Krauthammer: Holder Not Sensing Gravity of Scandal ‘Makes You Wonder If He Was Anesthetized’

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of the leak investigation scandal.

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “The fact that he says that the gravity of the situation didn't sink in until yesterday makes you wonder if he was anesthetized.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The fact that he says that the gravity of the situation didn't sink in until yesterday makes you wonder if he was anesthetized. I mean, everybody in town understood when we heard from the Justice Department last week that he not only signed off on the search warrant but he discussed it. If he had only signed off, he could have done a Hillary and said on the stuff about the security in Benghazi she signed it but she never read it. It's true, there’s a lot of stuff that a secretary signs and doesn't read. So it's plausible. But, if you discussed it, it's not plausible.

So either he lied, or, the other explanation is he forgot. But if he forgot, then he’s utterly incompetent, and if he goes and speaks about this under oath and doesn't check into the past into what he had done a couple of years before, it’s more incompetence. I mean, I feel sorry for him. I'm not sure how he escapes this, and to the extent that he involves a president who stands with him and says I have all the confidence with him, amd the president puts Holder in charge of his own investigation. I think if you hurt the president then you’re truly a liability.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.