Eric Holder, who served as the attorney general for most of the Obama administration, received a stern rebuking on Friday after he warned the GOP not to go after special counsel Robert Mueller.
It all began when Holder tweeted this:
Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated.These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 14, 2017
Republicans in Congress are becoming ever-more weary of Mueller’s investigation, which is probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and how the Trump campaign played a role in that, especially now that evidence is surfacing that the probe may be compromised.
Several investigators on Mueller’s team have been accused of political bias. First, it was revealed senior FBI agent Peter Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump, pro-Clinton text messages with an FBI lawyer whom he was having an extra-marital affair. Then it was revealed that two other investigators, including senior Department of Justice official Andrew Weissmann, were potentially compromised politically.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was forced to defend Mueller and his investigation this week during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Many of the committee’s members were unequivocal about the apparent bias.
“The public trust in this whole thing is gone. It seems to me there are two things you can do: You can disband the Mueller special prosecutor, and you can do what we’ve all called for and appoint a second special counsel to look into this,” Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said.
Holder’s tweet garnered a lot of attention, including nearly 35,000 retweets, more than 75,000 “likes” and more than 17,000 responses.
It even caught the attention of Kris Paronto, one of the heroes of the Benghazi attack.
What did Paronto say?
Weren’t you the only Attorney General in U.S. history to be held in contempt of congress?? And you don’t speak for me or the vast majority of the American people you POS!! 🤬 Get back in your hole rat 🐀 . #FastandFurious #corrupt #Liar #ericholderhaszerointegrity https://t.co/QkxHCjyzGr
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) December 15, 2017
Paronto’s response also received a lot of attention, including thousands of retweets, tens of thousands of “likes” and more than a thousand responses.