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Lawmakers considering a perjury charge against attorney general Eric Holder -- they say they're still waiting to hear from him.
But top Republicans sent a letter last week to the AG questioning his testimony under oath before congress last month.
They're focusing on his involvement in the potential prosecution.
Of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and they are willing to play hard ball they argue.
To get the answers.
Well I think we ought to have subpoena the attorney general to come back -- answer those questions specifically.
This is congress fulfilling its constitutional.
Obligation to provide oversight over the executive branch of government.
How oversight is tough.
And -- -- you receive an oversight latter.
There are consequences for not complying.
That was James Sensenbrenner from over the week in new York Republican Peter King member of the house homeland security committee with me -- -- -- good morning to you and welcome back here.
To America's Newsroom -- -- sensenbrenner -- that close but doesn't cross the line and Bob good luck was on our program on Friday he does that close -- doesn't cross the line.
In your view to Eric Holder lie under oath that he perjured himself.
I have the same position as Bob good -- I'm going right -- I think he's certainly misled congress.
-- and it's again perjury is very finely tuned crime that's been looked at very -- That's why they what chairman good why is doing as far as only hearings as far as looking into the entire issue.
Is essential this is the attorney general of the United States.
And before is accused of perjury everything should be done to make sure -- staged on the right way of pay you any kind of charges are -- -- But again at the very least Eric Holder misled congress he -- -- obligation to Georgia's attorney general should do.
And that's to be honest from congress whether or not it rises the level of a felony.
That it did remains to be seen that's what chairman bill that's going to be looking he's an excellent Germans.
So you would argue then that Eric Holder should come back and answer questions under -- -- absolutely as the chief law enforcement -- from the United States.
He cannot have this cloud hanging over me as an absolute obligation to congress and the American people.
To explain what he said when he basically yeah said that he was not involved any criminal prosecution.
James rose's name was put into an affidavit he was -- cola co conspirator in the criminal enterprise -- mean that that.
If -- to me.
That seems of course alive but again I wanna wait and see however Coleman explains that -- -- a chance to do it but to do that he's got to come back and have a world.
Here for Democrats argued they argued that there is wiggle room and Eric holder's statement and and they also argue there was never intent to prosecute James Rosen.
How much does that matter now based on what we.
You know when you talk about it and the issue of the First Amendment you talk about the attorney general -- the United States being under -- You shouldn't be relying on wiggle room.
That to me is almost as serious as -- indictment as a perjury indictment would be that the attorney general of the United States playing those kinda games while he's under oath.
So as far as intent again that's been what the hearing can bring out.
Get a better right here as was his intent but clearly is intent was not to -- congress the full truth you may -- -- but you.
But what does one thing does it explain it away if there was an intent to prosecutor.
Is that are they splitting hairs there.
On the that was -- -- and that's from saint.
It may be that maybe I must say you have maybe a legal defense -- cola but to me is not a moral sense and it's not a policy defense and he -- -- responsibility.
-- -- -- two things here approval numbers with -- for a reporter right now 28%.
Approve of his job performance.
You know throughout history the attorney general takes a lot of heat off the -- you know that going back administrations for.
The past twenty years as a New York Times piece this morning the suggestion is that at least for some people inside the west wing.
They believe ever shoulders should step down -- should step aside.
I don't know what you think of that but is that the way it should play out.
Wildfire where -- -- I would resign I'm gonna let this play out on its own I think there's enough evidence building up.
And the president were to make a decision or call we'll have to make it I don't see how remains in office over -- much longer since she's lost so much credibility with congress and the American people.
And the attorney general yeah he does take -- He's also in a unique position.
And -- while he's a political appointee he's also so this post -- impartial.
Administrator of justice and -- -- is clearly seems of course -- got the wrong hood is that her resignation the president would accept.
I -- -- that -- I think I can't speak to the president but when you start seeing stories about west wing officials.
Background the New York Times.
That's usually an indication that it has been made by some people in the White House to push him out I doubt -- be doing that without the approval of the president.
But again the president has a very royal circle over the past.
Peter King congressman from New York sir thank you for your time.
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