The position of Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. In June 1870 Congress enacted a law entitled “An Act to Establish the Department of Justice.” This Act established the Attorney General as head of the Department of Justice and gave the Attorney General direction and control of U.S. Attorneys and all other counsel employed on behalf of the United States. The Act also vested in the Attorney General supervisory power over the accounts of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.
The mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to supervise and direct the administration and operation of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals Service, which are all within the Department of Justice.
The principal duties of the Attorney General are to:
Represent the United States in legal matters.
Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.
Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.
Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.
Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.
Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.
Just a few of the highlights of Holder’s time in office:
He changed the decision of voter intimidation of the Black Panther’s even though blatant intimidation was obvious and on video.
He ran an illegal gun running fiasco called Fast and Furious and then lied to congress when called to testify.
He refuses to investigate the IRS and their violating free speech of American citizens guaranteed by the first amendment.
He has refused to conduct other investigations where serious question of violation of law exists such as lying to congress. He would have had to investigate himself.
He has harassed different states of the United States for trying to enforce immigration and fair voting law.
He has blackmailed banks into paying huge fines for alleged wrong doing but has not brought an indictment against any of the individuals involved. These fines totaled more than $125 billion dollars.
He has aided and abetted Obama in violating the United States Constitution.
He has never acted as an Attorney General but always as a political hack for Obama.
It is hard to believe anybody worse than Holder could be nominated but somebody just as bad will be nominated