Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?

posted at 10:01 am on May 24, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

That’s the question asked by Katie Pavlich and Jim Hoft after the revelation that Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the application for a warrant on Fox News’ James Rosen as a potential co-conspirator in espionage.  Last week, under relatively friendly questioning from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) about the Department of Justice seizure of Associated Press phone records, Johnson asked about the potential to prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.  “You’ve got a long way to go to try to prosecute the press for publication of material,” Holder responded.  Later, though, he returned to the topic unbidden, emphasis mine (at the 5-minute mark):

In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.

As it turns out, Holder not only heard of it, he personally approved it.  The warrant in the Rosen case specified that he was considered a potential suspect in the leak of classified material, the reason that the DoJ didn’t bother to follow the existing Watergate-era statute in coordinating the records request with Fox News.  And note that Holder’s testimony in this case wasn’t produced by some sophisticated perjury trap sprung by a Republican, but as a freely-offered representation to no particular question during the question period of a Democrat.

There is no other way to view this except as a lie.  Even if Holder wasn’t under oath, that would constitute a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.  It certainly should produce at least a resignation, and almost assuredly would require the appointment of a special prosecutor, especially since the next person down in the organization, James Cole, is suspected of doing the same thing with reporters.

Update: Looks like a wide bipartisan consensus has formed for Holder’s resignation. The Huffington Post wants him gone, as does Esquire. A resignation at this point is probably not enough, either, if the House decides that further action is required after this false representation on a key issue.

Update: According to Guy Benson and Gabriel Malor, Holder was under oath:

I couldn’t recall this when I wrote the post, even though I watched most of that hearing.  That, of course, puts a charge of perjury on the table.

Update: Jennifer Rubin independently reached the same conclusion, and notes the specificity in the warrant application of Rosen’s status as a suspect:

First, the affidavit (paragraph 45) asserts that DOJ exhausted all means available to get the material from Rosen’s e-mails and phone, and “because of [Rosen's] own potential criminal liability in this matter,” asking for the documents voluntarily would compromise the integrity of the investigation. Moreover, the affidavit asserts that the “targets” of the investigation (including Rosen) were a risk to “mask their identity and activity, flee or otherwise obstruct this investigation.” It is highly questionable whether Holder believed any of that to be true. (Really, he imagined a Fox News reporter would flee the country? He thought Rosen would don a disguise?) Was the affidavit a sort of ruse to get Rosen’s records (or later to pressure his cooperation)? Did Holder intentionally mislead a judge when he signed off on the affidavit? That is worth exploring.

Indeed, along with the question of perjury in Congressional testimony.

Update: The Right Sphere‘s RB makes a good point:

I’m sure Holder and his allies will say that they never intended to prosecute Rosen, but that’s 1) not the point and 2) even worse. If that’s their defense, they knowingly lied to the judge who would, hopefully, reject the request if they admitted it was just a fishing expedition for information.

They’re stuck. Either he (by signing the request for the records) lied to the judge or Holder lied directly to Congress.

I hadn’t thought about that, but RB is right.  Either Holder misrepresented the DoJ in a court filing, or he lied to Congress, and arguably he did both.  Either one should get Holder disbarred, at the least.

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What difference does it make?

ORconservative on May 24, 2013 at 10:05 AM

As it turns out, Holder not only heard of it, he personally approved it.

He also gave himself an out, saying he didn’t remember all of the subpoenas he signed. He must have “forgotten” about this one.

farsighted on May 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I’ll go out on limb here and say yes…

major dad on May 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Laws do not apply to progressives. They have overtaken the system.

Vote with a bullet.

ClassicCon on May 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Same old, same old

Philly on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Holder will investigate himself and find that no crime was committed.

Bishop on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

There is no other way to view this except as a lie. Even if Holder wasn’t under oath, that would constitute a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Right, which is why he NEEDS TO BE IN JAIL!

The law is intended for precisely this purpose. HOLDER MUST BE JAILED.

First he is in contempt of congress and now he has openly lied to them. Are we a nation of laws OR NOT?

dogsoldier on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I would expect nothing less.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Holder will investigate holder
-obama

cmsinaz on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I only need to know one thing….were his lips moving?

Ditkaca on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?

Yes.

