Should Holder walk the plank for Fast & Furious, or be pushed?

posted at 9:50 am on February 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

To call Eric Holder’s performance yesterday at the House Oversight Committee hearing unimpressive is to turn understatement into a kind of art form.  The Washington Examiner called it “petulant, angry, and defiant,” and Holder more concerned about how Congress treats him than the hundreds of dead bodies strewn about Mexico and the US from weapons provided to drug cartels by his own ATF.  It reached its nadir during this exchange with Rep. Raul Labrador:

Holder’s attitude before the committee yesterday could only be described as contemptuous. At one point, Rep. Raul Labrador read a dozen quotes from Holder over a period of more than a decade in which he had claimed his staff did not inform him about assorted matters. The attorney general disdainfully replied, “maybe this is the way you do things in Idaho or wherever you are from.” Labrador was born in Puerto Rico and represents an Idaho congressional district.

Rather than the country bumpkin Holder appears to consider him, Labrador is a lawyer and the former managing partner of a law firm. More important, he is an elected member of Congress tasked by the Constitution to ask whatever questions he deems appropriate in in a congressional oversight hearing probing executive branch law enforcement activities. As much as he clearly chafes under such oversight, Holder should be relieved of his duties.

Rep. Trey Gowdy agrees, and thinks that if Holder doesn’t want to do the honorable thing, then Congress should take action to remove him. However, Gowdy is also realistic about the odds of that happening:

While he was questioning Holder at the hearing, Gowdy explained that officials at the Department of Justice’s headquarters were aware of Fast and Furious and gun-walking tactics long before a “demonstrably false” letter was sent to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley claiming otherwise. Since the DOJ sent that letter, which stated it never let guns walk, it has withdrawn the letter because it of its inaccuracies.

“I think he wound up admitting at the end [of the hearing] that Main Justice knew of gun-walking, so this notion that we’re going to blame it all on the United States Attorney’s office in Arizona or ATF – I went through a litany of people, all of them were Main Justice employees who knew about gunwalking both in Fast and Furious and before which means the letter that was sent to Senator Grassley was demonstrably false,” Gowdy told TheDC.

“We still haven’t gotten any of his emails,” noted Gowdy, “we don’t have any documents after February 4, so it’s clear to me that people at Main Justice knew that gun-walking was going on in Fast and Furious. It’s also clear to me that absolutely nothing has happened to a single solitary person as a result of this other than one dead Border Patrol agent and lots of Mexican citizens. Beyond that, I can’t find a single consequence that has befallen anybody who knew about this.” …

“It’s not about Eric Holder, to me, as much as it is the reputation and the integrity of the top law enforcement official in this country and the Department of Justice,” Gowdy added. “It’s not about politics. If it were about politics, I’d say give us Jason Weinstein, [James] Trusty, [Lanny] Breuer. It’s about being able to look my constituents in the eyes and say you can have trust in the Department of Justice, because right now, the way it looks to me, is that they are engaged in this deflecting the blame, ‘we’re going to make you prove it,’ ‘we’re not going to give you documents unless there’s a court order.’ That’s just unacceptable to me.”

With that said, Gowdy also points out that the petition in Congress demanding Holder’s resignation has only collected a few more than one hundred signatures. “Get back to me when you have 218,” Gowdy tells The DC. Attempting to impeach and remove an official — a task that takes a two-thirds vote — is a fool’s errand if you can’t even get a majority to demand a resignation.

Finally, Nate Beeler captures the ludicrous nature of Holder’s insistence that he didn’t know anything about the nature of Fast and Furious but that he won’t give Congress access to anything that would test or prove that claim:

Be sure to check out Nate’s blog for more of his excellent work, featured at the indispensable Examiner.


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Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Speaks the troll.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

That should read troll basher.

Preview is your friend.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Uh huh.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Come back to Earth and you could see for yourself that the likes of you are a big part of the Romney dislike around here. Y’all have gone out of your way to bash all the other candidates.

You could start by bringing your looney-tunes head back from the orbit of Uranus.

Actually it wasn’t a catch.
csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

And maybe learn to figure out who is being caught. Though you tend to just jump into the boat and beg to be bashed over the head.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Also, Issa better watch his back.

