Judicial Watch filed a records request with the California State Legislature on Monday regarding the recent hiring of former United States Attorney General Eric Holder to help the state resist President-elect Donald Trump.
Holder’s firm, Covington & Burlingt, was hired last week to serve as “outside counsel” to the legislature.
Judicial Watch’s filing targets “all contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling,” in addition to “all communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called Monday’s “records request” an effort to “expose how California state legislators are wasting tax dollars to take care of another corrupt politician – Eric Holder – under the guise of resisting the rule of law on immigration and other matters.”
“His record at the Clinton and Obama Justice Departments demonstrates a willingness to bend the law in order to protect his political patrons.”
Holder served as attorney general from 2009-2015 under President Obama.
Judicial Watch notes he was the first AG to be held in contempt of Congress on both civil and criminal grounds, after he refused to cooperate with probes into Operation Fast & Furious, the Obama administration’s 2012 gun running program.