Washington - Newsweek Reporter Interrogates AG Holder About Menorah
Washington - Ace investigative reporter Michael Isikoff of Newsweek used his minute with Eric Holder at the Justice Departmentâ€™s crowded holiday party last night to interrogate the Attorney General about the number of candles in the Hanukah menorah.
According to Isikoff, there should have been six, not five, candles in the menorah that was on display in the Attorney Generalâ€™s conference room, along with other symbols of religious faiths. We were unable to hear Holderâ€™s answer and may have to file a Freedom of Information Act request to get to the bottom of this issue.
In the Justice Departmentâ€™s defense, there appears to be some disagreement about how many candles should have been lit.
Our friend Al Lengel, author of the law enforcement Web site Tickle the Wire, emailed us: â€śThere were supposed to be 8 candles last night. 7 regular and one is called the shammus candles.. the first night you start out with 2.. the shammus candle is the one high candle. the rest are usually on the same level.â€ť
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