Eric Holder To Ferguson Leakers: ‘Shut Up’

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, October 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says that he is beyond exasperated–he is “mad,” in fact–at the leaks pouring out of the investigation into the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.


“I think that somebody, these leakers, have made the determination that they’re trying to somehow shape public opinion about this case,” Holder told The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.

“And that’s inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations, and especially grand jury investigations which are supposed to be secret.”


“This notion of leaking out selective information, which started as early as release of that tape . . . the convenience store. And then these leaks about what happened in the car. These are all the kinds of things that I think are inappropriate. I’ve said I’m exasperated. That’s a nice way of saying it. I’m mad,” said Holder, who recently announced that he will leave the Department of Justice.

Holder also appeared to put the blame for the leaks on local law enforcement agencies rather than federal authorities.

“We’ve not seen any leaks there. Whoever the sources of the leaks are need to shut up,” he said.

At Wednesday’s event, Holder also addressed a recent report that Ferguson chief Tom Jackson would be replaced with St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar. Holder refused to comment on the matter, but did indicate that he would support the ouster.

“I think it’s pretty clear that the need for wholesale change in that department is appropriate,” he said.


Chief Jackson and Ferguson mayor James Knowles denied the reports that Jackson was leaving his post. Knowles also told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he was informed by CNN–which first aired the report that Jackson was being removed–that the DOJ was the source of their information.

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  • phillyguy

    I thought this fool resigned, when is he going to leave office so we do not have to see or hear from him ever again

    • DD-762

      He is going to leave once Justice Ruth Ginsburg retires.

    • Obama is waiting around until after all possible elections are done to nominate his replacement.

      • HE2

        QD, came across a website that listed all pending matters BHO is delaying until the election results are confirmed.

        It is shocking, even for this criminal in the W.H.
        One that especially stung: the deserter Bergdahl verdict is in.
        Obola will not allow it announced until after Nov. 4.

      • Fletch

        On the advice and consent of Al Sharpton and the republicans will go along with it and bend over and grab their ankles for fear of being called a racist.

        • R L Buds

          The non-sense coming from holder is expected, he doesn’t appear to know any better (being disadvantaged gives one great “benefit of the doubt”).

          ““I think it’s pretty clear that the need for wholesale change in that department is appropriate,” he said.”

          Why? Because a criminal tried to kill a cop and paid with his life? Perhaps it’s just because the cops are “harrassing” blacks by seeing them commiting crimes and stopping them. Personally I think it’s option number two. He already said he wouldn’t call any blacks to justice.

          But where are “our” people? Do they think for themselves any more? Perhaps they could truly be sociopaths, in which case I fear all is lost.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Holder should go for Sharpton’s MSNBC job. That’s all he is – Sharpton with a fancy degree.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Sssshhhhh…. Sssshhhhh….. Enough with disclosing the truth on this racial matter.”

    So sayeth the guy who called for an honest conversation on race.

    • Pathfinder75

      “the guy who called for an honest conversation on race.”

      Holder has absolutely no interest in having an “honest conversation on race”. What he really wants,however,is the opportunity to deliver an endless series of monologues to lecture us Whites about how oh-so-“hateful” and “intolerant” we are towards people who look like,and are as embittered as,himself.

  • MekongDelta69

    “‘I think that somebody, these leakers, have made the determination that they’re trying to somehow shape public opinion about this case,’ Holder told The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.”

    Yeah – because only Eric Hold ‘Em Up is allowed to “shape public opinion about this case.”

    • Pathfinder75

      “because only Eric Hold ‘Em Up is allowed to ‘shape public opinion about this case.”

      MANIPULATE would be a far more appropriate word to describe Holder’s influence on public opinion than “shape”.

  • Eric Holder needs to understand that Missouri state officials do not work for him and that he is not entitled to issue them any orders at all.

    • Ograf

      True, very true. The Missouri state officials should tell holder to shut up.

    • Nancy

      Tell a Negro he’s not entitled to something? It’s like telling a spoiled child he can’t have candy before dinner.

      Speaking of “child-like”, I read through Mr. Taylor’s compilation “Face to Face With Race” (an excellent read—I think I’ll order several to give as Christmas gifts), and the one statement that repeatedly came up in the various first-hand accounts of dealings with the Bantus was the observation that they behave, and think, like children.

      Holder reminds me of a child who repeatedly cheats to avoid losing a game…then accuses everyone else of cheating.

    • Tarczan

      In a dictatorship, everyone works for the leader.

  • Shut up?

    Gee, Eric Holder, I thought you said we were cowards for shutting up about these kinds of issues.

  • Pathfinder75

    Holder said: “Whoever the sources of the leaks are need to shut up.”

