Cape Up Live: Eric Holder in Conversation with Jonathan Capehart
On Tuesday, February 27, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion writer and host of the “Cape Up” podcast, Jonathan Capehart.
They discussed the independent counsel investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and his view of the role of the federal government in criminal justice reform. They also talked about Holder’s work to reform what he calls the “biggest rigged system in America” through a national redistricting effort, and whether Holder has his eyes on a White House run in 2020.
Program Recap
In a wide-ranging interview at The Washington Post on Tuesday, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in on the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, detailed his anti-gerrymandering group’s latest efforts and outlined why he is not ruling out a 2020 White House bid.
Highlights
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder tells The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart about why he may be considering a White House bid in 2020. He said he has yet to make up his mind about running.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comments on the debate over whether a sitting president can be indicted.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comments on the February 14, 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and teachers dead.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder serves as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which seeks to create a comprehensive redistricting strategy. His group is suing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over his refusal to hold special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that the possible firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be “a total abuse of power.”
Speaker
Eric Holder
Former U.S. Attorney General; Chairman, National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Eric Holder served in the Obama Administration as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from February 2009 to April 2015. Holder currently serves as Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Interviewed by
Jonathan Capehart
Jonathan Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion writer at The Washington Post.
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