning to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and any agency wanting to emulate Arpaio's efforts to round up and expel undocumented immigrants at any cost.  "These policies simply have no place in responsible law enforcement, and they must not and simply will not be tolerated as long as I am attorney general of the United States," Holder said.  The statement drew cheers.

NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak.  Earlier today [7/10/2012], Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  What did media need in order to attend?  That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting.  Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws.

AG Holder says Texas ID law would harm minorities.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder added a timely Texas flavor to his address to the NAACP Convention in Houston Tuesday morning, explaining why the Justice Department refused to approve the Lone Star State's proposed voter ID law.

Holder's Jim Crow Politics.  Some of our liberal friends were a tad upset when we wrote last month that Attorney General Eric Holder was using the voter ID issue to stir up racial incitement.  But maybe they should complain to Mr. Holder, who can't seem to liberate himself from a Jim Crow-era political mindset.  Speaking to the NAACP in Houston on Tuesday [7/10/2012], Mr. Holder assailed the Texas law that requires voters to show some identification, using terms redolent of Deep South racism before the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  "Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them — and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them," he said.  "We call those poll taxes."

Holder compares Texas voter ID law to post slavery poll taxes.  In a speech at the annual NAACP conference, in Houston, Holder said many voters would have to travel "great distances" to get a government-issued photo ID and that some would "struggle" to pay for the requisite paperwork.  "We call these poll taxes," Holder said.  He also said the Texas law hurts minorities and that politics is the driving force behind the issue.  Holder called Texas the "center of our national debate" on voting rights issues and vowed the Justice Department would "aggressively" fight to enforce those rights.

Holder to NAACP: Photo ID Laws Will Reverse Civil Rights Gains.  One day after a three-judge panel heard arguments about the legality of Texas's photo ID voting law, Attorney General Eric Holder went to Houston to speak at the NAACP Convention.  Holder denounced Texas's photo ID law as a political stunt used to disenfranchise minorities during his speech.  Attendees and journalists were asked for photo IDs to verify their identities at the conference.

Chambliss Not Impressed With Holder's Response to SWATing.  A month ago, 80 members of Congress called for the Justice Department to investigate SWATing in a letter sent directly to Attorney General Eric Holder.  Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss was the first member of Congress to call for an investigation and now a month later, he is less than impressed with Holder's response to the situation.  He sent Holder another letter yesterday [7/11/2012] showing his disappointment in the non-action from the DOJ to address the issue.

Senator Chambliss Demands More Action from Attorney General on SWATtings.  In Wednesday's [7/11/2012] letter, Senator Chambliss emphasized the dangers that SWAT-ting presents, and warned "When innocent people are handcuffed, children witness their parents treated as criminals, helicopters overhead awaken the neighbors and the victim realizes that one wrong move by him or his family could lead to irreversible catastrophe, there is overwhelming cause for concern."  Since Chambliss' initial letter was sent to Holder, another SWATting has occurred.

Eric Holder's war.  The president was a no-show, Joe Biden exhorted the crowd to stick with Obama and Mitt Romney gave a frank address to the nation's oldest civil-rights organization in which he vowed to repeal ObamaCare.  But the most important news out of the NAACP in Houston this week came from Attorney General Eric Holder, who vowed to continue the Justice Department's war on states trying to ensure the integrity of the electoral system.  "The arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate," said Holder.

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Unfortunately that is true.  The electorate is expanding to include felons, illegal aliens, dead people, motor voters, serial voters, ignorant teenagers, and fictitious people like Doodad Pro.

Complaint seeks to have Holder disbarred after contempt vote.  A formal complaint was filed last week with the Washington, D.C., Office of Bar Counsel — of which Holder is a member.  The letter was submitted by gun-rights advocates and bloggers David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh, who have reported extensively on Operation Fast and Furious.  The complaint says it appears Holder has violated the rules of professional conduct after he was found in contempt of Congress last month for not complying with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoena seeking documents pertaining to the administration's handling of Fast and Furious.

New Jim Crow in Guam: Where's Holder?  The challenge to Guam's law was brought by Dave Davis, a retired Air Force major who has lived in Guam for 35 years. [...] Justice's indifference to his complaint is striking given that Guam's law is even worse than many of the odious Jim Crow statutes that limited voting in the South.  "Even under Jim Crow, some blacks successfully registered to vote after they navigated the nasty maze of character exams and shifting office hours," says former DOJ civil-rights attorney Christian Adams, who is representing Major Davis.  But under Eric Holder, the Justice Department has engaged in a pattern of selective enforcement of discrimination laws. [...] In Guam, the desire to bar non-Chamorro voters from participating in the referendum has a clear racial motive.

Taking Down the Second Amendment: The Connection between Fast and Furious and the Trayvon Martin Case.  [Scroll down]  Before Fast and Furious, the AG was notorious for engineering last-minute pardons for Marc Rich, on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for the largest tax fraud in history, and for sixteen members of FALN, the Puerto Rican terrorist group that killed several people in bombings in Chicago and New York.  But a more revealing accomplishment was his role as point man in the kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez.  After applying for a court order to seize the boy from his legal guardian, Holder went ahead with the operation without one, then baldly denied that Elian was seized at gunpoint.  Holder was not fazed by the fact that millions of people throughout the world had seen Alan Diaz's disturbing photo.

Justice Department opens investigation into Pennsylvania voter ID law.  The Department of Justice is investigating whether Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is discriminatory, according to a letter released Monday [7/23/2012].

Justice Dept. opens probe of Pennsylvania's voter-ID law.  The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of Pennsylvania's new voter-ID law, asking the Corbett administration to document its repeated claims that 99 percent of the state's voters have the photo identification they will need to vote in November.

Is Stealing the November Election Eric Holder's End Game?  Amazingly, Holder can apparently remain totally oblivious to flagrant crime if it serves his interests, while summoning an uncanny ability to concoct misdeeds where none have occurred.  For just as resolutely as he refused to concede perpetration of crimes by the New Black Panthers, he fiercely pursues the ostensible possibility of "voter intimidation" elsewhere in the nation, absent any credible accusations from disenfranchised voters, but instead based on the premise that merely requiring legitimate identification might result in such.

Eric Holder's Keystone State Voter ID Shakedown.  The Eric Holder Justice Department has done it again, this time in Pennsylvania.  Not content to use Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to shake down Texas and South Carolina, the DOJ yesterday [7/23/2012] sent a demand to the Keystone State for stacks of documents regarding Pennsylvania voter ID.  This letter was a highly irregular and purely partisan exercise designed to stoke Obama's electoral base in Philadelphia.  It is also designed to placate the civil rights industry, which has quietly simmered about the lack of enforcement of the Voting Rights Act to help minorities over the last three years.

Revealed: Corzine's MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder's Law Firm.  Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer's former law firm, Covington & Burling.  There's more.

No justice in Corzine case.  As the march to the November elections heats up, voters can expect to find fewer and fewer issues that unite Democrats and Republicans.  Yet one emerging issue appears to be gathering enough steam to produce a rare point of bipartisan agreement:  the Justice Department's unwillingness or inability to charge, prosecute and seek conviction of a single Wall Street executive in the wake of the largest financial collapse in U.S. history.  One of the most glaring examples of the cronyism that has ground the process to a halt can be seen in the lack of any real action against former MF Global chief Jon Corzine.

Watchdog Finds Nepotism at Justice Department.  The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday [7/26/2012] that eight current or former officials at one of its divisions steered jobs to children and other relatives, violating laws and regulations that forbid nepotism.  Similar allegations of improper hiring practices at the department's Justice Management Division, which oversees administrative and back-office staff, have been the subject of repeated investigation by the department's inspector general.  Reports in 2004 and 2008 also found instances of family members being promoted or hired in violation of the law.  And each time officials promised to make lasting changes to hiring practices.

Justice Department officials violated nepotism rules, new report says.  Eight Justice Department officials tried to get their children and other relatives hired at the department in violation of laws and regulations, according to a report released Thursday [7/26/2012] by the department's inspector general.  The nepotism violations in the division that serves as the Justice Department's management arm were revealed in the third investigation of the division in the past decade, according to Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz.  His office found similar improper hiring practices in 2004 and 2008.

Sources: Eric Holder scolded Capitol Hill intern for taking notes during lecture.  Sources have confirmed to The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday [7/25/2012] scolded an intern from House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's office for taking notes during a lecture he gave on Capitol Hill.  According to one intern who was present, Holder had just started speaking when he noticed a male intern who was standing on the side of the packed room beginning to take notes with a pen and paper.

Republicans hit Justice Department on voter ID.  House Republicans on Thursday [7/26/2012] criticized the Justice Department's decision to challenge new voter ID laws in several states, saying it shows the Obama Administration is more concerned with Democrats winning in November than protecting against election fraud.

Republicans slam Justice Department on voter ID moves.  Congressional Republicans told a top Justice official Thursday [7/26/2012] his department is wrong to fight state voter ID laws and that the government needs to do more to ensure people serving abroad in the military are able to vote.  Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, said the Justice Department "is seeking headlines opposing voter ID laws that an overwhelming majority of Americans support."

DOJ Official Won't Say Whether Justice Department Would 'Criminalize Speech against Any Religion'.  Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez refused to say Thursday whether the Justice Department would ever "entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion."  During a House subcommittee hearing examining fairness in voting rights enforcement, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, referenced an article detailing a meeting between top Justice Department officials and Islamist advocates, where the advocates reportedly lobbied officials for "a legal declaration that U.S. citizens' criticism of Islam constitutes racial discrimination."

DOJ to Colorado Family: Give Up Your Religion or Your Business.  The Justice Department last week presented the Newland family of Colorado — who own Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business — with what amounted to an ultimatum:  Give up your religion or your business.  "Hercules Industries has 'made no showing of a religious belief which requires that [it] engage in the [HVAC] business," the Justice Department said in a formal filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn.  People seemingly voting after they've been dead for years.  Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections.  Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote.  Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure.  But the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has blocked states at almost every turn.

Top 10 most dangerous liberals.  [#5]  Eric Holder:  Under siege in the Fast and Furious scandal, the attorney general has dropped all pretenses and is brazenly using the DoJ to pursue a political agenda.  The department filed suit against Arizona's immigration law and Texas' voter ID law and Holder continually plays the race card to excuse his power grabs.  As the contempt of Congress charge plays out, expect Holder to play hardball and lash out at critics.

Federal Court: DOJ Official May Have Lied About the New Black Panther Case.  In a little noted decision on July 23, a federal district court judge concluded that internal DOJ documents about the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case "contradict Assistant Attorney General [Thomas] Perez's testimony that political leadership was not involved in" the decision to dismiss the case.  In other words, the sworn testimony of Perez, the Obama political appointee who heads the Civil Rights Division, before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was apparently false.

Federal judge rules political appointees interfered with voter intimidation case.  Increasing attention is being paid to irregularities at the polls, and the legitimacy of efforts to minimize them.  A federal judge just issued a ruling that will become part of this debate.  As reported by Conn Carroll of the Washington Examiner, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton "held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice's prosecution of the New Black Panther Party."

Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution.  A federal court in Washington, DC, held today [7/30/2012] that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice's prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.  The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case.  Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys' fees.

Yes, vote fraud's real.  Democrats' chicanery extends back to the days of Tammany Hall and other big-city machines.  But today, much of the dirty work is done by lawyers.  So maybe it's not so surprising that Holder is either "investigating" or actually suing states like South Carolina, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania that have instituted tougher new requirements, including the presentation of government-issued ID.  Never mind that the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote has already upheld the constitutionality of requiring valid identification in a 2008 case in Indiana.  Holder, the most politicized attorney general since Nixon's John Mitchell, has consistently moved against any efforts to protect the integrity of the ballot box in the service of the party that keeps him employed.

Newt: As speaker, I would defund Justice Dept. until Holder ousted.  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller on Friday [8/10/2012] that if he were still atop the House of Representatives, he would defund the Department of Justice until Attorney General Eric Holder resigned or was fired. [...] Gingrich said he expects a federal judge to overturn President Barack Obama's assertion of executive privilege over the Operation Fast and Furious documents, although he is not entirely sure.

Suing the Contemptible Holder.  Republicans have cornered the market on compassion — the real and not politically contrived variety.  Monday [8/13/2012], House Republicans petitioned a federal court to uphold their subpoena requiring that the Justice Department turn over documents pertaining to the sale of weapons to Mexico's deadly drug cartels by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives.

Banks Fight Back Vs. Holder's Race-Bias 'Witch Hunt'.  For the past three years, the Justice Department has filed a series of bruising lawsuits against U.S. lenders for race discrimination while hiding behind opaque investigative methods and hoping banks don't challenge the cases in court.  But while most banks have quietly settled the record number of lending-bias claims, some are fighting back against what they call a never-ending "witch hunt."  In interviews with IBD, bankers and their lawyers complain that Attorney General Eric Holder and his army of civil-rights prosecutors have built their cases around dubious statistical models instead of complaints from actual victims of discrimination.

Voter Identification and Stupidity.  Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying on August 15, 2012, before a Senate Judiciary Committee, may have made the most racist statement ever.  Holder said that minorities are "biologically incapable" (meaning too stupid) of obtaining voter identification."

Holder Justice Department Recruits Dwarfs, Schizophrenics, and the 'Intellectually Disabled'.  The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have "psychiatric disabilities" or "severe intellectual disabilities."  On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these "targeted disabilities."  This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities.

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Why would the leadership of the Justice Department do something like this?  Because the Justice Department is politicized from top to bottom, and the next President will find it impossible to fire these people.  It's like pouring sugar in the gas tank of a car right before it is repossessed, just to be spiteful.  By loading the Justice Department with half-wits and psychotics, the next (non-Democrat) administration will have a hard time prosecuting any voter fraud that takes place in the November 2012 election.  On the other hand, how many people with "severe intellectual disabilities" make it through law school?

Holder's "severe mental deficiency".  Mr. Holder's crazy new human-resources priority says it's necessary to ensure that people with targeted disabilities "have equal employment opportunities."  It then goes into detail on all the ways in which they will be given special, exclusive treatment.  The disabled are eligible for direct hiring in a "streamlined, non-competitive appointment" process that the policy lauds as a "win-win" for the department and the applicant.  Of course, this preferential treatment is a lose-lose for the other, perhaps vastly more qualified applicants who were never let in the door, as well as for American taxpayers who cannot benefit from a superior level of public service.

Holder: Justice shares 'common cause' with gays.  Attorney General Eric Holder drew raucous applause when he affirmed that the Department of Justice and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and activists share a "common cause."  In speaking to a gathering of LGBT lawyers in the ballroom of a Washington hotel on Thursday evening [8/23/2012], Holder praised "the strength of your passion" in the fight for equality. ..."

Koutoulas: Holder's DOJ "Biggest Enabler Of Financial Crime In U.S. History".  According to the trustee's report, MF Global was routinely using customer funds to fund intraday operations as far back as August, months before the bankruptcy.  That's a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act.  Then, once their credit rating was downgraded, they just outright took those funds and wired them to JPMorgan to meet house margin calls, which is also a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act.  It is a felony, and it bears a penalty of 10 years in prison per offense.

Corzine gets the New Black Panther treatment.  To control prosecutorial exertion is to control when and where the law is applied.  Whom the posse pursues should not be a whim of political influence, but a matter of compulsory legal scrutiny.  No man is above the Law.  No man, not even the Attorney General, should decide if and when and to whom law is applied.  And Congressional testimony, though unpleasant, is not penance.

DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind.  The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers.  DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons.

Justice Dep't approves New Hampshire voter ID law.  The Justice Department approved New Hampshire's new voter ID, a version that is stricter than existing rules in the Granite State, but not as restrictive as other voters ID laws that the DOJ has rejected.'

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How is the Justice Department, or any other federal agency, in a position to approve or disapprove of state laws?  Have we really arrived at that point, or does the Justice Departement merely presume to have powers it was never given?

Report: Sensitive information at risk; long delays in DOJ security process.  The Justice Department has significant delays in its security clearance process and can't guarantee that only approved officials have access to sensitive information, according to a new report issued by the DOJ's inspector general.  The DOJ's security clearance process for agency officials — including those in the FBI and DEA — is slow and inadequate, according to a 112-page IG report released on Thursday [9/13/2012].

Trashing the Constitution.  Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17, so I compiled a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution. [...] [For example,] Violating equal protection and voting rights.  The 14th Amendment guarantees "due process" and "equal protection of the laws."  The 15th Amendment guarantees that "the right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of race."  Mr. Holder ditched the case of New Black Panther Party members videotaped intimidating Philadelphia voters in 2008.  Two former Justice Department officials testified that employees were told to ignore white complainants.

Corzine, MF Global Will Face No Criminal Charges.  After ten months of investigating Obama campaign bundler and former MF Global chief Jon Corzine's role in the loss of $1.6 billion of customer funds, the New York Times is reporting that Eric Holder's Department of Justice is unlikely to file any criminal charges against Corzine or top MF Global executives.  As Breitbart News has reported, the case is riddled with serious conflicts of interest.

Justice Inaction: The Department of Justice's Unprecedented Failure to Prosecute Big Finance.  Despite Attorney General Eric Holder's heated rhetoric promising to hold Wall Street accountable, an investigation into the Department of Justice's handling of the 2008 financial crisis found that:
  •   The Department of Justice has not filed a single criminal charge against any top executive of an elite financial institution.
  •   Attorney General Holder, Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, Associate Attorney General Tony West, and Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol Mason all came to the DOJ from prestigious white-collar defense firms, where they represented the very financial institutions the DOJ is supposed to investigate.
  •   Top DOJ officials played prominent roles in his 2008 campaign.  Holder co-chaired the campaign with Tony West, the DOJ's third highest official.
  •   No other modern administration has staffed the DOJ with big money fundraisers.  Holder bundled $50,000 for Obama's 2008 campaign, while Perrelli, West, and Mason all bundled $500,000 for the campaign.  West also helped raise an estimated $65 million in California.
  •   Washington's "Revolving Door" is at work in the DOJ.  Top Justice officials came from and returned to law practices where they defend the financial institutions the DOJ is tasked with prosecuting.

Why Goldman Sachs, Other Wall Street Titans Are Not Being Prosecuted.  The Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Goldman Sachs in a financial-fraud probe is another sign of the cronyism that has kept Attorney General Eric Holder from taking action against other big Wall Street firms, says Peter Schweizer.

Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder 'lied to my face' during House testimony.  Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.  Quayle said the Department of Justice's inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing.

Parents of slain border agent slam DOJ report.  The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation aren't happy with a Justice Department Inspector General's report.  Agent Brian Terry's father calls the report a cover-up to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.

Fast And Furious Whitewash: Holder Exonerated.  The report our attorney general used to justify withholding evidence of who was responsible for the administration program that led to the deaths of two U.S. agents is out.  It delivers more scapegoats than answers.

Obama slammed on Fast and Furious in Spanish-language TV interview.  Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday [9/20/2012]. [...] "I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have died and also American agent Brian Terry.  There's a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation but shouldn't the attorney general, Eric Holder, he should have known about that and if he didn't, should you fire him?"  Obama responded with similar talking points his administration has used time and again.

Obama: Holder 'has my complete confidence'.  President Obama said today an inspector general's report exonerated Attorney General Eric Holder of involvement in the "Fast and Furious" fiasco[.]  "I will tell you that Eric Holder has my complete confidence because he has shown himself to be willing to hold accountable those who took these actions," Obama said during an Hispanic issues forum in Coral Gables, Fla.

Resignation calls fly at Justice Dept. spokeswoman over Media Matters collaboration.  Several targets of a collaborative relationship between Justice Department Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler and the liberal message group Media Matters for America told The Daily Caller that Schmaler's conduct is grounds for her resignation, or for the termination of her employment.  And members of Congress have told TheDC that Media Matters' enviable tax-exempt status may be in jeopardy as a result of that collusion.

Holder's not in the 'Furious' clear.  Even if we put the best possible face on the Inspector General's report about the "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal — and assume that embattled Attorney General Eric Holder knew nothing, nothing about a cockamamie operation that funneled thousands of American guns to murderous Mexican drug cartels until very late in the game — we're still left with one stunning conclusion:  Why [...] not?  He certainly should have known, and it's still possible that he did.

DoJ Civil Rights Division chief can't commit to protecting free speech.  Via Eliana Johnson and Michael Totten, the question that Rep. Trent Franks asked Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez in July shouldn't be very difficult to answer — especially for the man who heads up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and who swore to uphold the Constitution when taking that job. [...] If you read the First Amendment, the answer is simple.  Perez, however, does a two-minute dodge while Franks asks it four times.

Congressional Black Caucus Honors Eric Holder.  Attorney General Eric Holder was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus's Chair Award last Saturday [9/22/2012 ?] at the Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.  In her keynote speech for the event, First Lady Michelle Obama gushed over Mr. Holder's "outstanding contributions to our nation."

Ryan: Holder Must Go.  Vice President nominee Paul Ryan said today [9/30/2012] he agrees with GOP President nominee Mitt Romney:  Attorney General Eric Holder should resign.  "The congressman agrees with the governor," said Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck. [...] Representative Ryan is the 131st GOP member to call for Mr. Holder's resignation.

As a college student, Eric Holder participated in 'armed' takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office.  As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university's Black Students' Organization as "armed," The Daily Caller has learned.  Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon.

October surprise: Eric Holder does his job — for a change.
Justice department charges 91 doctors, nurses, and medical professionals in $430M Medicare fraud.  Ninety-one people including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have been charged with committing $430 million in Medicare fraud in seven U.S. cities, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday [10/4/2012].  An investigation coordinated by the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services uprooted alleged false billing schemes involving $230 million in home health services, over $100 million in mental health services, and $49 million from ambulance transportation.

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As the election gets closer, watch for more stories like this.  Right before the presidential election, the federal government suddenly gets more efficient -- heroically taking a bite out of crime, possibly finding a cure for cancer, or protecting us all from some sort of attack.

Cabinet a roster of far leftists.  Attorney General Eric Holder, as a Columbia University student and leader of the Student Afro-American Society (SAS), participated in the armed takeover of a vacant campus ROTC office.  The takeover lasted five days in the spring of 1970. [...] That same semester, Holder's Afro-American student group also declared its "full support of the Black Panther Party as a vanguard organization for the liberation" of black people, the Columbia paper reported on March 12, 1970.  Suddenly, Holder's "Black Panther blind spot," as the Washington Times called the attorney general's failures to prosecute black radicals, is no longer a mystery.  Holder sympathized with the Panthers then; he seems to sympathize with them now.

Obama, Sex Toy Sellers, and Fake Military Voting Rights.  Few organizations are as skilled at spending billions of dollars while accomplishing little as the federal government is.  The Obama administration's failure to protect military voters demonstrates this — across America, ballots have failed to mail on time to overseas service members.  It is a mistake that keeps repeating every two years, and Americans should demand it never happens again. [...] Sadly, multiple states failed to send military ballots by the September 22 deadline established by federal law.  In the subsequent 26 days, his Justice Department filed precisely one lawsuit against offending states and counties to protect military voters.

Professor Warren's Mystery Contract.  Massachusetts Democratic senate candidate Elizabeth Warren garnered a lucrative no-bid contract with the Clinton administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) one year after advising then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.  The Department paid Warren, a Harvard professor, $90,000 for serving as an expert witness over a five month period in 1999 and 2000, documents show.  That is an "oddly" large sum given the short time frame and the hourly pay rate DOJ pays witnesses, according to University of Minnesota law professor Richard Painter.

Obama Keeps Holder As Attorney General.  President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation's top law-enforcement official, The [New York] Post has learned.  The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers.  "I don't know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that's all that matters," said one person briefed on the matter.

Undermining faith in law enforcement and national security: the legacy of Eric Holder.  [Scroll down]  Marc Rich is the crooked financier charged with tax evasion, whose wife had contributed huge sums to the Clinton campaign and library.  He fled the country to avoid prosecution, but received a pardon from President Clinton on Holder's recommendation.

