Krauthammer: Holder’s Rosen ruse “damning”

posted at 12:01 pm on May 30, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Charles Krauthammer played devil’s advocate on Fox News’ Special Report last night, using the latest defense of Eric Holder from Department of Justice apologists that Holder never really intended to prosecute James Rosen and so didn’t lie to Congress.  Never mind that Holder told Congress that he’d “never been involved in, heard of” such a strategy, which was clearly proven false by his signature on the warrant application.  That argument essentially claims that Holder signed off on a false representation to three federal courts, a “damning” defense (via NRO):

“Their defense is, ‘It was a ruse. We didn’t really want to prosecute him,’” Krauthammer explained, “which is probably true, because it’s never been successfully done.”

“They did it as a ruse in order to put Rosen in a separate category,” he said, ”because if you are a co-conspirator . . . then it allows you to do all kinds of things to his e-mail, to his communication — personal and professional — that you can’t if he’s a journalist.”

The Justice Department’s argument — that it knew Rosen was not a criminal, but pretended like he was for its convenience — is, says Krauthammer, “damning.”

This is why it’s called a perjury trap. The only difference in this case is that Holder sprung it on himself.  Officers of the court — and the Attorney General certainly falls into that category — cannot deliberately make false representations on material matters either in court or in submissions to a court and remain attorneys for very long.  It’s entirely possible that Holder could face prosecution for both statements.  (For more on the perjury charge, see John Hinderaker’s explanation at Power Line, excerpted by me in the Green Room.)

Nick Gillespie and I both wonder in separate columns today why Holder is still around.  At the Daily Beast, Nick argues that Holder’s value as a lightning rod to keep scandal away from Obama has long since passed.  That’s obvious to everyone but the one person who matters, however:

As Michael A. Walsh notes in the New York Post, Holder is directly involved in essentially every aspect of President Obama’s second-term scandalpalooza. Not only did he sign off on the search warrant for Fox News’s James Rosen’s personal emails, he is at the center of questions over the state’s broad surveillance of the AP, an operation that has raised hackles across the political spectrum regarding First Amendment issues and civil-liberties concerns. (Holder did himself no favors by recusing himself from the AP case in vague and uncertain terms). Walsh notes that “even the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups for special scrutiny—[finds its] nexus at the top of the Justice Department.”

Such conservative ire is nothing new. Less than a year ago, congressional Republicans—along with 17 Democrats—voted to hold Holder in contempt for failing to deliver documents and testimony related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation directed out an Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which answers to the attorney general. Although timed to the confirmation vote of CIA Director John Brennan, Sen. Rand Paul’s epic filibuster in March was specifically targeted at Holder’s refusal to give a simple answer to questions about the use of domestic drones. Now the House Judiciary Committee is reportedly looking to investigate whether Holder perjured himself before Congress in relation to the press probes.

But it’s not just right-wingers who are up in arms over Holder. Apart from his casual approach to civil liberties and the First Amendment, folks on the left are livid that the attorney general can find no one on Wall Street to perp-walk directly from the corner offices of JPMorgan into federal prison. Progressive senators such as Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are asking the DOJ exactly when “too big to fail” morphed into “too big to jail.” Pathetically, Holder told Congress that he is daunted by the size of the institutions he is investigating and that the sheer bigness of financial institutions “has an inhibiting influence—impact on our ability to bring resolutions that I think would be more appropriate … I think that is something that we—you all—need to consider.”

Holder’s political juice has all but evaporated.  As I write for The Fiscal Times today, that raises questions about why Obama seems so intent on keeping Holder in place, even though Holder had planned to leave in a few months anyway:

The effort to protect Eric Holder seems far out of alignment with his value to the administration at this point. Obama had a perfect opportunity to dump Holder at the time of the Fast and Furious contempt citation, and again at the second-term transition. Instead, Holder said he’d stick around for another year, which means he would only have a few months left at best.

While a confirmation hearing for a new AG in the middle of this scandal would be uncomfortable at best, it won’t get any easier – and that’s assuming that Rosen is the only journalist that the DOJ and Holder have accused in secret warrant applications of espionage, a dicey assumption at best now.

