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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pparalegal's picture

Holder and his firm's associates haven't looked around to see they are in the back of the bus now. If they have they are only in it for the millions of California fool politicians stolen money.

Citizen G's picture

They know Trump is going to defund them over sanctuary cities.

captain-nemo's picture

Yeah, Right. Bring in the cavalry the deep state. This guy is as fake as Hillary and Soros combined.

Swamidon's picture

The high powered talent Trump is lining up is a pretty scary crew.  His mandate to drain the swamp has the scoundrels scurrying for their last refuge, the crooked legal system.  

Avichi's picture

Wait Eric, How is you Gun running Operation going, California will be a great place for you put up your shop for the Ganglords.

KuriousKat's picture

Has to make sure our latin american brothers and banking  friends investments in the cartels is protected and every attempt at a wall foiled. This is serious fucking money. Thats why Kamala Harris got kicked upstairs and took Barbara boxers slot..She dropped the charges on Trumps pick ...favors to be paid back..They are all dam snakes..Heroin epidemics coming to a town near you.


pparalegal's picture

Donald, don't waste your time. California is toast. Jerry & the gang are letting another 50,000 out of state prison. In another 15 years the Hispanic welfare baby-boom demographics will be pure Mexican progressive socialists running Sacramento and the taco carts at what is left of Yosemite and Disneyland.

chosen's picture

Ha, ha, ha, the fruits and nuts hire a nigger to defend them.  What could go wrong?

markar's picture

CA secedes and their entire over inflated housing market crashes overnight with no FHA/ FNMA/Freddie to backstop mortgages.


Nick Jihad's picture

So, Californians are not content to build animosity gradually - not when they can hire someone who already has sworn enemies in Crongress. Brilliant!


Swampthedrain's picture

There's a big swamp to drain in CA even though we've been in a geoengineered drought for the last several years.

Bloodstock's picture

Without the power, Holder should be a breeze for Trump lawyers to defeat at most every turn. Way to go California dems. Lol.

Small Government Is Better's picture

I live in California.  I look forward to President Trump cutting off Federal funding to all California because of its sanctuary actions.  If California does not work with Federal agencies to ensure criminals are prosecuted and/or expelled from the USA, then California should lose all its Federal money.  And, so should the sanctuary cities who receive Federal money.

I will enjoy seeing the Demoncrats suffer a mental breakdown when the reality dawns on them that much of their money was just shut off by the Federal Gov't.

That would be the right thing to do to the Demoncrats ruining California.

Lost in translation's picture

+ 1 and I live there, too.

"Burn it to the ground."

Vooter's picture

Sloths are so cute!

alfbell's picture

Well we won't have to worry about anything with that effete, feckless, worthless shit leading things.


JailBanksters's picture

Whew, for a minute I thought they were going to Hire Holder to stamp out corruption, criminal behaviour and scandals in Government.

Lost in translation's picture

It is hard not to use the F word in the same sentence with California, isn't it?

amanfromMars's picture

A very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California appears to be California state employees themselves. The evidence is revealed here …..

Is the robbing of a hard working underpaid Peter to pay a lazing retired overpaid Paul, akin to a Ponzi and/or a pyramid selling scam?

What do they use brains for in California, for it certainly aint anything to do with prime intelligence.?

I suppose a lot of folk would not be thinking sub-prime vapourware, but that’s what a lot of thinkers and virtual tinkerers would be realising is the problem and the opportunity and zeroday vulnerability for exploit and export. Such a product is worth more than just billion$ on more than just the deep and dark webs and rigged markets. 

And furthermore, that is a very clear and present future APT danger practically everywhere to be virtually expanded upon and exploited from any CyberWare Place in Space by Advanced IntelAIgent Races/Racers.

mary mary's picture

I thought California was broke!  Guess not....

CalifornianSeven's picture

Don't worry, Moonbeam will float another bond that property owners will have to pay for...

torabora's picture

California is Greece with Mexicans

torabora's picture

Well thanks to California's most excellent murderer's row medical services, Charles Manson is still alive.

paint it red call it hell's picture

Congratulations califorians, holder is the a most fitting consulting attorny considering. The one thing to keep in mind is holder's faux success's had political cover at the federal level, the level from which his "specific litigation and political skills that could be needed" originate.

He will be little more than a post turtle now that the political winds have reversed. It is not a stretch to imagine himself being the target of multiple federal investigations and will be needing the extra cash for his own team of attorneys.

I read this another payoff for services rendered via palosi, brown and company with the californified taxpayer picking up the tab for his choice of west coast living over NY residency.

captain-nemo's picture

It seems to me that the deep state , DNC and liberals are joining forces to try to establish California as a nwo-safe zone. 

Bananamerican's picture

Meanwhile, the retention of Holder follows Jerry Brown's appointment of Representative Xavier Becerra.....Becerra is expected to vehemently fight the Trump administration on any efforts to enforce immigration laws."

yup. Brown is helping Mexico hold on to its demographic Reconquista of Alta very tolerant of that shit-stain

Everyone is lying's picture



That effing criminal? 




Piss on that human shithole.

Rakksan's picture

Another Obama low self-esteem mulatto.


ACasey's picture

Guvnah Brown, didn't you learn anything from your old man?

How you gonna pay for this?  What you gonna do; raise your 2 cent per ounce soda tax?  What you gonna do with the tug of war going on with CALPERS funding and now lawyers crowding the trough?

You lost something like 300,000 taxpayers mostly to TX in 2015.  Atta boy.  Taxpayers are streaming outta CA like roaches and rats leaving a sinking, burning ship. 

Hell boy, all you got going is a human wave of illegal immigrants streaming in for social benefits.  Hows that working out for you?

Guvnah Brown, do you remember what happened when former Guvnah Wilson went to the mats with the Feds over immigration?  How many $billions were lost? 

Guvnah Brown, you going to school for one lesson....don't mess with Daddy.

sheikurbootie's picture

Eric Holder, racist bigot FORMER government official and who was not good enough to be a Trump attorney.

Trump, smarter guy, that has had an ARMY of attorneys for over 30 years. 

Good luck with that one Cali.  Look to Mexico for guidance.  Mexico Panics As Trump's Leverage "Far Greater Than What Mexican Elites Thought"


ConnectingTheDots's picture

it is time for Eric Holder to collect his reward for protecting the bankers who are very big benefactors of these politicians. America, the corrupt.