Report: Obama Eyes Deval Patrick to Replace Holder
Chicago reporter Michael Sneed says Obama is eyeing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to replace scandal-plagued Eric Holder.
The Sun-Times reported:
Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s days are numbered.
Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement “when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department,” said a top White House source.
Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels.
This time it’s the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records — which has caused a media uproar.