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June 5, 2013 - 12:46 am
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Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.”

Conyers was asked for his opinion on the panel investigating Holder’s role in seizing the emails and phone records of AP reporters and Fox News correspondent James Rosen.

“I’m going to be meeting with the attorney general on this — is it tomorrow or the next day? I want to try to get some clarity on it,” said Conyers on Capitol Hill.

“Holder’s been put in a bad fix. I’m assuming that he has not ever authorized this, but there are people saying that there are memos that he did so my take is to talk with him about it.”

Conyers also said he does not view Holder as a “liability” for Democrats.

“No. Even if he’s made some mistakes, I don’t think he’s a liability,” Conyers said. “Been pretty good guy on most of the issues.”

Conyers told PJ Media that his meeting with Holder would be off-the-record.

In sworn testimony on May 15, Holder said, “With regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy.”

News reports that followed Holder’s testimony have raised questions among the Judiciary Committee’s members.

“Media reports circulated revealing that in May, 2010, the Justice Department had sought and obtained a search warrant for emails belonging to Mr. James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for FOX News. The search warrant was issued in the investigation of the publication of an article by Mr. Rosen in June, 2009, that allegedly contained classified material,” said an open letter written by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin to Holder on Wednesday.

The New Yorker magazine obtained a copy of the forty-four page search warrant affidavit, which alleged that the source of the material was Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a Lawrence Liverpool National Laboratory employee detailed to the State Department. In the affidavit in support of the search warrant, FBI Agent Reginald B. Reyes stated, ‘…there is probable cause to believe that the Reporter [Rosen] has committed a violation’ of 18 USC §793(d) [the Espionage Act] ‘at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator of Mr. Kim.’”

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Well, it doesn't take much to connect the dots....and all of them are black.
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Conyers wife is in Prison for fraud.. His admitted that the bills are written in a way that he cannot understand so he doesn't read them. His Morgage is underwater.. This is last person to rely on for credible information.. Or Sound judgement..
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"“Holder’s been put in a bad fix.”"
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Conyers is about as dumb as a red brick. Holder hasn't be 'put' in a bad fix - Holder has PUT himself in a bad fix. Doing dirty deeds then lying about it wasn't the actions of someone else - Holder DID it to himself. Mr. Conyers' wording leaves the impression that external forces did this to Holder.

Why do some districts keep electing the well entrenched of the left hand side of the Bell Curve?
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The problem in Congress is that there are a bunch of gutless Rinos with no backbones and therefore we still have this fraudster and all of his thugs still in office..... Obama should have been impeached a half a dozen times by now but the House does not understand their job. They keep worrying about Obama being removed from office - that is the job of the Senate and the house needs to do their part and send the impeachment on, whether he is removed from office is not their concern. Their job is to impeach every time he breaks the laws of the Constitution, period!!
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Homeboys are tight; Yo?
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Well, it doesn't take much to connect the dots....and all of them are black.
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in another response from Conyers - he said "ya know, if the person was a conservative - we'd have him swinging from a tree"
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I would tend to think that Holder isn't the problem, as long as he is supported and protected, because then he won't turn on others and tell what he knows.

And that is even more scary, to have such a person being able to intimidate and black mail others from doing what is right.
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More baseless opinion.
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Conyers should shut the hell up. 50 years of fraud, theft in office, and Democrat rule in general has ruined Detroit to the point of bankruptcy. The city's creditors will be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar, a once world-class water system is in ruins, and the bondholders might as well piss into the wind as to expect payment.

What the gangsters in the unholy marriage between the unions and the Democrats have done to Detroit is what the entire country has to look forward to if we don't make some huge changes in the next couple of years.
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Conyers is so deeply ensconced in the corrupt political class that he thinks his only job is protecting others in his class.
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CYA: Conyers yo ass.
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Conyers: waging law fare on our enemies is exactly what we want him to do. Conservatives are our enemies, Romney's supporters are our enemies, Fox News is our enemy. See-nothing Holder has done a splendid job.
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Why doesn't Obama just get his new recruits from the Detroit pool, they all seem to swim in the same water. Obama sure has the street corner hustler routine down pat, never associate with anyone that is smarter that you or knows more.

Obama legacy, debt deception and deceit.
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why go to detroit? chicago still has plenty of obama worshipers frothing at the mouth to help destroy america.
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Says one of the crookedest pols to ever come down the pike. Hell of a recommendation.
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He doesn't think his wife Monica (nee Convict) Conyers is a liability, either.

This guy is a lame democrat apparatchik, a throwback race hack.
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