The easiest path for the White House would be for Obama to announce that Justice needs a clean start to rebuild confidence and that Holder will leave to allow for a new appointee to lead that effort. That, as noted earlier, is why presidents have cabinet officials in the first place – and the longer Obama clings to Holder, the more questions it raises about what the White House gains by his presence and fears in his departure.

Finally, Michael Ramirez may have the answer to this conundrum.  With Holder in place, Obama has less to fear than he would from a truly independent Department of Justice:

ramirez-holder

 

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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But the important thing is that Eric is really really really sorry about it now, so we’re all square-sies.

PackerBronco on May 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Officers of the court — and the Attorney General certainly falls into that category — cannot deliberately make false representations on material matters either in court or in submissions to a court and remain attorneys for very long.

but…. The Remorse...?

ted c on May 30, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Once again Ramirez nails it! Give this man a Pulitzer now damnit!

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM

That argument essentially claims that Holder signed off on a false representation to three federal courts, a “damning” defense

If by damning you mean indictable then I’m good with that.

Holder is going have to go eventually. Time for the rat-eared coward to cut his losses.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Once again Ramirez nails it! Give this man a Pulitzer now damnit!

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM

For a conservative cartoonist? LOL! You might as well be expecting accountability out of the DoJ and IRS.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:18 PM

That argument essentially claims that Holder signed off on a false representation to three federal courts, a “damning” defense

…but he didn’t know he did that!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Eric’s still there, because Eric knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak, and firing Eric would potentially lead to even *more* uncomfortable revelations and scandals for Obama, should Eric decide that he’s on his own, fears that the President doesn’t have his back anymore, and decides he has to ‘sing’ in order to protect himself.

And right now, Obama doesn’t want that. It’s a question of what’s the least worst of various unfavorable options for Obama.

It’s really as simple as that.

Midas on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

In a sane world, Holder would have been gone a long time ago. But we live in a world where the President actually belonged to the Socialist Party and openly appoints Marxists and Communists to cabinet and White House positions and hardly anyone bats an eye (other than us of course).

KateNE on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

highlarious ramirez :)

cmsinaz on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

i’ve got complete confidence in holder
-obama

cmsinaz on May 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM

cannot deliberately make false representations on material matters either in court or in submissions to a court and remain attorneys for very long. It’s entirely possible that Holder could face prosecution for both statements [plus the criminal act that those statements were part of carrying out].

Orange. Jumpsuit.

First Holder, and then the retarded Sukarno knock-off. They should have been put behind bars YEARS AGO.

Then prosecutorial work needs to be done on the rest of this criminal junta. Every last one of these America-hating criminals and traitors needs to be held accountable for their crimes.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

The sad fact is that Eric Holder will leave Obama’s Department and end up a CEO of some large firm that sent millions to Obama’s campaign chest……and all is forgiven. No one ever goes to jail.

Rovin on May 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM

If by damning you mean indictable then I’m good with that.

Holder is going have to go eventually.

If by ‘go’ you mean consequences like jail time, etc, then I agree. A simple firing/resignation, that includes years of retirement benefits, is wholly unacceptable.

Time for the rat-eared coward to cut his losses.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM

The rat-eared cowards’ losses are probably best ‘cut’ by *keeping* Holder, imo. I suspect Holder is still there because and only because Obama *fears* what might happen if he lets Holder go, and presumes/knows that the resulting losses would be *far* worse than he’s weathering right now.

Midas on May 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM

i’ve got complete confidence in holder
-obama

cmsinaz on May 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Hey, this constant drumbeat of scandal will not go away so long as Holder is AG. This is one of those bad news things that will not get better with age. If the rat-eared coward wants to be loyal to Holder, who are we to say no?

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Holder is either monumentally stupid and ignorant of the laws he’s breaking or he’s a fluking crook.

