Is Eric Holder Caught in a Fast and Furious Lie?
Over on the front page, Bob Owens brings up the "p" word.
News documents indicate that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder more than likely perjured himself in congressional testimony about Operation Fast and Furious earlier this year.
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News and William LaJeunesse of Fox News have been the only mainstream media reporters diligently working on the most important scandal in White House history, and it is no surprise that they concurrently released information indicating that the attorney general, who claimed in direct testimony on May 3 of this year in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he first heard about Operation Fast and Furious “over the last few weeks,” had actually been briefed on the program in a memo by the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center almost a year earlier on July 5, 2010.
A copy of the heavily redacted weekly report posted by CBS News offers direct evidence that not only was the attorney general briefed on Operation Fast and Furious, but that he was briefed on it regularly and was well aware that the program was sending thousands of weapons into the hands of the Sinaloa cartel...
Read the rest to see just how weird this could get. Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), who has led the congressional inquiry into Fast and Furious, has also brought up the "perjury" word concerning Holder's testimony before Congress as to when he knew about the operation. His recollection stands at direct odds with hard evidence. Holder's only defense now is that he doesn't read the memos sent to him, and didn't understand a very simple question about dates posed to him under oath. So, the US attorney general's best defense is incompetence. While that defense would be more than believable given his tenure so far, it's not one that should allow him to keep his job.