Open Thread: How Will Media Cover Eric Holder and Fast and Furious?

In early May of this year, Attorney General Eric Holder told Rep. Darrell Issa's House committee that he was "not sure of the exact date" he learned of Fast and Furious, but that he "probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.

Now, CBS News has obtained documents showing that Holder was sent briefings on the controversial operation as early as July 2010, nearly a year before he claimed to Congress to have known about the gunwalking program. While the Justice Department claims that "Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details," the video of the May 4 committee meeting suggests otherwise.

Do you think the media coverage of Holder's lie to Congress will be as minimal as their coverage of the Solyndra scandal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Last night, CBS News aired a segment summarizing the case and the latest findings:

Do you think the story will have much traction with the media? Or will they accept Holder's weak excuse that he didn't know the details of the program and let him off the hook?

NB Staff
NB Staff