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Published On: Fri, Jan 13th, 2017

Eric Holder hired in California to obstruct Trump, immigration laws, Judicial Watch calls for documents

Judicial Watch has submitted a request to the California Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee to seek the employment records of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The former Obama AG was hired to resist the rules of incoming President Trump on immigration and securing the border.

The group announced the action on its website, stating that move was a waste of tax dollars.

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said his watchdog group’s “records request is designed to expose how California state legislators are wasting tax dollars to take care of another corrupt politician — Eric Holder — under the guise of resisting the rule of law on immigration and other matters. His record at the [Hillary] Clinton and [President Barack] Obama Justice Departments demonstrates a willingness to bend the law in order to protect his political patrons.”

California Democrats touted their hiring of Holder to assist in defending state policies against any legal battles that might ensue with Donald Trump’s administration.

“It’s very important to prepare California in the event there needs to be a legal fight to protect the policies that have made California the fifth-largest economy in the world,” State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles said in an interview

 

Holder is the first U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress. He was one of Obama’s “longest-serving and most controversial Cabinet members,” according to the Judicial Watch report.

He served as U.S. attorney general from 2009-2015.

More from Judicial Watch’s press release: 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. In March 2011, Judicial Watch sued the Holder Justice Department for records detailing its contacts with NAACP about the dismissal of the lawsuit.

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