Claims he didn’t know what it was.
Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, a pathological liar, perjured himself in front of Congress in 2011 when he claimed to know nothing about Operation Fast and Furious, a scandal in which the US Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco (ATF) agents armed Mexican drug cartels with thousands of American-made firearms by allowing them to “walk” across the border.
Holder claimed he “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks” in May 2011, but evidence uncovered around that time suggested that the Obama AG knew guns were being transferred into the hands of Mexican drug lords nine months before his testimony to Congress. National Drug Intelligence Center memos indicate that Holder was fully aware of the operation.
In July 2010, a letter to Holder stated the following:
“Straw purchasers are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug trafficking cartels. They also have direct ties to the Sinaloa Cartel which is suspected of providing $1 million for the purchase of firearms in the greater Phoenix area.”
House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa, who lead the 2011 investigation into Fast and Furious, told Fox News at the time that Holder “implied he knew nothing when in fact he at least knew something.”
Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has faced a deluge of attacks from the left for participating in perfectly legal meetings with Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak, which aligned with his duties as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Democrats are asserting that the former Alabama senator lied to Congress at his confirmation hearing when he denied engaging in any discussions on Trump campaign specifics with Russian officials.
Sessions answered their question truthfully. He had no conversations with Russian officials about the campaign itself.
Meanwhile, Democrat AG’s of the past such as Eric Holder have gotten away with actual (and blatant) lies in front of Congress about an operation that handed thousands of guns to Mexico’s most dangerous criminals.