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War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to...
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Posted on 06/03/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated'

Eric Holder, Barack Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department.

By Jon Swaine, Washington

6:22PM BST 03 Jun 2012

Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office.

"That's bull****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation after a cabinet meeting, according to author Daniel Klaidman. He writes: "The two men stood chest to chest. It was like a school yard fight".

The relatively mild-mannered Mr Axelrod is said to have told the attorney general: "Don't ever, ever accuse me of trying to interfere with the operations of the Justice Department", a taboo in US politics.

In 'Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency', Klaidman discloses the struggles within Mr Obama's White House at it mounted its controversial campaign against al-Qaeda.

He writes that Mr Holder and Mr Axelrod were separated by Valerie Jarrett, a White House adviser and confidante to Mr Obama. Ms Jarrett "pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to 'take it out of the hallway'," says Klaidman.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidaxelrod; ericholder; klaidman; valeriejarrett

1 posted on 06/03/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: DarthVader

O’Pingula


2 posted on 06/03/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Sub-Driver

The NYT must have missed that one.


3 posted on 06/03/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 06/03/2012 11:34:40 AM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe one day we’ll get some mature adults in power instead of these cry baby self serving kindergartners we have now.

Frankly, I’m sick of the BS coming out of the Government. I’m sick of our elected officials doing everything they can to make everything they can illegal and grant themselves more power.

After Fast and Furious, I don’t trust the Government AT ALL, I don’t respect it, and I will not honor ANY exemptions for the Government that is denied the citizens in anything we do here.

We’ve tried the surrender liberty for safety and it’s not working. I want my Rights back. ALL OF THEM. The Government has WAY overstepped it’s bounds and it better back the hell up and get in it’s place before the People put it back in it’s place.


5 posted on 06/03/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: IncPen

So what happened?

Does the rooster ever unload on the cat?


6 posted on 06/03/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re all idiots.


7 posted on 06/03/2012 11:38:22 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pshaw...If a confrontation did arise, which is doubtful, it had to be with cream puffs at 25 paces.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 11:39:42 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: IncPen

hahahahaha! LOVE that, it made me laugh and laugh!


9 posted on 06/03/2012 11:40:49 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: EGPWS
The NYT must have missed that one.

No, they've got it. They are just sitting on it until they can figure out how to make Republicans look bad when reporting it.

10 posted on 06/03/2012 11:40:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yet again, the news comes from overseas.

I wish we had a free press.

11 posted on 06/03/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Sub-Driver
He writes that Mr Holder and Mr Axelrod were separated by Valerie Jarrett, a White House adviser and confidante to Mr Obama. Ms Jarrett "pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to take it out of the hallway"

Hitler denied it this morning on Face the Nation.

Knowing Aslerod's track record for lying, that means it did happen.

12 posted on 06/03/2012 11:43:57 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t like Holder but Axelgrease gives me the creeps almost as bad as Soros and Dingy Harry. Those are some spooky Flukers.


13 posted on 06/03/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: IncPen
Later that day..


14 posted on 06/03/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought Holder was the political insider at Justice ?


15 posted on 06/03/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Portrayed as the Noble and the Nobler. Axelrod doesn’t need to install White House operatives in DOJ, Holder’s already there.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Popman

ueah,Jusrice is totally politicized. What is Holder’s beef?


17 posted on 06/03/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Sub-Driver

Hardly a school yard fight which involves scraped knees, bloddy noses, and lots of dirt and grass stains. Politicians would never get their hands dirty. This was merely posturing.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by bgill
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Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency
Kill or Capture:
The War on Terror and
the Soul of the Obama Presidency

by Daniel Klaidman

Kindle Edition


19 posted on 06/03/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office... The relatively mild-mannered Mr Axelrod is said to have told the attorney general: "Don't ever, ever accuse me of trying to interfere with the operations of the Justice Department", a taboo in US politics... were separated by Valerie Jarrett, a White House adviser and confidante to Mr Obama. Ms Jarrett "pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to 'take it out of the hallway'," says Klaidman.

