Former FBI Agent McCown’s Epic Letter to Holder-Authorship Confirmed!

Former FBI Agent McCown’s Epic Letter to Holder-Authorship Confirmed!

Summary of eRumor:  

A former FBI agent named K. Dee McCown wrote an open letter that claims Attorney General Eric Holder joined racial antagonists in politicizing the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The Truth:


It’s true that K. Dee McCown, a former FBI agent, penned this “epic” letter to Holder.

McCown worked as a special agent and supervisory agent for the FBI from 1997 to 2008. He focused on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal programs and hostage rescue. He has since transitioned to the private sector. tracked McCown down in Texas, and he confirmed authorship of the letter to Holder in an online message:

I am in fact the author of the letter to Mr. Holder and stand behind every word. It is time that we collectively push back and speak truth to power. Thank you and God bless.

McCown sent the open letter to Holder on December 28, 2014. It quickly went viral and appeared on websites, blogs and forwarded emails across the web. McCown is critical of the attorney general’s public response to the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the letter:

Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all (Mr. Holder) could muster was the following comment:

“The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”

So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Holder and McCown simultaneously worked at the Department of Justice at various times between 1997 and 2008. Holder served as deputy attorney general under President Clinton. He also briefly served as acting attorney general under President George W. Bush before John Ashcroft was confirmed.