Ron Hosko is a former assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters in Washington — the culmination of a distinguished 30-year career with the Bureau.
Hosko is now president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, whose mission is to protect law enforcement professionals by fighting for their legal rights.
The fight that Ron Hosko has just taken on — and taken to the highest levels of the federal government — is against his former boss. In a scathing letter written to President Obama and obtained by investigative reporter Katie Pavlich at townhall.com, Hosko accuses Eric Holder of polluting the Department of Justice with a highly politicized atmosphere and agenda.
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Hosko also charges Obama’s Attorney General with bringing a clear prejudice to his office, promoting an aggressive antagonism toward the law enforcement community.
As an example of Holder’s divisive and dangerous antagonism, Hosko cites the racially charged tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, where Holder personally injected himself into the conflict and the controversy between protestors and police.
This puts our communities at greater risk, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Hosko wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Townhall. “Your attorney general, Eric Holder, is chief among the antagonists.
Hosko’s lengthy letter to Obama also looks beyond Holder’s personal involvement in the Ferguson conflict, according to the Pavlich article:
“It won’t be long before the American people turn their attention to other matters. Long after Ferguson is forgotten, police officers across America will still remember the way their senior federal executives turned their back on them with oft-repeated suggestions that race-based policing drives a biased, broken law enforcement agenda.”
While this may be Hosko’s first time writing a letter to the president that’s highly critical of Holder, it’s not his first public criticism of the outgoing Attorney General. About a month-and-a-half ago, Hosko penned a biting opinion piece for foxnews.com on Holder’s politicizing of the Ferguson incident involving officer Darren Wilson:
What seems abundantly clear is that the leadership Department of Justice is unconcerned about Officer Darren Wilson’s legal fate, since it has already reached its own conclusions about what happened that night in Ferguson.
Unfortunately, politicization of what is supposed to be blind justice is hardly unusual in the Obama administration.
Clearly, this one-time top official at the FBI holds the Obama administration, and particularly Eric Holder, in very low regard:
The Obama administration is obviously turning its back on the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect our communities. Its politicization of our nation’s justice system only makes it more difficult for police to do jobs that are already dangerous and, too often, life-threatening.