Exactly one year after the Attorney General lied in front of the House Judiciary Committee about the Phoenix operation known as Fast and Furious, Rep. Darrell Issa has distributed a staff briefing paper and draft of the contempt of Congress resolution against the sitting AG.
Republican members of the House Oversight Committee have laid out a compelling case citing Holder’s Department of Justice for witness intimidation, “false denials,” withholding subpoenaed documents and willfully obstructing the committee’s investigation into the gun walking program.
The contempt citation comes after 16 months of hearings, letters, resignations, reassignments, a “no confidence” resolution signed by 89 congressmen and a DOJ official who pled the fifth for his role in the operation.
The document exposes Holder’s abuse of office, his contempt for federal agents and the rule of law, and his disregard for the lives of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata and hundreds of murdered Mexican citizens.
In the opening Memorandum, Issa credits the investigative bloggers and whistleblowers who began to uncover the deadly program back in December, 2010.
The Department of Justice’s Contempt Against the American People
Much of Operation Fast and Furious remained a mystery when the Department of Justice forcefully dismissed whistleblower accusations and denied that anything improper had occurred to Congress on February 4, 2011. Why, after all, would anyone be so stupid as to think arming drug cartels was a good idea?
Read More at American Thinker. By M. Catharine Evans.