CBS News: Documents reveal that Holder received briefing on Fast & Furious in July 2010; Update: Holder doesn’t always read his briefings?

posted at 7:22 pm on October 3, 2011 by Allahpundit

Why’s that a big deal? Watch the video below from CNS showing Holder’s testimony before Issa’s House committee back on May 3. The question: “When did you first know about the program, officially called, I believe, ‘Fast and Furious’?” The answer:

I’m not sure of the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.

Not so, says CBS News:

New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress…

The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer…

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.

He didn’t know about the details? Here’s the unredacted bit from the briefing sent to Holder on July 5, 2010 by the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center:

No code words or euphemisms there. Nice and specific. And yet Eric Holder, upon discovering that 1,500 guns had been “supplied” to Mexican drug cartels in an operation managed by the ATF, apparently didn’t demand a full explanation. Fancy that.

Follow the CNS link above and you’ll see that Issa’s maintained all along that Holder must have known about F&F sooner than he testified. Last month, at a DOJ news conference, Holder called F&F “clearly a flawed enforcement effort” but added:

“The notion that this reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that at this point I don’t think is supported by the facts and I think once we examine it and once the facts are revealed we’ll see that’s not the case,” Holder told reporters.

Well, obviously it does reach into the upper levels of the Department. Even if you’re willing to buy Holder’s absurd excuse that he had no reason to know the details of the operation despite knowing that guns were being walked to Mexican drug lords, we’ve got the memos from Breuer and the Drug Intelligence Center and the e-mail discovered by CBS between Weinstein and Trusty. (I’m dying to know which “other case” the DOJ thinks they were discussing, per the Department’s excuse to CBS.) In fact, Issa told Laura Ingraham last month: “We have a paper trail of so many people knowing that the only way the attorney general didn’t know is he made sure he didn’t want to know… But if you don’t want to know something of this sort then you shouldn’t have the job he has. And ultimately one of the questions is, if he didn’t know, is he that inept that he is dangerous to have as the attorney general, and that is for the president to decide.” That’s exactly where we are here tonight with these new docs. Either Holder didn’t want to know more after reading that July 2010 briefing or he read it and simply didn’t recognize the gravity of what he was reading. Big, big trouble either way.

Update: Here’s Fox’s segment on the new docs. The key bit is at the end, where they say a former DOJ official familiar with Holder’s operation told them he receives dozens of memos a week and doesn’t always read them. Fantastic. That’s exactly what you want in America’s top prosecutor. Let’s have him back before that House committee and let him offer the “I don’t always do my homework” excuse himself.


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Crickets….

Scrappy on October 3, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Ouch … that’s gonna leave a mark.

Tony737 on October 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I love the smell of scandal in the evening. Now that CBS is getting the scoops, the other liberal networks may start piling on; not because they want the truth, but because their pride will not allow them to be outdone by a rival.

Daemonocracy on October 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I don’t see any clear cut way outta this one Eric. Pack up yur stuf.

Jason Coleman on October 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Under the bus he goes. . .

Scotsman on October 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Happy anniversary!

rogerb on October 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

I see a sword in someone’s future.

BKeyser on October 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM

“Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud come out!”

Limerick on October 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Her Eric…

… people died.

This ain’t going away…

Seven Percent Solution on October 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Can we fire this derelict pig now?

CantCureStupid on October 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

A perp walk would also be appropriate.

CantCureStupid on October 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

You have to know when to Holder and Know when to fold um.

Know when to gunwalk away. And know when to gunrun.

You never count taxpayer money when sitting in testomony.

There will be time enough for conting when the dealings done.

William Amos on October 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

What did the President Know & when did he know it?

batterup on October 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Didn’t Scooty get indicted for perjury much like what Holder is seems to have committed?

When do the trials start?

Oh wait……………

Opposite Day on October 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Brian Terry unavailable for comment.

Tony737 on October 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Holder needs to resign, or, better, be fired. Then indicted.

The steps this Administration has taken to try to crush the Second Amendment are impeachable…if Holder knew, Obama knew.

coldwarrior on October 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Uh-oh.

steebo77 on October 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. SPLAT.

I think something just hit the fan. Let’s hope it gets all over everyone who deserves their fair share.

