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  •  As I noted in my comment, I am only now putting... (3+ / 0-)
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    Aramis Wyler, trumpeter, Jerry J

    ... this controversy together. Your comment has prompted me to dig deeper into the allegation that Eric Holder has twice lied to Congress. I have Googled "Eric Holder lied to Congress" and the first seven screens appear to be either right-leaning sources or sources with which I am not familiar. I would very much appreciate you (or anyone) providing me with a trustworthy link that provides objective reporting on the allegation. Failing that, I am left to surmise that the President must have had a good reason for invoking executive privilege for the first time in his presidency (such as protecting law enforcement or informants). But, I'm always open to any objective report. Thanks for any information.

    "It does not require many words to speak the truth." -- Chief Joseph, native American leader (1840-1904)

    by highfive on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 12:04:09 PM PDT

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    •  Use "misled" instead of lied (2+ / 0-)
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      43north, highfive

      and you get a better selection.

      This may help from CBS:

      A primer on the "Fast and Furious" scandal

      But the first time Holder misled Congress was over a year ago.. He testified he first heard of Fast and Furious only a few weeks before.  However, documents prove he knew about it up to a year before.

      The second time was recently when Holder tried to implicate the Bush admin.  Holder stated the Bush admin officials were fully briefed

      At a Senate Judiciary hearing on June 12, 2012 Holder claimed Mukasey "was briefed" on gunwalking tactics in Wide Receiver "and did nothing to stop them - nothing." When Sen. Grassley asked Holder's office to provide any evidence to back the claim, Holder retracted it saying the statement was "inadvertent."
      Whatever the facts turn out to be, it seems Holder and the DOJ (and now the White House) have handled this rather poorly.

      It is a story most of us cannot even understand and even harder to report.  This would have been a very small item if Holder had cooperated early and kicked some asses, or simply thrown some people under the bus.  All the stonewalling is what has given this story legs.

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