Jabez01 on February 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I don’t do spacebook etc, but I have relatives who are very political that have lost/alienated friends etc because they write about the stuff we discuss on Hot Air. Much of the country are so fed up with the corruption that they just tune out the assault on their freedoms and tune in to American Idol. If you mention “Fast and Furious” they respond with “Yeah, that Vin Diesel is pretty cool!”

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The only way to get rid of Holder is by defeating Obama in November; in January 2013 appointing a new AG, then appoint a Special Prosecutor. Won’t happen sooner.

Bob in VA on February 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

So, what now?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Apachewhoknows ,
You can’t even bring up that conversation in northern New Mexico . Let
alone to the Native folks at the Taos pueblo .
People have been drummed out of town for less .
Very lib areas do not tolerate discussion of such things .
( no pun intended on the ” drummed ” thing ) .

Lucano on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

That should read troll basher.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM

That is awful kind of you to spare his ego like that. I am sure he appreciates the fact that he wont have to defend himself when he isn’t quite sure when he is being baited.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Won’t happen sooner.

Bob in VA on February 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

And then it won’t matter. I’m figuring a blanket pardon for all administration appointees for all crimes past, present and future.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Holder is reprehensible. Unfortunately, he will more than likely walk away from this with a mere slap on the wrist.

elihu on February 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM

If that. Now, if it were 100s of dead Americans, and one dead Mexican agent, there might possibly be some real consequences for those in charge. Not PC, but it is what it is. Most people couldn’t care less, IMO.

Christien on February 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Only in your mind darlin’ only in your mind.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Obama hired a hack anti gun creep who hires hack anti gun creeps, so that is what you get, it is policy.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Let’s give Pres. Obama some credit. He knew that Holder was a creep & a hack…THAT”S why he got hired.

I don’t give credit to those sock pupputs that were so afraid of being called racist that they should have fought, even KNOWING that they’d might lose, especially considering his views and experience…or lack thereof.

BlaxPac on February 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Brian Terry help site.

http://www.rememberbrianterry.com/donatecontact.html

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Since the DOJ sent that letter, which stated it never let guns walk, it has withdrawn the letter because it of its inaccuracies.

Scooter Libby demands a retrial. Guy goes to jail for perjury over not accurately remembering a telephone call from several years before the question regarding it and DOJ lies to congress but says their letter had some inaccuracies. Holder is one incompetent amongst many Cabinet officers in this administration.

chemman on February 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I’m going to assume that their attorney(s) were hired on a contingent fee basis. The real telling in that matter will begin with the judicially enforced discovery process.

In the mean time, Issa should be openly demanding that Holder be fully forthcoming, or initiate the process of slapping him with contempt of Congress for failing to respond to the subpoenas for Holder’s email communications. It will also politically force the D’s to vote against it.

Let ‘em!

At some point, Holder and the White House are going to have to assert some form of executive privilege, which should be a bone of contention, come the fall.

Trochilus on February 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Any Congressman who watched his sorry performance yesterday and not ask for his resignation should resign themselves. Terrible!

d1carter on February 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Holder is one incompetent amongst many Cabinet officers in this administration.

chemman on February 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Don’t attribute to incompetence what could just as easily be malice.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM

We stand together or we fall one at a time as they eat U.S. from inside.

It does not matter how the Terry family made deals with lawyers, we help one another or we do not.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

How about we put him in the next Chinese rocket and send him to establish Neutron Newts “Newtropolis” lunar base?

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I bet you would have bashed Kennedy for his man on the moon in a decade quote also. You are such a small minded person who thinks they must bash others because they have a vision you think is from outer space.

chemman on February 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Holder’s arrogance is sickening and he must be told to step down or face charges. This stonewalling will not be tolerated much longer. We want answers that he (they) are hiding. The Democrats need to stop their protection of him.

Amazingoly on February 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Under Holder, the “Justice Department” has become a cynical mockery of its name. He should be impeached and jailed for crimes against the US and the citizens he has abused and caused to be killed.

landlines on February 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Where is the person who shot Brian Terry?
Where is the gun used to kill Brain Terry?
What are the findings on where the gun came from?
Whose money was used to buy the gun?
Was the person who paid for the gun a paid informant of the F.B.I.?
Was the person who bought the gun there the night of the gun fight?
Where is the after action report on the gun fight?
What does the DEA know and were there any of their paid informants involved in the gun walking?

