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Who is Eric Holder? Attorney General Reno's top deputy could 'write his own ticket' in 1998
NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2008 | KATHY KIELY AND RICHARD SISK

Posted on 10/09/2011 11:15:03 AM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder used to shoot hoops for Stuyvesant High in New York City, but these days, he tosses a blue "stress ball" at wood-paneled office walls.

As Attorney General Janet Reno's top deputy in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Justice Department, Holder also is juggling political time bombs.

He's at the helm of the campaign finance investigation and the potentially explosive review of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination files. He's also quietly reviewing the independent counsel law.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eric; ericholder; general; holder; renos
Flashback!

Thought we were rid of the Arkansas mafia? Think again.

1 posted on 10/09/2011 11:15:09 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

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2 posted on 10/09/2011 11:18:13 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
As Attorney General Janet Reno's top deputy in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Justice Department

I guess I can't keep track of all the terrible stats on this group of lairs, but really, this one is just awful.

Reno should be in jail. Just how did this guy make it past the Republicans???

Holy crap I hate politicians.

3 posted on 10/09/2011 11:18:56 AM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: Nachum
As Attorney General Janet Reno's top deputy in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Justice Department

I guess I can't keep track of all the terrible stats on this group of liars, but really, this one is just awful.

Reno should be in jail. Just how did this guy make it past the Republicans???

Holy crap I hate politicians.

4 posted on 10/09/2011 11:20:26 AM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: teenyelliott
When the Senate had hearings concerning the Marc Rich pardon, Robert Byrd said to the effect that Holder's role in that travesty would disqualify him from ever holding a public office again. Now he's our AG?

I guess it helps to know where the bodies are buried.

5 posted on 10/09/2011 11:23:38 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Nachum
Attorney General Reno's top deputy could 'write his own ticket' in 1998

As the nation's chief law enforcement officer, today he just writes tickets on his enemies, and fixes the tickets of his friends... er... his people.

6 posted on 10/09/2011 11:27:56 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Nachum

I thought the infamous Jamie Gorelick was Reno’s top deputy. But if Holder resigns, she may be a top candidate to replace him. Yikes, it might be better if Holder can hang on for a few more weeks, because Gorelick would be able to shove a lot of evidence under the rug.


7 posted on 10/09/2011 11:32:14 AM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Nachum
U.S. attorney general nominee Eric Holder not questioned about Waco Branch Davidian siege
8 posted on 10/09/2011 11:32:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Nachum
But he did so well at Justice's public integrity section that in 1988, Republican President Ronald Reagan named the registered Democrat to D.C.'s Superior Court.

How did this happen?

9 posted on 10/09/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

“How did this happen?”

I guess when you tie your star to the Arkansas mafia and the extreme left of the DemocRAT party, things... change.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122835014420877771.html


10 posted on 10/09/2011 11:43:59 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

And at the time of his nomination, none other than Snarlin Arlen Specter was the ranking member of the Judicial Committee. The same one who flipped for 0bamacare. I can’t STAND either one of them.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 11:52:20 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: TexasCajun

Interesting that the article has been removed from the source.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 11:54:07 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Holder’s Waco chickens are coming home to roost. One cannot kill all those people while in a position of authority and not get what’s coming to you eventually.


13 posted on 10/09/2011 11:55:56 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Nachum; teenyelliott; Trailerpark Badass; rfp1234; TexasCajun; CaptainK; SueRae; blackdog; ...
Clinton, Reno and the Southern Poverty Law Center were looking for conservative 'lone wolves' in those days too ...

Elites didn't call the scam 'Fast and Furious', they called it 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy'...

Holder comes from that time?

Wonder if there's a connection? Or danger - IMHO...

15 posted on 10/09/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ

Fast and Furious was the chocolate reich’s “Gleiwitz incident” to declare war on and eliminate gun dealers and owners.


16 posted on 10/09/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe
NONE of the questions from liberal moderators in the Republican debates have dealt with 'gun control'.

And the press?

They've quit writing stories about gun control...

Even the posters here can't fine a big pro gun control liberal newspaper story to post... The REASON is that Gun Control as an issue doesn't work for democrats. And all their little shills buy the party line and have DROPPED THE ISSUE.

Why during the run-up to a major election would they put gun control front and center? They wouldn't. Even the AFT agents involved couldn't figure out what Fast and Furious was about - that's a tip off...

17 posted on 10/09/2011 1:18:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: Nachum

Is this article trying to prop him up, or is it his political obit?


18 posted on 10/09/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

Oh, I think this would qualify as a ‘puff piece’ on Holder.

Unwittingly though, it connects him to Reno and Clinton. :)


19 posted on 10/09/2011 1:32:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

“Oh, I think this would qualify as a ‘puff piece’ on Holder.”

Obits ARE puff pieces....

The headline is what got me thinking about the question-—and the fact that so few Dems are standing behind him. Feels to me like his NEXT position is being ironed out.


20 posted on 10/09/2011 1:40:23 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

Feels to me like his NEXT position is being ironed out.

Forgot to say: in the PRIVATE or NGO sector.


21 posted on 10/09/2011 1:42:18 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum
Interesting that the article has been removed from the source. Yes it is. I am glad you posted this article. I did not know Holder had been involved with Waco. I read he had something to do with Ruby Ridge?
22 posted on 10/09/2011 2:21:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
Ruby Ridge happened under the Bush administration.

Holder may have had something to do with the subsequent Fed action to remove the Horiuchi manslaughter case from state jurisdiction, don't know.

23 posted on 10/09/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: ColdOne

He might have been involved at some level with Ruby Ridge as he was with the Clintonistas.


24 posted on 10/09/2011 2:34:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Trailerpark Badass; Nachum
I tried to look it up. I found this c Holder, then United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, recused himself
25 posted on 10/09/2011 2:42:44 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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