Eric Holder Under Investigation By House Judiciary Committee For Lying Under Oath

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With the euphoric market once again serving as a much needed distraction from far bigger geopolitical issues, many have forgotten the plethora of scandals the Obama administration has recently found itself engulfed in. This may change shortly, following news that the head of the US Department of Justice, Eric Holder himself, is now being investigated for lying under oath. Will he too receive an extended absence of leave (with pay) after pleading the fifth, or will the circle of lies slowly but surely start to unwind? Of course, in the New Normal it is probably not only expected, but given, that the chief legal enforcer is just a little more equal when it comes to the same justice he is tasked to enforce.

From The Hill:

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill.

 

The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917.

 

“In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material - this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” Holder said during the hearing.

 

However, NBC News reported last week that Holder personally approved a search warrant that labeled Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen a co-conspirator in a national security leaks case.

 

The panel is investigating whether NBC’s report contradicts Holder’s claim that he had not looked into or been involved with a possible prosecution of the press in a leaks case.

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knukles's picture

Goddamn!
I was sure the House was first gonna do something really important like look into Justin Beiber abandoning his monkey in Germany.

Shirking responsibility again.

PS... Looks like Little Eric is being led down the Rose Garden path as the fall guy for all this shit.

ACP's picture

Hopefully. I'd like to see him burn. A lot more fall guys (or girls) will be needed for the last 3 1/2 years of this regime.

exi1ed0ne's picture

How do you keep a forest fire from burning down everything?  You do controlled burns.

DaveyJones's picture

the only thing Eric is truly under is the radar

gmrpeabody's picture

+1

(look closely..., he's coated with Teflon)

Richard Chesler's picture

No honor among bankster muppets.

 

BLOTTO's picture

I thought this dude was Oprah's long time bf - Steadman G?

.

Anyway, both are birds.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

In related news:

"The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Mark Everson, Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 to 2007, during the Bush administration, visited the White House exactly once while in office. Indeed he felt like he’d “moved to Siberia” so out of the ordinary political loop was he. But Douglas Shulman, Commissioner from 2008 to 2012, during the Obama administration, visited the White House 118 times just in 2010 and 2011. His successor, Steven Miller, also visited “numerous” times."

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/05/27/a-frequent-visitor-to-the-w...

cougar_w's picture

Obama has a regular lunch time game of pick-up basketball.

Pure Evil's picture

Wipe your chin dere Eric, it looks like you missed a spot of Obunga jizz during your last knobshot.

macholatte's picture

 

Hey!

Y'all jus tryin ta keep da black man down.  It ain't gonna work, ah say.

Da brutha don't got nuttin to worry bout. Axelrod got his back.

Oh regional Indian's picture

A long drawn out inquiry, a short trial, a suspended sentence ending just as the presidency does, presidential pardon... case closed.

Mark Rich anyone?

ori

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Eric "Abscessed Scrotum" Holder will end up scooting away from this with less trouble than Irving Lewis Libby.

smlbizman's picture

i am sure the maverick  and true republican john fuckface mccain will put a stop to this..he will not allow his party to be abused like this...the question is what party? and it aint dem or repub...

SafelyGraze's picture

I want to say one thing to the american people.

I want you to listen to me. 

I'm gonna say this again.

I did not have armamentual relations with that country, el mexico.

I never told anybody to lie. 

not a single time.

never.

these allegations are false, and I need to go back to work for the american people.

 

 

DeadFred's picture

Give him a break. That's not even once a week and he swore under oath that at least one of those times was for an Easter Egg hunt.

greyghost's picture

more horse shit for the masses. all while my country slip slides away under the rule of thieves. the asses in the house will accomplish nothing but endless nonsense for the cameras. the new reality tv.

spine001's picture

He is personally responsible for the MF Global mass theft and for protectinc Corzine. If he falls Corzine goes in JAIL... A lot of garbage could surface...

malikai's picture

Not likely, sadly.

"We hang the petty thieves and promote the great ones to office."

