Secret Wiretap Applications Reveal Holder Lied to Congress on Fast and Furious

On May 3, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder testified under oath before a Congressonal committee that he first heard of the gun-walking program Fast and Furious in the last few weeks.

“I’m not sure about the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

In October of last year FOX News reported that AG Holder was identified in documents to be aware of Fast and Furious not once but twice in 2010. One document was post October 18, 2010 and the other was from July 2010. Then in January 2012 another document revealed that Eric Holder was notified of Fast and Furious the day Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona.

Now this…
In May Rep. Darrell Issa (R_CA) delivered a letter to Eric Holder containing a startling amount of detail about the Fast and Furious operation. Holder has maintained that the wiretap applications did not contain such detail. It looks like Holder was just caught in another lie.
Rollcall reported:

In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell.

The May 24 letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the panel, quotes from and describes in detail a secret wiretap application that has become a point of debate in the GOP’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe.

The wiretap applications are under court seal, and releasing such information to the public would ordinarily be illegal. But Issa appears to be protected by the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution, which offers immunity for Congressional speech, especially on a chamber’s floor.

According to the letter, the wiretap applications contained a startling amount of detail about the operation, which would have tipped off anyone who read them closely about what tactics were being used.

Holder and Cummings have both maintained that the wiretap applications did not contain such details and that the applications were reviewed narrowly for probable cause, not for whether any investigatory tactics contained followed Justice Department policy.

Doug Ross located the actual documents describing the wiretap applications.

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  • jim m

    When Alcee Hastings says that Eric Holder is not corrupt I have to take that very seriously because Alcee Hastings has personal knowledge of what real corruption is. /sarcasm

  • donh

    These wonderful patriots make a fatal assumption…That anyone will care about LYING from this administration. Obama is now advertising Obamacare a Victory for freedom…and he still lies about it being a TAX….and that your insurance will be free…and that you can keep your doctor…..that you will get the healthcare access you need…..LIES ….just like all his vital records ….LIES LIES…everywhere you look…but it gets me free stuff so care be damned …. ALL HAIL SATAN !

  • john b

    “The May 24 letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ….” This makes everything Cummings has said a lie. Yep, he is a LIAR. but, he walked at Selma so that makes it ok.

  • Robert

    Take it to the Supreme Court and they will decide using the free trade agreement that the government has the right, duty, and obligation to secretly let guns walk to Mexico and people get killed. Then they will explain how the Commerce Clause actually requires this action.

  • bigkahuna

    I am not a crook……oh hell you caught me….I lied and am a scumbag obama slut….so what ya gonna do? Sue me? Areest me? Haha im above the law…oj yeah…im gonna sue your state now

  • ponderon

    #4 hehehe…… good one

  • ahem

    Secret Wiretap Applications Reveal [To The Clueless Half of the Voting Public That] Holder Lied to Congress on Fast and Furious

    Our half has known for quite some time now.

  • ponderon

    Holder is up to his eye-balls in corruption here’s another one you hear about in bias media……………..

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  • Remco Kimber

    If he lied if would explain that executive privilege stunt.

  • mcc

    Sure wish far more than half of Americans would realize the difference between Dems and Republicans.

    And it’s an important distinction:

    That – help me here: in every case? – Republicans will clean their house of dirty players when they’re discovered.

    Democrats defend theirs and let them continue to cheat and lie to you. It’s almost as if they think they’re a real plus to the party. I’d say a plus to the nation, but that never occurs to them. It’s always the party.

    Take a bath, Dems, and make America smell better.

  • Mormon Convert Mom

    FACT: Eric Holder is a founding member of the Black Panthers, a terrorist organization responsible for the murder of hundreds of white Americans

    These Godless Marxist fiends are using the constitution to clean catfish on.

  • Mormon Convert Mom

    Holder is a criminal liar and a psychopathic murderer. How did we get a convicted murderer as AG? Alberto Gonzalez is turning cartwheels in his grave.

  • Limousine Barry

    What’s wrong?

    My chief law breaker only sold 852 guns to one Mexican gangbanger and hundreds more to others. I have kill over 300 Mexicans and a boarder agent. I’d say that is pretty darn good! And, no I don’t give a hoot about Brian Terry – he is just another typical Whitie – big deal.

    Unfortunately, my lacky Eric Holder got caught! Worse, he was held in contempt of congress… like most of my other cronies should be.

    Let me be clear, I have ordered the Justice department to not touch Eric Holder… until he is under the bus or I am out of office.

    Sure, Issa will sue Eric Holder in civil court and dig up more criminal wrong doing. But, I plan to drag it out as long as possible. By then Eric Holder will be on the game show circuit, polishing door knobs, or under the bus. Ha ha!

    My limousine is overheating and I have another pack of lies to tell my donors for another round of funding. It involves payloa and rote dishonesty. I have more sectors of the economy to wreck and more jobs to kill. I am a one man wrecking ball. I cannot answer any more questions. Good day.

  • Militant conservative

    So, I sent Issa and westmorland a cspan video
    Clip of Deputy AG grosby
    Saying this was at the direction of the president and AG holder. The rat bastards
    are guilty as sin.

    Powder is dry

  • Mormon Convert Mom

    Listen Barry, I really doubt if you have a limosine, but it is filthy animals like you who come here with your liberal lies trying to get our goat. ha ha ha m*therf*cker, just wait until Romney kicks you in the p*ssy, you race baiter.

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  • Perfected democrat

    Tantamount to perjury in the official public conduct of his position, nothing less; wonder how Roberts would parse this reality if Holder’s record ever comes before him in court…

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