IF you get Kevin Kiley’s email updates – there was a theme, he was consistently asking questions about the constitutionality and lack of transparency surrounding the $25K a month contract given to Eric Holder. Eric Holder was the Attorney General of the US, and a former Black Panther who seemed to inflame riots and racial tensions as AG.
The Democrat Leadership of the State Legislature hired Eric Holder to fight Trump, symptomatic of democrat leaders everywhere in the throes of anguish, denial and rage over the victory of Donald Trump.
Kevin Kiley had repeatedly made inquiries of the State Government that were ignored. It appeared that Mr. Kiley (an Attorney in his own right) was preparing to sue the State Government over their stonewalling. What is key here is that the Assembly, of which Kiley is a member is the side that cancelled the contract.
The democrats fellow trump-hating paper of record the Sacramento Bee offered this following eulogy:
The California Assembly will not renew its contract with Covington and Burling, the law firm of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who Democratic legislative leaders enlisted earlier this year to help craft legal strategy to oppose Trump administration policies.
“We have received valuable guidance from Covington & Burling over the past four months. We will continue to seek their guidance as the need arises,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said in a statement Thursday.
Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, announced the $25,000-a month contract with Holder’s firm in January.
Dan Reeves, de León’s chief of staff, said the Senate will maintain a contract with Convington and Burling.
“Covington’s advice and guidance has been very valuable to the Senate in responding to the Trump’s administration’s sustained attack on California’s policies and values,” Reeves said. “We currently have a number of ongoing projects with Covington and plan to continue that valuable relationship.”
Reeves said the duration and cost of the contract is still being negotiated and he expects to have more details in the coming weeks.
Editor’s note: This post was updated at 12:55 p.m. June 1, 2017 to include the comment of Dan Reeves.