“You Can’t Play Liar’s Poker” – Darrell Issa

Rep. Darrell Issa was the lead guest on ABC’s This Week. Issa was interviewed by Jake Tapper who was sitting in for regular host George Stephanopoulos.

Issa outlined this morning that before the House committee he leads voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, he tried to reach an agreement with Holder.

“They came with nothing. Not even an offer in a form of a piece of paper. What they said orally was ‘we will brief you. We will then give you the information we believe supports that briefing, but you have to first agree to dismiss your subpoenas and your contempt,” said Issa. “You can’t play liar’s poker when you’re looking for who killed somebody, when you’re looking into this kind of a crime, and when you’re looking into the cover-up. Remember, it was deny, delay, and recuse.”

On the issue of gunwalking that happened during the Bush Administration, Issa acknowledged that it was wrong then and it’s wrong now. He did go on to point out that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee had requested and received plenty of information from Attorney General Eric Holder on prior gunwalking. However, he said it was like a small child getting caught in a lie over some incident and then saying “my brother did it too.” It doesn’t excuse the young child and it doesn’t excuse the current Department of Justice of its complicity in walking guns to the narco-terrorists.

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