Next question?

bgibbs1000 on May 24, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Lies mean nothing to this administration and its worshipers. They know the MSM has their back; in spite of this temporary act of journalism. Having the media on your side trumps the truth.

NotEasilyFooled on May 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM

And note that Holder’s testimony in this case wasn’t produced by some sophisticated perjury trap sprung by a Republican, but as a freely-offered representation to no particular question during the question period of a Democrat.

Yeah, but isn’t Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) just an Uncle Tom who’s really not down with the cause?

BuckeyeSam on May 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM

“I am not a crook”

Enjoy your Nixon karma libs.

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Did Hank Johnson just capsize Eric Holder?

forest on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Doesn’t matter in the least. He will be “pressed” on this, say it was a slip of the tongue, say he’s really sorry, and everyone will move on.

And the BS continues on in all levels of our illustrious government.

Gatsu on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Are we a nation of laws OR NOT?
dogsoldier on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Well that kind of depends on which side you are on. We are a country where some pigs are more equal than others. BO and his cronies are above the law.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Last week, under relatively friendly questioning from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) about the Department of Justice seizure of Associated Press phone records

Hank Johnson was apparently concerned that if the DOJ had too many journalist phone records, it might “tip over and capsize.”

steebo77 on May 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Jinx Bishop

cmsinaz on May 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Barry likes liars.

GarandFan on May 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

The real question is whether Holder’s ego can resign amidst scandal or whether Obama’s hubris doesn’t care how many people want Holder to go.

beatcanvas on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Holder/Weiner in 2012!

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Holder will investigate himself and find that no crime was committed.

Bishop on May 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

^^Not parody.

Fenris on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Holder is indeed guilty of perjury in making that statement. But nobody will pursue it.

The American people realize both the White House, Department of Justice and the IRS are out of control. They have been used in a dastardly way to destroy our way of life and our citizens. They have been engaged in overtly political and criminal activity at the direction of this administration.

What do we get in return from those we elected? Hearings designed to maximize the political value instead of prosecute offenders, remove the perpetrators from office and reform central issues such as our tax system.

The entire circus disgusts me.

Marcus Traianus on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

They all lie, unless someone is punished this is immaterial. Resignation is not a punishment btw, it is a reward.
What I said a few days ago, unless there is a seriousness about cleaning this mess up, these hearings are a waste of time.
Holder lies, the IRS chick takes the 5th.
All I see is wasted time.

ORconservative on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Serious question… Was he under oath?

LtGenRob on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

There is no other way to view this except as a lie.

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Man I’m begining to think these guys aren’t so smart after all. They appear to be your typical power hungry dumb ass liberal politicians getting caught doing stupid and illegal stuff.

DanMan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

If the LSM were journalists instead of administration stenographers, Holder would already be in prison, being shagged daily by guys with names like Big Bubba and Jamal.

TXUS on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Well that kind of depends on which side you are on. We are a country where some pigs are more equal than others. BO and his cronies are above the law.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM

All the Socialists appear to be above the law. It sickens me. Why should anyone obey the law if there are those among us immune to it?

dogsoldier on May 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Serious question… Was he under oath?

LtGenRob on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

No…so no perjury or trial, but it is normally reason for resignation, lying to a senate committee is not embraced by either party.

right2bright on May 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

You know what congress should do? They should hold Eric Holder in contempt. (I know I do.)

rogaineguy on May 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Didn’t he pretend during the F&F scandal that he didn’t read all of the e-mails/memos concerning the gun running operation, therefore should not be responsible for knowing the contents of those memos? Holder is full of shit. He’ll just claim he didn’t read what he signed. Try telling that to your bank when you default on a loan and see how understanding they are.

change is for suckers on May 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

We are like the lottery player that just knows that this is the winning ticket. Week after week we play and just know this is our winning ticket. The problem is that it never is but, the possibility that it may be keeps us playing. We have one of the most corrupt administrations in the history of this country. Every week brings a new thing that we just know will bring them to account. Doesn’t happen and never will but, we still hang on hoping this will be the one.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

But I’m sure he’s been telling the truth about everything else.

forest on May 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

This is how Holder is going to explain this away.

[Holder]“When is said ‘This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy’, I was telling the truth. We were never going prosecute Mr. Rosen or any other journalists. I would never consider that good policy.”

[Congress]: But you said you recused yourself. How do explain that?