VastRightWingConspirator on October 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Orange jumpsuit time.

Winebabe on October 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Holdier lied, Brian Terry died.

JammieWearingFool on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Eric’s CYA doc dump before he is forced out ought to be a riot. He’ll not fall on his sword without hugging someone in the process.

Limerick on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

“I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

That is why Holder gave his approval to this. F&F was an agenda-driven operation, designed to foster gun violence as support for Obama and Holder’s gun-grabbing agenda. Need it more simply? They provided guns to killers so they would kill people to prove that guns kill people so they’d have their “ammo” for an anti-gun crusade. It’s hard to imagine ideological zealots who are more evil than that.

Rational Thought on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

*paging Lindsey Graham…Lindsey Graham please pick up the I owe y’all an apology phone*

“Four years ago, President Obama, then Senator Obama, stated on the floor of the Senate that the test of a nominee for Attorney General is, “whether that person is ready to put the Constitution of the people before the political agenda of the President.” Eric Holder meets that test and for that reason I will support his nomination.”

SouthernGent on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Hmmm….CBS…’documents’….not too good of a track record in this area…

Dan Rather…call your offi…

oh wait….

BigWyo on October 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM

O/T:

ESPN pulls Hank Williams JR from Monday Night Football

There’s a tear in my beer…

alohapundit on October 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Bets on: keeps job, resigns, or goes to jail? I desperately want the last one, but I don’t have enough confidence in government to believe it will come true. Can anyone give me odds?

AnotherOpinion on October 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

WHAT A FREAKIN’ STONEWALLER! “Excuse me.. uh… can you repeat the question?” (While I try to figure out an answer or way to cover my arse)”I didn’t understand the question”…(still thinking)…

CynicalOptimist on October 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

What we have here,is the DOJ,in cohoots with
Oval Office!!

I dare say,Obamma/Holder….are pulling,a Nixon,
sumpin….sumpin…..
(sarc).

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Ya this stuff might be worthy of impeachment, but it’s no where near as bad as Obama murdering a U.S. citizen.

Sorry.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.

Ok, so Holder is either guilty of ignorance or incompetence, or both. The next question is……was the President also briefed? And exactly when did he have “a misunderstanding” that people died?

Rovin on October 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

If CBS breaks from the pack this may be significant. I’m still dubious however. This story has been very obvious but below the popular public radar for so long – and yet known by the informed – that it may be seen in jaded news precincts as “old news”.

Mr. Obama would have to be found in bed with the body of a dead boy before the MSM would awaken from its slumber if then. Doubtful.

Mason on October 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Think someone might bring this up during the next debate or will they still be talking about rocks and paint?

warren on October 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM

‘We are a Nation Department of Cowards Liars!!’

BigWyo on October 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Eric Witholder

DrW on October 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

It’s hard to imagine ideological zealots who are more evil than that.

Rational Thought on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Exactly, these are evil people.

PatMac on October 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Doesn’t read his briefs? Wasn’t it the Barry national security guy who was unware of some terrorist attack until asked about it from a reporter?

Team Barry, world class.

Limerick on October 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

He’s either incompetent or corrupt. I guess out of the two incompetent is the lesser evil. Oy.

kim roy on October 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Dang, we normally get this on the Friday dump. Seems holder lied under oath? Now what to do? Does bho give him the bus? Someone is gonna pay, and it will NOT be bho, ever.
L

letget on October 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

Issa: “And exactly where were you when you “heard” about it”

Holder: “On the golf course”

Rovin on October 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM

So if Holder claims he doesn’t always read his briefings/emails/memos, then he is guilty of being completely incompetent?

Pick your poison, Mr. Holder.

portlandon on October 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

I think we should go with “incompetent liar”…and Christian Adams’
book is out soon…maybe we should go with “incompetent liar and racist”.

d1carter on October 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Breaking: DOJ says Eric was thinking about the Vin Diesel movie.

Limerick on October 3, 2011 at 7:41 PM

This goes straight to the top. I want to see Bush and Cheney’s heads on a platter.

ardenenoch on October 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Do the minutes of this briefing detail Holder steepling his fingers and exclaiming “Excellent!” in Mr. Burns-like fashion?

