Too close to home? Revelations on closed McCabe case irk Eric Holder, tells reporter: ‘Shut the hell up’

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Former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder unintentionally pried open the floodgates of social media hell on himself this week by making the big error of telling a well-respected investigative conservative journalist to “shut the hell up.”

Flash back to early Tuesday evening, when Paul Sperry — a renowned journalist known for his past contributions to Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News  — broke a report about disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s recent evasion of justice:

According to Sperry, the U.S. attorney who signed the letter informing McCabe that the Department of Justice is dropping its case against him is a Democrat “who’s given thousands to Dems including Obama & who once worked for Dem side of House Oversight & whose mother worked for WaPo.”

Almost exactly 24 hours after Sperry revealed these still-undisputed facts, Holder responded to his report not by challenging the veracity of the facts outlined in them but by telling him to “shut the hell up.”


As of Friday morning, only one mainstream outlet, Fox News, had shown any interest in a former attorney general attacking a member of the press.

Meanwhile, Holder’s tweet had attracted blowback from thousands of Americans — a large number of them with blue checkmark credentials — who were mystified by such a corrupt “wingman” (as Holder had once described himself) accusing others of being corrupt.

To the critics, there was an intense irony to it given Holder’s track record:

But Holder’s track record by itself didn’t explain his sudden outburst over Sperry’s report. Why would he care about a report concerning McCabe?

Because, Sperry himself revealed in replies to the former AG, Holder “works with” the father of the U.S. attorney who signed the letter to McCabe.

“Her father and Holder are partners at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington,” he revealed.

In additional tweets, he also focused his attention on Holder’s sketchy track record.


Save to members of the left, to whom Holder is a godlike figure, the former AG is considered to have been one of the most corrupt attorney generals in American history.

“The first attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress has demonstrated shocking contempt for the law, and the ability to abuse and corrupt it for the political and social agenda of this president,” Sidney Powell, a 10-year DOJ veteran, opined after Holder’s resignation in 2015.

“He has assaulted freedom of speech and press at every turn, stonewalled all investigations into widespread corruption within the administration, undermined and obstructed the work of the agencies’ own inspectors general, and targeted individuals who dared challenge any of it. He has tirelessly protected and promoted corrupt prosecutors and scattered ticking time bombs.”

Her opinion on the matter is shared by plenty of others:


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