There are countless lies to chronicle from both Barack Obama and Eric Holder but let's focus on one each. First, Obama is a liar when it comes to his denial that he was a member of the Socialist "New Party." Eric Holder is a liar when it comes to his May 3, 2011 testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee at which he said he'd learned about Fast and Furious for the first time "a few weeks" earlier. He later had to admit that he learned about the operation in February, more than a couple of months earlier.
Given that Obama lied about his membership in the "New Party" as well as the way he did it, with a vehement denial and smear of the person who levied the charge, the prospect that Obama is lying about anything, especially when he does so vehemently, should be on the table. After all, he lied about not being a socialist party member simply because it was politically expedient in an election year.
Now, to the videos. The first one is from today's press conference. Watch it all if you have time but fast forward to the 2:30 mark if you don't. This is where Obama suffers a bout of righteous indignation and tells the world that...
"...the notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive; it's wrong and people need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how people around me here approach this office..."Be sure to continue on to the Holder video after viewing this one...
Now, at this House Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3, 2011 Rep. Darrell Issa grilled Holder about operation Fast and Furious. During this exchange, Issa made it clear to Holder that Congress wasn't interested in looking at the straw purchasers who placed guns in the hands of drug cartels; he was looking at the leadership in Holder's Justice Department. Here is part of Holder's response (6:40 mark):
"...I'm going to take great exception to what you just said. The notion that somehow or other this Justice Department is responsible for those deaths that you mentioned, that assertion is offensive."In light of what we now know, Holder is no longer making such an argument. Issa has copies of wiretap applications in his possession that prove Holder's being offended is unwarranted, righteous indignation (see Obama above).
To wrap this all up, consider that the New York Times article from last week specifically cited more than 30 White House sources when writing about much of the sensitive national security information in question.
Via Hot Air:
The Times claimed to have spoken to three dozen current or former advisors about Obama’s role in the process. Hard for me to believe that all of them were eager to talk, but between quiet encouragement from the White House and/or the “here’s what I already know” rap from the reporter, they probably ended up feeling obliged.Hot Air goes on to cite a POLITICO story that quotes NYT's managing editor as saying the White House had nothing to do with leaking the information. Ok, this necessarily means that either the authors of the May 29th New York Times article lied or the paper's Managing Editor is lying.
Don't you find it offensive that the New York Times, Eric Holder and Barack Obama are all liars?