Fast and Furious hearings get pretty fired up
From the end of the hearing:
"ISSA: Yesterday, Mr. Attorney General, we became aware that e- mail between Lanny Breuer and the deputy -- his deputy, Jason Weinstein, about Fast and Furious in March time frame, that they exist. Some of these -- actually all of these have been withheld from the committee. Will you agree to turn over those communications in the March time frame between Lenny Breuer and his deputy, Jason Weinstein?
HOLDER: March of what year?
HOLDER: As I have indicated, we are not going to be turning over materials after February.
ISSA: Are you aware that you are in fact, by doing so, in the fact that we already issued from the Oversight Committee a subpoena, you are standing in contempt of Congress unless you have a valid reason, that you express it, that you provide logs, which you've refused to provide for the -- the other information? Otherwise you will leave the committee no choice but to seek contempt for your failure to deliver or to cite a constitutional exemption.
SMITH: The gentleman's time has expired. The attorney general will be allowed to respond.
HOLDER: We will respond in a way that is consistent with the way in which the Justice Department has always responded to those kinds of requests.
ISSA: That's not the question, Mr. Attorney General.
(UNKNOWN): Regular order, Mr. Chairman.
SMITH: Please proceed, Mr. Attorney General.
HOLDER: We'll respond in a way that other attorneys general have, other Justice...
ISSA: John Mitchell responded that way, too, Mr. Attorney General.
. . . . . .
HOLDER: Ms. Adams asked me about -- Congresswoman Adams asked me about political points. The reference to John Mitchell, let's think about that. Think about that. At some point, as they said in the -- it was the McCarthy hearing, at some point have you no shame, you know?
In any case, I will say that with regard to that, we have made our point clear how we will respond.
So it is a Cover Up.
And I never understood why it was "shameful" to go after Communists in the first place.
If Holder wants to end in the history books on the same page as John Mitchell, all he has to do is follow the same script.
Posted by: Jim D. at December 8, 2011 05:53 PM
Did I get that right? Holder's conflating himself with Nixon's Watergate Atty. Gen. John Mitchell - who served 19 months in Federal prison in connection with Watergate crimes - and simultaneously comparing his "plight" with the The Army-McCarthy Hearings Hearings???
These ignorant bozos are historically illiterate.
Posted by: DirtCrashr at December 8, 2011 06:26 PM
If you're going to make a rhetorical appeal to the McCarthy hearings, you should make an articulate appeal. Stumbling over your words and ending with "...you know?" makes you look small and cheap. In this case, I fear that is accurate.
Posted by: LGM30G at December 9, 2011 06:59 AM
And as Soviet cables have proved, McCarthy was right......
Posted by: ParatrooperJJ at December 9, 2011 12:29 PM
Right, the liberal smear campaign against McCarthy had the impact of preventing spies from being rooted out, thus damaging our national security.
Posted by: Jim at December 9, 2011 11:44 PM