Attorney General Holder apparently only selectively follows ethical rules governing what prosecutors can say about pending criminal investigations. Compare his comments on the Sestak scandal and the BP oil spill, only three weeks apart:



On Sestak (May 13) : "Attorney General Eric Holder would not comment Thursday on whether the Justice Department had launched an investigation into allegations of impropriety in the Pennsylvania Senate race. ... 'It is the Department's policy not to comment on pending matters, to say there is an investigation, to say there is not an investigation,' Holder later added."

On BP (June 1): "The U.S. Justice Department opened criminal and civil investigations into the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst in U.S. history. 'We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who has violated the law,' Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday. 'This disaster is nothing less than a tragedy.'"

So much for equal justice under law.

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