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Senate Proceeding on Jan 12th, 2009 :: 1:20:20 to 1:23:10
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Sheldon Whitehouse

1:20:17 to 1:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: reputation compromised, its integrity challenged and its morale, sadly, diminished. now more than anything else someone needs to put that right. eric holder has the experience, and the character to do that. i've listened with a great

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:20:20 to 1:23:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheldon Whitehouse

1:20:38 to 1:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: of interest things that have been said in this chamber about eric holder and his indeed, there's been a noso-subtle effort to question whether mr. holder is sufficiently independent of political influence to serve this nation as our attorney general.

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:20:59 to 1:21:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: i cannot speak to the motivations behind this effort but i can say this holder is a man who spent 12 years as a line prosecutor prosecuting corrupt politicians of both parties. he's a man who

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:21:20 to 1:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: politically independent for president ronald reagan to appoint him as a federal judge. this is a man who as u.s. attorney for the district of columbia ind dan rostenkowski chairman of the ways and means

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:21:42 to 1:22:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: committee and one o of the most powerful men in washington. this is a man who troamed attorney general janet reno that -- recommended to attorney general janet reno tt she appoint a special prosecutor to investigate president clinton's secretary of the interior, bruce babbitt. this is a man who advised attorney general reno to expand the scope of the investigation

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:22:04 to 1:22:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: by kenneth starr into the monica lewinsky affair investigation. it is not confidence in eric holder and in his independence, his character his judgment, his let me read what former attorney

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:22:27 to 1:22:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: general william barr, former deputy attorney general james come, and former bureau of investigation director louis freeh have said about him. in a letter to chairman leahy mr. come wrote this -- this is a

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:22:48 to 1:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: quote -- "from my professional and personal association w mr. holder, i believe him to be a man of strong character and first-class ability i think he has the institutional knowledge integrity to be a fine attorney

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:23:09 to 1:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: general.

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