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Holder Says He Won't Step Down, Has 'Great Respect' for Journalists
newsmax ^ | 6/5/13 | Paul Scicchitano

Posted on 06/05/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by Nachum

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told NBC News on Wednesday that he has no plans to resign for the time being and insisted that he has "great respect" for the news media despite signing off on requests by his Justice Department to examine the phone and email records of journalists.

"There's some things that I want to do, some things that I want to get done that I’ve discussed with the president, and once I have finished that I'll sit down with him and we’ll determine when it’s time to make a transition to a new attorney general," Holder told NBC's Pete Williams in an exclusive interview.

"But to be clear, you’re not stepping down now?" Williams pressed.

"No, I have no intention of doing so now," Holder replied.

A number of prominent Republican lawmakers have called for Holder’s resignation in recent weeks and some White House advisers have expressed frustration over Holder's apparent inability to have foreseen problems arising from his approval of a subpoena naming Fox News’ James Rosen as a possible co-conspirator in an espionage investigation. Holder has become a lightning rod for criticism over the Justice Department's decision to subpoena the phone records of 100 Associated Press reporters and editors in another polarizing leak investigation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holder; journalists; respect

1 posted on 06/05/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 06/05/2013 7:09:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Bump


3 posted on 06/05/2013 7:09:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

Factoid: Congress has the power to impeach him.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 7:10:30 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

“I got no place to go!” - Richard Gere as Eric the Holder.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Nachum

More parsing of words. All the nitwit Holder said was he is not planning to step down now. The minute Holder becomes too much of a burden to Zero and Zero figures out how to blame Republicans he will get thrown under the bus and Holder will go destroy some other entity through sheer incompetence.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 7:12:10 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, I’ll respect you in the morning....


7 posted on 06/05/2013 7:12:15 PM 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: Jet Jaguar
"There's some things that I want to do, some things that I want to get done that I’ve discussed with the president,

Gosh wonder what could be so important. /s

8 posted on 06/05/2013 7:12:16 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

He’s gone.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 7:15:11 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Nachum

Oh, so he’s doubing down yet again.

Proabably a good thing, in a way. He’ll get much much worse, and more people will wake up to the evil.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 7:16:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Orange1998

Bonnie and Clyde


11 posted on 06/05/2013 7:16:34 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

as he and obama lie all the time, i can hope this means he will be stepping down soon, and that he hates the media for not helping him off the hook.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 7:16:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You’ve done enough now! Words of DAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 06/05/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Orange1998

Biding time... waiting to see the shift of the proverbial winds, which hopefully will be his OUSTING, along with higher-ups - those-which-shall-not-be-named because I do not want the DHS/IRS on my a**.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 7:17:13 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 06/05/2013 7:17:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

Yeh lets see what he’s saying in a month from now. drip, drip, drip.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 7:29:05 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

LOL! Of course he has great respect for journalists. Still doesn’t mean he won’t try to trample on the first amendment and the free press.


17 posted on 06/05/2013 7:29:26 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Call 'em a Depression and a Cold Civil War. Pray for America!)
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To: Nachum
"But to be clear, you’re not stepping down now?" Williams pressed.

"No, I have no intention of doing so now ," Holder replied.

So let's re-visit that question daily...

18 posted on 06/05/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Nachum
as dick h0lder gives the finger to America... i give the POS this in return!!!

19 posted on 06/05/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

My guess is he’ll quietly leave at the end of September...


