GOP Congressman Knocks NBC News ‘Apologist’ White House Reporter To Thomas Roberts

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts took a moment on Wednesday to speak with Rep. John Mica, a member of the Oversight Committee, about the ongoing hearing and debate surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder and what knowledge, if any, he and the White House had regarding the botched “Fast and Furious” gun running operation. In particular, Roberts wanted to know Mica’s thoughts regarding the President’s invocation of executive privilege over documents related to the operation.

Mica told Roberts that Holder had resorted to a “stalling tactic” by offering to provide a “little dribble of documents” last night if the investigation against him were closed down.

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Roberts countered that the “dribble you refer to” comprised over 7,600 pages’ worth of documents. Mica was not hearing it:

Yeah, I’ve heard your apologist, one of your announcers, talking about that from the White House. There are close to 100,000 documents and communications we’ve identified.

“But sir,” Roberts continued, “I think you’re referring to our White House reporter Kristen Welker who was talking about the release, not an apologist, but our White House reporter, NBC News’ Kristen Welker reporting about the 7,600 pages of documents.”

“Oh, ok,” said Mica. “Then the White House reporter who is being an apologist for the White House. Let me clarify that.” He added that the 7,600 pages in question constitute “selective information.”

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