U.S. Should Consider Automatic Voter Registration: Holder.  The U.S. should consider automatically registering eligible voters and extending voting hours to counter the November election's long lines and administrative hurdles, Attorney General Eric Holder said.  Holder, speaking today at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, proposed expanding access for voters and overhauling a registration system he called "antiquated."

Mandatory Voting: Is This The Obama Administration's Goal?  [Scroll down]  Remember this as the Obama administration mounts a drive to federalize voter registration, a step toward making voting mandatory.  Attorney General Eric Holder considers it self-evidently alarming that 60 million adult citizens were not registered in 2008.  He wants Washington to register everyone automatically.

Portrait of the Attorney General as a young militant.  According to the Daily Caller, Holder was among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the "Malcolm X Lounge."  The change, the group insisted, was to be made "in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood."  This statement shows the separatist nature of the group Holder helped lead.  And, indeed, Stefan Bradley, professor of African-American studies at Saint Louis University and author of the 2009 book "Harlem vs. Columbia University," has described the Columbia organization as separatist.

Justice Department Killed Plans For Comprehensive Background Checks.  Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken.  The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background-check system for gun procurement to be more comprehensive.

Why'd it take 4 massacres for Obama to vow 'These tragedies must end'?  And while we're talking shootings, if the president is so concerned about gun violence, why hasn't he cleaned house in the Justice Department?  Eric Holder et al oversaw the federally-sponsored Fast and Furious gun-running operations that saw hundreds of U.S. weapons sold to drug dealers and dozens of civilians killed in Mexico plus a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry[.]  Holder claims he was unaware of it.  Seriously?  OK, such lethal ignorance would seem to warrant dismissal if Obama has been genuinely concerned over firearm violence all along.

This Is Awkward.  In the America as defined by American media, you know more about Sarah Palin's uterus than you do the Attorney General's criminal background.

House Dems call for dismissal of contempt lawsuit against Holder over Fast and Furious.  The ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform filed an amicus brief Wednesday [12/19/2012] asking for dismissal of the contempt lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation.

Holder's family papers over his ties to abortion doctor.  Eric Holder Jr.'s family is moving fast and furiously to bury the U.S. Attorney General's ties to one of Georgia's most notorious abortion doctors.  Just cleared by an internal report in the "Fast and Furious" gunrunning debacle, the nation's top lawman now faces allegations that his connection to Dr. Tyrone Cecil Malloy is a conflict of interest that helps explain Holder's failure to prosecute abortion providers who run afoul of federal law.

Special provisions allow 'Fast and Furious' gunrunning lawsuit to continue.  Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, praised on Friday [12/28/2012] the inclusion of special provisions in the proposed 113th Congress rules package that will keep in place legal obligations on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and others at the Justice Department as a result of "Fast and Furious" subpoenas issued in the 112th Congress.

Obama's Lawless Presidency.  Obama has also engaged in a strong campaign to misuse the Department of Justice for political purposes.  His emplacement of Eric Holder as Attorney General was only the first move to turn the DoJ into a weapon against Americans he doesn't like.  Writer and former DoJ lawyer J. Christian Adams has chronicled the extensive damage Holder's DoJ has done to the country with his and Obama's politicization of the department.  In fact, the DoJ has been so ideologically pro-active that this month the federal government has been told to reimburse the state of South Carolina for court costs the DoJ unnecessarily caused as it illicitly attacked the state over its voter ID laws.

Attorney General Holder back at the table for Obama's gun-control push.  Attorney General Eric Holder will be the nation's top law enforcement official as the administration tackles new restrictions on guns in a major initiative of President Obama's second term.  The administration announced Wednesday [1/9/2013] that Holder, a longtime foe of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would remain with Obama for a second term.

Obama Will Keep His "Heat Shield".  Eric Holder may be the least popular member of the Obama cabinet.  He is at the center of many of the Administration's ugliest fights with left and right, over everything from drones to race.  He has a special way of looking pained in nearly every photograph.

DOJ Hopes to Stall Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records.  The Obama administration is pushing gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shootings.  President Obama is using the murders as a pretext to undermine the Second Amendment and collect data on lawful gun owners. But this administration won't come clean on its own gunrunning operation, Operation Fast and Furious, which led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens.

Holder begins gun-control push.  Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday [1/25/2013] released three proposals to strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which was one of the 23 actions ordered by Obama last week to tackle gun violence.

Radicalism in the Department of Justice.  Who is running the Justice Department?  It certainly appears evident, as President Obama enters his second term, that leftist radicals have a seat at the table inside Justice and are making both policy and personnel decisions.

Emails Expose Collusion at Highest Levels between Department of Justice and Communist SPLC.  The communists over at the Southern Poverty Law Center are among the gravest threats to freedom in the United States, and are named as such in the AFDI Threats to Freedom Index.  The enemedia eagerly laps up and repeats their designation of pro-freedom groups as "hate groups," and uses this designation as a propaganda tool to demonize and discredit us.  But here is an excellent expose that shows what these subversives are really all about.

Yes, he is a tyrant, just like the Founders warned us against.  This is the same Obama government that ran 2,500 firearms to Mexican cocaine cartels in Operation Fast and Furious, perhaps in order to carry out his promise to Sarah Brady to push for gun control, "under the radar" and above the law.  Obama's Attorney General is in criminal contempt of Congress.  The U.S Attorney for Washington DC, an Obama loyalist, refuses to duty his duty and file charges.

The Democratic Disgrace.  [Scroll down]  A decade later, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held Attorney General Holder in contempt for his cover-up of the Fast and Furious gun-running operation that led to hundreds of deaths.  That made Holder the first sitting cabinet member to be held in criminal contempt of Congress and in another administration that might have led to his dismissal. During the Bush Administration, cabinet members had resigned for much less, but the Democrats had given up even maintaining the pretense of being a law-abiding party.

Holder Flack, DOJ Spokeswoman Resigns from DOJ.  Tracy Schmaler, Attorney General Eric Holder's top press defender, will resign her position on March 8. [...] People who were targets of the collusion between Department of Justice press aide Schmaler and far leftwing advocacy organizations called for her resignation in September 2012, when evidence of her activity emerged.  Now, they are getting their wish.  Emails uncovered last year show Schmaler worked with Media Matters to smear people trying to uncover details about Justice Department scandals.

High-flying Holder: Report shows AG, FBI director used luxury jets for personal travel.  Two high-tech luxury jets that the FBI convinced Congress were needed for the fight against global terrorism have instead been used to ferry around Attorney General Eric Holder and his predecessors, as well as FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a government report released Thursday [2/28/2013].  Those officials — which included Holder and Mueller, as well as former Attorneys General Michael Mukasey and Alberto Gonzales — racked up nearly 700 "nonmission" trips between 2007 and 2011, at a cost of $11.4 million, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Eric Holder: I have no respect for lawmakers who held me in contempt.  Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to something that the congressional investigators probing Operation Fast and Furious must have already understood:  he has no respect for the legislators who voted to hold him in contempt for refusing to hand over documents about the gun-walking scandal.  I have to tell you that for me to really be affected by what happened, I'd have to have respect for the people who voted in that way," Holder told ABC News when asked about the historic contempt vote.  "And I didn't, so it didn't have that huge an impact on me."

Attorney General Eric Holder is Criminally Dangerous.  With the news today [3/5/2013] that Eric Holder has told Kentucky's U.S. Sen. Rand Paul that President Obama "has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial," it is now apparent that this man is criminally out of control, and a menace to society.  This chilling, outrageous, tyrannical assertion of power comes on top of a stunning assertion that he himself is entirely above the law giving Congress the power to oversee federal agencies and to enforce said power — which derives directly from the Constitution — via the ability to hold scofflaws officially in contempt.

Holder, drones, and due process.  In his latest misstep, Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to rule out the possibility of using armed drones against American citizens within the United States. [...] Holder may have the right idea, but because of his misunderstanding of the law and his political tin ear, he is only frightening the American people — though this seems to be the administration's preferred approach to politics these days.

IG Report Shows Viper's Den at Justice Department.  While the IG labored mightily to credit almost every excuse offered by Obamite political appointees (and their ideological soul-mates in the career ranks) at Justice, the raw facts unearthed (or confirmed) in the new report make crystal clear the most important aspect of the Black Panther case all along:  The dismissal of already-won charges against the Panthers was part and parcel of a long-running hostility within the Civil Rights Division — exacerbated and encouraged by the Obama political team — against race-neutral enforcement of civil rights laws.

Obama court appointee likely to decide contempt battle between Issa, Holder.  A fight over President Obama's use of executive privilege on the documents that led to Attorney General Eric Holder's contempt charges is increasingly likely to be decided in court.  The way the court decides could drastically limit congressional subpoena powers — or curb the extent to which the president can claim executive privilege.

DOJ Spent $100 Million On Conferences In One Year.  Before the sequester took effect Attorney General Eric Holder went out and warned the American people that our safety would be at risk if the budget for the Department of Justice was cut.  What he didn't tell us is how much money the department wastes every year.  Despite having four empty federal prisons, they bought another prison in Illinois for $165 million that's now sitting empty and costing $6 million a year to maintain.  They also spend $1.5 million a year to work with Hollywood.  And in 2010 alone, they spent $100 million on conferences, according to Rep. Bob Goodlatte.

It's Time to Push for Impeachment Proceedings Against Eric Holder.  Eric Holder doesn't have a right to break the law; his job is to ensure the rights of the people, not to strip them away.  Holder, who is appointed to magnify the law against crime, has instead repeatedly magnified crime against the law. [...] Eric Holder has directed the DOJ not to enforce the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  In doing so, Holder has violated his oath of office and clearly shows his violation of the laws of Nature and Nature's God.

Holder gets stormy reception from House panel.  The fact there is no love lost between Attorney General Eric Holder and House Republicans was on clear display again Thursday afternoon [4/18/2013] at a stormy House appropriations panel hearing which culminated with the subcommittee's chairman declaring he'd given up on Holder and his stewardship of the Justice Department.

Eric Holder: Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants Is A 'Matter Of Civil And Human Rights'.  During an April 24 address to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Attorney General Eric Holder told the crowd that "creating a pathway to earned citizenship" is a critical element of any comprehensive immigration reform plan.  He said that establishing legal status for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is a "matter of civil and human rights."

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Does it work the other way?  Can I get Mexican citizenship just by being in Mexico?  Is citizenship (in the foreign country of your choice) a right?

Eric Holder's Reckless Charge.  During a speech to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Attorney General Eric Holder said that creating a "pathway to earned citizenship" was a "civil right." [...] Attorney General Holder's claim is more than simply silly; it is also pernicious.

Obama Taqiyya.  This week, we have witnessed the remarkable spectacle of HHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asserting before that same body that the administration, sworn to uphold the laws duly passed by that august body, has the right to pick and choose which to enforce, and then Eric Holder telling a Latino group that illegal aliens have a civil right to US citizenship.  Until recently, it had been thought that actual citizens had an actual right to expect that the executive branch would enforce the laws that their elected representatives passed on their behalf [...]

Holder Warns: Don't Discrimminate [sic] Against Muslims After Boston.  Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan.  Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Holder warns against Boston bombing backlash.  Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded.

Justice Department hiring request fuels bias complaints; 44 civil rights lawyers sought.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s 2014 fiscal budget says the bulk of the attorneys being sought by the Justice Department are earmarked to help meet the "nation's civil rights challenges," to support the "department's vigorous enforcement of federal civil rights laws" and to expand criminal enforcement efforts against "police misconduct."  But several senior Republicans said the Civil Rights Division historically has hired lawyers based on their political views and not their legal experience, [...]

DOJ Won't Require Warrants for Email, Chat Seizures.  In blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, the Department of Justice has apparently declared that they do not require warrants for grabbing Americans' emails and Facebook chats.  The ACLU has gotten hold of the documents from the FBI and DOJ that show that a subpoena, which comes from a prosecutor, is all that is necessary to seize emails and chats.

Race-Hustling Anti-Semite Running Obama DOJ.  [Scroll down]  In fact, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney specifically said during a media briefing early this week that thoughts and prayers go out to the slain teen's family, but "obviously we're not going to wade into a local law enforcement matter."  That was a day before Sharpton directed the feds to take over.

The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama.  Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, conducted a secret gun-running operation that supplied thousands of assault weapons to drug cartels in Mexico.  Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were both murdered with Fast and Furious guns.  Their families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the federal government.

Priebus demands Holder resign over AP probe.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder must resign after his agency collected two months of telephone records from reporters at the Associated Press, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday [5/14/2013].  "Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society.  The First Amendment doesn't request the federal government to respect it; it demands it," Priebus wrote in a statement Tuesday.

Eric Holder Recuses Himself From Leak Investigation.  Attorney General Eric Holder has recused himself from the Associated Press leak investigation.  He will officially announce his recusal at a press conference Tuesday afternoon [5/14/2013].  Fox News is reporting his recusal comes partially because Holder has testified about potential national security leaks surrounding a May 7, 2012 Associated Press story.

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Holder Doesn't Know If Anyone Ever Prosecuted Under Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday [5/15/2013] he did not know whether there has been even one prosecution under the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.  "Have you ever enforced this law even one time?" Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) asked Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing after referencing abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first degree counts murder in the deaths of three babies whose spinal cords were severed after they were born alive.  "I don't know," Holder replied.

GOP'er Louie Gohmert Trashes Eric Holder For Ignoring Islamic Radicals While Targeting Christians.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tore into Attorney General Eric Holder during Wednesday's congressional hearings in relation to what the Department of Justice knew about Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  Gohmert insisted that the Justice Department has refused to investigate Islamic radicals in the United States while targeting Christian groups for undue scrutiny.

Obamagate: The Focus Is Barack Obama.  In Part One of this series, published on Monday [5/13/2013], I used the word "Watergate" seven times, openly comparing the scandalous Obama administration to the scandalous Nixon administration.  I didn't know the half of it.  Just hours after Part One ran, we all learned the disturbing news of the rogue Justice Department wiretaps on the Associated Press.  Now, even the liberals in the MSM are in an uproar, and the chief target is Attorney General Eric Holder.

Why Barack Obama's imperial presidency is imploding.  Yesterday [5/15/2013] Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee on a host of issues including the Benghazi debacle, in what can only be described as a train wreck of a performance.  Holder was simply unable or unwilling to answer most key questions, and demonstrated a level of contempt for elected officials in Congress that was breathtaking.  It was yet another public relations disaster for the Obama team.  In addition the administration has come under heavy fire over the Justice Department's monitoring of phone records belonging to Associated Press journalists.

Exclusive: Holder Says 'No' to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi.  Breitbart News has obtained an exclusive video of Attorney General Eric Holder flatly rejecting the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate Benghazi.

Holder plays dumb.  Attorney General Eric Holder was in a familiar spot yesterday: testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, dodging and weaving and otherwise doing his best imitation of Sgt. Schultz from the old TV show "Hogan's Heroes":  I know nothing.  Scandals at the IRS?  Under investigation, can't comment. Subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press reporters?  How should I know?  I recused myself.  That's not testifying — that's obfuscating.

Eric Holder's abdication.  As the nation's top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information.  But he seems to be proud of how little he knows.

Know Nothing.  Attorney General Eric Holder used the phrase "I don't know" or some variation, at least 57 times during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today as House Republicans grilled him over controversies including the IRS' targeting of Tea Partiers, the Justice Department's seizure of journalist phone records, and the security lapses surrounding the Boston bombing.

Holder Caught Lying — Again.  Is there no accountability and punishment?  Eric admits that there is nothing in writing on recusal from the AP case — the only person told was the deputy attorney general.

Obama's crew plays dumb and dumber.  Has President Nixon been replaced by Sergeant Schultz?  The "Smartest President Ever" has disappeared.  The Barack Brain Trust long-touted by liberals is gone — replaced by hacks whose rallying cry is straight from Stalag 13 — "I know nothing.  Nothing!"  The top law enforcement agency in the land spied on the top news-gathering organization, secretly seizing phone records from their home and cell phones.  They did so without the legally required notice to the Associated Press.  And what did Attorney General Eric Holder say when asked why his Department of Justice would do such a thing?

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, IG report finds.  An investigation of the Justice Department's witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.  In some cases, suspects whose names were on federal watch lists that were meant to keep them off commercial aircraft were nevertheless able to board flights because the Justice Department had failed to add their new, government-issued identities to counterterrorism databases.

Deval as Holder's fill-in? That just wouldn't be just.  Just when you think the news surrounding Obamagate cannot get any worse, it does.  Some say U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's days on the job are numbered and that it's just a matter of when he'll be forced to resign.  While I'll not shed a tear over Holder's departure, one of the replacement names being floated has me reaching for tissues:  Gov. Deval Patrick.

DOJ on 'Gays': 'Silence Will be Interpreted as Disapproval'.  [Scroll down]  The document is chilling.  It's riddled with directives that grossly violate — prima facie — employees' First Amendment liberties.  Following are excerpts from the "DOJ Pride" decree.  When it comes to "LGBT" employees, managers are instructed:  "DON'T judge or remain silent.  Silence will be interpreted as disapproval."

Holder walks fine line on prosecuting journalists.  Attorney General Eric Holder's rejection last week of the idea of prosecuting journalists for publishing classified information sounded categorical and absolute.  But was it?  Under questioning by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Holder dismissed the notion of prosecuting reporters as, basically, nuts.

The Obama enemies list.  [Scroll down]  Mr. Holder has been held in criminal contempt of Congress for his role in the Fast and Furious scandal, but he continues with business as usual.  Those who abuse the power and authority of the government deserve more than a light tap on the wrist and a generous lifetime pension.  If Mr. Obama won't live up to his promise to protect whistleblowers, Congress must strengthen the law to impose real penalties.

Obama '07: AG's Job Is to Tell WH 'Here are the Limits of Your Power'.  In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama appeared on CNN's Larry King Live and called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign.  Obama said Gonzales was acting more like the president's attorney than the people's attorney and viewed himself as an "enabler of the administration."

Bombshell: Eric Holder Lied to Congress Under Oath.  During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank "I fear that Guam will capsize!" Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement.  ["]In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material.  This is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.["]  He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News' James Rosen were known.  Since then, it's come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.  So, Eric Holder lied under oath before a congressional hearing.
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Holder must go.  Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a "possible co-conspirator" in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday [5/23/2013].

DOJ Acknoweldges that Holder Signed Off on Subpoena for Fox Reporter's Emails and Phone Records.  Eric Holder did it.  Then he lied about it.  Between doing it and lying about it, he tried to hide it.

Obama Orders Eric Holder To Investigate Himself.  The president worries about the "chilling effect" of leak investigations as his attorney general signs the warrant labeling a Fox News reporter as a violator of the Espionage Act.  The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

Eric Holder Lied Under Oath In Front Of Congress.  The people in the Obama Administration have gotten a free ride for so long that they apparently believe they can get away with anything.  That may be the only thing that explains Eric Holder doing something as stupid as this.

Eric Holder was aware that Fox News reporter was to be snooped on.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder approved the decision to seize phone records and personal emails of FOX News reporter James Rosen, the Justice Department disclosed late Friday [5/24/2013].  The journalist's messages were obtained after investigators checked with 'the highest levels of the department, including discussions with the Attorney General,' the department said in a statement.

Senators say Holder can't 'review' himself on news media snooping.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s direct involvement in the Justice Department's decisions to spy on the press should disqualify him from heading any review of the unfolding controversy, Republicans said Sunday.  Questions have been raised about the attorney general's role in two Justice Department investigations of leaks, one involving a massive seizure of Associated Press phone records and another an aggressive probe of Fox News reporter James Rosen's private emails.

Holder Perjury: Two Judges Refused Before Holder Got Fox Warrant.  This isn't going to go down well for Eric Holder and the administration.  Last night [5/23/2013] NBC News reported that it was AG Holder who personally approved the decision to go after Fox News' James Rosen.  Today the Department of Justice told Reuters the NBC report is correct, possibly setting up the Attorney General to be indited for perjury.

[Eric] Holder either lied to Congress, lied to the judge, or doesn't read what he signs.
Fake flowers and the pretend White House press corps.  Here is what Attorney General Eric Holder testified to when, while under oath, he was asked about the Department of Justice's investigations of journalists and national security leaks:  "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material:  This is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy."

Attorney General Eric Holder Reportedly Felt 'Personal Remorse' Over Fox News Subpoena.  After reading the [Washington] Post front-page story on the Rosen leak probe, in addition to the ongoing AP snooping story, Holder's aides claim the AG began to feel a "creeping sense of personal remorse."  Despite having personally signed off on the search of Rosen's private information, "the gravity of the situation didn't fully sink in" for Holder until he saw the newspaper report based on the affidavit for the search warrant that helped the feds obtain Rosen's private data.

Fire Eric Holder.  In the greatest attack on the free press in decades, the Justice Department seized phone records for reporters and editors in at least three AP offices as well as its office in the House of Representatives.  Holder, however, proceeded to claim absolute and blissful ignorance of the investigation, even failing to recall when or how he recused himself.  Yet, this was only the latest attack on the news media under Holder's leadership.

'I hate my policies'.  Attorney General Eric Holder says (or had his flunkies say) he only understood the severity of his own actions against Fox News reporter James Rosen when he was sitting at his breakfast table reading The Washington Post on a Monday morning.  Yes, that's what he told the Daily Beast, which did him the inestimable favor of not crumpling to the ground in hysterical peals of laughter.  For one thing, the story about the Rosen subpoena was released on the [New York] Post's Web site the day before.

Eric Holder. Remember him? Or is your memory as bad as his?  You may remember "Fast and Furious," that outrageous and, by the way, illegal gun-running operation by his department that sent weapons to drug cartels in Mexico?  Nope, he never heard of it.  Oh, well, wait.  Those words do ring a bell.  Yes, yes he had heard of it after all.  But can't quite remember when he heard of it.  Or when he ordered it stopped.  If he did.  There's a lot of bad memory going around this Obama administration.




Eric Holder's attempted off-the-record press briefing
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AP Won't Attend Holder's Off-Record Briefing.  The Associated Press is the latest major news outlet to inform President Obama's Department of Justice that they will not be participating in an off-the-record briefing on how Eric Holder's team deals with journalists who work with leakers.  The announcement came about an hour after the New York Times declined participation as well.

N.Y. Times will not attend DOJ session, citing opposition to off-the-record provision.  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record."

NYT Refuses DOJ Invite Thanks to Holder's Off-the-Record Demand.  After reports broke that the Department of Justice would be holding an off-the-record meeting with members of the press to discuss its policies on monitoring journalists, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced that the Gray Lady would not be attending.

Holder's chutzpah.  So Attorney General Eric Holder invited members of the media — some of whom his Justice Department had expressly targeted for surveillance under dubious national-security claims — in for sit-down, and almost nobody came.  The Associated Press, one of Holder's targets, said no.  The New York Post said no.  The New York Times said no.  CNN said no.  Fox News, another target, said no.  Even the liberal Huffington Post said no, not if it's off the record.

Media Uncomfortable At Holder's Off-The-Record Offer.  The Washington press corps is squirming after being offered a secretive briefing from fork-tongued Attorney General Eric Holder.  What was that about open government and journalistic scrutiny?

Growing boycott of Eric Holder media meetings.  Several news organizations have announced they will not attend this week's off the record meetings with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the sit-downs are conducted on the record.  CNN, Fox News, CBS News, Reuters, NBC News and McClatchy on Thursday joined The Associated Press, The New York Times and The Huffington Post in refusing to go to one of the Department of Justice's off the record sessions about the department's handling of investigations into journalists.

