Friday, May 14, 2010

Holder's Conflict of Interest

Eric Holder's prestigious law firm, Covington and Burling, of Washington, D.C., in January, 2009 was representing 17 Yemeni terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also represented several Pakistanis in their habeas corpus appeals to the Supreme Court. As their attorney and senior partner in Covington and Burling, Holder was privy to information and had 'attorney-client' privilege with at least 19 terrorists.

My question is simply this: How can Eric Holder now be capable, as America's prosecutor in the role of Attorney General of the United States, to prosecute these 19 terrorists, with whom he has intimate knowledge and has shared attorney-client privilege?

Not only should Eric Holder recuse himself in all cases involving terrorists, but he should immediately step down as Attorney General. The perception is that his loyalties lie elsewhere as Michelle Malkin adeptly points out in her article.

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