House Judiciary Committee probing Holder perjury charge

Eric Holder on May 15 testifying under oath before the House Judiciary Committee: "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy." As The Hill article points out, NBC News reported a few days later that Holder personally signed off on the search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen. Is this perjury? Of course it is. But proving it in a court of law is an entirely different matter. Recall that Clinton was well and truly trapped when he told a grand jury that he did  not have sex with Monica Lewinsky, and yet he was never indicted or tried for that whopper. (Clinton was later disbarred for that, and other lies.) Recall that Nixon AG John Mitchell actually went to jail for perjury (and obstruction of justice) as a result of the Watergate affair. But that case was a slam dunk - they had Mitchell on tape plotting the cover up. Holder, like...(Read Full Post)

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