New Documents Show Attorney General Eric Holder Committed Perjury Before Congress

Nice Deb
10/3/2011

We already knew he was lying. Now we can prove it.

ABC’s Sharyl Attkisson has the scoop, once again ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010:

The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.

In Fast and Furious, ATF agents allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to cross the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

It’s called letting guns “walk,” and it remained secret to the public until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered last December. Two guns from Fast and Furious were found at the scene, and ATF agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the operation.

Ever since, the Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself. But the new documents leave no doubt that high level Justice officials knew guns were being “walked.”

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.

Chairman Issa asked him, “when did you first know about the program officially known as Fast and Furious?” What’s confusing about that question? What’s not to understand?…

The article continues, with video, from C-SPAN at Nice Deb.

At GatewayPundit Jim Hoft has video report from Fox News Channel.

Verum Serum has the video report from CBS News.

 

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