Trevor Noah Ridicules Conservative Criticism of Eric Holder: ‘Fox News Phony Victims Unit’


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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recalled a previous era of the show when the titular current host offered scathing criticism of, historically, one of the shows favorite targets. Of course, we are talking about right-of-center Fox News and last night host Trevor Noah effectively pointed and laughed at Fox News conservative talent’s hyperventilating at former Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments. In a clip that’s been aired on Fox News repeatedly,  Holder updated Michelle Obama’s famous axiom of “when they go low, we go high” with a different response: “we kick them. After airing that clip, Noah then showed a clip of Sean Hannity’s response: “We kick them.” Really? This is the top cop under Barack Obama, from hope and change to kick ’em on the ground?” Noah replied, “Can we just acknowledge that by saying they’re going to get kicked, Sean Hannity and his friends are accepting that Continue reading "Trevor Noah Ridicules Conservative Criticism of Eric Holder: ‘Fox News Phony Victims Unit’"

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Defends Eric Holder: ‘I Don’t Believe He Was Inciting Violence’


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Following his comments that Democrats need to “kick” when their opponents “go low,” former Attorney General Eric Holder received some perhaps unexpected support from the other side of the aisle on Fox News. During Thursday night’s broadcast of The Five, host Greg Gutfeld pushed back on the idea that Holder was instructing his fellow party members to get physical. That was just after President Donald Trump told the network the remarks were “disgusting” and “dangerous” earlier in the day. “I don’t believe he was inciting violence,” Gutfeld said. “He was basically saying you have to fight harder. Having said that, accusations of incivility don’t bug me at all. I think incivility is actually pretty good because it reduces the chance for violence. If you’re uncivil with each other, it might mean you might not punch.” On Wednesday, footage began circulating online of Holder at a Georgia Democratic campaign Continue reading "Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Defends Eric Holder: ‘I Don’t Believe He Was Inciting Violence’"

Eric Holder Slams ‘Fake Outrage’ Over His ‘Kick ‘Em’ Comments: I Was ‘Obviously Not Advocating Violence’


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Former attorney general Eric Holder is lashing out at the critics objecting to his recent comments about rejecting civility in American political discourse. Holder turned heads yesterday through the posting of a video during which he remade Michelle Obama‘s famous slogan. “When they go low, we kick ’em,” Holder said in the video. Even though the former AG said in the same speech that he wasn’t actually calling for inappropriate or illegal behavior, President Donald Trump and other critics have still had plenty to say about the remarks. As such, Holder released a statement on Twitter on Thursday — saying his words were part of the broader point he was making in his speech:

Michelle Obama Rebukes Hillary Clinton’s Uncivil Advice for Liberals: Fear Is Not a Proper Motivator


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This week, Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder had advice for Democrats. Tapping into the increasingly visible (and acted upon) primal rage of liberals, Clinton advised being uncivil, saying the time to be civil to Republicans is after destroying them, while Holder, playing off advice from the former First Lady herself, stated: “when they go low, we kick ’em.” But in a live appearance on NBC’s Today on Thursday, Michelle Obama pushed back. Democrats have long used the phrase “politics of fear” when criticizing Republicans, but that is how Michelle Obama essentially characterized the point of view espoused by Clinton and Holder, not to mention Rep. Maxine Waters, when she said this morning that “fear is not a proper motivator. Continue reading "Michelle Obama Rebukes Hillary Clinton’s Uncivil Advice for Liberals: Fear Is Not a Proper Motivator"

Trump Defends Charges He’s Encouraged Violence, Says Eric Holder ‘Better Be Careful What He’s Wishing For’


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Hours after initially condemning former Attorney General President Donald Trump for saying “When they go low, we kick ’em,” President Donald Trump followed up with an ominous remark — saying that the nation’s former top cop “better be careful what he’s wishing for.” In a phone interview with Fox & Friends Thursday, the president made his remark after video of Holder’s comment was played. “He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said. “That I can tell you. He better be careful for what he’s wishing for. That’s a disgusting statement for him to make.” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy asked Trump what he meant. The president didn’t elaborate much further — only launching into a general defense against charges he encouraged violence at rallies. “For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement,” Trump said. “You know, they talk about us. Continue reading "Trump Defends Charges He’s Encouraged Violence, Says Eric Holder ‘Better Be Careful What He’s Wishing For’"

