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Attorney general Eric Holder holding onto his job for now.
But maybe not for a long 66 Republicans and counting calling for the attorney general's resignation.
And only seventeen Democrats looking to hold him in contempt.
Chris are -- says the attorney general is running out of support and running out of time press.
Well that's true fact this situation for the attorney general right now.
Is that he is much detested on the right -- has become quite inconvenient.
On the left for Democrats.
He is an ever present reminder about some of the things that -- liberal base dislikes most particular -- Over aggressive tactics in dealing with reporters and dealing with leaks.
There are things in the past of course the fast and furious most notably.
But when he gets to things like the associated press and over broad subpoena for Associated Press records.
And our own James Rosen this email accounts and phone records.
That's when Democrats start to get a little queasy and the longer he's -- error.
And these Republicans can continue to demand his departure the more uncomfortable Democrats will be come.
And certainly President Obama must realize that his become such an extraordinary -- lightning -- to your point.
Every time his name comes up in -- -- it's always in a negative manner.
-- -- There is that and but remember this and this is it's a complicated thing for the president.
President Obama doesn't have very many people who have been around and have much Washington experience.
Eric Holder is a old hand in Washington dating back to a key role in the Clinton administration we remember that.
Pardon of Marc Rich that Eric Holder authorize and other things he knows his way around this town he has a lot of friends on the inside.
The president needs that the other thing that's important is that just as Eric Holder made -- -- -- some on the left with what he did with the Department of Justice.
And the reporter records he is also a hero to many on the left for his efforts to try to try.
Accused terrorist in US courts.
For his a very aggressive civil rights unit at the agency.
So the president will pay a price today that holder leaves especially if it doesn't sound like it's on good terms.
You talk about his experience but also the personal relationship I mean.
It -- I mean can we say that Eric Holder is president Obama's you know he's is this boy he likes -- a lot they're great friends I mean does that play a role also.
Well I don't know what level of friendship they have but he has been described as the president's conscience.
And the sort of program manic.
Liberal inside the administration because again the president doesn't have a lot of people who know how that system works.
But are also.
Ideologically pure work.
As holder -- and so for him that the president sort of looks to him as the conscience the -- star for what he thinks the liberal presidency ought to look like.
Chris if this does happen if you know we suite starts -- all talking 66 Republicans are counting seventeen Democrats.
Would it happen -- for the mid term elections.
Well certainly there's Democrats would hope hope so the Republicans.
Self interest -- -- would probably hope that holder sticks it out.
And continues to be found in contempt and called in to testify and and is a distraction for -- and administration that has plenty of problems on its hands.
I suspect that the timing of this will come may be an August.
Maybe a little later but you wait for a quiet moment and the attorney general decides that he's gonna pursue other interests the challenge then becomes.
Who in the heck do you get this confirmable by the United States senate to replace him -- that is going to be a tough one.
Right but there's always got to spend more time with the family -- that's been.
Been a rough couple years that presidential I'd really appreciate you you bet heavily -- -- it.
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