Skip to comments.Holder Claims Did Not Understand Question “When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious?”
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, Im 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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Holder Claims He Did Not Understand THIS Question, When Did You First Learn About Fast and Furious? (Video)
This sounded like satire. The detail position is highly shaky too.
Then he’s too stupid to be the nation’s Attorney General.
He is either really that stupid or thinks that we are to buy that bullshit statement.
What an idiot...
Eric Holder lied.
Fine then. Bring him back in front of the Committee, re-swear him in, and ask much more detailed questions this time.
If he says he did not understand, then that’s another lie.
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.
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.
right up there with “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”
I can’t argue with you on that.
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."
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.
Scooter Libby. That’s all that needs cited as precedent. Appoint a Special Prosecutor, Independent Counsel, whatever they call it now.
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.
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.
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.
He went to the Bill Clinton school of self defense
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."
Someone cue Dean Vernon Wormer
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.
What's next the President failure to uphold the Constitution? /S
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!!"
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.
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.
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?
“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
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.
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.
This issue certainly has legs. It taint going to go away.
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.