Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Breaking: Darrell Issa Threatens Eric Holder With Contempt, Demands Fast and Furious Documents

January 31, 2012 - BREAKING - "House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena," reports Politico.com tonight.

"In a letter to Holder," says Politico, "Issa wrote that “this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply, according to Issa." More at politico.com...

Fast and Furious victim: Agent Brian Terry
To put it bluntly, Issa is calling Holder a liar. Which may or not be fair. It's just as possible that Holder is merely an incompetent boob who has no idea what is going on within his own Dept. of Justice. Then again, he may simply be a clumsy liar. "Holder knew of Fast & Furious killing months before congressional testimony," says The Washington Times.

For those of you who still don't know about "Fast and Furious," here's a nice summary by the Washington Examiner:

"Fast and Furious is the Justice Department program that allowed thousands of weapons to be sold in 2009 to known buyers for Mexican drug cartels in the hope that the tainted guns would show up at future crime scenes. The department's cockeyed theory was that the "walked" weapons would enable authorities to tie the drug bosses to specific crimes in the United States and Mexico. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats lost track of the weapons until it was too late."

Too late, that is, for murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed with one of those weapons. (A second suspect was arrested yesterday for Agent Terry's murder.)

"Now," says the Examiner, "Holder wants Americans to believe an obvious fantasy, namely that he didn't know about Fast and Furious until witch-hunting House Republicans made it a highly charged partisan issue a few months ago. But after reviewing new emails made public by the Justice Department last Friday, it seems clear that accepting Holder's claim at face value would be credulous in the extreme."

In other words, Holder is lying through his pearly whites.
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