6/29/2012

Holder's statements in press conference after House's contempt vote contradict his statements last December to the Senate


AG Eric Holder: "Today’s vote is the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided and politically-motivated investigation during an election year. By advancing it over the past year and a half, Congressman Issa and others have focused on politics over public safety."
Holder also makes this outrageous claim:
"When concerns about operation Fast & Furious first came to light I took action,and ordered an independent investigation into what happened.  We learned that these flawed tactics used in this operation began in a previous administration, but I made sure that they ended in this one."

See the discussion starting at 2:37, particularly at 3:00.  After grilling by Senator Cornyn, Eric Holder admitted that the two programs were quite different on very important grounds.
3:31 AG Eric Holder:  Senator, I have not tried to equate the two.  I have not tried to equate "Wide Receiver" with "Fast and Furious."
Holder then goes on to admit the two programs are quite different.

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