Either way he was never qualified to have this job.

goflyers on May 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

The rat-eared cowards’ losses are probably best ‘cut’ by *keeping* Holder, imo. I suspect Holder is still there because and only because Obama *fears* what might happen if he lets Holder go, and presumes/knows that the resulting losses would be *far* worse than he’s weathering right now.

Midas on May 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM

That only means that we’ve only scratched the surface of the there that is there. If Holder is running interference on legitimate oversight from Congress and the public knowing the truth about its government then the scandals are only going to get worse.

See the difference between DC and Chicago is that you can’t rely on suitably cowed media outlets and rabid liberals at all points in the process to hide your dirt. The IRS scandal essentially broke because of Congressional intervention questioning why so many conservative groups were unable to get tax exempt status. In Chicago there would have been no pretense of inquiry.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Holder isn’t just a lightning rod, he is a firewall.

Not to mention an utterly unscrupulous tool, willing to pervert the DOJ to Obama’s agenda no matter how unlawful.

Obama could not hope for as useful a tool in any new AG who could be confirmed, and any new AG would be a risk to release details of the DOJ’s many acts of misfeasance and malfeasance under Holder.

Holder stays until remaining directly threatens Obama himself. Because his leaving clearly poses serious problems for Obama, at the very least.

novaculus on May 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Now we know why Obama wouldn’t let Eric leave at the end of his first term. He knew the sh** was going to hit the fan and he needed someone to take the flack. Someone he still had some control over.

tommyboy on May 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Holder is either monumentally stupid and ignorant of the laws he’s breaking or he’s a fluking crook.

Either way he was never qualified to have this job.

goflyers on May 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Just because he’s a scumbag doesn’t mean he can’t be a complete idiot. and arrogant.

VegasRick on May 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Nice cartoon – everything that goes around, comes around.
But with this administration and its supporters… that doesn’t necessarily mean anyone will take a fall.

Marcola on May 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Holder is either monumentally stupid and ignorant of the laws he’s breaking or he’s a fluking crook.

Either way he was never qualified to have this job.

goflyers on May 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Holder’s part in the pardoning of Marc Rich and the Puerto Rican terrorists (in order to help Shrillary get some Latino votes in NY) should have been more than enough for the Senate GOP to not even consider confirming Holder.

But, noooo. The GOP Senate let him fly through without any problem (as with so many of Barky’s other ridiculously pathetic and laughable nominations). The Senate GOP was/is/will be a totally useless appendage of the America-hating dems and their Indonesian Sukarno knock-off.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Ramirez has wont he Pulitzer Prize twice.

Alana on May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Obama was in on this and the other scandals. Anything to delay or deflect following the trail to Obama is okay by the media.

All that matters is making sure that Obama stays “awesome”!

albill on May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Holder should be doing 9-5 turning big rocks into small rocks.

And that is just for the Marc Rich pardon.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Holder stays until remaining directly threatens Obama himself. Because his leaving clearly poses serious problems for Obama, at the very least.

novaculus on May 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Until the proper paperwork has been shredded.

VegasRick on May 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Typical Liberal: But but but it would be raaaaaaaacist to hold Holder accountable!

Cadian on May 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Nick Gillespie and I both wonder in separate columns today why Holder is still around. At the Daily Beast, Nick argues that Holder’s value as a lightning rod to keep scandal away from Obama has long since passed. That’s obvious to everyone but the one person who matters, however:

Now you just have to reason backwards from the above. If Holder has no value as a lightning rod, and hasn’t at least since Fast and Furious, but Obama is still keeping him around, then he must have some other value. Not to the rest of us, obviously, who would be happy to see him go, but to the president.

And when you have someone who’s known to be corrupt, but seems to have a death-grip on his job in spite of that, then the most likely explanation is that he’s not the only one corrupt, and he knows about other people’s corruption that they would like to keep quiet.

I think the big flaw is the assumption that Obama wouldn’t want a corrupt Attorney General. Holder was already known to have his hands dirty in the pardons scandal of the Clinton Administration, and there’s no way that Obama was unaware of that fact.

