6/13/2017

Eric Holder, Attorney General Under Obama, Recommended Firing Comey


The recommendation of Holder is in a letter from Rod Rosenstein to Donald J. Trump.
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 Eric Holder, who served as Deputy Attorneys General under President Clinton and Attorneys General under President Obama, said that the Director's decision "was incorrect. It violated long-standing Justice Department policies and traditions. And it ran counter to guidance that I put in place four years ago laying out the proper way to conduct investigations during an election season." Holder concluded that the Director "broke with these fundamental principles" and "negatively affected public trust in both the Justice Department and the FBI".