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-- -- a member of the House Judiciary Committee congressman Lloyd Olmert today he pressed the attorney general to come -- about what he knew and went.
Congressman good to have you with -- we appreciate -- -- your assessment of the attorney general's testimony today.
We -- that that was foreshadowed though.
They provided page document dump last Friday.
Now look I was a judge job -- document dumps have seen people that are really in good faith trying to disclose material.
This was a document dump you know about 2000 pages many album blank.
And you had.
Well -- a hundred pages where we're Grassley letter asking for information.
So this was not this was very disingenuous.
And then to have him come forward and and make statements like you know that he had expressed his.
His condolences his apology to the Brian Terry family.
Lose it would have meant more to the Terry family if he had sent the letter -- they home.
Before he and he gave it to the -- yes this is completely disingenuous and for him to say back in May third before our committee.
I was -- he said.
-- Only learned about it a few weeks ago.
And then in his statement today he said well actually.
-- learned about it.
Earlier because I took action in February our ordered -- IG investigation.
And I ordered all of our pay USA -- in other people not to do this again.
And I asking where's the documentation that we don't have an email from you we don't have a letter from you.
We don't have any kind of transcript of anything is that where is your information in this whole document stacked there's nothing from you.
And -- -- you know -- IG we get along so well -- -- are not supposed to get along that well.
And then he says sit well.
So when did you first suspect that that three weeks that you knew about it may have third may have been a good bit.
Our earlier like now you're saying you you did this action in February and others in March and he said -- to me you know.
A few months -- a few weeks they're all about the same to me this is attorney general.
And let me just -- one other thing you know we had a problem with -- with the national security letters back in the summer of 2007.
It came to light.
The attorney general at that time under bush said he didn't know about it and he had told us there were no abuses when we found out.
I know I've talked to judge humor about it and we don't get along home on most issues but we both agreed it's time for new attorney general.
Just within about six weeks of the admission that G.
I didn't know about the report and now there were the -- as we had a new attorney general it's time to do that here live.
It's clear that this is a different attorney general this is a different president and this is a clear stated matter of record.
That in point of fact Lanny brewer his assistant didn't know about operation fast and furious as early as April of 2010.
Was consulted on the very letter that was sent in response to senator.
-- -- like.
And that -- a lot followed over the course of eight months are a misrepresentation.
If you take their language right does stand before the US congress.
One and this is what we'll just a bit -- committee's response to that reality.
Well there's a lot more there's got to be done we need a new attorney general take your pick lying incompetent.
They are either one of those is the qualification you -- for somebody run Justice Department never has been for me.
It's the Justice Department.
And then when you've see you didn't find and there are some emails about.
Well really hey can we used.
This information to maybe get more regulations own guns and say -- a look at all these it would produce power.
Also -- produce numbers they're -- running through the congressional research service.
They're just completely outrageous.
Fabrications of numbers he -- G 75%.
Actually came from the United States source the United States I'm told actually -- it's just a small fraction of that.
From people who are using real numbers not his plate numbers.
Actually good to have you with this we appreciate it -- -- to be done -- a lot to be done that's -- congress analysts are -- mark.
We thank you for beyond what is -- on the.
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