Attorney General Eric Holder accused Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) of making statements that were "grossly unfair," after Gohmert implied that a U.S. Attorney declined to prosecute the Council On American-Islamic Relations for political gain.
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Jim Jacks was the federal prosecutor in the trial over the Holy Land Foundation -- a Muslim charity -- in 2008. A jury convicted five men with ties to the group of providing material support to Hamas. Omar Ahmad, the founder of CAIR, and several other leaders of Islamic groups, were deemed unindicted co-conspirators and never charged.
In April , Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wrote a letter to the DOJ saying that he'd been "reliably informed" that the decision not to prosecute CAIR officials was "usurped by high-ranking officials at Department of Justice" and that prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office in Dallas objected.
Jacks, now a U.S. Attorney, told the Dallas Morning News that King was "misinformed. That did not happen."