Not Satire: WaPo's Surreal Report on Holder's Off-the-Record Press Freedom Meeting.  Sean Higgins thinks this Washington Post "report" on Eric Holder's widely-boycotted confab with journalists is "beyond parody." [...] Eric Holder pledged to take "concrete steps" to address the actions of Eric Holder — up to and (possibly) including backing legislative action that would curtail Eric Holder's ability to abuse Eric Holder's power.  What a guy.  Direct quotes would be priceless here, but those weren't allowed, of course.  Instead, the DOJ very magnanimously permitted reporters to offer "general" accounts of what was discussed.

Washington Post: The Justice Department has allowed us to say AG Holder supports press freedom.  Holder's condition was that the meeting be "off the record," meaning none of the reporters would be allowed to report what was said at the meeting.  Among those who did attend was the Washington Post.  Today's Post has an account of the meeting — sort of.  That is, they have a story about what the Justice Department allowed them to say about its efforts to protect press freedom.  The result is just beyond parody.



Eric Holder, giving Justice a bad name.  So, Attorney General Eric Holder approved a search warrant targeting Fox News's James Rosen for the crime of journalism with malice aforethought.  Then the Justice Department shopped around for a judge who would keep the surveillance of professional and private e-mails secret.  Then the department fought the public disclosure of the warrant since it wanted the flexibility to continue the investigation "for many years."

Holder Personally Sued in Massive Tea Party Abuse Lawsuit.  Attorney General Eric Holder is now personally on the hook for what he and other Obama administration officials have done in office.

House committee opens perjury probe of Holder.  The House Judiciary Committee opened an investigation Wednesday into whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath in testimony about the Justice Department's surveillance of journalists, while the White House declared again that President Obama "absolutely" has confidence in Mr. Holder.

Did Eric Holder Commit Perjury? It Looks That Way.  In his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Eric Holder was asked whether the Justice Department could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.  This was his answer:  ["]In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.["]  Later, the Department of Justice disclosed that Holder had personally approved the application for the search warrant for James Rosen's Gmail account.

House Republicans express "great concern" about possible Holder perjury.  Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday [5/29/2013] expressing "great concern" about the possibility that Holder lied under oath during his testimony earlier this month on the Justice Department's seizing of journalists' records, CBS News has learned.

More commentary about Eric Holder.  President Obama's human firewall sure seems to be crumbling these days, a victim of his own intransigence as well as his deep, heartfelt and longtime radicalism — a radicalism that, by definition, renders him unsuitable for any position that requires him to defend the very institution with which he's been entrusted.

DOJ Tells Employees to Verbally Affirm Homosexuality.  The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a law firm specializing in religious liberty and now representing a DOJ whistleblower.  Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called "LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers."  The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the DOJ.

Pentagon Papers Lawyer James Goodale: It's Time for Eric Holder to Resign.  The attorney general's conduct in trying to pass off the James Rosen subpoena as falling under the Espionage Act proves that he is abusing his office.  Pentagon papers lawyer James Goodale has seen this before — in Richard Nixon.

Deadline set for James Cole to detail Eric Holder's recusal.  Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole has until the end of business Friday [5/31/2013] to tell a House committee how and when his boss, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., recused himself in the Justice Department's subpoena of two months of telephone records of at least 20 reporters and editors at The Associated Press.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican who leads the panel's subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations, want to know whether Mr. Holder committed perjury when he told the committee under oath May 15 he knew AP had secretly been targeted but he was "not familiar with the way the subpoena had been structured."

Ted Cruz To Megyn Kelly: Eric Holder Should Resign For 'Unprecedented' 'Willingness To Disregard The Law'.  Appearing on Fox News' America Live this afternoon [5/30/2013], Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, and leaders from both parties for "not respecting the Bill of Rights" through a variety of recent scandals including the snooping on journalism outlets and the purposeful targeting of conservative groups for additional tax scrutiny.

7 Reasons Why the Media Shouldn't Keep Eric Holder's Secrets.  The basic facts:  The Justice Department seized telephone records at the Associated Press as part of an investigation into the leak of a foiled terrorist plot.  The media spying was unprecedented in its scope and in violation of the department's own guidelines.  In a separate leak investigation, the department monitored the e-mails and whereabouts of a Fox News reporter.  In a warrant application, Holder's team labeled the reporter a criminal coconspirator.

Did Eric Holder Also Lie... to a Judge?  In his warrant application, Holder claimed to be interested in investigating James Rosen as a coconspirator in an espionage case.  In addition, he claimed Rosen was a "flight risk," which would justify even closer monitoring (to make sure he wasn't buying plane tickets on Kayak, I suppose).  Now he says he never had any intention of prosecuting Rosen.  In other words:  He now says he lied when he told the judge these things, in order to secure his license to snoop on Rosen.  Well, which is it?

Stewing in his own juices.  Now House Republicans are talking about perjury, and it would seem that they have, well, probable cause.  As a legal matter, this isn't a worry for Holder.  His Justice Department isn't going to prosecute him for perjury, just as it didn't prosecute him when lawmakers held him in contempt of Congress:  L'etat, c'est lui.

Holder Should Resign, but Obama Is the Problem.  A prediction:  there will be an effort by Team Obama to rally around Eric Holder, but before too long he will resign as attorney general.  He'll do so because he's doing considerable, even durable, damage to the president — and the president, well-versed in the Chicago Way, will jettison Holder if he determines it's in his political interest.  It is.

Eric Holder's Long History Of Lying To Congress.  Before he lied to Congress while under oath about what he knew about targeting reporters, he lied about Fast and Furious.  As early as the New Black Panthers case, Eric Holder had a problem with the truth.

Justice Dept. says Holder didn't lie before congressional committee.  Attorney General Eric Holder's sworn testimony before lawmakers this month was "accurate and consistent with the facts," a Justice Department spokesman stressed late Thursday [5/30/2013].  Holder's statements at the May 15 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee have come under scrutiny from congressional Republicans, who are looking into whether the attorney general lied under oath earlier this month when he said he wasn't involved in the "potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material."

The Editor says...
The Justice Department spokesman works for Eric Holder, and retains his employment only as long as Mr. Holder is happy with him.  He therefore has no choice but to defend Mr. Holder, and his words are to be discounted.

Issa warns Holder not to take 'perjury lightly'.  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) strongly suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself before a congressional panel investigating the Justice Department's treatment of reporters.  In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Issa warned Holder not to "use perjury lightly" when discussing his approval of a search warrant for the emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  "It's hard to have confidence in what this attorney general says or what his people say," Issa said Sunday [6/2/2013].

Journalist Lemmings Dive Off Cliff While AG Holder Spies, Blusters and Prevaricates.  Of all of the accidentally hilarious aspects of the implosion of Obama's War Against the Bill of Rights, none is more informative than his broadside against journalism and Freedom of the Press.  What does it say about those who take their very sustenance from the 1st Amendment Free Speech clause that many want to extinguish other people's constitutional liberties at every possible opportunity?

Contentious Episodes in Holder's Tenure.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has faced criticism for several polarizing decisions made under the Obama administration.

West Wing Throws Holder Under the Bus.  Liberals and Democrats have been doing their best to stonewall calls for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, but apparently some of those serving in the office of his boss aren't as much in love with him as some of his defenders elsewhere.

Eric Holder is not going anywhere.  Attorney General Eric Holder is not going anywhere.  He will not be fired, go to jail, be held accountable, or even have his boss make the "shame, shame" index finger motion.  Eric Holder is above the law.  The administration implied this for four years, and 2012 was the last opportunity to issue any consequences.

The Smoking Gun in Plain Sight.  [Scroll down]  And while demonizing his political enemies, what sort of people did the president appoint to key jobs in his administration?  His attorney general is Eric Holder, a sleazy Democratic operative who not only called the American people "cowards" for their approach to racial issues — this after the majority of us elected a black president — but who played a crucial role as deputy attorney general in the scandalous and still-uninvestigated pardon of Marc Rich in the Clinton administration's dying hours.

Even some West Wing aides want Holder to resign.  Republicans have long been calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.  But citing new controversies at the Justice Department, The New York Times reported Sunday that even some West Wing aides in President Barack Obama's White House now want Holder gone.

Are The Long Knives Coming Out For Eric Holder?  The White House has done its best (and sometimes its worst) to crack down on leaks in order to control the Washington information flow.  So it's all the more interesting that West Wing insiders now seem to be whispering that Attorney General Holder is a liability who needs to go.

Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder Still Blocking the Truth.  This is not the first time that Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and Eric Holder have been accused of attempting to thwart a congressional investigation.  Not by a long shot.

Loyalty Rewarded: Susan Rice and Samantha Power.  Obama cares little about the public's opinion of his appointees; see how tenaciously he has clung to Eric Holder so far through thick and thin.

Should Congress Impeach Eric Holder?  Eric Holder — Obama's Attorney General — should be impeached by the Republican House of Representatives.  Without a doubt, Holder's obvious perjury in lying to Congress is the most serious offense.  But to understand one of Holder's underlying offenses (in a long string), one must know the difference between "good law" and "bad law."  Under the letter of the law, the search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails appears proper.  But the Attorney General defied U.S. Supreme Court precedents.

Did Eric Holder Monitor the Phones of Congress?  Maybe, maybe not. During testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked to assure that the phones of Congress had never been monitored by the Department of Justice in light of secret monitoring of reporters and 141 million Verizon Wireless customers.  Holder refused to give an answer.

Valerie Jarrett: Take it from me, Eric Holder will be Attorney General for quite a while.  During an interview with Huffington Post Live, President Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pushed back against the idea that Eric Holder might step down as attorney general.  "That's definitely not the case.  I think that one of the things you learn in this business is, don't listen to rumors," Jarrett said bluntly.  "You can take it from me — obviously I know the president pretty well, I know the attorney general pretty well, and he will be in his position for quite a while."  Jarrett added that Holder had the "full confidence and respect" of the president.

Eric Holder Clinches the Case For His Resignation or Removal.  Eric Holder's interview with Pete Williams of NBC News is, as John says, a classic.  It seems to me that Holder's statements during the interview nail down the case that he lied to Congress or to a court.

Eric Holder
  •   Was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia by President Bill Clinton
  •   Vetted the Clinton administration's 176 last-minute pardons in January 2001
  •   Was deeply involved in Clinton's pardons of Marc Rich and the Puerto Rican FALN terrorists
  •   Condemned the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an "international embarrassment"
  •   Was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Barack Obama
  •   Strong opponent of gun rights
  •   Sought to try islamic terrorists in civilian courts rather than in military tribunals
  •   Filed suit against several states that had passed laws designed to stem the flow of illegal immigration
  •   Opposes efforts to purge voter rolls of ineligible names, or to enact voter-ID laws

Attorney General Eric Holder is not up to the task.  People are looking for the wrong "scandal" about Attorney General Eric Holder.  The problem with Holder is the plain fact that, in the judgment of a wide range of legal colleagues, he has been a mediocre attorney general.

DOJ Hasn't Found One Improper FOIA Exemption Since 2009.  The Department of Justice told top congressional investigators Monday it has not challenged a single instance of a federal agency withholding records from Freedom of Information (FOIA) requestors since 2009.

The Casual Tyrant.  It takes a special brand of chutzpah to use one's own misdeeds as an occasion for "debate" or "updating" the law. [...] Eric Holder experimented with that tactic after he got nabbed for hacking into the emails of journalist James Rosen on a subpoena that defined him as a criminal spy.  Instead of quitting, Holder dug in, casting the scandal as a learning experience for the nation, as if he had nothing to do with it.  Now Obama is trying out that tactic to mollify Americans over the exposed NSA program.  He is open to a "healthy" debate about it.  Holder and Obama are like drunk drivers who cause a pile-up and then stroll back innocently to see if they can "help."

The felonious fibbers.  Thousands of Americans are languishing in federal prisons for lying to federal officials.  Federal officials themselves often get a pass when they tell a whopper to Congress.  It's a double standard that must end.  The problem starts at the top with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

The felonious fibbers.  The problem starts at the top with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. [...] Two years ago, Mr. Holder told a House hearing that he was unfamiliar with the administration's gunrunning operation.  "I'm not sure of the exact date," Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee, "but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."  Documents surfaced showing that he learned about the program nearly a year earlier.

Holder dodges GOP subpoena.  Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Department's investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday [6/14/2013] after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nation's top cop.  In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks.

Impeach Eric Holder.  In a recent talk radio interview, Texas Congressman Lamar Smith the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, confirmed a rumor that behind closed doors he has heard a number of his colleagues discussing the impeachment of Holder.  Congress has the authority to impeach any Senate-confirmed cabinet official or federal judge, not just presidents.

Justice, State Departments Hosting Gay Pride Events This Week.  The departments of Justice and State this week are holding back-to-back LGBT events in honor of gay pride month, and as the Supreme Court prepares to deliver two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.  On Tuesday [6/18/2013], the Justice Department celebrated pride with speeches from Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., the first openly gay member of the Senate, singer-songwriter and gay and lesbian activist Melissa Etheridge, and Attorney General Eric Holder, all on the theme "A Year of Firsts," according to DOJPride.com, the official site for LGBT Employees at the department.

Holder: More to Be Done for LGBTs, No Matter How SCOTUS Rules on DOMA, Prop 8.  Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a "pride" event for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders at the Justice Department on Tuesday, telling attendees that the homosexual agenda will be a "priority" during the remainder of his time as the nation's top cop.  "The fact remains that across the country far too many LBGT Americans suffer discrimination each and every day," Holder said.

Eric Holder: James Rosen probe 'appropriate'.  Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in a new letter, reiterating that he did not lie when he told the committee no journalists have been prosecuted by the Justice Department for publishing leaks.  Holder called the investigation that involved Fox News reporter James Rosen "appropriate," saying again that charges were never brought against Rosen and saying the committee might have misinterpreted his remarks.

Justice for Trayvon, Race-Hustler Style.  Right now, hanging on the door of a federal employee's office in the Department of Justice Voting Section is a sign expressing racial solidarity with Trayvon Martin.  What this has to do with the Department of Justice is perhaps a mystery, but not to me.  One might ponder why the Justice Department Civil Rights Division rushed to Florida in the first place and took sides once the racial furnace was sufficiently stoked.  When Eric Holder's old pal from D.C. (and a Philadelphia court case), New Black Panther chieftain Malik Zulu Shabazz, called for a 10,000 strong black-male mob to seize George Zimmerman, we knew what was in store.  It wasn't going to be justice.

Flashback — Holder: Universal Voter Registration Through Federal Benefits.  Election integrity advocates must always remember that even progressive contingency plans have contingency plans.  President Obama's reported statement in Senegal regarding the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as outdated and unconstitutional was a dog whistle to election law agitators that deserves interpretation.

DOJ Defunds Youth Programs That Reference God.  The Department of Justice has summarily removed federal funding from two Louisiana youth programs because a local official refused to sign a pledge stating he would require the programs to ban mentions of God.

The Role of the Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests.  Judicial Watch announced today [7/10/2013] that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

Trayvongate: Newest Obama Scandal is 17 Months Old.  Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting.

Department of Justice reportedly organized pro-Trayvon Martin protests.  According to documents released earlier today by the anti-corruption, conservative organization Judicial Watch, a little-known division of the Justice Department sent agents to the central Florida port city of Sanford in order to deal with community relations after Trayon Martin's fatal shooting last year.  "Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the Community Relations Service (CRS)," the group reported.

Docs: Justice Department facilitated anti-Zimmerman protests.  A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.  The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Newly Released Documents Detail the Department of Justice's Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin protests.  Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman.  Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012.  Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012.  According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman.

Tea party petition to prosecute Eric Holder nears 1 million signers.  A tea party group that launched a petition drive to prosecute U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reported on its Facebook page that nearly 1 million have signed on — and the movement is only growing by the minute.

Taxpayers Helped Sharpton Stir Anti-Zimmerman Anger.  The Obama administration spent thousands of federal dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton pressure the state of Florida to railroad George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.  The Justice Department not only met with Martin's parents and the notorious racial arsonist Sharpton, as we reported earlier this week.  It even helped them organize rallies against Zimmerman, who trial evidence shows shot Martin in self-defense.

Obama's Alinskyite Administration.  Judicial Watch, a conservative legal foundation, has used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover documents that show Eric Holder's Justice Department used a "community relations" unit to support and stage-manage public protests in Florida against George Zimmerman after his controversial February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.  Justice's Community Relations Service (CRS) even helped organize a meeting between Sanford, Fla., public officials and the local NAACP.  The result was the resignation of police chief Bill Lee over his handling of the Martin case.

Holder Fiscal Year 2011 Travel Cost More Than $1.45 Million.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took 62 out-of-town trips in fiscal year 2011 at a cost of at least $1.45 million, according to a set of disclosures sent to Bloomberg News.  Holder's travel during the period included an April 2011 trip to Las Vegas, marked business and personal, that cost $46,358.  Nine other trips, including visits to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Miami, were labeled "personal," and cost a combined $169,502.  He took an $83,002 flight to Krakow, Poland, to attend the G-6 summit.

Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecution of George Zimmerman.  This is outrageous.  A lynch mob sanctioned by the President of the United States.  A lynch mob stoked by the Department of Justice.

Impeach Attorney General Holder — for Justice's Sake.  With the news this week that Attorney General Holder's Department of Justice had used tax-paid employees of his department to foment the demonstrations which forced the prosecution of George Zimmerman, it is apparent that something is very seriously wrong.

Blackness Trumps Fairness.  While George Zimmerman has been acquitted, his troubles are hardly behind him.  It's not just that no small number of thugs want his head on a platter, but that the baddest of them all is the highest law-enforcement official in the land.  The question of whether Eric Holder's Department of Justice will file a civil-rights-violation suit against Zimmerman is especially salient now.

Holder Revives Bogus Civil Rights Investigation Against Zimmerman.  The Obama Justice Department is reviving its bogus civil rights investigation of George Zimmerman, despite a Florida jury's acquittal of Zimmerman yesterday [7/13/2013] on all charges.  The trial demonstrated a dearth of evidence that he intended to kill Trayvon Martin, much less that he killed him with an intent to deny his civil rights.

America's Third World System of Criminal Justice.  Start with Obama's tampering with the jury pool, in this case all of America. Trayvon Martin, he said, looked like the son he might have had. [...] Then there was the DoJ subsidy to protesters in the area of the trial.  Just in case, maybe, the jurors hadn't gotten with the program.  The dollars in question were small.  The principle in question wasn't.  Justice is supposed to be blind, and maybe it is in other countries.  Only not in Eric Holder's DoJ.

Now Obama and Holder are stuck.  With racialist political motives, President Obama and Attorney General Holder attempted to railroad George Zimmerman.  When President Obama said that if he had a son, the child would look like Trayvon Martin, the President was really saying that Zimmerman has murdered my son, and African Americans must avenge this evil deed.  (Not to mention that the President was intentionally poisoning the jury pool.)  Attorney General Holder did his part by, among other things, dispatching Justice Department employees to Sanford, Florida to stoke the fires of revenge.

Justice Department faces evidence hurdles in proving Zimmerman bias after verdict.  The Justice Department was running into immediate hurdles Monday [7/15/2013] in its investigation of possible civil rights violations by George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin — namely, that after examining the case for more than a year, the evidence has not changed.

Now Obama and Holder are stuck.  African-American leaders such as Roslyn M. Brock, Chair of the NAACP, have begun to urge the prosecution of Zimmerman under the [federal hate crime] statute.  But Obama and Holder are caught on the horns of a dilemma.  If they prosecute Zimmerman, the trial will make crystal clear that he is a racially tolerant man while Trayvon Martin was a bigot.  This is not a good outcome for their racialist politics.

FBI's Zimmerman Probe Shows Holder's Got No Case.  Mob Justice:  Attorney General Eric Holder confirms he'll do the bidding of racial arsonists and look into bringing criminal civil-rights charges against George Zimmerman.  Good luck with that.  The state of Florida just spent more than $1 million prosecuting Zimmerman for murder in the Trayvon Martin shooting and couldn't find a shred of evidence he was animated by racial hatred.  A jury summarily dismissed the trumped-up charges.

What Federal Law Has Zimmerman Violated?  Why should the federal government intervene in murder, the prosecution of which is the job of the states?  The main civil-rights laws are targeted at defendants who deprive others of their federal rights acting under "color of law" — i.e., acting on behalf of the state.  That is the whole point of the Reconstruction Amendments, which the civil-rights laws implement:  to prevent states from depriving their residents of their constitutional rights.

Justice Department in hot seat after declining to prosecute alleged IRS abuse.  A top Republican senator is pressing Attorney General Eric Holder for answers following allegations by a government watchdog that the IRS may have improperly accessed the tax records of a political donor or candidate — but the Justice Department declined to prosecute the case.  Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned whether that DOJ decision was "politically motivated."

What about the words 'not guilty' does Obama's Department of Justice not understand?  Ever since George Zimmerman was found not guilty of Trayvon Martin's murder, the US Department of Justice has been pursuing other ways of getting him behind bars.  It wants to nail him for breaking federal race-relation laws — for which it would have to prove that Zimmerman was motivated by racism and that it was his civil rights that he was gunning for when he shot him dead.  The DOJ's argument has already hit some logic hurdles.  After examining the case for a year, the evidence hasn't changed and proof of Zimmerman's racial bias remains absent.

Using stereotyping, Eric Holder calls for the end of stereotyping.  As [Eric] Holder desired, much of the day's media coverage focused on his telepromptered assault on so-called "stand-your-ground laws."  More than half the states permit citizens to use deadly force when threatened without fleeing, if they are in a place where they have a right to be, such as their home.  And about 15 of those states, including Florida, extend that right beyond the home.  Never mind that the law was never mentioned during the trial.  No one asked.  But Holder is against it.

The Nifonging of George Zimmerman.  Eric Holder is the same individual who was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide evidence related to the more than two thousand gun felonies that his Justice Department orchestrated in Operation Fast and Furious.  Now it is credibly alleged that the Justice Department misappropriated federal money to orchestrate public demonstrations and quasi-lynch mobs against [George] Zimmerman.

DOJ solicits email tips in Zimmerman civil rights probe.  The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon [7/15/2013] appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.  The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.

DOJ Asks Civil Rights Groups, General Public for 'Tips' on Zimmerman.  On Monday afternoon [7/15/2013], the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for "tips" on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing.  The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips.

DOJ trolling for email tips in Zimmerman probe.  More than a year after an FBI report indicated there was no evidence of racial bias in George Zimmerman's history, the Justice Department is trolling for email tips on the former neighborhood watch volunteer as it weighs a possible federal civil rights case against him.  Amid pressure from the NAACP and several Democratic lawmakers to pursue Zimmerman, the department has set up a public email address asking for any tips or information regarding the case.

While Eric Holder Plays Racial Politics, Innocent Children Perish in Chicago!  Yes, this is the same Eric Holder who was party to the shipment of guns to Mexico in the Fast and Furious scandal, which cost hundreds of Mexicans and Americans their lives.  And this is the same scoundrel who is still in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to that awful debacle.  That Eric Holder has now audaciously appointed himself the great protector of the young and innocent [...]

4 Reasons to Reject Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman.  Although Obama wants us to respect the jury's verdict, that does not necessarily mean he will.  His Justice Department is mulling the possibility of prosecuting Zimmerman again, most likely based on the federal hate crime statute.  That would be wrong for at least four reasons.

Workers in Washington apparently must be paid a living wage, unless they are paid nothing.
Justice Department looking to employ experienced attorneys — for free.  The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice is looking to hire experienced, full-time, bar-certified lawyers.  The catch:  These attorneys will not be paid.

The Obama Administration's Race-Baiting Campaign.  The first thing to remember is that, with the Obama administration, there are no coincidences.  The attorney general of the United States is engaged in a shocking extrajudicial publicity campaign.  Eric Holder is prosecuting George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion because he knows he wouldn't have a prayer of convicting him in a court of law.

Lying in the Age of Obama.  The attorney general of the United States lied recently to Congress.  He said he knew of no citizen's communications that his department had monitored.  Lie!  In fact, Holder knew that his subordinates were targeting reporters.  He also did not tell the truth about the New Black Panthers case.  He had sworn that there was no political decision to drop the case.  Not true; the decision came from the top.  He again lied about the time frame in which he first learned of the Fast and Furious case.