20 posted on 06/03/2012 11:56:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Valerie Jarret turns out to be the only real man in this entire administration, if not that meeting....


21 posted on 06/03/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Lazamataz
"No, they've got it. They are just sitting on it until they can figure out how to make Republicans look bad when reporting it."

NYT Breaking News! GOP Mean Spirited-ness has now infected the White House!

22 posted on 06/03/2012 11:57:55 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ILS21R

Wonder if evil shrunken troll Jarrett stoped the hissy fight by threating Wookie to kick both their asses like she does her husband’s on a daily basis.....


23 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by geege
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To: Sub-Driver

Strange. The most mentally deranged one “breaks it up”.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:34 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

IMPLOSION... love it!


25 posted on 06/03/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Sub-Driver

Holder must have won, because Axelrod is out!


26 posted on 06/03/2012 12:07:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

If this isn’t a 100% political Justice Dept., I’d hate to see one.


27 posted on 06/03/2012 12:07:45 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Sub-Driver
He writes that Mr Holder and Mr Axelrod were separated by Valerie Jarrett

It's good to know that Madame President can take time from her busy schedule and referee fights.

28 posted on 06/03/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Sub-Driver

Axelrod has more important business - like helping Barry select Islamist targets for drone strikes - an appropriate job for a political/campaign adviser, I sure. Eric “The Coward” Holder is skeered of a little lady!


29 posted on 06/03/2012 12:35:12 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Sub-Driver
What if Axelrod or Holder become “Arkancide” victims? Will anyone seriously investigate?
30 posted on 06/03/2012 12:36:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: BCR #226
Maybe one day we’ll get some mature adults in power instead of these cry baby self serving kindergartners we have now.

Frankly, I’m sick of the BS coming out of the Government. I’m sick of our elected officials doing everything they can to make everything they can illegal and grant themselves more power.

“After Fast and Furious, I don’t trust the Government AT ALL, I don’t respect it, and I will not honor ANY exemptions for the Government that is denied the citizens in anything we do here.

We’ve tried the surrender liberty for safety and it’s not working. I want my Rights back. ALL OF THEM. The Government has WAY overstepped it’s bounds and it better back the hell up and get in it’s place before the People put it back in it’s place.”

____

Well Said and to the point! My thoughts exactly.

31 posted on 06/03/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Two arrogant thin-skinned obnoxious twits get into a fistfight?

The first thing that came to mind was Henry Kissinger's comment about the Iran-Iraq war: "Too bad they can't both lose."

32 posted on 06/03/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BCR #226
We’ve tried the surrender liberty for safety and it’s not working. I want my Rights back. ALL OF THEM. The Government has WAY overstepped it’s bounds and it better back the hell up and get in it’s place before the People put it back in it’s place.

Well said, I couldn't agree more! Let's start by cutting the bureaucracy by 50% and work downward from there.

Regards,
GtG

33 posted on 06/03/2012 1:04:30 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Sub-Driver
You, there in the back. I'll scratch your eyes out!
34 posted on 06/03/2012 1:13:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SunkenCiv
In 'Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency', Klaidman discloses the struggles within Mr Obama's White House at it mounted its controversial campaign against al-Qaeda.

The soul of the Obama presidency? The Obama presidency has no soul.

35 posted on 06/03/2012 1:14:33 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: BCR #226

Hear hear....


36 posted on 06/03/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SunkenCiv

Valerie Jarrett has a sense of decorum?????? interesting


37 posted on 06/03/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: BCR #226
The Government has WAY overstepped it’s bounds and it better back the hell up and get in it’s place before the People put it back in it’s place.

Damn straight. Millions echo your sentiments.

38 posted on 06/03/2012 9:31:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

b*tch slapping in the W.H. oh my.


39 posted on 06/03/2012 9:37:21 PM PDT by oust the louse (Hey Axelrod, if Obama is the black jesus, I am Sparticus.)
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To: BCR #226

Right on!!!! I’m on board. The People need to take this country back. Your post is on the mark FRiend.


40 posted on 06/03/2012 9:59:31 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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