Former AG Eric Holder Drops 2020 Bombshell That Has Obama Gleaming With Pride


Former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder, when asked about the possibility of throwing his hat into the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, left things wide open on Wednesday.

During Wednesday’s Christian Science Monitor breakfast, when asked directly whether he planned to run for president, the former Attorney General said:

‘We’ll see.’

The comment followed Holder sharing a list of targets that his National Democratic Redistricting Committee is focusing on. The NDRC is backed by former President Barack Obama and has plans to flip the Republican dominated governor’s offices, among other things.

Holder said:

‘You know, I’ll see. I’m focused on NDRC at this point. I think I’ll make a decision by the end of the year about whether there’s another chapter.’

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 15: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Attorney General Eric Holder attend the 32nd annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the event, invoking the law enforcement officers who worked to bring the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to justice. (Photo by Olivier Douliery – Pool/Getty Images)

Holder also warned that Donald Trump’s childish feuding with the intelligence community will have “long-term negative collateral consequences.” You can watch him discuss intelligence and the presidency in the video below, courtesy of NBC:

A bigger problem, according to Holder, is that in the future this will cause issues with the American public and the intelligence community. The constant questioning by Republicans and the Trump administration could “raise questions in a layperson’s head about the way the FBI is doing its job.”

‘I would hope that the President would rethink the way in which he has attacked career people at the FBI, career people in the Justice Department, career people in the intelligence community, and think about the way in which he has spoken about his attorney general.’

The former Attorney General spoke of special counsel Robert Mueller, referring to him as “a strong guy” and expressed his confidence in the Russian investigation being concluded.

Below are some of the top reactions to this news from Twitter users, which were incredibly mixed, to say the least:

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 26: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks on the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage/Getty Images)

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