by Ben Callen | Top Right News
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump Administration has been beset by scandal, with investigators being dismissed for anti-Trump bias — and some Republicans are calling for Mueller to step down or be dismissed by the DOJ.
Now former Attorney General Eric Holder unleashed a tweet warning congressional Republicans against removing Mueller…
“Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated,” Holder wrote. “These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party.”
Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated.These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 14, 2017
The tweet went viral and caused a lot of peoples’ angry reaction.
But one critic stood out above all the rest: Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and survivor of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, would not let it go unchallenged:
“Weren’t you the only Attorney General in U.S. history to be held in contempt of congress??” asked Paronto.
Weren’t you the only Attorney General in U.S. history to be held in contempt of congress?? And you don’t speak for me or the vast majority of the American people you POS!! 🤬 Get back in your hole rat 🐀 . #FastandFurious #corrupt #Liar #ericholderhaszerointegrity https://t.co/QkxHCjyzGr
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) December 15, 2017
“And you don’t speak for me or the vast majority of the American people you POS!!” he added. “Get back in your hole rat.”
Paronto helped fight off the terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
But this time, he was referring to Holder’s role in a different Obama administration scandal — Operation Fast and Furious.
In 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by suspected illegal immigrants while patrolling the border in the Arizona desert. Guns used by the cartel-linked members were found to have been illegally purchased from the U.S. government.
Investigations by several congressional committees discovered appalling details about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ illegal gun sales to members of drug cartels in an effort to track the sellers and purchasers of firearms, according to CNN.
The congressional inquiries ultimately led to Holder being cited for criminal contempt in 2012.
Criticism of Mueller’s probe has intensified following revelations that two FBI officials who worked on Mueller’s team exchanged text messages expressing anti-Donald Trump sentiments during the 2016 election.
“We are now beginning to better understand the magnitude of this insider bias on Mr. Mueller’s team,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Wednesday during a committee hearing, according to NBC News.
“I think the public trust in this whole thing is gone,” said Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus.
On Friday, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz called for Mueller to be fired.
“Congress has an obligation to expose what I believe is a corrupt investigation, and I call on my Republican colleagues to join me in firing Bob Mueller,” Gaetz told CNN. “It’s time for Mueller to put up or shut up. If there’s evidence of collusion with Russia, let’s see it.”