Eric Holder steals George Zimmerman's gun.  Attorney General Eric Holder has confiscated George Zimmerman's gun.  Even though Mr. Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury in the death of Trayvon Martin, the Justice Department on Thursday [7/18/2013] ordered the Sanford police to put a hold on the evidence from the trial, which includes the Kel Tek 9mm handgun.  It is not clear what federal law or legal procedure allows Mr. Holder to stop a police chief in Florida from returning a firearm to an innocent man.

Former DOJ official: Civil rights unit sent to mediate anti-Zimmerman protests has history of advocacy.  The Department of Justice civil rights unit sent to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to mediate the anti-George Zimmerman protests has a history of putting racial advocacy ahead of its mandated duties, according to a former head of the unit.  "At CRS headquarters, we (meaning I) regularly had to warn or take corrective action against career employees for acting as advocates instead of mediators," Ondray Harris, the former director of the DOJ's Community Relations Service (CRS), told The Daily Caller.  CRS was the unit deployed to Sanford in 2012 to oversee anti-Zimmerman protests.

Let's Shed Some Light on Eric Holder's Blatant Disregard for the Rule of Law.  Yesterday [7/24/2013] during a speech on the House floor, Republican Rep. Paul Gosar took a moment to remind everyone of Attorney General Eric Holder's lawless record in the Department of Justice.  Gosar has been leading a charge of no confidence against Holder for years and re-introduced his Resolution of No Confidence earlier this year.  The Resolution calls for Holder's immediate resignation and has 137 co-sponsors in the House.  Holder is still in criminal and civil contempt of Congress.

Justice Dept. to press Texas on voting rights, despite ruling by Supreme Court.  The Obama administration said Thursday that it will ask a federal court to require that Texas receive federal approval before it makes changes to its voting laws, opening up another battle front in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling last month that struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Race Relations are Much Worse Thanks To Obama And Holder.  Every chance Barack Obama and Eric Holder get, they seem to pick at the nation's healing racial wounds.  Taking sides against a jury's decision, the Great Uniter declared that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," and later called for a national "conversation" on race — code for "endless lectures" by the left.  Holder, meanwhile, this week defied a recent Supreme Court ruling by launching an attack on heavily Republican Texas' voter-ID laws.  Yet the undeniable Black Panther voter intimidation in Philadelphia gets shrugged off by his Department of Justice.

Holder Declares War on Texas, Ignores Supreme Court Ruling.  Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a war against Texas, and in doing so is defying the Supreme Court of the United States.  The imminent judicial beat-down of Holder highlights that this case is not about the rule of law and instead abuses the federal courts for political purposes to rile up the far left and demonize Republicans.

DOJ ripped for making transgender restroom use new front in civil rights battle.  The U.S. Department of Justice's latest cause — fighting for a transgendered California ninth-grader's right to use the boy's room at school — has conservative groups wondering just how far Washington will go in the name of civil rights.  The student was born a girl but "has identified as a boy from a young age," according to the Department of Justice, which reached a settlement with the public school district in Arcadia, an affluent LA suburb.  Under the deal, the district must not only change the student's restroom privileges and make similar accommodations on overnight trips.  It also must institute a host of measures to ensure transgender students are treated as whatever gender they consider themselves to be.

More Voting-Rights Challenges from Holder.  The Washington Post reports that Eric Holder plans to file voting-rights challenges not only against Texas, which the DOJ did last week, but against a number of other states, too.  These challenges are part of a crusade to, as Holder says, "use every tool" at the Obama administration's disposal to continue federal oversight of the states in this area, despite the Supreme Court's decision last month in Shelby County v. Holder.

The Three Amigos of Racial Discord.  On Monday [7/29/2013], MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton and other "civil rights" leaders met with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.  They were purportedly discussing voting rights, but, in reality, they were discussing how to perpetuate voter fraud.

House Panel: Yes, Eric Holder Gave Deceptive Testimony While Under Oath.  These "phony" scandals keep rudely refusing to go away.  New findings from the House Judiciary Committee appear to stop short of accusing the Attorney General of bona fide perjury, but make clear that they view his testimony as grossly misleading.

House Judiciary chairman calls Holder's testimony 'deceptive and misleading'.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) slammed Attorney General Eric Holder after an investigation by Goodlatte's committee reported discrepancies between Holder's congressional testimony and decision to approve a search warrant for emails from Fox News Correspondent James Rosen.

Congressman wants Holder resignation.  Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar escalated his criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday [8/1/2013], first blasting Holder in a speech on the House floor then authoring a "dear colleague" letter asking his congressional brethren to join him in a resolution of no confidence and demanding that the country's highest ranking law enforcement official step down immediately.

Seven More Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder.  Power is never vested in just one man.  Even the powers of the man in the Oval Office depend on internal checks and balances.  A president alone cannot violate the law.  His cabinet has to aid him in that task.  The man who stands at Obama's side, the man who aids and abets his lawbreaking more than any other, is Attorney General Eric Holder.  Holder is the man who is truly accountable for Obama's lawlessness because it is his responsibility to hold Obama accountable.  Instead Holder has descended into entirely new areas of lawnessness.

Documents: Attorney General Eric Holder billed taxpayers for more than $4 MILLION in travel in less than 4 years.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's travel expenses exceeded $4 million for 213 separate trips during President Obama's first term in office, according to documents obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act.  The expenses, incurred between March 2009 and August 2012, were all borne by taxpayers — including those covering several personal trips.

Holder travel tab: $4.2m total, $697,525 personal, including $95,184 to Martha's Vineyard.  The records from Justice and provided to [the Washington Examiner] show that Holder, who is required to travel on government aircraft because of security, submitted bills of $16,452.50 to speak at Al Sharpton's National Action Network on New York in April 2011, $38,108.18 in expenses to address the pro-immigration reform group LULAC in June 2012, and $38,108.18 to speak to another pro-immigration group, La Raza, in Las Vegas in July 2012.

Holder Does End-Run Around Congress on Federal Drug Laws.  Attorney General Eric Holder has just announced an end-run around Congress and given the far left one of its priority action-items, announcing he will not prosecute drug crimes unconnected to gangs or violence.  Ironically, he invoked the conservative principle of federalism to do it.

Holder's mortgage fraud whopper.  Bloomberg News provides the latest evidence that the Obama Administration cannot be trusted to report on itself honestly.

Crime statistics are sure to improve!
Can Obama write his own laws?  On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, a liberal in a hurry, ordered all U.S. attorneys to simply stop charging nonviolent, non-gang-related drug defendants with crimes that, while fitting the offense, carry mandatory sentences.  Find some lesser, non-triggering charge.  How might you do that?  Withhold evidence — for example, the amount of dope involved.  In other words, evade the law, by deceiving the court if necessary.

Department of Justice Sues Texas Over Voter ID Law.  The Obama administration will sue Texas to block its voter ID law, the Justice Department said on Thursday [8/22/2013].  The lawsuit will challenge the law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or language.

Will Eric Holder ever learn to be careful what he asks for?  Eric Holder, perhaps the worst, most corrupt attorney general in history, famously demanded Americans stop being cowardly and have a conversation about race.  Well, in the aftermath of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Christopher Lane, and now World War II hero Delbert Belton, I don't think he likes the frankness he is starting to get from whites and other nonblacks.

Justice Dept. tries to stop La. school vouchers.  The U.S. Justice Department is trying to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order.

MLK's Dream Deferred.  The irony isn't merely rich.  It's tragic.  As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech this week, the Obama Justice Department is suing the state of Louisiana to stop it from distributing school vouchers to kids seeking to escape failing schools.

Meet the Radical Lawyers Suing Bobby Jindal to Block School Choice.  Personnel is policy, and the Obama administration knows it.  That's why they hired swarms of committed leftist lawyers to populate the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.  Bobby Jindal and school choice advocates are finding out the hard way how it works.

Holder vs. Martin Luther King Jr..  Give Eric Holder credit for cognitive racial dissonance.  On nearly the same day the Attorney General spoke in Washington to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, his Justice Department sued to block the educational dreams of minority children in Louisiana.

Obama, Holder Stand In Louisiana Schoolhouse Door.  The Justice Department has asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in Louisiana from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools, just like the president's daughters.

Bobby Jindal: Obama's DOJ using civil rights law against black children.  President Obama spoke about the fulfilling the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who hoped every American child receive a good education, but his Justice Department is using a civil rights law to shut down a school choice program that allows black children to escape failing schools.

Justice Department bids to trap poor, black children in ineffective schools.  Nine of 10 Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black.  All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults.  So it's bewildering, if not downright perverse, for the Obama administration to use the banner of civil rights to bring a misguided suit that would block these disadvantaged students from getting the better educational opportunities they are due.

The Holder-Jindal Collision.  Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal found out late on Friday, August 23.  Attorney General Eric Holder was suing to block the state's school voucher program, which aims to give low-income kids in terrible schools the opportunity to attend better public schools and even private schools.  The Justice Department claims the two-year-old program could interfere with federal desegregation orders in several Louisiana parishes, holdovers from the Civil Rights era.

Obama's cruel fight against school choice.  The Justice Department has challenged my state in court for having the temerity to start a scholarship program that frees low-income minority children from failing schools.  In other words, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would rip children out of their schools and handcuff them to the failing schools they previously attended.  And, in the ultimate irony, they are using desegregation orders set up to prevent discrimination against minority children to try to do it.

Eric Holder, IRS officials coached tax-exempt black ministers on how to engage in political activity.  Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status.  Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agency's exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).  Holder spoke at the event.

DOJ Asks 'Forgiveness' for Failing to Consult With Agencies Opposed to Pot Legalization.  Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Congress this week that although the Justice Department did consult with federal, state and local agencies on marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State, "we should have reached out to them one more time before we made the decision" not to challenge those state laws.

Holder, IRS officials spoke at political training session for black ministers that detailed 'right-wing conspiracy'.  The meeting was attended by Attorney General Eric Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and IRS official Peter Lorenzetti, all of whom spoke at the event.  The meeting, which was held during the presidential campaign and at a time when the IRS was targeting conservative non-profits for abusive audits, aimed to coach black ministers in how to engage in political activity without violating the law.

DOJ spox to USA Today: 'I will save what I have for another outlet'.  A Department of Justice spokesperson who initially offered to provide sources to USA Today has reversed that decision on the grounds that the reporter was "biased" and would not forego his story even if the sources undercut its premise. [...] The article, which USA Today is expected to publish on Thursday afternoon [9/19/2013], concerns the fact that the DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) did not launch an investigation into government lawyers who were believed to have misrepresented the scope of the government's electronic surveillance efforts.

FBI Instructed to Break Rules Banning Interactions With Terrorist Co-Conspirator CAIR.  CAIR was determined to be related to the web of terrorist financing during the Holy Land Foundation trials in Dallas, a trial which resulted in guilty verdicts.  Afterwards, the FBI issued a blanket policy:  no cooperation in the field with CAIR.  But the FBI's Office of Public Affairs issued instructions to ignore the policy.  Why are DOJ press flunkies in Washington, D.C. issuing directives to FBI field offices about how to deal with CAIR?  The answer to this question lies at the heart of the scandal, demonstrating that the politicized lawlessness of the Eric Holder Justice Department now is affecting the FBI.

Justice Department vs. Louisiana Voucher Kids.  School-choice programs have faced no shortage of legal challenges en route to their adoption in 18 states and the District of Columbia.  But none of the challenges is so perverse or perplexing as the Justice Department's motion last month to wield desegregation decrees to halt Louisiana's voucher program.

Fresh DOJ loss in 'Fast and Furious' docs fight.  A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to keep the courts from wading into the "Fast and Furious" documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.  In a ruling Monday night [9/30/2013], U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department's request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration's response to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress.

Federal judge to DOJ: No, you may not dismiss this Fast & Furious case just because you feel like it.  The last time we checked in on Operation Fast and Furious, the bloody and not-"botched" gunrunning scandal in which the ATF pressed American gun dealers into funneling at least 2,000 weapons to cartels across the Mexican border with no serious efforts to trace them, more of the trafficked weapons were still showing up at crime scenes as recently as this past August.

Court Says Holder Can't Stop Fast And Furious Truth Search.  The most transparent administration in history suffered a defeat Monday, when U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department's request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking "Fast and Furious" documents hidden by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department after President Obama invoked executive privilege.  The lawsuit was brought by Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after the president asserted executive privilege to prevent records about the administration's response to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal from being turned over to Congress.

Judge delivers blow to Eric Holder's Fast and Furious scandal.  A federal judge delivered a blow to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder' Monday night [9/30/2013] when she denied the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it in the Fast and Furious investigation.

Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voter law.  The Justice Department announced Monday [9/30/2013] that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules.  The suit claims that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek to have the state subject to federal pre-clearance before making "future voting-related changes."  The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn.  Attorney General Eric Holder said "by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather than expand, access" to voting.

Justice Dept. to sue North Carolina over GOP-backed voting rules.  The Justice Department filed suit Monday to block North Carolina's new voter-ID law, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. accusing state Republicans of engaging in a deliberate effort to suppress black voter turnout. [...] "This concern about vote fraud is something that is made up in order to justify these restrictive and I think, at a minimum, partisan actions," Mr. Holder said in a news conference at the Justice Department.

Will Fast And Furious Justice Finally Befall Eric Holder?  Serial abuses of justice by America's top law enforcement official should be enough to make just about any tinhorn banana republic dictator blush.  Yet regarding any embarrassment evidenced by the leader of the free world... not so much.  Despite the fact that our attorney general has been indicted for contempt of Congress on both felony and civil charges, has repeatedly lied under oath, and has routinely turned a blind eye to laws that he is duty-bound to enforce, Mr. Holder continues to serve at the behest of his presidential mentor.  At least he has so far.

Black Skin Privilege.  Under the banner of "leveling the playing field," the rules of the game have been systematically rigged — against whites and in favor of blacks.  Speaking for the dominant culture in our universities, and for the U.S. Supreme Court's majority, Columbia University law professor Patricia Williams, who is black, explains:  "If the modern white man, innocently or not, is the inheritor of another's due, then it must be returned."  (Innocent or not!)  Attorney General Eric Holder is of a similar mind.

Have Barack Obama and Eric Holder Caused an Increase in Mass Murder?  Attorney General Eric Holder said today [10/21/2013], in a speech to a convention of police chiefs, that mass shooting incidents have tripled in the last few years. [...] Normally that might be considered an admission against interest, inasmuch as he is the nation's chief law enforcement officer.  But of course Holder didn't take any responsibility for the trend he described.  As far as I can tell, Democrats are interested in crime only when it serves as an excuse for gun control; never as a reason to consider more effective law enforcement measures, or to step up prosecution and punishment of criminals.

Sen. David Vitter Calls on DOJ to Investigate Armed EPA Raid in Alaska.  Vitter, in a letter sent Tuesday [10/22/2013] to Attorney General Eric Holder, requested the Justice Department investigate the EPA raid, which occurred at a gold mine in Chicken, Alaska earlier this year as part of an investigation into violations of the Clean Water Act.  "The EPA's use of unnecessary armed intimidation tactics against Alaska miners this summer was extreme, especially to investigate potential Clean Water Act violations from what are essentially a handful of small business owners," said Vitter, the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The Editor says...
Senator Vitter might as well put his complaints in a letter to Santa Claus.  Eric Holder isn't going to investigate — let alone obstruct — any action by the EPA or any other federal agency.

DOJ Tries to Stop Parents from Defending Louisiana School Voucher Program.  The Justice Department is attempting to block parents from defending the Louisiana school voucher program in court, according to a brief filed Tuesday [10/22/2013].  Four families filed last month to intervene in the DOJ's lawsuit against the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which grants vouchers to students so they can flee failing schools rated C, D, or F.

Mendacity, thy name is Eric Holder.  Mendacity should never be associated with the U.S. Department of Justice, but Attorney General Eric Holder's minions are giving the nation a textbook example of that characteristic.  In a motion filed earlier this year in federal court, Justice Department lawyers asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to enjoin state officials from "awarding any school vouchers to students attending school in schools operating under federal desegregation orders."  Why?  Because enabling such students to flee their typically failing institutions to other schools allegedly "impedes desegregation."

Congressman: We're Going to Try to Impeach Eric Holder over Fast & Furious.  Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told local supporters at a town hall in his northern Florida district Tuesday night [11/5/2013] that he and other Republicans are currently drafting a resolution seeking impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder.  "It's to get him out of office — impeachment," Yoho said of the forthcoming resolution, according to the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper, adding, "it will probably be when we get back in (Washington).  It will be before the end of the year.  This will go to the speaker and the speaker will decide if it comes up or not."

The Editor says...
Oh, I see.  The Speaker of the House.  Well, it didn't take long to get to the dead end on that path.

Lawmakers Push to Impeach Disgraced A.G. Eric Holder.  After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing cover-up of the Obama administration's deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running program, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge:  an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year.  According to media reports, the bid to force Holder out of power, if successful, would represent the second impeachment of a cabinet member in American history.  Meanwhile, the movement to impeach Obama himself is growing stronger by the day as well — both in Congress and among everyday Americans.

Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder.  Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama's administration.  Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson.  They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX).

AG Holder asks for appeal in Fast and Furious case holding him in contempt.  Attorney General Eric Holder wants to appeal a recent judge's ruling that allows the House to continue with its contempt case, related to Holder's refusal to turn over documents concerning the Justice Department's failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.  Holder made the request Friday night [11/15/2013] to U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, asking that the Justice Department be allowed to put the case in front of a federal appeals court before Jackson makes any final decisions.

Holder: I'll stay Attorney General 'well into 2014'.  Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview published Friday that he plans to stay in his Cabinet post 'well into' next year, despite many Republican lawmakers having called for his resignation.  "I've made the determination — I'm not sure I've ever said this publicly — but I'm going to certainly stay in this job well into 2014," Holder told the Washington Post Thursday [11/14/2013] as he returned to Washington from a trip to Illinois.

The DOJ's Radical Civil Rights Division.  President Obama's last head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was Thomas Perez, a highly controversial radical.  Perez is now the secretary of the Department of Labor.  (He was confirmed in July this year by a vote of only 54 to 46.)  When looking to replace Perez at the DOJ, President Obama could have chosen to improve the Civil Rights Division — after all, the Justice Department's own inspector general concluded in a report earlier this year that the division was guilty of "deep ideological polarization" and a "disappointing lack of professionalism."

Judge won't allow Holder appeal now in contempt case.  A federal judge [11/18/2013] has refused Attorney General Eric Holder's request that he be allowed to proceed now with an appeal in a case where the House of Representatives is seeking to enforce subpoenas for documents related to the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun investigation.

Why Obama can't wave away this scandal.  Attorney General Eric Holder has survived three scandals that would have felled a Republican. His department attempted to soft-pedal its responsibility for the so-called "gunwalking" policy called Fast and Furious — which led to the murders of US border agents by Mexican drug-cartel members with guns effectively provided to the killers by the Justice Department.  He approved the secret surveillance of Fox News Channel reporter James Rosen in a leak investigation on the outrageous grounds that Rosen was a possible "co-conspirator" in an act of espionage.  And he approved similar tactics against reporters at the Associated Press in another leak investigation.  Holder's still there.  Obama defends him.  When was the last time you heard Rosen's name mentioned, or the AP story referenced, or Fast and Furious come up?

Supreme Court Orders DOJ to Respond to German Homeschoolers' Petition.  The Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German family who sought legal asylum in the United States to escape persecution because homeschooling is largely prohibited in their home country.  In a press release, James Mason, HSLDA's director of litigation, said that the order is a hopeful sign that the High Court will hear the case.

Eric Holder's kickbacks for community organizers.  The government has quite the tidy little deal going in terms of getting money out of large banking interests lately.  The latest example was the $13B dollar "settlement" reached with JP Morgan, which certainly must have taught them a thing or two.  But some observers have been digging into the details of the deal and finding that it might be even sweeter for certain progressive interest groups than anyone had previously imagined.

The DOJ's Curious Foray into the 'Knockout Game' Fray.  Twenty-seven-year-old Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas, has been charged with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his "knockout game" victim. [...] There is no question that the assault attributed to Barrett was heinous and likely motivated by racial animus, but the Washington Times addresses the other issue that is undoubtedly on the minds of many Americans.  "The 'game' has spawned a fierce debate since many of the reported victims have been white and their assailants have been black, but hate crimes charges have been all but non-existent," the Post [sic] states.

Obama's DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.  President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder's DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.

Obama Nominates Racist Supporter of Cop-Killer to Head DOJ Civil Rights.  Obama's nominee process involves finding the worst person on earth for that job or any job.  It's a process that never fails.  In this case, he came up with Debo Adegbilem cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal's lawyer and a supporter of discriminating against white students for reasons of race.

Judicial Watch's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians of 2013.  Attorney General Eric Holder is chosen for lying about whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act for publishing classified material.  Holder stated, "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy."  However, NBC news reported Holder approved a search warrant for the email account and phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Holder is also noted for "bludgeoning states over taking steps to prevent voter fraud...

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2013.  [Scroll down]  In May 2013, [Eric] Holder may well have committed perjury when he was involved in a back-and-forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) about whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act for publishing classified material.  In response to Johnson's interrogatories Holder made the following statement:  "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy."  Since Holder made that statement, NBC news reported that the attorney general had approved a search warrant for the email account and phone records of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  As Hotair.com said at the time:  "There is no other way to view this except as a lie.  Even if Holder wasn't under oath, that would constitute a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.  It certainly should produce at least a resignation, and almost assuredly would require the appointment of a special prosecutor ...."

Gov't Offers New Approach to Classroom Discipline.  Although black students made up 15 percent of students in the data collection, they made up more than a third of students suspended once, 44 percent of those suspended more than once and more than a third of students expelled.

The Editor says...
That's a meaningless series of statistics.  Schools should practice equal opportunity expulsion:  Troublemakers should be kicked out, regardless of who they are.

Holder: School discipline racially biased, too harsh.  Attorney General Eric Holder called upon the nation's school districts Wednesday to rethink "zero tolerance" disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into the justice system.  "Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or showing 'disrespect' by laughing in class," Holder said during a speech in Baltimore.

Putting the Chill on Discipline.  Holder's guidelines aim at halting "targeting minorities," but, practically, will accomplish defining deviancy downward yet again in urban minority-dominated schools — that's mostly black and Hispanic kids from broken families and single-parent households.  The A.G.'s guidelines are another tacit admission that there are enormous dysfunctions in poorer minority communities that liberal prescriptions can't arrest and change.  In place of reality-based solutions and constructive engagement, Holder — on behalf of the president — desires to excuse liberal urban failures by rationalizing and dismissing near- or outright criminal behavior on the part of minority students.

3 Reasons Why the Radical Anti-Discipline Policies at DOJ Will Outlast the Obama Era.  Today the Drudge Report covers the Justice Department's racialist attack on school discipline policies.  The DOJ policy is based on the idea that school discipline policies are racially discriminatory because black students comprise a greater percentage of students disciplined than their percentage in the general population.  Call it exceeding the bad-behavior quota. [...] We've come to expect this sort of policy from Eric Holder of protecting the lawless and misbehaving.  The New Black Panther voter intimidation case dismissal was mere prologue.

Jindal: DOJ 'More Interested In Skin Color' Than Education.  In November, the Obama Justice Department dropped a lawsuit aimed at stopping a school voucher program in Louisiana.  The Louisiana Scholarship Program is intended to give students in failing public schools a chance to attend better schools, including private ones.  Justice tried to block the program on the basis that it may have violated a 1975 federal desegregation order.

