California Dems Retain Eric Holder To Fight "Clear And Present Danger" From Trump

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A few weeks ago we highlighted an epic climate change rant offered up by California's governor, Jerry Brown, who vowed to fight Trump, saying "we've got the scientists, we've got the lawyers and we're ready to fight" (see "Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump").  And while Brown touted his army of lawyers, apparently he needed just one more which prompted the retention of former Obama Attorney General, Eric Holder.  Per the New York Times:

“With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead.  This is a critical moment in the history of our nation. We have an obligation to defend the people who elected us and the policies and diversity that make California an example of what truly makes our nation great.”

 

“Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California,” Kevin de León, the Democratic leader of the Senate, said in an interview. “This means we are very, very serious.”

 

Mr. de León said he expected California to challenge Washington — and defend itself from policies instituted in Washington — on issues including the environment, immigration and criminal justice. He said California Democrats decided to turn to Mr. Holder as they watched Mr. Trump assemble his cabinet and begin to set the tone for his presidency.

 

“It was very clear that it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric,” Mr. de León said of Mr. Trump’s proposals over the past year. “He was surrounding himself with people who are a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California.”

Eric Holder

 

Of course, Holder was "honored" to win the mandate from California which will undoubtedly result in $10s of million of dollars in bribes fees for his new law firm.

“I am honored that the Legislature chose Covington to serve as its legal adviser as it considers how to respond to potential changes in federal law that could impact California’s residents and policy priorities,” Mr. Holder said in a statement. “I am confident that our expertise across a wide array of federal legal and regulatory issues will be a great resource to the Legislature.”

 

The Legislature has an ample stable of lawyers on staff, but officials said Mr. Holder and his firm brought specific litigation and political skills that could be needed in the coming years. Mr. de León said the final compensation for the firm had not been set, but would be publicly disclosed once it was.

As a reminder, Holder made history back in 2012 when he became the first Attorney General ever to be held in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal which involved selling guns to Mexican drug cartels.  The scandal erupted on the national stage when one of those guns was confirmed to have been used to kill a U.S. border control agent, Brian Terry.

Meanwhile, the retention of Holder follows Jerry Brown's appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra to replace Kamala Harris as California's attorney general.  Becerra is expected to vehemently fight the Trump administration on any efforts to enforce immigration laws.

The move by Mr. de León and his Democratic counterpart in the Assembly, Anthony Rendon, follows Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra as attorney general last month, to succeed Kamala D. Harris, who was elected to the United States Senate.

 

That appointment made Mr. Becerra one of the highest-ranking Latino officials in this state, and he is expected to be instrumental in battling with the Trump White House over any attempt to enforce stringent measures aimed at immigrants. Mr. Brown has made clear that he intends to challenge the administration on global warming and that his attorney general will be a key to that battle.

If regime changes make it difficult to peddle your power and influence in Washington D.C., we guess California is the next most logical destination.

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drendebe10's picture

When the Juan de Fuca plate subduxes under the North American plate, the entire progressive liberal democrap left coast will disappear under a massive Tsunami.  Too bad.

QEpp's picture

Leave California!  Become your own country!

groaner's picture
groaner (not verified) Jan 4, 2017 9:20 PM

Brown is a full blown Jesuit Globalist

Arnold's picture

No, I've known many Jesu, of many stripes,

and the there would be no hesitation to putting the weak and infirm out for the 'yotes.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Max and Stacy confront Eric Holder.  Interview at 7:41, but the whole 20 minutes is worth watching.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZetyg5eww

BabaLooey's picture

Rand - after the 3rd question, where he arrogantly states he wass the AG, and began touting how good a job he did....

I had to stop.....I wanted to punch my own computer screen.

Eric Holder is simply a piece of shit.

Giant Meteor's picture

Yep, saw  that one. Classic, the ole dear caught in the headlights trick. The man truly is a buffoon, but I guess it pays pretty well. I've seen the man "interviewed" on infotainment central. I use the quotes because it was less an interview and more like an Academy Awards acceptance speech, full of fawning and preening, ohhhh Eric, you so good, so smart, thank you for your service sir. And this was AFTER the election of the don. Fucking wretch worthy. Really bad ..

