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Vaugn Index reveals Holder lied to Congress on Fast and Furious


The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.

Judicial Watch spells it out. We were already pretty sure Holder was lying on this point, but details on how the coverup happened are new. And we don't know what else they are hiding about the operation.

Also, it's pretty odd that Obama would assert executive privilege for Holder's communications with Holder's wife.

This entry was published Thu Oct 30 09:35:24 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-10-29 16:24:56.0. [Tweet]

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