Skip to comments.Holder’s honesty before Congress disputed in earlier high-profile cases
Posted on 10/11/2011 8:30:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
An investigation into the Justice Departments Fast and Furious gunrunning probe, which allowed hundreds of weapons to be illegally walked into Mexico, is not the first time Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.s truthfulness has been challenged by members of Congress.
In 2001, the House Government Reform Committee questioned the accuracy of Mr. Holders depiction of what he did as deputy attorney general in the last-minute pardon by President Clinton of fugitive financier Marc Rich, whose former wife, Denise Rich, had donated $1.3 million to Democrats.
Two years earlier, Mr. Holder came under fire for refusing to tell a Senate committee whether the Justice Department had recommended against Mr. Clintons offer of clemency to 16 Puerto Rican nationalists a month after then-Attorney General Janet Reno said their release posed a national security threat.
More recently, Mr. Holder was questioned on his refusal to allow Justice Department officials to testify in separate inquiries by Congress and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in their handling of the New Black Panther Party civil complaint, in which charges of voter intimidation were ordered dropped after the case had been won in court.
In the latest flap, Mr. Holder has been accused of a lack of trustworthiness in telling what he knew about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Fast and Furious probe. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said statements made under oath by Mr. Holder about the operation have proven to be untrue, adding that his failure to come clean with the America public called into question his credibility to serve as attorney general.
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“An investigation into the Justice Departments Fast and Furious gunrunning probe, which allowed hundreds of weapons to be illegally walked into Mexico, is not the first time Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.s truthfulness has been challenged by members of Congress.”
THOUSANDS of weapons, Jerry.
They need to turn Holder over to Sheriff Arpaio. Joe will get the truth out of him.
Every Democrat President since, and every Democrat Senate leader, and every Democrat House leader, has been a smooth talking liar. It's a job requirement.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has cause to consider finding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress. During his confirmation process last year, Mr. Holder withheld a tremendously important legal brief from the committee. Combined with a series of other occasions on which the attorney general has stonewalled congressional queries, this new revelation reflects so badly on Mr. Holders ethics that it puts in doubt his fitness for office.
This wasnt just any old legal brief. It was a brief (actually, two of them on the same basic case) before the Supreme Court regarding one of the most important and controversial cases of the past several decades. This case had direct bearing on the single most important issue of Mr. Holders tenure so far as attorney general.
When the committee was considering Mr. Holders confirmation, it asked, as is standard practice, for copies of any briefs he had filed with the Supreme Court
Thanks for your post. I recall that now that you jolted my memory. It was a big deal and should have caused him to not be confirmed.