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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Eric Holder: Goodbye and good riddance

Eric Holder: Goodbye and good riddance

Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to resign is welcome news to anyone who believes in the rule of law. Without Holder’s cooperation, the Obama administration would not have been able to execute its extraordinary strategy of simultaneously covering up scandals while depicting them as much ado about nothing.

For years, Holder’s Justice Department has simply refused to provide crucial evidence about the “Fast and Furious” debacle in which the U.S. government facilitated Mexican drug gangs’ acquisition of high-powered weapons, which were used to kill a U.S. border agent and many Mexicans.

Holder has also fought the appointment of a special prosecutor to probe the Internal Revenue Service’s harassment of groups opposed to President Barack Obama before his 2012 re-election bid and the subsequent disappearance of volumes of evidence related to this abuse of power.

Holder has also provided legal cover for the administration’s unprecedented and possibly illegal policies limiting federal agencies’ release of information explaining how decisions were made. 

Eric Holder will not be missed. Goodbye and good riddance.

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