Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath

Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath (ZeroHedge, May 28, 2013):

With the euphoric market once again serving as a much needed distraction from far bigger geopolitical issues, many have forgotten the plethora of scandals the Obama administration has recently found itself engulfed in. This may change shortly, following news that the head of the US Department of Justice, Eric Holder himself, is now being investigated for lying under oath. Will he too receive an extended absence of leave (with pay) after pleading the fifth, or will the circle of lies slowly but surely start to unwind? Of course, in the New Normal it is probably not only expected, but given, that the chief legal enforcer is just a little more equal when it comes to the same justice he is tasked to enforce.

From The Hill:

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.

The panel is investigating whether NBC’s report contradicts Holder’s claim that he had not looked into or been involved with a possible prosecution of the press in a leaks case.

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1 thought on “Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath”

  1. If he used one tenth of that energy on exposing the bankers and wall street, we might be an economy on the way to a real recovery today. Instead, he chose to use his considerable powers to suppress the corporate media. Our media is already a joke, nobody believes anything printed or broadcasted by US news outlets. It has already become a propaganda tool.
    Do Nothing Holder does nothing that is necessary, and wastes his power to criminalize pot smokers and other foolish excursions of futility. He would not use his powers to go after the crooks who destroyed our financial system for all time, or took a single step to restore our credibility. Instead, we are known as an oasis for crooks.
    Even Murdoch’s son moved over here once it became apparent the UK was going to arrest him. Our nation has become a banana republic, of the quality we used to point at in South America.
    This is what happens when true fascism rules. Fascism is the complete marriage of business and government……another good term for it would be a corporate oligarchy.
    Americans slept too long. Now awake, they find they confront a nightmare without end.


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