So good on Stacy and Max, for catching and showing this clown, in his natural state of asshattery.

 

dexter_morgan's picture

Maybe Trump will encourage them to secede so they do things the way they want to......and on their own dime. 

silverer's picture

Yes, and put the US military on the California border, where it belongs, instead of the Russian border.

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turnball the banker (not verified) Jan 4, 2017 9:20 PM

They have gone full retard

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

They have gone full retard

It's worse than that. Even the retards laugh at them and play tricks on them.

They've gone superluminal and broken the retard barrier.

Jethro's picture

They are squarely in double lobectomy territory

Elliott Eldrich's picture

"They've gone superluminal and broken the retard barrier."

Einstein touched on this when he said "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe." Still, not even Einstein was farsighted enough to forsee something as unimaginable as actually breaking the retard barrier. I fear this may be the exact inverse of when the Buddha broke through and stated "I and every sentient being has awakened" - could this mean that we're now all retards on this bus?

Me no know, me go watch sports now. Go corporate ballchasers! Where's the beer?

innertrader's picture

holder is a seriously dangerous individual to the U.S.A.!!!  He should be in prison and he knows it!  Hopefully, TRUMP's team will take him down and place him behind prison bars!!!

 

TRIUMPH with TRUMP!

Dr. Engali's picture

I honestly can't say if Trump is the real deal or not, but watching these lib fuckers who blindly followed and supported Zero over the past eight years squirm and show how bat shit crazy they really makes my day. If this keeps up these next eight years are going to be glorious. Twist in the wind you statist bastards.

Giant Meteor's picture

My sentiment exactly. On the other hand, to add to this a bit, it is somwhat disturbing as well. My inner laugh track is deafening as I watch this greatest shit show on earth, but never far off in the noise, is the keen recognition that these people are literally insane, and will not go quietly into the good night.

GCT's picture

Doc I ponder the same thing.  I hope he is the real deal, but I think alot of Trump voters may be here whineing as well.  Voters expect too much Obama was "Hope and Change".  All the voters got was change left in their pockets.  "Make America Great Again" is Trumps motto as you well know.  I thinkTrump will get into office if they do not try to assassinate him and find out his promises will not be able to be delivered. He will blame Congress of course.

The media may actually have to do some reporting as they will no longer have their scripts handed to them daily by the White House spin doctors and they will continue to whine.  The GOP and Trump will be target number one and everything he does will be under the microscope and that is why the man has decided to tweet.  He does not want the spin of the media if h tries to do press conferences. 

If people think Trump is there to represent them they most likely are going to be butthurt.  Only time will tell to be honest and none of us know what will happen once the man is actually in office. 

Bryan's picture

If you're so very, very serious, why not secede?  There's a bunch of New Yorkers and Chicagoans who would join your new leftist country too.  I'm sure you'll all get along fine.  Just don't ask the rest of us for any help in your socialist utopia.  And don't leave a mess for others to clean up.

Butifldrm's picture

Oh Wow! That's Yuuuuge!

Salsa Verde's picture

How many guns is he going to hand out this time?

samsara's picture

I can see it now, Trump has FBI investigate Holder for Fast And Furious, and other crimes.

Bill of Rights's picture

More bowel movement from the liberal shithole state.

thecondor's picture

All the moar reason for commiefornia to leave the union.

cowdiddly's picture

HA Trump is safe from that do nothing Eric placeholder.

What a waste of tax dollars. NICE MOVE LIBTARDS.

you prove to me everyday the lot of you are incapable of rational thinking.

WillyGroper's picture

"Having the fomer attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California"

this is another fast & furious operation with hills weapons & mercs.

robnume's picture

"...this means we are very, very serious." Seriously unhinged.

DeaconPews's picture

I can't wait for Mexifornia to either secede or slide into the ocean. Fuckin' cancer.

Lysogen's picture

No, Trump is surrounding himself with people he can TRUST.   As i've grown in my career as a member of executive management for a near $70 billion/yr entity, I've realized that I want people I can TRUST rather than people I know "deserve" the job (for whatever reason- politics, experience, etc.).  I know this seems backwards, but its the way things work. 

