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Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder ‘lied to my face’ during House testimony
Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 09/20/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing.

“I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he lied to me — to my face — during questioning, saying they had reviewed the wiretap applications after the fact and claiming that there was no reference to gunwalking, which is blatantly false.”

Holder told Quayle during congressional questioning that wiretap application affidavits and summaries from Fast and Furious did not, upon his review, mention anything about gunwalking that would have raised the concerns of senior Justice Department officials who signed and approved them.

“I’ve looked at these affidavits. I’ve looked at these summaries. There’s nothing in those affidavits as I’ve reviewed them that indicates gunwalking was allowed,” Holder said during the hearing. “Let’s get to the bottom line. I didn’t see anything in there that would put on notice a person who was reviewing either at the line level or at the Deputy Assistant Attorney General level, that you would have knowledge of the fact that these inappropriate tactics were being used.”

Quayle followed up by asking: “Are you saying in the summaries or in the whole affidavit?”

Holder confirmed that his statement was about “in the summary as well as in the affidavit.”

The DOJ inspector general came to the opposite conclusion about those very same affidavits, essentially implying that that Holder statement is not true.

“We reviewed the wiretap affidavits in both Operation Wide Receiver and Operation Fast and Furious and concluded that the affidavits in both cases included information that would have caused a prosecutor who was focused on the question of investigative tactics, particularly one who was already sensitive to the issue of ‘gun walking,’ to have questions about ATF’s conduct of the investigations,” the inspector general wrote in its report released Wednesday.

If House members were to pursue perjury charges against Holder for this apparently false statement to Congress, they would likely run into the same roadblock they encountered in holding Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. (RELATED: Key Holder deputy resigns as inspector general releases Fast and Furious report)

This summer, a bipartisan group of House members voted Holder into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a congressional subpoena into Fast and Furious. The criminal contempt resolution stalled because Holder’s DOJ told Ron Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, not to enforce it.

House members, however, remain intent on pursing the civil contempt charges in court — with the ultimate goal of having a federal judge overturn President Barack Obama’s use of executive privilege to help Holder withhold Fast and Furious documents.

DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to TheDC’s request for comment about the inspector general contradicting Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; banglist; benquayle; brianterry; executiveprivilege; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunrunning; holder; murdergate; whitewash
Sept 19, 2012 - Key Holder deputy resigns as inspector general releases Fast and Furious report "The Department of Justice’s inspector general released its internal investigation into Operation Fast and Furious on Wednesday afternoon, and senior DOJ official Jason Weinstein resigned as it was released.

The 512-page report grills Attorney General Eric Holder and his inner circle at DOJ, and excoriates the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for Fast and Furious.

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa ripped the DOJ in a statement. “The Inspector General’s report confirms findings by Congress’ investigation of a near total disregard for public safety in Operation Fast and Furious,” Issa said. “Contrary to the denials of the Attorney General and his political defenders in Congress, the investigation found that information in wiretap applications approved by senior Justice Department officials in Washington did contain red flags showing reckless tactics and faults Attorney General Eric Holder’s inner circle for their conduct.”............................................."

1 posted on 09/20/2012 2:03:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 09/20/2012 2:06:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nothing at all will ever come of Fast and Furious because democrat DOJs are never held to account for anything....

Now if it had been a Republican DOJ, well....


3 posted on 09/20/2012 2:09:11 AM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Isn’t lying under oath giving false testimony considered purgery ? .. yeah, I thought so.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 2:10:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Bullish

>> Now if it had been a Republican DOJ, well....

That’s because the Leftwing media facilitates the political will by hyping the stories — creating the emotional drive to action.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 2:17:55 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Isn’t lying under oath giving false testimony considered purgery ? .. yeah, I thought so.

I may be mistaken, but I do not think Holder was under oath when he testified...

6 posted on 09/20/2012 2:18:12 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: American Constitutionalist

40 lashes with a wet noodle.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 2:18:25 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deacon sees the handwriting on the wall and is buying precious metals sitting on top of dry powder.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Perjury.

Purgery is when you eat a whole box of prunes.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 2:20:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yeah , sorry, not good at spelling sometimes, but was close.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 2:28:46 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Popman

In the article is says “ if House members peruse Perjury charges “ , so we can take a good guess that he was under oath.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 2:31:11 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yeah, wouldn’t that be a not so nice experience, just make sure the bathroom is close by.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 2:33:20 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

You are correct, he was under oath. This whole administration will go down and the entire MSM along with it. Beck will own Blackrock one day.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 2:43:43 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Isn’t lying under oath giving false testimony considered purgery ? ....I don’t think so. But it sure as hell is perjury.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 2:46:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DeaconRed

your right, nothing is going to happen


14 posted on 09/20/2012 3:14:11 AM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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15 posted on 09/20/2012 3:30:57 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

The REAL REASON to be pi$$ed here is that the Repubicrats lead by weepy Boner are UNWILLING (NOT unable) to do one single thing about this.

(Ya see, they’re BLACK. Melanin camoflage, and all that—or should it be Melanin ARMOR PLATE??)


16 posted on 09/20/2012 3:50:01 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: mazda77

Wasn’t there some technicality - like under oath but not really? I seem to remember something very odd about that situation.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 3:59:33 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: reefdiver
your right, nothing is going to happen <<

Bingo!...To even pursue it would bring a charge of RACISM from every corner of the MSM and every left wing columnist......THEY'D LOVE THAT TO BE THE HEADLINES GOING INTO THIS ELECTION!!......(they cant win on the economy, job growth, foreign policy, domestic policy etc...

think about it..Alinsky’s Rules

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

18 posted on 09/20/2012 4:24:11 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Bullish
Now if it had been a Republican DOJ, well...

