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Attorney General Eric Holder; Perjury or Stupidity

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 26, 2013

The scandals coming out of the Administration grow by the day.  While the three basic scandals remain constant, Benghazigate, IRSgate and AP/Foxnewsgate, their cover-ups and related lies serve as amplifiers to the scandals.

Last week it was Atty. Gen. Eric Holder that got caught in the web.  On May 15 Holder was being questioned by the House Judiciary Committee’s Hank Johnson, Democratic Congressman from Georgia.  During Johnson’s questioning he asks Holder about prosecuting reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.  Holder’s response included: “You’ve got a long way to go to try to prosecute the press for publication of material.  A bit later in his testimony he continued: “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for disclosure of material, this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, of would think would be wise policy.

Holder’s comments are straightforward enough.  However, they do not match reality.  On Friday the Justice Department announced that the AG himself signed the search warrant for James Rosen’s emails under the Espionage Act, the law Nixon used to go after Daniel Ellsberg over the leak Pentagon Papers.  In addition, the Justice Department claimed in an affidavit to the Court that Rosen was “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”

Below is a video clip of Holder’s question-and-answer session with Congressman Johnson.  While the first five minutes of the exchange is entertaining given Johnson’s difficulty putting coherent thoughts together, the issue germane to this posting begins at about 4 minutes and 55 seconds into the video.

At the very least, Atty. Gen. Holder’s testimony shows incompetence, i.e. not knowing what documents he signs.  More than likely, it is perjury.  In either case President Obama should immediately fire the AG.



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