Rep. Peter King says Attorney General Eric Holder’s initial denial of involvement in the targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen “could be perjury.”
In an wide-ranging interview Tuesday with Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” King also discussed:
President Barack Obama’s “moralizing” speech on the closing of Guantanamo Bay, saying the terror threat is more dangerous now than on 9/11;
The Obama administration should exercise “extreme caution” in evaluating the possible sale of Sprint Nextel Corp. to a foreign company.
King, a Republican from New York, was highly critical of Holder, who previously said he would never be part of targeting a reporter and didn’t think it was good policy, when he actually approved a search warrant on James Rosen. The House Judiciary Committee is reportedly looking into whether he perjured himself in steadfastly denying a role in the Rosen subpoena when he OK’d the seizure of the Fox reporter’s phone records.
King comments: “To me, on its face, that certainly could be perjury. And the reason I’m saying ‘could be’ — I know there’s always precise standards to meet — that certainly warrants a full investigation as to whether or not perjury was committed there. There’ve been other people over the years indicted for perjury or tried for perjury on a lot less evidence than that.”