The Holder Effect and the Knockout Game.  Thanks to the internet, the liberal elites who censor the output of the major news organizations can no longer cover up events that fail to depict contemporary life as they wish it to be. [...] For instance, when they are forced to cover this offense, they still will not use the actual name of Polar Bear Hunting because of its all too obvious racial implications.  Unable to ignore it any longer, they play it down — especially the racial aspects of it, because that may put our black president, his black attorney general, and all those black and liberal white lawyers in Holder's civil rights division in a bad light because they aren't investigating what appears to be serial hate crime.

Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown.  Breitbart News broke the story Wednesday morning [1/8/2014] that the Obama administration launched 'Operation Choke Point' out of the Department of Justice in 2013 for the express purpose of destroying three key sectors of the private lending industry:  third party payment processors ("TPPPs"), online lenders, and payday lenders.  Issa and Jordan requested that the Department of Justice turn over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee "[a]ll documents and communications since January 1, 2011 referring or relating to 'Operation Choke Point'" by January 22, 2014.

More racial bias from Holder, and a message to white Americans.  So now the US Department of Justice under Eric Holder will use its power to enforce "civil rights protections" in school disciplinary actions.  In fact, the DoJ and DoEd are putting schools on notice that they are prepared to use their authority to investigate the claims of racial disparity in the punishment of students.  And of course the American Civil Liberties union (ACLU) is thrilled with this policy. [...] I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.

Justice Department likely to expand its definition of racial profiling.  The Justice Department is likely to expand the definition of racial profiling to bar federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a person familiar with the issue said Thursday [1/16/2014].

The Editor says...
Homosexuality and gender have no connection to race.

Holder Shakes Down 'Racist' Banks For Nearly $1 Bil.  Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up a new front against car lenders and has forged an alliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to frame them for racism, too.  We don't use the term "frame" capriciously, certainly not like Holder uses the charge of racism.  His department and the president's new consumer credit watchdog agency, CFPB, have announced a new settlement with Ally Bank for nearly $100 million.

The Obama Administration's Mandated Racism.  The Departments of Education and Justice have teamed up to make the lives of students in tough neighborhoods even tougher.  Framed as a measure to combat discrimination against black and Hispanic children, the guidelines issued by the Obama administration about school discipline will actually encourage racial discrimination, undermine the learning environments of classrooms, and contribute to an unjust race-consciousness in meting out discipline.  Claiming that African-American and Hispanic students are more harshly disciplined than whites for the same infractions, the Obama administration now advises that any disciplinary rule that results in a "disparate impact" on those groups will be challenged by the government.

Holder's terror surrender.  If indeed he follows through on promises made to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and reported in yesterday's New York Times, Holder should quite simply be impeached.  Now no one supports racial profiling in the conduct of ordinary policing.  Nor do we support the harassment of our Muslim neighbors and friends.  But to ignore the role of radical Islamists as a genuine security threat to this nation is nothing short of insane.

U.S. to adjust rules to let banks handle marijuana money -Holder.  U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday [1/23/2014].

Eric Holder: Voter ID [is] Used to 'Depress the Vote' of People Who Don't Support GOP.  Speaking exclusively to MSNBC host Ari Melber, Attorney General Eric Holder sharply criticized state-level voter identification policies and said that he believes those policies are a "remedy in search of a problem."  He added that, while some may be arguing for voter ID in good faith, he believes that most are advocating for this policy in order to "depress the vote" of those who do not support the "party that is advancing" voter ID measures.  "I think many are using it for partisan advantage," Holder said of voter ID.

Meet Preet — Obama's hatchet man against filmmakers.  Meet Preet Bharara, the U.S. prosecutor who last week indicted anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza on campaign finance charges.  Mr. Bharara is the snapping jaws of Attorney General Eric H. Holder's junkyard attack dog and the velvet fixer of President Obama's thorniest political problems.  Mr. D'Souza very well may be guilty of a few winks and nods that wound up violating limits on campaign contributions he was allowed to make to a friend running a long-shot campaign for the Senate.  But it does seem rather odd to handcuff a guy and set $500,000 bail for a crime that in the past has been pleaded out as a misdemeanor.

Sen. Mike Lee Grills Eric Holder on Executive Orders.  The day after he delivered the official tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) aggressively challenged Attorney General Eric Holder on the constitutional basis for the executive orders Obama announced in his speech.  After questioning Holder about NSA surveillance programs, Lee moved on to discuss the president's renewed efforts to bypass Congress with executive orders.  He asked Holder specifically about the legal basis for the executive order that effectively delayed the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.

Cruz Grills Holder on IRS Scandal Investigation.  Ted Cruz demonstrated again yesterday [1/29/2014] why he sets conservative hearts aflutter, pointedly questioning Attorney General Eric Holder when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday over the IRS's going-nowhere investigation of the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative nonprofits.

Are Obama's Executive Orders Constitutional? Eric Holder Explains.  Well, he doesn't, actually.  But Senator Mike Lee did a good job of trying to pin down Attorney General Eric Holder as to the constitutional basis of some of President Obama's executive orders, particularly his deferral of the employer mandate under Obamacare.  As he so often does, Holder bobbed and weaved without ever articulating a constitutional rationale.  In my opinion, there is none.

Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders.  Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis — or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.  "I'll be honest with you, I have not seen — I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate.

Hundreds of Career Prosecutors Revolt Against Eric Holder.  Hundreds of career Justice Department lawyers have broken into open revolt against Attorney General Holder over his support of legislation that would drastically cut back on mandatory minimum sentences for drug pushers.  The legislation Holder supports, known as the Durbin-Lee bill, would overturn the current mandatory minimum sentences not only for marijuana violations but for all drug offenses, including major and repeat trafficking in heroin, meth, PCP and other extremely dangerous, and often lethal, drugs.  This was too much for hundreds of federal prosecutors.

Justice Goes After the GOP.  The Justice Department has focused on two prominent Republicans, announcing a corruption indictment of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and launching an active and very public criminal investigation into the antics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration.  In doing so, federal prosecutors have created at least the appearance that they are targeting two men who have been touted as plausible candidates for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS probe.  The Justice Department said Thursday it is refusing to let a key lawyer testify to the House oversight committee on the criminal investigation into the IRS, saying that to let her brief Congress could potentially skew its probe.  But oversight committee Republicans said blocking lawyer Barbara Bosserman from testifying only makes the Justice's investigation look more partisan.

FBI Agents revolt against Eric Holder.  First it was the Justice Department's career prosecutors; now it's FBI agents.  The federal employees responsible for fighting crime are simply unable to digest the anti-law enforcement slop being served up by their boss, Attorney General Holder.  The FBI's beef is with the selection of Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.  The FBI Agents Association's opposition is based on the way in which Adegbile defended, and led the cheers for, cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Justice Department to give married same-sex couples equal protection.  The Justice Department on Monday [2/10/2014] will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers, from courthouse proceedings to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers.  In a new policy memo, the department will spell out the rights of same-sex couples, including the right to decline to give testimony that might incriminate their spouses, even if their marriages are not recognized in the state where the couple lives.

Federal government to expand recognition of same-sex marriage.  In a new milestone for gay rights, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. will issue a directive Monday [2/10/2014] expanding government recognition of same-sex marriages to all federal courtrooms and prisons, and some federal benefits programs.  The new policy, which Holder plans to announce Saturday night [2/8/2014] at a gay rights dinner in New York City, means the Justice Department will not object if gay or lesbian partners refuse to testify against their spouses in federal criminal and civil cases, and will push for them to be accorded the same rights in Bankruptcy court as other married couples.

Holder: Repeal laws restricting voting by ex-felons.  Attorney General Eric Holder is calling Tuesday for the repeal of state laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of former prison inmates.  In a speech to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights at Georgetown University Law Center, Holder said it is "time to fundamentally re-think laws that permanently disenfranchise people who are no longer under federal or state supervision.''

Don't Celebrate Eric Holder's Pending Departure.  Nobody should celebrate the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder will be leaving the administration this year.  Whoever replaces Holder will be just as radical and ideological. [...] So even after Eric Holder is gone, the Civil Rights Division will be just as racialist and lawless.  The Criminal Division will still refuse to prosecute election gangsters like Melowese Richardson in Ohio who proudly said on camera she voted six times for President Obama in 2012.  It will still refuse to prosecute large banks for criminal conspiracy because they are "too big" to prosecute.

Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons From Voting Are 'Too Unjust to Tolerate'.  Three days after announcing that the U.S. Justice Department will recognize same-sex marriages in all legal matters, even in states that forbid it, Attorney General Eric Holder took a swipe at states that don't allow felons to vote.  "In many states, felony disenfranchisement laws are still on the books.  And the current scope of these policies is not only too significant to ignore — it is also too unjust to tolerate," Holder told a criminal justice forum at Georgetown University Law Center.

DOJ Argues to Court Against Rules to Prevent Foreigners From Voting.  Justice Department lawyer Bradley Heard was in court today trying to stop Kansas from ensuring that only citizens register to vote.  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, relying on a United States Supreme Court opinion of last year, asked the federal Election Assistance Commission to permit him to ensure that only citizens were registering to vote.  The Election Assistance Commission said no, so Kris Kobach went to federal court.  Enter Eric Holder's Justice Department, as usual, opposing election integrity measures.

Holder's Felon Re-Enfranchisement [is] A Ruse To Unlock 2 Mil Dem Votes.  The Obama administration isn't satisfied with locking in votes for Democrats by giving amnesty to illegal immigrants.  Now it's also trying to unlock ex-con's votes through felon re-enfranchisement.

Goodbye, Eric Holder?  Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder told the New Yorker magazine he plans to step down from his post later this year, but a Holder spokesman now denies he made any such commitment.  It's just another confusing day in the increasingly chaotic Obama administration, where, as the president's approval ratings continue to fall, the left hand never quite seems to know what the extreme-left hand is doing.

Washington's Pack of Pretenders.  Certainly Eric Holder's Department of Justice isn't what the attorney general's "about" page says it is, namely "the central agency for enforcement of federal laws."  It is instead the central agency for approving fishing expeditions against news organizations like the AP; harassing states in matters such as the administration of elections which are solely their province; deciding which federal laws it will refuse to defend, i.e., the Defense of Marriage Act; and determining which laws it will ruthlessly reinterpret beyond Congress's and even the Supreme Court's intent.  Holder himself is the only attorney general, and in fact the first sitting cabinet member, ever held in contempt of Congress.  There is documented evidence that he knew of Operation Fast and Furious, [...] in July 2010, five months before Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's murderer used one of those guns to kill him.

Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths: School Discipline Rates Must Be "Proportionate".  [I]n January, [the Obama] administration — specifically the Departments of Justice and Education — [sent out] a "guidance" letter that demands a group equality approach to student discipline in America's public schools.  If federal bureaucrats suspect that there's any racial disproportionality in the punishments meted out for misbehavior in school, they will descend on the school's administrators.  Unless those officials can then prove to the government's satisfaction (good luck!) that any differential in rates of punishment by race or ethnic group is "necessary," the school will face the loss of federal funds and costly mandates for diversity training.  Most school officials would just as soon have a root canal as face a plague of lawyers from the Justice and Education Departments.  To avoid that possibility, they will probably take the safe route and adopt a de facto racial quota system for student discipline.

Eric Holder Can't Explain if Constitution Allows Obama's Executive Actions.  Attorney General Eric Holder flubbed a question from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) that is of vital importance to the rule of law.  While the Constitution allows — and sometimes requires — executive action on many matters, President Barack Obama has asserted executive authority in unprecedented ways.  When Lee asked why one of Obama's orders does not violate the Constitution, Holder — the chief legal officer of the nation — had no answer.

Holder Calls for Scrutiny of Gay Marriage Laws.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday [2/24/2014] injected the Obama administration into the emotional and politicized debate over the future of state same-sex marriage bans, declaring in an interview that state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory.  Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them.

Black Pastors: Impeach Holder.  A coalition of black pastors announced on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that they are launching a campaign to gather one million signatures on a petition calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath of office by trying "to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex 'marriage' agenda."  "President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community:  values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined," says a statement by the Coalition of African American Pastors that has been posted online with their impeachment petition.

Eric Holder Asks State Attorneys General To Ignore Law.  We acknowledge the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion, which provides those charged with enforcing our laws in the courts with the authority to decide which particular cases merit pursuing.  However, this power does not extend to deciding which laws passed by the duly elected representatives of the people may be enforced.  Obama and Holder took oaths to see that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed, an oath both have ignored.  Obama, armed with his pen and his phone, has routinely ignored the courts, Congress and the Constitution.  He's governed through regulations and executive orders like some banana republic dictator.  From unconstitutional recess appointments to the unlawful treatment of the statutory requirements of his own signature legislation, Obama operates as if laws are written on an Etch-A-Sketch.  He has adopted the imperial attitude of a despot who believes the ends justify the means.

Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With.  Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general.  Yesterday [2/24/2014] during an interview with The New York Times, Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.

Lawless Eric Holder advises State A.G.s that they may disregard state laws.  A state attorney general is sworn to uphold and defend the laws of the state the AG serves.  If he/she can't do that, resignation makes sense.  Better yet, stay and uphold the oath of office by defending the law competently in an appeal.

Indefensible.  [Scroll down]  Consider that under longstanding practices an attorney general, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, must carry out even those laws he disagrees with as a matter of policy.  He must also defend laws against constitutional attack so long as there are reasonable, or nonfrivolous, grounds for doing so, a very low bar.  Further, he must see to it that the arguments in behalf of a constitutionally challenged law are advanced vigorously, even if he doesn't agree with those arguments.  In 2009, in litigation over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage for purposes of federal law as "the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife," the Justice Department made a workmanlike defense of the statute.  As the litigation proceeded, however, the quality of the department's defense of the statute deteriorated in virtually every respect.

Holder backs reduced sentences for some drug traffickers.  Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

The Editor says...
How many non-violent drug traffickers exist?

How 'My Brother's Keeper' Stands to Destroy Already Bad Schools.  Yes, Junior may disrupt the class, terrify his teacher, and otherwise prevent classmates from learning, but everything possible should be done to keep him marching toward graduation.  Diploma in hand, he will — supposedly — join the workforce, eschew criminality, and pay his taxes.  A diploma is now a magic piece of paper.  To this end, the Obama administration (particularly the DOJ) is doing everything possible to lighten the punishment of young men of color.  Obama himself has called for ending the "zero tolerance" policy common in many schools since blacks disproportionately are guilty of infractions.  Similarly, the Justice Department now regularly sues school districts over racial inequalities in suspensions, expulsions, and other disciplinary measures.  It just assumes that all groups commit offenses in equal proportions, so disparities merely reflect racial discrimination.  The attorney general has also called for de-criminalizing low-level nonviolent active drug dealings.

Harry Reid lets Obama, Eric Holder cover up IRS scandal.  Nobody was surprised when Attorney General Eric Holder decided the special prosecutor requested by Sen. Ted Cruz to investigate the IRS scandal isn't needed.  Why?  Because Holder and his boss in the Oval Office refuse to make the same mistake that led to Richard Nixon's undoing in the Watergate scandal. [...] President Obama and Holder have done a masterful job of what Nixon could not — containing an official corruption investigation so that it never gets to the full truth.

DOJ Rejects Ted Cruz's Request for Special Prosecutor in IRS Scandal.  The Holder Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected a request from Texas Senator Ted Cruz to appoint a special prosecutor for the investigation into the IRS scandal in a letter released this week.  The DOJ argued that it saw no apparent conflict of interest with its current investigator Barbara Bosserman — who has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama and other Democrats according to recent Breitbart News reports.

Eric Holder pressed for Lois Lerner interview details by Issa, Jordan.  Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are pressing the Department of Justice for more information about contact government lawyers reportedly made with Lois Lerner, the former IRS employee at the center of the scandal over the IRS's targeting of tea party groups for special scrutiny.  The fresh push from committee chairman Darrell Issa of California and committee member Jim Jordan of Ohio is a signal the GOP will continue to pursue possible contempt charges against Ms. Lerner after she invoked the fifth amendment right against self-incrimination on two occasions when called before the committee.

The Department of Justice Isn't Rushing to Investigate the Administration.  The Department of Justice has been asked by the CIA to investigate Senate staffers, by the Senate to investigate the CIA, and by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to investigate the IRS.  The DOJ has replied "maybe," "maybe," and "no," respectively.  Cruz had asked Justice to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether or not the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups when it began filtering tax-exempt applicants by key words.  The segregation of Tea Party and other conservative groups has spurred a nearly year-long crusade by conservative politicians and activists searching for a link back to the White House.

DOJ to Supreme Court: Killing Human Embryo in Womb is Not Abortion.  The U.S. Justice Department is telling the Supreme Court that killing a human embryo by preventing the embryo from implanting in his or her mother's uterus is not an "abortion" and, thus, drugs that kill embryos this way are not "abortion-inducing" drugs.  On Tuesday [3/25/2014], the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby.  The crux of the administration's argument in this case is that when Christians form a corporation they give up the right to freely exercise their religion — n.b. live according to their Christian beliefs — in the way they run their business.  It is in the context of this case, that the administration is making its argument that killing an embryo seeking to implant in his or her mother's womb is not an abortion.

No Justice Department Charges Against Ohio Woman Who Voted Six Times for Obama.  Last week Al Sharpton embraced convicted vote fraudster Melowese Richardson at a "voting rights" rally in Cincinnati.  The United States Department of Justice under Eric Holder has done nothing to Melowese Richardson 410 days after she admitted on camera that she committed multiple federal felonies by voting six times for President Obama's reelection.  Federal law makes it a felony to vote more than once for President.  In fact, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973i(e) subjects Richardson to twenty-five years in federal prison for her six votes for Obama.

White Teachers Thought They Were the Solution.  Nobody works harder or spends more money to elect liberals than teachers and their labor unions.  But these same elected officials are now asking the one question that teachers never thought they would hear:  "Why are you so racist?"  The question was posed last week following a Department of Education study about the educational and disciplinary differences between white and black students.  "This critical report shows that racial disparities in school discipline policies are not only well-documented among older students, but actually begin during preschool," said Attorney General Eric Holder.  "This Administration is moving aggressively to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in order to ensure that all of our young people have equal educational opportunities."

Investigating Justice Department Corruption While Giving Thousands to Obama Campaign.  A key ethics investigator at Eric Holder's Justice Department has contributed $6,100 to Barack Obama's election campaign even though she has participated in high-profile investigations of political misconduct at the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility.  Mary Aubry is an attorney in the Office of Professional Responsibility.  The office has investigated a wide range of politically sensitive matters including the dismissal of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, terrorist interrogation techniques, and the "investigation" into the firing of United States attorneys who served at the pleasure of President Bush.

Holder says feds will recognize Michigan gay marriages despite state decision.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday [3/28/2014] that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before a federal appeals court halted them, despite a decision by Michigan's governor not to recognize those unions.  The decision means federal benefits will be extended to those couples — including the ability to file taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners.  "These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Holder said in a statement.

DOJ Rolls Out Transgender Sensitivity Training for Police.  Following several years of "constructive dialog" with the LGBT community, the U.S. Justice Department is now training law enforcement officers on how to better understand and help the "transgender community."  "It's clear that such training is as necessary as it is overdue," Associate Attorney General Tony West told a gathering at the Justice Department on Thursday [3/27/2014], as DOJ's Community Relations Service kicked off its new "transgender law enforcement cultural professionalism training."

Feds support license lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English.  The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver's license.

Melowese Richardson and Eric Holder's selective enforcement of the law.  The incident is just the latest in a long line of decisions made by the AG that strongly suggest he follows a double standard, subscribing to one set of laws for "his people," another for the rest of us.

Convicted Georgia Abortionist Has Interesting Landlord: Wife of the U.S. Attorney General.  Georgia-based abortionist Tyrone Cecil Malloy is headed for prison.  A judge sentenced Malloy to four years in prison and six years probation on two counts of Medicaid fraud.  The judge will hold a restitution hearing at a later date to determine the exact amount of restitution Dr. Malloy will be ordered to pay the Georgia Department of Community Health.  Steven Ertelt of Lifenews.com insists this conviction has a national-media angle:  Malloy's abortion clinic sits in a building owned by Dr. Sharon Malone, the obstetrician and wife of Attorney General Eric Holder, or "The First Lady of Justice," as they call her at Essence magazine.

Congress, watchdogs stonewalled in probes of administration.  The Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for Congress and inspectors general to uncover government misdeeds and access information in various agencies, according to recent congressional testimony and reports.  On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that Attorney General Eric Holder stonewalled his investigation of the "Operation Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal.  Mr. Horowitz also said his office has been stymied in other investigations of the Justice Department because of the Obama administration's interpretation of access laws, which essentially requires investigators to ask department heads for permission to investigate them.

Eric Holder defends using Justice Department airplane for 27 personal trips.  Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related.  "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

'You don't want to go there': Holder tangles with GOP rep at hearing.  The attorney general, one of the longest-serving and most controversial members of the Obama Cabinet, often has tense encounters with Republicans during congressional hearings.  The GOP-led House voted in 2012 to hold him in contempt for failing to provide key information on Operation Fast and Furious.  That case is still being fought in the courts.

Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets.  Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday [4/4/2014] that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to "explore" as part of its gun control efforts.  When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.

Holder claims 'vast amount' of discretion in enforcing federal laws.  Attorney General Eric Holder maintained Tuesday that he has a "vast amount" of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes federal law.  Holder's remarks, during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, came in response to GOP accusations that he is flouting the law with his department's positions on marijuana legalization, criminal sentencing and a contentious provision of the president's signature healthcare law.

Eric Holder: ATF Planning to Use Drones.  Attorney General Eric Holder admitted Tuesday [4/8/2014] that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was in the process of looking at the use of domestic drones.  Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, questioned Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, asking the Attorney General if he believed if the Federal Aviation Administration or Congress should regulate of drone use.

Texas congressman tells Attorney General Eric Holder he belongs 'in jail'.  Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold refused to ask Holder — the hearing's sole witness — any questions, instead slamming him for defying congressional document subpoenas and ignoring a criminal contempt citation the House of Representatives lodged against him nearly two years ago.  "I'm committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority that this legislative branch has," Farenthold said, "and I just don't think it's appropriate that Mr. Holder be here."  "If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department's subpoenas, they would be in jail and not sitting here in front of me testifying."

Eric Holder Proposes Bracelets For Gun Owners, Fingerprint Readers For Guns.  Eric Holder, the Attorney General and unindicted co-conspirator in the death of at least one Border Patrol agent and hundreds of innocent Mexican civilians, appeared before a House Appropriations subcommittee last Friday [4/4/2014] and waxed philosophical on the next step in the administration's war against the Bill of Rights. [...] Other alleged "smart gun" technologies include implanting a GPS transmitter or RFID chip in each firearm.  While this does nothing to enhance the safety of anyone, it does permit law enforcement agencies to know where weapons are located, at least so long as the batteries work, and allows citizens carrying weapons legally to be targeted for harassment by an increasingly arbitrary and brutal law enforcement community.

Boehner blasts Eric Holder for claiming he and Obama are treated differently because they are black.  House Speaker John Boehner blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday for suggesting that Republicans only attack him because he's black.  'There is no issue of race here,' he told a reporter during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill.  Holder went off-script Wednesday during a speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, slammed Republicans for consistently attacking him and Barack Obama because they are the first African-Americans to hold their jobs.  'What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?' he said, alluding to his status as the only African-American ever to hold that post.

Obama's politicized, lawless executive branch.  Obama's conduct concerning Obamacare alone would be enough to get the impeachment wheels rolling for any other president. His flagrant, deliberate lies regarding almost every aspect of that horrible law and his defiant refusal to accept any accountability for it seem unprecedented to me.  Yes, Bill Clinton looked us in the face and denied his adulterous tryst with Monica Lewinsky, but Obama's lies involve the nation's health care system and affect virtually every American.

Boehner: Race 'no issue' with Holder.  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said there was "no issue of race" in the way House Republicans have treated President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. A day after Holder said the two leaders had faced "ugly and divisive adversity" from Congress, Boehner said, "There is no issue of race here" at a Capitol press conference. The attorney general had departed from his prepared remarks before the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network on Wednesday to accuse the House GOP of treating him and Obama differently during the last five years.

Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal.  On the day the House Oversight Committee held Lois Lerner in contempt, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Congress should impeach Attorney General Eric Holder if he does not indict those like Lerner for their roles in the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.  In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law."

Man Up, Mr. Holder.  [Scroll down]  As for Holder's Woe Is Me portrayal of his tenure as attorney general, I'd point him (for starters) to Alberto Gonzales and Edwin Meese.  Both were treated viciously by Democrats and (unlike Holder) by many in the press.  While I'm at it, let me add this point:  Mr. Holder is part of an administration notable for its partisanship, divisive rhetoric, ugliness, and polarization.

A Divisive Attorney General.  Attorney General Eric Holder must be suffering from a sort of amnesia.  He is upset at supposed divisiveness and rudeness directed at him when testifying before Congress, and suggests not too subtly that he and President Obama have been accorded inordinately harsh treatment (fill in the blanks why).  Aside from the fact that he seemed to have relished the combat with Representative Gohmert in quite unprofessional tones, he seems to forget what former attorney general Alberto Gonzales once endured both in the liberal media and before Democrats in Congress, not to mention the films, comic routines, novels, and op-eds that focused on the idea of assassinating President George W. Bush, a shameful chapter in our history, which I think Eric Holder was largely mum about at the time.

Rep. Frank Wolf to Withhold Funds from Lawless Eric Holder.  At last, one House Republican is ready to use the Constitutional power of the purse to reign in Attorney General Eric Holder's lawlessness.  Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virginia), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees Eric Holder's Justice Department will utilize the power of the purse to withhold funds from the Justice Department.  Eric Holder has been lobbying the Republican controlled House for a larger budget.  Wolf says he will withhold $1,000,000 for every instance of failure for Eric Holder to respond to Wolf's demands for information.  The Constitution vests the House of Representatives with the power of the purse, an enormously effective tool for reigning in abuses by the executive branch.  If the House does not allocate money to Obama's Justice Department, then Holder cannot function.

Federal judge slams Holder for 'unprecedented instruction' he had 'no authority to establish'.  A federal judge criticized Attorney General Eric Holder for directing prosecutors to pursue shorter prison sentences for drug crimes before new guidelines for sentencing had been approved.  The U.S. Sentencing Commission approved the reduced sentences for federal drug trafficking offenses on Thursday [4/10/2014].  Holder endorsed the move last month, and the Justice Department instructed prosecutors not to object if defendants sought the newly-proposed guidelines during sentencing.  The Justice Department's eagerness to apply more lenient sentencing before it had been approved through the appropriate channels frustrated commission member Judge William H. Pryor Jr., despite his support for the reform.

Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For 'Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law' In IRS Scandal.  Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesn't indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agency's targeting of conservative groups.  Speaking on Sean Hannity's radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the "most partisan attorney general the country has ever had," and added that Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law."  Cruz cited the attorney general's refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.

Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys.  Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines.  "We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as 'broken' or in need of major reconstruction," the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January.  "Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving."

Actually, Eric Holder, Other AGs Have Faced 'That Kind of Treatment'.  Holder's notion that past attorneys general have escaped widespread criticism, or that criticism directed toward him is solely race-based, overlooks incidents of those before him, including one of his most recent predecessors.  As Mediaite's Noah Rothman points out, Bush-era attorney general Alberto Gonzales faced calls for his impeachment during his time in the office.  In 2007, seven Democratic representatives, including some still in Congress, urged the House Judiciary Committee to investigate fully whether sufficient grounds existed for the House of Representatives to impeach Gonzales for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Eric Holder strays from planned remarks.  Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was "treated" by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of "ugly and divisive" civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama.  Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York.

Key Lawyer in DOJ Office Charging Dinesh D'Souza is Obama Campaign Donor.  If you suspect that politics might have played a role in the Justice Department bringing charges against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, consider the financial support to Barack Obama from a key DOJ lawyer in the U.S. Attorney's office that filed the charges.  Each U.S. Attorney's office has a lone District Election Officer ("DEO").  The DEO is the singular point person in each U.S. Attorney office for any matter related to an election or campaign finance.  The U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York is the office which brought the campaign finance charges against D'Souza.

Eric Holder's contempt for the American people.  In what some have referred to as "fireworks" during a House hearing with Attorney General Eric H. Holder, one of the more important revelations was the exposure of exactly how much literal contempt Mr. Holder actually holds for the American people. [...] It's been obvious for quite some time that the Obama administration has no respect for how our system works or for the representatives of the people.  President Obama has himself noted, sadly, that the system the Founders designed restrains him from doing what he would like to.  Yet watching this unfold live on C-SPAN, I was shocked to see how blatant Mr. Holder was in his arrogance and lack of respect.

Democrat Center Folds.  Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving every possible favored bloc to the polls and coffers — union members, single women, blacks, Jews, green energy advocates, and wealthy environmentalists.  What is ignored is that a shred of opposition can take advantage of the far left sweep of the party to exploit serious differences between these voting blocs.  The Black vote is top on their list.  To that end, Attorney General Holder and the president have been playing the race card so much you can tell from the worn back of the card where it is in the deck.

For Attorney General Eric Holder, Justice is for Democrats only.  Now in his sixth year as attorney general, Holder has increasingly tilted the department in an ideological direction.  It's one thing to emphasize President Obama's legal priorities.  It's quite another to decide not to enforce certain federal laws — such as the ban on marijuana — or urge state attorney generals to refuse to defend local laws on same-sex marriage.  Legal changes are achieved through legislation, not through a sudden whim not to enforce them. No other attorney general has acted in this manner.  Holder clearly believes he has the inherent power to politicize his department.

Eric Holder and the Race Card: The issue the media can't resist.  When Eric Holder became attorney general in 2009, he declared that when it comes to discussing race, we have become "a nation of cowards."  Now there's plenty of discussion of race, some of it swirling around Holder himself.  In recent days, conservative critics have accused Holder of playing the race card to deflect criticism — while his liberal allies believe some of that criticism is racially motivated.  It reflects a classic cultural divide in this country and in the media establishment.

Holder: Comments About My Treatment Were About 'Civility,' Not Racism.  Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out last week on his treatment by Congress, with the implication that it may have to do with his race.  However, Holder cleared up to The Huffington Post that his comments were not about race, they were meant to reflect the current level of partisan "incivility" in Washington.  The media buzzed for days about whether Holder played the race card, but the attorney general explained HuffPost last Friday, "I didn't say there was a racial component.  I was very careful not to say that."

Lax Immigration Enforcement Exerts Magnetic Pull.  Ever since 2010, when President Obama first called for "comprehensive immigration reform," meaning amnesty for 11 million illegal immigrants, and then followed up in 2011 with orders to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to use "prosecutorial discretion" in apprehending illegals, a great wave of immigration has built.

The Racist, Discriminating Democratic Party.  Attorney General Eric Holder [...] claimed at a forum on civil rights that the past five years in Washington have been marked by "unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity."  "If you don't believe that ... you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee."  The reality is that Holder was treated appropriately — as he is inept and this administration is constantly lying to the public.  Americans indeed should know no color when inept people govern; they should be challenged and condemned.  It is unfair to assert "racism" when caught lying and cheating as a way to defend yourself.

Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Impeach Eric Holder'.  Congress should impeach Eric Holder, says Senator Ted Cruz. In an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday, Cruz said that Holder is "defying Congress and "defying the rule of law."  "It is unfortunate that Eric Holder has been the most partisan attorney general this country has ever had," Cruz said, before pointing out that both Obama and Holder previously said they were outraged by the Obama IRS's illegal and unconstitutional targeting of American citizens for their political beliefs, and that Obama himself promised to "get to the bottom of it" and work with Congress "hand-in-hand."  Yet, as Cruz states, no one has been held accountable in the eight months since those statements were made.

GOP writes legislation to deny AG Holder his salary.  A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that would stop government paychecks for officials who have been found in contempt of Congress — a move that seems designed in the short term to go after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.  Mr. Holder has refused to cooperate with House Republicans' probe into the Fast & Furious gun-walking operation, and the House has voted to find him in contempt.  Mr. Holder is challenging that vote in court.  Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican who publicly excoriated Mr. Holder at a hearing last week, introduced the legislation just before Congress went on vacation, and announced it Tuesday [4/15/2014].

The New Liberal Racism.  Last week we witnessed repeated efforts by Democrats to polarize the country along racial lines.  Eric Holder, speaking at Al Sharpton's conference, implied that he and the President are being treated harshly because they are black. [...] This is more than election year politics.  It is worse than a crass attempt to manipulate black voters with fear of Republicans.

Obama's Whistling Lap Dog.  Now, bear in mind the audience.  The National Action Network is Al Sharpton's plaything, often providing the shock troops Sharpton needs for rent-a-mob protests, shakedown operations, and MSNBC photo ops.  Holder didn't say criticism of him and Obama is racially motivated, but the notion the audience (or the media) would take it any other way doesn't pass the laugh test.  Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being "cowards" for not talking openly about race.  Who's the coward now?

Cornyn Presses Holder on Gun Comments.  Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department's pursuit of "smart gun" technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.  Cornyn sent a letter to the attorney general on Wednesday [4/16/2014] in response to remarks he made in testimony before a House subcommittee earlier this month, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.  Holder said his agency is "exploring" technology to make guns "more safe."  "By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon," he said.

Obama's thug administration.  One of the hallmarks of the Obama administration is that it is among the most corrupt administrations in living memory.  [...] Among the most corrupt functionaries of the Obama regime is Attorney General Eric Holder, who appears to be Obama's alter ego and enforcer.  From day one he let America know that he held most of its citizens in contempt by proclaiming that the American people were afraid of having an honest discussion about race.  Truth is Holder's definition of an "honest discussion" consists of lecturing white Americans about their inherent racism and selectively prosecuting crimes according to the race of the accused.

Eric Holder wants $15M to train against active shooters.  In wake of two mass shootings this month, Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress Tuesday to authorize $15 million for training state and local law enforcement officers to confront so-called active shooters.

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Mr. Holder doesn't have $15 million to give away.  All he can do is "urge" the Congress to spend money.

Holder's undermining of the law deserving of contempt.  No attorney general of the United States is entitled, for any reason, to escape scrutiny of Congress, period.  Is the attorney general really mounting a defense to his contempt charges on the basis that Congress is racist and that he need not respond to legal prerogatives they lawfully exercise?  Where would that wild notion put us as a country?  How would any attorney general hiding behind this kind of defense ever be held accountable?  Does this mean, for example, whenever this attorney general is questioned for noncompliance with congressional subpoenas — particularly in a case grave enough to earn him criminal and civil contempt citations — an acceptable defense shall be to accuse the questioner of racism?  Is this not a transparent deflection?

Holder: U.S. To Make More Convicts Eligible for Presidential Clemency.  The Obama Administration continued its push to reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences as a result of the nation's federal drug laws on Monday [4/21/2014] with an announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder describing new rules that would expand the pool of convicts eligible to apply for presidential clemency.  In a video released by the Department of Justice, Holder said they will expand the existing criteria government attorneys use to consider which offenders may be eligible for clemency.  Later this week Deputy Attorney General James Cole will announce the new criteria, which Holder expects will lead thousands to apply to receive reduced sentences.

DOJ announces clemency overhaul, allows release for some after 10 years.  The Justice Department moved Wednesday [4/23/2014] to significantly expand the number of people eligible for clemency, issuing new guidelines allowing certain prisoners who already have served at least 10 years behind bars to apply for release.  The initiative is part of a broader Obama administration effort to ease sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.  Deputy Attorney General James Cole outlined the changes, which include six separate criteria inmates must meet to be eligible, on Wednesday morning.

Holder cancels speech, appearance in OKC amid angry protests.  Attorney General Eric Holder canceled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department's graduating cadet class Thursday [4/24/2014] amid angry protests over his scheduled visit. [...] Mr. Holder's scheduled visit to Oklahoma City drew the criticism of several conservative lawmakers who planned the protest anticipating his arrival, including state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, Moore Republican, who has stated he believes that Mr. Holder should be impeached.

Attorney General Eric Holder cancels police academy graduation speech.  A Department of Justice official told MailOnline on Thursday [4/24/2014] that looming protests by state lawmakers and a need to protect Attorney General Eric Holder's image among law enforcement officers caused him to pull out of a planned speech in Oklahoma City.  Holder's public schedule shows that he was to 'deliver remarks at the Oklahoma City Police Department's 130th police academy graduation ceremony.'  That address didn't occur, however.  Seven Oklahoma legislators were preparing to lead a crowd of hundreds in protests across the street, most calling for Holder's impeachment.

Protests force Holder, Michelle Obama to cancel speeches; What's going on?  You might wonder why Obama's attorney general, who refuses to provide so many 'Fast and Furious' documents to Congress, can instead find the time to fly halfway across the country to address a graduating class of Oklahoma City police cadets.  You wouldn't be alone in such wonderment.  Turns out, Holder decided those new police officers weren't all that important after all.  When word got out about Holder's Thursday speech, hundreds of opponents set a downtown protest, including Rep. James Lankford.

Holder plans to remain as attorney general through midterm elections.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided to stay in his job through the fall midterm elections but he will not commit beyond the end of the year, according to Justice Department officials familiar with his plans.  After Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation earlier this month, some Washington insiders speculated that Holder would resign before the midterm elections, because it would be more difficult to confirm a new attorney general if the Democrats lost control of the Senate.

U.S. Justice Department to collect, study arrest data for racial bias.  Later this year, a $4.75 million federal grant will be awarded to recipients who compete for the funds to work with their local law enforcement to analyze arrest data and find ways to reduce any biases they find, particularly toward young minority men.

DOJ to spend $4.75M studying race.  The Justice Department will spend $4.75 million to create a center to collect racial data on police stops, searches and arrests in an effort to shine a light on a perceived bias against minorities. [...] In a video statement issued Monday afternoon [4/28/2014], Holder pointed to a recent study finding that roughly half of all black men in the United States are arrested at least once by age 23.  The same study found that black men were six times more likely to be arrested than white men in 2012.

Holder, Justice Department to collect police data to evaluate racial bias.  The Department of Justice will begin collecting law-enforcement data on stops, searches and arrests made in some U.S. cities to evaluate racial discrimination, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video statement Monday [4/28/2014].  Mr. Holder said this initiative, funded by a $4.75 million federal grant, will help level the playing field for men of color and improve the relationship between African-Americans and the law-enforcement community.  Half of African-American men have been arrested at least once by age 23, and overall, black men were six times more likely to be imprisoned than white men in 2012, Mr. Holder said.

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If blacks are "six times more likely to be imprisoned than white men" it's either the result of a nationwide conspiracy that involves every cop, every District Attorney, every judge and every jury in the country, or it could be because, on a per capita basis, blacks commit six time as much crime as whites.  (Sources:  [1] [2] [3] [4] )  Mystery solved.  Where do I collect the $4.75 million dollars?

Eric Holder Targets Banks: 'No Such Thing as Too Big to Jail'.  On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced he is willing to punish financial institutions for criminal practices in a video posted to the Justice Department website.  "I intend to reaffirm the principle that no individual or entity that does harm to our economy is ever above the law," Holder said.  "There is no such thing as 'too big to jail.'"

AG Holder: "No such thing as too big to jail".  In video remarks released Monday on the Justice Department's website, he said no company is immune from prosecution regardless of its size.  "There is no such thing as too big to jail."  Holder also said the Justice Department is pursuing several "important investigations" into corporate wrongdoing and hinted the agency would take action in the "coming weeks and months."

Attorney general says racial equality threatened in subtle ways.  Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday while public utterances of bigotry are roundly condemned in the United States racial discrimination persists in more subtle ways.

Holder: US should worry about discrimination, not racist rants.  Americans should be more worried about policies that discriminate against minorities than racist rants that grab media attention, Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday.  In a commencement speech at Baltimore's Morgan State University, he warned of subtler forms of racism — including harsher prison sentences for minorities and voter-ID laws that threaten to keep them from the polls.

The Obama Administration's Ethics Problem.  Eric Holder is the first attorney general to have been held in contempt of Congress.  Aside from his divisive language (he called America "a nation of cowards" and referred to African Americans as "my people"), Holder always seems to find himself at the center of scandals.  He permitted the federal monitoring of Associated Press journalists.  He green-lighted the "Fast and Furious" gun-running scam.  He has failed to bring to account rogue IRS officials.  Holder is the most morally compromised attorney general since Nixon appointee John Mitchell.

Eric Holder Tells Graduates to Forget Sterling, Voter ID a Bigger Threat.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told graduates in Maryland that they should ignore "hateful rants" like that from Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Holder said that voter ID and "zero tolerance" policies in schools are worse on minorities than anything Sterling could have done.  Speaking before 850 graduates at Baltimore's Morgan State University on Saturday, May 17, Holder warned students not to get caught up in the hype of "intolerant public statements," but to be more worried about the racism inherent in the U.S.A.  "...policies that disenfranchise specific groups are more pernicious than hateful rants," Holder told the students.

Jim Crow alive and well in Eric Holder's Justice Department.  Jim Crow is now making a huge comeback, thanks to the identity politics so common among liberals, especially on college campuses.  As PJ Media columnist and former U.S. Department of Justice civil rights attorney J. Christian Adams notes, a federal court recently struck down a law in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands that allowed only people of "Northern Mariana descent" to vote on constitutional referendums. In Guam, the new Jim Crow appears in a law that allows voter registration only by those with ancestors living there prior to 1950, thus effectively limiting the ballot to individuals descended from the Chamorro people.

House votes to defund Justice Dept. program that targeted legitimate gun dealers.  The House of Representatives passed an amendment Thursday to stop all federal funding to be used for the Department of Justice's Operation Choke Point, an anti-fraud operation that was found to be cutting off legitimate businesses from their banking lines.  "This is a major victory for consumers, law-abiding businesses, and anyone who believes in due process and restraint of government encroachment," said the Community Financial Services Association of America, a trade group opposed to the operation, in a statement Friday.  "Additionally, our banking system benefits as it will not be put in the position to police customers or make judgments about the political popularity of businesses and industries."

Congress: Obama uses Justice Dept. to target gun sellers, 'high risk' businesses.  A House panel says the Obama administration is using the Justice Department to target and "choke out" businesses it finds objectionable, from gun dealers and payday lenders to drug paraphernalia sellers and porn merchants.  The administration is using an anti-credit card fraud effort dubbed Operation Choke Point to go after legitimate businesses it deems "high-risk," says a staff report by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Arizona rep. calls for Eric Holder's impeachment over immigration concerns.  U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said Holder is breaking the law. Gosar has joined a growing number of congressmen calling for the impeachment of Holder.  "They're processing a lot of these immigrants in Texas and shipping them here," he said.  "It's mind-defying.  It's a waste of resources and complicit with the smuggling of illegal immigrants across state lines."

5 Obama Officials Who Lied, Then Lied About Lying.  Attorney General Eric Holder.  In 2013, Holder testified before Congress that he would not prosecute any reporter under the Espionage Act of 1917.  "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material," he stated, "this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy."  Except that Holder himself personally approved an application for a warrant on Fox News's James Rosen under the auspices of the Espionage Act.

Review: Holder Is 'Obama's Enforcer' of Racialist, Lawless DOJ Agenda.  [T]he new book Obama's Enforcer by Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund documents the rank lawlessness that has saturated Eric Holder's Justice Department, and thus, the Obama presidency. [...] The authors catalog Holder as an enforcer for a progressive gang spanning across all agencies of the federal government.  Obama's enforcer has successfully turned the power and prestige of the Justice Department into a radicalized agency for fundamental change.  Holder is the enforcer that has used his power to turn America away from post-racial possibilities and toward race-obsessed legal policies.  According to the authors, Holder is the single most important change agent inside the single most important change agency.  The book also covers territory never before touched — namely, why is Holder so radicalized?

Holder: Boy Scouts gay ban preserves worst stereotypes.  Taking aim at the Boy Scouts of America's continuing ban on gay adult leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday [6/10/2014] that the prohibition perpetuates "the worst kind of stereotypes."  "It's a relic of an age of prejudice and insufficient understanding,  the attorney general said Tuesday evening to Lambda Legal, an advocacy group for LGBT rights.

Attorney General Eric Holder blasts Boy Scouts for anti-gay discrimination.  Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America perpetuates "the worst stereotypes" by barring gay people from becoming Scout leaders.  "The continuation of a policy that discriminates against gay adult leaders — by an iconic American institution — only preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes," Holder said in a speech to the gay civil rights group Lambda Legal in Washington.

Obama Justice Department Pushes to Target "Thought Crime".  Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department will be utilizing a program originally designed to prevent domestic threats to the United States.  The program will label as threats individuals the government has deemed anti-government or racially prejudiced, paving the way to targeting political dissenters.

House Bill to Impeach Eric Holder Now Has 26 Co-Sponsors.  It might be time for Eric Holder to get his resume ready and start looking for other employment.  Holder might be on the brink of making history, but not in a good way, as a House bill calling for his impeachment is starting to gain massive support in Congress, which could make him the first Attorney General to be removed from office.  Many conservatives are ready to give Holder the boot for breaking the law and attempting to violate the First Amendment of the Constitution by using information from the IRS to prosecute people for their political beliefs.

Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They re Fit to Lead Boy Scouts.  The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders.  "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night [6/10/2014].  "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations."

Rep. Paul Gosar's crusade: Impeach Eric Holder.  The man who led the charge to have Eric H. Holder Jr. held in contempt of Congress is on a new crusade:  to impeach the nation's first black attorney general.  "There's a total disregard for the rule of law," Rep. Paul A. Gosar, Arizona Republican, told The Washington Times.  "We can't sit idly by here as we see the Constitution and justice being defamed right and left at the whim of the attorney general."

Eric Holder's DOJ Sets Up 'Terrorism Committee' to Investigate 'Anti-Government' Extremism.  It is not a controversial claim to state that Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the Department of Justice.  In the past, this politicization has amounted to stonewalling, monitoring journalists, or dropping ideologically inconvenient cases.  But now the Department of Justice is shifting gears into overdrive and is intent on finding the roots of "anti-government" animus (as if it's a condition of citizenship to support the government no matter what).

How Eric Holder Has Destroyed the Justice Department's Reputation.  I don't know who the next U.S. attorney general will be, but I know I pity that person.  Restoring the Justice Department's reputation in the wake of Eric H. Holder Jr.'s tenure will take a lot of work.  You can find out just how big a task it will be in "Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department," a new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky.  Even at a relatively slim 217 pages, it's quite a bill of indictment.

Welcome To The Executive Dictatorship.  There is almost nothing the president of the United States cannot do.  This week, we found out President Barack Obama's IRS not only targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with impunity but then destroyed the emails that could have illuminated the process behind such targeting.  Meanwhile, the attorney general — the executive officer charged with fighting government criminality — continues to stonewall an independent prosecutor, maintaining along with his boss that there is not a "smidgen of corruption" in the IRS.

The Justice Department Unleashes A Godzilla On Business.  After she destroyed Arthur Andersen in a flawed and subsequently overturned prosecution, the Senate has confirmed Leslie Caldwell to lead the DOJ's criminal division, giving her a mandate for even more mayhem. [...] It's not just that the woman has a record of doing anything for a conviction — including concealing exculpatory evidence, as her task force did in the Enron case.  She's also a political animal who specializes in high-profile cases and handles political pressure with no sweat.

Smoking Gun Trail To White House.  How can the DOJ conduct an investigation into unlawful aspects of the IRS targeting of specific 501(c)(4) groups, when the DOJ is the initiating body for the illegality they are seeking to investigate?

