Holder to lead investigation into White House national security leaks?

June 12, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement urging that a Special Counsel in the Department of Justice be appointed to lead the investigation into the White House national security leaks case, questioning whether the truth could be revealed if Attorney General Eric Holder was overseeing the investigation:

“Eric Holder, who has been under increasing scrutiny for his purported cover-up of the Fast and Furious, the Black Panthers Philly 2008 case, and fighting Florida’s voter ID laws, has no business leading the investigation into the White House national security leaks. He is a political appointee loyal to Obama.

“The Special Counsel is the only office that independent of the Attorney General can lead such a politically charged inquiry. Holder has an interest to protect Obama, who for all we know originated the leak. Only an independent investigation will reveal how far up this goes, and avoid any appearance of a cover-up.

“If ever there was a case for a special prosecutor, this is it. This is precisely why the Special Counsel was created.

“Holder should stand aside, and let an independent investigation proceed without his or the White House’s interference. Right now, this is the equivalent of the fox watching the hen house. Nobody is going to feel justice was served when the White House exonerates itself without an independent body having had a chance to investigate.”

 Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at rrast@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.

Correction: The original version of this press statement errantly called for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to lead the national security leaks investigation, when the intention was to call for a special counsel be appointed by the Attorney General to lead the investigation.