HOLDER’S DISTURBING POLITICAL HISTORY
In 1999, then a deputy attorney general Eric Holder helped arrange Bill Clinton pardons for 16 unrepentant members of FALN who had been convicted of “a variety of charges that included conspiracy, sedition, violation of the Hobbes Act
(extortion by force, violence or fear), armed robbery and illegal
possession of weapons and explosives — including large quantities of
C-4 plastic explosive, dynamite and huge caches of ammunition.”
Eric Holder pushed for controversial clemency January 09, 2009|
— Attorney general nominee Eric H. Holder Jr. repeatedly
pushed some of his subordinates at the Clinton Justice Department to
drop their opposition to a controversial 1999 grant of clemency to 16
members of two violent Puerto Rican nationalist organizations,
according to interviews and documents. Details of the role played by
Holder, who was deputy attorney general at the time, had not been
publicly known until now. The new details are of particular interest
because Republican senators have vowed to revisit Holder’s role during
his confirmation hearings next week.
More and more Americans are discovering that the Obama
Administration’s definition of transparency is more Clintonian and
semantic than it is honest and encouraging.
In addition, the Obama White House is successfully preventing — with
the help of their minions populating the mainstream news media –the
discovery that Attorney General Eric Holder has been less than
forthcoming about his activities prior to being appointed U.S. Attorney
General Eric Holder’s 2009 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guidelines.
Holder’s guidelines were supposed to aid President Barack Obama’s
“new era of open government” by establishing a “criteria governing the
presumption of disclosure” and creating “effective systems for
responding to requests.”
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