Did Eric Holder lie to Congress about Fast & Furious?
House Oversight Committee preps contempt vote for attorney general
- Duration 6:15
- Date Jun 15, 2012
House Oversight Committee preps contempt vote for attorney general
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You implied that we were working together when in fact.
Since may eighteenth.
Nothing nothing has come from your department not one shred of paper have you and your attorneys produced internally.
The materials responsive.
To the subpoenas.
We believe the we have -- because -- now mr.
attorney general you're not a good witness a good witness answers a question asked.
I was one of the many duels that have taken place on Capitol Hill between house oversight committee chairman -- I say and the attorney general Eric Holder.
And next week congress will -- whether or not to hold the AG in contempt over his stonewalling over the fast and furious investigation joining me now studio would much more.
Our three members of the oversight committee congressman Mike Kelly congressman John Mica and Paul -- -- as they remain right.
Thank you as I if it's been awhile since we've had -- First of all it's -- how many months eighteen months.
The week you've been asking the attorney general to hand over information documents right.
Now and in you know I I gotta tell you as a father or grandfather moved them will be hearing that they had the most impact on me.
Was watching the Terry family sit there and they can query -- the -- yet and it's an agent Terry's colleagues.
And you could see what they were going -- so in a bit this investigation.
-- goes a lot further like deeper the you know just in order to give the pair that that carries peace of mind.
Given some type of closure we have to finish is that we have to get to the -- why it happened to guarantee them that'll never happen again just to remind people congressman.
The these guns were given to these.
Cartels these organizations.
And then there were used in this case Brian Terry was killed with a weapon that was provided to the cartels by the United States government.
Well you know.
People forget how all this started.
As a gun control administration they tried to put the violence in Mexico on the blame of the United States.
So they contracted this scheme can actually sending.
Are federal agents sending.
Guns down there and trying to.
Took some little deal to say that we've got to get more guns under control that's how this all started.
Getting more guns and put control so we give exactly to the yanks were former White House for the eleven months they completely denied.
We asked and asked Terrell and I and others asked for information on this they completely denied anything for eleven months.
And then they finally admitted it now they're trying to dribble and drab this so it goes beyond the election how many months is -- -- on.
This is eighteen months we always guest in the spring we -- the fault.
Now the little game that's being played -- we're gonna cooperate you've heard that yet registries I.
I wanna talk to -- that -- talked it's they don't want a confrontation.
I'm telling you there's going to be a vote we're gonna hold the guy in contempt by.
See if -- are we watching the trial of a guy by the name Roger Clemens.
And wasn't one of the issues -- the issues lying to congress has the attorney general in the United States been honest with congress.
Forthcoming -- with congress and do you think he lied to congress -- -- not you know coming from Arizona we feel like the stepchild of this administration over and over again and he's been -- misinformed and he's tried in this inform the public he's tried to direct them according to he has what has he lied to congress I would yes.
And so will can charges be filed against the attorney general some point I I believe so and I and I hope that leadership in congressman -- -- Doesn't allow that conversation happened with the attorney general.
I think everything that we -- be put on the table and nothing lasts.
I -- what I want to know because.
As you leading into this contempt -- that's gonna take place next week went on Wednesday.
All of a sudden now -- say -- and -- -- will give you the documents after eighteen months now he wants to give the documents I don't know what and what's worse.
That he's gonna give it at the last minute.
-- would any deal like that be struck or is it too late for the attorney general ammunition surprise anybody this is an administration loves talking and just keep talking and talking and talking to we get past a certain date.
I would just say that right now and I think that the -- I agree and and also chairman agree.
-- -- There's an accountability here the takes place and when the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.
Decides to budget and we're a nation of laws in and in a nation that believes that nobody's above the law.
That includes the attorney general and for him to take a pass missed it and continues -- what we just need to talk more.
It's time to stump talking -- -- Fisher company what does it mean if the attorney journalists held in contempt and it.
Well I think Kim again this is the chief prosecutorial.
Officer the United States he's supposed to be protecting the citizens.
Actually one of our agents was killed and others -- have been maimed and -- guns have been used in the violence across the border.
And it hit its target our meet our guns that the federal government and that.
And look what we need to find out is who cooked up the plot and their bunch of people lace our own it's a burka over the you know under the bus.
He's the it was a former chief of staff to an -- -- time -- they don't want this to come out before the election.
And and I was on with Charlie Rangel the other day and Charlie really summed it up he says.
That this needs to be put off till after the election when and that's what they're trying to do -- they've given us what seven or 8% of the documents.
And other gonna say wouldn't it be a few more and think you know and we're gonna drag this out.
I'm John you know I've always learned that trust is a series of promises kept tell me where the promises been kept it hasn't happened -- it shouldn't be until we see something on the table.
I'm I don't think we go beyond anything else but the contempt charges but it and what happened at about how many -- they're gonna vote for contempt next week.
No there's thirties -- thirty some of them actually wrote a letter kid that the president and the attorney general that they had grave misgivings about them you know.
You know I've got a resolution of no confidence on the floor because we totally have lost you know the the validation of what this attorney general stands for the rule of law and the president's seems to stand by and no surprise fast and furious is just the beginning and -- about.