Holder’s corruption is a feature, not a bug.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

People are seriously making that argument? What a bunch of morons. Or they are so morally debased and perverted that they just don’t detect a problem with the AG signing a false warrant application in order to pillage all of a reporter’s private and professional correspondences.

forest on May 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

…but he didn’t know he did that!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Did his newspaper subscription lapse?

Solaratov on May 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Obama was in on this and the other scandals. Anything to delay or deflect following the trail to Obama is okay by the media.

albill on May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Much as I think you are correct, the trail really doesn’t support that claim- yet. We certainly need to inquire into why the IRS Commissoner made 157 visits to the White House (when GWB’s visited once).

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

First, I’m not a FOE (Friend of Eric), obviously, but there’s an odd dynamic in this that I can’t put my finger on.

Holder’s a disaster as AG.
He’s Obama’s disaster.
Obama’s a disaster.

So, why is it that the opponents of Obama (include me in that camp with a “from the beginning” badge) are screaming for the disaster to get rid of his disaster?

Point: I understand prosecuting the man, contempt of Congress, all that. What I’m talking about is the demand that Obama fire him. Do any of us think Obama is evah going to do something because R’s tell him to? Why not let the man keep the stone around his neck.

IndieDogg on May 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Is there truly anyone left in govt that can be trusted?

I think not…

We are so screwed…

Govt needs to be shut down, abolish the IRS.

There is so much that is wrong with this admin and govt as a whole, I don’t even know where to begin or to put it into words…

All I have is this: It is all CORRUPT! From the WH to the lowliest govt employee… CORRUPT!

The so called media is also CORRUPT!!

Makes me so livid!

Scrumpy on May 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

And that is just for the Marc Rich pardon.

ajacksonian on May 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I can only imagine the list of pardons when the rat-eared coward leaves office. Probably every cop-killer with a Hollywood following, every domestic terrorist, everybody willing to pay money to OFA will get a pardon.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

My view is with Holder gone.. and the Senate very unlikely to approve another Chicago flunky.. a truly independent AG would lift the rug far enough to uncover the full extent of the corruption and weaponizing of the federal agencies into attack dogs for the DNC..

and I’d bet a subpena of the DNC’s records would find a vast number of confidential personal files on republican donors, politicians, celebrities and even high profile voters.. stamped IRS, FBI, and on and on..

The Democrat party has become the new Stazi, toe the party line, shut up, or else..

I do not believe in conspiracies much, but I can’t avoid thinking this when they’ve already admitted as much.. even with the LSM yawning about the persecution of citizens on their own enemies lists.

I cannot understand the thinking of democrats, no matter how loyal to party, that these crimes aren’t crimes against the foundations of our republic. Blind?.. apathetic?.. or simply joining in the thug fest?

I know now how the Nazi’s came to power, and why they were never stopped.. too many Germans liked the persecution of Jews, Gypsies.. the rest.. Obama is a master at pitting Americans against Americans as he buys power through fear and hatred. Confusing the issue by playing to the left’s petty hates.

mark81150 on May 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Why not let the man keep the stone around his neck.

IndieDogg on May 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Because you can’t start getting rid of the cancer in this administration so long as you have an AG who refuses to appoint special prosecutors.

Happy Nomad on May 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Some of us complained bitterly at the time that Holder had blatantly perjured himself at his confirmation hearing. Senate Republicans were too busy trying to avoid being labeled as obstructing the LightBringer to do their jobs.

Andrew McCarthy has repeatedly tried to bring Holder’s history out in the open, but the MSM actively suppressed it and the Republicans were more interested in their own political fortunes than in exposing the corrupt perjurer.

novaculus on May 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Holder’s primary job is to make sure that the bodies stay buried and the skeletons stay in the closet. He is Obama’s firewall.

myiq2xu on May 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Nick Gillespie and I both wonder in separate columns today why Holder is still around.

I answered that in several threads. He’s the only one Obama can trust to keep his mouth shut.

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Love the Ramirez cartoon, now we truly know where the “O” comes from.

JeremiahJohnson on May 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Some of us complained bitterly at the time that Holder had blatantly perjured himself at his confirmation hearing. Senate Republicans were too busy trying to avoid being labeled as obstructing the LightBringer to do their jobs.

