Eric Holder’s Justice Department rocked by nepotism charges

February 4, 2015

The head of a Justice Department law enforcement office used his position to secure a job for his son and other relatives, the agency’s internal watchdog said Wednesday.

The head of the department’s branch of the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, told employees to “earmark a spot” for his son and “provide extra attention to his processing for obvious reasons,” said the department’s inspector general.

It’s not the first example of nepotism at Eric Holder’s Justice Department. A November investigation by the inspector general found that certain offices in the department had a “pervasive culture of nepotism and favoritism.” It’s at least the fifth inspector general report since 2004 to find hiring problems at the agency.

26 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • David in MA says:

    We need a Grand Jury investigation and/or a Special Prosecutor to attend to this DOJ.

  • ATexasGirl10 says:

    This should not surprise anyone. Eric Holder is rotten to the core and gets away with it all. He should of, at the very least be in jail for all of the illegal acts he has enacted.

    1. David in MA says:

      He should be in jail for contempt of congress.

  • D. Mark says:

    Is anyone surprised under this Administration, they do not understand our laws are made for everybody!

    1. NHConstitutionalist says:

      Oh they understand all-right, in that the law applies to everybody but them. They make the laws like a crocheted bedspread with more loop holes than thread to suit their own agenda.

  • catfish says:

    Nepotsm and Affirmative Action are theft. Time to kill Affirmative Action and return to the merit system. Without this change, your children will be subserviant to the Sharpton’s,Ohomo’s, Holder’s, Farahkan’s, and Muslims. Go visit all city, state and federal agencies and you will find out what white ass liberals have done to America.

    1. David in MA says:

      Every where you see affirmative action you see waste, waste in funds, efficiency, response and the mindset of once hired, never fired, so what are “they” going o do to “me”. Look around, you’ll see it. Then write your Congress Person and bitch about it! (I HAVE)

  • James in Texas says:

    The “greatest” form of nepotism in government, at almost all levels is “incumbency”, Period! As long as we allow our elected representatives to be “Life-long Professional Politicians”, nothing will ever change! A question, “Have you ever seen a spoiled child change it’s own behavior”?

    1. JOY IN TUCSON says:

      i agree…BUT when they DO leave office…they are PAID FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFETIME….so you have to wonder…is it better that they work those few days a year..or not at all?

      1. James in Texas says:

        When being an incumbent is the rule of the day, then these “lifers” spend many of those days……”feathering their own nest”. That’s how these pensions have become so much of a problem. We, the People are the only ones that can say “No”, they never will!

  • Gnowark says:

    The 5th report since 2004. Somebody should be fired. Probably will be the whistleblower as scapegoat if government performs as expected, while . providing extra in-attention to processing of the guilty for obvious reasons.

    1. I Seigel says:

      As the article states, the first report of questionable behavior came out in 2004. There were 4 more in the last 10 years. The article doesn’t state how many bad reports came out during John Ashcroft’s and Alberto Gonzalez’ watch, and how many came out under Holder’s. Either way, it looks like there’s blame to go around.

      Also, there’s no mention in the news story about exactly where in the Justice Department this occurred. Did it occur at the headquarters, in DC, or in some Interpol office overseas? It would be hard for the AG to keep track of EVERY personnel issue in a huge, spread out organization like the Justice Department.

      But, of course, the Washington Times would like to make it sound like this is all Holder’s fault, and it happened in the office down the hall.

      1. James in Texas says:

        Mr. Seigel, were you ever in the military, or “any” position of real leadership. In almost all of these conditions…..”The man at the top is always responsible for the failures of his subordinates, Period! Is that so difficult to understand? If the Washington Post reported this, would you make the same statement? Just asking!

        1. I Seigel says:

          Then should Rumsfeld and Bush have resigned after Abu Ghraib? Or after the Blackwater killings? Or when the Twin Towers came down? Whose watch did that happen on? Who in the CIA or NSA got fired? When a training jet goes down off of Coronado or Miramar, does the commander resign? I don’t recall the base commander at Fort Hood resigning when the soldier killed all those people. Just asking!

          When that mine collapsed in West Virginia several years ago and all those miners died, did the president of the mining company resign or get fired? When those Dreamliner battery fires were happening several years ago, did the Boeing chief get forced out? Neither happened, to the best of my recollection.

          Should I keep going? Or is that a “Period”?!

          Finally, please remind me of Reagan’s resignation speech when all those Marines died in Beirut? I can’t seem to find the transcript using Google or Wikipedia.

          1. James in Texas says:

            Mr. Seigel, answer your own question and then you will see my position! I don’t care which party is in control, and Yes, I am a life-long Conservative. What I hate is the ever-growing corruption of our Elected government. The Attorney-General of the United States takes and Oath to “Uphold” the Laws of the Constitution and those passed into law by the Congress, which are made up of members of all political parties. If you have no issue with Holder playing fast and lose with the Law, God help us all, Period! Also, please name for me the “other” Attorney-General ever held in contempt of The Congress!

          2. I Seigel says:

            I have an issue with all public officials “playing fast and loose with the law”. Including those from previous administrations, especially when the accusations don’t seem to be politically motivated, as they very plainly do in Holder’s case. I just hope you are as vocal in your condemnations when the party in power is “yours”. You can bet that Fox, Breitbart, etc., won’t be.

            It would seem, judging from the recent actions of South Korean and Japanese officials and CEOs, that they have more of a sense of honor than do our officials. At least they have the virtue of knowing when to step down when tainted by corruption, malfeasance or incompetence. Not so with our officials, it would seem.

          3. James in Texas says:

            I just hope that you would feel the same way when the President is an Conservative. This world is a very dangerous place and every President since FDR have had to face the world as it is, not how they wished it to be. You have your favorites, NYT, Washington Post, we have our favorites, but everyday of the week we all have to listen to the President make statements that very often are found to be not factual. I note that no comments are every made by the NYT or WP against this administration, thusly I seek information for other locations. I do, however, occasionally watch MSNBC, it about the best comedy on TV, even if they do claim to be an news channel! Also, most of the rest of the world see’s Holder’s corruption and I am truly tired of him calling Americans cowards. I know for a fact that he would not have the courage to do so to the face of those he call “cowards”!

          4. David in MA says:

            Maybe our corrupt officials should honor Seppuku for their actions.

          5. I Seigel says:

            Maybe we would end up with fewer corrupt officials. The price of lying is….a good paying job as a lobbyist.

      2. ATexasGirl10 says:

        Oh please, can’t you believe the facts since he was appointed by the president? He should be in jail.

        1. I Seigel says:

          The “facts” in this case are only the ones that have been carefully chosen by the reporter to support the paper’s agenda. However, I’ve introduced other facts, or the possibility of other facts, that should also be looked into. Or do you believe that one is guilty until proven innocent, and that the accused should not be a able to confront their accuser?

          1. ATexasGirl10 says:

            No. I believe that only people who will do what the president wants him to do no matter what it is, legal or not. Fast and Furious and a lot more. I think you are on the wrong side of the truth.

          2. I Seigel says:

            In case you missed the news, F&F was investigated by Congress (Issa) and they could find no evidence that anyone high up in the bureaucracy knew that anything illegal was taking place. That included Holder and the WH.

  • RWard1234 says:

    And who is surprised by all the IG’s reports??? Not Me. However, what does disappoint me is no action is ever taken. Where are the Oversight Committees that should take action after the IG reports??? As usual, “Asleep at the Wheel”.

    1. josebear5 says:

      You are right about that their is no justice in Washington. only crooks.

      1. David in MA says:

        and the voters keep putting them there, so, who is really to blame?

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