The two leading associates of U.S. President, quarreled so that it almost came to blows - revealed the author of a book about the making of the White House Daniel Klaidman.
According to this publication, titled "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of Obama Presidency" at a conference at the residence of the president came to a violent confrontation between the Minister of Justiceas Obama's chief strategist .
Axelrod had a claim to Holder that the minister publicly complained that the White House interfere with the operation of justice. "That's nonsense!" - He had to say during an altercation. According to the book Klaidmana both men "split", a trusted adviser to Obama.
Allegation of political interference concerned the ways of combating terrorism, including use drones to kill terrorists in Pakistan and Yemen. The controversy resulted in the disclosure last week that Obama is personally managed by the attacks, referring to "the list of people to kill."
The accusation of political interference in the work of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice (which are connected) is particularly sensitive in the U.S. after the Watergate scandal in the 70s, and after a controversy with similar allegations against the White House under President George W. Bush.
"I am not Karl Rove" - he said Axelrod to Holder at the time of argument, bearing in mind the chief adviser of the former president, who pushed hard interrogation of terrorist suspects using methods recognized as torture.