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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 Holder (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.”

{mosads}His comments come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, 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 Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

President Trump then sent out a series of tweets attacking McCabe, his former boss and former FBI Director James Comey 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.”

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