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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Holder Busted Lying... Again

Last week, while testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Eric Holder told Senator John Cornyn that his predecessor - Atty General Michael Mukasey - knew about gun walking and did nothing to stop it. That is a demonstrably false statement that Holder has now had to retract. He made the charge in response to Cornyn's call for his resignation.

Here is an excerpt from a memo from Senator Chuck Graslley that details the retraction. Via Washington Examiner:
The Justice Department has retracted a second statement made to the Senate Judiciary Committee. During a hearing last week, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed that his predecessor, then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey, had been briefed about gunwalking in Operation Wide Receiver. Now, the Department is retracting that statement and claiming Holder "inadvertently" made that claim to the Committee. The Department's letter failed to apologize to former Attorney General Mukasey for the false accusation. This is the second major retraction the Justice Department has made in the last seven months. In December 2011, the Department retracted its claim that the ATF had not allowed illegally purchased guns to be trafficked to Mexico.
Here is the exchange between Cornyn and Holder in which the Attorney General made the original charge that he has since retracted.

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