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Holder Probed for Perjury

Attorney General Eric Holder is under investigation by the House Judiciary Committee for possibly committing perjury during May 15 testimony in which he said he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury, according to The Hill.

Because, it seems he was associated with such potential prosecution. Soon after Holder’s testimony, news broke that Holder signed off on an affidavit that labeled Fox News reporter James Rosen a “co-conspirator” in a crime for obtaining classified information from a source.

Meanwhile, in what would appear to be the beginning of some serious damage control, The Daily Beast is reporting that once Holder read a Washington Post story revealing the Rosen affidavit he had signed, he began feeling “a creeping sense of personal remorse.”

Because as the Beast reports, Holder’s one of the good guys!

 “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified. And yet late last week even the progressive Huffington Post was calling for Holder to step down over the leaks furor.

It’s just he was under so much pressure!!

As an explanation, if not a justification, Justice officials say that the department’s leadership had come under withering pressure to investigate leaks from both within the intelligence community and Congress.

And he really wants to make it all better!

In an interview, Holder acknowledged that there was considerable room for improvement in how Justice handles leak cases, casting the episode as a kind of teaching moment for his department and himself.

I’d say after more than four years on the job, the time for teaching moments is over. If the learning curve is that steep, maybe it’s time to find someone who has prepared for test of being the attorney general by reading the First Amendment from start to finish.

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61 Responses to Holder Probed for Perjury

  1. LMAO. I DARE someone to ask ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ (who claims he went to Law School…?) what the definition of “perjury” is.

    Im a paralegal and I seem to know more about “US Law” & the “US Constitution” than Obama and anyone serving in this government.

    • “Perjury”: Anything with which I disagree or which causes me annoyance or fails to ENTHUSIASTCALLY support MY agenda. – (Defined by Barack Hussein Obama()

  2. OMG – a progressive with a “conscience” (“a creeping sense of personal remorse”) – let’s erect a friggin’ memorial to the *one time* that a liberal shows remorse for big government ruining someone’s life.

    My guess is that you’ll get no equal sense of remorse from the IRS as they bear down on your finances because your government doesn’t like your politics.

  3. “Look, Mr. Holder sees himself fundamentally as an elitist obfuscator, protector of his “people”, more of a network exec when it comes to silencing the opposition, a proven mechanic adept at using any and all tools — up to and including Executive Order– to hide the truth, a man proud of his servicing of our first “African American President” — and a guy who will bend any law to any extent in the furtherance of his prime directive”, said a friend of America who asked not to be identified.

  4. He lied. We know it, he knows it, everyone knows it.
    What we don’t know is why he lied; he knew his name was on the paperwork, he signed it. He didn’t forget because it was a big deal. Everyone in the DOJ knows that naming a journalist as a potential co-conspirator.is a big deal.

    Why did they lie about Benghazi, why lie about the IRS, about the secret EPA e-mails, why lie at all?
    What the heck is wrong with this administration?

      • Lies to cover up lies. Cover up……what and for whom? As if we didn’t know. It seems that age old lesson of telling the truth because it is easier to memorize has been lost on those within the circle. I just don’t see how Obama can continue to champion one of his liars in chief; how he can not ask for Holder’s resignation. How condescending to say that certain facts have to be withheld to protect the safety and security of our nation. We KNOW that.

    • If Holder is allowed to “investigate” Holder, we may as well jump to the conclusion right now. Here’s Holder at the press conference: “Guess what, folks? I’m innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever. I am not a crook, after all!”

      • This is where Boehner needs to step up to the plate. The chickens need their own special committee to investigate the fox and not allow the fox to investigate himself.

      • I think it was Brit Hume that said that this isn’t just the fox guarding the hen house. It’s asking the fox to go into the blood-spattered hen house and investigate what happened in there.

    • Why did he lie? Because he thought he’d never be caught. When the story starting coming out, he begged to get it squelched.

    • The ends justifies the means. Barry and all those who “serve” him lie because they know they can. They know everyone knows they’re lying. They don’t care. Lying isn’t bad when you’re doing it to serve a greater good. Since when have these people been made to be accountable for anything they’ve done?

  5. He should be arrested, tried before a jury of his peers and let them decide his innocence or guilt – if innocent – he can walk – write a book and hit the lecture circuit with former bosses Bill and Barack, and make a fortune – if found guilty, he needs to serve time in a Federal Corrections facility aka PRISON!!

  6. According to the Kübler-Ross model..Holder is still at Stage III level. There will be no justice unless and until he’s at Stage IV, wearing an orange jumpsuit and lives out his life at Stage V.

    Denial
    Anger
    Bargaining (the interview stage currently)
    Depression
    Acceptance

  7. i don’t know about you but anytime I hear someone is going to be ‘probed’, i immediately think of South Park.

    And yet that show is more sophisticated than anything that happens in Washington.

  8. “…maybe it’s time to find someone who has prepared for…being the attorney general by reading the First Amendment from start to finish.”

    snark-o-riffic, Keith!

    but you shouldn’t worry. I’m sure that once Eric Holder uncovers exactly what Eric Holder knew and when he knew it, Eric Holder will take the appropriate punitive actions and ensure that Eric Holder does not get away with anything.

    • Yeah, when Holder takes Holder’s deposition, no doubt Holder will tell Holder that he wasn’t be evil, he just made a mistake. Nah, these Marxists don’t make mistakes. Okay, he didn’t know what he was signing and it’s the fault of the FBI agent who wrote up the subpoena. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    • I find nothing snarky about this. Holder holds the Constitution of the United States In contempt. It is NOT snarky to call him to task on his beliefs!!!!!

    • Preezy Revenge will claim Executive Privilege and it will go away just like Fast and Furious did. Just like Benghazi and the IRS persecution of conservatives will go away without a select committee or special prosecutor. Makes me wonder just what kind of compromising evidence the cabal has on Bawling Boehner…

      • yep. then if we haven’t forgotten enough he will take some extravagant vacation so ‘we’ will focus on that and not these scandals

    • Yeah, why I’d like to get him under oath again and throw in some Fast and Furious questions too :D

      I couldn’t believe some of the articles/comments from the left, they honestly believe there are no scandals, just stuff FAUX NEWS is making up!!!!

  9. Eric Holder was named one of the “10 most corrupt politicians” by Judicial Watch in 2009,2011,2012.

    Obama was named one of the “10 most corrupt politicans” in 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

    Hillary was named one of the “10 most corrupt politicians” in 2006,2007,2008,2009,2012

    Susan Rice, 2012
    Steven Chu, 2012
    Kathleen Sebelius, 2012
    Harry Reid, several years in a row
    Jesse Jackson, several years in a row

    Of course there are more people on the lists but my point is that these are the people that are running OUR government and OUR White House and making the rules for YOU and ME.

    Very sad.

  10. Gosh, I love a headline in which someone gets probed. There was a time when the daily newspaper always had a probing headline — police probing storeowners, lawyers probing other lawyers.

    And now Holder is getting probed. What a life I have led!

  11. For giggles. From Iowahawk.

    David Burge @iowahawkblog

    Breaking: Eric Holder arrests self in DOJ sting; releases self after forgetting to read self Miranda rights

  12. Why hasn’t someone written to the New York State Bar Association and asked for Holder to be disbarred for this? He’d HAVE to leave office then.

  13. A picture is worth a thousand words. Drudge had a photo of Obama/Holder the other day – a two-headed snake. They are both poisonous!

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