Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) questioned Attorney General Eric Holder on what he knew and when he knew it, regarding Operation Fast and Furious and Project GunRunner. In the video you will see Holder stutter, and stutter again, and again, and then claim he can’t hear/understand the question. Can’t wait for body language guru Tonya Reiman to analyze this one, but then it really doesn’t need analyzation. But the big news is that Issar told a CNS new reporter that he believes there is a DOJ coverup and he believes Holder knew much earlier than he testified to. See the video and Holder balk at about 1min-04 secs-in.
Issa pointed to two things he says indicates a Justice Department cover up. First, he cites a letter that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, head of the Justice Department’s office of legislative affairs, sent to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 4, 2011. Issa characterizes that letter as a “lie.”
Secondly, Issa says the Justice Department made excessive and unjustifiable redactions in documents it provided to his committee.
Additionally, Issa says he does not believe Attorney General Eric Holder testified accurately in the Judiciary Committee on May 3, when he told Issa (who also serves on that committee) that he had only learned of the gun-running operation—called “Operation Fast and Furious”–a few weeks before that.
Note: at 1min-58 secs-in, you hear Issa interviewing with the CNS reporter, and you hear that Issa believes there is a coverup. See links below the video for background on this lethal government program.
Darrell Issa – Eric Holder: Fast and Furious DOJ Coverup (video)