Skip to comments.Gohmert: Holder’s credibility is 'shot’
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 Holders 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 agencys 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 were 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 Newss Uma Pemmaraju. Its 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 doesnt 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.
Holders 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 whats going on, he said.
Not that he ever had any cred to begin with.
And 0’s is intact yea right!
Givem Hell Louie!
REALLY? I'll believe that when:
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
It doesn't gibe either...
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.
Exactly. He should have never been confirmed.
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. “
Yep, the turkey only agreed to meet privately because he knew he was going to be subpoenaed. What a sad excuse for an AG.
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.
Just finished watching “Red Dawn”. An honest Mano e Mano fight would be better than this bogus Dhimmicrat/RINO subterfuge.
Is it too much to hope that “credibility” is a euphemism for some part of his anatomy?
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.
Yep, my Dad did the same, we're from the same generation.