Keep in the back of your minds that John F. Kerry is still in our U.S. Senate and we all know the truth of his awards and citations together what he was doing in Paris France while still in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

You are such a small minded person who thinks they must bash others because they have a vision you think is from outer space.

chemman on February 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

csdeven is from outer space. She wants to keep it for herself.

But, you are right about the size of her mind.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

On Republicans in the House and Senate:

When your up aginst a thug bully, looking down at your feet hoping he will go away will only get you kicked in the nuts because you will not see it coming.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Why isn’t Mitt making this a campaign issue? Seems a gimme, if he’d engage. Might also help with the timidity anchor.

a capella on February 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Because the old media would call that racist.

The moron Holder meanwhile is laughing at us, because he already has a free get-out-of-jail card in his back pocket in the way of a pardon from little Bammie. That along with the race card makes him untouchable.

slickwillie2001 on February 3, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Re: Headline

This gangster POS isn’t going to walk anywhere. His corrupt, lying a$$ needs to be pushed off the plank at the earliest possible opportunity. With all due respect*, of course.

* meaning none whatsoever

Kenz on February 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Congress is afraid that once a call for removal of a top government employee takes place, they are also in jeopardy of losing their jobs. They’ve already lost our confidence, and hopefully enough of our votes, to change out a few this year.

dahni on February 3, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Holder should be set afloat in an inflatable dinghy with a big sign that says Harpoon This Whale.

platypus on February 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM

It’s a given that Obama will issue pardons or even blanket amnesty for all involved in F&F. However, they can only be pardoned for Federal crimes. Remember that Arizona is investigating whether any State crimes were committed, and we know what the answer to that is. Also, Presidential pardons don’t protect anyone from civil suits. F&F will not go away anytime soon, despite all the efforts by Holder and the media to spike the story.

blackhawk_1 on February 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

And then it won’t matter. I’m figuring a blanket pardon for all administration appointees for all crimes past, present and future.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Can a president pardon people before they have been convicted or even formerly charged with a crime?

I know they can give an amnesty to a group of people committing the same crime before conviction like the amnesty for draft dodgers in the 70′s, but I didn’t think you could specify a group for any crime they may have committed.

MessesWithTexas on February 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

This just in: Over half of the republican majority in congress are spineless cowards.

Norky on February 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM

‘Walk the Plank’?! How about GO TO JAIL! It has been PROVEN that he has committed the FELONY CRIME of PERJURY (under oath before Congress, telling them initially that he never knew about ‘Fast and Furious’ and then not knowing until late summer/fall 2011 when we know he knew as early as JANUARY 2011), the FELONY CRIME of PROVIDING FALSE TESTIMONY in written form (Instead of holding him accountable, he was allowed to withdraw the false documents and resubmit new ones), and for OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (over 900 pages of documents he refuses to turn over to an Independent Council’s Investigation)! If any one of us had perpetrated such crimes we would be in jail right now; yet, the media is talking about whether or not he should LOSE HIS JOB! SERIOUSLY?!

Although he said he never knew about the failed program until late summer/fall 2011, he just said in testimony again before congress just the other day that he has been running his own investigation since LAST JANUARY – 13 months…and in that time NOT 1 person has been FIRED, NOT 1 person has been REPRIMANDED, & NOT 1 person has had a censure or reprimand placed in their records.

Furthermore, not being mentioned any more by the media is the failed Money Laundering ‘sting’ operation that has been going on for SEVERAL YEARS now! Not only has the DOJ been running guns to Mexican Drug Cartels but it appears they have been helping LAUNDER THEIR DRUG MONEY as well! The only way Holder should have been allowed to leave that Congressional Committee chamber yesterday should have been in ankle/wrist chains and led out by Federal Officers on the way to JAIL!

The fact that he has not even been CHARGED yet and that the Liberal Media is not even mentioning potential criminal charges, choosing to push the idea of whether his punishment should be limited to being fired or not, is a direct, sad commentary regarding the lack of personal accountability, absence of the Rule of Law/Justice, and personal belief that politicians/federal employees are above the law in Washington, D.C. (D.C., by the way, now stands for ‘DISTRICT of CORRUPTION‘!)

easyt65 on February 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Deaf, dumb and blind; and why you ask? Its all about diversity, that’s all the matters. Remember its time to bow to the master and prostate oneself in the name of social justice. Enjoy!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Deaf, dumb and blind; and why you ask?

