Did Eric Holder’s ‘threat’ to John Durham amount to obstruction of justice?

This is all starting to get very serious

By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who ran the Justice Department like it was a division of the Democrat Party instead of the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post Wednesday that could certainly be seen as a threat to U.S. Attorney John Durham.

Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to honor lawful subpoenas for information about the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal but was let off the hook by a federal judge Obama appointed, claimed that current AG William Barr is “unfit” to hold his office because he dared to disagree with some of DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s conclusions in his just-released report on the FBI’s FISA abuses.

Namely, that Horowitz found ‘no political bias’ in the FBI’s pursuit of surveillance warrants against a member of the 2016 Trump campaign.

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Of course, there was bias. We’ve all read the texts between fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, both of whom were neck-deep in Spygate.

Nevertheless, Holder also made what sure seems like a thinly-veiled threat against Durham, and frankly, it’s chilling.

Washington Post:

…As a former line prosecutor, U.S. attorney and judge, I found it alarming to hear Barr comment on an ongoing investigation, led by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, into the origins of the Russia probe. And as someone who spent six years in the office Barr now occupies, it was infuriating to watch him publicly undermine an independent inspector general report — based on an exhaustive review of the FBI’s conduct — using partisan talking points bearing no resemblance to the facts his own department has uncovered.

When appropriate and justified, it is the attorney general’s duty to support Justice Department components, ensure their integrity and insulate them from political pressures. His or her ultimate loyalty is not to the president personally, nor even to the executive branch, but to the people — and the Constitution — of the United States.

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[What a liar; he was Obama’s protector against allegations of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ once claiming to be the former president’s “wingman.”]

Career public servants at every level of the Justice Department understand this — as do leaders such as FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Their fidelity to the law and their conduct under pressure are a credit to them and the institutions they serve.

Others, like Durham, are being tested by this moment. I’ve been proud to know John for at least a decade, but I was troubled by his unusual statement disputing the inspector general’s findings. Good reputations are hard-won in the legal profession, but they are fragile; anyone in Durham’s shoes would do well to remember that, in dealing with this administration, many reputations have been irrevocably lost.

The threat wasn’t lost on Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.).



Why so chilling? When taken in the context of an observation made by Rush Limbaugh during his program Wednesday — that if Barr and Durham don’t get their criminal investigation of the Spygate probe right “these guys are dead” — Holder’s op-ed is clearly more than just projection and posturing.

It’s a clear warning.

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Christian Gains
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Christian Gains

Holder’s HORSE MANURE IS a BLATANT act of “OBSTRUCTION of JUSTICE”…Especially when coming from the AUTHOR & INSTIGATOR of the HORRENDOUS “FAST & FURIOUS” debacle!!! AND the evidence was scattered throughout Mexico, where MULTIPLE killings resulted…and, was the cause of an American BP Officer being murdered!!! As USUAL (with the B.O. Regime), BS is Holder’s STORY…AND he SHOULD be PROSECUTED!! (of course he won’t be, BUT he SHOULD be held to his OWN WORDS: Others, like Durham, are being tested by this moment. I’ve been proud to know John for at least a decade, but I was troubled by his… Read more »

dickee
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dickee

IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN, BARR AS THE A.G. RULES OVER THE ENTIRE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT… HE IS THE POLICEMAN THAT MAKES SURE “EVERYONE” IN THE J.D. ABIDES BY THE CONSTITUTION FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND IF HE THINKS SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN THE J.D. IS INCOMPLETE IN HIS FINDINGS AFTER 2 FRICKEN YEARS, THEN IT IS HIS RIGHT AND DUTY TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS… SO SHUT THE FU*K UP HOLDER. YOU MADE MORE UNCONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONS AND ACTIONS PROTECTING DUFUS OBAMANATION (WHO IS GUILTY OF THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY) THAN PROBABLY ANY A.G. IN HISTORY.… Read more »

sergio
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sergio

como podemos ver en estos tiempo tantas acciones ilegales, la falta de respeto a la ley de nuestros principales lideres y no poder ver ninguno de ellos en la carcel. todo se va en puras señalaciones y nada de aplicacion de la ley. Carcel para todos ellos y adelante con nuestro presidente.

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.50cal

Afro-Mr Potatohead — Traitor, Marxist, and Asshole!

How many people have died from Fast and Furious!

Just remember dirtbag-commie, there is no statute of limitations for treason!

SuzanneL
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SuzanneL

Please fix your typos. Eric Holder was discussing Willam Barr, not “William Holder”. Also, you used “was” where you wanted “what”. This kind of thing makes it hard to read the article. Of course Barr knows his life is in danger, which is why he went from “appalled” at what happened to Epstein to not appalled, even falsely agreeing to calling it a suicide, **I** believe, ultimately to save the British monarchy and avoid a 3rd war against Britain, by exposing what happened to Epstein as an MI-6 hit on American soil, with U.S. Deep State Red Coat ties. Compared… Read more »

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Bruce
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Bruce

Whoever edited this article needs to go back and re-read it. It’s a mess.

Perry Davis
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Perry Davis

Sounds like he is gonna Arkenside these guys. That son of a bi*** needs to be arrested immediately and held for terroristic threatening. It was a threat.

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Rat face Holder is in full panic mode, his ranting are those of an 8 year old that is guilty and waiting for Daddy to come home and dish out the punishment.

greg
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greg

Coming from 0bama’s wingman it is reduced to just another black calling the kettle pot.

Cynthia Campbell
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Cynthia Campbell

Etic Holder was Obama’s protector and on and off romantic interest. He was there strictly to be a ‘ down low ‘ guy that could ‘fix’ things and be discreet. He knew that if messed up he would go the way of Larry Sinclair and Ambassador Stevens.

salb4
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salb4

That’s Funny; Holder writes an oped at WAPO. Kinda like Putin writing at oped at Tass or Pravda.

Marcus
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Marcus

Sounds like he’s a mouthpiece of the deep state department. Holder for prison 2020!

Shawn Mercer
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Shawn Mercer

The same playbook, again and again.

When previously “mainstream” DC figures start speaking or acting in ways that support Donald Trump, out comes this rueful, “Oh, this is a shame” tone!

“This man had such a good reputation as a credible, honorable member of his profession. This is so SAD he’s endangering that by defending Trump!” A clear shot across the bow that they’re about to be trashed, because no “credible” person can defend Trump against the narrative, now, can they?

Worded differently, “Nice reputation you’ve got there. Be a shame if something were to HAPPEN to it!”

Felding DeMurc
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Felding DeMurc

If Barr does not come out strong, ready to burn the house down, Trump is finished.

TexanForever Thompson
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TexanForever Thompson

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Hussein’s boy-toy, Holder, can’t be too bright or he wouldn’t be threatening no-nonsense “Bull” Durham, Attorney General Barr’s bulldog prosecutor. … Fast and Furious isn’t that far in the past.
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Righto Joe
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Righto Joe

I hope Barr and Durham fully realize …. that this is for all the marbles folks. If Barr and Durham don’t go scorched earth, they will be roasted if not Arkansided

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mass55th

I remember back in June of 2009, when Obama fired Gerald Walpin, Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), after he exposed sexual misconduct, and misuse of Federal grants to a non-profit education group that had been led by then Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Johnson was an Obama supporter, and also a former NBA basketball star. Walpin referred Johnson to the U.S. attorney’s office for criminal and civil prosecution for “false and fraudulent conduct in connection with $845,018.75 in federal funds.” In April 2009, Acting United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown (who switched to the Democrat… Read more »

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