Former Attorney General Eric Holder decided it was a great idea to publicly criticize President Trump over corruption — and proceeded to get smacked around on Twitter because he forgot that he's, you know, Eric Holder.
In reacting to Trump warning that he would fire special counsel Robert Mueller if he investigated his family's finances, Holder tweeted out a mini-rant.
"There is NO basis to question the integrity of Mueller or those serving with him in the special counsel's office. And no conflicts either," he wrote, adding, "Trump cannot define or constrain Mueller investigation. If he tries to do so this creates issues of constitutional and criminal dimension."
And then the smackdown began ...
Holder must have been banking on the public having a short memory from his stint as attorney general, where he proved to be one of the most corrupt, politicized attorney generals in history. Holder's actions as attorney general included:
- Being held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, which resulted in arming Mexican drug cartels and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
- Declining to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party even though they clearly engaged in voter intimidation.
- Using the Department of Justice as a way to rake in money from banks and spread that money to left-wing activist groups.
- Refusing to prosecute former Commerce Secretary Bill Richardson despite pay-to-play evidence.
Additionally, as the deputy attorney general under the Clinton administration, Holder was instrumental in getting the Armed Forces for National Liberation terrorists clemency.
In short, Miller is correct: Holder really should "sit this one out."