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Did Eric Holder Lie?

This is now the question being investigated by the House Judiciary Committee, and it is not a question to be taken lightly: Did Attorney General Eric Holder lie under oath to Congress?

When asked by Congress just two weeks ago about the Justice Department looking into the personal records of journalists, he gave the following testimony: “With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I've ever been involved in, heard of or would think would be a wise policy.”

The only problem is, we know that is false .. untrue .. it is a lie. We know that Fox News' James Rosen's personal emails were accessed by the Justice Department with the consent of Eric Holder himself who went to not one but three judges until he finally found one who would sign off on the search warrant. So either he lied to Congress or he lied to the judge in order to secure his search warrant. When it comes to Congress, the evidence of wrongdoing is overwhelming.

For those of us who have been covering Eric Holder as the Attorney General, for years we've known that he doesn't quite pass the smell test and yet has managed to keep his job. For example on Operation Fast and Furious, Holder testified in May 2011 that he didn't know of the exact date in which he learned about the program but that he heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks. After that, we came to find out through an investigation that he knew about Fast and Furious 10 months before this hearing. He was held in Contempt of Congress. In other words, this isn't his first time misleading Congress.

Now the Justice Department is turning to the media, scheduling interviews for D.C. bureau chiefs of major news organizations to have a chat with Holder. That's all well and good, but I don't think the lapdog ObamaMania media can even save him from this one.

So now we turn to the next question: Can Eric Holder survive this? Should he be fired? In my humble opinion, Holder has got to go. If for no other reason that to reestablish some semblance of credibility to this administration. It would be a start, but let's face it, they would still have a long way to go.







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