Thursday, December 08, 2011

A sate of mind.....doesn't mean requisite intent...apparently

According to Attorney General Eric holder? Lying isn't lying if you don't know you are lying. Lying is a 'state of mind' according to holder.

I am curious. I wonder what Eric Holder's requisite intent is and was concerning the revelations surrounding the Fast and Furious gun walking debacle.
Confronted about this by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.,

Holder defended the DOJ."Nobody at the Justice Department has lied," Holder insisted.
When Sensenbrenner pressed Holder on the distinction between lying and misleading Congress, Holder said it was a matter of a person's "state of mind."
Holder said that when DOJ officials provided inaccurate information to Congress, they didn't know at the time that it was inaccurate.
 So let's recap. If you can foist some weak minded level of plausible deny-ability? Then of course you cannot be held culpable for criminal contempt of congress. 

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