    I say: He should take his own advice.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      He’s jealous, as nothing leaks from him other than fecal matter.

  • ncpride

    The arrogance of this piece of …. is breathtaking! How about YOU shut your own mouth, moron? Going to Ferguson, stirring the natives with his pathetic story (lie) about being pulled over as a black man, every race hustler known today also there stirring up trouble, and THEY are not trying to shape public opinion? Sorry you loud-mouthed, useless loser….the FACTS are not on your side. Go away, you White hating bigot.

  • I’m glad the leakers are leaking all of this information. I want this entire investigation to blow up in their faces, especially since they are the ones who racially instigated things while trying to turn the obese giant into their latest black ‘victim’!

    • 1stworlder

      If not for leakers we wouldn’t know about the liquor store robbery and people would still think he was shot in the back with his hands up on the way to church.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Exactly. God forbid that anyone should know the truth about the “gentle giant” thug.

    • DonReynolds

      The last count I heard was…..that six separate autopsies had been performed on Michael Brown’s dead body. Does that not seem extraordinary?

      • Pathfinder75

        It brings to mind Einstein’s famous quote about insanity, which entails “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

      • Maybe the plan is to keep cutting him open till theres just a pile of fatty chunks, at which point they can indict Officer wilson, the “clearly crazed rayciss” for “shooting poor defenseless gentle giant teddy bear Brown 32 times in the back, and then proceeding to chop him up with a surgical scalpel, so as to make an autopsy impossible.”

      • Nonhumans

        They’ll keep digging into his carcass until they find the rrraaaayycisss fragment of one of the bullets. Its in there somewhere!!

      • Poor, dumb Mike doesn’t care. He’s still dead.

  • Adolf Verloc

    Hilarious. It’s pretty obvious that the recent leaks have come from the DOJ, which is trying to avoid major riots by supporters of St. Swisher by letting them down gently.

    • connorhus

      I am kinda thinking perhaps they are coming from some who are not happy with “My People” Holder at all. He has made a number of enemies at DoJ we just don’t get to hear about them.

  • DD-762

    What “shaping public opinion”? What legally happens to Officer Wilson will be determined by the Grand Jury not public opinion.

    Perhaps TPTB are attempting to soften the blow to the hysterical mob that is wanting Wilson’s scalp and to prepare the regular citizens to prepare for the worst.

    To quote Gov. Christe, AG Holder “should sit down and shut up”.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “that’s inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations”

    Which is what exactly?

    Like lying under oath in front of a Congressional Committee for which you were held in contempt of Congress?

    Or trying to suppress the video of the Gentle Giant’s strong armed robbery video?

    Holder wants us Whites to shut up and pay while blacks destroy our cities, neighborhoods and schools.

    No, Holder, we will NOT be silent.

    • I always keep an eye out for your posts, but the way you change your icon around, it is sometimes difficult. I’m not really an orc, but I manage. I removed an ingrown toenail via resection and then extraction with snips and pliers last month. It didn’t bleed, though the hole still aches. When you’re an orc, you have to sometimes be your own doctor, especially under the Oogaboogacare plan.

      You’re not very consistent with a theme.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        To keep you on your toes, Mr. Scott.

        My icons reflect my Scottish, Norwegian and German heritage and have been mostly lions. The last icon was the Lady of the Lake as she was about to take the Excalibur into the depths. After Hallowe’en, my favorite holiday, I will return to the Lady of the Lake.

        Mind your health, friend, I wouldn’t want anything to happen to you. Whatever is happening in Colorado with health care, it is much worse in California where illegal aliens have more rights than California citizens.

        I take a dose of tonic water each night – mainly because I like the taste, but it does, apparently have medicinal qualities as well, LOL. Can’t stand the taste of Gin, otherwise I’d add that to it. So far, I haven’t contracted malaria and I’m hoping it staves off enterovirus68, which I’m sure I’ve been exposed to.

        • Gin tastes to me like licking a pine tree. Tonic water, cranberry juice and a whole lot of vodka is the way to go, unless you plan on driving anywhere in the near future. One of the nice things about alcohol is that it kills germs. It also kills brain cells, but only the weak ones.

          • meanqueen

            Licking a pine tree – mmmmm!

        • Garrett Brown

          I hope you know what Hallows Eve was originally intended for. I’m sure you do.

    • Douglas Quaid

      That display on the overpass is simply priceless! Those are the kind of people I want to go have a beer with!

    • Garrett Brown

      Where is this from? That’s epic!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I was wondering if it was still up.

  • Luca

    But it was okay for a black buffoon congresswoman in a cowgirl outfit to get up on center stage and blabber off about “Trayvon was hunted down like a rabid dog. He was shot in the street. He was racially profiled.”

    I didn’t see Holder telling her to shut up.

