Holder Grilled on “Fast and Furious”

I figured it would be an interesting hearing today, when Congressman Darrell Issa walked past me and a few other photographers, and pointing to the barrage of police commissioners positioned behind Attorney General Eric Holder’s seat, said “You know you’re in deep s**t if you’ve got that as your backdrop.”

To my surprise, the Attorney General seemed to be in a good mood this morning even though he was expecting an onslaught of tough questions from committee members.  Holder even joked with us photographers, giving us a hard time for taking some photos that might expose his bald spot to the world.

 

 

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks with Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice RONALD WEICH prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight.  Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks with Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice RONALD WEICH prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department oversight. Holder was specifically asked questions on the botched Justice Department operation code named "Fast and Furious". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

 

DOJ Shows Sudden Interest in Undisclosed Foreign Lobbying – Mother Jones

Mother Jones picked up this photo recently from the Iran Bomb Plot announcement –See the full article here.

 

US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at a news conference revealing details of a bomb plot targeting the Saudi ambassador to the United States.  Holder accused elements of the Iranian government of being involved and says the U.S. will hold Iran accountable. Two people, including a member of an Iranian special operations unit, have been charged in New York federal court. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at a news conference revealing details of a bomb plot targeting the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Holder accused elements of the Iranian government of being involved and says the U.S. will hold Iran accountable. Two people, including a member of an Iranian special operations unit, have been charged in New York federal court. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Things You Need to Know About the Iran Bomb Plot – Mother Jones

Mother Jones picked up this photo from the DOJ announcement about the Iran bomb plot.

Read the whole article here! 

 

 

US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks as Attorney General ROBERT MUELLER looks on at a news conference revealing details of a bomb plot targeting the Saudi ambassador to the United States.  Holder accused elements of the Iranian government of being involved and says the U.S. will hold Iran accountable. Two people, including a member of an Iranian special operations unit, have been charged in New York federal court. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks as Attorney General ROBERT MUELLER looks on at a news conference revealing details of a bomb plot targeting the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Holder accused elements of the Iranian government of being involved and says the U.S. will hold Iran accountable. Two people, including a member of an Iranian special operations unit, have been charged in New York federal court. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week In Review

 A relatively busy week, especially when you add in the wedding mix!! Assistant Attorneys General were sworn in at DOJ, World Bank/IMF meetings and Save Darfur protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan! — Hope you enjoy! 🙂
April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the Assistant Attorneys General at the Justice Department...(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the Assistant Attorneys General at the Justice Department…(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.: Assistant Attorney General TONY WEST is sworn in by US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER at the Justice Department...(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Assistant Attorney General TONY WEST is sworn in by US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER at the Justice Department…(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  World Bank Chief Economist JUSTIN LIN speaks to the media during a briefing on the Global Monitoring Report released today at the IMF.  The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: World Bank Chief Economist JUSTIN LIN speaks to the media during a briefing on the Global Monitoring Report released today at the IMF. The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  Director of the IMF's European Department MAREK BELKA speaks to the media during a briefing on the financial status in Europe at the International Monetary Fund.  The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Director of the IMF's European Department MAREK BELKA speaks to the media during a briefing on the financial status in Europe at the International Monetary Fund. The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Members of the United States Secret Service uniformed division stand guard outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered in front of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the United States Secret Service uniformed division stand guard outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered in front of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: (L-R) Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA), Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD), and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protest outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: (L-R) Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA), Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD), and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protest outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the U.S. Secret Service uniformed division shout a warning to protestors to cross back past the police line outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the U.S. Secret Service uniformed division shout a warning to protestors to cross back past the police line outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD) and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD) and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congressman JIM MCGOVERN (D-MA) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman JIM MCGOVERN (D-MA) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Save Darfur Coalition President JERRY FOWLER and Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Save Darfur Coalition President JERRY FOWLER and Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)