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                       Attorney General Eric Holder 

          Perjury or just a Convenient lapse of memory


noun \ˈpər-jə-rē, ˈpərj-rē\

: the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath : false swearing

On May 15, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Judiciary Committee. He was questioned by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) regarding the Justice Department’s investigations into whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917, and the involvement of whistle blowers and leakers, and the phone records from the Associated Press. To the question regarding the subpoena of gmail records of Fox News’s Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen, Holder answered: “Well I would say this, in regards 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. In fact, my view is quite the opposite”  It was reported by NBC News that Holder did in fact know about the subpoena and had personally read and signed off on it. Holder also agreed that Rosen could be guilty as a “Criminal Co-Conspirator” to gain approval of the search warrant. The DOJ had to go to a third judge to find one that would agree to approve the warrant after the first two refused to sign the order.

The question of whether Eric Holder did commit perjury is a question that will have to be answered and if proven he will then need to be prosecuted. It should be obvious to all that the Attorney General did in fact both perjure himself and intentionally misled Congress. The caveat in this is proving that Holder
intestinally lied and mislead congress in an attempt to hide his involvement in the entire affair. It is certain that Holder and his supporters are at this time looking for every loophole and excuse to shield him from the charges that will most certainly be made by some members of Congress. Perjury is a serious crime and can carry fines and up to 5 years imprisonment and/or both.


A letter was sent to Holder from Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.). In the letter Holder was asked about his statements that he had been totally uninvolved in the James Rosen investigation and resulting subpoena for Rosen’s gmail records. The letter further asks Holder to provide any and all policies regarding search warrants involving emails from members of the media. It also asks that Holder reply on or before June5, 2013.

Will Eric Holder be found guilty of committing perjury before congress? Further hearing will have to be help to determine that fact. Will Holder be forced to resign because of the cloud now over his head? That will depend on how much of an outcry there is and if he becomes too much of a distraction and burden on President Obama. The White House seems to have an unlimited number of busses to throw people under to protect itself and with the baggage Holder carries with him over the Black Panther fiasco, the Fast and Furious debacle and now this investigation may very well spell the doom of Obama’s good friend and confidante. 



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