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It's an -- -- -- senator talent attorney general Eric Holder he should go that he should resign.
And those blistering comments came during another heated -- about operation fast and furious.
You've violated the public trust in my view and you buy.
Failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office.
attorney general it's more with -- sorrow than.
Then regret than anger that I would say that you believe me no.
Alternative but to join those that call upon you resign your office that's my sincere hope that -- Obama will replace she was someone -- up to that challenge.
There's some -- factually wrong with the premise is that you started your.
Statement with united it's it's almost breathtaking in its inaccuracies like that but I will they'll simply leave it at that does that have -- ninth time that I have answered questions before a congressional committee about.
Fast and furious.
A few more talk about fast and furious -- attorney general that put an end.
To the misguided tactics that were used in fast and furious so I don't have any intention of resigning.
-- White house press officers say yesterday that the president has absolute confidence in me I don't have any reason to believe that that in fact is not.
It's not the case.
The senator Chuck Grassley a -- -- senator John corner and we asked him.
Senator -- Baltimore is going to be doing -- thing I UND ranking member of the judiciary -- -- -- -- senate right -- us and today you had attorney general Eric Holder testified the house.
Senator Carnahan says that he should resign as attorney general thank you agree -- senator aren't.
Or if you'd asked me this question a few hours -- -- -- probably would have said yes I'm open to hit his so called negotiation.
But I don't like the fact that he's talking about -- -- Constitutional crisis because he is created this constitutional.
Crisis and I think it's a situation room where.
He's finally waking up to the fact that there is.
People serious about getting this information one way or the other.
And he should be held in contempt if he doesn't give us this information because he's taking contemptible action against -- Congress.
As for backup is that the house subpoenaed documents last October.
In the investigation to to what happened to the border agent was murdered.
And it and now we're in -- and instead the house says that they have not receive those documents beads that Justice Department says that.
But congressman ice is -- -- the facts and that they have provided information other than that information which is part of an ongoing investigation.
That they don't want to jeopardize so.
Do you have any sort of got in terms of us congressman ice.
And then and then and the allegation and used to -- things.
Let me qualify for you why -- is right and holder is wrong and that is by one count.
Documents pages of documents that we should be -- -- We've only got 6000 under that count there's another count of -- 140.
Pages that we think -- Justice Department knows exists we've only gotten 7000.
There so by either count.
You can quantify.
That there in contempt of congress by either 74000.
Pages for a 140000.
Pages and it seems to me that.
That that that's such a small amount that they've given there without a doubt.
They are misleading congress and accusing congressman ice or something that he shouldn't be accused because let me say in congressman -- favor.
Since I started this investigation January 2011.
And I wasn't getting any place with my own inquiries.
Of oversight of the Justice Department.
I went congressman -- -- and I said you know can you open up investigations -- that you got subpoena power.
And and everything that's out there congressman I said it deserves credit for.
Without a subpoena power I -- -- -- have any of this information.
And there's so much misleading information that comes.
You know the Justice Department says.
Well you know they don't even know about gun walking all the bottom line of it is we got plenty of email that -- long time before they said they knew anything about it.
That they knew it existed and they encouraged it.
-- in light of that light of the fact that you say that they're misleading.
The United States senate.
Misleading in the house represented by they I mean the department of justice and the attorney general as the head.
Light of the fact the -- been sitting out there since October and you say it's on the field not respondent.
Why in the world in the last few guys what could possibly change our mind that suddenly think that that is an egregious enough to coffers resignation like center -- Well.
Why they are willing to negotiate now is a basis of there at the foot of the gals and they know that the they might the -- be strong and that would be.
The house approving of it if you're asking me why I would not call for resignation right now I think -- -- -- keep as much credibility is I can.
Two let's see what can be negotiated.
But I'm I'm have a very short leash on.
I'm not willing to give very much they've got to show within a week or two.
That they're willing to cough up these documents or -- -- -- contempt and at that point.
I'd be willing to say.
Resigned because you haven't negotiated in good faith.
In terms of negotiation.
I mean you -- think of negotiating give and take like you know I give it 101000 pages -- 101000 pages.
But here you want to investigate I assume you want all of the pages right you don't want them -- I thought so what and what it.
Possibly could the Justice Department attorney general do but deliver all the pages that you have subpoena minister what's to quote be negotiated.
Well there's certain accusations against that that are emails.
-- and wiretaps that are sealed.
By the court they can answer court.
Actor on -- loans do you want them to you all and I that's I ascent up the attorney general.
Weeks ago and we don't have we reading get an answer and they haven't done anything.
Is -- and point of no return -- the attorney general doesn't ask to have those documents unsealed or available for -- perhaps.
A private viewing by the by the senate is that you know dealers often in in -- living with a -- where you.
Probably know that we've gotten over clandestinely and we don't know exactly where.
But these documents came to congress size we've had a chance to view them and that show -- concretely.
How we have been -- led by this Justice Department.
So why -- so why is still willing to serve like you know let me read this family of of agent Terry -- -- a year and a half for information about.
Their relative who was murdered they've been waiting.
We get information out what happened out of -- with a Secret Service within a matter of weeks and so I know what does it mean even -- -- these documents.
Or you're not if you're entitled to them you should have if not doesn't have.
Okay but the point is if your question goes back to resignation.
I'm not sure that I want to start negotiating with a new attorney general after we've been after this.
I wanna see what we get down to the bottom right now but the point is that they've been stonewalling per year and -- And it's time and I'm glad that congressman nice and presumably speaker Boehner are moving ahead we -- the contempt citation.
-- appeared betting man will the Justice Department.
Comply or not Biden did the quiet what's your gas -- together.
My guess is since they're going to stall all -- -- until after the election because I think there're things in this document.
That's going to make.
This administration look very bad at a time of re election.
And they wanna stalled until after the election except the Conn smythe is going given him two -- June 20 at least for his committee to vote on a contempt citation well.
And that may bring them.
To reality to what and how open does.
We want the information.
We the only thing that I want there's.
Is somebody scalp that approves this they should have to get out -- government and be held responsible.
Because they led to -- their decisions lead to the death.
And and then you with a secondly we want to make sure that a stupid program like fast and viewers never happens again.
Senate thank you -- thank you.