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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Eric Holder: Oh, THAT Fast and Furious. Attorney General appears to have Committed Perjury

At a House Judiciary committee hearing back on May 3rd, Darrell Issa asked Attorney General Eric Holder when he first learned about Fast and Furious. Holder's response was that it had been over 'the last few weeks.' That usually means about 3 or 4 but Holder had testified in front of another committee on March 10th about the operation. Assuming that's when he first learned about it, he should have said, 'last several weeks.' Now, it appears that he should have said, 'about one year ago.' Thanks to emails obtained by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS, it looks like Holder committed perjury on May 3rd. Don't worry though, he has an explanation.

Via CBS:
New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."

Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.
At this point, the guy who has got to be feeling perhaps the most heat is Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer. With evidence that memos about Fast and Furious originated with him demonstrates he was very familiar with it. Based on that bit of information, have a look at Holder lying to Rep. Darrell Issa on May 3rd:

Here is how Attkisson ends her article:
The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee - he did know about Fast and Furious - just not the details.
That is simply not believable and if Breuer knows it's not true, he should come forward. Since the memos originated with him, it's obvious he can't use the same excuse Holder did.

To view the memos, CLICK HERE

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