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Holder Claims Did Not Understand Question “When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious?”
Gateway Pundit ^ | October 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/05/2011 7:18:28 AM PDT by opentalk

According to reports last night Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath about Fast and Furious during testimony to Congress. On May 3, 2011, while under oath, Holder told a Congressional committee, “”I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

But, new emails prove he was notified about Fast and Furious back in July 2010.

Today, the Obama Justice Department claimed Eric Holder did not understand the question:

The Justice Department told CBS News… Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious –just not the details.

video at link


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; doj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; holder; mexicandrugcartels; obama; perjury
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Oh Brother… Holder Claims He Did Not Understand THIS Question, “When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious?” (Video)

1 posted on 10/05/2011 7:18:31 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

This sounded like satire. The detail position is highly shaky too.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 7:19:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: opentalk

Then he’s too stupid to be the nation’s Attorney General.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: opentalk

He is either really that stupid or thinks that we are to buy that bullshit statement.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 7:21:49 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: opentalk

What an idiot...


5 posted on 10/05/2011 7:21:55 AM PDT by neodad
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To: opentalk
Scooter Libby's only crime was cooperating with the special prosecutor, but the Left gleefully sent him to prison.

Eric Holder lied.

6 posted on 10/05/2011 7:22:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: opentalk
video of Holder under oath and new Emails
7 posted on 10/05/2011 7:23:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Fine then. Bring him back in front of the Committee, re-swear him in, and ask much more detailed questions this time.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:24:48 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: opentalk

If he says he did not understand, then that’s another lie.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 7:24:52 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Howie66
He is either really that stupid or thinks that we are to buy that bullshit statement.

He knows damn well that the New York Times, Washington Post and CBSABCNBCCNN will not only buy the bullshit, but swallow it whole. He does not give a damn what we think.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 7:26:27 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: opentalk

His reply to the original question was calculated to provide him cover when or if the truth became known. I doubt if they can prosecute him for it.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: opentalk

right up there with “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”


12 posted on 10/05/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Ditto

I can’t argue with you on that.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 7:31:58 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: opentalk
Holder Claims Did Not Understand Question “When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious?”

Holder: "Oh, congress was referring to the ATF program! I thought they were talking about "Fast and Furious" the 2009 street racing film staring Vin Diesel. Uh, Yeah I only learned about the movie a few weeks ago when I was channel surfing. Sorry about the confusion."

14 posted on 10/05/2011 7:35:32 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Howie66

Only a large plurality has to be able to buy the statement that he did not understand the question - that is enough to provide protective cover for what is a “complete dramatization, of course”.

Eric Holder may not be smart, but he is one shrewd sharecropper. Only a few miles away from the plantation house, but still on the grounds.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 7:37:38 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: opentalk

Scooter Libby. That’s all that needs cited as precedent. Appoint a Special Prosecutor, Independent Counsel, whatever they call it now.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 7:40:16 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: alloysteel

For the present, only.

Thank God that his position is only a temporary one. Just like Ubama. He can and will be removed from office.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 7:42:37 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: opentalk

He didn’t understand the question then he is too stupid to act as head honcho of the DOJ it would seem. If he can’t understand a simple question clearly put. Either that or he is a damned LIAR and unfit to be trusted on that account.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 7:45:34 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: opentalk

It depends on what the definition of “is” is....

Idiotic ignorant rascist should be called on the carpet, but the MSM will let it die as quick as possible.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 7:46:46 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: neodad

He went to the Bill Clinton school of self defense


20 posted on 10/05/2011 7:57:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: CSM
"I don't recall, Senator."

I have no recollection of that, Senator."

I did not understand that question, Senator."

King's X,...Do over.....I want to change my answer, for the record......Senator."

"Say What????Senator!"

21 posted on 10/05/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I ou)
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To: opentalk
"Your honor, I plead stupidity"

Someone cue Dean Vernon Wormer

22 posted on 10/05/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: opentalk
Congressman: Mr. Holder, did you know your Administration was selling guns to the Mexican drug cartels?
Holder: Eleven.
Congressman: Eleven?! That doesn't answer the question I asked!
Holder: Sorry, I thought you were asking me how old my daughter is.
Congressman: Were you aware that the Obama Administration was selling guns to the Mexican drug cartels?
Holder: Annie Hall.
Congressman: Annie Hall? What are you talking about?!
Holder: Sorry, I thought you asked me what film won Best Picture in 1977.
Congressman: Enough of this nonsense! Were you aware that the Obama Administration was selling guns to the Mexican drug cartels?
Holder: Jupiter's moon Callisto.
23 posted on 10/05/2011 8:05:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: opentalk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE :”According to reports last night Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath about Fast and Furious during testimony to Congress. On May 3, 2011, while under oath, Holder told a Congressional committee, “”I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But, new emails prove he was notified about Fast and Furious back in July 2010

What is nice about this one is the subject of the apparent perjury is “Supplying Mexican drug gangs with US made weapons”, is a toxic news story in itself. Then you got the charge of perjury, the trick here is to get it in the news.

