Huckabee: I Wish Holder Had Been as Forthcoming When He Was AG When Congress Was Trying to Hold Him Accountable
HEMMER: "That's the former AG Eric Holder mocking the White House decision to vet that Democratic memo. It’s apparently 10 pages in length. Despite the reports of sources and methods being included in said memo by a multiple factor. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, Fox News contributor with me now. And sir, good day to you. Listen, I -- I think they vetted the Republican memo, too; 3 1/2 pages of that. What do you see at work here once that Democratic memo comes out?"
HUCKABEE: "Well first of all, a lot of the things -- yeah, I mean, let’s be clear. A lot of the stuff that Eric Holder was saying was just political nonsense and rhetoric. And, you know that's fine. That’s what people do at those kind of events. But he said a couple of things that were utterly dishonest, one of which was that the president is disparaging the Justice Department and FBI. That’s not true. He's made it clear over and over that he respects the institutions and the rank and file, but what he does not respect is when people at the highest levels abuse their badge, their guns, and their power and they go after people for political views. And we increasingly see that. That's not going after the institutions it's trying to preserve the integrity of them, which has been compromised by people like Peter Strzok, and Lisa page, and Andrew McCabe, and Bruce Ohr, and a host of other people who shouldn’t even be getting a government paycheck. And Eric Holder can’t defend that. You know, some of the things that he said, I want to say Eric, you sure are talking a lot. Why didn’t you go and talk to Congress? You didn’t. You ended up getting something very rare, which is a contempt of Congress citation because you wouldn’t talk. I just wish he had been as forthcoming with his comments when he was attorney general and was trying to be held accountable for his actions in that role."