Seriously now…NBC News (that bastion of rightwing propaganda?) announced they’d been informed by law enforcement that the search warrant that named Fox reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” for violations of the Espionage Act was signed by Attorney General Eric Holder. That warrant authorized them to seize his private emails.
Gosh Mr Holder… that might have been a pertinent detail to mention when this scandal broke.
The disclosure of this spurious claim against a high profile reporter, which included labeling him a flight risk, has been cited among a string of other scandals (most recently… the AP reporters records seizure and the IRS scandal where conservative groups were targeted by a special unit) as disclosing a pattern of intimidation tactics by the executive branch that has caused a “chilling effect” among journalists and political opponents.
But fear not, our president has tasked someone to investigate to make sure there was no wrongdoing. In keeping with the sterling managerial judgment that has gotten this administration into multiple such scandals… the man Obama has assigned to look into it is (drumroll please)… ERIC HOLDER.
I can only begin to imagine how much better college would’ve been if my professors had the good sense to assign me the task of grading all my own essays.
UPDATE: It was just pointed out to me that during last week’s I-don’t-know-fest during which Holder literally gave some form of I don’t know answer over SIXTY times… he made actually gave a definitive answer. He told Congress the following (under oath and on camera):