The Eric Holder Appointment
Yeah, I still think it’s a mistake.
Yeah, I still think it’s a mistake.
Andrew Sullivan is livid. He is livid because there is a possibility–perhaps even a strong one–that John Brennan could become the new Director of Central Intelligence. Sullivan objects to this because he thinks that Brennan bought into “politicized” intelligence in the run-up to the war in Iraq and that Brennan may have been involved in war crimes. And of course, in situations like this one, | Read More »
I’m noting this article by the WSJ: Ordinarily, defendants seeking a pardon file a petition with the Justice Department, which then makes a recommendation to the White House. Mr. Rich’s legal team went directly to the White House, and the president spoke with one of the Rich lawyers, Jack Quinn, who had worked as White House counsel. The Justice Department maintained that it hadn’t been | Read More »
I certainly hope that George Lardner is asked to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to give his opinion on whether Holder is qualified for the job, given his involvement in the Marc Rich pardon. In his testimony, Lardner can point out the following: Contrary to past statements, Holder was a lot more involved in the decision to pardon than he claimed to be, stating | Read More »
Podcast Show Notes The Obama transition: The Fannie Mae connection. Obama’s new NSA advisor is a good one. Tom Daschle: HHS Secretary and lobbyist. Eric Holder: Behind the Mark Rich pardon and anti-gun. On the positive side: he has a mustache. Progressives not happy at Obama’s appointments. (Hat Tip: Reformed Chicks Babbling.) Doomed to repeat it: House GOP rejects earmark moratorium. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) McCotter’s | Read More »
According to the NRA-ILA, Obama’s odds-on favorite for AG is an anti-2nd Amendment As Individual Right cosignatory with Janet Reno during the D.C. vs. Heller case. In other words, a gun grabber. Media reports say President-elect Barack Obama has selected Eric Holder as his Attorney General, and that Holder may already have accepted the offer. Holder, as Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno during the | Read More »
(Via Instapundit) He only wants “reasonable restrictions,” of course. Of course. Moe Lane PS: Is it just me, or is the word “vetting” apparently an obscene word to the President-elect?
Dave Kopel dissents. I feel good that the dissent is out in cyberspace but I would feel even better if the dissent could be verbalized in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee with lots and lots of television cameras watching.
Discussion of Holder bio (Fox news: Eric Holder being Vetted for Obama AG) involves the Bill Clinton Pardons (including Marc Rich), but for some reason I’ve seen more coverage regarding the Elian Gonzalez situation (all elements can be part of this thread discussion). To start off this discussion I wanted to recap the Gonzalez “situation,” but instead I decided I would just bring forth [with | Read More »
Particularly with his AG choice. (Via Other, Less Surprised Libertarian)Lefties: Yeah, we’re maybe a little alarmed about this, particularly the pot stuff Republican: Suckers. Except for Other, Less Surprised Libertarian. Signed, Republican PS: To mangle Dennis Miller, smoke it all and drink the bong water for all I personally care – but if you were expecting a Democratic politician to go easy on The War | Read More »
First, let’s set the scenario. To recap: Eric Holder vetted the Marc Rich pardon for the Clinton White House; Scooter Libby was one of Rich’s lawyers; and Patrick Fitzgerald was one of the attorneys going after Rich. With me so far? Now read this 2002 article, from the New York Times: Panel Says Top Justice Dept. Aide Held Information on Rich’s Pardon By ALISON LEIGH | Read More »
I’m not impressed.
Eric Holder’s bio Please read… Obama’s VP Vetter Eric Holder Clueless On Elian Gonzalez Eric Holder’s part in getting Mark Rich a pardonand the FALN. More of the old Clinton team comming back to be take care of business the Clinton way! I hope not!