Eric Holder Won't Rule Out 2020 Presidential Run, Says Comey "Made Mistake" Criticizing Clinton

Whether they want it or not, American audiences might soon have a front-row seat to "Fast and Furious: Presidential Drift."

When asked by reporters during a breakfast Wednesday organized by the Christian Science Monitor, former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder refused to rule out a 2020 presidential run, saying only "we'll see."

 

Holder added that he'd have a decision by the end of the year, according to the Washington Examiner.

Asked if he planned to reenter politics in any form, he again replied, "I’ll see."

As the Washington Examiner reminds us, Holder, who was attorney general from 2009-2015, was tarnished by the ATF gunwalking scandal - more widely known as operation "Fast and Furious", after the famous film franchise.

For those who don't remember, the ATF Arizona Field Office ran a series of sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the Tucson and Phoenix area whereby the ATF allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to straw buyers associated with drug cartels. The plan was to track the guns, hoping they would eventually end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartel leaders. Instead, they were used in a series of crimes, including the murder of a border patrol agent.

Holder is currently serving as the head of a group created by Obama to reform redistricting practices to prevent gerrymander - an issue that's been thrust into the spotlight since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling to redraw districts - an unprecedented blow against gerrymandering.

Holder had plenty to say in his speech...

The former top DOJ official also criticized former FBI Director James Comey - formerly his underling at DOJ - for criticizing Clinton during his probe into her mishandling of classified information. In a letter exonerating Clinton, Comey famously said she acted carelessly and with negligence.

Echoing comments from other Obama-era officials, Holder added that the Nunes memo could hurt intelligence agencies.

And finally, he criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump-era DOJ for offering "its sincerest apologies" to a conservative group in the final settlement over the IRS's unfair targeting of conservative groups, saying that an "apology" in the Tea-Party-IRS case was "unwarranted."

Holder's remarks come as he's about to embark on a tour of the nation to argue for changing House district lines. His group is focusing on 20 states, according to the Examiner.

 

Almost immediately after Holder's comments hit the wires, twitter users started ruthlessly mocking the wannabe candidate:

 

 

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Comments

overbet nmewn Wed, 02/07/2018 - 18:43 Permalink

We are really on a free roll at this point. Either this freight train country teetering on the cliff side gets miraculously pulled back on track or a guy like this gets elected and it all comes crashing down a lot sooner. 

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Lost My Shorts Meat Hammer Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:21 Permalink

But it's great if he runs.  It will soak up a couple $million of "progressive" money and force the other candidates to kiss his ass to not offend black voters.  More likely, he won't even get to the primaries, because the 2020 talk is just an effort to prod the Democrats to pay him off beforehand with some cash or a cushy job to keep him out of the race.  Maybe a Wall St. sinecure or a foundation gig with salary in the low 7 figures.

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Kernighan BigCumulusClouds Wed, 02/07/2018 - 22:12 Permalink

Congratulations, @BigCumulusClouds, you appear to be among the few (other than citizens of OKC, many of whom are well aware of the anomalies in the bombing) who are aware that the Clinton administration, through the Reno DOJ, used the FBI, similarly to recent events, to "deep six" parts of the OKC bombing investigation. The reasons are murky (some say it was the contents of the building), but at least some of the scam, is to place blame solely at right wing extremists feet.  

Witness testimony shows that McVeigh and Nichols had several MIDDLE EASTERN (based upon speech and appearance) companions when the Ryder truck driving McVeigh checked into an OKC hotel.  The truck smelled, and the middle easterners were seen checking on the truck.  Jayna Davis, in her book "The Third Terrorist" lays this evidence out with sufficient diligence that a former FBI chief wrote a forward.  The book is still available online at Amazon.

Brigadier General Benton K Partin, of the primary USAF bomb testing facility stated, having tested the hypothetical ANFO sole blast source, in his July 30, 1995 report (note the second sentence):
 

The media and the Executive branch reported that the sole source of the devastation was a single truck bomb consisting of 4,800 pounds of ammonium nitrate, transported to the location in a Ryder Truck and parked in front of the building. It is impossible that the destruction to the building could have resulted from such a bomb alone. To cause the damage pattern that occurred to the Murrah building, there would have to have been demolition charges at several supporting column bases, at locations not accessible from the street, to supplement the truck bomb damage. Indeed, a careful examination of photographs showing the collapsed column bases reveals a failure mode produced by demolition charges and not by a blast from the truck bomb.

available at: http://independence.net/okc/congressbombreport.htm

So, it's really suspicious that an Eric Holder would not know of the dodgy avoidance of key evidence known to FBI during this OKC bombing investigation, and yet suppressed.  The Davis book, together with some plucky persons interested in OKC continue to repeat this story to anyone who will listen.  Perhaps now that it's blatantly obvious the FBI can be co opted more will listen and the true extent of the decades of wrongdoing can begin to be remedied.

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