Remember that old 60s TV show Hogan’s Heroes? If so you’ll remember Sgt. Schultz’ catch phrase, “I know nothiiiing!” Well U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t quite as fat as good ol’ Sgt. Schultz, but he sure has the catch phrase down pat because Holder now says he knows nothiiiing about Obama’s arming of Mexican narco-terrorists with the policy called Operation Fast and Furious. Or did he?

I’ve always wondered how Hogan’s Heroes was ever greenlighted for a TV series. I mean, can you imagine the pitch meeting? “So, it’s a half hour comedy about hilarious Nazis. Get it? Funny Nazis!” How the heck did that get sold only twenty years after WWII ended? But, imagine the same scenario for Operation Fast and Furious. “See, we’ll give murderers and narco-terrorists a bunch of guns and hand grenades. It’ll really work to help us stop them from getting guns and hand grenades. No I really mean it!”

But Sgt. Eric Schultz knows “nothiiiing”! Yeah, right.

Still, one can certainly see the parsing going on in his denial that it “reaches into the upper levels” of his office. Get a load of this:

“The notion that somehow or other this reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that, at this point, I don’t think is supported by the facts,” Holder said for the first time at a press conference on Wednesday. “We’ll certainly see, I think, at the end of [the Inspector General’s investigation] exactly who was involved, exactly who made the decisions.”

“My hope would be that Congress will conduct an investigation that is factually based and not mired with politics,” Holder said regarding Issa’s investigation.

Now, let’s look at the language Holder used, shall we?

Holder: The notion that somehow or other this reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that, at this point, I don’t think is supported by the facts.

Notice that he really did not say he didn’t know about it. He said that there isn’t any proof that anyone at the upper levels knew about it. He tried to make it look like he’s denying he knew, too. But he didn’t actually say that directly. He only said there’s no proof he knew, not that he didn’t know. I think Eric Holder went to Clinton’s “what is, is” school of public speaking.

Then he went on to try and turn the congressional investigation to his political advantage by pretending all they are doing is pursuing politics, not justice and truth.

But think about this. If Holder felt it was all just political and nothing else was behind it, why is he supporting the Inspector General’s investigation? (And by the way, it would be “mired IN politics,” not “mired WITH politics,” as Holder said.) If this is all “just politics” why is Holder not denouncing the Inspector General’s investigation, too?

Sadly, there is no way to believe a word Holder just said on this matter. It was far too cagy to be believed.