HERE IT COMES… HOLDER NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR LYING UNDER OATH
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.
Leftist talk show bully Bill Press joins Huffington Post and MANY others on the left calling for Holder’s head.
Talk radio host and former chairman of the California Democratic Party Bill Press said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder should be fired over the subpoena of reporter phone records.
The Justice Department’s surveillance of a Fox News reporter is “disturbing,” David Axelrod said Tuesday.
The former Obama campaign adviser specially said he found it troublesome that the Department of Justice decided to label chief Fox News Washington correspondent James Rosen a criminal co-conspirator in a national security leaks case.
“I do think there are real issues regarding the relationship with the media on this leak matter,” Axelrod said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The notion of naming a journalist as a co-conspirator for receiving information is something that I find very disturbing.
“We have to figure out … how we deal with national security leaks and how we protect the freedom of the press and the freedom of reporters to operate,” Axelrod continued. “And certainly this Rosen case raises some very disturbing issues.”
At this point I believe Eric Holder will likely resign or step down. It’s the most logical step for Obama as the 2014 elections begin to kick in and scandals are ripping his narratives apart. If Axelrod falls on his sword, the Obama administration gets away with the Benghazi lies, fast & furious, the press hacking, etc. Holder puts a lot of the scandal heat to rest and they know it.
Obama and his allies in media are desperate for a reason to move out from under these scandals and a rolling head like Holder’s is the best way to go. The question then becomes… who will replace Holder and what sort of post-AG discipline will be in place for Holder once he steps down?