Former Obama AG Eric Holder issued a damning indictment of current U.S. Attorney General William Barr, calling him out for “nakedly partisan” and “deeply inappropriate” conduct.
Eric Holder the first Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress spewed that Barr’s conduct had rendered the President Donald Trump appointee “unfit to be attorney general.”
“…recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological,” Holder said, “that they demand a response from someone who held the same office.”
Holder went on to cite Barr’s recent, heavily-criticized Federalist Society speech and his bizarre, veiled threat in defense of law enforcement, as examples of beliefs that are “antithetical to the most basic tenets fo equality and justice.”
Eric Holder concluded his op-ed with:
“It undermines the need for understanding between law enforcement and certain communities and flies in the face of everything the Justice Department stands for,”
“I and many other Justice veterans were hopeful that he would serve as a responsible steward of the department and a protector of the rule of law,
“Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct — running political interference for an increasingly lawless president — will wreak lasting damage.”