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Hillary, Holder Appointments Undermine Obama’s Arguments From the Primary

Back in June, the National Legal and Policy Center wanted Eric Holder off Obama’s veep selection committee because as U.S. Attorney, he chose not to prosecute Ira Magaziner, head of Hillary Clinton’s health care task force, for possible perjury and criminal contempt of court, despite a federal judge’s recommendation.

I’m thinking of a comment from Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, hitting Hillary Clinton for the secrecy surrounding the health care task force:

These documents, according to Newsweek, include Senator Clinton’s “appointment calendar as First Lady, her notes at strategy meetings, what advice she gave her husband and his advisers, what policy memos she wrote, even some key papers from her health-care task force.”

It’s time to turn the page on this kind of secrecy and restore trust in our government.

If Senator Clinton is going to run on her record, the American people deserve to see it.

Apparently “this kind of secrecy” that undermines “trust in our government” is just fine in the position of Secretary of State, if the rumors of the offer are true.

And beyond that, if the aim of the Obama campaign was to “turn the page on the secrecy” that surrounded the health care task force, why did he just pick the guy who let Ira Magaziner off the hook to be Attorney General?


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