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM

He sure plays a mean pinball.

BobMbx on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

He sure plays a mean pinball.

BobMbx on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Not so good when you consider we are the pins.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Can a president pardon people before they have been convicted or even formerly charged with a crime?

I know they can give an amnesty to a group of people committing the same crime before conviction like the amnesty for draft dodgers in the 70′s, but I didn’t think you could specify a group for any crime they may have committed.

MessesWithTexas on February 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Are pardons recorded or put on file anywhere? Why couldn’t little Bammie simply give the insiders blank letterhead with his signature at the bottom, to be used as and when needed?

slickwillie2001 on February 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

BobMbx on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Obama can you hear me?

Truth is he could care less, I loath that man and all he represents!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

That loathe, not loath….LOATHE…dowt!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Holder is just stalling and running out the clock until after the election. Meanwhile, Issa and the other Republicans seem content with good soundbites they can show off back home.

Maybe that is the best they can do. If the House impeaches Holder, the Democratic controlled Senate will never convict, no matter how many Brian Terrys or dead Mexicans there are.

jpmn on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Under “You Lie!” hussein and his imbecile AG (and Black Panther Party supporter and defender) holder, the Department of IN-Justice has become a sham of a joke of a travesty of a parody of a farce of a law-respecting and law-enforcing organization. It’s time for the total failure, racist, incompetent joke and disgrace to America known as “holder” to be fired. And, if the DOJ continues to not do the proper job, IT MUST BE DE-FUNDED.

TeaPartyNation on February 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

chemman on February 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Building “Newtropolis” on the moon is a plan put forth by a narcissist who is looking to pander his way to the presidency.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Eric Holder must go..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Building “Newtropolis” on the moon is a plan put forth by a narcissist who is looking to pander his way to the presidency.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Back again? masochist

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I might point out that impeachment cannot be pardoned.

Therefore, even if Obama pardons Holder for his part in F&F, Holder can still be impeached.

Incidentally, impeachment hearings for this administration is another requirement I have of the GOP before I will vote for them again.

Scott H on February 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

It would be poetic justice if Holder was killed by one (or several) of the weapons he gave to the Mexican drug cartels. Best way to accomplish this is to send this swine to Ciudad Juarez with a sign around his neck saying: JAIL ALL DRUGS DEALERS!!!!

MaiDee on February 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I am amazed that anyone would be satisfied with resignation, this guy has a long record of flouting the law, for instance his part in clintons pardon selling racket. He is an accessory to murder, a perjurer,he has obstructed justice repeatedly and continuously and some would be content to call it justice if he lost his job. besides he is much like like the Nuremberg Nazis that claimed they were just following orders and Hitler was dead and could not face justice on earth so they should just be released as good soldiers. Obama is not dead and he is in this mess as the author, leader,and approver of fast and furious not a passive victim of overly zealous underlings. There is one point in favor of holders removal and that is ,his replacement would have no personal interest in continuing to criminally obstruct the investigation that will lead to the oval office.

dunce on February 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

This Obama regime is an abomination and our contempt is well-deserved several times over. That Holder it follows is one nasty bird. And he is!

Sherman1864 on February 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Perp walk. Pay Per View event. I would pony up $100 for the one hour program.

FireBlogger on February 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM

coldwarrior on February 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Best way to learn how to beat the system…

affenhauer on February 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Can you please start your own Bash Bishop Blog? This is a thread about Fake Scandals, not Bishop.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Can a president pardon people before they have been convicted or even formerly charged with a crime?

MessesWithTexas on February 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Jerry Ford pardoned Dick Nixon. As I recall Nixon had not been formally charged with anything.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Uhh, if you’re looking at your feet, you’d better be able to see it coming..!

affenhauer on February 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

dirtseller on February 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM

After watching the little of the proceeding yesterday, Here are the top 4 talking points the Dems on the committee used:

1— Bush did it first

Operation Wide reviver, the actual attempt to actually track weapons included “tracking chips” installed n the weapons. Also “Operation Wide Reviver” was conducted with the Mexican LE. The concept is sound, but whoever installed the chips damage the antenna on the chips, thus making the chips ineffective. Ounce this was found out the operation was canceled.
OF/F NO attempt what so ever was made to track weapons, no chips, didn’t physical follow the weapons into Mexico, they didn’t work with Mexican LE, all of this is key. As it proves Holder is lying when he claims they were trying to follow the weapons.

