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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:17 PM

Holder slams Trump's comments on Justice Department [View all]

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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