Trump Rips Eric Holder For His ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’ Remark: ‘It’s a Disgrace’


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President Donald Trump weighed in on recent remarks made by his former 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder. This week, Clinton told Democrats that they “cannot be civil” with Republicans until they take over the House and/or the Senate and Holder rebuked former First Lady Michelle Obama‘s saying of “when they go low, we go high,” changing the expression to “when they go low, we kick them.” When asked by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream about how critics point to him as the root cause of the incivility in America, Trump says he didn’t “think so.” “My rallies have been very peaceful and even at the beginning when there seemed to be conflict, they sent paid people to disrupt our rallies,” Trump said. “And when you do that, you know, bad things happen. But they were the ones that started everything. So noo, it Continue reading "Trump Rips Eric Holder For His ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’ Remark: ‘It’s a Disgrace’"

Newt Gingrich Calls Democrats the ‘Brown Shirt Party’ in Response to Protests, Remarks By Clinton and Holder


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On Wednesday night, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich slammed the Democratic Party for the lack of civility that has been expressed in recent weeks. Sean Hannity began the segment by listing several examples of incivility from the left, citing the protest confrontations of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Attorney General Pat Bondi, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Democrats’ “abandonment” of due process and the presumption of innocence during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and citing remarks made by Hillary Clinton––who said Democrats “cannot be civil” with Republicans––as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said “when they go low, we kick them.” The former House Speaker responded with a pretty grim analogy. “Well, what you’re seeing the emergence in a very weird way of a brown shirt Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Calls Democrats the ‘Brown Shirt Party’ in Response to Protests, Remarks By Clinton and Holder"

Lindsey Graham: ‘Going Low’ Would Be ‘A Step Up’ for Democrats, They’re in the Gutter After Kavanaugh


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Speaking to Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham responded to former Attorney General Eric Holder‘s claim that former First Lady Michelle Obama got it wrong. “Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high,'” Holder said which campaigning for Democrats in Georgia. “No. No. When they go low, we kick them. Responding directly to Holder’s remarks, the Republican who became one of the main faces of the pro-Kavanaugh fight said this: “I voted for Sotomayor and Kagan, I can’t imagine I would do to them what they tried to do to Kavanaugh. Keep it up, keep it up Mr. Holder…Keep doing what you’re doing, see how the American people like this. This is the number one issue I think for America in November. Do you agree with what they did to Brett Kavanaugh? Do you believe that what they did was okay? If you Continue reading "Lindsey Graham: ‘Going Low’ Would Be ‘A Step Up’ for Democrats, They’re in the Gutter After Kavanaugh"

Eric Holder Rejects Michelle Obama’s Slogan: ‘When They Go Low, We Kick ‘Em’


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It seems former Attorney General Eric Holder is echoing Hillary Clinton‘s idea that civility in political discourse is out of the question in today’s era. Speaking at an event for Georgia state House candidate Regina Lewis-Ward, Holder said the elections are about sending a message that America is a better and more tolerant country than President Donald Trump and the GOP would suggest. And then, Holder went on to reject the famous slogan of former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“They have used the power they have gotten for all the wrong things…It is time for us as Democrats to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are…Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is all about. We’re Continue reading "Eric Holder Rejects Michelle Obama’s Slogan: ‘When They Go Low, We Kick ‘Em’"

Eric Holder Calls Trump’s MAGA Slogan ‘Rooted in Fear’


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Former Attorney General Eric Holder thinks President Donald Trump‘s MAGA slogan “is rooted in fear.” Holder’s remarks came during the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington DC on Saturday. “Every time I hear that phrase I wonder when exactly do they have in mind?… What decade? What year?” Holder, who served in the Obama administration, said. He added: “Certainly it was not when people were enslaved. Certainly, it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly, it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly, it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized.” He continued on, “This sort of thinking, this ‘Make America Great’ mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future.” In addition to taking aim at Trump’s MAGA slogan, Holder also warned, “The age Continue reading "Eric Holder Calls Trump’s MAGA Slogan ‘Rooted in Fear’"

