Former AG Eric Holder Slams FBI Director Comey For "Breach Of Protocol"

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In a letter sent by Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday night, former Attorney General Eric Holder as well as dozens of former DOJ officials slammed FBI director James Comey's decision to reopen the FBI prove into Hillary Clinton just days ahead of the election. Comey wrote a letter to members of Congress announcing the decision, prompting criticism from Democrats and former high-ranking Justice officials, now including ex-Attorney General Eric Holder, suggesting a major ideological and political schism has formed between the DOJ - which as the WSJ reported last night stifled a similar probe into the Clinton Foundation - and the FBI. 

Joining a similar letter penned by Harry Reid on Sunday, the letter said that "Justice Department officials are instructed to refrain from commenting publicly on the existence, let alone the substance, of pending investigative matters, except in exceptional circumstances and with explicit approval from the Department of Justice officials responsible for ultimate supervision of the matter."

"They are also instructed to exercise heightened restraint near the time of a primary or general election because, as official guidance from the Department instructs, public comment on a pending investigative matter may affect the electoral process and create the appearance of political interference in the fair administration of justice."

Democrats are furious about what they see as political meddling on the part of the bureau and its director so close to Election Day.

“Many of us have worked with Director Comey; all of us respect him.  But his unprecedented decision to publicly comment on evidence in what may be an ongoing inquiry just eleven days before a presidential election leaves us both astonished and perplexed,” the letter continues.

“We cannot recall a prior instance where a senior Justice Department official—Republican or Democrat—has, on the eve of a major election, issued a public statement where the mere disclosure of information may impact the election’s outcome, yet the official acknowledges the information to be examined may not be significant or new.”

The problem is that no matter what happens now, the criminal probe has been reopened and there are nearly 650,000 emails to sift through, as reported by the Wall Street Journal; as such it is unlikely that the FBI make further comment on the matter before Election Day.

“We do not question Director Comey’s motives. However, the fact remains that the Director’s disclosure has invited considerable, uninformed public speculation about the significance of newly-discovered material just days before a national election" the letter says.

It concludes by calling for the release of “information that provides a full and complete picture regarding the material at issue.”

Full letter below.

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dchang0's picture

So why isn't Holder slamming Hillary for her many breaches of protocol? Oh, right--he's a partisan criminal, ready to sacrifice the country for party and self.

StackShinyStuff's picture

We're gonna need a bigger tub of popcorn...

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Former AG Holder is absolutely correct. It was a complete breach of protocol. Everyone now knows that the protocol of the DOJ and the FBI is to do whatever necessary to protect the criminal and unethical activities of Dims.


(See, MDB. THAT is how you write satire. Everyone knows I'm being satirical. And there's no link to a page of very stupid writing.)

AmandaFawndel's picture



((((((((((((((((((((((((((((ASHKENAZI JEW RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT DAY ONE))))))))))))))))))))))))))

evoila's picture

breach of protocol?  How about an illegal server in your basement? is that a breach of protocol you POS

JonNadler's picture

he should have checked with Citibank before saying that. Isn't that a breach of protocol in itself for Holder? Not checking with Citi first before saying anything

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Why does the image of rats scurrying to abandon a sinking ship come to mind? Eric Holder is as dirty or even dirtier, (which in of itself is hard to imagine), than the rest of this sordid crew.

jefferson32's picture

So when DSK was paraded in handcuffs ahead of French presidential elections, that was wrong? Or Hillary seeking to rig Palestinian elections? Or the violence and manipulations proven by Project Veritas? Oh sorry, I get it, we should feel selectively outraged, my bad. Hail Hillary the honest candidate par excellence.

mtl4's picture

Don't worry Holder, our memories aren't that short, we know a scumbag when we see one........wink, wink.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) mtl4 Oct 31, 2016 8:53 AM

Someone should slam the revolving door in Holder's face.

ejmoosa's picture

So now we know with absolute certainty that the shadow government has protocols to deny the American voter the truth.

Imagine that....

PrayingMantis's picture


... Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Cheryl Mills, Donna Brazile ... what's wrong with this picture ...


Mr. Universe's picture

People with 85 IQ's who think they are smarter than the average bear?

The_Juggernaut's picture

Uninformed public speculation doesn't lead to the truth.  Informed speculation is what we need.  Mr Holder is right, this should all be made public asap.

TeamDepends's picture

Indeed. Waco, OKC, F and F, it all needs to come out now. There are rumors swirling that there are compromising photos of de Beast on Anthony "Just The Tip" Weiner's laptop. Good thing she has experience dodging sniper fire.

January Jones's picture

When the whorehouse burns down, even the pretty girls have to run out. 

Low-Withers's picture

Any pretty girls left decades ago.

Vatican_cameo's picture


Now Holder is lecturing people on Breach of Protocol?  Nigger, please.........

January Jones's picture

Plenty of whores still left in the burning Clinton Whorehouse! Wikileaks lists their email addresses.

Pretty and otherwise. Man or woman. They're all involved!

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) JonNadler Oct 31, 2016 7:31 AM

Eric Holder works for Covington & Burling, a corporate sponsor of the Rockefeller/CFR along with Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Members include Bill Clinton, Janet Yellen, Lloyd Blankfein and George Soros. See member lists at cfr dot org.

CuttingEdge's picture

So you are saying there is already a rope with his name on it?

The future looks far brighter when these things are known.

chubbar's picture

Here's a guy who was held in contempt of congress for obstruction of justice when he withheld information that was subpeonaed during the fast and furious investigation. He thinks anyone gives a shit what he thinks? He's another pile of dogshit that shouldn't be given the time of day.

