[POLL] Eric Holder lied to Congress while under oath; Will Congress take action against him?

Before the James Rosen news came out, Holder told Congress this:

In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.

Ironically, he made that statement to a Democrat Congressman. And yes, it has been confirmed he was under oath when he said it.

Then fast forward to the news report by Michael Isikoff with NBC News that we posted this morning that pinned Holder’s signature to the subpoena to go after James Rosen, alleging criminal allegations against him – all over a N. Korea leak.

The law enforcement official said Holder’s approval of the Rosen search, in the spring of 2010, came after senior Justice officials concluded there was “probable cause” that Rosen’s communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches. “It was approved at the highest levels– and I mean the highest,” said the law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said that explicitly included Holder.

So, will Congress have the balls to do anything about this or will Boehner put the kibosh on any action taken against Holder? Answer the poll below:

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  • ConservativeFromHell

    Boehner is a wimp!

    • Longiron

      You are being to nice? He is not only a wimp he is spineless and,a over all disgrace to the male gender and most important a COWARD!

  • GregoryYates

    If Boehner doesn’t, he should be removed.

    • Orangeone

      GregoryYates Lock Boehner in the cell between Holder and Lerner.

    • CalCoolidge

      Boehner should have been removed the first time he cried.
      The House can either initiate (another) contempt citation or impeach.

  • NYGino

    Where are the checks?  Where are the balances? Where are our elected officials whose responsibilities are to uphold Our Constitution?

    • CalCoolidge

      They are in the executive branch.

      • NYGino

        CalCoolidge  So who checks the Executive branch?

        • The Sentinel

          NYGino CalCoolidge 
          Wouldn’t it be nice to say “Congress”?

      • Rshill7

        CalCoolidge NYGino  That’s a funny joke…right?

  • Longiron

    He is untouchable and he knows it. He and Obama have known for the last 5 years the RINO, GOP has no courage and will never get rid of a black POTUS or AG. Now if he were an Asian or White they would have impeached them a long time ago. Sorry, but true.

  • More and more Holder is lying to Congress and even the Democrats in Congress can’t cover for him anymore. I think Holder’s days are numbered, especially if the mainstream media starts closing in on him. If they do that, he’s finished.

    • joyfulgiver

      Libertyship46 but then what, retire with pay like all the other LIARS in this administration? or will they have the guts to FIRE him and NOT give him his pension? doubtful!

    • Libertyship46 Holder’s numbers should be scribbled on a jail cell wall

  • RocklinConservative

    And the answer to this poll is an indictment of the GOP leadership.  He should take notice.  But, alas, he won’t

    • The Sentinel

      Spot on.

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” – Sir Walter Scott

    • comoesta3

      RighteousCrow_JustCaws O’s administration  can weave all kinds of webs  – and do it in arrogance – because they know nothing’s going to happen to them.

  • The Sentinel

    The funny thing about your poll is that we’re talking about Boner (Boehner) – a confirmed loser, liar and coward. He’s more impotent than a straight man looking at a naked picture of Zach Galifianakis after a three-day binge fest.
    If it were someone who wasn’t a coward or corrupt leading the House… then the GOP should be all over this.
    Holder is a world-class criminal and he deserves jail time.

  • 57thunderbird

    Boehner will probably invite him  out for drinks.

    • Rshill7

      57thunderbird  How about a fancy goblet of curare with a twist o’ lime?

      • 57thunderbird

        Rshill7 57thunderbird The perfect drink for these crooks. 🙂

      • SigEliteDark

        Rshill7 57thunderbird or hemlock if that doesn’t work on this piranha.

        • 57thunderbird

          SigEliteDark Rshill7 57thunderbird I like the way you all think!

  • The Sentinel

    Maybe John Stewart will make a funny about this too? Naw…

  • Matt2Matt

    The Boehner/Cantor/Frank Luntz/Mike Murphy congress?  Ha, good joke…

  • Rshill7

    I say yes they will because Holder has been like the north end of a south-bound horse to them. he’s also been like the south and of a north-bound horse. from an aerial view though, he’s been a swine, and if you look him dead center, he’s a commie.
    Now whip him, Into shape. Shape it up, Get straight. Go forward. Move ahead. Try to detect it. It’s not too late…to Whip him! Whip him good!

  • DonnaWhite1

    Somebody has to have a backbone……..I hope.

  • Rshill7

    So bang the drum slowly and play the fife lowly…

    • 57thunderbird

      Rshill7 I know where those words are from.Wow.haven’t heard that in quite some time.

      • NYGino

        57thunderbird Rshill7   Somebody call for a drum?