Former AG Holder Says He’s Seriously ‘Thinking About’ a 2020 Run


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On Monday night, former Attorney General Eric Holder did not rule out a potential run for the presidency in 2020. Before wrapping up his interview with top Obama official, Stephen Colbert showed him the following tweet made by reporter April Ryan. The tweet sparked cheers from the Late Show audience. “Were you just taking the temperature of America just now?” Colbert asked. “I was just lookin to see potential contributors, you know,” Holder surveyed the crowd. “And cabinet members!” The Late Show host then asked if he was “seriously” thinking about throwing his hat into the race. “Yeah, I’m thinking about it,” Holder responded. And what I’ve said is that I’ll make a determination sometime early Continue reading "Former AG Holder Says He’s Seriously ‘Thinking About’ a 2020 Run"

Former AG Eric Holder Weighs In on FISA Warrant: ‘It Is Clear’ That It Wasn’t Just Based On The Dossier


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Former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in on recently-released highly-redacted FISA warrant and dismissed the conclusions made by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. Holder began by accusing the president cares more about “defending himself” than the national security implications there may be with the release of the FISA application to surveil Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. He told Colbert that he “signed a lot” of them while he was in office. “Why do you think the Trump administration or certainly the president has said this exonerates him?” Stephen Colbert asked. “I have no idea,” Holder responded. “I mean, I’m serious! If you look at it, it goes totally contrary to that which he says it’s going to contain. Devin Nunes is proved to be totally wrong. It is really one of these questions of who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes? I mean, you just Continue reading "Former AG Eric Holder Weighs In on FISA Warrant: ‘It Is Clear’ That It Wasn’t Just Based On The Dossier"

Former AG Eric Holder: The Obama Admin Never Had a ‘Policy’ Of Separating Families at the Border


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On Monday night, Former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared on The Late Show and weighed in, among many things, on the Trump administration’s widely unpopular policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border. Stephen Colbert invoked current Attorney General Jeff Session‘s “zero tolerance” policy that they had implemented in the spring as a deterrent for illegal immigration. But then then turned to policy under the Obama administration. “People said that the Obama Administration separated families and they certainly deported more people than anybody had up to that moment. Is it true that, under the Obama Administration, that families were separated as well?” Colbert asked. “There might have been family separations, but it was not as a matter of policy into the extent that it did happen,” Holder responded. “There were attempts made by putting these things together called- it didn’t work out too well, called ‘family detention Continue reading "Former AG Eric Holder: The Obama Admin Never Had a ‘Policy’ Of Separating Families at the Border"

Former AG Eric Holder: Trump’s Pardons May Be Aimed at Sending Message in Russia Probe


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On Friday, former Attorney General Eric Holder questioned President Donald Trump‘s motives behind his pardons, including the most recent pardon of conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza. “If you pardon somebody, all right, that means that they don’t have much to worry about with regard to whatever the pardon covers,” Holder said at a Politics and Eggs event in New Hampshire. He continued on: “But if Bob Mueller, for instance, wants to take a pardoned person, put that person before a grand jury, that person no longer has the ability to say, I’m going to invoke my Fifth Amendment right. That’s been stripped away… And that person then becomes a perfect witness for the special counsel.” The comments from Holder, who served in the Obama administration, come just one day after Trump pardoned D’Souza and announced the decision via a tweet. He also teased two more celebrity clemency actions Continue reading "Former AG Eric Holder: Trump’s Pardons May Be Aimed at Sending Message in Russia Probe"

Eric Holder Shreds Trump in Rare Interview: ‘Any One of My Kids Would Be a Better President’


