Obama’s New AG – A Disappointment

What a disappointment!

Eric Holder

-Clinton nominated Holder to be the next Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno.

-As Deputy Attorney General, Holder was drawn into controversy surrounding President Clinton’s last-minute pardon of fugitive and Democratic contributor Marc Rich.

-Holder has worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., representing clients such as Merck and the National Football League. In 2004, Holder helped negotiate an agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International in a case that involved Chiquita’s payment of “protection money” to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a group on the U.S. government’s list of terrorist organizations. In the agreement, Chiquita’s officials pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $25 million. Holder represents Chiquita in the civil action which grew out of this criminal case.

-In January 2008, Holder joined a brief in District_of_Columbia_v._Heller along with Janet Reno and a handful of other former Justice Department officials in support of the D.C. handgun ban. The brief stated that the right to keep and bear arms is not an individual right


hey Barack! If we wanted the Clintons we would have voted for them.



Filed under business, justice, politics

2 responses to “Obama’s New AG – A Disappointment

  1. I have been surprised by all the Clinton-era nominations Obama has made, especially considering that through the entire campaign America was promised a diverse cabinet that spanned both sides of the aisles.

    Ah well, at least we can still maintain our faith in the value of a campaign promise. 😀

  2. the question is, both sides of what?

    I fear this is going to be another ‘I told ya so’ administration

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