Did Atty. Gen Eric Holder Lie Under Oath To Congress?

Greta Van Susteren had Karl Rove on her show, Thursday night, to discuss the Holder/AP/Fox News scandal following the revelation that Eric Holder personally approved the search warrant for James Rosen’s private emails under the pretext that he was a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act. 

Rove brought to light what Holder had recently testified before Congress:
“First of all you’ve got a long way to go to try to prosecute the press for publication of material. This has not fared well in American history… 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.”

I don’t know how that can be construed as anything but a direct lie. There was some question as to whether or not Holder had testified under oath. As you may remember, the Senate gave former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton that courtesy when she testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

That courtesy was not extended to Holder.

In this video of the entire hearing, via WaPo, you can watch Holder take the oath 41:35 minutes in.

As calls from the right and the left mount for Holder to go, the only question now is if it will happen sooner rather than later.


John Nolte weighed in at Big Government on the hair-splitting Holder could try to avoid a perjury charge.

It is possible for Holder to say that the goal wasn’t to prosecute Rosen for “publishing,” but instead for espionage. The fact, though, is that all of this occurred after the Rosen story in question published. With even the Huffington Post calling for Holder’s resignation, it is hard to see how he splits that is-is hair.