Ask Roger Clemmons how it felt to be persecuted for lying to Congress! No lives were lost if Roger used performance enhancing drugs and Holder refuses to cooperate with the investigation gets off scot free.

John Edwards was right - there are two Americas - one for those who have the power and one for the rest of us.

19 posted on 09/20/2012 4:30:42 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just when we thought Issa was going to do what was right,....


20 posted on 09/20/2012 4:33:28 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Quayle should simply file a complaint with whatever State holds the AG’s law license. Holder is clearly guilty of perjury, contempt and acting in a manner that brings disrepute to the practice of law. (three courses of conduct that are specifically prohibited by Maryland Statute and most other states.)

There will be prior cases against attorneys in that jurisdiction involving similar conduct (I know...who would expect attorneys to behave unlawfully /sarcasm) that will hamstring whatever Court or Administrative Board has to hear the accusations.

Simple.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 4:39:49 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The law means nothing to the Obama crowd. Perjury is commonplace there.

What will the Congress do? Well: because it is an election year they may squeal a little, but the effect is they will do nothing. Just like they did nothing with the recess appointment, the Obama Amnesty, his lack of defense of Doma, his Executive Orders which give him Powers as great as those Hitler enjoyed.

They will do nothing.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 5:11:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Like I said, we will see how serious Mitt is when he takes office. If there are orange jumpsuits then we’ll know.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 5:23:41 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

I believe you can forget the Orange Jumpsuits.

No President has ever held the outgoing President to task for the sins of his Former Administration , and it won’t start with Romney.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 5:30:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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25 posted on 09/20/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Venturer

IMHO, OBozo has crossed the line on that sort of protection. We shall see.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 5:34:51 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Joe Brower

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” — Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)

Wow. Things/people really don’t change, regardless of when they happen(ed) here on earth. Sad...


27 posted on 09/20/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ben Quayle just lost his bid for re-election in the Republican Primary (AZ).


28 posted on 09/20/2012 5:37:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: MestaMachine

Don’t get too jiggy wid it, Holder...it ain’t over yet.

Absolutely cannot let this POS skate away.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 5:39:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MestaMachine

See #28. Ben Quayle just lost his bid for re-election in the GOP Primary in AZ.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 5:39:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: mazda77

Didn’t he take an oath when he was sworn into office? He is continuously under oath as I see it.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 6:00:15 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: mazda77

Didn’t he take an oath when he was sworn into office? He is continuously under oath as I see it.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 6:00:15 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

Ok, Holder lied and broke the law, Obama ignores the constitution and breaks the law almost at will. We all know they are both “Guilty”....So who the hell is gonna make them pay for these crimes? NOBODY!!!!! When you have the numero uno law enforcement people in the country breaking the law, who’s left to prosecute them? The answer is only going to come to “US”, yes you and me. WE MUST, REPEAT, MUST vote them out and then go for the throat! Only then will justice be served.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 6:17:05 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We don’t want resignations, we want convictions and jail time.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 6:25:34 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Abundy
Quayle should simply file a complaint with whatever State holds the AG’s law license.

Ooooh...I like that.

What a legacy, the first disbarred AG....Well, I hope he would be the first.

35 posted on 09/20/2012 6:27:50 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: shove_it

The WH and USDOJ no doubt are drawing up a long and extensive pardon list for the “eventuality” that they will not get 4 more (or more) years.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 6:28:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But what are they going to do about it?


37 posted on 09/20/2012 7:29:27 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh, brother. Doesn’t look like Issa and Grassley are too thrilled with this ‘report; either.


38 posted on 09/20/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

David Codrea has already started picking the ‘report’ apart. G-d protect Codrea and Vandeboegh.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 7:43:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: bcsco

Thanks for the ping.


40 posted on 09/20/2012 8:25:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: sassy steel magnolia
“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” — Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
Wow. Things/people really don’t change, regardless of when they happen(ed) here on earth. Sad...

Well, there was one big change that happened about two thousand years ago: the powers of sin and death were beaten... seems like a pretty dramatic change to me.

41 posted on 09/20/2012 8:45:07 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: MestaMachine
Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! We have a fighter!

We need about 50 more... Thanks for the ping Mesta.

42 posted on 09/20/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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My pleasure.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

well, what are you gonna do about it????


44 posted on 09/20/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ben Quayle just lost his bid for re-election in the Republican Primary (AZ).


What is his opponent like?


45 posted on 09/20/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
What is his opponent like?

David Schweikert is a solid conservative who was endorsed by the Tea Party.

Ben Quayle, not to put too fine a point on it, makes his father look like one of the great geniuses of modern times. :)

46 posted on 09/20/2012 11:17:36 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

That’s good news; the winner in the primary sounds like a good (maybe better) man, as long as he has spine and is not e scared eunuch!


47 posted on 09/20/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Schweikert is already our (very good) Congressman - Quayle decided to run against him in his primary after Quayle’s own district got redrawn, which would have forced him into a much tougher general election race.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 11:48:17 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Isn’t lying under oath giving false testimony considered purgery PERJURY ? .. yeah, I thought so.

Spell checker is our friend. Plus, this comes under the whole some PIGS are more equal than other PIGS... Remember Bill Clinton? He lied under oath, too. What happened to him? Yeah, I thought so, too.

49 posted on 09/21/2012 10:03:28 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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