Aesop

greyghost's picture

the statute of limitations will run it's course before corzine ever steps into the docket in a court of law. this is all theater and reality show antics. love your positive attitude tho.

wisefool's picture

During Timmays confirmation hearing, they asked him specifically if that was his goal, by cheating on taxes in 2002, hoping the statue would run out in time for his appointment.

I wonder how much money is spent housing people in IRS prisons? Could a smart person figure that out instead of all this .gov grabass?

greyghost's picture

the house majority from the stupid party are ill timed with all these investigations so early. the masses will grow tired of the sound bites by the end of this summer. should have waited and done much more investigating behind the scenes and brought this all forward early next year. you just can't account for stupid!

ebworthen's picture

greyghost said:  "more horse shit for the masses."

Yup.  They will "grill" him, have some good photo ops and video clips, a couple of headlines, angry words with no actions.

Holder will say "I mispoke" or "I wasn't aware that was what you were asking me about specifically" and offer a mea-culpa.

An "I'm sorry", with CONgress slapping him on the wrist with a letter or proclamation. 

Holder and Corzine to laugh about it all over a sumptious lunch paid for by the taxpayers of the nation.

bank guy in Brussels's picture

Key figure for impeaching Eric Holder, and indeed for 'legal' restoration of America's Constitutional government, is John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - the main person to initiate impeachment of Presidents or Federal Judges too.

But Conyers has already been threatened with death, being murdered just like Judiciary Committee Congressman Sonny Bono was murdered, and Conyers had his own wife criminally charged and imprisoned, as a warning to him to back down.

Detroit's Congressman Conyers had been fooled by Obama. He has long had huge files on America's bribed federal judges, and was planning to act on those files as his fellow black Obama took office, to help some of the thousands of innocent black people inside the US prison gulag of 2.3 million prisoners.

But the US oligarch families moved first, they indicted Conyers' wife, jailed her, and threatened to kill Conyers himself, and Conyers agreed to shut up to save his own life, and leave his fellow black Americans to rot in prison even when innocent. Conyers can do nothing for them except die as a martyr, with the media telling lies about him after he is buried.

Most Americans seem not to know, but Congress really is 'supreme' in the US Constitution, above the Supreme Court. They have the power to remove Presidents for 'Misdemeanors' and remove Supreme Court and all Federal Judges merely for lack of 'good behaviour'. The pivotal person in the entire US Constitution, is really the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

But the US Congress is intimidated and under mass threat of death. Quite a number of Congressman have been killed, including on the Judiciary Committee itself ... which was very useful in threatening John Conyers.

---

Ten notable Congressmen and other US national political figures, all found murdered or suspiciously dead - Senators, Congressmen, Federal Judge, Governor, CIA Director - after questioning corruption or disturbing US oligarch leadership ... since the 1963 JFK assassination

(1-2)
Two Congressmen, Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr, House Majority Leader, along with Alaska Congressman Nick Begich, killed in the same plane crash, 16 October 1972; Boggs was involved in JFK assassination investigation

(3)
Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia was killed on 1 September 1983, booked onto the Korean airliner that was shot down over the ocean; McDonald had filed bills asking the US Congress to investigate the globalist bodies, the Trilateral Commission and the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations)

(4)
Former US Senator from Texas John Tower, killed in plane crash 5 April 1991, after criticising Reagan-Bush scandals

(5)
William Colby, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, found dead 27 April 1996, laughable story he drowned after paddling his canoe by his Maryland weekend house; Colby had made revelations critical of US policies

(6)
Sonny Bono, singer from Sonny & Cher, Congressman on the key House Judiciary Committee, killed 6 January 1998, after gaining position to investigate corruption at America's highest levels, Bono handled files on judicial corruption and the CIA drug trade ... story that excellent skier Sonny went head-on into a tree ... even ex-FBI people say it was murder

(7)
US Missouri Governor Melvin Eugene 'Mel' Carnahan, killed in plane crash 16 October 2000, opponent of vicious US Attorney General John Ashcroft, Carnahan won an election even after being dead

(8)
US Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota, killed in plane crash 25 October 2002, after leading opposition to the US Iraq War

(9)
Former US Congressman Wayne Owens from Utah, found dead in Tel Aviv, Israel, 18 December 2002, while investigating the triangle of US-Israeli-Palestinian Authority corruption

