Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, whose term was plagued with the “Fast and Furious” gun running scandal argues current AG William Barr is “unfit to lead the Justice Department” in a new Wapo Op-Ed.
Holder tweeted in May
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.
Dec. 6th he quoted himself and added “Even more true now than before.”
Even more true now than before https://t.co/knbWC0A5Ev
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 7, 2019
“As a former U.S. attorney general, I am reluctant to publicly criticize my successors,” Holder said. “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.”
Holder noted Barr had attacked both the FBI and the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General this week.
“Having spent the majority of my career in public service, I found it extraordinary to watch the nation’s chief law enforcement official claim — without offering any evidence — that the FBI acted in “bad faith” when it opened an inquiry into then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign,” he said.
He claimed Barr’s words and actions, from the time he took office, have been “fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution”
“Which is why now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage.”
And Holder added: “William Barr has proved he is incapable of serving as such an attorney general. He is unfit to lead the Justice Department.”