The 'Most Dangerous Man In The Obama Administration'.  In his new book, Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department (co-written with John Fund), Hans von Spakovsky reveals how our attorney general has turned America's Department of Justice into "a politicized hotbed of left-wing legal activism."  The author revealed to Human Events the magnitude of Holder's offenses highlighted in his book, offenses which should be an alarming wake-up call to every American:

Take Lessons From America's Great Generals in Fighting Obama Lawlessness.  There is little question that President Obama is waging total war against the rule of law in America.  He uses "Executive Authority" to bypass Congress in making unilateral decisions by decree.  He colludes with Democrats in the Senate to create gridlock, providing him more opportunity to justify his unilateral actions.  He makes [now illegal] "recess appointments" to stack key government agencies with high-level bureaucrats to institutionalize his Big Government agenda.  He tampers with congressional investigations into the gross misconduct of his federal employees through political pressure and manipulation.  Those under him destroy evidence.  And, to ensure immunity from legal consequences for his unconstitutional activities, he has compromised the Department of Justice — turning Attorney General Eric Holder into his Enabler-in-Chief.

The Dictatorship Will Begin with Eric Holder.  The easiest way to dissolve our republic will be through prosecutorial discretion.  And this Department of Justice seems to pretty much understand this concept.

Eric Holder's long losing record before the Supreme Court.  If Eric Holder were a baseball player, he'd have been benched long ago — if not kicked off the team.  His batting average before the Supreme Court is abysmal, losing again and again in his efforts to undermine the Constitution.  This term featured four big strike downs.

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I would think it would be more appropriate to blame the Solicitor General, not the Attorney General, if there has been a string of defeats at the Supreme Court.

To Impeach Holder.  Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a group of House lawmakers are building a case for impeaching Attorney General Eric Holder. [...] Cruz had made such comments before, but this speech was different.  He spent 40 minutes laying out the case for Holder's impeachment — spending the bulk of that time on the IRS scandal, but also citing the Justice Department's failure to enforce various laws, the department's Operation Fast and Furious, and Holder's role in the administration obtaining journalists' phone records.  Cruz demanded that Holder appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal.  "If [Holder] refuses, Senator Cruz will support measures to move forward with his impeachment," a Cruz aide told NRO.

Why isn't the LEFT freaking out about Eric Holder still having a job?  [Here is] why Eric Holder still has a job:  it's because his job is to protect Barack Obama until the man is safely out of office.  The Attorney General isn't working for the country:  he's working for one specific individual.  So far, yes, so trite — but consider this for a moment:  Eric Holder isn't working for the Left, either.  And they're getting hammered over Holder's misplaced loyalty, too.

Holder Equates 'Vehemence' of Opposition to Obama with 'Racial Animus'.  Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News that "vehemence" in opposing the president and his policies is indicative of racism. [...] It takes a truly self-absorbed man to think that the level of emotion engendered by opposition to public policies is somehow indicative of race hatred.  But from Holder's point of view, it makes perfect sense.  Obviously, the president's policies are good for the country.  Obviously, the only reason to oppose them is because you don't like the president's race.  Obviously, the madder you are at the president, the bigger the racist you are.

Words are not racist, actions are.  In reality it is Eric Holder who is the coward as he hides behind the racial fires he deliberately stokes. [...] Holder is stoking the racial fires at a time when his pal President Obama is under fire from all sides for his own bad policies and mounting failures.  He can't cite specifics because that's not his goal.  If there were cases worth charging then charge under existing law.

Eric Holder, Media-Spoiled Brat.  Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat.  What stands out from this very rare session — Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years — is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck:  President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism.

Department of Justice: We Heard About IRS Missing Emails On The News.  James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday [7/17/2014] that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials' emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year.  "I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts," Cole told House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan at a hearing Thursday on the DOJ's response to the wave of computer crashes at the IRS that wiped out seven different employees' hard drives.

Government corruption on the rampage.  The Obama administration is arguably the most corrupt administration in U.S. history. Corruption destroys civil society and economic growth by undermining the rule of law and protection of private property.  Corruption takes many forms, from the simple payment to a government official for a favor, to the failure of government employees to do what they are paid to do, to gross abuse of power.  The president and his senior officials swear to uphold the Constitution and the law — which means following the law as written, and not as they wish it were written.  The failure to apply equal justice to all citizens is a major form of corruption and has been blatant in Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s "Justice Department."  Crimes by members or friends of the administration are ignored — just consider the lack of action against employees of the Internal Revenue Service who obviously broke the law in many cases.

The IRS Scandal and the Politicization of Justice.  If you want a good illustration of how Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the Justice Department and its prosecutorial decision-making, all you have to do is look at what Justice has not done in just one part of the IRS scandal.  Despite its agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Marriage against the IRS for the illegal disclosure of confidential tax information, it has not prosecuted any of the individuals or organizations who illegally disclosed and published that information.

DOJ Sued for Records of Obama's Effort to Grant Mass Clemency to Criminals.  At first, the administration tried negotiating with Congress.  When that failed, Obama simply nullified the law and implemented "deferred action" (amnesty) for young illegal aliens and virtually anyone else who had made it across the border and hadn't gotten caught for doing something else terribly criminal.  Congress, including a complicit Republican leadership, watched, complained a little bit, but did little under their constitutional powers to uphold the rule of law.  We have seen the results, as tens of thousands of illegals are streaming across the border, bringing crime, chaos, and disease.  As if the situation at the border is not dangerous enough on its own, now the Obama Department of Justice wants to bust through prison walls and release tens of thousands of drug criminals onto the streets.  And what's the explanation? Drug laws are "unjust" and "outdated."

Immigrant groups sue Holder over deportations.  A coalition of immigrant rights groups is suing the government to halt deportation proceedings for children that crossed the Southwest border after fleeing violence in their native El Salvador and Guatemala.  Half a dozen children are listed as plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit naming Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell as defendants.  The lawsuit seeks to block deportation of just those children, unless the government can ensure adequate legal representation.

Lois Lerner's Vendetta.  House Republicans have released a Lois Lerner email exchange from November 2012 that "clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law," wrote House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. [...] Camp is using this information to make the case that Lerner's bias is self-apparent, and that the DOJ should get more involved in reviewing her, along with the IRS.  He also reiterated his contention that Holder has yet to make a determined effort to do so.  "Despite the serious investigation and evidence this Committee has undertaken into the IRS's targeting of individuals for their beliefs, there is no indication that DOJ is taking this matter seriously," he said in a statement.

The Arrogance of Eric Holder.  Holder is the legal ringleader for today's Democrats and their culture of corruption.  After being held in criminal contempt of Congress in June 2012 — the first such citation against a sitting attorney general in American history — he is just a few steps away from being impeached in the House of Representatives and tried in the Senate for the high crimes and misdemeanors his detractors say he has committed against the American people.  Twenty House members have introduced a formal impeachment resolution, H.Res. 411.  The resolution's four articles of impeachment accuse Holder of wrongdoing in connection with his involvement in the Fast and Furious scandal, refusing to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, refusing to prosecute IRS officials who leaked confidential GOP donor tax information, and providing misleading testimony to Congress about whether he approved invasive investigative tactics against reporters like James Rosen of Fox News.

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong:  [#35]  The Department of Justice has worked overtime to help increase voter fraud by fighting against voter ID.  This is despite the fact that you need ID to buy alcohol, drive a car, fly on a plane or even to use Obamacare.

Holder's absurd push for equal-outcome policing.  Women are thought to be not big enough and not strong enough to play [professional basketball] with men.  In a game where the scoreboard can't be argued with, that's not discrimination, but a simple recognition of the differences in strength, size and stamina between men and women.  Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. pretends there are no differences.  The Justice Department has sued the Pennsylvania State Police, alleging sex discrimination in the hiring of troopers.  The government lawyers argue that the physical-fitness tests the Pennsylvania State Police have used since 2003 "disproportionately disadvantage" women.

What to do about the politicization of the Attorney General's office.  The chief law enforcement officer of the United States is the Attorney General.  He/she is charged with the investigations and prosecutions of Federal crimes.  When there is corruption in the government, it is the Attorney General who is charged with ferreting out the corrupt and restoring integrity to the Federal government.  But what if the Attorney General selectively seeks out crimes to investigate?  What if the Attorney General turns a blind eye to those crimes and scandals that will discredit his political interests?  What if the Attorney General himself is corrupt?

What Taxpayers Pay When Eric Holder Uses Government Jets For Personal Trips.  On a pleasant Saturday this summer, Eric Holder, his daughters, their boyfriends and two security officers boarded a government-owned Gulfstream and jetted off to New York for the Belmont Stakes Thoroughbred horse race. [...] According to records obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act request, Holder is getting pretty good deal here — especially when he flies a government-owned Gulfstream V jet.  That one day trip to Elmont, N.Y. on June 7, according to records provided to TheDC by the Department of Justice, ended up costing the government $14,440.

Eric Holder and DOJ/CRS Actively Wanted To Keep Mike Brown Robbery Video Hidden From Public.  Under Eric Holder's tenure the DOJ civil rights division has actively engaged in pushing racial grievances to the forefront of their operational goals.  This type of intentional organizational racism even led to the former head of the Civil Rights Division, Ondray Harris, quitting his federal job after he was instructed not to hire non-blacks.  In the Mike Brown shooting the institutional racism of the DOJ surfaces again with the DOJ demand NOT to release the robbery video which showed the behavior of Mike Brown just prior to the encounter with police officer Darren Wilson.

Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere.  The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles.  Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination.  Attorney General Eric Holder's race-baiting is no secret.  Justice Department documents show the nation's top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin.  Now he's sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.  Less known, however, is the role of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who's made incendiary — and shamefully disingenuous — statements about race relations in America.

How The Obama Administration Made The Situation In Ferguson Worse.  [For example,] DOJ Tried to Quash the Strong-Arm Robbery Tape.  With all of the hubbub surrounding the Brown shooting, public outcry about police failure to release information about the incident was at fever pitch by late last week.  That's when the Ferguson Police Department released tape of "gentle giant" Michael Brown participating in a strong-arm robbery at a local convenience store.  Eric Holder's DOJ had known about that tape for days, and they attempted to stop the police from releasing the information.

Eric Holder: Michael Brown Death Cause for 'Robust Action' to Increase Police Diversity.  Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown's death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities.

Meet the Radical DOJ Unit Investigating Ferguson Shooting.  Why does it matter that the DOJ unit that will investigate the Ferguson police is stacked with leftists and ideologues?  Because anti-police biases of lawyers in this unit have resulted in gross prosecutorial misconduct against police officers.  United States District Judge Kurt Engelhardt issued [a] blistering 129-page opinion documenting prosecutorial misconduct by DOJ lawyers seeking to convict New Orleans police officers of civil rights violations.  These lawyers are still employed by the Criminal Section at the Civil Rights Division.

AG Holder Meeting With Michael Brown's Parents.  Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening [8/20/2014] in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis.

Eric Holder: 'I Am the Attorney General... but I'm Also a Black Man'.  In remarks made at a meeting of members of the Ferguson community, Holder stirred some racial strife of his own claiming that, even as he is Attorney General, he was once also a victim. [...] Holder also fanned the flames of racial strife across the nation hinting that what happened to teenager Michael Brown was common all across the nation.

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The Attorney General, like far too many other liberals, is quick to inject race into every conversation.

Eric Holder and The Lynch Mob Mentality in Ferguson.  [A]ccording to United States District Judge Kurt Engelhardt, Attorney General Holder and the attorneys of his Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Criminal Section have a different idea of "fairness" than do most Americans.  The unit that will be investigating the shooting in Ferguson and deciding whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson with civil rights crimes has a history of anti-police activities and unethical conduct that caused Judge Kurt Englehardt to issue a blistering 129-page opinion documenting prosecutorial misconduct by DOJ lawyers seeking to convict New Orleans police officers of civil rights violations.  The 129-page opinion makes for frightening reading, [...]

Why Is Holder in Ferguson When 36 Blacks [were] Shot in Chicago Last Weekend?  If Sasha and Malia Obama, the president's young daughters, had another sister, she might look like 16-year-old Shaquise Buckner.  Chicago police say Shaquise, who was the same age as Malia, appeared to have been the unintended target of a gang-related drive-by shooting early Saturday morning [8/16/2014].  Yet Attorney General Eric Holder went to Ferguson, not Chicago.  Thirty-six people are shot in Chicago in a single weekend, seven of them fatally, yet the FBI sends 40 agents to Missouri to investigate the shooting death of one young black male.

Eric Holder shows he isn't interested in real justice.  Eric Holder candidly acknowledged his objective in the Michael Brown case when he stated, "my commitment... is, long after this tragic story no longer receives this level of attention, the Justice Department will continue to stand with Ferguson."  One might have hoped that the Justice Department's commitment in this instance would be to justice, rather than to standing with any particular group or geographic location.

Eric Holder, Racial Profiler.  Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb?  There is only one plausible reason:  Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. [...] Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack?  Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences?  Such questions can only be answered by a thorough and fair investigation, the kind of due process owed to both the victim and the subject of the investigation — the kind that, as National Review's editors point out, will be tough to mete out with political thumbs pressing on the scales.  Whatever the outcome, though, murder — including homicide caused by a policeman's application of excessive force — is generally not a federal crime.  It is a concern of state law.

Racism Forever.  On Wednesday [8/20/2014], the nation's top law enforcement officer — who doubles as the leading impediment to law enforcement, whenever he sees a law he doesn't like — flew to St. Louis for another exercise in the selective dispensation of justice. [...] History also simmers beneath the surface of Holder's rhetoric — a history of self-pity and grievance against his own country ("a nation of cowards," as he famously put it in his first speech after taking office).  He is always accusing his critics and political opponents of racism and bigotry.  It's a habit he can't break.

Eric Holder's Soros-Sponsored Police Sensitivity 'Training'.  The vice president's Boeing 757 delivered Eric Holder to St. Louis yesterday [8/20/2014].  In Ferguson, Holder announced that he was "a black man" and therefore had the power to heal Ferguson in ways that no other law enforcement official could.  Yet his comments were sure to throw gasoline on fire burning hot with racial division.  That shouldn't shock anyone.  It's the community organizing model of running the Justice Department.  What is shocking is who is fueling the Justice Department's "training" of police departments around the country:  radicals, communist-affiliated organizations, and George Soros.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops.  Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers' motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff.  Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their "irresponsible, inflammatory" comments about the city's police force and its supposed problem with race relations.

Eric Holder's 'Fair' Investigation in Ferguson?  Attorney General Eric Holder travelled to Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday [8/20/2014] to personally intervene in the investigation of the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unprecedented and highly questionable move.  In a column published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holder claimed that the Justice Department would conduct an investigation that would be "fair" and "independent."  But given Holder's biased views on race and the history of his tenure at DOJ [...] we have serious doubts that his department can conduct an impartial investigation.

Milwaukee Sheriff: Eric Holder "Owes Every Officer In America An Apology".  While visiting Ferguson, Missouri yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters he "personally" understands the "sense of mistrust and mutual suspicion that can take hold in the relationship between law enforcement and certain communities."  It's that kind of "irresponsible" and "inflammatory" rhetoric that lead Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke to demand an apology from Holder, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.  Clarke contends that Holder and others have made a bad situation in Ferguson worse by "insinuating that our law-enforcement officers across the United States engage in some nefarious or systematic and cultural attempts to violate people's civil rights."

Our Chief Law Enforcement Officer Doesn't Trust Police.  What a great choice for chief law enforcement officer — a race baiter who doesn't trust the police!  Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government, met with the people of Ferguson while he was in Ferguson, but he appears to have snubbed local police.  His message was clear — he stands with the protesters and rioters.  "Change is coming," Holder announced in a message heard by rioters and protesters alike.  He met with the politically-oriented Chief Ron Johnson and the FBI who are in Ferguson conducting a parallel investigation to the police investigation.

Holder's police-shooting hypocrisy.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.  In the 1990s, though, Mr. Holder ignored plenty of cases of District of Columbia black cops killing unarmed black civilians — even when policemen lied about the shootings.  Mr. Holder was appointed in 1993 by President Clinton as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.  At that time, D.C. police were killing more civilians than any other large city police force, based on population.  The number of killings by D.C. police quadrupled between 1989 and 1995, when 16 civilians died as a result of police gunfire.

Holder: Leading the Racial Rush to Judgment.  One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment, that he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go.  He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so.  Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium.  The man really wants us to think he is not also "the man."

Holder Cuts Left In On $17 Billion Bank Of America Settlement.  The deal requires billions of dollars in debt forgiveness payments to delinquent borrowers.  It also requires Bank of America to make billions in new loans and to build affordable low-income rental housing.  The remaining money will go to a slush fund for leftists. [...] NeighborWorks of America has been a major supporter of ACORN, the left's most favored radicals.  According to Investors' Business Daily, in 2008 and 2009 NeighborWorks awarded a whopping $25 million to Acorn Housing.  Moreover, an Acorn Housing spinoff is directly eligible for BofA slush funds.  It's an outfit called Mutual Housing Association of New York.

DOJ To Give Money From Bank Of America Settlement To Liberal Activist Groups.  The Department of Justice is giving liberal activist groups money from a $16.6 billion settlement with Bank of America, Judicial Watch reports.  The groups benefiting from the lawsuit, according to Investor's Business Daily, are the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, National Community Reinvestment Coalition and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.  The money also went to "delinquent borrowers" in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia and other major "Democrat strongholds."  "This is a wealth redistribution scheme disguised as a lawsuit," Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Daily Caller.  "And who benefits from the distribution?  Interest groups the administration relies on, outside interest groups, allies and politicians in communities trying to benefit as well."  Fitton noted that these liberal groups are basically what's left of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) network, and that President Barack Obama has ties to ACORN.

Holder's Bank of America Heist Funds Left's Community-Organizer Shock Troops.  Government coercion of the financial sector to make irresponsible loans was the primary driver of the 2007-08 financial meltdown.  Yet, as we've previously observed here, "Washington has searched every place but within for a scapegoat" — with the Obama Justice Department pursuing politically motivated investigations, prosecutions, and civil lawsuits against banks and credit rating agencies in order to concoct a history that blames predatory lending rather than statist policy.  Now we learn that Eric Holder, the Tom Hagen of this racketeering enterprise of an administration, is using the vig that DOJ muscle is extorting from the banks to pour tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of the radical Left's top rabble-rousers — in addition to diverting what should be public funds to pay off delinquent debts in cities that Democrats have destroyed.

Holder Cut Left-Wing Groups In On $17 Bil BofA Deal.  Buried in the fine print of the deal, which includes $7 billion in soft-dollar consumer relief, are a raft of political payoffs to Obama constituency groups.  In effect, the government has ordered the nation's largest bank to create a massive slush fund for Democrat special interests.  Besides requiring billions in debt forgiveness payments to delinquent borrowers in Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago and other Democrat strongholds — and up to $500 million to cover personal taxes owed on those checks — the deal requires BofA to make billions in new loans, while also building affordable low-income rental housing in those areas.

Americans believe the Department of Justice is motivated mostly by politics.  A growing number of Americans say they believe the U.S. Department of Justice is motivated primarily by political interests and not by the pursuit of the truth, according to a survey from Rasmussen Reports.  The poll, which was conducted on Aug. 26-27 and contains a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points, found that only 38 percent of U.S. voters hold a favorable opinion of the department headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, while a much larger 53 percent hold an unfavorable opinion.  Further, of these respondents, only nine percent hold a "very favorable" opinion, while 26 percent hold a "very unfavorable" position.

Eric Holder: A More Dangerous Race-Card Hustler Than Al Sharpton.  Holder complains about different prison rates, different school expulsion rates and longer prison sentences for black boys and men compared to white boys and men.  He equates "equal rights" with "equal results."  In Ferguson, Missouri, after announcing federal investigation into the cop-shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Holder said:  "I am the attorney general of the United States.  But I am also a black man.  I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. ... I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me."  The New Jersey Turnpike?  The long-believed claim of "racism" on that highway has been investigated — and debunked.  Twice.

Justice Department Stonewalling Internal Investigators.  The head investigator charged with overseeing the Department of Justice testified Tuesday [9/9/2014] that various government agencies have repeatedly stymied his investigation efforts, and have done so in direct violation of federal law.  Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the Department of Justice, was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on investigative access to government information.

IRS and DOJ Conducted Targeting With Illegally Obtained Conservative Donor Lists.  The IRS scandal is NOT about the IRS.  Yes, the IRS did indeed target conservative groups; however, they were NOT the originating entity in the overall plan to create a list of targets.  The U.S. Department of Justice was the originating governmental agency who constructed the plan to make a target list and then weaponize various government agencies against those on the list.

If you know who Eric Holder is, you probably don't like him.  Attorney General Eric Holder is one of President Obama's best-known and longest-serving cabinet members.  Most recently, he led the administration's response to the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the Michael Brown killing, launching multiple Justice Department investigations into the police department there.  If the results of a new Wall Street Journal poll are any guide, Holder's service has not brought him much public approval.

Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal.  A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder.  The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill.  The letter describes Fallon as "audibly shaken" when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine.  Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming's staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa's Office to Spin IRS Scandal, Nets Don't Report.  An aide to Eric Holder, who thought he was calling Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings' office for help on leaking documents to selected reporters, accidentally spilled the beans of the latest IRS spin job because he called House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's office instead.  This newest twist in the IRS targeting scandal, that broke last night, was not covered on ABC, CBS or NBC's Wednesday morning [9/10/2014] shows.  According to Issa, the documents in question were related to Andrew Strelka — the former Lois Lerner employee that the committee demanded be turned over to them for questioning last week.

Misconduct at Justice Department isn't always prosecuted.  Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department's own internal watchdog.  Most of the names of the investigated officials, even the highest-ranking, remain under wraps.  But documents McClatchy obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal for the first time a startling array of alleged transgressions uncovered by the department's inspector general.

Obama: Rout ISIL Everywhere (Except In U.S. Mosques).  President Obama has vowed to "hunt down (Islamic State) terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are" in Iraq and Syria.  News flash:  They're also in American mosques.  Yet Obama is not going after terrorists in radical mosques.  And he's making it harder for local governments to stop the construction of recruiting and training centers for the enemy.  In fact, as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area.

Holder Issues Fatwa.  [Scroll down]  Evidently this is part of the Obama administration's smart diplomacy.  The president intends to make good on his claim that America is a Muslim nation.  The idea is to distract public attention by combating bloody Islamist organizations abroad and smooth the path for stealth jihad on the home front.

The injustice of Eric Holder.  Even we were shocked when we researched our new book, "Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department," at the extent to which Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has politicized the Justice Department and put the interests of left-wing ideology and his political party ahead of the fair and impartial administration of justice.  However, there is no doubt that the American public has also recognized just how politically corrupt Mr. Holder is, given this month's very embarrassing poll conducted by Hart Research for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.

DOJ Doesn't Punish Crime Among Its Ranks.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for enforcing the law, providing federal leadership in preventing crime and punishing those guilty of illegal behavior yet it allows its own officials to get away with all sorts of appalling crimes and transgressions.  As if this weren't bad enough, the DOJ also protects its perpetrators, covering up their name and allowing them to keep their lucrative government jobs.  Even the agency watchdog, which is charged with rooting out corruption, conceals crucial information about unscrupulous DOJ officials, including those in high-ranking positions.  Now a national newspaper chain offers insight into this astounding cover-up scheme with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a federal law often used by Judicial Watch to expose government corruption.

How attorney general hopes to mend relations between police and communities.  US Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities.  Mr. Holder the program will be funded by a $4.75 million grant that will be used to study racial profiling in police arrests in five US cities over the course of three years.  These cities, which have yet to be identified, will serve as a testing ground for improving relations between police and citizens in communities across the country, he sais. [sic]

Undercover Hero Wins Landmark Case Against Holder's DOJ.  In 2007, a federal judge awarded [Jay] Dobyns $373,000 for the trauma inflicted upon his family due to the negligence of the government.  During the years that followed, Eric Holder's Department of Justice continually attacked Dobyns, tarnishing his reputation and calling into question his credibility.  Dobyns fought back by filing an additional lawsuit against them, claiming that the agency committed a "breach of good faith" by continuing to smear him.  Last week, after six years of pricey legal battles, Judge Francis Allegra ruled in favor of Jay Dobyns, awarding him an additional $173,000 in reparations.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation: "Not a Coincidence".  In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence.  "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents.  I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public to my family and the American people," Terry-Willis tells Townhall.

