California-DC Corruption Connection: Disgraced Eric Holder’s New Gig

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U.S.A.-( I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig.

On January 4 liberal California legislative leaders announced that they are using tax dollars to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to assist them in anticipated federal challenges to several state policies such as climate change and immigration. Leftists controlling the Democratic Party are especially concerned that a new Trump administration might actually start enforcing the rule of law against California’s dangerous and unlawful sanctuary policies. Evidently, Eric Holder will waste taxpayer funds defending this lawlessness.

In a statement, Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Pro Tempore said, “With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead.” The California Attorney General, who represents the State’s interest in court, already has a budget of $190 million.

In response, we have filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.:

All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling.

All communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling.

Eric Holder was one of Obama’s longest-serving and most controversial Cabinet members.

On June 28, 2012, he became the first U.S. Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress on both civil and criminal grounds. The contempt charge came in connection with Holder’s refusal to turn over documents about his agency’s lies on Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration’s gun-walking scandal. JW exposed numerous outrages associated with this scandal.

Under Holder the Justice Department dismissed its voting rights case against the New Black Panther Party. The Justice Department originally filed its lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party following an incident that took place outside of a Philadelphia polling station on November 4, 2008. According to multiple witnesses, members of the New Black Panthers blocked access to polling stations, harassed voters and hurled racial epithets. A video of the incident, showing a member of the New Black Panther Party brandishing police-style baton weapon, was widely distributed on the Internet. JW exposed a number of Obama DOJ lies on this the Black Panthers matter, which a federal judge validated in XX.

In 2013, the Obama Justice Department was caught spying on The Associated Press by collecting months’ worth of phone records of reporters and editors. Fox News’ James Rosen was among those targeted by Holder’s Justice Department.

Thanks in part to JW’s success in exposing his corruption, Holder was forced to resign from Justice Department in 2015 to rejoin his old law firm of Covington & Burling.

Our records request is designed to expose how California state legislators are wasting tax dollars to take care of another corrupt politician – Eric Holder – with the intention of deliberately resisting the rule of law on immigration and other matters. His record at the Clinton and Obama Justice Departments demonstrates a willingness to bend the law in order to protect his political patrons.

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The only way to open the eyes of the liberal left is to take away their funding form the federal taxpayers pockets. I hope our new President Donald Trump will cut off all federal funding to any city, county or state that violates any federal laws. I know talking to the liberal left trying to reason with them is insanity, so don’t talk or threaten just take away their funding. Money talks, bulls**t walks!


I am no fan of the U.N., but obama, holder, and hillary just to name a few of the ones that need to be tried for crimes against humanity by the U.N. along with war crimes charges. Their weapons running operations the obama regiem has been doing in diffrent parts of the world, has caused the deaths of thousands if not millions and displacement of the same number of people. Mexico should have been demanding holder be sent to them for trial a long time ago. They the regiem have been the cause of the unrest here in the U.S.… Read more »


Nah. Don’t use the UN.. too corrupt, and I don’t want to see that outfit validated. Plenty of federal laws were broken… Fast and Furious should have put dozens of FedGov goons behind bars, starting with Holder.

No, use the justice systemwe have, cleaned up to actually work. Don’t give even a pat on the back to the UN.


California is out of control. The new Justice department should make it a priority to not only clean up California but Chicago as well.

Jim S

California legislators have said openly they dont follow the constitution and arent worried about challenges to the laws they pass from the federal government.


The Attorney General of the United States should investigate Holder. If it is found that he violated the law, arrest him, prosecute him. try him in a court of law and if convicted and found guilty of violating Federal laws that are felonies put him in prison.

The Mechanic

AG Loretta Lynch is Eric Holders wife’s sorority sister & best friend. Not going to happen with that AG. If Jeff Sessions gets in them we might have a chance.