Remember when Lois Lerner claimed that more than 2 years’ worth of her IRS emails had been lost because her hard drive crashed?
Of course you do.
Remember when it was reported that 6 MORE IRS employees, in Lerner’s division, couldn’t access THEIR emails because…THEIR hard drives had ALSO crashed?
Remember when we were all told that there had been NO electronic backup of ANY of those emails?
Sure you do.
Remember when we discovered that all IRS emails are backed up on TAPE and that unfortunately, while YOU and I have to keep YEARS worth of OUR records should the IRS demand to see them…the IRS itself only holds onto their backup tapes for a scant 6 months?
Remember when the IRS Commissioner sat before the House Oversight Committee and told us all that those emails were unrecoverable?
Remember when Congressman Paul Ryan said THIS to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s face?
I’ve always said, “If you want to know what liberals are up to, just pay attention to what they accuse conservatives of doing.”
Liberals, for years now, have accused conservatives of being an angry, violent mob.
Compare and contrast Tea Party rallies with those of liberals, socialist unions which support liberals and the Occupy movement.
Enter the abuse of power, via the Department of Justice under this corrupt administration relating to Fox News reporter, James Rosen.
In 2010, Eric, “Fast and Furious” Holder’s Department of Justice obtained private emails and phone records of James Rosen. They also obtained the emails and phone records of the PARENTS of James Rosen.
The cover for these actions was to build a case against Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, an accused leaker of classified information but…That’s hardly where it ends.
The Justice Department, in order to obtain the court order FOR those email and phone records from Rosen and his parents, ACCUSED ROSEN OF BEING A CO-CONSPIRATOR IN ESPIONAGE!!!!!
If you want to know what liberals are up to, just pay attention to what they accuse conservatives of doing.
It was ALSO deemed necessary to…KEEP THE PROBE OF ROSEN SECRET…SO THAT ROSEN WOULD HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND HIMSELF…IN CASE THEY NEEDED TO FURTHER PROBE HIS, AND HIS PARENT’S EMAILS AND/OR PHONE RECORDS.
Listening to Holder feign amnesia in one congressional hearing after another is nauseating. He’s done it 8 times now and I have had quite enough.
The committees have subpoenaed some 80,000 documents, emails and memos from Eric Holder and he has turned over only 7,600 of them.
Holder himself yesterday admitted to having 140,000 such documents but upon questioning from Congressman Issa as to how many subpoenaed documents he has YET to turn over, Holder would only say that he has turned over 7,600.
Speaker Boehner, in not answering questions, in stonewalling, in lying, in claiming he does not recall dates, conversation or reading documents, in claiming he has no idea who knew what, when they knew it or who if anybody they told, Eric Holder is clearly showing contempt for the congressional committees.
We all watched and listened to the sound bites from yesterday’s hearing. We all heard time and time again…”I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” I was not aware,” and on and on and on.
We heard the contentious back and forth with Congressman Issa and we listened while Holder refused to answer question. We heard it and I suspect, you did as well.
All of that was rehashed non answers of questions asked and not answered by Holder in 7 previous hearings but there was something new. Something startling. Something which did not get much notice yesterday, but I want to bring it to your attention today.
This was the give and take between Eric Holder and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
In this, you will hear, point blank and no question about it, Eric Holder PERJURE himself before the congressional committee.
PERJURY, Mr. Speaker.
Watch and listen.
From an email dated Oct 17th, 2010, from Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein to James Trusty:
“Do you think we should have Lanny participate in press when Fast and Furious and Laura’s Tucson case [Wide Receiver] are unsealed? It’s a tricky case, given the number of guns that have walked, but it is a significant set of prosecutions.”
Then on Oct. 18th, 2010, from Trusty back to Weinstein:
“I think so, but the timing will be tricky, too. Looks like we’ll be able to unseal the Tucson case sooner than the Fast and Furious (although this may be just the difference between Nov. and Dec).”
“It’s not clear how much we’re involved in the main F and F [Fast and Furious] case,” reads the email, “but we have Tucson [Wide Receiver] and now a new unrelated case with [redacted] targets. It’s not any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in MX [Mexico], so I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like ‘Finally, they’re going after people who sent guns down there.’”
Mr. Speaker, with the words being read aloud to him by Congressman Chaffetz, Eric Holder stood his ground and told Congressman Chaffetz that those emails DID NOT REFER TO FAST AND FURIOUS.
Mr. Speaker…clearly…Eric Holder is lying and THAT, sir, is perjury.
For Eric Holder to insist, over and over again, that these emails do not refer to Fast and Furious when he is told over and over again by Congressman Chaffetz that they clearly do because they indeed mention Fast and Furious by name is both showing contempt for the Congressional Committee and committing perjury.
No more delays, Mr. Speaker. No more waiting. No more chances, Mr. Speaker.
I call on you to bring charges of contempt and perjury against Eric Holder NOW.
You, sir, have allowed Eric Holder more than a year to comply, and it is obvious to the world that he has no intention of doing so; and to allow this travesty to continue is, in and of itself, a travesty and any who would allow the continuation of it are themselves guilty of aiding and abetting the contempt, the perjury and the travesty.
Not for one more day Mr. Speaker, should the Attorney General, the head of the Department of Justice, be allowed to obstruct justice!
In May of this year, Eric Holder testified before a Congressional committee that he first heard about operation Fast and Furious just a few weeks previous to his testimony. At first he said he wasn’t sure when he heard about it then, upon being pressed told the committee it was just a few weeks ago.
Eric Holder lied.
Documents and emails now show that Holder was aware of the operation which allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels 10 months before his testimony.
Holder’s exact quote, when pressed was that he had “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
In fact, a memo from the Director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther, informed Holder that straw buyers in Operation Fast and Furious “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”