March 11, 2010

Holder, Wrote, Hid Brief in Support of Terrorist Plotting to Kill American Civilians

Attorney General Eric Holder, you are scum:

So the Attorney General, while he was in private practice at a firm that openly bragged about its "pro bono" representation of numerous Girmo detainees, chose during our war with al Qaeda to file a brief on behalf of an al Qaeda operative who tried to kill lots of Americans. So he argued that such people ought to be treated as criminal defendants swaddled in the Bill of Rights rather than enemy combatants detained for interrogation and war crimes commissions. So what? What, are you, like, saying that the positions Holder voluntarily took as a private lawyer zealously representing unpopular clients might shed some light on the policies he would implement in the completely unrelated role of top Justice Department official.

Apparently Holder "forgot" he wrote such a brief, repeatedly, up until and including the time more than a half dozen attorneys in Justice were criticized for representing terrorists.

Of course, what really has potential to get him in hot water is the fact that he refused to disclose the existence of the brief during his confirmation hearings.

Pundits have asserted in the last month that Obama was looking for an excuse to push Holder "under the bus." I wonder if someone in the White House might have been part of getting this significant nondisclosure brought to light.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 11, 2010 11:22 AM

Love your thinking! It makes you wonder what top Dems have on Obama that will enable them to throw Obama under the bus when the time comes.

Posted by: BHG at March 11, 2010 04:02 PM

Ya think maybe a copy of his birth certificate, BHG, heh, heh?

Posted by: emdfl at March 12, 2010 07:11 PM

"Hot water"? HAH!

We are allowing the Dems to govern by their own rules, where they violate the Constitution and we call it silly names. Holder should not be in "hot water" - I was in "hot water" as a kid when I stayed out beyond curfew or backtalked my parents!

The Republicans should declare Holder's confirmation null and void, and demand that he be charged with perjury - he was under oath before the Senate was he not? And they should be on every damned talk show hammering that home until Hell freezes over! No Republican should make a speech without mentioning that the Attorney General of the United States was confirmed through perjury! How the hell else do we fight the pernicious theme the MSM runs with 24X7 about how Republicans are corrupt?

Dammit, doesn't anybody here want to save America from these crooks? Then get off your asses, Republicans, and raise hell!

Posted by: sherlock at March 12, 2010 09:10 PM

I like the Sherlock approach. Really, any serious adherence to the oath of office would require any elected official to turn to rebellion and brigandage under these crimes if they weren't all basically colluding but it is not too much or too soon to label Holder a traitor in the strict Constitutional definition of that term. Nor Obama either or anyone involved in jihadi lawfare or the John Yoo fiasco. But Democrat traitors in office elective and appointed is nothing new. In fact, it is the norm and has been since the New Deal.

Posted by: megapotamus at March 14, 2010 12:10 PM