Report concludes Holder misled Congress, GOP asks for his removal

ericholderHouse Republicans released a report Wednesday and “formally accused” Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress with his “deceptive” testimony back in May, Fox News reported.

After reporting their findings, lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama saying they have “grave concerns” about Holder and called for a “change in leadership” at the Department of Justice.

Holder, testifying before the Judiciary Committee on May 15 on DOJ leaks investigations, said he “knew nothing” about the “potential prosecution” of Fox News reporter James Rosen, when actually, it was reported later, Holder himself approved the warrant for Rosen’s email communications.

“With regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material, that is not something that I have ever been involved, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy,” Holder then testified to the Judiciary Committee.

However, a House committee investigation concluded Holder’s testimony was “deceptive and misleading.”

According to Fox News:

“The deceptive and misleading testimony of Attorney General Holder is unfortunately just the most recent example in a long list of scandals that have plagued the Department,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.

Mr. Holder attempted to disguise his clearly erroneous reading of the statute as a defect in the law,” the report said. “Rather than admit that he gave deceptive testimony, and that Mr. Rosen was actually a target of prosecution (and further raise the ire of the media), Mr. Holder instead represented that Mr. Rosen was never a true suspect.”

This explanation, the report claimed, served “only to provide cover for Mr. Holder’s misleading testimony.

Read the House GOP letter to Obama. 

Read more from Fox News.

Janeen Capizola

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8 thoughts on “Report concludes Holder misled Congress, GOP asks for his removal

  1. Robert Edwards says:

    It is well past time that this out and out liar steps down from a position that should be served by someone who’s honesty and integrity could never be challenged.

    1. aliswell says:

      Agreed, but honesty and integrity aren’t on Barry’s “must have” list. I don’t believe these qualities are even on his radar.

    2. Gary Ross Calvert says:

      What good is an honest person in a dishonest administration. That person would not “play well’ with his cohorts and might actually expose the truth. We can’t have that in a “transparent” administration. I keep looking for Webster’s to redefine transparent, but so far it seems only Obama knows the new definition. But then he “knows” everything…just ask Carney.

  2. luv18wheels says:

    I don’t believe Eric Holder will step down anymore than Obama will fire him….that’s his best buddy and he can do no wrong…..anymore than Obama can do no wrong…the MSM and OBAMA will turn this back on the republicans by twisting the truth and HOLDER will come out smelling like a rose!! Do they ever hold this administration responsible for anything they do no matter how criminal it is? No they don’t!!!

  3. HolyCowRUKiddingme says:

    Obama and Holder will NEVER leave ! That was their plan
    Fine with me – Get the Senate RED in 2014 and IMPEACH them both

    1. bytebear says:

      I agree. Impeachment is the only way.

  4. Joanne Long says:

    I read the “civil law enforcement” act of Obama’s and Holder is a huge part in this. Obama can’t afford to lose him as he is the one who will set up who is to be attacked and held in FEMA camps, then the DoD will arrange it. So Holder has to stay to pull off Obama’s demise on us.

  5. Doug says:

    Out with the old in with the new.

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