Eric Holder: A Political Capital Drain. . . on Steroids
OK, this must be embarrassing for PEBO. Even ESPN has dirt to report on Eric Holder. They are reporting that he tried to use political influence to get federal law enforcement to tell the NFL which players were under criminal investigation.
He did so under circumstances where he proposed an information exchange deal between his client, the NFL, and the feds. When law enforcement met with him and the League executives, it turned out the "exchange" was meant to be a one way street, with information flowing to the NFL, but not back to feds.
"Holder and the professional leagues wanted us to share information with them," a top official of a law enforcement agency who participated in Holder’s meetings told ESPN.com. "They wanted to know what players were involved. They wanted an end to leaks from our investigations. But when we asked for their information about players who used or where players bought their drugs, they didn’t want to give us anything."
I’m sure there are some Colombian drug cartels that would like to ask for a deal like that, too.
Not surprisingly, law enforcement ultimately said "No" to the information "exchange" proposal.
Mr. Obama, why are you squandering political capital on this guy? You’re going to need every ounce of it to turn things around for this country. He’s a drag on your administration and you haven’t even been sworn in yet!