Andrew McCarthy has repeatedly tried to bring Holder’s history out in the open, but the MSM actively suppressed it and the Republicans were more interested in their own political fortunes than in exposing the corrupt perjurer.

novaculus on May 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

When the history is written about this period, the strongest condemnations should be against the media.. it corrupted two elections by suppressing information, and attacking the president’s enemies as if they were personally offended.

I presume they were..

How DARE anyone obstruct the “historic president” with facts.. or his associates histories.. so desperate to usher in the FIRST black president,.. they simply ignored how tainted and vile he was.. and the truth of their corruption.. Were Kain the first black presidential nominee, and Obama had never existed..

They would have savagely attacked him for not being a doctrinaire left winger.. and did.. finally dredging up a trumped up scandal which vanished like a ghost once it served it’s purpose..

Historic, has limits it seems…. they see progress as entirely left wing, no exceptions.

People like Brokaw.. like Scheifer,.. they are the ones who launched this fraud of a president, the blame falls on them.. for the lies, the omissions.. Every media hack and shill who played propagandist for the worst president in US history..

mark81150 on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Where’s the biatch, LibFree? Nothing to say here about her favorite criminal?

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Stole this quote off comments on the twitchy.com post about holder’s off the record meeting

Only gentlemen resign. Thugs need dragging.

scalleywag on May 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

It is our burden to withstand Obama’s pick for AG but it is also undoing Obama’s wicked agenda so we at least have that. Somebody reminded us the other day that Obama has to keep Holder because both of them are neck deep in Fast & Furious and need each other.

I also believe this flood of scandals may not be accidental. Sure they don’t want them but as with any crisis why let an opportunity to clear the deck go to waste?

DanMan on May 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Obama knows that the next USAG will be grilled like no other ever has.

Besides, the obvious questions from these scandals, the candidate will be asked if federal protection of Civil Rights laws only apply to “minorities,” the effective scope of Congressional subpoenas, when the President is allowed to assert “executive privilege,” and when not, and when the President may make recess appointments.

The ambiguity of these questions has served Obama well. Letting Holder go will occur only when Obama’s personal approval rating fall.

J_Crater on May 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM

The sad thing is, this is a no win for Republicans. It is already being labeled a partisan, racist witch hunt. If he’s actually prosecuted? OMG…….

The democrats will have a field day and the more than willing media will give them yet another pass, despite the current AP and James Rosen illegalities against them.

Sponge on May 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

It is our burden to withstand Obama’s pick for AG but it is also undoing Obama’s wicked agenda so we at least have that. Somebody reminded us the other day that Obama has to keep Holder because both of them are neck deep in Fast & Furious and need each other.

I also believe this flood of scandals may not be accidental. Sure they don’t want them but as with any crisis why let an opportunity to clear the deck go to waste?

DanMan on May 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

This has Axeldick written all over it.

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Once again Ramirez nails it! Give this man a Pulitzer now damnit!

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM

that’s a liberal award, right?

we need an award from someone who is non partisan…. that way maybe the LSM would do their job?

Dr. Demento on May 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

that way maybe the LSM would do their job?

Dr. Demento on May 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

LOL! Stop it, you’re killing me.

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Anyway, Eric can’t leave yet because he isn’t done with Barry’s Obama Library Donor List, aka the Last Second Pardon List.

novaculus on May 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM

John Ashbrook and John Yoo would like to know if the present state of affairs is what liberals meant when they complained about “politicization of the Justice Department” during the Bush years…

Just hoping to clear that up.

MTF on May 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

… and the Attorney General certainly falls into that category — cannot deliberately make false representations on material matters either in court or in submissions to a court….

That’s never stopped Holder before. Why should it bother him now? Remember Marc Rich?

GarandFan on May 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Just a reminder of the GOP senators that voted to confirm Holder:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/02/holder-confirmed-75-21/

Oh look, there’s Graham and McCain. Shocker.

