The “sirs” make you surprise if Maddow ought to put on a tux like a parking valet. Here is the please-attack-Trump part on the FBI, with a typical speech/query pleading for poor Andrew McCabe, with out mentioning any of the sketchy specifics on McCabe gradual-strolling the Hillary e-mail probe and McCabe’s spouse getting lots of of hundreds in donations from Gov. Terry McAuliffe. She has the audacity to debate the “independence” of individuals like James Comey and McCabe:
MADDOW: We are in some uncharted territory by way of the connection between the president and the justice system. In the previous couple of months, we’ve got watched the president and a few of his supporters in Congress actually attempt to work to discredit the FBI across the investigations into the president and his marketing campaign but in addition type of usually. In a number of circumstances, they’ve known as out in concerted efforts — they’ve known as out by names particular FBI officers.
The case of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, he was primarily pressured out of bureau. He retired final month. He’s 49 years previous.There have additionally been concerted strain campaigns towards different named senior Justice Department and FBI officers. When you are accountable for the Justice Department and one thing like that arises, I do know you did not have to face that very same sort of factor, however is there one thing that an legal professional common or that different individuals in positions of authority can do to cope with these sorts of assaults? Would there be — is there extra that an legal professional common or anyone else may have executed to protect the FBI and senior Justice Department officers from the sort of strain that they have been getting?
HOLDER: That is the precise position an legal professional common has. You are speculated to protect your individuals from political strain. And the factor — one of many issues that disturbs me probably the most is the truth that this legal professional common has for no matter purpose been comparatively silent….
MADDOW: If the legal professional common fails at that, is there a Plan B by way of doing probably the most to uphold the rule of legislation, to uphold the independence of legislation enforcement when an legal professional common does not take that warmth? What else — what are our different choices as a rustic?
HOLDER: Well, you already know, our establishments are sturdy. Our norms are being examined, however they’re additionally sturdy….The president going after named profession individuals. The president saying issues concerning the integrity of these two establishments, the Justice Department, the FBI. No different president has ever stated these sorts of issues, performed himself in that method. [Hillary Clinton and her campaign attacked Comey…but she didn’t come president.]