Holder: Obama never asked me to consider dropping a case
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderPavlich: The claim Trump let the mentally ill get guns is a lie Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map 36 people who could challenge Trump in 2020 MORE on Sunday fired back at a report that President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE to drop the federal case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying former President Obama never asked him to do the same.

“Number of times over six years that President Obama called and asked me to think about dropping a case: ZERO,” Holder tweeted Sunday.

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Holder was apparently responding to a report from The Washington Post on Saturday that said Trump previously asked Sessions about dropping the charges against Arpaio.

Advisers warned Trump against the move, and the president decided he would pardon Arpaio if the controversial sheriff were convicted, according to the report.

Arpaio was accused of racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County, Ariz., and was found guilty of criminal contempt after failing to follow a judge’s order to stop.

Trump pardoned the controversial sheriff Friday night, drawing criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Democrats overwhelmingly condemned the move, and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wis.) spoke out against it on Saturday.