Holder Retracts Lie that Bush's Attorney General Knew About Gun Walking
June 20, 2012
RUSH: So we had Sheila Jackson Lee and Elijah Cummings, both members of Congress, both members of the Congressional Black Caucasians, and they're only retort to all this is to get mad that Issa would call Eric Holder a liar. "How dare you?" they say. How dare you call him a liar. How dare you call a US attorney general a liar. Well, Eric Holder said that Bush's attorney general, Michael Mukasey, knew about Fast and Furious at a Senate hearing last week. When he knew that Mukasey didn't know. So Holder tells the Senate committee that, (imitating Holder) "Hey, Fast and Furious predates us, Bush was doing it, Mukasey knew about it."
They said, "Well, really? You got some documentation on that?"
And Holder said, "Sorry," and retracted it. Didn't have any documentation. He lied. He got called on it. He retracted it. Somebody called the Black Caucasians with the news. Here's Darrell Issa this morning during his committee hearing and he's talking about this whole business of Michael Mukasey, Bush's attorney general, and whether or not he knew of a gun walking program called Operation Wide Receiver.
ISSA: Pursuant to the statement that you referred to about Attorney General Michael Mukasey, it has now been retracted from the testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder where he claims that his predecessor, then-Attorney General Mukasey, had been briefed about gun walking in Operation Wide Receiver. Now the department is retracting that statement and claiming Holder inadvertently made the claim to the committee.
RUSH: Yeah. The attorney general of the United States inadvertently made the claim. He lied. He lied. Or somebody lied to him, whatever they'll say, but he lied to a Senate committee about this. So Issa says that they've retracted it now. So Elijah Cummings and Sheila Jackson Lee are gonna have to go back to the drawing board on some explanation for everybody attacking Holder here.