On the heels of special counsel Robert Mueller’s release of his report on alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election, we’ve seen a firestorm of liberals attack Attorney General William Barr with baseless conspiracy accusations.
One might have thought these accusations would eventually die down. After all, there’s quite a lot going on in Washington, D.C., and you’d think liberals would move on to something else.
Yet the attacks on Barr continue, even though Mueller did not charge President Donald Trump with any crime, be it related to alleged Russian collusion or obstruction of justice.
On Saturday, a powerful ex-Justice Department official stepped up to the plate to take a swing at Barr’s good name.
In a vicious tweet, the ex-attorney general lambasted Barr’s handling of the Mueller report.
“AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons,” Holder wrote. “He is protecting the President.”
Holder went on to smear Barr’s reputation by claiming the current attorney general “is not fit to lead [the] DOJ.”
AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 18, 2019
Federal white-collar criminal defense attorney and Fox News contributor Solomon L. Wisenberg quickly turned the tables on Holder, reminding the world if there’s one man who wasn’t “fit” to head the Justice Department, it would be Holder, who oversaw a long list of disasters when he was attorney general.
Did Holder forget that his tenure as the nation’s top prosecutor was an absolute train wreck? Wisenberg didn’t.
Wisenberg pointed to a list of infamous Holder-era scandals, most notably the failed Fast and Furious program, in which the feds turned a blind eye to the purchase of firearms by alleged dangerous drug smugglers.
Those events, sadly, led to the death of Brian Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent
“You: swore falsely under oath in Fast & Furious and dared not name a Special Counsel; failed to name a Special Counsel in the IRS targeting scandal; failed to prosecute key players in the mortgage meltdown; aided and abetted the Marc Rich pardon,” Wisenberg, who served as the DOJ’s acting special counsel for judicial selection during the Reagan administration, tweeted Sunday.
“You sir, were unfit to lead DOJ.”
You: swore falsely under oath in Fast & Furious and dared not name a Special Counsel; failed to name a Special Counsel in the IRS targeting scandal; failed to prosecute key players in the mortgage meltdown; aided and abetted the Marc Rich pardon. You sir, were unfit to lead DOJ. https://t.co/fWGPz1rYXH
— Solomon L. Wisenberg (@WisenbergSol) May 20, 2019
As Wisenberg noted, Holder also failed to appoint a special counsel to look into accusations that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservatives.
And in regard to the mortgage crisis, a 2014 headline in The Guardian pointed out: “Eric Holder didn’t send a single banker to jail for the mortgage crisis. Is that justice?”
When it came to some of the biggest sandals of the time — scandals he was responsible for looking into — Holder did very little.
Yet somehow he’s trying to make it sound like he’s the better man.
Considering everything that Wisenberg highlighted in his tweet, it’s truly a wonder that Holder can even sleep at night.
Make no mistake, powerful Democrats will continue to bash Barr and Trump for the foreseeable future.
With America thriving under Trump’s leadership, many liberals literally have nothing else to talk about.
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