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Eric Holder and Telling the Truth, Part II

Yesterday, I noted that basic questions about the Attorney General's veracity extend beyond his almost certainly false testimony that he knew nothing of a "potential prosecution" of Fox reporter James Rosen  --  even as he was signing a wiretap request that targeted Rosen as an "aider, abettor, and/or co-conspirator" in the very serious federal offense of helping leak classified national security material.  I observed, following Andy McCarthy's lead, that Holder also gave misleading, if not point-blank false, testimony to Congress about his role in securing a pardon for fugitive billionaire Marc Rich.

Today, my friend Paul Mirengoff at Powerline gives yet more fascinating, if nauseating, detail about Holder's involvement with the Rich pardon scandal, an episode even the most partisan Democrats won't try to defend.

Beyond that, however, Paul shows that Holder also lied in claiming, at his confirmation hearing, that as a law firm partner he performed no substantive legal work for yet another crook, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and that a contemplated representation of the Governor by Holder's law firm "never materialized."

This was also false.  Read all about it, if you can stand to, here.

President Obama, quite wisely in my view, intends to appoint my old colleague Jim Comey to head the FBI.  With Holder likely on the way out, it seems to me that Jim's appointment needs to be for a job a bit up the chain at DOJ.

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