[Holder]: Oh thats easy, you’re racist.

It’s coming folks, just like Clinton’s “it depends on what your definition of “is” is.” and then the finger wag.

WisRich on May 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Bill Clinton’s felony perjury was punishable by up to three years in prison. He’s now a Rock Star with a 71% favorability ranking, which is 19 points higher than O’bama’s is.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Yes, many times.

JimK on May 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

so lying to yourself is supposed to be our reality? Like Trey Gowdy said the other day, your problem is you think those listening are as stupid as you.

DanMan on May 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

“Possible,” but not likely. It would be “possible” if his sorry ass wasn’t always getting called before Congress to testify about one underhanded thing after another. FYI–relying on the argument that you “misremembered” something is not a winning argument.

change is for suckers on May 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy. – Holder

Unfortunately, I do not think this is a lie.
Gotta think like like a lawyer here.

Statement was in regards to “disclosure” of information.
Holder’s action regarding Rosen had to with “procurement” of information. That is, getting it. Not “disclosing” it.

And yes, I do think he is capable of using this argument.

Jabberwock on May 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Serious question… Was he under oath?

LtGenRob on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

With all due respect to those above, some sources think he was under oath.

If this information at NBC News is accurate then Eric Holder lied to the Judiciary Committee last week under oath. Karl Rove pointed this out tonight on FOX News. This is a very serious development.

UPDATE: Karl Rove told Greta Van Susteren that Holder lied under oath to Congress.

Source:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-holder-caught-lying-to-congress-on-phone-records-investigation-video/

IlikedAUH2O on May 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Helium legislation?
Must be aimed at keeping Guam afloat.
Hank Johnson is seriously retarded.

justltl on May 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?

Does a bear poop in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? Is nonpartisan a brainless idiot?

GWB on May 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Holder is indeed guilty of perjury in making that statement. But nobody will pursue it.

Marcus Traianus on May 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

But Scooter Libby could be prosecuted for failing to remember a phone call.

Bitter Clinger on May 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

What difference does it make? The election is over, the desired result obtained and the Democrats always take care of their own. Just remember, Duke Cunningham is in jail, cold cash Jefferson is still out and about.

bflat879 on May 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Holder/Weiner in 2012!

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

ROFL! (Everything I can think of to add to that is not gonna be appropriate for this web site…)

apostic on May 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Does the White House live in the real world? I don’t think so. They just won an election they had no business winning telling lies from Romney being a felon to Benghazi was about a video tape. Why would they think they have to come clean about anything? I am not saying that is a good thing but let’s remember something Rush has said and the Obama people including Obama already know.

They can just deny the most outrageous crimes and no one in this politically correct world will challenge the first black Messiah (President)

Its a political cult and I don’t know what could break it.

Conan on May 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Looks like a lot of frog-marching looming in the near future…

Karmi on May 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

If Hank Johnson is the catalyst to get rid of Holder…

That. Is. Awesome.

budfox on May 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

This guy needs to be made an example of. He and his boss have willfully thwarted the laws and constitution of the US for years. Both Steadman and POTUS have legal backgrounds. They know what they are doing is illegal. At this point I don’t give a d–n if this causes civil unrest. Bring it! NO ONE is above the law, not ever the POTUS and his AG. Just because you happen to have some extra melanin in your epidermus doens’t make you immune to the laws that the rest of us have to follow. Nixon at least had enough class to resign. We are going to have to remove Holder with a crowbar and I know just where I’m going to insert it.

neyney on May 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Eric Holder has broken more laws than Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

steebo77 on May 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Of course he lied.His entire life is a lie.

docflash on May 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Bill Clinton’s felony perjury was punishable by up to three years in prison. He’s now a Rock Star with a 71% favorability ranking, which is 19 points higher than O’bama’s is.

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Have you heard his press coverage? “The lat time we had a budget surplus and peace in the world..here is a man the American public would reelect in a heartbeat…he has done so much, even with other former Presidents, to elp folks the world over…and President Clinton had his scandals, but they amounted to nothing…”

Other nations with a corrupt press at least had the sense to be miserable and cynical.

Not America!

What a country!

IlikedAUH2O on May 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Didn’t Holder tell Congress that he had recused himself from this issue because of prior involvement? Or am I confusing the scandals?

