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John Cusack bashes Obama and Holder via Twitter, calls them the “virtual president and AG”

Eric HolderActor John Cusack isn’t too thrilled with the American commander-in-chief or his top attorney this week.

The “High Fidelity” actor ripped President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder via Twitter Wednesday over their  lack of accountability over the controversy surrounding the seizure of phone records belonging to several Associated Press reporters and editors. Cusack’s tweets were part of a conversation between the actor and Jesselyn Radack, the National Secretary and Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project.

Holder announced earlier this week that he’s not sure how the Justice Department seized the phone records of Associated Press journalists occurred because he had previously recused himself from the investigation. He instead delegated Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole to be in charge of the decision to subpoena records from the press.

In later tweets to Radack, Cusack pointed out that Obama has run a virtual presidency because he’s gone out of his way to protect Wall Street financial firms, allow the “intimidation of press prosecuting whistleblowers at all time record rate,” permit the use of spying, kill lists and drones, and keep Guantanamo Bay open.

While Cusack is not a conservative by any means, this is not the first time he’s attacked the president this year. He called Obama “another Ivy League a**hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some sh**hole for purely political reasons” in an op-ed published on the blog Truthout. He also criticized Senate Democrats for their absence during Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) 13-hour filibuster in March.


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