Attorney General Eric Holder snapped back at the House oversight committee Friday afternoon, saying his testimony before a May 3 House Judiciary Committee hearing was “truthful and accurate” in what appears to be a Friday evening news dump.
In a five-page letter to House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings, Sen. Chuck Grassley and several other members of Congress, Holder lashed back at recent reports that he knew about the operation long before when he claims.
“Much has been made in the past few days about my congressional testimony earlier this year regarding Fast and Furious,” Holder wrote. “My testimony was truthful and accurate and I have been consistent on this point throughout. I have no recollection of knowing about Fast and Furious or of hearing its name prior to the public controversy about it.”
Holder’s testimony was called into question by CBS News and other press and public record accounts. In an Oct. 3 story, CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson reported that Justice Department spokespeople told her “[Holder] did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.” A DOJ spokesperson, Tracy Schmaler, didn’t answer when The Daily Caller presented her with these inconsistencies.