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Column: Focus Should be on Attorney General Holder’s Mediocre Performance

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr.

By David Ignatius 
The Washington Post

People are looking for the wrong “scandal” about Attorney General Eric Holder.

The problem with Holder is the plain fact that, in the judgment of a wide range of legal colleagues, he has been a mediocre attorney general.

Holder’s mistakes in management and judgment are clear in the current controversy about leak investigations. He was silent as zealous prosecutors overrode the Justice Department’s guidelines for subpoenaing reporters; he recused himself from the case, but bizarrely doesn’t seem to have kept a written record of the recusal; and he failed utterly to anticipate the political flap that erupted when Justice informed the Associated Press that more than 20 of its phones had been tapped.

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Former DEA leaders Urge AG to Come Out Against Legalizing Marijuana

DEA photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Nine former heads of the DEA sent a strong message to Attorney General Eric Holder: Fight against efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in three states, the Reuters reports.

Failing to say anything, they said, would suggest he condones legalization.

The former officials told Holder that legalization would fly in the face of federal law, according to Reuters.

“To continue to remain silent conveys to the American public and the global community a tacit acceptance of these dangerous initiatives,” said a copy of the letter obtained by Reuters.

Voters in three states – Colorado, Washington state and Oregon – are set to decide in November whether to legalize pot for recreation.

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