Thursday, December 8, 2011
Fast to lie and too Furious to apologize - Eric Holder
House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley sent Holder a letter in May 2011 asking for details about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF operation that sent thousands guns to Mexican drug cartels. Tax money may have been used to purchase the guns  Grassley and Issa, "have urged Holder to cooperate and turn over subpoenaed records that would reveal the scope of the government coverup."  In October 2011, documents were released that indicated Holder was sent memos in regards to Operation Fast and Furious in 2010, contradicting Holder's sworn testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in which he said he was unaware of Operation Fast and Furious until April 2011. In response, Lamar Smith, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to President Obama, requesting the appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate whether Holder committed perjury by lying to the committee while under oath.  More than 40 congressmen have called on Holder to resign because of Fast and Furious.  Holder did not apologize to the family of murdered agent Terry until after congress pressured him to do so.
Yesterday he blames the republicans for playing politics and said he will not resign. The fact that he is so confident he can ride this through shows his close friendship with the President. Clearly Mr Obama is not putting any pressure on him. He knows this will drag out as long as the administration refuse to own responsibility. He knows he will be back on the same chair many more times, yet, he seems to think he can deny his way out of this mess.
via Hannity Fox last night
HANNITY: Well, that's the amazing thing, as the attorney general said today that this very thing that he once bragged about is now going to fuel a crime wave for years to come. Now, if that in and of itself is not an admission. And that of course, "Lying is just an intention, I didn't intentionally lie it just depends on my motivation about lying, but I lied to you but my heart was in the right place." I can't imagine that flying in a court of law or before a grand jury.
ISSA: Well, absolutely. And of course, he resisted being sworn in today, which would limit the perjury question as to his own false testimony. But you know, one of the other things he said straight up is no one lied to Congress and no one lied in that letter that came to us that's had to be withdrawn because it was factually incorrect. It's just not true and the very e-mails that we have show that. And more importantly, whistle-blowers are coming forward. They are printing out over at Justice various e-mails and other documents and they are starting to get us to our committee because they realize that what is being withheld is simply wrong.
Let us be reminded, as he sits there and lie, people continue to die from all the unaccounted guns that "walked" because of him and his friends.