Years as an avid, hands-on “facilitator” for corrupt Democrat presidents have taught Attorney General Eric Holder that contempt and cynicism are the best weapons against annoying Republicans in search of facts. In yesterday’s eagerly anticipated meeting with Darrell Issa, Holder did exactly what anyone familiar with the arrogant racketeer might expect. He ignored vows he made to the Republican Congressman about bringing the matter of Fast and Furious to “an amicable resolution” by demanding today’s scheduled House “contempt of Congress” vote be cancelled before any of his Department’s subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents would be handed over to the Issa Committee.
“The [Justice] Department is prepared to compromise with the Committee in order to answer the questions set forth,” promised the Attorney General just 5 days earlier. But Holder’s concept of compromise is that of any self-serving, leftist chiseler, that being to swindle the mark.
It took just twenty minutes in a secluded, Capitol Building office for Darrell Issa to realize he was being played for a sucker. In an interview with FOX News immediately after the pointless encounter with the Attorney General, Issa told reporters the Attorney General not only demanded the contempt vote be cancelled but that the Fast and Furious investigation itself be ended. Only under these conditions, said Holder, would he then provide the Issa Committee with a “briefing” as to the innocence of the Department of Justice, followed by a selective release of documents supporting that claim! Audacity, disdain, and insolence: truly the hallmarks of the radical left.
Issa must know it was never Holder’s intention to provide the information demanded by the Congressman’s House Committee. It is pointedly clear by now that doing so would have given Republicans all the proof they would need to file criminal charges against not only Holder, but half of the Obama political appointees in the Department of Justice.
The fact is that Holder is depending on the politically-petrified Speaker of the House to bail him out of 18 months of lies told to congressional committees. It’s no secret that John Boehner is concerned further Fast and Furious involvement will put Republicans on a course that will not only be vehemently criticized by the national media, but which might, according to the Speaker, eventually be “an election year distraction that could hurt Republicans at the polls.” Boehner would like nothing more than to put an end to the Fast and Furious investigation, even though Holder, a shameless criminal for the past 2 decades, would get away with having engineered the shooting deaths of 200 or more people.
It has been the courageous participation of unnamed DOJ officials leaking documents to Congress that finally convinced Boehner and other Republican leaders to lend reluctant support for today’s contempt of Congress vote. And the word is that Republicans indeed have the votes to bring a contempt charge against the Attorney General. What a disgrace if the career ending—even prosecutable—leaking of documents by DOJ employees were to be for naught thanks to a House Speaker more concerned with politics than with justice.
Wednesday will be the day during which all eyes will be on the House of Representatives.
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