Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Holder Reminds Me Of The Old Saying--"Those Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones"
Former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder defended special counsel Robert Mueller Thursday in response to President Donald Trump’s claims that Mueller had hired lawyers with conflicts of interest to join his investigative team.
“There is NO basis to question the integrity of Mueller or those serving with him in the special counsel’s office. And no conflicts either,” Holder tweeted.
“Trump cannot define or constrain Mueller investigation. If he tries to do so this creates issues of constitutional and criminal dimension,” he added in another tweet.
Twitter users were quick to remind Holder that he was found in contempt of Congress in 2012 when he refused to hand over all the documents related to the “Fast and Furious” scandal. It was “the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official,” according to Politico.
The Los Angeles Times reported in 2012 that “A federal operation dubbed Fast and Furious allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so the arms could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels.”
“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which ran the operation, has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010,” the Times said.
TSA air marshal whistleblower Robert J. MacLean replied to Holder with a tweet referencing the investigation into Terry’s death, which Holder’s DOJ allegedly tried to cover up.
The Washington Post and The New York Times reported separately last week that Trump’s attorneys are examining potential conflicts of interest with the investigators hired by Mueller to aid in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Federal records indicate that three attorneys recently hired by Mueller donated a total of $53,000 to Democrats since 1988.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in May that Trump is not under any investigation for collusion with the Russians.
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