        • Rshill7

          NYGino 57thunderbird Rshill7  Yep, the guy you didn’t “like” 🙁

        • NYGino

          Rshill7 NYGino 57thunderbird   OK, fixed that.

  • 3seven77

    I hope they do. But… since he’s part of the “unprecedented” First Black Administration, he’ll probably get a pass.

  • YoJoe

    It was “so long ago” he probably slipped his (corrupt – sick) mind!

  • colliemum

    Nothing will happen – Boehner is scared of his own shadow.
    Moreover, if there’s even a sniff of action by Congress, the POS will slap an E.O. on everything, it’s all privileged, see …

    • Rshill7

      colliemum  You mean an EP, right? Executive privilege? E.O is executive order.
      Now how about some Shepherd’s Pie sister? 🙂

      • colliemum

        Rshill7 Yup,that’s what I meant. 
        Now you can have some Sheperd’s Oie, brother!

        • Rshill7

          colliemum Rshill7  Mmmm, Shepherd’s Oie. Sounds Yiddish.

        • colliemum

          Rshill7Weelllll – I thought it was rather frenchified, having goose in it. After all, geese are shepherded too.:-))

  • mike3e4r7

    It won’t happen till enough Republican Congressmen get fed up with Boehner and give him an ultimatum.

    • Rshill7

      mike3e4r7  That is what I think will happen. Now…I’m off to join the local optimist’s club.
      …which reminds me something Groucho Marx used to say…”I’ve a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.”

  • njmom

    Someone is pulling Boehner’s strings and telling him what to do. Any ideas?

    • colliemum

      Who could that be …

      • K-Bob

        colliemum njmom  

    • Rshill7

      njmom  Yep, Geppetto.

      • njmom

        Rshill7 njmom Yeah but Geppetto is his alias. What’s his real name? Know its the establishment but whoever it is Boehner is afraid of them.

    • JJ the terrible

      njmom Obama + lifetime membership to a tanning salon = one speaker of the house in your pocket! That’s my idea anyways.

    • mike3e4r7

      Is he being blackmailed perhaps?  If so, the Tea Party caucus needs to find out what they have on him and threaten him with it as well.  Total speculation on my part.  I have no idea if he’s being blackmailed.

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Like I said elsewhere, I firmly believe Holder has an ‘out’ as the testimony that day was involving the AP matter.  I don’t recall the subject of James Rosen or Fox News (a TV news outlet, not a print venue) coming up.  I could be wrong — I didn’t watch it ’cause, like the rest of us, I can’t stand Eric Holder — but methinks that’ll be his answer when he comes back OR (and I also think this is highly likely given what the DoJ has tried to allege regarding the matter involving Rosen & Fox News) he’ll claim Executive Privilege.  He’ll pass it off as “B/C you didn’t specifically ASK me regarding that matter, I didn’t believe you were inquiring about it.”  That’s usually how this dirtbag works.

    • Rshill7

      E Lee Zimmerman
      “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.” (Holder)
      It’s all encompassing.

      • E Lee Zimmerman

        Rshill7 E Lee Zimmerman R  i  g  h  t.

        Good luck with that.  Again, he was (so far as I remember, and it doesn’t look like you’re interested in doing any legwork to actually prove me wrong) Holder was asked about this in relation to the AP scandal, not the Fox News/James Rosen scandal.  I see that you think splitting hairs works both ways, and I’d like to agree with you, but evidence under Boehner’s ‘rule’ has been much to the contrary.

        • Rshill7

          E Lee Zimmerman Rshill7  I’m not interested in proving you wrong. I just like being right.

        • E Lee Zimmerman

          Rshill7 E Lee Zimmerman Yeah, unfortunately, I don’t think you’ve ever been right, per se, on this matter, but I always applaud the effort.

        • E Lee Zimmerman

          Rshill7 E Lee Zimmerman ???  All I did was give my opinion based on my understanding of the facts.  It’s you who’s up on the soapbox.

        • E Lee Zimmerman

          Rshill7 E Lee Zimmerman Stay classy, Rshill7, and I’ll just stay assy.

        • Rshill7

          E Lee Zimmerman Rshill7  Okeedokie.

      • 57thunderbird

        Rshill7 E Lee Zimmerman I agree.

  • Wiggy111

    Boehner doesn’t want to upset the amnesty apple cart so no action will be taken.  He’ll say a few things to sound tough, but it is all fake.

    • Rshill7

      Wiggy111  I saw a quote from him this morning where he said that “the House will NOT pass” that Immigration Reform.

