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It's not a current stand -- between congress and the Department of Justice over the stonewalling in the fast and furious scandal comes as no surprise to those of us who have been paying very close attention.
For the controversial tenure of the attorney general of the United States.
-- worked restore the credibility of a department.
Badly shaken by allegations of improper political interference.
One force -- decision send personal actions must be untainted.
From the moment he uttered those words to this very day Eric holder's tenure as attorney general has been marred by controversy and -- but his failures as a leader began long before operation fast and furious made national headlines holder was given his first major assignment in Washington by another president whose administration was paralyzed by scandals.
In 1997 he became the deputy attorney general of the United States and in the final hours of the Clinton administration holder was tasked with overseeing the mountain of presidential pardons and we now know that behind the scenes he was a staunch advocate for a number of wildly controversial pardons including.
Granting clemency to sixteen members of a violent Puerto Rican terrorist networks.
Known -- the FA LN.
An organization responsible for multiple bombings inside the United States -- also played a vital role in the pardoning a billionaire financiers Marc Rich.
A man who fled the country before being indicted on scores of tax fraud charges now ritual appeared on the FBI's most wanted list for many years.
Was accused of making secret oil fields.
-- the Ayatollah throwing the Iranian hostage crisis but thanks Eric -- support in the millions of dollars that Rich's wife donated to the Clinton family.
He is now a free man.
After leaving the White House holder's credibility deteriorated even further.
In 2004 he represented Chiquita after the company admitted.
-- it -- provided material support Kuwait terrorist organization in Columbia.
Apparently these are among the many accolades that Barack Obama was looking for -- -- -- attorney general it's.
The attorney general serves the American people.
And I have every expectation.
That Eric will protect our people a whole public trust.
And it here to work out for.
And since returning to the Justice Department in 2009.
Holder has been at the center of the administration's most embarrassing moments in troubling scandals.
Among his questionable actions.
Deciding to try the nine elevenths terror masterminds.
A block away from ground zero.
-- classifying top secret documents about the CIA's enhanced interrogation program.
Dropping voter intimidation charges against the new Black Panther Party even after their actions were caught on tape by Fox -- Criticizing Arizona's immigration law without taking the time to read the ten -- -- first I think you're missing the fact.
That this is a very big deal now the man who vowed to restore the credibility of the Justice Department -- they.
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