Friday, June 08, 2012

Eric Holder Blatantly Lies To Congress - Again

Our Attorney General spent yesterday lying his head off to Congress. There's really no other way to put it,and it was a rare display of dishonesty and arrogance, even for Washington.

Let's start out with this link to a clip where Rep. Jason Chafetz (R-Utah)read excerpts from some of the e-mails they finally managed to get from the Department of Justice after months of stone walling. The e-mails openly discuss PR strategy on Fast and Furious, the sordid scandal that saw the Department of Justice allowing the purchase and illegal sale of over 2,000 weapons to Mexican Drug cartels. Few of these weapons have been accounted for, and the ones that have were used to commit at least 300 murders, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Holder simply lies to Chafetz,telling him the e-mails refer to a different operation called Wide Receiver, and continues to repeat that, even when Chafetz actually reads the e-mails and shows that they were talking about Fast and Furious and reference specific dates and incidents connected with it. Holder just says 'I disagree with your interpretation.'

Holder also admitted that the White House helped craft the Fast And Furious PR strategy:

“We [Holder, Axelrod and the White House] have certainly talked about ways in which we could deal with the interaction between the Justice Department and Congress — about ways in which we would,” Holder said in questioning before the House Judiciary Committee.

Virginia Republican Rep. Randy Forbes pressed Holder further by asking him if Axelrod, Obama’s re-election campaign and the White House were involved in crafting the DOJ’s policy for dealing with press. He said they were. “In terms of trying to get any message out that was consistent with facts and make sure it was done in an appropriate way, I’ve had conversations like that with people in the White House.”

Which leads top another question...why would the White House be helping to spin this..unless they were directly involved? It's one thing for a president to say something happened that shouldn't have, and that he's going to cooperate fully in getting to the bottom of it. It's quite another to plot how to package and stonewall it.

Representative Louis Gohmert( R-TX) responds...and grills Holder about two particularly juicy items. One of them is Holder's withholding of documents subpoenaed by Congress that were released under discovery during the infamous Holy Land Foundation Trial...yes, the one where Holder and the Obama Justice Department filed Declination of Prosecution briefs on most of the the individuals cited as unindicted co-conspirators in the first trial ( which ended in a conviction) and ended what was an open and shut case, essentially letting Muslim Brotherhood fronts like CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT off the hook, as well as their executives who were involved in material support for Islamic terrorism.

The second item is for him to ask Holder point blank if he ever went back to his office and demanded to know who signed off on Fast and Furious. Gohmert wants to know if Holder is any closer to finding out who authorized the operation. Holder claims he still doesn't know, and avoids the question of whether he's any closer to an answer.Of course Holder obviously couldn't answer the question truthfully without incriminating himself.

Then it's Chairman Darrel Issa's turn:

Issa continues demanding documents that Holder's refused to disclose. Issa specifically wants to know if he has prepared a list of documents which are responsive to the committee's subpoena, but have been withheld. And Holder... refuses to answer.

This is obscene - there's no other word for it - coming from an Attorney General of the United States, who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to it.

Given the speed at which these things work and given the Democrat's majority in the Senate, there's probably not time to impeach him, as Article II of the Constitution provides for.

But there is time to pursue a criminal indictment - and then offer Eric Holder immunity to rat out his boss so we can see what President Obama knew about Fast and Furious and exactly when he knew it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The man has no shame, no dignity, and least of all, no integrity.