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There are new developments in operation fast and furious wiretap documents obtained by congress suggest the attorney general Eric Holder.
And perhaps the White House knew more than they've talked about -- admitted about the botched gun running staying.
In a letter sent to holder congressman I surprised the following.
Having seen the wiretap applications we now know the information coming from the Justice Department has been misleading.
And that must stop he joins me now -- show.
Vice chairman of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee -- sir good morning -- You.
Good morning bill and and thanks for covering exactly the verbatim because the White House is spinning that somehow.
Were misleading what's in these documents that they know we can't make public because they're under seal.
But they've read we've read.
And it's very clear.
Plenty of people who work and continue to work where holder and are not being held accountable knew they were -- walking and knew they were continuing -- -- Okay you you raise an interesting point there this is not public information.
It is your word against their word for the moment why are we to believe you.
Well because I've shared all of these documents with the ranking member make -- available to both parties up and down the -- Again these are sealed under a federal court order.
For obvious reasons of the sensitivity of the details what they discovered but we're not interested in what they've discovered.
We -- -- redirected who signed -- saw these documents.
And as a result what they knew.
And what we know is that people is Justice Department.
Directly working for the attorney general political appointees and some career professionals.
All knew they were gun walking saw -- in the documents and continued to allow it to happen and that allowed congress to be misled for more than ten months.
After a false letter and false testimony was given to congress that's the crux of the -- to specific to specific.
You say cover up.
Of course this is a cover up you know you don't -- to congress and then lie about lying to congress men lie about knowing you lied to congress.
And then not fire the people who do it did all of that.
And have it be anything but a cover up.
That's really what it's become Brian Terry's family is not getting the kind of accountability for the people who knew and allowed him to ultimately be gunned down.
That's part of it.
But congress also has a role which is how can Eric Holder continue to lead an organization.
When he has people working for him that lied to congress are continuing to lie to Bryan Terry the Border Patrol agent was gunned down.
With weapons from fast and furious how do we allow that you know Lee Iacocca used to say you've got a lead follow or get all the way.
That's a message for Eric Holder lead follow or get all the way.
And your attorney general you don't get to follow through either lead or resigned to specific questions these wiretaps that they come out of Washington.
-- the field office in Phoenix.
Because you know.
Do you obtain documents everywhere but but the actual -- the final signatures for these.
Had to be signed by individuals in Washington are they going to go after.
You're whistle blower.
Your source we're not gonna we're not gonna make our whistle -- available that's been one of the most sensitive areas because some of the early whistle blowers are already feeling retribution they're being treated horribly particularly some of the ATF individuals.
And although we can keep them from losing their job -- whistle blowers.
They're already feeling the retaliation of this administration as they continue to lie and cover up the action of this and of course try to blame.
People at the local level -- in fact we now know this was a Washington DC program to be clear.
You're saying that Eric Holder.
Knew about the wiretaps.
And he was aware of all the information.
Is that three -- to be clear Eric -- signatures are not on the wiretaps but individuals who report to him on a daily basis are.
And that's that's why we're we're going to be talking obviously to the attorney general on Thursday but that's why we sent a letter which was not refuted.
But rather talk to round about the whole question of the signatures on there and what it means -- -- -- thank you more to be uncovered on this thank you thank film this morning.
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