Did Eric Holder Monitor the Phones of Congress?

Posted: Jun 06, 2013 2:45 PM

Maybe, maybe not. During testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked to assure that the phones of Congress had never been monitored by the Department of Justice in light of secret monitoring of reporters and 141 million Verizon Wireless customers. Holder refused to give an answer.

“With all due respect, senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue,” Holder said in response to a question from Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) during a previously scheduled Senate hearing to discuss the Justice Department’s budget. “I’d be more than glad to come back in an appropriate setting to discuss the issues you have raised.”

Holder really couldn't give an answer to that question because it was "too sensitive" for an open forum? That implies there is actually something going on there and as Senator Kirk said, the answer should have been a definitive no unless of course Holder is worried about another perjury investigation down the road.