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Former Attorney General Eric Holder is nonplussed, at best, with President Donald Trump. In a rare interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Holder discussed the FBI, the DOJ, and his potential designs on the presidency. “Would you make a better president [than Trump]?” Maddow asked. Holder let loose. “I think any one of my kids would make a better president than Donald Trump,” he said. “But, you know, I think there are a number of people who would be a better president than the person we now have in the White House who has broken through those norms, conducted himself in a way that’s inconsistent about what’s best about this nation, labeled people in very inappropriate ways, used inappropriate terms when talking about countries, [and turned] his back on our immigrant heritage.” The two also discussed what an attorney general’s role should be in an administration, and how Continue reading "Eric Holder Shreds Trump in Rare Interview: ‘Any One of My Kids Would Be a Better President’"

Ex-AG Eric Holder: ‘You’ll Find Integrity at FBI Headquarters and Not at 1600 Penn Ave’


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In response to a Donald Trump tweet claiming the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s reputation is in “tatters,” Eric Holder — the former US attorney general under Barack Obama — hit back with a tweet of his own defending the law enforcement agency.

“After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters – worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness,” tweeted Trump early Sunday morning.

 Several hours later, Holder decided that he wasn’t “letting this go.”

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Eric Holder: Trump Slamming Jeff Sessions ‘Betrays a Lack of Understanding’ of AG’s Role


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Former Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to Rachel Maddow on Monday night about his concerns regarding President Trump‘s unconventional relationship with his own Attorney General. Holder began by speaking about how Trump’s relationship with Jeff Sessions is different from the usual norm of attorney generals setting boundaries between themselves and the president. Holder eventually noted how Trump broke with precedent in a big way by slamming Sessions on multiple occasions:
“That actually worries me because I think it betrays a lack of understanding on the part of the president about what the role of the attorney general has to be. You can’t go at the AG in that way. If you truly understand the independent role that he should play within the administration. There are going to be things that an attorney general is going to do that the president doesn’t agree with, and a president is going Continue reading "Eric Holder: Trump Slamming Jeff Sessions ‘Betrays a Lack of Understanding’ of AG’s Role"

Eric Holder May Be Considering 2020 Bid For White House


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eric holder Former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to the spotlight as part of the ongoing “resistance” to President Trump. And that may include a potential presidential bid. Yahoo News reports that the former AG’s goal is “to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.” “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general.” The Yahoo report says that “three sources who have spoken to him and are familiar with his thinking” are saying Holder is considering a White House run in 2020. Holder explained how Trump’s victory in the 2016 election got him thinking about being more involved in the process:
“I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the Continue reading "Eric Holder May Be Considering 2020 Bid For White House"

Watch; Former AG Holder Goes in on Trump, the GOP, and Russian Hackers


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imageedit_173_4611207291-650x441Former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared on Real Time tonight to chat with Bill Maher about living in a “post-fact” world. While discussing the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but not the presidency, he called for America to abolish the electoral college. Maher pointed out that that would require a constitutional amendment, which is heavy lifting, so Holder said it’s simply time to “lift heavy.” They got around to talking about Donald Trump‘s right-hand man, Chris Christie. Maher wondered if he could be the new Attorney General and Holder joked that he has too many problems that are “a bridge too far” for him to be considered for the job. Get it? “I don’t think they’re constrained by anything,” Maher sighed. Holder agreed that Trump and his version of the GOP don’t feel constrained by “conscience or the thing that have always defined us as Continue reading "Watch; Former AG Holder Goes in on Trump, the GOP, and Russian Hackers"

Conservative Lawyer Sues Obama, Black Lives Matter Activists For Inciting ‘Race War’ – He’s suing on behalf of all law enforcement officers, Jews, and Caucasians who have been ‘targeted’


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klaymanControversial conservative legal activist Larry Klayman has filed a class action lawsuit against President Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and a host of other Black Lives Matter activists, alleging that they have incited a “race war” against law enforcement, Jews, and whites. This “race war” has been meticulously planned by a well organized, concerted effort to inculcate a “fiction” in “disaffected blacks and black Muslims” that they are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement, Klayman alleges. Klayman is suing on behalf of “law enforcement persons of all race and ethnicities,” as well as Jews and Caucasians who have been “threatened and targeted and harmed by the Defendants’ ignited race war.” He writes in his 52-page complaint:
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