Holder urges Justice Dept, FBI officials to 'be strong' in face of attacks: 'It will get worse'
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderHolder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’ William Barr's only 'flaw' is that he was nominated by Trump Protecting voices of all voters is critical to free and fair elections MORE (D) urged officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to "be strong" in the face of attacks.

"I said about 8 months ago that the actions and integrity of the men & women at DOJ/FBI would be unfairly questioned. It’s happening," Holder tweeted Sunday.

"And it will get worse. Be prepared, be strong. You have the support of millions committed to truth, justice and the defense of this nation."


His comments come after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' Acting AG Whitaker's wife defends him in lengthy email to journalist Watchdog: Thousands more migrant children separated from parents than previously known MORE on Friday fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists Trump: I never worked for Russia MORE, after an internal FBI office found that McCabe wasn't forthcoming during a review by the Justice Department's inspector general.

McCabe defended himself after his firing, calling his dismissal an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE then sent out a series of tweets attacking McCabe, his former boss and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story MORE and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the investigation into Russian interference. He also said McCabe's firing proved "there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State."

McCabe had long been on the receiving end of criticism from congressional Republicans and Trump. Trump touted his firing early Saturday, calling it a "great day for democracy."

On Saturday, Trump reiterated his claim that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

He said the Mueller probe should "never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime."

Holder on Saturday ripped the Trump administration for firing McCabe, calling the timing of the dismissal "cruel."