Friday, May 4, 2012

Issa Releases Draft of Holder Contempt Citation

Hat tip Daily Caller

Border Patrol agent Brian Terry
A victim of Operation Fast and Furious

Congressman Darrell Issa has released a briefing letter and a draft of a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt in the Fast and Furious investigation. It outlines the reasons as well as the tens of thousands of documents that Holder and his Justice Department have withheld from Congress. Issa's letter can be linked from the Daily Caller article below.

Is it not amazing that through all this, President Obama has been so silent? Why isn't the news media not pressing him for a statement? Could it be for the same reason that the media has reported so little about this serious scandal? It seems as if Holder is just sitting back and laughing at Issa and his committee. Well, why shouldn't he? It sure looks as if Obama has his back.


Squid said...

"Obama has (Holder's) his back." Then they will both go down!


Miggie said...

It may be me, but I don't recall any other publication of a "draft" of a citation, which lays out the case in advance. It seems so straightforward. I supposed I have become accustomed to the Democrats' sneaky, middle of the night, tactiics with bills that are "deemed" passed. That is not to mention massive bills that nobody reads.

Findalis said...

Do any of us really believe that the DoJ under Holder is going to do anything against their boss? Not until Obama is out of office.

elwood p suggins said...

As I believe I have said before, although I commend Issa and other Republicans, don't hold your breath. As I understand it, any contempt citation has to be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia who, of course, is an Obama appointee and who also works for Holder.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Perhaps President Obama isn't paying any attention to Issa's sordid attempt to protect gun runners who are supplying the cartels, because the honorable member from southern California is beneath contempt and unworthy of attention, especially this contrived "issue" that has captured the attention of nobody except the blindered ideologues who keep pushing it, and then bewailing that the American people are not impressed.

elwood p suggins said...

Try telling Brian Terry's survivors, as well as those of the several hundred (at least) dead Mexicans resulting from this caper, that this is a "contrived" issue.

As I have may have previously observed, in the view of this blindered ideologue, F&F is quite possibly, even probably, the clearest case of the blind leading the blind that I have ever encountered.

Siarlys, however occasionally or frequently, seems to have some insight in other areas (after all, even a blind hog manages to find an acorn now and again), but he is way off base on this one, particularly relative to who is protecting who (whom??) and who was supplying the cartels with guns.

Gary Fouse said...

Siarlys' theory of Fa nd F is as wild as Bush carried out 9-11.

elwood p suggins said...

Gary--I agree, it is pretty bizarre, epsecially considering that he sometimes is, or at least appears, quite rational.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

It must be a terrible disapointment elwood, that someone who doesn't see things exactly the same as you can be quite rational.

There is a t-shirt about that sort of thinking.

Neither Brian Terry nor a hundred Mexicans are dead because of Fast and Furious. IF this had been the first load of guns the starving haunted ragged cartel enforcers hiding out in the hills had ever received, you might have a point.

Rumor has it that the cartels already had more and better firepower than any police force in Mexico, and a bigger budget to buy arms with. Fast and Furious was a rather badly administered attempt to trace a well established flow. There were plenty of guns already available in their hands to kill Brian Terry with.

Why is nobody concerned that certain gun dealers had been selling to the cartels for years, making it certain that SOME arsenal would be available to kill Brian Terry with.

Pure politics, my deluded fellow citizens, and of the worst order.