Left Coast Right Mind on October 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM

What Did You Know….When Did You Know It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Issa Grills Attorney General Holder on Operation Fast & Furious and Project Gunrunner
Uploaded by oversightandreform on May 3, 2011
*********************************************

During a Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) grills Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner.

As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justices’ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial “Project Gunrunner.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NqH88cSBqI

The Committee OverSight & Government Reforms You-Tube Website
Chairman Darrell Issa
———————-

http://www.youtube.com/user/oversightandreform

Welcome to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Republicans.

http://oversight.house.gov/

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 7:43 PM

If CBS breaks from the pack this may be significant. I’m still dubious however. This story has been very obvious but below the popular public radar for so long – and yet known by the informed – that it may be seen in jaded news precincts as “old news”.

I wonder why?????

Results for search of stories matching “Operation Fast and Furious”.

1-1 of 1
GOP’s top investigator targeted by critics Sep 22, 10:55 AM EDT
Rep. Darrell Issa is finding himself in the spotlight as a target as well as the Republicans’ chief inquisitor in investigations of the Obama administration, which are producing potential GOP campaign issues for 2012.

This is “your” Associated Press on top of the stroy.

Rovin on October 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM

One of the many things that is so incredible about this as well.. is that the gun stores, at least from what I have read.. did not want to sell these guns! The freaking guns stores were more concerned about selling these weapons than the justice Dept was. And yet it is possible the whole thing was going to be used to show how easily weapons were flowing from gun stores into Mexico!

And you know what.. the scary thing is this could all just be the tip of the iceberg. If DOJ and possibly Obama were so willing to push weapons into the hands of criminals and drug cartels… is it inconceivable they have done worse in other areas? Weapons to terrorists? Have we heard of any stories of missing missiles lately?
Tip of the freaking iceberg!

JellyToast on October 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

This goes straight to the top. I want to see Bush and Cheney’s heads on a platter.

ardenenoch on October 3, 2011 at 7:42 PM

ardenenoch:But…but..the MSM told me,it was an Inheretance,
by Bush to HopeLessNess/ChangeLessNess!
(sarc).

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Doesn’t this count as perjury? Wasn’t Holder under oath when he gave his lie testimony?

Rebar on October 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

When my students don’t do their HW, they get an F.
They get 3 late work ‘gifts’ for the whole year.
After that- ZEROES.
Enough Fs & they FLUNK.
Holder is a flunky.

Badger40 on October 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Eric’s CYA doc dump before he is forced out ought to be a riot. He’ll not fall on his sword without hugging someone in the process.

Limerick on October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Yupp, just like the people that let these out as well. They knew Holder had already thrown them under the bus when he testified about not knowing. It is like a big domino set up, it just takes some time!

bluemarlin on October 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Has anyone mentioned Fast-Furious in the debates? If not, what will it take?

The Enforcer on October 3, 2011 at 7:46 PM

The thing is, Holder could resign tomorrow, and most people would just shrug their shoulders and say “some guy named Holder resigned from some position that he held”. This is what happens when the media doesn’t turn the stove up to full boil. Unless you’ve got a President or Vice President resigning or being impeached, people don’t care if the media isn’t instructing them to care.

ardenenoch on October 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

If CBS breaks from the pack this may be significant. I’m still dubious however. This story has been very obvious but below the popular public radar for so long – and yet known by the informed – that it may be seen in jaded news precincts as “old news”.

I wonder why?????

Someone in the Obama admin is feeding CBS info. That came out last week. Unsure yet if its meant to help or harm Obama.

William Amos on October 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

He doesn’t read the memos?

So he is claiming that he can’t do his job… or that he is incompetent.

Or he is just lying through his teeth.

I don’t buy the first two, so I am going with the third.

ajacksonian on October 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM

No code words or euphemisms there. Nice and specific. And yet Eric Holder, upon discovering that 1,500 guns had been “supplied” to Mexican drug cartels in an operation managed by the ATF, apparently didn’t demand a full explanation. Fancy that.

I have no use for anyone in the execrable Obama administration but where does the memo say 1500 guns were supplied to Mexican drug cartels. It says Celis-Acosta and straw purchasers were responsible for the purchase of 1500 guns which were then supplied to Mexican drug cartels.

