The initial three-month contract for former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H.
Long-term plans to keep Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, on contract to provide additional legal firepower against the Trump administration are still in the works.
Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) told The Times he planned to “move forward” in retaining Covington’s services indefinitely.
But Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) was less open-ended in discussing future work with the firm.
“We’re renewing the contract for a month,” Rendon said in an interview. “Then we’ll evaluate.”
Hiring Holder was an unorthodox, high-profile and very expensive move, signaling California legislators’ pugnacious stance toward the Trump administration even before the president was sworn into office.
The contract, which was initially set at $25,000 a month. This would explain, at least in part, why Legislators could’t afford to give women who buy tampons and diapers a tax break.
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