Is Attorney General Eric Holder about to be thrown under the Obama bus?
By: Ed Farnan | Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4:34 PM | Updated Saturday, June 1, 2013, 4:34 PM
It’s getting pretty crowded under the Obama bus, but it looks like there might be room for one more.
In an Ominous sign for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, longtime Obama confidante and senior campaign advisor David Axelrod, zeroed in on Holders handling of security leak investigations.
Axelrod, a shrewd political operative, would never openly call into question President Obamas closest cabinet appointee without prior approval from the President himself.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Axelrod criticized the Attorney Generals Justice Department's probe involving a Fox News reporter and said it raises some "very disturbing questions" about the department's policies on leak investigations.
Axelrod said he was troubled by a search warrant that labeled Fox News reporter, James Rosen, a "co-conspirator" in a case involving national security leaks. "The notion of naming a journalist a co-conspirator is something I find disturbing,"
This is a signal that Holder is a liability for the Obama Presidency and might have to be sacrificed.
Holder was already tainted by being the first Attorney General in history to be censured by the House of Representatives. He had brazenly refused to turn over thousands of key documents to Congress in their investigation into the gun running scandal known as Fast and Furious.
But the Obama administration is now under the pall of three new major scandals, each one getting messier as the days go by. From IRS abuses, to press phone taps, to the explosive Benghazi scandal that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
In all of these scandals President Obama has expressed outrage and has asserted any malfeasance or wrongdoing was done without his knowledge…..Yet no one has really been fired. This leads many observers to believe Presidents Obamas outrage is of the faux variety.
With new revelations that Attorney General Holder may have lied to Congress while he was under oath while being questioned about press surveillance....President Obama may have to show the country he is taking these scandals seriously and fire someone, or force a resignation.
The Attorney General seems to be the likely candidate.