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Atty. Gen. Eric Holder says farewell at Justice Department
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder says farewell at Justice Department

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., in a farewell speech on his last day at the Justice Department, said that the department’s political independence had been restored and that the argument over trying terrorists in civilian courts had been won. Noting that he had worked at the Justice Department “on and off” since 1976, Holder said “this department has been restored to what it always was, free of politicization and focused on the mission without any kind of interference from political outsiders.” Holder was apparently referring to the firing in 2006 of seven U.S. attorneys for political reasons by one of his Republican predecessors, Alberto Gonzales....

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