Obawan taught him well – Holder picks up on Blame Bush to dodge gun scandal

June 15, 2012 07:43

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee challenged Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday to “produce any evidence” proving his claim that a prior attorney general knew about a gunrunning investigation during the Bush administration or apologize … Washington Times



By Jerry SeperThe Washington Times


Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the challenge in response to Mr. Holder’s Senate appearance this week during a hearing on the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation ….


“I was extremely disappointed to hear Attorney General Holder try to deflect criticism of himself and his department by pointing the finger at his predecessor,” Mr. Grassley said. ….


Mr. Holder testified after Mr. Cornyn called for his resignation, saying his refusal to turn over documents sought by Congress in its Fast and Furious probe put into question his “political independence and accountability.”


Mr. Cornyn said Mr. Holder had “violated the public trust.”


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