(10)
US Federal Judge John Roll shot dead in Tucson, Arizona, 8 January 2011, shortly after ruling against Obama and the US gov't ... drugged up 'lone gunman' promptly supplied, 'confessing' and otherwise barely seen

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Only problem with your theory is that the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is actually Bob Goodlatte (R) from Virginia.

nmewn's picture

It was a great theory though ;-)

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Paul Wellstone died because he had 2 underqualified pilots flying him around in a King Air in weather they couldnt handle.  Pilot had overstated his qualifications, and had a second job, and was lacking sleep that day.  Co pilot was pretty new to the job, and wasn't in a position to handle the plane in those conditions that day.  I flew charter back then.  New young pilots with low flying time, flying some pretty heavy equipment around in bad weather.  No conspiracy there.  Wellstone should have spent some money and flew with a better charter company.

12ToothAssassin's picture

Moral of this story: Stay away from airplane flight.

New_Meat's picture

Moral of this story: don't be cheap-assed hiring rookie charter pilots with your own money.  Treat the charter as though your Socialist practices in Congress also apply to your life.

- Ned

SMG's picture

He was wrong about who was the current chairman, but he does have a point about the intimidation of congressmen, and suspcious deaths.

 

 

francis_sawyer's picture

as in... It's NOT this... it's THAT?... [rolls eyes]

knightowl77's picture

Conyers is not the Chairman...beginning in 2011, the Repubs tooks the chairs

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)

 

 

EDIT: Sorry Buckaroo, didn't see your post

Ignatius's picture

Cui bono?  A knowledge of human nature and some familiarity with dynamics of power (Machievelli, et al) is all one needs to understand what's going on.  Proper journalism just fills in the details and can be an important aid in connecting the dots.  This is why real critical thinking is discouraged in school and our culture -- it threatens and exposes power centers.

Nice piece from James Corbett:  http://www.corbettreport.com/

TahoeBilly2012's picture

There should be a position at Goldman waiting for him either way.

El Oregonian's picture

"How do you keep a forest fire from burning down everything?"

You don't, if the administration is gasoline...

snakeboat's picture

Here in CO, we're at the point where controlled burns aren't gonna help at all.  Whole sections of Summit and Grand Counties are going up in smoke soon... and I mean miles and miles

knukles's picture

PSS  Betcha he can just claim "National Security" telling everybody to piss off....  Remember, that "out" was in a whole bunch of those acts passed in the last 10 or so years shredding the Constitution.

cougar_w's picture

They usually claim "net sec" before they lie. This should be interesting.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

Yes, National Security covers almost everything criminal doesn't it.  Shhh, little boy, don't tell your parents, its our little secret.  You can hide all kinds of shit behind "national security". 

Who gets the redacting job anyway?  Go long sharpies!!

Muddy1's picture

"following news that the head of the US Department of Justice, Eric Holder himself, is now being investigated for lying under oath"

TRANSLATION:  Holder investigates Holder for lying

DeadFred's picture

And if he is held in contempt once again his underlings will be in charge of (not) prosecuting him. At least it would put a crimp in bipartisan cooperation in authorizing the next ramp up in the debt ceiling.

kchrisc's picture

Even if this scumbag does take the "fall," he'll bounce into a better "paid" position at some connected firm.

Question is, will he be able to avoid the guillotine when it comes for retribution?

Lost My Shorts's picture

Holder has redefined the word "hack" and will be a historic embarrassment, but in fairness, he only said he would not prosecute a journalist under the espionage act.  The Obama MO has been to screw leakers to the wall, but not actually prosecute journalists.  The Fox reporter's email was raided in hopes of finding the government leaker.

Troll Magnet's picture

How dare you criticize Eric Holder and Obama?  You racist!

xtop23's picture

Gimme an effing break. All these assholes have each other's back and are made of Teflon.

gmrpeabody's picture

A thousand pardons..., I used the Teflon remark before reading yours.

Muddy1's picture

"Holder himself, is now being investigated for lying under oath"

 

Soooooooooooo lying is OK as long as it's not uner oath????????