Fast and Furious scandal growing bigger by the day.
Though Holder told the House Judiciary Committee his office was
working “tirelessly to identify, locate and provide relevant
information” to Congress, Republican representatives and senators say he
and his department have been stonewalling their investigation. Sen.
Charles Grassley said that Justice was withholding some 74,000 pages of
relevant documents from the investigators.
The ongoing investigation also reveals a disturbing lack of
coordination and cooperation among the ATF, the Drug Enforcement
Administration and the FBI, all of which are under the domain of
Holder’s DOJ. One deputy attorney general, upon being confronted with
this issue, just casually replied, “We will look into it.”
The committee’s report said that everyone involved was blaming
others: The ATF pointed the finger at the Justice Department for
encouraging the operation, and Justice blamed the U.S. attorney’s office
in Arizona for implementing it. DOJ officials who could have stopped
the operation blamed their staffs for not bringing critical facts to
their attention. Making matters worse, U.S. attorney’s office personnel
have taken the Fifth Amendment in refusing to testify before Congress,
or the DOJ has prohibited them from appearing before Congress at all.
Katie’s book is a real reporter’s book, loaded with interviews with
inside sources, including conscience-stricken government agents who are
appalled by the politicization of the ATF. She quotes ATF agent John
Dodson, who says, “I have never heard an explanation from anyone
involved in Operation Fast and Furious that I believe would justify what
Holder will find a few very low men on the totem pole to imprison, making himself look better (he may THINK it makes him look better). This sorry a** "Administration" doesn't have the brain power of the lowliest snail on earth, nor the morals of the lowliest of humans. Before November, we will no longer be a "free" people. That is my prediction - how I hope I am wrong.
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