Holder Corrupts Black Panther Probe; Attorney General Is on the Wrong Side of Facts, Law and Ethics

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Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Justice Department whistle-blower J. Christian Adams says Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. tampered with two ongoing investigations into voter-intimidation by members of the New Black Panther Party. Tampering or not, Mr. Holder clearly prejudiced the case by publicly misrepresenting it.

There is no 'there' there, Mr. Holder told the New York Times last month about the Black Panther scandal. The notion that this made-up controversy leads to a belief that this Justice Department is not color-blind in enforcement of civil rights laws is simply not supported by the facts. All I have on my side with regard to that is the facts and the law.

To the contrary, two Justice Department lawyers have sworn under oath that Justice's Civil Rights Division exhibits a pervasive hostility against race-neutral enforcement of the law. They independently cited multiple examples of this hostility, an attitude supported by Obama appointees. Four more former department officials - two in sworn affidavits - confirmed the bias. The same thing was told to The Washington Post last autumn by three current Justice lawyers and corroborated by other officials to The Washington Times.

Mr. Adams, who resigned from Justice in protest, and his former colleague Christopher Coates testified that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes told Voting Section employees they shouldn't enforce sections of voting laws seen to protect rights of white Americans. …