G-R-U-N-T's picture

"As a reminder, Holder made history back in 2012 when he became the first Attorney General ever to be held in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal which involved selling guns to Mexican drug cartels.  The scandal erupted on the national stage when one of those guns was confirmed to have been used to kill a U.S. border control agent, Brian Terry."

Thought we got rid of that idiot. Wait till Trump uncovers and discloses the files/documents on his tenure as Attorney General , he may be seeing jail time!

Redux's picture

California spending citizens money to "protect" illegal immigrants. At this point I'd be surprised if they didn't. Clearly the Rule of Law is no longer applied 

rejected's picture

Mr. Fast and Furious himself.  Boy those Californians are a wise lot.

Xena fobe's picture

California has a delicate equilibrium it must maintain.  Like an ecosystem in nature.  California's whole economy depends on a huge base of illegals.  And feeding on these is a slightly smaller base of legal immigrants.  Then at the top, are state and local emplyees.  Any threat to one part of this system brings down the whole house of cards.  California has no choice but to seccede.  If it is permitted to do so, it may actually survive and thrive on it's unlimited supply of cheap and available labor. After all, the confederate states before the civil war had similar advantages and were not suffering.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

I think I found my new tee shirt slogan!  Kinda long, and in english, I'll be perfectly safe here in Norcal.

Skiprrrdog's picture
California Dems Retain Eric Holder To Fight "Clear And Present Danger" From Trump

Yeah, and on slow days he can sell weapons to illegals and gangbangers ala 'fast and furious'. He is the Lord of War... another revenue stream for CA. Its a win win...

Another affirmative action dindu Halfrican... same as it ever was...

navy62802's picture

LOL!!! Let the state try to secede and then watch the results. It will be laughable how hard they get crushed.

 

By the way - Obama is the clear and present danger.

slicktroutman's picture

We should let CA go, but withdraw all federal aide and programs. Let's see how long it takes for their system to collapse. I think it would be an interesting socio economic observation to observe from a distance.

Sizzurp's picture

I'm sure Mr Holder will do the taxpayers of CA a great service for the $1000/hr he's probably charging them.  

rlouis's picture

A f'n waste of money - but  that's normal - Eric 'didndu nothin' as AG Holder. Oh wait... as AG he protected his clients.

Schmuck Raker's picture

I bet this news has Goldman Sachs quaking in their boots.

moneybots's picture

“With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead."

 

Transparent leftist propaganda.

 

“Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California,”

 

Holder did not protect the values of the people of California, he protected the bankers. He is also not going to be protecting the values of the people of California, now. Holder is only going to be protecting Leftist Agenda, which is not a true California value.

Wilcox1's picture

Very predictable: another public official rising to his level of incompetence. It couldn't happen to a better state though.

moneybots's picture

"Becerra is expected to vehemently fight the Trump administration on any efforts to enforce immigration laws."

 

Immigration laws are federal, not state. It is not Becerra's business.

moneybots's picture

"Mr. de León said he expected California to challenge Washington — and defend itself from policies instituted in Washington — on issues including the environment, immigration and criminal justice.

 

It is interesting that California central government control democrats are suddenly states rights champions.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

I so did not double post this.

Dealyer Turdin's picture

Nothin's wierder than people so blinkered they can contradict themselves shamelessly within one or two sentences and if you pointed it out, all hell would break loose.

I guess that's why we need a sense of humor.

LN's picture

Eric Holder?

The ghost of Democrats past?  Welcome to the present time, FOOL.

LN

XWeatherman's picture

Dems are corrupt.  Current Clintonite / NeoLiberal bribe takers should be purged. Alternative is more of the same.

neilhorn's picture

"...in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California."...“This means we are very, very serious.”

Oh well, if you are very, very serious then you have a very very serious legal defense.

Is Holder going to sue the Trump admin for repealing and reducing the innumerable regulations that have stifled American entrepreneurship? Good luck with that.

Holders argument: "Your honor this administration has repealed all of the federal policies that drove our state and its citizens into the tar pits of despair."