Back at work on Absolved and looking for a particular quote to buttress a point in the narrative, I found this in Barbarossa by Alan Clark. It strikes me that folks like Eric Holder ought to consider the rougher edges ahead for them in their proto-tyranny.
From a purely executive standpoint (Himmler) was the most powerful man in Germany, but at this stage in the war, and his country's decline, Treuer Heinrich was a man of troubled mind. The extension of his domain from the SS, where all was tidy and the staff was (or had until lately seemed to be) obedient and loyal, to the rough and tumble of military affairs was proving to be a mixed blessing. For Himmler was in a field where new elements, hitherto outside his experience, were making themselves felt. . . There was also the prospect, novel and unwelcome, that he might be engaged with enemies who would actually be ABLE TO SHOOT BACK -- a development which opened all sorts of alarming possibilities.
"You're no daisy! You're no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high strung." -- Doc Holliday to a dead Johnny Ringo in Tombstone. Himmler post cyanide.