Basilsbest on October 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Oops,sorry AP,you already have that video up:)

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Some sage advice for Eric Holder.

Sekhmet on October 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM

“doesn’t always read his briefings” is the new smoked but did not inhale!

Impeach Holder Now!

skanter on October 3, 2011 at 7:52 PM

but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

Watch the weaseling. Was it dubbed “Fast and Furious” at the time he heard about it? Was it called something else? Are we going to get different definitions of is from this clown?

onlineanalyst on October 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

people don’t care if the media isn’t instructing them to care.

ardenenoch on October 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM

That’s why I believe things need to collapse in order for America to come back. Rise from the ahses of failure.
Bcs too many people are too stupid, timid, and ignorant to do anything about any of this.
So many COWARDS I live amongst.

Badger40 on October 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Crr6 is surprisingly quiet…or maybe not so surprising.

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Ya this stuff might be worthy of impeachment, but it’s no where near as bad as Obama murdering a U.S. citizen.

Sorry.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Spathi, a US Agent was killed with these weapons while he had a gun loaded with bean bags as his first shots. That man was a citizen who was defending our borders not one who left our borders to plan attacks upon us. Please do not equate that filthy terrorist with the agent who died in New Mexico!

bluemarlin on October 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM

The Socom 16 in the still pic of that last vid is pure sweetness, one of my favorite rifles.

As for Holder, that puke criminal douchebag needs to be hauled before a court and put under oath, one way or another the man will put himself in prison.

Bishop on October 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Memos:
——

A January 8, 2010 memo
————————-

http://oversight.house.gov/images/stories/Other_Documents/4-7.pdf

A March 10, 2010 memo
———————-

http://oversight.house.gov/images/stories/Other_Documents/2-3.pdf

A March 10, 2011 e-mail
————————

http://oversight.house.gov/images/stories/Other_Documents/1-1.pd

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Crr6 is surprisingly quiet…or maybe not so surprising.

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM

She’s camped out at Wall Street.

Electrongod on October 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Can anyone say …

PRESIDENTIAL PARDON?

Freddy on October 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM

You’ll have to forgive Eric. He only works on pardons.

For a fee, of course.

GarandFan on October 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The Socom 16 in the still pic of that last vid is pure sweetness, one of my favorite rifles.

As for Holder, that puke criminal douchebag needs to be hauled before a court and put under oath, one way or another the man will put himself in prison.

Bishop on October 3, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Bishop:Ya know,utelizing Lefty’s playbook,Eric Holder should be
picketed at his home,and NeverEnding He Must Resign Pro
tests!:)

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Update: Holder doesn’t always read his briefings?

So now not doing your job is an excuse?

Now the adults are in charge or something…

Scrappy on October 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Holder will now dance a jig while parsing his prior testimony under oath incoherently.

How long before someone who can pin the tail on the head donkey breaks down and flips?

novaculus on October 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Regarding cbs news, the obama white house is simply trying to send this story to them before Issa can release it.

This white house is doing everything it can to evade congressional oversight.

Freddy on October 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Yea, and Nixon didn’t know about G. Gordon Liddy. Now that I think about it he didn’t know about it but that didn’t stop the Democrats.

Hummer53 on October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Obama: The democratic Nixon.

ernesto on October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Hopey/Changeys,ahem,

bullitt riddled Little Black Dress,
with a stain,er,oops,gunpowder
residue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(snark)

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Criticizing the First Black Attorney General is raaaaacist.

malclave on October 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM

the question that needs to be asked:

what did the Secretary of State know, and when did she know it???

phreshone on October 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Knew Holder had to know the moment I saw those blacked-out documents Issa was holding up at his hearing. The redacted documents were submitted to Issa as ‘discovery’. The DoJ representative present couldn’t be pinned down on the time of day and his mouth was full of indecipherable legalese.

Richard Nixon’s Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, resigned rather than obey Nixon’s order to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson was an honorable man, faithful to his office and his oath to the end. Contrast with Eric Holder. Discuss.

troyriser_gopftw on October 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM

She’s camped out at Wall Street.
Electrongod on October 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

LOL!

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Obama now has a legal justification for killing American citizens.

