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New questions this hour Jenna following yesterday's announcement -- the House Judiciary Committee is now investigating whether attorney general Eric Holder lied to congress.
While testifying under oath about his department's pursuit of journalists' personal records.
During a hearing on the matter earlier this month mr.
holder told lawmakers that he was never involved with or had any knowledge of what he called the quote.
Potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material.
But only days later it emerged that it was mr.
holder himself who signed off on the very search warrant identifying our own correspondent James Rosen.
As part of a criminal conspiracy.
To leak classified information.
Let's talk about it -- judge Andrew -- -- -- Fox News senior judicial analyst judge welcome John good morning.
There are four investigations.
You think Eric -- going.
Survived -- I don't think he'll survive them to the extent that hill -- remain in office -- attorney general.
But I also don't think he's going to be prosecuted for perjury which of course is you know is not unprecedented.
It interestingly James Rosen wrote a book.
A biography of John Mitchell one of mr.
holder's predecessor is.
Who was prosecuted for perjury lying there for the congress and was convicted want to federal prison for.
But in this case I think he'll be politically undermined.
As members of the president's own party decided -- -- -- anything -- -- with this let's whether he lied told the truth or misled he clearly gave the impression he knew nothing about this it's an awful things that they did calling James a criminal.
One when there was no basis for whatsoever in order to justify getting a search warrant of his private emails that Democrats will wash their hands and it.
And the president's hand will be forced let's take a look at what Eric Holder said this is on May fifteenth two weeks ago today.
Here's what he told congress -- With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material that is not something that.
I've ever been involved -- That is not something I've ever been involved with -- and yet we know that he.
Personally signed off -- on on the search warrant.
For James grosans personal records that go on back to 2000 so it's really strange that he would make a statement like that.
I don't know -- was under oath.
But it doesn't matter because he has the same legal obligation to tell the truth -- congressional committee whether they administered the oath to -- not and the penalty for failure to do so is the same.
It's really weird that the attorney general would do that.
And then his own Department of Justice two weeks later.
Leak to NBC news well he really did know about it in -- -- personally signed off on it and then over the three day Memorial Day long weekend.
The Justice Department that he runs would confirm yes attorney general holder did know about it that day he takes his job that seriously.
Now there's the the inevitable question what were you telling the truth how was it that you told this congressional committee that you knew and knew nothing about it did you forget.
In which case your confidence is to be questioned.
Did you liar misleading which case you're not qualified to be the attorney general.
Always good to have your take on this judge I'm sure we're gonna have you on many many more time I don't think this is going to be over in March are -- -- and Polycom thank you pleasure.
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