Republican Prosecutor in North Carolina Targets Democrats

The U.S. attorney leading the investigations of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and former Gov. Mike Easley and his wife is a Republican who didn't expect to still have the job.

George Holding is the U.S. attorney for eastern North Carolina
and was asked by the White House in January to stay on the job
until a replacement could be named.

He hasn't confirmed either investigation, but subpoenas indicate his office is investigating Easley's travel and former first lady Mary Easley's $170,000 a year job at North Carolina State University.

Edwards has confirmed there is a federal review of his presidential campaign funds. The investigations have made Democrats hesitant to remove him now.

New Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan says Holding should get the chance to finish the investigations.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2009 at 01:52 PM
    Well, if he is he is doing it out of season, why thats for 2010 when democrat hunting season begins and this year will be a big year with no bag limit.....
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 17, 2009 at 03:07 PM
    I agree with OSOC, the headline is misleading. He is investigating wrong doing of Democrats, but the headline makes it sound like a vindictive witch hunt!
  • by mike Location: Hamilton on Jul 17, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    Easley and Edwards areboth crooks thats why they are being investigated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 17, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    Whatttttt? This ain't a republican thing, its about crooks and people who think they are above the law and us. The title sounds like vindictive behavior on the side of republicans. I am glad he is going after corrupt, money stealing politicians.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Jul 17, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    That tells me that the Haggard one has bought and paid for Mr. George.
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