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‘In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed.’

After not responding to NRO for comment, the Department of Justice did respond to Fox News yesterday about our Burck/Perino piece on Eric Holder’s non-disclosure of his Jose Padilla amicus briefs during his confirmation hearings.

It’s not like these were dental records Eric Holder left out. It’s a little more than “unfortunate.” It’s disingenuous. And it just happens to be about our national security. And he just happens to be attorney general now.

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