      • Wiggy111

        Rshill7 Wiggy111 That’s Boehner being a slick politician.  If the House passes its own amnesty bill then it can be merged in conference with the Senate bill.   The  newly combined bill can be pushed through the House with a minority of Republican support if necessary. The Senate wouldn’t be going through all of this if it was just for show.  If they were just politicking they would bring a pre-written bill like the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote like they have done in the past.

        • Rshill7

          Wiggy111 Rshill7  But before yesterday, he was saying it would pass. So…I suppose his membership ripped him a new tail-hole 🙂

      • K-Bob

        Rshill7 Wiggy111 
        Just what we need.  Republicans working on an “immigration” bill.
        All we need is an “Enforce the law or go to jail” bill.

  • redford041

    Won’t matter..he’s been held in contempt before..’fast and furious’…this administration is untouchable and they know it

    • volsense

      redford041 This administration can lie and deceive with impunity and they know it.  When you have cowards like Boehner, Cantor and McConnell for leaders, the progessivesw are untouchable.   I trust the republican leadership less than I do the progressives.  At least it is obvious what the progressives are doing while the RINOs stand for nothing.  Without the conservatives, the RINOs are the third party and will never be relevant on a national level again.

  • kong1967

    We wouldn’t want to make spineless Boehner cry now would we? 
    What really REALLY irks me is that Roger Clemens was looking at 30 years (if memory serves me right) in prison for lying to Congress over whether or not he took steroids.  Something that has no importance to the state of our nation.  Yet, these guys not only lie, they commit crimes against the people and walk away laughing even after they are caught.
    We have a serious flaw in our system.  They are supposed to work for us and they should not be immune to criminal prosecution of any kind…..especially crimes committed against the people.  They should not be allowed to refuse to turn over evidence or black out 98% of what they do turn over.  Most of what they cover up is not national security material.

  • chatterbox365

    Holder will say some “low-level worker” went rogue and forged his named.

    • E Lee Zimmerman

      chatterbox365 LOL!

  • pushtheredbutton

    IMO, the Republicans are worst than the Democrats. Why? They ENABLE!

    • strangernfiction

      pushtheredbutton Better a statist with a D before their name than an R.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    Boehner loves this administration so much, he’ll probably take the rap himself, in order to spare the president and his bedfellow.

  • stage9

    “Eric Holder lied to Congress while under oath; Will Congress take action against him?”
    H. E. Double hockey sticks. No.

  • WhiteGuy2

    Holder has no fear of Congress or the Republican establishment.

  • tinlizzieowner
  • bfunk

    I think Congress is going to be forced to take action. The more information comes out, the worse it’s gonna get for king obeyme. The democraps will have to take action now to keep more stuff from coming out, and potentially implicating king obeyme.

  • BruceAllenHedrick

    Answer: NO. For the same reasons why Obama still has a positive approval rating, the people have been shamed into compliance due to racism and slavery issues. The questions is … jut how much longer our political patience will hold out …

  • 1tootall

    Andy McCarthy warned us about his a&&. Congress refused to listen to him.

  • GEDouglas

    This is one of many lies Holder has told congress yet here he is…telling more.  No, they will talk the talk but the walk…well.  Same with Obama.  He lies daily.  He and his inner, inner circle must laugh their butts off at America’s gullibility.

  • davienne

    eric holder has been charged with contempt of congress.. he has lied under oath to congress, therefore he is not qualified to do an investigation on himself… not to mention its just plain WRONG… I do believe that’s the reason criminals cannot sentence themselves in a court of law…

  • Alborn

    If Holder opens his mouth he lies. The man is like Oblamer her does not know what Truth is. He thinks he is entitled to his own truth since he has dark brown skin.

  • Re: the voter results:  Isn’t it sad that over 62% don’t think we can rely on Boehner to bring the DOJ to justice?  We have NO leadership anywhere in DC!  Everyone is there only for the paycheck and pension.  I know I’m not being fair to the few that are really trying to improve things, and I apologize to those, but only to those.

  • PCsmackdown

    i have no faith in this government and for that reason i an  putting away provisions, buying ammo and stocking up on guns.

  • PaulLeslie

    The repubs have showed us they don’t have the courage to do what’s right.  If they did, Dear Leader would have been impeached in year one – CommieCare would have been shut down, and the debt limit wouldn’t have been raised. 
    So much more should have been done, but these blow-dried clowns are still unaware that the country is on the brink of ruin.  They’re still under the impression that the demonic dems are patriots – they’re still referring to them as their “esteemed colleague” and patting them on the shoulder.  Hell, they’re the enemies of liberty!