Holder DOJ Staffer Criticizes Sessions for Avoiding Questions, Says Holder Answered Questions

By NTK Staff | 10.18.2017 @12:21pm

He forgot to mention that Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress.

MSNBC Legal Analyst Matthew Miller, a former staffer at the Department of Justice under Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, criticized current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not answering questions at a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday, while implying his former boss would face all questions from Congress.

“[Sessions] declined to even answer the question which is, you know, bizarre and inappropriate and shows contempt for the committee,” he said.

The MSNBC analyst criticized the attorney general for not disclosing details of his conversations with the president. Then, Miller held up his former boss as an example:

When I worked for Attorney General Holder, he used to testify before this committee once a year. And Senator Sessions would ask him tough questions and would get very incensed if you didn’t answer what he wanted to hear. And Chuck Grassley is probably the most bullish on congress on forcing witnesses to answer his questions. You hear him complain about questions and letters not answered, but they’re giving the attorney general a complete pass.

Miller declined to mention that Holder was the only attorney general ever to be held in contempt of Congress due to his refusal to hand documents to Congress regarding the Fast and Furious scandal.

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle asked Miller what he wanted from Sessions and declined to point out the hypocrisy behind the example of Holder.

“I guess I would expect a little bit of intellectual consistency and intellectual honesty. Maybe that’s too much to ask,” he responded, immediately following his Holder praise.

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