  • IstvanIN

    Leaks are the only way we get the truth.

  • Ograf

    Holder telling everyone he thinks someone is trying to change public opinion about the incident is like the frying pan calling the kettle black. Of course these people in Ferguson or any protesters would never ever try to sway public opinion .

  • Conrad

    Changes in local police departments are made at the local & state level. Not the federal. So Holder needs to shut up.

  • guest

    I thought Holder and his people were calling for “transparency” in August. I recall that being the word of the day for a while in Ferguson.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Here’s the answer:

      N * * * * *.

    • John

      And what is that object she’s holding in her left hand? It looks, for all the world, to be some sort of artificial phallus. Considering the poster in her other hand, that’s about 1/2 way appropriate.

  • ghettovalley

    If the facts that were released painted Mike Brown in a positive light I seriously doubt that he would have cared at all. I thought that this scumbag was stepping down anyway? What are you waiting for Mr. Holder? Get to stepping.

  • me

    Pot-Holder needs to shut up. Gawd, that hole needs to be cooling his hot head in prison.

  • paul kersey

    i think wilson will be indited

  • generalquagmyer

    White America to Holder: Shut up!

  • A Freespeechzone

    I’d bet that without the leaks of information—such as the video of the robbery, the cellphone audio, etc. that tend to validate Darren Wilson’s account of this situation, Obama and Holder would find some way to suppress this.

    After the embarrassment experienced by the Zimmerman trial, Obama and Holder are desperate to find an indictment and conviction of a White man who legally and rightly defended himself by invoking the God-given right to self defense.

    The truth to liberals, Obama, Holder and self-loathing liberal Whites is usually suppressed and modified to their agendas—NOT this time.

    • 1stworlder

      Gammergate is also a major failure for the leftists.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Gamergate? Or something else?

  • Visceral

    Go Ferguson police dept!!! Keep them media leaks a’comin! Tell it how it is Fightin’ Whities!!

  • MBlanc46

    Pot calling the kettle black?

  • RacialRay

    What difference do the leaks make? If the officer is acquitted, they will riot in anger. If the officer is indicted, they will riot in celebration. Its simply what “Holder’s people” do.

    • DonReynolds

      The rioters demand that the officer be charged with murder and given capital punishment……anything less, they will keep rioting. Plan accordingly.

  • withcaution

    “they’re trying to somehow shape public opinion about this case,”
    Pot calling kettle black?

  • Douglas Quaid

    Notice how the cries for “a serious conversation about race in America” evaporate whenever it comes to dealing with simple facts?

    Fact: Turns out evidence supports Darren Wilson’s claim that the gentle giant attacked him as he tried to exit his police vehicle. (As evidenced by gentle giant blood on the cruiser door)

    Response: “Shut up!”

    The “conversation” can never leave the parameters of the predetermined narrative.

    • Rick O’Shea

      “White people are cowards who won’t have a real discussion about race with us blacks” is code for “Even though we’ve got 70% of you whites sucking up to us and locked in a permanent state of white guilt and perpetual apology, based on a fantasy narrative of history and the present, we don’t like the fact that you other 30% aren’t doing so yet, and that even those who are aren’t doing it loudly, constantly, or pathetically enough.”

      Their “conversation” consists of whining and us accepting their narrative. They’re the ones with an entire enormous continent on the other side of the world where their population is exploding. We’re the ones losing every country, state, and city we built to them and those like them.

      The honest conversation is “you brown people breed too much, and are too violent, and it was a mistake for us to ever permit you within our lands. Get out.”

  • DonReynolds

    I cannot think of any reason why the Attorney General of the United States would even think of any individual police department in any of the fifty states, much less whether the police chief is being replaced or not. That is completely a local matter, decided by the city council and mayor of that town or city, and does not require ANY Federal assistance or input or approval. Since he is leaving, should he not focus on clearing off his desk and calendar?

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Privileged people do what they want to do rather than what they have to do or what they should do. They call it work, but I don’t see the connection.

      • DonReynolds

        I am certain there is plenty of work for the Attorney General to do. After all, it is a full-time position. Either he refuses to do his work or he has someone else doing his homework for him. In either event, why does anyone need Eric Holder in that job?

    • mikekingjr

      I can think of one reason: he be blacks.

  • Lionel Hutz

    When/if the highly trumpeted demise of the republican party occurs, it will be decades after the end of that of the democrat party, which will implode entirely when non-Black minorities realize that it is the party solely of Black interest.

    I wish this meant there were years of brightness ahead of us, but I doubt it.

    • mikekingjr

      ‘Fraid you be right.

  • Evette Coutier

    Because Holder fears the truth.

  • Rick O’Shea

    I actually wish nothing had leaked because I don’t want them calmed down. I want the full force of cat 5 when the announcement is made, because that would wake the most whites up.

