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Brokaw: ‘Tough to See How’ Holder Keeps His Job

Veteran NBC News reporter Tom Brokaw said it is “tough to see how” Attorney General Eric Holder can keep his job in the wake of recent scandals involving the Justice Department.

“Boy, I think it’s tough to see how he does [in] this case,” Brokaw said, when asked by NBC’s David Gregory if Holder was likely to remain, given the multiple congressional inquiries and general media uproar over the DOJ’s aggressive surveillance of journalists at the Associated Press and Fox News.

Brokaw said we are seeing “that familiar Washington two-step” with respect to Holder – the administration and its allies have expressed public support for the embattled attorney general, but behind the scenes, some are beginning to suggest it would be better if Holder stepped down.

“From a political point of view, one of the ways that you can measure the impact of all this, and the fairness of it, is think if this had happened in the Bush administration, with John Ashcroft as the attorney general,” Brokaw said. “You know full well that the Democrats and the Left would be going very hard after them with these issues that are in play.”

Andrew Stiles — Andrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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