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Eric Holder on Secretly Monitoring the Press: "I Know Nothing"

Cappmann Wrote: May 16, 2013 7:40 AM
"I don't know that." "I was not aware of that." "I have no knowldege of that." "I was not involved in that." Well Eric, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO THEN? We're paying you almost $200,000 a year, and you seem to know ABSOLUTELY nothing about YOUR department. You knew nothing about Fast & Furious, intimidation, wiretapping, illegal surveillance, and now unwarranted access to phone records. If you're not lying through your teeth (which I SERIOUSLY doubt), you're the most incompetant AG we've ever had.

Under pressure from lawmakers Wednesday to explain why the Department of Justice secretly monitored the personal and work phones of Associated Press reporters, Attorney General Eric Holder shielded himself from responsibility by claiming, "I don't know."

According to Holder, Deputy Attorney General James Cole signed off on a subpoena allowing for the monitoring of AP reporters and editors after Holder recused himself from the case. The law requires the Attorney General of the United States to sign off on subpoenas related to press monitoring. Holder claimed throughout the hearing that because he recused himself "early on," he knew nothing...

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