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.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:
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.
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.
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