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Tonight the Justice Department -- that attorney general Eric Holder lied to congress in a letter just hours ago to the House Judiciary Committee the Justice Department insisting the attorney general accurately testified.
That he had never been involved in the potential prosecution of reporters.
That letter went over like a lead balloon with many Republicans and tonight there are new calls for attorney general holder to resign David summer partly coming from inside the west wing.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani joins -- I see you sir good to see you -- -- -- through the year and I should I should add that my -- -- program that -- that instead -- good lad who sent -- original -- Justice Department just says we got a response from the office of legislative council we believe it's not responsive to the questions we -- the the AG so now what.
Probably the answer is I.
Never angeles' standing is admitting that he committed perjury officially say -- they're playing it playing word games.
Mean I if I were defending -- and perjury charge me Eric Holder tiger probably get him acquitted because it's enough ambiguity in the way he gave the answer.
Today that they were asking about a prosecution he gave the answer I never prosecuted however here's what he did.
He he announced under oath in an affidavit that.
He was putting this man under criminal investigation.
For the purpose of figuring out whether to prosecute.
That was the change they made to the affidavit to persuade the magistrate decided the idea that rose and with no co conspirator in the rose -- -- -- That -- committed a crime allegedly committed a crime.
So technically that's not prosecuting him they didn't charge him with a crime but certainly it's investigating him for a crime.
With the I would tonight to a prosecutor -- to -- and this is really splitting hairs.
Except there's one part which is sent to me tonight so I actually the same view -- -- did.
Some us senate could tweeted in reg guide to -- quota of the treats him before congress in regard to potential prosecution depressed for the disclosure of material.
This is not something I've ever been involved -- heard of or would think would be wise policy and a couple days later the -- -- -- that.
I mean that it that.
That's -- as we can have a big semantic argument about that.
But it certainly means he was seriously involved in an investigation.
Of a reporter.
With the allegation being -- that reported committed a crime criminal act now this data prosecution is an investigation leading to a prosecution.
Certainly he misled the congress I can understand why fire on the other and it really congressional and I'd be going crazy tonight.
And basically saying OK well maybe they should return there is a perjury or -- perjury but he sure is misled us and he -- being -- And he is he is certainly -- and then let's get let's get to the underlying act.
What the heck is he put that affidavit and in the first place.
And making these allegations against against mr.
Rosen stated that he -- -- didn't commit a crime -- wasn't a flight risk Rosen.
Rosen was doing his job there's no there's no indication Rosen did anything what are ordinary reporter does in order to get information.
The reporter is not bound by something being classified as a reporter -- -- classified.
-- if the government officials a lot of reporters about whether something's classified or not.
At half the time people wrong about whether -- -- classified under -- told reporters obligation it's the government employees obligation.
Let's get the best -- passed those -- or a cabinet held that he wasn't perjury wasn't lying but those KG.
And days trying to dodge it -- sneaky.
And check can can he survive as attorney general has the highest law enforcement officer in the nation PKK and died -- Think the loss of trust.
And as a former Justice Department.
I'm an employee an official for more of my life than anything else ever did.
Having gotten their right after Watergate and part of attorney general Levy president Ford's fixing the Justice Department.
-- the attorney general should resign for the good of the Justice Department he's now he's hurting.
The integrity and the attitude people have about the Department of Justice maybe go prove his innocence somewhere else but he shouldn't be doing -- attorney general.
You're so funny about.
-- talked to attorney general -- -- on the bench here about twenty some years ago we all tried cases form.
-- -- the Finnish prime one of the most respected what I -- idiot music most of -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Eric -- have been always been very good very honorable.
Very nice man I have no personal.
Feelings about him I don't know -- that well but have no personal -- other than.
I like him.
And on the other hand.
For Darryl aside he's running one of the most important departments of government he's someone -- -- the most important former government took for important legal profession and lawyers.
And if a lawyer did something like this.
We -- talking about investigating fourth disbarment that kind of misleading conduct.
Two of the fit it in a very very important inquiry this this is not a joke.
This is an extremely important inquiry this is a line this is just from a seems to have stepped over.
That no justice from -- stepped over and congress has every right to figure out why did they step forward.
And the fact it was fox.
And when you have the IRS also going on in -- -- political enemies in the Justice Department going after political enemies of the IRS.
Where -- -- -- going -- political and.
So what does it was so what's the discussion we we we -- things have been discussed in the -- -- that could just be -- -- -- -- you know I'm -- environment for gossip but.
I'm -- is being discussed how do ease him out of the.
Capsule away and now there I don't know the president I don't know how resistant the president -- to this but around the president.
There are certainly political operatives saying this man is not doing President Obama any good anymore that's actually true.
There's just nothing good coming out of Eric -- being attorney general.
The only good that comes out of that is maybe the president showing loyalty to him.
But and he's he's not there's no way he's helping the administration right -- attorney general should help the administration is a great rule I learned.
Back with attorney general Levy and -- attorney general Smith.
The best thing the attorney general can do for president has to be fair and independent and occasionally -- no.
Actually don't know the attorney general to keep attorneys general out of out of trouble my closest friend from.
A thousand years -- former attorney general Michael Mukasey who have been a federal judge he came into the to -- to the Bush Administration.
And he really straighten out the Justice Department he left a really really high functioning Justice Department Eric Holder and it sure is not that way right now.
But who visited this time line assistance of Wayne we know thousands of lawyers -- the Justice Department and wrote a good career Oliveira to real lawyers did do and enjoy yeah every day doing the work and I -- this sort of -- problem situation over the just ironic I was -- Assistant.
With -- John John John Mitchell -- he was attorneys are getting.
My effect my appointment as an assistant United States attorney which goes back to 1978.
To say and -- -- by John Michelin and and I think Katzenbach.
Goes back left what we did both got -- -- -- good for.
Well I must say every one of them what what are my colleagues who has it has a great sense humorous -- a reference.
Has the same one and he's he's wanted to put it on eBay is -- happy I was when he gets where the.
And it's missing -- I says -- -- thank you.
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