ProfessorMiao on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Holder/Weiner in 2012!

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Shouldn’t Weiner be the Top of that ticket?

ElectricPhase on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

There is no other way to view this except as a lie.

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

That’s true; memory is a very tricky thing. Why, just the other day I ran a red light, hit somebody, totaled their car and sent them to the hospital. Of course, I drove away from the scene as quickly as possible. Later that day the police came by and arrested me! Imagine my chagrin, I had forgotten all about the incident. I still can’t remember much, but a passerby has me on video tape speeding away, so maybe it actually happened. It doesn’t sound likely, because I would never do anything like that, luckily I’m out on bail. I’m sure it will all be straightened out when I talk to my friends in city government.

Fenris on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

ClassicCon on May 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM

This.

HomeoftheBrave on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

There is no other way to view this except as a lie. Even if Holder wasn’t under oath, that would constitute a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. It certainly should produce at least a resignation, and almost assuredly would require the appointment of a special prosecutor, especially since the next person down in the organization, James Cole, is suspected of doing the same thing with reporters.

No, no, NO, damnitall, these people cannot simply be allowed to *RESIGN*. My f*cking head is going to explode here, NO!

Midas on May 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

OT ~ Per yesterday’s President Drone-on’s speech on drones:

Jim Hoft notices and INC tips it in:

“Deranged or alienated individuals often US citizens or legal residents can do enormous damage. Particularly when inspired by larger notions of violent jihad. That pull towards extremism tends to have led to the shooting at Fort Hood and the bombing of the Boston Marathon.”

Albeit with some fancy parsing, the CIC finally admitted it. The DOD should award those Purple Hearts and full benefits to survivors.

INC on May 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Any rumblings out there regarding this?

Fallon on May 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Holder/Weiner in 2012!

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I don’t know, I kind of prefer the ticket to be Weiner/Holder 2016. Who better than a dick to follow the current occupant of the White House?

TXUS on May 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Man I’m begining to think these guys aren’t so smart after all. They appear to be your typical power hungry dumb ass liberal politicians getting caught doing stupid and illegal stuff.

DanMan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Keep anyone talking (or writing enough) and they either get a brain lock or lie and don’t realize it.

Remember Governor Palin and Couric? I hear Couric had her for hours.

Another campaign expert said (of that situation) that “The staff can’t allow things like that. Unless the staff wants to ruin the person…”

IlikedAUH2O on May 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Holder/Weiner in 2012!

Limerick on May 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Shouldn’t Weiner be the Top of that ticket?

ElectricPhase on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I was thinking you could sell more bumper stickers with Weiner-Holder on them.

Fallon on May 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

The day your average citizen gets to use this excuse to not go to jail for a crime they committed, or in an IRS audit as a ‘whoops’ and not have to pay fines/interest, go to jail or have other penalties, etc – let me know. Because until then, then *these* motherf*ckers had damn well better incur some *real* f*cking penalties.

Midas on May 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Does Holder ever tell the truth?

onlineanalyst on May 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

NOTHING will happen to Holder

He will resign in peace

Until the sheeple demand justice…he will walk…fortunately for the Obama Admin….the majority of the people know nothing of what’s going on with anything and don’t care

Low Information Voters = 50-65% of the population

LordMaximus on May 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Are you trying to tell us you “misremembered Harvard Law?

katy the mean old lady on May 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Is this the same Eric Holder that has been held in contempt of Congress..? Why yes, I believe it.

d1carter on May 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Midas on May 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Yep, yep, yep.

change is for suckers on May 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Seriously WTF.

And another thing – why is every journo out there – both left & right – PUSSY FOOTING around about O’s involvement in scandalpalooza?? Everyone ” uh, I want to say this does not mean the President actually knew or directed anything blah f-ing blah.

Why can’t someone stand up and write: O most likely gave the direct marching order for ALL OF IT. Does anyone actually think he didn’t?

F&*$ing disgusting.

LetsBfrank on May 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Holder thought that they said he must take an oaf before Congress. He say Hank Johnson there and knew he was good on that.

oldroy on May 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Eric Holder-

the Foghorn Leghorn of DC

“I better not check, I just MIGHT be in there”

ToddPA on May 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Are you trying to tell us you “misremembered Harvard Law?

katy the mean old lady on May 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

No, he remembers quite well his fabrications concerning Harvard Law.

