Holder Trims Drug-Prosecution Program He Praised


The Justice Department is eliminating 30 attorney positions from anti-drug trafficking task forces, scaling back a key program as the U.S. tries to combat Mexican cartels and stem the flow of weapons and illegal drugs across the border, reports MainJustice.com. The cuts involve the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force program, which Attorney General Eric Holder has called “”the strategic centerpiece of the Department's counter-narcotics effort.”

Michael Volkov, a former prosecutor in the program and former Republican congressional staff member, said, “Republicans are going to say, 'This is just another example of the permissive attitude of the Democratic party toward drug enforcement. It's unfortunate, and it sends the wrong message.”

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