Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday took a jab at President Donald Trump following a report that he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to drop the federal case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, by firing off a tweet revealing how many times Obama 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 wrote on Twitter.
Number of times over six years that President Obama called and asked me to think about dropping a case: ZERO https://t.co/je7dhk7R28
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) August 27, 2017
The former Attorney General was responding to a report from The Washington Post on Saturday that said Trump previously asked Sessions about dropping the charges against Arpaio.
According to the report, advisers warned Trump against the move, and the president decided he would pardon Arpaio if the controversial sheriff were convicted.
Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt after failing to follow a judge’s order to stop racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Trump pardoned the disgraced sheriff Friday night, drawing criticism from both sides of the aisle.