  • “I think that somebody, these leakers, have made the determination that they’re trying to somehow shape public opinion about this case,”… “And that’s inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations, and especially grand jury investigations which are supposed to be secret.”

    Really?… i mean … REALLY? … This is almost something out of a comedy sketch.

    “We are currently investigating the possibility of holdout white slaveowners in the deep south, which we believe to be a high possibility, because cotton is still utilized in clothing. Also, white people are evil racist monsters.” (Then, three weeks later) “it has come to our attention that SOMEONE at fruit of the loom has been releasing information about a “civil war” and saying that “slavery is over” even making such frivolous claims as “we use farming equipment, machines and technology to pick cotton, not black slaves.” and I just want to tell them to STOPPIT! youre ruining my narrative! Waaahhhh!” *cue laughter and applause*

    This mental midget, unable to see the sheer hypocrasy of these statements, is the ATTOURNEY GENERAL of the U.S. …

    Stop the world, I wanna get off, its making me earthsick …

    • mikekingjr

      Please stay on board. We do need you, Sir.

  • guest

    AG Holder is mad about leaks? I happen to think his Justice Department can be irritated
    about information. An associate has been trying for many months under the Freedom of
    Information Act (FOIA) to get information about a yet mysterious research-connected
    plane wreck in December 1987 in Africa that killed members of an academic excursion
    from Texas. Can’t pry out anything. Also, an FOIA Request was made involving the
    head of the Milwaukee Project (a research project re increasing IQ, 1965-1972 ).
    Again..nothing. Many fact laden documents are in field offices and resident offices
    throughout the US. Yet the Holder DoJ wishes to receive FOIA Requests and handle
    them within the big dome in District of Corruption. This has all the efficiency and
    economy of scale of some Rube Goldberg contraption. The DoJ routine re FOIA
    from just Ralph and Mary Taxpayer is to make an eyeball roam of the room—what is
    outta sight is outta mind. One gets an FOIA “non response” that refuses to say whether
    documents relevant to the Request exist. It refuses to say that specific exemptions
    require documents otherwise relevant to be withheld. It just corrupts these two elements
    into sweeping “let’s get back to the coffee lounge” dismissals by saying there are no
    “responsive files”. Regarding complying with FOIA Requests, the DoJ has its right hand
    out of touch with its left hand.
    AG Holder hates “leaks” ? AG Holder hates illumination. And he heads an organization
    involving “Justice” (I wonder if AG Holder might be sublimated into being a stand up
    comedian? )

  • mikekingjr

    BE MAD, holder!!!! Hope your pinhead explodes right after I see the steam coming out of yo’ ears.

  • Garrett Brown

    Umad bro?

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Whoever gave this nagger his white DNA needs to be retroactively aborted.

  • Fed Up

    “shape public opinion about this case” — isn’t that what Liberals and Blacks have been trying to do since the shooting occurred. Trying to portray a drugged up Black felon attacking an officer going about his duty — as an innocent victim.

    Sorry, friends. I forgot. I understand we, the public, are never supposed to hold a negative opinion about Blacks. Doesn’t matter how foul a crime a specific Black has committed.

  • He is mad alright, (who ever is leaking the info is attempting to form public opinion) Dam it that is my job.. and no one is listening or believe me any more…Sorry Mr. holder, your credibility is in the negative now. I doubt that any thing your say would be truth let alone legal. You with your master, have drove a wedge so deep in the relations with your black community, Asians, Latino’s, and White people, tier of your one sided game. We all are, we see your true intentions. and you may have opened old wounds that healed 30 plus years ago. It will be a decades be for we become a united people again. Unless a very charismatic leader(s) appear in Washington., I don’t see any body that fits this.
    But as long as you prefer to blame and promote blaming that blacks are victims and promote the mob mentality, you are no man of law or Justus. You act as if this country has forced you to be,. no it did not. The U.S nor the White man started slavery we ended it,
    Please you should take your own advice, so this country can begin to heal. and just Shut Up and go away. Resign already and fade away. History will be the judge of you and your master. but I have a feeling it will not be that fettering for you.

  • Some Guy

    Exasperated: The cool new buzz word for black frustration with White Privilege.

  • John R

    So Eric Holder is complaining about leaks that might mold public opinion concerning an on going investigation? He thinks that we shouldn’t comment on an investigation until all the facts are in? Is he serious? Talk about THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE…..

  • SolStans

    Something tells me that Holder’s definition of an improper leak (releasing information that casts doubt on one of “his people”) will dovetail nicely with that National Science Foundation’s Truthy project’s definitions of “rumor” and “suspicious meme.”

    Google: NSF Truthy, if you want to see the future of speech control online.