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 HolderFBI, Justice Dept plan to redact Russia documents despite Trump order for full declassification: report Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ Dem lawmaker jabs Trump call for transparency by asking for his tax returns 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."

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His comments come after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe Sessions in Chicago: If you want more shootings, listen to ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter MORE on Friday fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeCBS in talks for miniseries based on Comey book EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lands book deal 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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE then sent out a series of tweets attacking McCabe, his former boss and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe Comey: Mueller may be in 'fourth quarter' of Russia probe READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV 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."