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:22 PM

It’s time get past worrying about what demedia will call us Sponge, that won’t change under any circumstance. Throw it back at them. They are racialists and are wearing out the concept of racism altogether. When every issue is looked at through the prism of racial identity then finding focus is impossible. That’s where Obama has taken the dems.

DanMan on May 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Obama will pardon all his peeps, they only need fear him.

aceinstall on May 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM

“Their defense is, ‘It was a ruse. We didn’t really want to prosecute him,’”

So lying to a federal judge to get a search warrant is now characterized as simply a “ruse”.

farsighted on May 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

farsighted on May 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Wasn’t it actually 3 federal judges?

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Wasn’t it actually 3 federal judges?

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I think you may be right. Apparently the same lie was told to three judges. Only the last one would issue a warrant.

farsighted on May 30, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Nick argues that Holder’s value as a lightning rod to keep scandal away from Obama has long since passed.

Nick Gillespie argues exactly the opposite:

Upon taking over the Oval Office, Obama quickly rethought many long-held beliefs, including his views on executive power. It’s no wonder he now has a “president’s attorney” of his own, and every reason to retain his scandal-plagued counsel.

I agree with Gillespie and disagree with Ed. Holder may be ruining his own reputation, but he is helping to protect Obama’s.

In addition, as long as current scandals are being disputed, the opposition is distracted from moving on to the next scandal. Obama used this trick effectively many times. For example, he intentionally drew out the birth certificate issue, keeping many of his opposition tied in knots for years fighting a losing battle, and waited to release his birth certificate until doing so was to his maximum advantage.

topdog on May 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

topdog on May 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

When did he release his hard copy birth certificate? I saw a .pdf, that’s it.

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

When did he release his hard copy birth certificate? I saw a .pdf, that’s it.

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Kenyans don’t have birth certificates. Just a piece of papyrus with a li’l footprint dabbled on it.

HiJack on May 30, 2013 at 1:48 PM

To me it is simple.
Holder is protecting his President! End of story.

Delsa on May 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

When did he release his hard copy birth certificate? I saw a .pdf, that’s it.

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

That issue is irrelevant to my point. He could have provided the “document” at any point, and it was certainly sufficient to make his opposition LOOK silly. Right or wrong, the birth certificate battle was strategically drawn out by Obama to keep his opposition tied in knots. And it worked.

topdog on May 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM

topdog on May 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I get it…just sayin’ ;)

iwasbornwithit on May 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Why not let the man keep the stone around his neck.

IndieDogg on May 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I kinda like watching the demroids eat their own so let him stay.

The next AG Obama nominates will be just like Holder, or worse (if possible). The no-spine RiNOs will bluster & vehemently object at first, but end up approving him/her.

SheVee on May 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

And when you have someone who’s known to be corrupt, but seems to have a death-grip on his job in spite of that, then the most likely explanation is that he’s not the only one corrupt, and he knows about other people’s corruption that they would like to keep quiet.

Holder’s corruption is a feature, not a bug.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Absolutely! He knows where the bodies are buried… and there’s a whole army of them! Obama needs him to keep those bodies buried when many are on the verge of clawing themselves out of their graves! (Zombie-scandals!)

dominigan on May 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The do what they do without worry because they know from the last election that they can get away with it. It only took 5 years for the repubs to figure it out. Maybe they don’t really care anymore. The only thing is they are useless tools who will eventually go the way of the dodo bird.

Kissmygrits on May 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Damning is easy, but whose going to prosecute, find him guilty and carry out the sentence? Surely it won’t be the present equivocating GOP that has no measureable courage on the crybaby meter.

Don L on May 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Holder’s value as a lightning rod to keep scandal away from Obama has long since passed. That’s obvious to but the one person who matters

Valerie Jarrett?

pain train on May 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Holder holds Obama and Hillary’s skeletons in his hands.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Just so we’re clear here. The DoJ didn’t want to prosecute. They just wanted to spy on an American citizen who works for a news organization known to be critical of the administration.

Well, no problem then. That’ll help me sleep well at night.

Chris of Rights on May 31, 2013 at 8:38 AM