GOP to Obama: Don't use lame-duck Congress to replace Holder.  Conservatives are warning President Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder's replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly.  Holder's announcement that he will resign as the nation's top law enforcement officer reverberated Thursday [9/25/2014] around Washington, where speculation has already begun to mount about who might fill the Cabinet position.

Obama pays glowing tribute to tearful departing Attorney General Eric Holder as a liberal civil rights champion.  Obama said in the State Dining Room that he believes Holder's proudest achievement' was his record on civil rights reform, what he calls 'the conscience of the building' that the DOJ occupies just six blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.  'Under his watch,' Obama said, 'the department has brought a record number of prosecutions for human trafficking, and for hate crimes — because no one in America should be afraid to walk down the street because of the color of their skin, the love in their heart, the faith they practice, or the disabilities that they live with.'

The Eric Holder Tragedy.  The resignation — if that's what it is — of Attorney General Eric Holder signals the end of one of the most divisive tenures in the history of the cabinet.  It was no doubt inevitable after Mr. Holder was determined, in a bi-partisan vote, to be in criminal contempt of the 112th United States House.  He became the only sitting cabinet officer in history to be so found.  He reacted to the contempt finding with more contempt.  From that point on his tenure in office was unsustainable.

Gohmert: Lois Lerner Will Miss Eric Holder.  Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said that Lois Lerner will miss departing-Attorney General Eric Holder's presence in the Department of Justice.  Holder, who announced his resignation as attorney general Thursday, has been overseeing a federal criminal investigation into the IRS scandal that has been accused of protecting the key Obama administration officials involved.  "For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder's resignation," Gohmert said in a statement.  "Not only has he lied before members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying attorney general in my lifetime, including [Nixon Attorney General] John Mitchell who went to jail for his crime."

We Won't Have Eric Holder To Kick Around Any More.  Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation this morning.  He will stay on until a successor is nominated and confirmed.  Holder has been a poor Attorney General.  He will be remembered for Fast and Furious, consistently stonewalling Congress, and "civil rights" activism — which, however, had little to do with civil rights.  Holder promoted gay marriage, refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, and did his best to enable voter fraud.  He was a loyal Democratic Party foot soldier — conservatives aptly called him the Obama administration's scandal goalie — but it is hard to think of any positive accomplishment during his nearly six years in office.

Fox's Powers, Watters Erupt over Holder: 'Let Black Panthers off the Hook'.  Fox's Outnumbered feasted on the resignation announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday [9/25/2014], listing Republican objections to Holder's tenure, which range from Fast & Furious to trying 9/11 perpetrators in Manhattan.  But it was — wait for it — the Black Panthers around which the argument coalesced, with cohost Kirsten Powers and #oneluckyguy Jesse Watters clashing over what, if anything, had even happened that Holder allegedly had or had not ignored.

An Unfortunate Legacy.  Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution.  It's too early to tell as of this writing what prompted his resignation.  One would like to think his legacy of scandals and corruption finally caught up to him, but we have no reasonable expectation that this is the case, given this administration's agility at escaping accountability for any and all wrongdoing.  No, I doubt it's his malfeasance in connection with the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, his obstruction of the congressional investigation into the Internal Revenue Service scandal or any other of a number of legitimate reasons warranting his repentance and resignation.

America to Eric Holder: What Took You so Long?  Seriously, it took him far too long.  After six years of neglected justice, activist ideology, and selective enforcement of laws, Eric Holder is throwing in the towel.  Wall Street, IRS-targeted conservative groups, and gun owners, are breathing a sigh of relief...  In fact, the only demographic that seems to be worried about the resignation of America's Attorney General are those Mexican Drug Cartels who used him as an arms supplier.  (I assume.)  And good riddance.

Goodbye, Eric, and Good Riddance.  What can be said about Eric Holder's six years as attorney general that PJ Media hasn't already said?  The news that Holder is going to resign should be bittersweet to anyone who cares about racial equality and the rule of law.  The damage he has already done to the country leaves a turbulent wake that is ill-matched to the financial reward awaiting him at a shameless and large Washington, D.C., law firm.  Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder.  He turned the power of the Justice Department into a racially motivated turnout machine for the Democratic Party.  That was his job in this administration, and he did it well.

Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a 'Very Non-Political Person'.  [Meet the Press host Chuck] Todd says this of the man who openly talked about serving "my people" as attorney general.  He made that comment in connection with the New Black Panther case — a racially-tinged case that Holder's DOJ dropped even after the government had won it.  Eric Holder desperately wants to treat al Qaeda terrorists as criminals rather than non-state illegal combatants.  That's a political choice, and one for which he has been roundly criticized.  When Holder attempted to move trials of al Qaeda terrorists from military tribunals to civilian court — in New York — he lost.  Big.  Being obtuse to the viewpoints of others, and being unable to comprehend that the things that you say and do offend and anger others, is not the same thing as being "non-political."

The End of Eric Holder.  Eric Holder has suddenly announced his retirement, declaring it was time to rebuild trust between police and minorities.  USA Today writes:  "Holder has expressed no specific plans for retirement.  But after visiting Ferguson, Missouri last month, he told friends and colleagues he wants to help rebuild trust between police and minority communities." [...] Eric Holder has suddenly announced his retirement, declaring it was time to rebuild trust between police and minorities.  USA Today writes:  "Holder has expressed no specific plans for retirement.  But after visiting Ferguson, Missouri last month, he told friends and colleagues he wants to help rebuild trust between police and minority communities." [...] Ferguson is more than a small town; it is now a political bomb shelter.  Both Holder and Obama are running for cover in the only place they know to hide, for a storm is now fairly upon them.

GOP on Holder's exit: 'Good riddance'.  The announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation on Thursday [9/25/2014] brought a fiery reaction from Republican lawmakers who wished him "good riddance."

Eric Holder Runs from a Ticking Time Bomb.  The surprise resignation of Eric Holder, the first Attorney General ever to be held in contempt of Congress, exploded in the news today.  Holder has been under unrelenting assault for the most egregious politicization and abuse of power in the Department of Justice in history — exceeding that of John Mitchell and Alberto Gonzalez.  He has made the Department of Obstructing Justice notorious.  Federal judges are stepping in to end his stone walling of Congressional and other investigations on several fronts, and now he's on the run.  Why now?  What is about to blow up?

Eric Holder's Legacy: Duplicity, Incompetence, and Obliviousness.  [H]e was a thoroughly typical attorney general, a cabinet position that has long been held by individuals whose first loyalty is to the president that appointed them rather than to the Constitution they swear to defend.

Eric Holder's reign ends with a whimper.  The resignation of Eric Holder as attorney general is an unavoidably symbolic moment for an administration that itself appears to be stumbling through the final years of a troubled second term.  Holder truly personifies an administration of unrivaled ambitions colliding with inescapable realities.  He proved a fierce friend to President Obama, and that loyalty might have worked to the disadvantage of both men.  After a series of major court defeats and public controversies, Obama (like President Bush before him) might have been served better by an attorney general who was more detached from him and more attached to the constitutional principles that shape both their offices.

Judicial Watch: Holder Went Down as We Forced DOJ's Hand on Fast and Furious in Court.  Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement on Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning as his group is close to nailing the Department of Justice on Operation Fast and Furious.  Judicial Watch just won a key battle in federal court against the administration on the Fast and Furious documents President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over to hide them from the American people and Congress.

Chuck Todd begins 'rehabilitation' by calling Eric Holder 'non-political'.  [Scroll down]  But should anyone think I'm being too hard on Todd for that exchange (after all, he did seem so earnest and full of good intentions to be an unbiased journalist), he lost no time proving he is just another lefty shill as he covered the story of Holder stepping down.

How Eric Holder Facilitated the Most Unjust Presidential Pardon in American History.  Marc Rich [...] became internationally notorious in 2001, when, as a fugitive from justice, he was pardoned by Bill Clinton in the last hours of his administration.  What many don't recall is that Attorney General Eric Holder, who was then a deputy attorney general, was instrumental in securing Rich's pardon.

Holder heading out, but contempt lives on.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Thursday he is resigning as soon as a replacement is found, though he and the Justice Department still face contempt of Congress charges that will linger well after he officially gives up the office.  Analysts said Mr. Holder — the first sitting Cabinet official ever to face a contempt citation from Congress — will likely duck any legal punishment, though his department will soon be forced to begin turning over the documents he withheld, which sparked the initial fight.  It's just the latest in a series of stormy disputes that have defined his turbulent six-year tenure.

Why Eric Holder Will Regret His Recklessness.  The nation can wave goodbye to Attorney General Holder with relief, as to a bad houseguest who almost burned down the house during his unwelcome stay.  His political missteps were legion, and his choices on law enforcement policy revealed a stunning combination of ideology and incompetence.  He called for the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other al-Qaeda leaders in downtown New York City, for example, which showed a failure to understand our war on terrorism.  He accused Americans of being a nation of cowards on race while dropping prosecutions of voter intimidation in Philadelphia.  He made a terrible error of judgment on sending guns that ended up in Mexico and then made the mistake of stonewalling Congress's effort to investigate — leading to the unprecedented citation for contempt of a sitting attorney general.

Obama's enforcer resigns: Attorney General Holder one of worst officials ever to lead Justice Department.  [E]very time President Obama has broken, bent, ignored or changed the law, the person at his side advising him how to do it has been Eric Holder.  Mr. Holder is also responsible for spearheading an unprecedented politicization of the Justice Department, which should be of great concern to anyone who cares about the rule of law and the impartial administration of justice.

Holder: My Work Helped To Create A More Perfect Union.  Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder stepped down saying his work at the Department of Justice over the last six years has significantly improved civil rights in America and, "help to craft a more perfect union."

Holder denies timing his resignation for election.  Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday [9/26/2014] that the timing of his resignation had nothing to do with the midterm elections.  "That decision was made irrespective of the midterms," Holder said in an interview with MSNBC.  The timing of his departure allows President Obama to try to get a replacement confirmed before the new Congress arrives next year, where the Senate could be controlled by Republicans.  The White House hinted on Friday that it would indeed try to get the new attorney general through in the lame-duck session.

Eric Holder's Rap Sheet.  In an administration characterized by outsized misadventures — from the use of the nation's tax bureau to suppress political opponents to the use of secret waiting lists at government hospitals that killed American servicemen — Eric Holder managed to make his Justice Department a source of special, nay, historic attention:  In June 2012, Holder became the first U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives.  He earned every vote.  Achieving "justice" via the Justice Department may be an intrinsically unlikely prospect, but none of Holder's recent predecessors — Janet Reno, John Ashcroft, Michael Mukasey, even the much-maligned Alberto Gonzales — exhibited his sheer contempt for the rule of law.  Much to his preference was employing the law for political purposes; or, when necessary, dispensing with the law completely.

When you think of Eric Holder, please remember Elian Gonzalez.  As we count down Eric Holder's greatest hits, the first image that comes to the mind of many Americans isn't that of Brian Terry, or of Black Panthers outside polling places, but of a screaming child staring down the barrel of a rifle.  On April 22, 2000, just before dawn, U.S federal agents executed a full-blown raid on the home of five year old Elian Gonzalez, seizing the child and setting in motion procedures to send Elian and his father back to Cuba.

Attorney General Eric Holder orders no death penalty for three members of Brooklyn drug crew.  Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against three members of a Brooklyn drug crew charged with a killing in which the victim was tortured, the [New York] Daily News has learned  The decision was disclosed Thursday [9/25/2014] in a one-sentence letter to Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block several hours after Holder announced he was resigning after nearly six years as the nation's top law enforcement official.

Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident.  The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents.

DOJ Tells Ferguson Police Department — 'Stop Supporting Darren Wilson'.  In order to facilitate direct terror attacks against Police Officers and their families in Ferguson Missouri, the Federal Department of Justice is demanding the names of the police officers be made evident on their uniforms.  It is apparently too difficult to coordinate attacks against the individual officers and their families if the names are not readily available.  In addition the DOJ is requesting the Ferguson Police department make it a easier to isolate Officer Wilson.

Feds tell Ferguson chief to ban 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets.  Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Good riddance to polarizing Eric Holder.  Those in this country who still care about right and wrong, the rule of law and "justice" not filtered through the political shop of the Obama White House just received some very good news with the announcement that the incredibly uncivil "civil rights champion" Eric Holder is resigning as attorney general.  This is great news unless Barack Obama, a president with no discernible domestic or foreign policy, attempts to appoint Holder to the Supreme Court.  Should that happen, hopefully some of the Democrats in the Senate now separating themselves from the foundering presidency of Obama will join with the Republicans to block the nomination.

Eric Holder Out, Special Prosecutor to Follow?  Holder is the legal ringleader for today's Democrats and their noxious culture of corruption.  After being held in criminal contempt of Congress in June 2012 — the first such citation against a sitting attorney general in American history — for a while he has been just a few steps away from being impeached in the House of Representatives.  Now it appears he will never be tried in the Senate for the high crimes and misdemeanors he has committed against the American people.  If there is any justice, after the Obama era mercifully draws to a close, Holder will be prosecuted for a litany of abuses that have been ably documented by J. Christian Adams in Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department and by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky in Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department.  But don't hold your breath waiting for justice to be done.

Eric Holder's Original Sin.  In his very first public act as attorney general, he showed his cronies that Obama was more anxious about keeping them happy than he was about faithfully executing the laws of the land.  When the media let them get away with this, they knew they could get away with anything, and they were right.  The details of the case are evil enough to outrage just about every American outside of a major media newsroom.

Will Obama Try to Put Holder on the Supreme Court?  [Scroll down]  Also arguing against the nomination of Eric Holder is the fact that he has already been censured by the House of Representatives.  In and of itself, such a censure has no legal standing to block Holder's nomination, but it does indicate that at least 218 members of the House were seriously upset with Mr. Holder's evident refusal to cooperate in a legal matter before them.  His constant delaying tactics, editing and failure to turn over documents (or if you prefer the term — evidence) was hardly consistent with the responsibilities of the "Chief Law Enforcement officer" in the nation.  Why mention the vote to censure Holder?  Because the same 218 members of the House would be sufficient to deliver a Bill of Impeachment to the Senate regarding a new Justice Eric Holder.

Eric Holder's 7 Worst Actions as Attorney General.  Attorney General Eric Holder, the first attorney general in history to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives, surprised the political world today when he announced he would be resigning, effective on the confirmation of his successor.  Holder will leave a troubled legacy and many unanswered questions as John Fund and I discovered when we were researching our new book, "Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department."  The Justice Department veterans we talked to said that Holder has politicized the Department to an unprecedented degree, which should concern everyone who cares about the rule of law.

Reminder: The Republicans Who Voted to Confirm Eric Holder.  Given the disastrous reign of Eric Holder at the Department of Obstructing Justice — "the most partisan Attorney General in history" according to Sen. Ted Cruz — it's worth remembering the Republican nitwits, sycophants and dupes who voted to confirm him.

Eric Holder, A Legacy of Race-Based Radicalism.  Attorney General Eric Holder is at long last relinquishing his cabinet post after nearly six unprecedented, catastrophic years of racial demagoguery and gangsterism. [...] Holder was the official assigned to vet President Bill Clinton's 176 last-minute pardons in January 2001.  Among those pardoned were former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans.  He was deeply involved in Clinton's pardons of fugitive financier Marc Rich and Puerto Rican terrorists.  Holder is an archetype, a living, breathing embodiment of American political corruption.

Holder will regret his refusal to obey the Constitution.  The nation can wave goodbye to Attorney General Holder with relief, as to a bad house-guest who almost burned down the house during his unwelcome stay.  His political missteps were legion, and his choices on law enforcement policy revealed a stunning combination of ideology and incompetence.

Goodbye Eric Holder.  In a nation where there is a scarcity of good news, hearing Eric Holder give a farewell speech upon his announcement that he will be leaving as the Attorney General was surely welcome in some circles.  I was never a fan of his because he was in my opinion always more of a politician than someone with the responsibility to enforce the laws of the nation.  I first took notice of Holder when, in the pre-dawn hours of April 22, 2000, as the deputy attorney general serving under Janet Reno, he oversaw the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, a seven-year-old whose mother had died in an effort to escape Cuba and find sanctuary in the United States.  Holder was doing what he had to do after a court ruled that Gonzalez be returned to his father in Cuba, but I thought then and still do that Gonzalez should have been allowed to remain with his U.S. relatives.

Who Forced Eric Holder Out?  On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States.  If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ).  And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for the sixth year in a row.  Many quickly credited Judicial Watch's work with helping to force Holder out.

Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement.  Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.  The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House concerns over national security implications.

Ana Marie Cox: Holder Worst AG for Journalists in Decades.  The Daily Beast's Ana Marie Cox criticized Attorney General Eric Holder [9/27/2014] for his record on civil liberties and dubbed him "the worst Attorney General for journalists, probably in decades" on Saturday's "Up with Steve Kornacki" on MSNBC.

Motto of the Obama Administration: A Nation of Cowards.  The Obama administration entrusted the most important cases of our nation to an attorney general who held the people he was hired to represent in contempt.  Presidential administrations have mottos.  Theodore Roosevelt spoke softly but carried a big stick; John Kennedy pointed to new frontiers and self-sacrifice; Lyndon Johnson spoke of a great society.  As Eric Holder departs, in order to recover from his verbal abuse of the American people, his insult needs to be viewed as the motto of the Obama administration.

CAIR: Holder Did 'Very Little' to Address 'Harassment of Muslim Communities' by Law Enforcement.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations reacted to Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation announcement by calling on him to do more before he leaves office.

The Moral Failures of Eric Holder.  Eric Holder's left many baleful legacies:  being censured by the House of Representatives; withholding subpoenaed documents, proving untruthful about a failed gun-walking caper in Mexico; failing to enforce laws on the books, from immigration to the elements of the Affordable Care Act; illegally billing the government for his own private use of a government Gulfstream jet; snooping on Associated Press reporters; giving de facto exemptions to renegade IRS politicos; and trying to create civilian trials for terrorist killers like KSM, one of the architects of the 9/11 attacks.  But he will be known mostly for re-teaching Americans to think of race as essential, not incidental, to our characters.

Eric Holder's political justice.  Upon Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation last week, NBC's Chuck Todd made an odd comment:  "[W]hat's interesting about him, he is a very non-political person."  There may be merit to saying Holder has been more ideological than political, but it still seems like a strange thing to say about him.  After all, his most famous act before his tenure as Attorney General had been to help arrange President Bill Clinton's highly unusual and controversial last minute pardon of a wanted fugitive — mega-donor and billionaire Marc Rich.  Holder not only recommended the pardon (calling himself "neutral leaning favorable") but was also careful not to inform his colleagues at the Clinton Justice Department until it was too late to stop it.

Ugly Senate fight could await Obama's attorney general nominee.  President Obama has a pretty obvious deadline for nominating a successor to departing Attorney General Eric Holder.  If Democrats lose control of the Senate in November, they'll still run things until newly-elected members arrive in January.  So just to be safe, if the president wants guaranteed confirmation of a new attorney general, he'll need to pick one soon.  That way, even if Republicans win the Senate, and even if Obama's choice is unpopular with the GOP, lame-duck Democrats will still be able to steamroll the opposition and confirm a new Attorney General.  But it could be very, very ugly.  The White House claims there is ample precedent for a lame-duck nomination.  In fact, it's more complicated than that.

I thought he resigned last week.
Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police.  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk.

The Editor says...
This appears to be Holder's half-baked logic:  If you don't leave your company's products wide open to police snooping, warrantless or otherwise, then you are abetting criminals.

Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections.  Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious:  the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections.  As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious:  Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud.

To Better Protect Muslims, AG Holder Set To Ban 'Religious Profiling'.  If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder.  If reports first published by the Los Angeles Times are correct, the always controversial Holder, aged 63, will soon announce a new and permanent ban on so-called 'religious profiling' designed to better protect those suspected of jihadist or Islamist activities from federal surveillance.

Wanted: An attorney general committed to the Constitution.  It is no secret that the Obama administration has demonstrated questionable commitment to the rule of law.  It has undermined the separation of powers by disregarding congressional enactments while pushing executive power far beyond its constitutional boundaries.  It has further undermined limited government by disregarding federalism and pushing Washington-knows-best legislation that far exceeds anything the Founding Fathers could have conceived.

Eric Holder's Top 10 Rule-of-Law Violations.  In light of my two lists of President Obama's top 10 constitutional violations — for 2011 and 2013 — a few readers have asked me to follow up on my short statement about Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure by putting together a list for him.  I had started thinking about that, but then came across this item by Hans von Spakovsky (who co-authored with John Fund a book on Holder's missteps), which details Holder's "7 Worst Actions as Attorney General."

House Oversight Committee Pursues New Contempt Charges, Fines, And Possibly Jail Time For Holder.  The House Oversight Committee is pursuing another contempt of court charge, and possibly a daily monetary fine, and jail time for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder unless he complies with a court order to release certain Fast and Furious documents.

Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder.  Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage.  Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court.  The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American Civil Liberties Union.  Indeed, she is hailed as the Supreme Court's liberal leader, even hugging President Barack Obama before the nation as if he were her own son.

'Commish' Eric Holder to make D.C. the 51st state?  President Obama is being urged to make outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder the head of a commission to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.  "No one would be better suited to promote fresh thinking on how to give his fellow Washingtonians the rights to which they are entitled," cheered the Washington Post in a Tuesday [10/7/2014] editorial.

What's all this about a 51st state?

Department of Injustice.  [Scroll down]  As 97 percent of the 99.5 percent found guilty are intimidated by the manipulation of the plea-bargain system into pleading guilty to spare the state the irritation of a trial, the defendants accept the abandonment of 147 of the 153 counts against them, plead guilty, and are rehearsed in a catechetical process by the prosecutors to accuse themselves of cowardice, hypocrisy, sociopathic turpitude, and often outright evil, and profess their gratitude for the sentence they are about to receive.  It smacks of nothing so much as the Stalin system of torturing the innocent until, to spare their families, they proclaimed their guilt, fulminated an allocution of coruscating self-loathing and self-righteously bellowed their demand to be executed immediately, and were led away by Stalin's obliging jurists, and often dispatched, mercifully in the circumstances, in the basement of the courthouse.

Judicial Watch President: Holder Resigned Over Judge's Fast & Furious Ruling.  Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says he has "no doubt" that a Sept. 23 federal court order requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over an index of documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal by October 22 prompted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder two days later.  "There's no doubt the writing was on the wall between Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal circling around the Justice Department.  He did not want to be a person of interest in Washington discussions when more information about Fast and Furious came out," Fitton told CNSNews.com.  "And the Washington way is that [when] bad things happen, get out of Dodge and hope everyone forgets."

Weeks after he supposedly resigned...
AG Eric Holder Says Feds to Recognize Gay Marriages in Seven More States.  Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday [10/17/2014] that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states — Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.  "With their long-awaited unions, we are slowly drawing closer to full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans nationwide," Holder said.

Government Case Implodes as Its Former Lawyers Allege Fraud Against Holder's DOJ.  The New York Observer reports that two former Assistant United States Attorneys say the Holder Justice Department engaged in deceit and corruption of justice in connection with the DOJ's litigation against Sierra Pacific Industries, a California lumber company.  As a result of the allegations, a federal district judge has ordered the recusal from the case of every judge in the Eastern District of California.  He reasons that the court may have been defrauded by the government, thus requiring the appointment of an outside judge to handle the matter going forward.

Holder: Failure To Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure.  Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday's [10/20/2014] broadcast of "The Lead" on CNN.  "I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure" he stated when asked what he considered his greatest failure.



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