Goodlatte: DOJ Didn’t Follow the Law in AP Subpoenas
May 16, 2013 - 11:23 am
The White House must be speed-dialing foreign leaders to ask them which one wants to be next to stand next to Barack Obama. There is a danger, though, of lightning striking with each lie he tells.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Thursday that it appeared the standard procedures for subpoenaing records from a media organization were not followed in the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records from The Associated Press.
“There is a process when you are subpoenaing documents from a media organization that apparently were not followed in this case and we need to find out why,” Goodlatte told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Now, even liberal talker Bill Press is calling for Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder.
“I have no confidence in Eric Holder anymore, and you shouldn’t either,” Press wrote. “This AP story from the Justice Dept is too far-reaching. Seizing these phone records is a violation of freedom of the press. FIRE Holder.”
On Thursday, Press renewed his call for Holder’s dismissal, writing, “I still haven’t heard a legit justification for the subpoenaing the AP phone records. They didn’t notify AP, they didn’t narrow search.”
“What ‘breach of national security’ are we talking about re the AP story? It’s BS and Holder should be fired,” Press tweeted.
On Fox just now, Democrat talker Julie Roginsky said that Obama’s claim that he only learned about the IRS abuse last Friday, in the press, means one of two things: Either he’s uniformed because his staff aren’t doing their jobs, or he knows more than he is saying and is not being “entirely forthcoming.” It clearly pained Roginsky to speak both of those possibilities.
It’s such a distinct pattern we have here: Obama doesn’t know anything. Holder doesn’t know anything. Hillary Clinton doesn’t know anything. About anything.
The truth, obviously, is that they all knew. They’re just lying about it now.