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Liberal talk show host Bill Press: ‘Holder should be fired’
Bill Press, a former California Democratic Party chairman and current liberal talk show radio host, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ought to be fired over The Associated Press phone record scandal.
In a series of Twitter posts, Mr. Press said: “I still haven’t heard a legit justification for the subpoenaing the AP phone records. They didn’t notify AP, they didn’t narrow search.”
He also tweeted: “What ‘breach of national security’ are we talking about re the AP story? It’s BS and Holder should be fired.”
And one more: ‘For people who say that Holder was ‘just doing his job,’ he didn’t ‘do his job’ by going after Cheney or Bush. He left THAT alone.”
The Justice Department admitted in a letter to The Associated Press on Friday that it had taken records from at least 20 different phone numbers. The AP’s phone at the House of Representatives’ press gallery was among those targeted, The Hill reported.
Mr. Press isn’t alone in his call for Mr. Holder to resign – but he is the most recognized liberal voice to do so. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for Mr. Holder to step down earlier this week, saying he’s “trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty,” The Hill reported.
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