Holder: Obama never asked me to consider dropping a case
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump, Putin meet under cloud of Mueller’s Russia indictments Eric Holder: Calls to abolish ICE are 'a gift to Republicans' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump denigrates NATO allies, floats 4 percent solution MORE on Sunday fired back at a report that President Trump asked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum 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.

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 RyanDems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia National Dems make play in Ohio special election Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (R-Wis.) spoke out against it on Saturday.