Justice Dept silent as Holder charges critics with racism Attorney General Eric Holder accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. When reached by The Daily Caller Monday morning, the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the attorney generals claims. Holder said some unspecified faction what he refers to as the more extreme segment is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the more extreme segment. This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, Holder said, according to the Times. Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that were both African-American.