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 Month in Review

Wedding season, and quite a bit of product work has taken me away from the editorial work for a little bit recently, but I have managed to catch a few recent events – here were the highlights from my batch…

Washington, D.C. – March 3rd, 2010: President BARACK OBAMA looks to his teleprompter as he addresses the nation in the East Room of the White House. Obama spoke about the need for congress to move forward quickly in the health insurance reform debate.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – March 3rd, 2010: Members of Congress gather in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol during a memorial service held in honor of the late Rep. John Murtha who passed away Feb 8th.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 10th, 2010 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – President BARACK OBAMA and Haitian President RENÉ PRÉVAL shake hands after speaking to the press in the Rose Garden following their meeting. President Preval thanked the United States for the hundreds of millions of dollars in aid provided since his country’s ruinous earthquake Jan.12.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 10th, 2010 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – President BARACK OBAMA and Haitian President RENÉ PRÉVAL wave after speaking to the press in the Rose Garden following their meeting. President Preval thanked the United States for the hundreds of millions of dollars in aid provided since his country’s ruinous earthquake Jan.12.

(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Washington, D.C. – March 16th, 2010: President and CEO of VeriSign MARK MCLAUGHLIN speaks at a 25th Anniversary .COM forum. The internet celebrates a landmark event on the 15th March 2010, as it’s the 25th anniversary of the day the first dot-com domain was registered.

(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Washington, D.C. – April 14th, 2010: Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice”. Holder was asked tough questions regarding the situation in Guantanamo and his treatment of enemy combatants as US Citizens.

 

(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – April 15th, 2010: A Talon 4 robot climbs the steps inside the Rayburn House office building as part of the displays represented at the The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International during National Robotics Week. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Washington, D.C. – April 15th, 2010: US Supreme Court Justice STEPHEN BREYER cathes up on some sleep during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing regarding the “FY2011 Budget Request for the U.S. Supreme Court.”(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – April 15th, 2010: US Supreme Court Justice CLARENCE THOMAS testifies before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing regarding the “FY2011 Budget Request for the U.S. Supreme Court.”
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – April 15th, 2010: JOHN POTTER, postmaster general and CEO of the United States Postal Service testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Potter explained that the US Postal Service is in serious financial trouble and told the committee that “… current projections show that we will risk running out of cash in early fiscal year 2011.” (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)