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House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath
The Hill ^ | 28 May 2013 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 05/28/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill.

The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.

“In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” Holder said during the hearing. However, NBC News reported last week that Holder personally approved a search warrant that labeled Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen a co-conspirator in a national security leaks case.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; cultureofcorruption; doj; ericwithholder; holder; injusticedepartment; obamascandals; rosen
See also: Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath
1 posted on 05/28/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy
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To: ScaniaBoy

Well, good to know that the investigation isn’t entirely in Holder’s hands!


2 posted on 05/28/2013 11:33:29 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ScaniaBoy

H0lder lied, Elian went back to Cuber.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 11:34:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ScaniaBoy

Oh, maybe they will put him under contempt. Oh, wait, they already did. Bet he worried now.


4 posted on 05/28/2013 11:34:25 AM PDT by garyb
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To: ScaniaBoy
They're worrying about this lie, when the Fast and Furious lies haven't yet been resolved?

Excuse me if I have NO faith in our Congress doing anything about any of this corruption.

5 posted on 05/28/2013 11:34:33 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





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6 posted on 05/28/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I’m sure he will recuse himself from the DOJ investigation. /s


7 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:05 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

This will go exactly nowhere with the gutless Republicans handling things.


8 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:08 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: ScaniaBoy
There's a tough investigation if there has ever been one.......

9 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:26 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

LOL.


10 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ScaniaBoy
of course Witholder lied.
11 posted on 05/28/2013 11:36:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ScaniaBoy

What difference does it make? It was only about suppressing the vote of political opponents of his life long pal,and boss,during a Presidential campaign!


12 posted on 05/28/2013 11:38:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL


13 posted on 05/28/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ScaniaBoy; a fool in paradise

They’re going to order Attorney General to arrest Holder, wait and see!


14 posted on 05/28/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Catching a glipse of another dream!


15 posted on 05/28/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ScaniaBoy

The ‘r’ card gets played in 3..... 2..... 1.....


16 posted on 05/28/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Revolting cat!

yep .. there is no bias here.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Revolting cat!
They’re going to order Attorney General to arrest Holder, wait and see!


18 posted on 05/28/2013 11:44:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ScaniaBoy

How long will this “investigation” take?

A normal person could “investigate” this in about 10 minutes and have enough time left over to eat a dozen Dunkin Donuts.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 11:46:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Holder is looking out for “his people”.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: ScaniaBoy


21 posted on 05/28/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: ScaniaBoy

whatever he said, everyone lies about it. #demospeak


22 posted on 05/28/2013 11:50:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: no-to-illegals

“of course Witholder lied. “

He may have an out, the questioner was Hank (Guam is Capsizing) Johnson, that Mensa from somewhere in the South (to the South’s everlasting shame). Ole Hank has a good day when he can get up, relieve himself and tie his own shoes!
BTW, do you think Hank and Maxine Waters date?


23 posted on 05/28/2013 11:55:36 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

in this world America must be strong ... We Are!


24 posted on 05/28/2013 11:56:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ScaniaBoy

If the prosicution is investigating itself, due the the fifth amendment, would they be forced to not present the case? Or would the prosicution go ahead and ask all the right questions, but then not be allowed to use the answers?


25 posted on 05/28/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

So what if he did?


26 posted on 05/28/2013 12:02:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: vette6387
BTW, do you think Hank and Maxine Waters date?

ROTFLOL!

27 posted on 05/28/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: ScaniaBoy

Does Holder lie? Is his mouth moving?

Does Holder lie more than Obemba? Which one talks faster?


28 posted on 05/28/2013 12:13:48 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: American in Israel
You've just come up with a new version of the Barber's Paradox: The Holder Hitch

:-)

29 posted on 05/28/2013 12:25:30 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: mbarker12474

They make CBC babies.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: mbarker12474

“BTW, do you think Hank and Maxine Waters date?
ROTFLOL! “

Thought he was dating Cynthia McKinney.


31 posted on 05/28/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: mbarker12474

“BTW, do you think Hank and Maxine Waters date?”

I just threw that out there, but one thing is certain, the average IQ of the House goes up measurably when those two are away, it’s even better when the “Lee Sisters (TWB Barbara and Sheila) are on “sabbatical.” I have rocks in my garden that are smarter than the lot of them.


32 posted on 05/28/2013 2:11:59 PM PDT by vette6387
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33 posted on 05/28/2013 2:53:37 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: ScaniaBoy

What’s to investigate? Just go to the video tape.


34 posted on 05/28/2013 2:56:47 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ScaniaBoy

Well, here’s where the word parsing will come in. He’ll say that going after Rosen was about potential prosecution for SEEKING classified material, not disclosing it.


35 posted on 05/28/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: MestaMachine

Thank you


36 posted on 05/28/2013 7:57:30 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: william clark

I may be wrong, but I think there is a different kind of word parsing that went on. I believe Holder said he did not know of anyone who wanted to PROSECUTE members of the press.

He didn’t. He was INVESTIGATING a reporter. His out is that his warrant declared the reporter as an “unindicted co-conspirator”; he wasn’t indicted, so he was not being prosecuted, just investigated.

So ... Holder didn’t lie, he just misled.

Same as Obama, when asked if anyone in the White House knew of the IRS investigations, replied that he personally just found out about it from the press reports. He did not admit that his chief of staff and attorney knew; he just misdirected.

[”...... First, kill all the lawyers...”]


37 posted on 05/28/2013 10:38:01 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Mack the knife

Actually, I saw Obama asked when he learned about the IRS tar getting of conservatives, but he answered by telling when he allegedly learned of the IG’s report. So he answered a different question than what he was asked.


38 posted on 05/29/2013 4:30:06 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Iron Munro

“General Holder, Did you ever receive any money, securities, real estate or any other renumeration as a result of recommending pardon for the criminal Marc Rich?”

For old times sake


39 posted on 05/29/2013 4:43:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: william clark

...and his misleading answer screams that he knew, but he’s not worried about the press catching on.


40 posted on 05/29/2013 4:58:27 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: orlop9
I may be wrong, but I think there is a different kind of word parsing that went on. I believe Holder said he did not know of anyone who wanted to PROSECUTE members of the press.

He didn’t. He was INVESTIGATING a reporter. His out is that his warrant declared the reporter as an “unindicted co-conspirator”; he wasn’t indicted, so he was not being prosecuted, just investigated.

Correct. This is not perjury. Holder spoke first to a question regarding prosecution. He spoke later to a question regarding investigation. The cops can gather all sorts of evidence under warrant from the property of a person who in no-way is the target of prosecution.

Now... if we can find a DOJ internal informant who knew that Rosen was himself a target for prosecution, and not merely the holder of evidence related to a separate targeted person, then circumstances will have changed.

By the way... we need to stop thinking and talking as if "journalists" employed by a "news" organization somehow have greater or distinctly different Constitutional protections than other citizens. They do not. Or at least they shouldn't. Plumbers have IDENTICAL rights as journalists. Both can gather news, investigate news, and report news.

41 posted on 05/29/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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