Despite former Attorney General Eric Holder referring to himself in that role as then-president Obama’s “wingman,” Democrats have been swooning for the nearest fainting couch over a few tweets from President Trump regarding the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation.  They claim to be outraged because Trump, they screech, is undermining DOJ independence.


Back in 2013, when rumors were swirling that Holder might leave the top spot at Justice, he confidently asserted that “I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the President’s wing-man, so I’m there with my boy.”  Not a peep from Democrats about DOJ independence then.  Of course.  Likewise, there was no outcry over the pre-planned “tarmac summit” between Holder’s replacement Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton during the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Complicating Democrats’ set of double standards—one for Obama, another for Trump—is a new allegation that “Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros.” Alan Dershowitz made the allegation Sunday.

Fox News reports:

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday he has proof that former President Barack Obama “personally asked” the FBI to investigate someone “on behalf of George Soros,” the liberal billionaire megadonor.

Dershowitz’s claim came soon after Attorney General Bill Barr openly asked President Trump to stop tweeting about ongoing Justice Department matters, saying it made it “impossible” to do his job. Barr, who also maintained that Trump never personally intervened in a criminal matter, was hit last week by a letter from former DOJ officials organized by a leftwing group demanding his resignation.

“There was a lot of White House control of the Justice Department during the Kennedy administration and I don’t think we saw very many liberal professors arguing against that,” Dershowitz said in an interview with Breitbart News that aired Sunday on SiriusXM. “I have some information as well about the Obama administration – which will be disclosed in a lawsuit at some point, but I’m not prepared to disclose it now – about how President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who was a close ally of his.” He did not say specifically who the target might have been.

. . . . Dershowitz added: “We’ve seen this kind of White House influence on the Justice Department virtually in every Justice Department. The difference: This president is much more overt about it, he tweets about it. President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it. And, I don’t think these 1,000 former Justice Department officials would pass the shoe-on-the-other-foot test. Maybe some of them would, but a good many of them wouldn’t.”

Constitutionally, Dershowitz said, the president “could make a decision to really control the Justice Department” and decide specifically whom to prosecute and not to prosecute. The former member of Trump’s impeachment defense team clarified, however, that it wouldn’t be a good move.

“He shouldn’t do it; it hasn’t been done since Thomas Jefferson,” Dershowitz said. “Thomas Jefferson did do it. We’ve seen this throughout our history.”

 

 
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