Eric Holder warns GOP: 'Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated'

Eric Holder warns GOP: 'Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated'

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 Thursday warned congressional Republicans not to make any moves to remove special counsel Robert Mueller, saying such an attempt “will not be tolerated.” 

“Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned: any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated,” Holder wrote on Twitter. 

“These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party,” he said.

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Holder’s tweet comes as some conservatives have tried to discredit Mueller and his ability to lead the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff and Moscow.

Some Republicans have tried to capitalize on news that FBI agent Peter Strzok was taken off the Russia probe because he purportedly sent anti-Trump text messages during the presidential campaign as evidence of bias on Mueller's team.

Holder was attorney general under former President Obama.