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General Eric Holder who can't seem to get out of hot water holder testified may fifteenth about the stupid -- journalists the Republicans are not satisfied with -- answers what in particular.
They demanded more answers from the attorney general and late last night voters sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee so did -- answer all the questions are the Republicans now satisfied.
Or should we expect more trouble on the horizon for the attorney general -- -- sentences on the House Judiciary Committee he joins -- nice to see you congressman.
So glad we got a letter from the attorney general last night a little bit late Lopez's -- -- lets you nonetheless you've got -- are you satisfied he has explained.
His answer may fifteenth.
About whether or not he knew -- the potential prosecution.
I'm not at all I mean I think that the attorney general he just doesn't appreciate.
Congress has oversight function I don't think that he thinks that we should be getting involved in his business and basically what he said was luck -- we had do alleged.
That -- was a co conspirator in order to satisfy that the statute and to get the Warren.
-- so we -- dances around about whether they actually considered him to be a criminal suspect he does -- knowledge that he approved.
That -- which is good there's also interest thing he responded about why they sought a protective order to keep this secret.
Which is usually not the case and he cited things such as.
He thought Rosen would Fellini or destroy evidence or obstruct justice so to me that opens up even more questions.
What basis that they have to suspect that so I think that he's gonna have more questions that we're gonna have form.
Well I hit this thing is though is -- he said they had to exaggerate -- what he's saying in order to get the warrant.
What is art and what is so extraordinary is another way he had this latest survey of fudge the facts for a federal judge that usually yes -- mean to see for dissect that deceptive that they had to -- -- -- about James Rosen.
In order to give a warm and that's not -- particularly attractive response.
Right they -- -- have -- and he wants to have it both ways he wants to say.
What I told your committee is absolutely true all we're doing is investigating we never he was never under any threat of prosecution but.
On the other hand they had to allege that the court.
Hey this person at the very least -- an eight era better co conspirator and so I still think he's in this untenable position.
Which is why of course I've called -- -- it's interesting graph over this month we've gotten a number of people on the house who -- also called for under resigned.
-- up to a 122.
And that list is growing.
Well I think also this video that when the sort of the words -- lost in translation here is that when he spoke Ari testified on May fifteenth.
He was he didn't say that there were no prosecutions I didn't intend to prosecute he talked about the potential.
And that -- -- a broader standard I think that is what he needs to explain because he would even farther that there was no potential.
I thought -- prosecuting a journalist and so it you know when you call someone a co conspirator in an affidavit to a federal judge.
It's sort of hard to explain why you would think that would be a potential person to prosecutor called -- -- -- a lot of go.
When he answered that question we didn't even know about -- at the time we are talking about just basic subpoena as people who work for the eight.
And so he absolutely knew.
That that would be something that we would definitely have been concerned wet and so he chose to try to answer in a way that was at best misleading to the committee.
And again that's just not what the American people.
I so what's the plan I going to get him to come in and to testify and throw it -- -- because obviously -- a letter is not exactly always the best way to explain yourself and maybe does have a better X.
-- a charm are more complete once.
What he has agreed to do is meet privately with the chairman of the committee.
And add Bob good -- -- former chairman Jim sensenbrenner.
As well as with two of the ranking Democrats.
And so I say I'm willing down I'm going to see what happens.
Why the why privately and we like worse are all in on this two white guys -- gonna do this in private you know when the American people like to have the answer to so why do you agree to private.
Bring up there put under oath and ask the question given every fair chance to answer -- night you didn't co -- you're doing -- -- privately you know you bring us into it by doing this publicly we hear it he's our attorney general.
We'd like to hear the answers well -- The -- private business.
Pay your preach in the choir on that -- -- just this is what is going to happen he's agreed to do that so there is gonna be some type of meeting why.
You know I'm -- except he have to accept that.
Why why so that you know how why -- the American I'm not accessing and I mean I want him not go to your chairman Ben did Sharon ask your Sherrod why do you accepting this you -- -- this man of lying and so why not at least if he's got an innocent explanation let's hear or don't you all meet in private men c'mon tell us.
Now -- I agree with you hope I will definitely do that and I know -- overwhelming majority of members.
On our side of the on the committee will want this to be public so I -- that.
That be an intermediate step.
Yeah even this well -- -- eating -- I didn't and they does it but but why do you need an intermediary step you tell me come testify under -- he can say whatever you want -- -- a lot of explaining not gonna cut him opulent tell what every wants.
And if he doesn't want to come you can subpoena you have the power instead what happens is that you sneak behind closed doors Republican Deborah Cindy come I never -- says what everybody -- we don't know what was said.
Well what -- you're right I mean this to me this is not.
It's officially and I think that they've agreed to do if I had gotten to do -- that most of our.
Committee members didn't but they're gonna do it and I think that that that cannot be the end of it I think we do you need to have a public hearing absolutely.
Well I hope that you say that we shouldn't have even this sneaky and behind the scenes closed while -- on the -- could slapping each other on the back and say what do they want instead say let's just lay it out in the open right from the get go out and -- the cards may fall they may fall but stopped that behind the scenes of there's no reason that's a waste of time if he's gonna speak publicly -- -- on the public.
I'm game for that let's do it and I got I got here and it -- -- and good luck on your mission and really -- really except that thank you sir.