Tag Archives: Eric Holder

Eric Holder: When The GOP Goes Low, We Need to Kick Them, Don’t Do Anything Illegal, But We Gotta Fight

Newsweek reports: Barack Obama’s former attorney general Eric Holder said that when Republicans “go low” Democrats need to “kick them.” “Michelle [Obama] says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No, no. When they go low, we kick them,” Holder said during a campaign appearance in Georgia this past weekend. The comment, a riff of the former first lady’s famous ...

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Eric Holder: I’ll Decide On 2020 Bid “Early Next Year”

ABC News reports: Eric Holder is considering a 2020 presidential run. The former attorney general on Monday night told Stephen Colbert, “I’m thinking about it. What I’ve said,” he added, “is that I’d make a determination sometime early next year. My focus, really, now, is on 2018, the midterms and trying to make sure that Democrats take back the Senate, ...

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REPORT: Eric Holder 2020 Bid Appears More Likely

The Hill reports: Eric Holder is poised to make a late-night TV appearance early next week as chatter swirls that he’s eyeing a 2020 White House run. The former attorney general will sit down with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s “The Late Show” on Monday, the network announced Friday. American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan had reported Friday ...

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Holder Sues Three States For Racist Gerrymandering

Courthouse News reports: Citing the states’ long histories of suppressing the right to vote among their black voters, an organization headed by former Attorney General Eric Holder sued three states in the Deep South, accusing them of using gerrymandering to dilute the strength of their black voters. In Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana, local lawyers filed lawsuits in federal court against ...

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Eric Holder: Trump’s Pardons Won’t Stop Mueller

Axios reports: Eric Holder, Obama’s former Attorney General, told an audience at a political event in New Hampshire Friday that even if Trump is using his pardon power to send a signal to potential witnesses in the Mueller probe, people who are pardoned can still go before a grand jury.Holder said Trump issuing pardons “will not ultimately thwart the Mueller ...

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Former AG Eric Holder: I Might Run For President

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday night did not dismiss rumors he will run for president in 2020. He told The New York Times that if he ran for president, he would do so because he felt he could unify and advance the country. In a Q&A interview streamed online, Times reporter Alex Burns asked the ...

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Eric Holder To DOJ/FBI: Be Strong, It Will Get Worse

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder (D) urged officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI to “be strong” in the face of attacks. His comments come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, after an internal FBI office found that McCabe wasn’t forthcoming during a review by the Justice ...

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Eric Holder: Mueller Has Case For Obstruction

Politico reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he believed Robert Mueller legally could prosecute President Donald Trump on obstruction of justice charges — but that the special counsel would need to build a strong case. “Is there a technical case there now?” Holder said in response to questions from POLITICO after a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday. “I ...

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REPORT: Former AG Eric Holder Mulls Presidential Bid

Yahoo News reports: More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray. His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020. Seized by a sense of urgency to oppose Trump and restore what he regards as America’s best ...

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Eric Holder: Obama Is “Ready To Roll” Back Into Politics With Dem Fundraising And Redistricting Efforts

Politico reports: Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair ...

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Former AG Eric Holder Slams FBI Director James Comey In Op-Ed: He Violated Long-Standing DOJ Policies

From an op-ed published last night by the Washington Post: I began my career in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section 40 years ago, investigating cases of official corruption. In the years since, I have seen America’s justice system firsthand from nearly every angle — as a prosecutor, judge, attorney in private practice, and attorney general of the United States. ...

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POST-WHITE HOUSE: Obama And Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Tackle Gerrymandering

This seems to be the first real indication of the president’s plans after his term ends. Politico reports: As Democrats aim to capitalize on this year’s Republican turmoil and start building back their own decimated bench, former Attorney General Eric Holder will chair a new umbrella group focused on redistricting reform—with the aim of taking on the gerrymandering that’s left ...

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Former AG Eric Holder Endorses Hillary Clinton

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder today issued his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The Associated Press reports: As she works to maintain an advantage among African-American voters in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has secured an endorsement from the nation’s first black attorney general. The Clinton campaign announced Eric Holder’s support in a statement to the ...

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AG Eric Holder Lauds LGBT Triumphs In Goodbye Speech To Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder has left the building. But not before a press conference in which he righteously spiked the ball about the LGBT triumphs seen during his tenure. Moments ago the Department Of Justice joined in on Twitter by posting the above photo. Earlier today the DOJ posted the below recap of Holder’s life and six years with the ...

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DOJ To SCOTUS: Yes On Marriage

Eric Holder’s promised brief has arrived. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: The United States government on Friday urged the Supreme Court to strike down bans on same-sex couples marriages across the country, concluding, “There is no adequate justification for such a discriminatory and injurious exercise of state power.” Specifically, the Justice Department urges: “The marriage bans challenged in these cases ...

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DOJ To File Multiple Corruption Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Via USA Today: The Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., involving his relationship with wealthy donor Salomon Melgen and accusations that the senator improperly advocated for the business interests of the Florida eye doctor in return for gifts, according to a person familiar with the matter. The charges are expected within the next ...

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Eric Holder On The DOJ’s Marriage Brief

“This week, the Justice Department will file a brief setting forth our position that state bans on same-sex marriage violate the fundamental constitutional guarantee of ‘equal protection of the laws.’ It is clear that the time has come to recognize that gay and lesbian people deserve robust protection from discrimination. Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. ...

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Eric Holder: Federal Government Will Back Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs At SCOTUS

“After the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that Americans in same-sex marriages are entitled to equal protection and equal treatment under the law. This landmark decision marked a historic step toward equality for all American families. “The Supreme Court has announced ...

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will ...

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Ted Cruz: Hearing For Loretta Lynch Must Wait Until New Senate Takes Office

“President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters. The Attorney General is the President’s chief law enforcement officer. As such, the nominee ...

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