Barack Obama, after making the “very difficult decision” to proceed with Penguin Random House to publish his and Michelle’s White House memoirs in a deal that will net him about $60 million, is, at least according to old pal Eric Holder, ready to take his place at the helm of the democrats’ Trump opposition efforts. Of course, this breaks with the tradition upheld by all former Presidents who have chosen to not publicly criticize their successors…but the rules don’t really apply to Obama now do they?
Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.
Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year.
“It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.”
As Holder notes, he and the former President will join forces in an epic “battle for our democracy” that will revolve around redrawing maps to benefit his chosen party.
As noted before, Holder was also “honored” recently to win a mandate from California, even though no one has any idea what he’s been retained to do, which will also undoubtedly result in $10s of million of dollars in bribes for his new law firm.
As a reminder, Holder made history back in 2012 when he became the first Attorney General ever to be held in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to Holder’s illegal Fast and Furious scandal which involved Holder selling guns to Mexican drug cartels. The scandal erupted on the national stage when one of those guns was confirmed to have been used to kill a U.S. border control agent, Brian Terry.
Good to see Obama’s former staff embracing “The Swamp” that Trump has vowed to drain.