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AG Eric Holder Is Circling The Drain - Obama’s AG May Have Perjured Himself

AG Eric Holder Is Circling The Drain

Obama’s AG May Have Perjured Himself

By Dell Hill via PJMedia

One would reasonably think that the very last place you’d have difficulty hearing the truth is the Department of Justice - the folks sworn to be truthful, ignoring any and all outside influences to the contrary.  Such is apparently not the case in the current Department of Justice.  

One high ranking DOJ attorney has opted to use his Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination and Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to allow any other assistant attorneys general to even appear before congressional oversight committees seeking the truth in the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-walking investigation.

The most recent Friday night document dump from Holder’s office includes a series of Emails that strongly suggest the number one reason why Holder is stonewalling congress and refusing to allow primary witnesses to answer questions.  The results suggest perjury.

Obama’s Attorney General - Eric Holder

The Department of Justice released hundreds of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious late Friday afternoon, including a series of emails that strongly suggests that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony.
The crucial email exchange began at 2:31 a.m. on December 15, 2010, with a message from an unidentified  DOJ source to “OIOC SIT” and “SITROOM”:

On December 14, 2010,  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] 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 airlifted to an emergency medical center. [Redacted].
Updates to follow.

At 3:31 a.m., an email was issued from someone in “HQ” to U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke:

Our agent has passed away.

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

1970 - 2010

At 9:09 a.m., Burke gave a one word reply: “Horrible.”  At 9:41 a.m., Burke issued an email to Holder’s Deputy Chief of Staff Monty Wilkinson: “Not good.”  The shooting had occurred “18 miles w/in” the U.S. border.  At 10:04 a.m., Wilkinson responded to Burke:
I’ve alerted the AG, the acting DAG, Lisa, etc.

Late that afternoon, Burke received an email saying two guns recovered at the scene were tied to an “on-going Phoenix ATF inv[estigation]” and informing him he would be getting a call from ATF’s Bill Newell.  Burke forwarded the information that the guns recovered at the scene of Agent Terry’s death were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store as part of “the investigation we were going to talk about.”

Wilkinson, Holder’s deputy chief of staff, informs Burke that he would “call tomorrow,”December 16, to discuss the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent apparently murdered with the very guns the Department of Justice “walked” to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

The email exchange strongly suggests that Wilkinson was briefed on Operation Fast and Furious, and how the weapons supplied by our government ended up in the hands of the FBI informant-led rip crew that engaged the BORTAC team in Peck Canyon, killing Brian Terry.

It is reasonable to assume that December 16 or 17, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed by his deputy chief of staff that Terry was killed with a walked gun from Operation Fast and Furious.

Considering the potential damage the brewing scandal could cause, Wilkinson would have been grossly negligent if he did not make informing the attorney general a priority.

Holder testifies in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee later this week.

In testimony in front of Congress on May 3, 2011, Holder insisted he’d only heard of Operation Fast and Furious “a few weeks” before he testified; a story he later change to “a few months.”  These emails strongly suggest that Holder was aware of Operation Fast and Furious within 48 hours of Brian Terry’s death, if he did not know already about the operation well before then from the memos he began receiving in July of 2010, six months before the firefight that ended Agent Terry’s life.

Holder’s expected appearance before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday, February 2, is further complicated by the actions of Patrick Cunningham, the chief of the Phoenix office’s criminal division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. Cunningham invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in an effort to avoid testifying in front of the Oversight Committee — you can only invoke the Fifth to avoid self-incrimination.  The invocation makes it even less plausible for the Holder to claim that DOJ was acting lawfully with the Operation.  Cunningham resigned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Friday, January 27.”

Read the entire report by clicking right here.

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