If you want more info on what a bag of shit he is then do some research about his involvement with getting marc rich his pardon from Billy Clinton, another bag of shit. That whole community is corrupt and the DOJ desparately needs to be cleaned out and hosed down to get rid of the stench.

Bad Attitude's picture

Neither Eric Holder nor Harry Reid have any credibility. Both are craven political hacks.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Fizzy Head's picture

what does a ton of bricks raining on your victory parade sound like?




seems as though nothing can wipe the grin off my face after the re-opening of the e-mail case by the FBI   :)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) AmandaFawndel Oct 31, 2016 6:48 AM

I read Huma is missing.

She was on the plane when it was announced the investigation was being reopenend and flew back on this plane, then was not on the plane the next day.

booboo's picture

She landed somewhere...with or without a chute. It's how there people work

CuttingEdge's picture

Hmmm...Arkancide by altitude depravation?

Is that a new one to add to the list or have they used it before?

Manthong's picture

F U Holder…


..and Fast and Furious was just hunky dory, right.

PT's picture

Nice to see all the traitors shine lights on themselves.  That's right, cockroaches.  Come out from under the cupboards.  Let everyone see you for what you are.

They think they are doing something else, but they are not.

wildbad's picture

This is called False Cover.  This is aimed at YOU, the eloctorate that hates clinton and the establishment.  They know that you are informed and hate Holder.


The Establishment is painting Comey as a bad guy hoping that some conservatives will buy the lie that he is biting the cankled hand that feeds him.  This is a psyop.


Clinton's have something on Comey and thus have him by the Balls.  There may be truth to the back story of disaffected agents leaving the ranks but that is to lend credibility to the false narrative of Comey "going against tradition".


Comey is as much of a traitor and sellout now as he was last week.  He is being hung out there to dillute the Assange Emails with the Huma emails.  Once Cankles is cleared of wrongdoing in the Huma / Wienergate, they will conflate her "innocence" there with the Wikileaks / Posedsta crimes.


Don't be sucked in.  PsyOp

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Chris Dakota (not verified) wildbad Oct 31, 2016 6:50 AM

I don't buy it.

1/3 of those polled say this news  has caused them to change who they will vote for.

The content of the emails won't be public for a long time.

this is going to change the outcome of the election, and if it doesn't we are fucked, Loretta Lynch the firewall will remain.

Kina's picture

Wonder if the FBI bugged Lynch?

Be interesting to hear some of her conversations I bet.

awakeRewe's picture

I would love to be a fly on hillary's face for the backroom converstations this week.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Chris, You are right. I have a Democrat friend that was not going to vote because he thought that their was no choice. This news sent him over the top and he finally listened to Trump on FOX last night. He called me and told me I was right all along about Trump. He is now on the Trump train. 

rosiescenario's picture

....sounds like one of the very few Dems with an actual open mind.

Overflow-admin's picture

Fuck me, Alice came back from Wonderland? I can't believe this shit!

Bob's picture

I'd like to believe it will change a significant number of voter's votes.  But I really don't.  The Trump voters are committed regardless of what comes out about him (he was always right about being able to shoot somebody on 5th Ave and Michael Moore nailed the reason) and Clinton voters are just as committed (whether they should be formally committed to mental institutions or not.) 

I saw the article here citing the 1/3 figure.  I couldn't find it, but my recollection is that it related to a third of uncommitted independent voters who noted that it did or will play a part in their decision.  Unfortunately, that is not 1/3 of the expected voters. 

Here's something on it that I googled addressing this issue:

Boris Badenov's picture

Have there been any large donations lately to the NYPD Benevolent Fund?

wildbad's picture

howdy CD, you make a seriously good point.  i know my argument is LOADED with speculation and conspiracy deep well paranoia.  can't wait to see how it rolls out in any case.  if indeed this has tilted a serious percentage to the trump train then, I'm happy.  lets see what MSM does in the next week.


Simüply too much cognitive dissonance in this whole bale of news the last few days to know precisely.


DjangoCat's picture

That was my first thought too.  FBI RUSE.  But maybe we are wrong.  Maybe the pressure from within the FBI is beginning to tell on him.  If he didn't come forward, the agents would have, or the local dicks, who also have it in for the foundation.

Comey definitely does not look comfortable.

jmack's picture

Isnt the breach of protocol  the failure to empanel a grand jury to review the evidence gathered from the FBI's original investigation?  

onthesquare's picture

“We cannot recall a prior instance where a senior Justice Department official—Republican or Democrat—has, on the eve of a major election, issued a public statement where the mere disclosure of information may impact the election’s outcome, yet the official acknowledges the information to be examined may not be significant or new.”

So the cops are ruled by the courts and the head of the courts are appointed by the politicians.  And you thought Comeynest Russia was bad.

Bob's picture

Bingo.  And an Independent Special Prosecutor. 

But we're talking about organizations who religiously practiced a formal policy of Too Big To Prosecute with the criminal banks and Wall Street. 

Racketeers one and all.

Fisherman Blue's picture

Shit, Holder likes bags of dicks. Nail his queer balls to a metal beam and then weld them together.

Chuck Walla's picture

Coming from the most corrupt AG ever, that's rich.


"After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.


The move completes one of the most troubling trips through the revolving door for a cabinet secretary. Holder worked at Covington from 2001 right up to being sworn in as attorney general in February 2009. And Covington literally kept an office empty for him, awaiting his return.


The Covington & Burling client list has included four of the largest banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo."