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It’s Time for Eric Holder to Man Up and Step Down

By Edward Morrissey

… Rather than leaving it at that, Holder returned unbidden to the topic when Johnson allowed him the remainder of his time. “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material,” Holder told the panel, “this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.” The nation’s top lawyer fell into a perjury trap of his own making, as the Rosen warrant signed by Holder explicitly represented to the court that Justice did indeed consider him a prosecution target under the espionage statute.
In fact, it gets worse than this. The warrant application actually ended up in three courtrooms, because the DOJ couldn’t get the first two federal judges to approve the unlimited time frame Holder requested. In essence, writes Ian Tuttle at NRO, the DOJ went judge-shopping with Holder’s warrant. That makes it very difficult for Holder to argue that he simply forgot about the Rosen case when speaking on the 15th, although he will soon have to give some sort of explanation.

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