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I have speaking of speed fast and furious on Capitol Hill sparks really flying their between lawmakers and Eric Holder.
Republican congressman Darrell ice and accusing the attorney general being -- -- -- On operation fast and furious take -- listen.
Have you and your attorneys produced internally.
The materials responsive.
To the subpoenas.
We believe the we have.
Funded because -- now mr.
attorney general you're not a good witness a good witness answers a question asked to let's go back again.
Have you and your attorneys produced internally.
The materials response -- was to be taken the time to look up are subpoena and find out what material you have responsive to it or you simply.
-- invented a privilege it doesn't exist.
You saying internally that we internally have you ruled all that information.
We've looked at 240 custodians -- process millions electronic records and -- -- 140000.
Documents and produce to you about 76 -- so a 140000 documents and how many documents are responsive but you are withholding at this time.
-- we produced 7600.
V look I don't wanna hear about the 76 on.
Chairman I would day to -- lady is out of order with the lucky at least chairman parliament's right in -- excuse me mr.
chairman I would day to allow the attorney general to be able to finish.
These and you.
Well how about that joining us live -- -- Fella who is here Republican congressman Randy Forbes from Virginia and member of the House Judiciary Committee congressman always good to see you.
Right so I says look I'm I'm -- -- -- eight times -- handed over 7600.
But it does sound like a lot except when you do the math and you figure out he's -- -- A 132400.
Documents what do you think he's hiding.
Greg the point is exactly what you just said it -- and no matter if they.
Attorney general's been there seven times or seventy times if every time you asking the key question he says I don't know where he won't answer it.
That matter he's given a 7000 documents or 700000 documents if he doesn't give us the key documents.
This is the attorney general of the United States he should be spearheading this investigate each and instead of stonewalling it.
And we found out yesterday great that he's been consulting with the chief strategist for the Obama campaign about what you should be saying and doing and we just like that's an appropriate.
We've got to step back and realize you know we had a law enforcement officer who lost his life because of this program.
Hundreds of people in Mexico who lost their last because this program.
And the -- Mexico says this is poison the relationship between these two countries.
And and really impact it's something that two administrations have been working on and -- is taking in a year and still hasn't completed this invest priced.
holder says look we didn't really know senior officials didn't know about the gun walking operation -- 2011.
Do you -- The affidavits.
That are incidental to the wiretap applications -- show.
That they knew about it in 2010.
Does it specifically say that that the gun walking operation in 2010.
Greg I did not have -- not possession those applications but I sister -- mr.
-- -- presented them and represented that that's exactly what they said yesterday at the hearing.
And yet mr.
holder did that refuse to talk but you've got a problem with that because you -- congressman ice obtained those illegally.
Didn't -- Well I can't say that he obtained them illegally I don't know how congressman -- obtained only the -- was allowed to see them and the applicants.
Yet I can't I can't answer that the only thing that I can tell you.
Is that the attorney general has been stolen bases in this investigation.
And yet you know Greg it's important every time he wants to do an investigation or file an action.
Against states with Republican governors -- can do a very very quickly just can't do it when it comes to the Department of Justice -- I wanna be fair here because there were Democrats or your committee and I was watching yesterday.
Who said you pick a manic.
You know the ATF was doing the same sort of thing under the Bush Administration.
And you now Darryl I -- any other Republicans on the committee which would include you.
Trumping this up for political purposes what do you say about Greg both of collisions out first bomb glad that you raise that.
One of the things you have to recognizes even if that was true under the Bush Administration we didn't have anybody -- lost their life.
Because of this the second thing when you look at the politics -- it.
It's the attorney general's office that's really making -- the politics because they refuse to give this information.
And now we're finding out their chief strategist.
Is actually meeting with them -- consulting -- -- about what -- -- I'm out of time let me ask a quick question me get a quick answer if I -- is Eric Holder in your judgment.
Lying to your committee.
Can't say is he's lying but I think he certainly hasn't been doing the job he needs to be -- attorney general Stanley stepped down congressman congressman Randy Forbes thank you very much.
Thank you for it.
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