The war on terror is 100% bull$%$#.

Using it to kill one American should mean impeachment.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Obama: The democratic Nixon.
ernesto on October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM

No…he’s much worse.

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I have no idea, but I do know that you guys come up with really cool names for your fake scandals.

crr6 on July 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

fossten on October 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Btw,remember that Americans Enemys,are
Liberal Democrat’s “FRIENDS”!!

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I don’t think so. Remember, not only was Nixon a crook, but he instituted hard price controls on quite a few goods. He also created that most dreaded hive of scum and villany, the EPA.

ernesto on October 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Why wouldn’t Obama throw Holder under the bus? He sure as heck doesn’t need the Holder “distraction” right now. Things are bad enough for POTUS as it is.

DrStock on October 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Can some high-up GOP rep PLEASE get before LSM cameras and ask other networks why they’re NOT following CBS’s lead ??
Would love to hear Newt ‘making the rounds’, and instead of answering some lame question, turn it back onto them… “Tell me, so&so, why aren’t you covering F&F hearings, and demanding answers from this admin??”

I just SOOOO want this to get OUT THERE !!!!!
ARRRGGGHH !

pambi on October 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Last few weeks, Eric? Like about 43 weeks? Time to go, bubba.

Eren on October 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM

There will be no equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein.

There will be no Pulitzer for covering Fast and Furious.

There will be no resignation of a Democratic president.

There will be no justice for the Terrys and hundreds of nameless, faceless Mexicans.

Christien on October 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM

“You have to understand the way in which the Department operates”.
——–Eric Holder

Superiority Smart Power Unleashed!

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM

ernesto on October 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Ernie, always here to defend the indefensible.

Scrappy on October 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I don’t think so. Remember, not only was Nixon a crook, but he instituted hard price controls on quite a few goods. He also created that most dreaded hive of scum and villany, the EPA.
ernesto on October 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

What have you done with ernesto?

Fair enough though Obama and his minions are responsible for oppressing us with ObamaCare.

jawkneemusic on October 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Using it gunrunning to kill one American should mean impeachment.

Spathi on October 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM

FIFY

pambi on October 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM

There will be no equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein.

There will be no Pulitzer for covering Fast and Furious.

There will be no resignation of a Democratic president.

There will be no justice for the Terrys and hundreds of nameless, faceless Mexicans.

Christien on October 3, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Christien:Liberals are notorious for cover ups,and,good points!!:)

canopfor on October 3, 2011 at 8:19 PM

So let’s get this straight — Holder has at least two memos about Fast and Furious — so far as we know — yet he claims to not have heard of them during that time. Oh, but a “spokesman” postulates that maybe he just didn’t read them, and so had no idea that it was going on. Right.

We’re supposed to believe that a secret program to pass over a thousand guns to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in hundreds of murders in Mexico and two of our own agents, is beneath the D.A.’s notice?

And how is it possible that Holder has no idea of who approved Fast and Furious? If it wasn’t him and Obama (unlikely), then who? Issa should have handed him a phone and told him to call his deputies and find out who authorized it right there. This is dreadful. The DOJ, the highest legal authority in the land, has circled the wagons on itself.

Aardvark on October 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Top 5 White House Spokeshole answers in case any racists in the press pool bring up Fast & Furious:

5. AG Holder thought they were discussing his Netflix Qwikster DVD queue.

4. Did you all hear about that camp that Governor Perry used to hang out at? Is that offensive or what?

3. I’m sorry, to my knowledge, there’s no Derrick Oldur working in the Attorney General’s office. Next question.

2. *Doubles over in pain and grabs knee.* Owww…got a wee bit of shrapnel in the ol’ leg, from the war. Doctors can’t get it out, it’s too deep.

And the Number 1 answer:

1. President Obama would like to make it clear that this is not the Eric Holder he knew back when he appointed him 2 1/2 years ago.

Left Coast Right Mind on October 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

She’s camped out at Wall Street.
Electrongod on October 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Was she the one playing drums on the upturned 5 gallon bucket?

Bishop on October 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

My goodness, how proud Columbia and Harvard must be.

rogerb on October 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Eric should just go with the Steve Martin Defense:

I forgot.

Christien on October 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM

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