“Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly ‘adamant’ about his desire to leave soon for fear he otherwise could be locked in to stay for much of the rest of President Obama’s second term.” Either that or . . .

he knows time’s running out on his stonewalling campaign against the Congressional investigation into ATF Operation Fast & Furious, which will no doubt tie the AG to the extra-legal program, that enabled the sale of some 2000 gun store guns to Mexican drug thugs (two of which a rip crew used to murder U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry). And let’s face it, you can only slow-walk the IRS “investigation” for so long before even the supine mainstream media notices.

In any case, good riddance to the man who famously declared that gun ownership should be treated like smoking. He may have won the war against accountability but gun culture 2.0 puts paid to his civilian disarmament dreams. [h/t Drew A]

77 Responses to BREAKING: Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

  1. My money is that something is about to break that could look very bad for Obama and Holder is being jettisoned to try and save the ship

  2. I fully expect him to be on Obama’s Pardon list at Christmas. By the same token, if he is pardoned he won’t have any defense against Congressional subpoenas. We shall see.

  3. Feels like something is about to come out. Resigns after six years with only two to go? One of the bodies is about to get fished out of the Patomac, if you will.

  4. I feel like celebrating. Maybe I will have a spoon full of sugar with my Louisiana Community Coffee!

    I sure hope the new Senate (God willing!) and the House with more conservatives will not approve another racist and bigot, another Obama sycophant.

  5. he is leaving b/c he knows the Senate is lost. . . . and that means real hearings with teeth. I like the “until my successor” provision so that the Senate doesn’t put his replacement thru the ringer in order to get rid of him. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean much for him as he will still be subject to account for his extra-judicial actions.

    BTW – I guess this means no love for Ferguson then, huh?

    • The next A.G. could be a real piece of work, Dr. Diggler…

      I *really* want to celebrate, but something is telling me to chill and maintain…

      Remember the relief we had when O. beat the HildaBeast for the DNC nomination?

      • We had? Anyone paying attention knew Barry was much worse than Hildebeast. Hannity, Rush and many others exposed this guy. Google Obama quotes and votes. As Rush said “I hope he fails”. Ditto…

    • Obama has said multiple time he wants amnesty for all the illegal immigrants in the country. He want a guaranteed future voter base for the democrats.

      He has stated publically that he is going to do this after mid-terms.

      He is getting rid of Holder because holder can no longer keep the lids on the scandals, but more importantly, he is going to nominate a Mexican-American whose sole purpose is to bend the law to allow for amnesty — that is the sole purpose for this move, and nothing else.

  6. He’ll be nominated to the federal bench, maybe even SCOTUS, as part of Obama’s legacy. All the more reason the midterm Senate elections are so crucial.

    • “He’ll be nominated to the federal bench, maybe even SCOTUS, as part of Obama’s legacy.”

      Zero point *ZERO* chance of a SCOTUS confirmation.

      • SCOTUS requires 2/3 as per the old rules, correct?
        He could easily be jammed into the DC Circuit under Dirty Harry’s new nuke option of simple majority, but Obama has already packed that court.

        No I expect he’s got a very lucrative lobbying job, or partnership at one of the big money firms doing work now, in civil rights. He’s put enough ideologues in the DOJ Civil Rights division to fulfill his “activist AG” legacy he is so proud of, and will need to suck that teat for years to pay his legal bills (hopefully) or burnish his image, when he is repaid for his work for Clinton, for the crook Marc Rich pardon, with the same from Obama.

        No, Holder knows where the bodies are buried, including HRCs on Benghazi. Did the FBI finish that investigation yet? Has Congress done anything other than hold him in contempt?

        He is scarier than Hoover ever was, and its not over, POTG.

        Keep Calm and Carry On.

  7. Yep.

    Holder was a “dead man walking” and had already floated his intention to leave awhile back.
    Nothing is done in this Admin, without a plan for the optics, and the progtard agenda, never mind if thats good for the country or citizens, or not.

    Keep calm, and Carry On.

  8. Good riddance, is all I can say. I think if I were to continue the rest of my thoughts, I’d probably be banned from TTAG.

  9. Maybe he needs to clear his schedule for Obama to crown him King of New Jersey. Or will he be Duke of Chicago? Either way, I’m not holding my breathe for any indictments here.

  10. Glad that racist pig will be gone soon, but will not hold out hope that he will ever get any dirt on him with all the crimes he has covered up.

  11. HA! Buh bye. Thanks for playing Holder.
    I’m counting the days until this man goes to prison. But I do agree with previous comments that something is about to surface that he doesn’t wanna be near. If it spooks Mr “You don’t wanna go there” then It has to be serious.

    I’m keeping my eyes open. Along with a celebratory beer. HA!

  12. I did have a legitimate question.
    If Holder leaves office, does he still get to hide behind the executive privilege which was enacted in the first place? He would then just be an ordinary citizen.

    • I believe the executive privilege was Obama’s not holders. We would have to wait for Obama to leave, but once that happens, there is no political gain to pursue anything so the whole thing will fade away as well as all the paper trails as part of the transition to the new administration.

      I am not lawyer, but that is my best guess.

  13. Rush Limbaugh today was talking about Al Sharpton visiting the White House to discuss possible replacements for Holder. Yes, THAT Al Freakin’ Sharpton!

  14. Well, that’s one shitbird down. Let’s see what similar lower lifeforms this administration will dredge up to replace Holder. I’m not sure you could pick worse, but if anything the past 20 years has convinced me that the position of AG is only attractive to authoritarian, Constitution-hating pigs with no respect for rule of law.

  15. There are so many clowns in this administration it’s hard to rejoice when one is about to leave….Now do you think obama is going to appoint someone who is actually qualified? So now holder can go back defending terrorists and causing critical information to get leaked to terrorists overseas. ie: we can listen in on the conversations on their cell phones. ….just friggin brilliant ….how did that get into the New York Times?

  16. If they are smart, which they are not, they will wait until after Obummer Is out if office to prosecute, that way a pardon is out of play.

  17. Good riddance! But it probably means something WORSE is in the works, so don’t be too optimistic.

    BTW- Apparently, Kamala Harris has sent a letter, or Press Release saying she is NOT interested in Fed AG and wants to stay in California. Just announced on Greta Van Susteren’s Show.

  18. I have to admit, I was kind of looking forward to waiting in line for hours for the privilege of pissing on Holder’s corpse when he was done, but I guess it’s best for him to go without any (more) bloodshed.

  19. Watch out, we could be saying Supreme Court Justice Holder! I am sure if Obama nominates him, the useless RINOS will put up a fake fight for their dog and pony show and then cave, allowing him to be confirmed. This is the M.O. for the republicans. Go ahead, someone tell me if I am wrong.

  20. Glad he’s gone , something is coming down the pike that will probably make the dictatorand chief look bad and Holder is the sacrificial lamb , to keep the Repubs off the commie in the White House’s butt . Wonder who Rev. Al will want Obummer to hire to replace Holder ? Be prepared and ready . Keep your powder dry .

  21. May he eat his gun, quickly and with angry gusto.

    PS

    “Please use your real name instead of you company name or keyword spam. ”

    “you company name”?

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