In less than five months on the job, Mr. Holder al­ready has called into ques­tion the in­tegrity and in­de­pen­dence of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice. Mr. Ses­sions — who broke with a ma­jor­ity of his Se­nate Repub­li­can col­leagues on Feb. 2 by vot­ing in fa­vor of Mr.

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Sen. Jeff Ses­sions, Alabama Repub­li­can, gave a tongue-lash­ing to At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric H. Holder Jr. at a June 17 Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee hear­ing. Mr. Holder de­served it.

In less than five months on the job, Mr. Holder al­ready has called into ques­tion the in­tegrity and in­de­pen­dence of the Depart­ment of Jus­tice. Mr. Ses­sions — who broke with a ma­jor­ity of his Se­nate Repub­li­can col­leagues on Feb. 2 by vot­ing in fa­vor of Mr. Holder’s ap­point­ment to the job — detailed a dis­turb­ing list of the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s trans­gres­sions.

“I am dis­ap­pointed,” the se­na­tor said. “I think th­ese are very se­ri­ous mat­ters. When the Of­fice of Le­gal Coun­sel at­tor­neys told you some­thing was un­con­sti­tu­tional, I think I’m not happy that you ig­nored that and went around them. When se­cu­rity of­fi­cials came to you and said we should keep our in­ter­ro­ga­tion meth­ods con­fi­den­tial, And as the Amer­i­can peo­ple look to you to lead in the war against ter­ror­ism, you have re­mained too si­lent. You even granted the release of danger­ous

That’s not even men­tion­ing the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s in­fa­mous speech in which he said Amer­ica is “a na­tion of cow­ards” on racial mat­ters. Or his

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