Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee took on former Attorney General Eric Holder and called his comments about President Donald Trump “utterly dishonest,” Thursday on “America’s Newsroom.”
“A lot of the stuff that Eric Holder was saying was just political nonsense and rhetoric. And 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 the president is disparaging the Justice Department and the FBI. That’s not true,” Huckabee said. “[Trump] has made it clear over and over that he respects the institutions in the rank and file. But what does he 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.”
“That’s not going after the institutions, it’s trying to preserve the integrity of them,” Huckabee added. “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.”
Huckabee said Holder should have spoken up sooner and then reminded viewers of his contempt on Congress citation from his days in former President Barack Obama’s administration.
“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, a contempt of Congress citation because you wouldn’t talk,” Huckabee concluded. “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.”
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