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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:17 PM

Holder slams Trump's comments on Justice Department

Source: The Hill




BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 12/29/17 02:19 PM EST

Former Attorney General Eric Holder ripped President Trump for saying that he has the "absolute right" to do what he wants with the Department of Justice, calling the comments "wrong" and "dangerous."




The comments from President Obama's former attorney general come after Trump told The New York Times on Thursday that he could do what he wanted with the department after he was asked if he would reopen the probe into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email server during her tenure as secretary of State.

"I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department. But for purposes of hopefully thinking Iím going to be treated fairly, Iíve stayed uninvolved with this particular matter," the president told the publication.

Trump told the newspaper it was "too bad" that his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, recused himself from the Russia investigation, and said he had great respect for Holder protecting Obama while he was attorney general.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/366803-holder-slams-trumps-comments-on-justice-department

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Reply Holder slams Trump's comments on Justice Department (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Dec 2017 #1
politicaljunkie41910 Jan 2018 #7
calimary Dec 2017 #2
bluestarone Dec 2017 #3
NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 #4
Juliusseizure Dec 2017 #5
Gothmog Dec 2017 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:22 PM

1. And then when they defy they will be fired and replaced by sycophant pieces of shit.

This was all avoidable.

Everything, all of it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 04:47 PM

7. Holder is correct. All government employees have a right to refuse an unlawful order. If they are

fired they can sue Trump and the Federal Government. The alternative is that you can go to JAIL for participating in or carrying out an unlawful order. I know that as a former federal employee and I am not a lawyer, nor did I work for the Justice Dept. Every federal employee knows that as well because they are taught that when they are hired and through subsequent annual and biannual training they are required to take. Ignorance of the law will not be a valid excuse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:26 PM

2. Our so-called pResident thinks hes a king.

It DOESNíT work that way in the public sector - OR in America at large.

This job you think you ďwonĒ redefines you as a PUBLIC SERVANT. Thatís what all elected officials are: public SERVANTS.

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Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:40 PM

3. RIGHT ON

he's OUR SERVANT!!!!!! WE ARE HIS BOSS! and WE want to fire him. and we would if we could!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:47 PM

4. Dump probably thought Holder would be flattered

when he said he "respected" Holder's "loyalty" to Obama. He thinks everyone is as dependent on flattery as he is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:48 PM

5. Holder is doing traitor Sessions work

The reason Eric Holder keeps needing to tweet is due to enabling traitor Sessions complicity in the attempt to "purge" the FBI.

Under Sessions, the FBI is without DOJ leasership and vulnerable.

Again, the GOP leadership is complicit in its silence.

What a disgusting perversion of justice and rule of law.

Putin is right. The US, and specifically the GOP, is corruptible, just like Russia, with no particular loyalty to the constitution.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:16 PM

6. AG Holder is correct as to the right of the POTUS to control the DOJ

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