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Gohmert: Holder’s credibility is 'shot’
The Hill ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ben Goad

Posted on 06/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT by jazusamo

A GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee said Saturday that Attorney General Eric Holder had lost the trust of the American people, arguing the Justice Department has been turned “into a criminal defense firm” over an ongoing government leaks scandal.

“Eric Holder’s credibility has been shot," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said during an appearance on Fox News.

Gohmert lambasted Holder for refusing to publicly explain his role in the agency’s probes into media leaks, which involved the monitoring of reporters’ phone records.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced late Friday that Holder had agreed to meet privately to discuss testimony he gave the panel last month.

Gohmert said the concession would not satisfy the public – or members of the press.

“How are you going to feel when you know we’re meeting behind doors to talk about how he may be invading your rights and getting your e-mail and checking your phone calls?" Gohmert questioned Fox News’s Uma Pemmaraju. “It’s not enough."

The panel is looking into whether Holder misled lawmakers on May 15, when he testified that Justice has never sought to prosecute a journalist on his watch.

The testimony doesn’t jive with a warrant application, approved by Holder, that named Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator in the alleged leak of classified State Department information, Republicans assert.

Holder’s agreement to meet with lawmakers follows a heated back-and-forth between the agency and Republicans on the committee. 


“He made the DOJ into a criminal defense firm and now they will help him prepare answers that they keep vague,” Gohmert said.

While the meeting will be closed, Gohmert said he would discuss whatever transpires to the extent possible without divulging classified or sensitive information.

“I want the public to know what’s going on,” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazi; corruption; ericholder; fastandfurious; firstamendment; gohmert; holder; impeachnow; irs; louiegohmert; obama; rosen; texas

1 posted on 06/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Not that he ever had any cred to begin with.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 11:29:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Right on!


3 posted on 06/15/2013 11:30:35 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

And 0’s is intact yea right!


4 posted on 06/15/2013 11:41:35 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: jazusamo

Givem Hell Louie!


5 posted on 06/15/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jazusamo
Gohmert: Holder’s credibility is ‘shot’

REALLY? I'll believe that when:

He Resigns

He is Fired

He is indicted by a special prosecuter picked by congress

He is indicted by a special prosecuter per the regime.

I want ACTION. Lip service = bull$h!t

6 posted on 06/15/2013 11:52:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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The testimony doesn’t jive with a warrant application, approved by Holder, that named Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator in the alleged leak of classified State Department information, Republicans assert.

It doesn't gibe either...

7 posted on 06/15/2013 12:02:56 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Vaquero
I want ACTION. Lip service = bull$h!t

I do also. What we are going to get with this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" will be NADA/ NOTHING when it is all over. Of course that is what should be expected in banana republics.

8 posted on 06/15/2013 12:11:06 PM PDT by Digger
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To: smokingfrog

Exactly. He should have never been confirmed.


9 posted on 06/15/2013 12:15:42 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: jazusamo

Holder sure likes HIS privacy. Little concern for ours.

“Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced late Friday that Holder had agreed to meet privately to discuss testimony he gave the panel last month. “


10 posted on 06/15/2013 12:17:10 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Yep, the turkey only agreed to meet privately because he knew he was going to be subpoenaed. What a sad excuse for an AG.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 12:25:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Nothing will happen.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid know that we are the weakest generation America has yet seen.

The US belongs to them now.

Even FR is dying- look at our post numbers now vs a decade ago.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 12:29:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly-we are walking up the planks.)
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To: jazusamo
When he said the word "shot", did the place go into lockdown?
13 posted on 06/15/2013 12:32:20 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Digger

Just finished watching “Red Dawn”. An honest Mano e Mano fight would be better than this bogus Dhimmicrat/RINO subterfuge.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

Is it too much to hope that “credibility” is a euphemism for some part of his anatomy?


15 posted on 06/15/2013 1:29:37 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: jazusamo

The night before father’s day, I remember how my dad loved to use ‘shot’ to mean ruined, worn out, destroyed, etc.

“We need a new car. Ours is shot.”

The fence is shot. The back steps are shot. The tires are shot.

I don’t hear many people use it that way these days.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 4:43:13 PM 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
The night before father’s day, I remember how my dad loved to use ‘shot’ to mean ruined, worn out, destroyed, etc.

Yep, my Dad did the same, we're from the same generation.

17 posted on 06/15/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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