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House Judiciary to Holder: Explain Discrepancies Before Committee
Posted by Randy | June 07, 2013
Last week, I appeared on Fox News to discuss the allegation that Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath. On May 15th, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Mr. Holder said under oath, “With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy.” Soon after, it was revealed that three years prior, Mr. Holder had been in discussions regarding a search warrant for Fox News correspondent  James Rosen’s emails and phone records.  Since then, I believed, as I do now, that Eric Holder has not been forthright with his testimony. Now, when asked to explain his divergence from the truth, the Attorney General has ignored the requests of Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and directed a subordinate to speak on his behalf. This is not acceptable – not for a government official and certainly not for the office Mr. Holder occupies. 
 
As the top law enforcement officer of the United States, Mr. Holder owes it to the people he serves to answer the questions posed by their voice in government. Yesterday, I joined all Republican members of the Judiciary Committee in signing a letter to Mr. Holder requesting that he appear in-person before the Committee and directly offer an explanation for the discrepancies in his earlier testimony. I look forward to Mr. Holder’s personal response.
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  • John Torres commented on 6/7/2013
    We forget that the Constitution laid out a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. The US government and our elected officials work on behalf of and for the benefit of the American people. We should hold our officials accountable; they should be accountable to us. Eric Holder needs to satisfy this Constitutional imperative by testifying in front of Congress.
  • Gregg J commented on 6/7/2013
    Not only should Mr. Holder be held to account, so should all federal employees. I would really like to see the light of day shine down on congressional/whitehouse interaction with lobbyists and special interest groups. This interaction is the core of problems with the federal government. Let's hold all agency heads, congressmen and the whitehouse to this standard and see what shakes out.
  • Gregg J commented on 6/10/2013
    Yes, AG Holder should testify and be accountable for actions of the DOJ. Next, lets bring congressional interaction with lobbyists and special interest groups under the microscope. Pointing fingers at government agencies is only acceptable if you're willing to accept the same scrutiny. Well congressman what's your answer?
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