20 posted on 06/05/2013 7:30:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: Nachum
At what point does the legitimacy of this government come into question?
I'm not talking about birth records, or bath house escapades, or lavish vacations. I'm talking about people in this country simply not recognizing or complying with the diktats from the circus in D.C..
At some point, people simply won't recognize the "I'm the leader" schtick coming out of Washington, and will build alternate structures outside "the system". Sure, bluster and threats will issue, along with people being made example of, but I am beginning to believe that there is a quiet withdrawal of consent.
I'm picking up a nervous vibe from some of the non-koolaid liberals I know, in the sense of picking my brains about "what do I do?" (they try indirectly to find out if I have some sort of escape plan). I stay silent most of the time, except for gently reminding them that they voted for this, then talk about sports, or flowers, or the new beer joint around the corner.
By proxy, some of the states are reflecting this sentiment, IMHO. Its going to get stronger as Sebelius, Holder, Pelosi, Reid, and Obama continue to flout the rule of law and selectively enforce arbitrary regulations. I'm sure at some point the gun will come out from D.C., but I'm beginning to doubt people in certain places are going to be willing to fire it.
21 posted on 06/05/2013 7:38:17 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: GOPJ

Or.... September the tenth.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 7:38:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Eric in the Ozarks ~:” He’s gone.”

Yup ... They are looking for a nice quiet , safe spot with a cushey income, in with one of their supporters.
Gunna put him in charge of legal issues - like elevator floors being numbered properly.
Just gotta find the right place.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 7:40:05 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply don’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
I don't care who HE respects. I wanna know who respects HIM...because I sure don't.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nachum
Yep, that confirms it - to me at least. Holder has something, something big, on hussein. He knows hussein can't throw him under the bus. So with the power of the President behind him, Holder is thumbing his nose at us citizens, Congress, and the Constitution.

The other reason/idea I've heard floated as to why hussein hasn't thrown Holder under the bus... hussein needs Holder in there because he is willing to unquestionably do anything and everything hussein wants, legality be danged.

25 posted on 06/05/2013 7:48:27 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Yep, that confirms it - to me at least. Holder has something, something big, on hussein. He knows hussein can't throw him under the bus. So with the power of the President behind him, Holder is thumbing his nose at us citizens, Congress, and the Constitution.

The Attorney Generals is the President's "shield" against legal charges being directed at the President. Holder doesn't necessarily "have something on the President". Instead, the President must believe that he can still count on Holder to perform his "shield" function.

26 posted on 06/05/2013 7:54:09 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: okie01

I think the shielding is very, very mutual then. hussein will provide him with political cover, Holder provides the legal wall. We, the Country, and the Constitution all suffer.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

Holder has a great respect for Journalists. LMAO, Holder doesn’t respect anything.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 8:23:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Since when has anyone ever believed a word that’s ever passed from his lips?


29 posted on 06/05/2013 8:26:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Nachum

If he won’t resign, Impeach, Remove, Imprison!


30 posted on 06/05/2013 9:04:57 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: Nachum

“There’s some things that I want to do, some things that I want to get done that I’ve discussed with the president, and once I have finished that I’ll sit down with him and we’ll determine when it’s time to make a transition to a new attorney general,” Holder told...

Sounds like a pResidential pardon.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 9:30:56 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum
The transition to a completely third world communist country is not quite complete yet.
32 posted on 06/05/2013 9:34:59 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: ThunderSleeps
hussein will provide him with political cover, Holder provides the legal wall.

Great summation.

33 posted on 06/05/2013 10:08:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: Nachum

“There’s some things that I want to do, some things that I want to get done that I’ve discussed with the president, and once I have finished that I’ll sit down with him and we’ll determine when it’s time to make a transition to a new attorney general,”

It would appear that the “complete transformation of
America” isn’t quite done yet.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 10:12:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

I saw the interview on NBC Nightly.

The reporter asked him about the language in the warrant affadavit that stated Rosen was aiding and abetting foreign concerns.

Holder replied that he regretted putting that language in the affadavit - but it was legally required if he were to get the warrant signed off.

IOW, he admitted he LIED in the affadavit in order to get the warrant ...


35 posted on 06/06/2013 12:03:03 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Nachum

He and his pal, Hussein, have committed so many crimes, he can’t afford to step down. He needs to be removed and if the GOP fails to take him out, they need to be removed by voters.


36 posted on 06/06/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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