Tag: Eric Holder

Trump Block Free Press From WH: CNN, Buzzfeed, NYT, Politico & LA Times

Several major news outlets found themselves blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing with Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media attempting to cover it. The New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Politico were among the…

WH To FBI: Request To Knock Down Trump/Russia Stories

Trump administration officials asked intelligence officials and members of Congress to help them downplay and speak out against news reports about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian intelligence, according to a Washington Post report. These individuals reportedly called journalists attempting to “challenge” stories in the New York Times, CNN and elsewhere about top Trump advisers’…

California Hires Eric Holder to Fight Trump

State Democratic leaders in California said early Wednesday they have hired former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to represent their interests in legal fights against President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. “Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the…

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Rips FBI Director James Comey

Former attorney general Eric Holder in a new op-ed criticizes FBI Director James Comey for sending a letter last week to lawmakers about the bureau’s decision to review new emails “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server. Holder wrote in The Washington Post that he is “deeply concerned” with Comey’s decision to send…

Eric Holder: Snowden ‘Performed a Public Service’ [VIDEO]

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said NSA leaker Edward Snowden “performed a public service” by setting off an international debate over governments’ surveillance capabilities. “We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged…

Eric Holder heckled by protesters at church in Atlanta [VIDEO]

In a speech in Atlanta briefly interrupted by protesters Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that new Justice Department guidance will aim to end racial profiling. Holder spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in a town hall called The Community Speaks, which the church described as “a community dialogue that ties the killing of Michael Brown,…

Obama Announces Post-Ferguson Task Force [VIDEO]

In a meeting with a variety of officials and community leaders, President Obama said the underlying issues of policing and relationships with minorities are a national but solvable problem. He is soliciting recommendations to guarantee police departments don’t become militarized, and announced plans to sign an executive order about the issue. A new task force…

Al Sharpton: I’m Helping Obama Pick Eric Holder’s Replacement

In a newly-released statement, Al Sharpton announced that he and his organization, the National Action Network, were “engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General [Eric] Holder.” To be clear, as he told BusinessInsider, he’s not actually picking…

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to aiding tax evasion

Credit Suisse Group became the first financial institution in more than a decade to plead guilty to a crime Monday when the Swiss bank admitted it conspired to aid tax evasion and agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle a long-running probe by the US Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder, in announcing the charges,…

Holder: Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Photo: Elizabeth Gardiner, left, and Stephanie Citron hold hands as a woman, right, officiating their wedding ceremony reads the marriage vows from her cell…

Toyota reaches $1.2 billion settlement with DOJ

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to settle a four year criminal investigation into whether or not the company misled consumers and investigators regarding a sudden-acceleration defect, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. The settlement is the largest ever paid by an automaker. NYT

Eric Holder Won’t won’t sue to stop Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana

The federal government said Thursday that it won’t sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana (weed) use. In a sweeping policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing sales…

Holder: Justice Department Will Contest Texas Redistricting – Wants court order forcing Texas to clear voting-rights changes with feds.

Holder wants court order forcing Texas to clear voting-rights changes with feds. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in late June that weakened the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will use what’s left of the law to go after what it considers discriminatory practices. And the first target will be…