CBS: Eric Holder Lied Under Oath?

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Eric Holder is undoubtedly one of the more political Attorney Generals in recent U.S. history. Already held in contempt by the House, this time he might be caught up in a cold case of lying under oath.

CBS News reported on the brewing case of misconduct:

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday expressing “great concern” about the possibility that Holder lied under oath during his testimony earlier this month on the Justice Department’s seizing of journalists’ records, CBS News has learned.

On May 15, Holder told the committee he wasn’t involved in “the potential prosecution” of a member of the press under the Espionage Act for disclosing classified information. “This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” he said. [...]

In the search warrant [that Holder signed off on], the FBI called Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” and suggested there’s probable cause that he violated federal law. Rosen was not charged with any crime.

House Judiciary Republicans, in their letter, raise the possibility that Holder perjured himself by issuing an ironclad denial of any involvement in the investigation and potential prosecution of reporters.

Truth is not in the eye of the beholder. Eric Holder’s assertion is not only factually incorrect, it stretches credulity that he would not recall a hopefully rare case of labeling a journalist a criminal for the purpose of invading his records and tracking his whereabouts.

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