Holder: Obama never asked me to consider dropping a case
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderSessions defends Lynch's use of an email pseudonym: 'I have a pseudonym' Holder: Sessions is ‘racially insensitive’ and ‘racially unaware’ Let's start giving media manipulation the attention it deserves MORE on Sunday fired back at a report that President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFederal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional on its face' FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock 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 RyanDem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me Two months later: Puerto Rico doesn’t have power, education or economy running again On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment MORE (R-Wis.) spoke out against it on Saturday.