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Report: Holder, Axelrod Nearly Engaged In White House Fisticuffs

YAHOO.COM - Attorney General Eric Holder nearly came to blows with political strategist David Axelrod after a Cabinet meeting in the White House, according to a new book by a Newsweek investigative reporter.

In Daniel Klaidman's "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency," excerpts of which were obtained by Politico's Mike Allen, Klaidman tells of a heated exchange between the two that almost turned physical in the West Wing.

Klaidman writes that Axelrod, then Obama's senior adviser, was "incensed" because he had heard that "Holder and his aides were spreading the word that he was trying to improperly influence the Justice Department."

"Axelrod, who knew all too well that even the hint of White Housemeddling with Justice Department investigations could detonate a full-blown scandal, had been careful not to come close to that line," Klaidman writes. click here to read more

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