During the past week a number of Operation Fast and Furious watchers have been celebrating the notion that Congressman Darrell Issa’s February 14th letter to Eric Holder represents a last chance, comply or else, final offer to the gangster Attorney General.
Unfortunately, buying into such wishful thinking will result in nothing but disappointment as the Congressman has shown little in his dealings with the Attorney General over the past 6 months but a litany of empty threats and predictable retreats when they are ignored.
During his December 8th testimony before Issa’s House Government Reform Committee, Holder stated emphatically that his Department of Justice would NOT provide congress any Fast and Furious information dated later than February 4th of 2011. In support of that assertion he has prevented DOJ officials providing testimony to the House and ignored repeated requests for relevant letters and emails.
Perhaps such astounding arrogance should have surprised no one, for when the House at last filed a subpoena in October demanding the Department turn over approximately 80,000 Fast and Furious related documents, Holder ignored it, making clear even then that he had no intention of abiding by House demands.
And the House of Representatives—that is, the Republican Party—did nothing.
At the end of January, Deputy Attorney James Cole addressed a letter to Congress stating the Department of Justice in no way had the necessary TIME to comply with House requirements that it FINALLY turn over the documents subpoenaed 4 months earlier. This was in response to yet another Issa threat on January 27th to begin contempt proceedings against Holder should he fail to provide the material by a February 9th deadline.
And Issa reiterated that threat prior to the AG’s House testimony of Feb 2nd, stating once again there would be no choice but to initiate contempt proceedings should the documents demanded in the House subpoena not be produced.
Yet when February 9th passed without a single page having been turned over by the DOJ, rather than press ahead with a contempt filing, Darrell Issa provided Eric Holder and his minions an extension—an INDEFINITE extension, apparently “permitting” the most corrupt Attorney General in this nation’s history all the time in the world to continue his practice of ignoring the House and its subpoenas.
Holder and his criminal, White House boss KNOW Republicans haven’t the guts to file contempt charges against a black attorney general, just as they haven’t the backbone necessary to address the fact that there is a black, Manchurian candidate serving in the White House contrary to Constitutional requirements. Until Republicans somehow find the courage necessary to put the law and the Constitution of the United States above their all encompassing fear of the liberal media, Jesse Jackson and threats of rioting in the streets, the nation will continue to be subjected to the crippling agenda of an America hating, would-be dictator.
So don’t for a moment believe Darrell Issa will do anything more to Eric Holder than write threatening letters which the Regime no doubt post on its doors as material for daily ridicule. After all, it was the American people who voted these cowardly Republicans into office. And as is always the case, voters get what they deserve.