24 posted on 10/05/2011 8:11:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you like Obama you will LOVE Romney!)
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To: opentalk
First Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner can't pay his taxes, now Attorney General Eric Holder commits perjury. What clowns we have in government!

What's next the President failure to uphold the Constitution? /S

25 posted on 10/05/2011 8:13:21 AM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: opentalk
Scooter Libby was convicted for a lot less.

Holder should try Steve Martin's strategy:

Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: "I forgot!"

How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don't say "I forgot"? Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." Let's suppose he says back to you, "You have committed a foul crime. you have stolen hundreds and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?"

Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!"

26 posted on 10/05/2011 8:22:17 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: CSM
Perjury would be the quickest way to get rid of Holder. He claims he first learned of Fast and Furious late April 2011.

The Border security guard was killed in December 2010, there are articles reporting ATF guns at the crime from Dec 28th 2010. Border Patrol agent killed with ATF-smuggled AR? Some ATF agents seem to think so.

Rather than launch an internal investigation into the murder and the illegal scheme, the Department of Justice under Eric Holder, according to ATF whistleblowers, instead attempted a coverup.

An article from March 2011 UK

..The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been accused of allowing guns to slip across the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

The allegations made by senior agent John Dodson came after it was discovered that the gun used to kill a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Mexico was first bought in a Dallas, Texas store.

Holder is obviously lying. Many of the released documents last week were redacted. A key witness was sent out of the country, Hopefully a special prosecutor would have access to all of it.

27 posted on 10/05/2011 8:35:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

BINGO!

Next time he’s questioned they should treat him like a child.

Ask him repeatedly: “Do you understand the question?”

Congress: “When did you first hear about F & F”, “Do you understand the question?”, “Do you know what we are asking?”, “Somehow you got confused last time we asked. We thought it was a pretty clear question.”, “Are you confused about what we are asking?”, “Do you need the question in writing?”, “It is a 9 word question. If I write it down on a scrap piece of paper would that help?”

Belittle him and treat him like a simpleton. He deserves it.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 8:47:30 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: opentalk

The real question is why did he lie. What influence does this administration have over the man that he rather be subject to perjury charges and ruining his career then being honest and straightforward with congress?


29 posted on 10/05/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: sickoflibs

You said...
“What is nice about this one is the subject of the apparent perjury is “Supplying Mexican drug gangs with US made weapons”, is a toxic news story in itself. Then you got the charge of perjury, the trick here is to get it in the news.”

Getting it in the news appears to slowly be happening

This is another big scandal that this president is going to face going into the election season. However, I have no doubt in my mind if the economy was doing great, the electorate wouldn’t be as bothered by this story which is a sad commentary on the electorate, in a way


30 posted on 10/05/2011 9:41:13 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: LMAO
RE:" However, I have no doubt in my mind if the economy was doing great, the electorate wouldn’t be as bothered by this story which is a sad commentary on the electorate, in a way"

That goes the other way too. If the economy was going well in 2007 and 2008 Obama would not likely be in the WH. I keep trying to get 'Republican Firsters/excuse-ists' to wake up to that fact.

31 posted on 10/05/2011 9:44:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you like Obama you will LOVE Romney!)
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To: Raycpa
Holder is a big progressive, from the Clinton administration, I think he was helping push a progressive agenda willingly. The law firm he came from did pro bono work for terrorists.

thread, Holder’s Dubious History

from Michelle Malkin
...note that AG nominee Holder is a senior partner with Covington & Burling, a prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm, which represents 17 Yemenis currently held at Gitmo.

He is used to dealing with the criminal element, he liked to represent them.

32 posted on 10/05/2011 9:58:03 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: sickoflibs

This issue certainly has legs. It taint going to go away.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 10:13:08 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Raycpa
Holder brought many of his law firm attorneys and their ideology to the Department of Justice

link, 9 in the DOJ represented terrorists

Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.

But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in.

I would classify Mexican Drug Cartels as terrorists, in Fast and Furious. Holder needs to go along with all of his law firm friends.

34 posted on 10/05/2011 10:29:47 AM PDT by opentalk
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