NotCoach on May 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Even the very popular & liberal Huffintonpost.com is very down on Holder

Time for Obama to get another sycophantic Sgt. Schulz.

Chessplayer on May 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM

This is, as Reese Witherspoon would say, BEYOND.

Why is every journo out there – both left & right – TREADING LIGHTLY around about O’s involvement in scandalpalooza?? Everyone ” uh, I want to say this does not mean the President actually knew or directed anything blah blah blah.

Why can’t someone stand up and shout: O most likely gave the direct marching order for ALL OF IT. Does anyone actually think he didn’t?

It’s disgusting.

LetsBfrank on May 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM

That was a long time ago.

BallisticBob on May 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Apologies for double post. Thought the first was rejected due to, uh, my outburst.

LetsBfrank on May 24, 2013 at 10:39 AM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6m

Lois Lerner is Washington’s walking, talking middle finger aimed at American taxpayers.

davidk on May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Yes! Holder lied to Congress, but it’s not the first time nor will it be the last.

The parsing will go something like “Rosen was not actually prosecuted, only investigated, therefore my statement was completely accurate”. Holder will be asked to resign only if he becomes too politically inconvenient, not for anything he has said or done. And if he were to resign, it would be to become the VP of Legal Affairs at Citibank or Goldman Sachs.

pilsener on May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Didn’t Holder tell Congress that he had recused himself from this issue because of prior involvement? Or am I confusing the scandals?

ProfessorMiao on May 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

He recused himself from the AP’s records grab. This is in relation to the investigation of James Rosen of Fox News.

Bitter Clinger on May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

No way… If he provably lied to congress resignation isn’t enough. There must be actual punishment.

Skywise on May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

So, basically we lucked into some false testimony. Not due to investigative prowess and skill, or unrelenting determination, but accident.

Not that it matters. Liberals just have to remember two sentences, “Mistakes were made.” or “I misspoke.” That covers pretty much everything. Honestly, I don’t know why they need to spend so much money on big shot lawyers. Just remember two sentences, fer cryin’ out loud. Oh right, they like wasting money.

Dongemaharu on May 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

The odds on answer to the question, “Did Eric Holder lie…?” is always a resounding yes.

Akzed on May 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Scooter Libby anyone? Libby? Libby?

djaymick on May 24, 2013 at 10:41 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I seem to “recall” this is what happened to one, Scooter Libby.

But you wanted him in jail right?

ToddPA on May 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

lame-O.

itsspideyman on May 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?

Yes, but…

you must understand his intention is noble.

nonpartisan on April 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Resist We Much on May 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

get him back under oath and

1) demand his resignation or face impeachment
2) ask him if Obama knew
3) tell him if he answers 2) truthfully, he will not be prosecuted. if he is found to be lying, he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

crrr6 on May 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM

And in other news a recent poll shows 47% of Americans approve of the President’s job performance. The remaining 53% are being audited by the IRS.

BeachBum on May 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

it’s possible he misremembered. memory is a tricky thing, sometimes we are tricked ourselves by our memories because of what we’d like to remember.

nonpartisan on May 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

18 USC § 1621 – Perjury generally

Whoever—

(1) having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true; or

(2) in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true

is guilty of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. This section is applicable whether the statement or subscription is made within or without the United States.

Resist We Much on May 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Of course he lied. Just like his boss, every time he opens his mouth he lies.

sadatoni on May 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I can see Obama hold off on firing him when he needs a new squirrel during the IRS boondoggle or Benghazi boondoggle starts dropping his poll numbers

cmsinaz on May 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

The 500 meter solution…to a corrupt government.

III/0317

dirtengineer on May 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Holder should have just cited the 5th and walked out.

mjbrooks3 on May 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

What I want to know is, did Guam capsize?

rightside on May 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

That’s Hank Johnson (D-Guam).

EricW on May 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

18 USC § 1621 – Perjury generally

Whoever—

(1) having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true; or

(2) in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true

is guilty of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. This section is applicable whether the statement or subscription is made within or without the United States.
Resist We Much on May 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I guess that is not taught at Haaavaaad

katy the mean old lady on May 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Put him in a cell in Guantanamo. He can go out for morning prayers.

Tater Salad on May 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM

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