11 thoughts on “Now, Perhaps, He’ll Walk to Mexico

  1. why now? he wants to be a federal judge, likely appellate, and the likelihood of confirmation after the 1st of the year is up in the air given the possible change in the senate majority.

  2. Against my initial desire…perhaps any indictments and convictions occur in such a time frame so that no pardon can be issued by then “former” President Obama.

    Of course we know all too well how quickly the wheels of the federal justice system spin.

  3. The man is corrupt. His career working for the Clintons involved Holder approving amnesty for convicted terrorists (to help Hillary’s senate campaign) and the Marc Rich pardon (cash for a pardon).
    Integrity is a net negative for anyone hoping for a job in the Obama administration.
    Holders replacement will probably be a rabid, partisan lefty with no respect for the law. I’m guessing it will be a Hispanic, likely with a history of arguing for radical changes in the common-sense interpretation of the law.

  4. Agreed that Holder is most likely corrupt, so over/under on Obama giving him a judgeship is right after the elections–when he can still be confirmed by a friendly Senate, but after the time when it could influence election results. D.C. Circuit if possible.

  5. If the House GOP were smart, and I’m not saying they are, they’d subpoena Holder and give him immunity. Damn, that would be entertaining to watch him be forced to answer the questions honestly.

  6. Nerdbert, what you’d have to have is a case where he’d have immunity for his part in the scandals, but not immunity from prosecution for perjury–so you’d have to frame things so he’d either perjure himself vs. known evidence or he’d be able to lie himself out of the trap.

  7. newbert, I like your thought, but would it be possible for Holder to hide behind attorney-client privilege during questioning?

  8. Scott, no, that was settled years ago. The AG is an official appointed office, not the President’s personal attorney, so there’s no privilege to hide behind. It’s also why presidents have personal attorneys.

    BB, that’s what’s given. You get immunity for any of your actions you testify about, but they bring the hammer if they find perjury in your testimony. That’s why immunity is usually not offered since then the usual witness sings about anything that they might have done that might possibly be criminal. And because of the immunity you can’t refuse to answer and invoke the 5th like Lerner. In this case the odds of getting Holder on anything actually criminal are very, very low (that’s what flunkies are for), but the risk for Holder in actually lying is huge since there’s no way he can come up with any criminal defense for a lie.

  9. As I see it, there are two reasons for Holder to leave when he did:

    (1) Obama wants to replace him during a lame duck session because he fears losing the Senate.

    (2) There is some news coming out shortly about Holder or the DOJ that they can no longer suppress and Holder is leaving so he won’t be a “distraction” during the mid-term elections.

  10. And you thought it could not be worse. This is the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t feel fine! (with apologies to REM).

    from BI:

    The Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon. “We are 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 Holder,”

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