The position of Attorney General of the United States is considered by many to America’s Top Cop or Top Lawyer. The person serving as Attorney General should above all else uphold the US Constitution and ALL federal laws, regardless of personal agenda. The Attorney General is also expected to enforce ALL of the laws of United States, regardless of his or her personal agenda or feelings about the laws.
According to the Department of Justice official website:
“The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the Office of the Attorney General which evolved over the years into the head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government. The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested. In matters of exceptional gravity or importance the Attorney General appears in person before the Supreme Court. Since the 1870 Act that established the Department of Justice as an executive department of the government of the United States, the Attorney General has guided the world’s largest law office and the central agency for enforcement of federal laws.”
On February 3, 2009, Eric Himpton Holder Jr. was sworn in as America’s 82nd United States Attorney General and served until April 27, 2015. He was appointed by Barack Obama and served until Obama could name a replacement who was then sworn in on the day Holder left office.
“An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: ‘I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.’ This section does not affect other oaths required by law.”
This is the oath of office that Holder took when he was sworn in as Attorney General. However, as I will demonstrate below, Holder broke that oath on a regular basis, as did his boss, Barack Obama.
In preparation of a Donald Trump presidency, the California Legislature took the unusual action to select Holder as the state’s outside counsel with the purpose of advising the state’s legal team in their strategies and defenses of the Trump administration.
After leaving the hallowed halls of the Justice Department, Holder joined the Covington & Burling legal firm. He will remain part of the legal firm’s team of hot-shot and expensive lawyers while serving as the outside counsel for what in some ways is the most liberal state in the country. I’ve often heard the state referred to as the land nuts, fruits and flakes to which I’d add, the land of anti-American liberals.
According to State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles):
“He will be our lead litigator, and he will have a legal team of expert lawyers on the issues of climate change, women and civil rights, the environment, immigration, voting rights — to name just a few.”
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-63rd District), added:
“While we don’t yet know the harmful proposals the next administration will put forward, thanks to Donald Trump’s campaign, cabinet appointments and Twitter feed, we do have an idea of what we will be dealing with.”
“The Covington team will be an important resource as we work with the governor and the attorney general to protect Californians.”
Why do I refer to Eric Holder as America’s most corrupt Attorney General?
In 2014, after Holder announced his resignation, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and then Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee commented about Holder’s tenure in the top cop spot:
“When he finally announced that he was leaving office I thought that was a good thing and I would give him a very low grade because he did not respect the rule of law in this country and he has aided and abetted the president in not enforcing the laws in a whole host of areas and then of course you know about some of the problems we had with him right in the House Judiciary Committee. Coming to the committee and when specifically asked about the administration’s programs to surveil reporters for Fox News, reporters for the Associated Press, he said that he didn’t know anything about that and then we find afterwards that they were, because those two issues came out after he answered that question we find that indeed the administration and his department was approving of these actions. So, there is a lot of disappointment in this attorney general and we’re looking forward to having a new one, but we hope to have a new one who learns the lessons of the current one and who will enforce the law.”
During the 2008 elections two members of the New Black Panthers were videoed intimidating voters in Philadelphia. Federal felony charges were filed against the two black radicals, but suddenly, Holder ordered his staff to drop all charges and set the two men free, despite the overwhelming evidence of their guilt. Holder’s actions were so upsetting to the DOJ attorney handling the case, that he resigned from the DOJ.
A full year before the US Supreme Court nullified most of the Defense of Marriage Act, Holder ordered the Justice Department to stop enforcing the federal act as passed by Congress. Regardless if the orders came from directly from Obama, Holder took an oath to uphold the Constitution which clearly states that neither Obama or Holder have the right to decide what laws to enforce and not enforce.
The same thing happened with the enforcement of federal immigration laws. These laws were never repealed by Congress or overturned in the courts, but Holder, per orders from Obama, stopped enforcing many immigration laws and actively prosecuted some who did, including Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
When the federal government refused to enforce immigration laws and protect the American people from the flood of illegals, some states passed their own immigration laws. In most cases, Holder used his Justice Department to legally dismantle the states’ immigration laws. Holder’s Justice Department also oversaw the release of thousands of illegals with felony convictions.
A number of states, including Florida, tried to clean up their voter registration rolls prior to the 2012 elections. They wanted to remove everyone that had died along with those who were not citizens or moved registered in other states, but Holder took legal action to prevent the clean-up of the registration rolls.
Likewise, virtually every state that tried to pass laws requiring a voter photo ID in order to vote, Holder used the DOJ to challenge and do away with many of those laws. The laws were passed to prevent voter fraud, but Holder fought to keep the doors of voter fraud wide open.
When Congress began investigating the infamous Fast and Furious Operation that sent thousands of guns across the border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Holder denied knowing anything about it. Even after overwhelming evidence proving Holder knew and approved of the operation, he continued to deny any knowledge and took steps to block the investigation in every way possible.
When it became known that Holder and Obama’s racial activist buddy Al Sharpton owed $4.5 million in taxes, Holder did nothing to prosecute him. Instead, thanks to Obama and Holder, Sharpton walked away free and clear.
The list of Holder’s violations of his oath of office, Constitution and federal law would fill pages. So, is it any real surprise that such a liberally run state like California would hire the most corrupt US Attorney General in history?