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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AG Eric Holder Investigated For Lies Told Under Oath To Congress About Attacking Free Press

By Susan Duclos

The House Judiciary Committee is launching an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath in his May 15, 2013 testimony, when he claimed "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy."

Video below is of the exchange with  Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), the quoted assertion above comes at the 5-minute mark.

It was subsequently reported by NBC and others, that Holder personally signed off on the warrant which labeled Fox News reporter James Rosen, "an “aider, abettor, and/or co-conspirator," for reporting information given to him by a source.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), the second-ranking Judiciary Committee Republican, told The Hill that Holder should resign.

He accused Holder of misleading the panel during the investigation of the Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, and again when he claimed to not know about the AP probe.

“As we saw in Fast and Furious and are seeing now, Attorney General Holder refuses to hold himself accountable,” he said. “He misled the Judiciary Committee under oath when he said he had not heard about Fast and Furious and he misled us again when he claimed to be unaware of the AP scandal. The head of DOJ should be someone the American people can trust. Attorney General Holder should resign.”

Not only did the NBC report contradict, then confirm, that Holder lied under oath in his testimony, but Barack Obama has charged Holder with investigating the wrongdoings to which Holder was personally involved in.

Question to ponder: If Eric Holder would lie, under oath, to Congress, does anyone other than Obama, really trust him to investigate himself?