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Holder Simply Must Go

Jennifer Rubin makes a compelling case:

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. The disclosure of the attorney general’s role c…

  1. Vice-Potentate

    “Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?”

    So he can continue to soak up flak for an incompetent administration. Presupposing the distance from a scandal that comes with time is important to Obama and maybe the midterm elections.

  2. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    Whoa. I told my husband I thought that Holder had only talked about his lack of involvement in the AP case. But did Holder lie about his involvement with the Rosen case? Another thing worse investigating, as he testified just last week:

    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.

  3. Devereaux

    I’m with you on this, Mollie.

    You don’t take down this crooked administration in one big nuclear detonation. You take them down here and there, destroying the myth that they have created about themselves. You trash it with Holder, with the IRS head, with perhaps the FBI who swore out some of these patently false warrants. Remember, the 4th says warrants are granted under oath. Lying on a warrant is, at the least, perjury, and maybe more as it is the government doing it to harm the citizens.

  4. Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Whoa. I told my husband I thought that Holder had only talked about his lack of involvement in the AP case. But did Holder lie about his involvement with the Rosen case? Another thing worse investigating, as he testified just last week:

    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.

    10 minutes ago

    Again, ouch.  Is that anything other than a bold faced lie to a congressional committee?  It’s never the crime, it’s the coverup.  They’ll never learn.

  5. WI Con

    Not to hijack this post but when we assert that ‘Presidents have the right and to staff posts with whomever they wish’ – this is the result. Most of us knew what a dangerous and corrupt hack this guy has before he was nominated.

    Advise and consent, sure – but vote not to confirm people like this. All the squishes that relent on appointments like this are culpable to a degree.

  6. Fricosis Guy

    To prolong the agony.

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?

  7. The Mugwump

    Holder doesn’t understand the rule of law as you and I do.  His viewpoint is similar to the Soviet attitude where the purpose of the law was to serve the interests of the Communist Party.  I don’t think Holder is historically informed enough to see the similarity.  I think for him it’s just gut instinct.  The AG is an unsavory combination of ignorance and mendacity with all the subtlety of a hand grenade.  We’ll see if he can summon up some dignity on his way out, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  Ditto for his boss when the time comes. 

  8. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    WI Con: Not to hijack this post but when we assert that ‘Presidents have the right and to staff posts with whomever they wish’ – this is the result. Most of us knew what a dangerous and corrupt hack this guy has before he was nominated.

    Who was the dude at NR who assured everyone that Holder was a stand-up guy? I want to go back and make fun of him.

  9. Devereaux
    Fricosis Guy: To prolong the agony. · 5 minutes ago

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?

    There is that. Keeping this on the front burner, with constant but not necessarily large exposes is a killer. That may well be what this administration cannot survive in any meaningful way.

  10. Retail Lawyer

    Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?

    Of course!  He is a successful race grievance huckster and member of the preferred race.  And non-referred races are cowardly.

  11. Yudansha

     

    Mollie,

    Holder has already been held in Contempt of Congress for lying to the committee during his Fast & Furious testimony. Surprisingly… he declined to prosecute himself.

    Nothing can touch this guy. I’ve been astonished at the blatant “talk-to-the-hand” attitude that Holder gets away with. Just like Obama he is deeply corrupt and maddeningly untouchable. You can’t sue the King unless the King says you can sue him. If there were any justice in the universe (there isn’t) this guy would be awarded the Mussolini Retirement Plan.

    Yeah, I’m a little bitter. There’s always plenty of sauce for the Goose and NEVER ONE DROP left over for the Gander.

  12. Devereaux
    ~Paules: Holder doesn’t understand the rule of law as you and I do.  His viewpoint is similar to the Soviet attitude where the purpose of the law was to serve the interests of the Communist Party.  I don’t think Holder is historically informed enough to see the similarity.  I think for him it’s just gut instinct.  The AG is an unsavory combination of ignorance and mendacity with all the subtlety of a hand grenade.  We’ll see if he can summon up some dignity on his way out, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  Ditto for his boss when the time comes.  · 4 minutes ago

    I would not write him off quite that easily. I believe Holder is both intelligent AND well educated.

    Therefore I would truncate your comment to Holder is an unsavory of mendacity and … with all the subtlety of a hand grenade. Or perhaps a claymore. He is, after all, quite “directed”.

  13. Pablo

    He will stay in the post as long as he is useful for Obama. Once Obama thinks that he can gain something by making him resign he will do so. Then the press will praise Obama for “cleaning the house”. After that he will get a Holder-clone on to the post and we will start all over again.

  14. Israel P.

    Gone, but not with  a respectable resignation.

  15. Fricosis Guy

    Is it blasphemous for me to say this prayer?

    Lord, if it be Thy Will, please allow President Obama to say: “People have got to know whether or not their President’s a crook.”

    Devereaux

    Fricosis Guy: To prolong the agony. · 5 minutes ago

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?

    There is that. Keeping this on the front burner, with constant but not necessarily large exposes is a killer. That may well be what this administration cannot survive in any meaningful way. · 18 minutes ago

  16. Augustine

    Would any of you trust a lawyer who, in taking as important a step as Holder did in (supposedly) recusing himself from the AP investigation, didn’t bother to document it in any way?  I am no attorney, but I suspect that like many here I have been in enough legal situations to know that you document stuff like this.  Wouldn’t you create a document saying this is what I am doing, this is why I am doing it, here’s the date, and here it is signed by a witness? 

  17. The Mugwump
    Cattle King: Would any of you trust a lawyer who, in taking as important a step as Holder did in (supposedly) recusing himself from the AP investigation, didn’t bother to document it in any way?  I am no attorney, but I suspect that like many here I have been in enough legal situations to know that you document stuff like this.  Wouldn’t you create a document saying this is what I am doing, this is why I am doing it, here’s the date, and here it is signed by a witness?  · 8 minutes ago

    Right.  In addition to his mendacity and ignorance he’s also lazy. 

  18. Fricosis Guy: Is it blasphemous for me to say this prayer?

    Lord, if it be Thy Will, please allow President Obama to say: “People have got to know whether or not their President’s a crook.”

    Devereaux

    Fricosis Guy: To prolong the agony. · 5 minutes ago

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Is there any defense for why Holder should stay?

    There is that. Keeping this on the front burner, with constant but not necessarily large exposes is a killer. That may well be what this administration cannot survive in any meaningful way. · 18 minutes ago

    38 minutes ago

    I am not your source on blasphemy, but I like it.

  19. Cattle King: Would any of you trust a lawyer who, in taking as important a step as Holder did in (supposedly) recusing himself from the AP investigation, didn’t bother to document it in any way?  I am no attorney, but I suspect that like many here I have been in enough legal situations to know that you document stuff like this.  Wouldn’t you create a document saying this is what I am doing, this is why I am doing it, here’s the date, and here it is signed by a witness?  · 35 minutes ago

    Of course.  And at the level of the Attorney General of the United States?  Of course, cubed.

    (Likely not the “signed by a witness” part, but definitely a written record of what, when and why.)

  20. Pygmy Hippo
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

     

    Who was the dude at NR who assured everyone that Holder was a stand-up guy? I want to go back and make fun of him. · 1 hour ago

    Hehehehehehehehehehehe.  Mollie, this is awesome.  Thanks for making Friday morning that much better.

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