Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eric Holder slips under the bus in 3, 2, 1...

Christopher Coates has agreed to testify before the Civil Rights Commission on Friday. Ten months ago he was instructed by DOJ officials to disregard a subpoena asking him to give testimony regarding the New Black Panther voter intimidation case that was dismissed earlier this year.
"In a dramatic development that could shake the political leadership of the Justice Department, career lawyer Christopher Coates has sent a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights offering to testify Friday on matters related to the controversial New Black Panthers voter-intimidation case."
"Christopher Coates, the award-winning former chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division, was subpoenaed by the Commission to testify about the case. He was subsequently instructed by DOJ officials to ignore the subpoena. Within the past hour, commissioners were informed that Chairman Gerald Reynolds had spoken with Coates and that the chairman would reconvene the Commission’s ongoing hearing on Friday at 9:30 a.m. to hear Coates’s testimony." (h/t pajamas media)

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