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So the White House now President Obama defending his attorney general ever colder under fire is pressure mounts on holder to answer more questions about that.
Botched federal gun running -- known as fast and furious.
My next guest says the president is the only one left of confidence and -- yeah -- Texas and chairman of the national Republican.
Senatorial committee and senator good morning to you.
One so you made it clear you don't support Eric Holder.
Why the lack confidence.
He's got some explaining to do He testified -- wrote that He -- know about this botched.
Program known as fast and furious until April 2011.
Even though O'Brien carrier Border Patrol agent have been killed using one of these guns that.
Were bought in the United States and walk.
Across over New Mexico under the nose with the under by design by the -- about all tobacco and firearms so.
Eric Holder we now find out actually was -- ten months earlier than He testified and wrote that He knew about this program.
Look -- he's got nothing to hide -- the auditors come up to the -- and clear up the conference center let's be very clear about this do you believe.
That the attorney general told the truth.
Well I don't know that.
I do know there's a contradiction between his sworn testimony in what the written.
Emails that were released just a couple of days ago show.
And now he's offered a lame excuse saying well he's had the report but He didn't fully understand.
The problems -- that port report revealed.
I just think it's it's implausible and we just need to get the story straight from law attorney general holder have you concluded.
How much you believe He had knowledge of this operation.
Because the Department of Justice came out -- -- testimonies being consistent has been truthful.
Talked about his knowledge of tactical components whatever that is.
Yeah -- that it's not been consistent and it's implausible that in an organization like the Department of Justice that went.
A US law enforcement officers killed using weapons that have walked across in the Mexico in the hands of the cartels because -- Program design and implemented by a US government agency that the attorney general would not know.
So I believe He either did know or He should've known and that's why I think He has some explaining to do.
Up here on Capitol -- do you expect him to come back and testify and answer those questions and if so is that a week is that a month or is that down the road.
Well as you know while my party is in the minority so we can't compel him to come only.
Senator Leahy chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee but given out what would be your expectations senator.
Well I again bill.
We can't make him do it but I would think He would want to do it if He has an innocent explanation for this apparent contradiction between his sworn testimony.
And the written them understand the point you're making that you spend a little bit of time in Washington nine years I believe going back to 2002.
It is this the kind of story that nags -- an administration -- as the kind of story that works its way out.
Or ultimately is Eric Holder on the hot seat for very long time.
Well I think as long as they continue to Stonewall this thing and not come -- what they full explanation this is not the -- not gonna go away.
And like so much of what happens on Capitol Hill it's not the original offense it's the cover -- That causes so much problems -- the attorney general can.
Can clear this all up if it's an innocent explanation and I hope He.
Takes advantage of the opportunity to senator thank you for your time John Cornyn Republican -- -- Texas thank you sir.
Thanks for our -- island.
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