To get quickly up to speed on the latest on Fast & Furious:

–Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional committee he’d only “heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

–CBS has documents that show Holder was informed in 2010.

–Holder now says he mis-understood the question (pause for laughter) and he did know about it, just not the details.

–DOJ officials told CBS News that the gun-walking operation referenced in those memos wasn’t Fast & Furious, but a different one (there’s another one?).

–Fox News reported on a former DoJ official who knows Holder and said that he receives dozens of memos a week and “doesn’t always read them.” What a convenient dereliction of duty. What other memos do you think Holder might not be reading? Maybe something about Solyndra?

The plot thickens:


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Update: It’s on:

House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

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13 Responses to “What Other Briefings is Eric Holder Not Reading? Update: House GOP Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Holder

  1. Truesoldier on October 4th, 2011 2:17 pm

    "DOJ officials told CBS News that the gun-walking operation referenced in those memos wasn’t Fast & Furious, but a different one (there’s another one?)."

    I nearly spit my coffee out when I read that I was laughing so hard. Reminds me of a story a cop once told me. He had pulled a guy over for running a stop sign. The driver told the officer he did not run a stop sign. The office told him that he saw him run it. The driver was about to argue the point further when the drivers wife leaned over and said "you have to excuse my husaband. He probably didnt see the stop sign as he is really drunk."

  2. Dexter_Alarius on October 4th, 2011 2:18 pm

    Negligence: It's what's for breakfast!
    Include the SCOTUS in that.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 4th, 2011 2:21 pm

    When you take your CAR to the mechanic and he asks you, When did you first notice your car was leaking oil? Answering "just over the last few weeks" is perfectly acceptable.

    If your wife asks you "When did the church announce they were having a Men's Golf Event, saying… Oh a few weeks back, will probably wash.

    Handing a Senate Judiciary Comm. a purposely vague and frankly flippant answer like that should be all the "screaming red flags" you'll ever need! We're not talking about your dry cleaning here Eric? But I always credit Mr. Holder w/ having -perfect- posture! Ever notice that? Know his mom would be proud. Have they foreclosed on her yet?

  4. Truesoldier on October 4th, 2011 2:25 pm

    And then claiming you did not understand the question. You have got to be kidding me. That shows either utter incompetence or utter contempt.

  5. Marshall_Will on October 4th, 2011 2:52 pm

    Truesoldier,

    Since we've no concern of trolls 'here' I'll go w/ utter contempt! Especially since defining, REfining, reDEfining and begging the question is what attorneys do best?

    In his heart of hearts, Holder knows he'll be shown the door. He knows this. Bammie will not take the heat. Period. He's just stalling and doing the necessary damage control to grease his transition ( he 'thinks'! ) back to the pvt. sector.

    Just get it over with already dude.

  6. SignPainterGuy on October 4th, 2011 3:07 pm

    I`m going with BOTH !

  7. Truesoldier on October 4th, 2011 3:24 pm

    I do see that the House GOP is requesting a special counsel to look at Holder for perjury. The sad thing is this is probably an attempt to make it look like they are doing something to hold people accountable, but will end up with impeaching Holder for perjury and nothing more.

  8. Marshall_Will on October 4th, 2011 4:39 pm

    "perjury and nothing more"

    You're right. I've been so eager to get this #4 or #5 a-hole out of there, never stopped to think he won't be held accountable for all the bloodshed he's directly responsible for!

    Not a Pyrrhic Victory exactly, but certainly an EMPTY one. Doubly so for the families of slain law officers. At that, EH will drag this out for a month of Sundays.

  9. Granny55 on October 4th, 2011 5:20 pm

    And it seems DOJ and the White House is not happy with CBS reporter Sheryl Attkison. She was on Laura Ingram today and said a rep from DOJ yelled at her and a rep at the White House SCREAMED at her that she was being unfair and biased in her reporting……WOW talk about thin skinned. Me thinks they protest too much about getting caught with their pants down.

  10. sizemorew on October 4th, 2011 5:50 pm

    Here's hoping the House GOP nails Holder's butt to the wall.

  11. Truesoldier on October 4th, 2011 5:52 pm

    I saw that and Sheryl Attkison even named names:

    [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.

    Bet she has been reproted to Attack WAAAAAAAAAAAATCH!!!
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cbs-news-repo

  12. SignPainterGuy on October 4th, 2011 7:11 pm

    This is getting interesting now; asking pRes. Zero to appoint a Special Council. Will he actually allow it to proceed ? Will HE appoint the council, or let someone else ? If so, will this "council" be legit, or just more shills for / from the regime ?

    Arty Johnson in his Nazi uniform, holding his cigarette backwards (Laugh-In), "Verry interestink !"

    This trail leads all around the administration and all the way to the top !

    Did anyone else see (I think it was) the DoJ proposed the elimination of the ATF ?

  13. maladroit on October 4th, 2011 8:47 pm

    I'm SOOOO surprised that Herr Heinrich Holder MAY HAVE told a fib! He's such a stand-up kinda guy!

    Just ask anyone over at Gibson Guitars. They just love him over there.

    Boycott ESPN!
    I mean… BSPN.

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