Former Attorney General Eric Holder is shelling out the insults towards Attorney General William Barr, via an op-ed published on Washington Post on Wednesday. Holder accused Barr of being “nakedly partisan” and “unfit to be attorney general."
“I respect the office and understand just how tough the job can be. But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, that they demand a response from someone who held the same office,” Holder wrote.
Then Holder attacked Barr's Federalist Society speech, which addressed the anti-police attitude displayed by the left.
“It undermines the need for understanding between law enforcement and certain communities and flies in the face of everything the Justice Department stands for,” Holder continued, “I and many other Justice veterans were hopeful that he would serve as a responsible steward of the department and a protector of the rule of law,”
“Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage,” he added.
Holder was held in civil and criminal contempt of Congress in 2012 for failure to produce subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious — a “gunwalking” operation that resulted in foreign nationals killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry with a weapon sold knowingly through illegal straw purchases, ostensibly for ATF to track their use by Mexican drug cartels.
Holder’s op-ed comes after he claimed the Justice Department’s inspector general report showed “conclusively that there was a need for Russia inquiry” and accusing Barr of being “politically motivated.” The watchdog found the FBI committed 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in its application to sureil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page as part of its investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.
Holder tweeted on Wednesday, "To the men and women of DOJ/FBI: stay strong, keep the faith, be true to the oath you have sworn, be secure in the knowledge that you have the support of the American people. The era of Trump and Barr will pass-their slander, insults and lies will end. We respect & believe in you."
To the men and women of DOJ/FBI: stay strong, keep the faith, be true to the oath you have sworn, be secure in the knowledge that you have the support of the American people. The era of Trump and Barr will pass-their slander, insults and lies will end. We respect & believe in you
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 11, 2019
He needs to stop taking pages out of the Obama handbook and stop trying to rule from outside the office.