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Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:44 PM

Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be attorney general

As a former U.S. attorney general, I am reluctant to publicly criticize my successors. 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, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate for America’s chief law enforcement official that they demand a response from someone who held the same office.

Last month, at a Federalist Society event, the attorney general delivered an ode to essentially unbridled executive power, dismissing the authority of the legislative and judicial branches — and the checks and balances at the heart of America’s constitutional order. As others have pointed out, Barr’s argument rests on a flawed view of U.S. history. To me, his attempts to vilify the president’s critics sounded more like the tactics of an unscrupulous criminal defense lawyer than a U.S. attorney general.

When, in the same speech, Barr accused “the other side” of “the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law,” he exposed himself as a partisan actor, not an impartial law enforcement official. Even more troubling — and telling — was a later (and little-noticed) section of his remarks, in which Barr made the outlandish suggestion that Congress cannot entrust anyone but the president himself to execute the law.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eric-holder-william-barr-is-unfit-to-be-attorney-general/2019/12/11/99882092-1c55-11ea-87f7-f2e91143c60d_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:45 PM

1. Holder is not wrong.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. Barr is Trump's lackey.

The question is why? Why flush your reputation done the drain to support this criminal?

The price he paid is minimal to what this nation has to deal with.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

3. Indeed he is.

But no doubt the right is collectively shitting itself over Eric Holder calling Barr out.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:13 PM

4. Now he tells us.

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