Eric Holder knew…….

The Daily Caller

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice dumped documents related  to Operation Fast and Furious on congressional officials late Friday night.  Central to this document dump is a series of emails showing Holder was informed  of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder on the day it happened – December 15, 2010 – and that he was informed the weapons used to kill Terry were  from Fast and Furious on the same day.

An email from one official, whose name has been redacted from the document,  to now-former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke reads: “On December 14, 2010, a  BORTAC agent working in the Nogales, AZ AOR was shot. The agent was conducting  Border Patrol operations 18 miles north of the international boundary when he  encountered [redacted word] unidentified subjects. Shots were exchanged  resulting in the agent being shot. At this time, the agent is being transported  to an area where he can be air lifted to an emergency medical center.”

That email was sent at 2:31 a.m. on the day Terry was shot. One hour later, a  follow-up email read: “Our agent has passed away.”

Burke forwarded those two emails to Holder’s then-deputy chief of staff Monty  Wilkinson later that morning, adding that the incident was “not good” because it  happened “18 miles w/in” the border.

Wilkinson responded to Burke shortly thereafter and said the incident was “tragic.” “I’ve alerted the AG [Holder], the Acting DAG, Lisa, etc.”

Then, later that day, Burke followed up with Wilkinson after Burke discovered  from officials whose names are redacted that the guns used to kill Terry were  from Fast and Furious. “The guns found in the desert near the murder BP officer  connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about – they were AK-47s  purchased at a Phoenix gun store,” Burke wrote to Wilkinson.

“I’ll call tomorrow,” Wilkinson responded.

This is hardly the first time new evidence has come out that directly  contradicts Holder’s congressional testimony. These new emails are written  evidence that Holder was aware of Fast and Furious about five months before he  testified in Congress that he had only learned of the gunwalking program a “few  weeks” before a May 3, 2011, House Judiciary Committee appearance.

Holder has since walked back that “few weeks” comment, amending it to more of  a “couple months.”

“I did say a ‘few weeks,’” Holder said during a November 8 Senate Judiciary  Committee hearing, responding to a question from its chairman Vermont Democratic  Sen. Patrick Leahy. “I probably could’ve said ‘a couple of months.’ I didn’t  think the term I said, ‘few weeks,’ was inaccurate based on what happened.”

There have also been a series of documents containing the intimate details of  Fast and Furious that were sent to Holder all throughout 2010 from several of  his senior aides. Holder claims he did not read his memos.

Holder will be appearing before the House Committee on Oversight and  Government Reform next Thursday, Feb. 2. Though Holder has already testified  before Congress three times about matters relating to Fast and Furious — twice  before the House Judiciary Committee and once before the Senate Judiciary  Committee — this is the first time the House oversight committee will have an  opportunity to question Holder himself.

“The Judiciary Committee has multiple issues with the Attorney General,” House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said in an exclusive  interview with The Daily Caller last week. “We have one issue: the issue of  breaking the law in order to enforce the law.”

“The oversight committee is investigating the Department of Justice, which is  very different than his appearances before the Judiciary Committees in which  they’re asking how things are going at Justice. What we’ve discovered in our  investigations is a pattern of cover-up [and] delay. Ultimately Congress was  given false information and now we’ve had people both resign and take the Fifth  as we try to get to the basic elements of why and how was Congress lied to.”

A total of 103 members of the House have called for Holder’s resignation or  firing, expressed “no confidence” in Holder via a formal House Resolution, or  both. Two sitting governors, two U.S. senators and all the major Republican  presidential candidates join those 103 congressmen in not trusting Holder. Many  of those who have called for Holder’s resignation have pointed out that Holder  claiming that he didn’t read his memos is a sign that he’s admitting  incompetence to avoid charges of corruption.

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12 thoughts on “Eric Holder knew…….

  1. Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog and commented:
    Holder, Obama, Napolitano (Jan) all have blood on their hands and should be tried as accessories to murder. IMO.
    Bob A.

  2. It goes all the way to Obama;s “Under the radar” gun control. Obama is a inveterate liar and it is showing his appointee’s share the trait.

  3. It is common knowledge that Holder is a criminal from the oklahoma bombing incident and their is enough evidence to prove it . This is the way fo Democrats. Remember Janet Rino (she got hers painfully so)! Hopefuly these two will also meet a similar fate, the sooner the better in my feeling. obama is a thug for that is what the Kenyans have all been raised and lived under and it is in their tribal blood. If obama and his hinchmen are successful we will be defenseless and und tyranny for a time in the future! If not perhaps a turn around may be possible,but that is looking bleak at this time. He and Soros are escalating their Anarchy control in an attempt to implement his Martial Law on that you can go to the Bank!

  4. They are all guilty, either by direct contact or part of the cover-up.

  5. Pingback: Brian Terry’s Mother to Holder: You’re ‘A Joke’ And A ‘Coward’ – Eric Holder – Fox Nation | 2nd Amendment, Shooting & Firearms Blog


  7. Barry and eric are from the most corrupt state in the nation, Illinois. Its the “proud” state that can say “we has the most polititions behind bars”.
    Karma will eventually catch up to barry & eric, and they will join “blago” as roomates!

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