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Did Attorney General Eric Holder Lie To Congress Under Oath?

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During Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee he made an interesting statement in response to a question from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA):

JOHNSON: I yield the balance of my time to you.

HOLDER: I would say this with regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. That 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.

Interesting statement given that we now know Holder approved a search warrant for a reporter’s emails who was cited as a co-conspirator in a leak investigation.

Holder was under oath at the time raising the possibility of a perjury charge.

This comes as a new report reveals prosecutors fought to keep the James Rosen warrant a secret. Perhaps Holder thought they would succeed and he could make the false claim that he had no involvement in the prosecution of a member of the press for disclosure of material and get away with it. In any case, AG Holder has proved again that he can not be trusted to perform his duties.

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Dan Wright

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.