The Bush did it line is so stupid it is like claiming the Bush AG monitored J-walking cases around the country and Holder monitored J-walking cases around the country as well.
BTW why is it “Bush did it as well” and Holder did the same thing? Shouldn’t be “and “Obama did the same thing”

2— We really need to stop selling guns in the US, don’t we

. We really need to stop the DOJ from selling guns in the US, don’t we
3— We meant well. No they didn’t!

4— RAAAACISTS,

Yes Holder and Obama want to kill Mexicans

DSchoen on February 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

‘Walk the Plank’?! How about GO TO JAIL! It has been PROVEN that he has committed the FELONY CRIME of PERJURY (under oath before Congress, telling them initially that he never knew about ‘Fast and Furious’ and then not knowing until late summer/fall 2011 when we know he knew as early as JANUARY 2011)
easyt65 on February 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Sorry, easy. He’s already said he gets hundreds of briefings he never reads. So, you can go for incompetence but that don’t get you jail. But then, if you call him incompetent, you’re for sure a raaaacist.

A lose-lose for the country.

eeyore on February 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

C

an a president pardon people before they have been convicted or even formerly charged with a crime?
MessesWithTexas on February 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Yes, Mark Rich pardon by Clinton a the request of some guy named Erik Holder

DSchoen on February 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Jerry Ford pardoned Dick Nixon. As I recall Nixon had not been formally charged with anything.
Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yup.
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, GERALD R. FORD, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, have granted…a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.

eeyore on February 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Push ‘em out, shove ‘em out, waaayy out!

yay!

::shakes pom-poms::

Book on February 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Check out sipseystreetirregulars. He surmises the FBI has dirt on a lot of congress critters[would not be the first time] and that is why there are only 100 signatures calling for Holder’s resignation. So the numbers are not there for impeachment. I say again, this is all theater and nada is going to happen. The” opposition party” is afraid of being called racist if they go after this admin for the utter complete destructive and illegal tool that it is. Sadly,,they are more interested in saving their asses than saving our country. I predict a flash point at some time during the next 2 years that will start an outright bloody civil war. We have a cold civil war now,,it will become hot,,,that is what history teaches.

retiredeagle on February 3, 2012 at 4:28 PM

“You can lose the American Southwest to unlimited illegal immigration from south of the border, just ask any Apache.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM”

Heh! Priceless, Apache, priceless!!
Da’nzho!

redgypsy on February 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Ah come on! Is there anyone that thinks he did this stuff without O’s permission, or direction?

Don L on February 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Allow Agent Terry’s family to have five minutes with him.

BedBug on February 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Holder is a graduate of the Hillary Clinton ‘How to Beat the Rap’ school. Just play dumb.

chewmeister on February 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Ah come on! Is there anyone that thinks he did this stuff without O’s permission, or direction?

Don L on February 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Just remember Obama’s “We’re working on this (gun control)under the radar” statement.

chewmeister on February 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

enough is enough.

burn it down. burn it all down.

McNinja on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Holder isn’t going anywhere. He is safe as houses. The media barely covered the hearings. The only way to get rid of him is by voting Obama out (presuming they both subsequently agree to leave).

Missy on February 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

a dozen quotes from Holder over a period of more than a decade in which he had claimed his staff did not inform him about assorted matters

More than a decade?

I thought it only felt as if he’d been in office that long.

bgoldman on February 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Based on what has transpired so far, it looks like nothing will ever happen to Holder. At this point, it seems he could machine gun the crowd at halftime on TV at today’s Superbowl and then deny it and walk free.

Hoof Hearted on February 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The fundamental reason nothing will happen to Holder: the MSM pretends that none of this is happening. The DOJ is complicit in running guns to the Mexican drug cartels; Bryan Terry was killed by weapons obtained thru this operation; in another reported incident a .50 cal weapon was fired at an ICE helicopter; Jaime Zapata, an ICE agent assigned to a post inside Mexico, may also have been killed by F&F weapons. And let’s not forget about the indications that DOJ may also be implicated in money laundering for the cartels.

If Holder did know what was going on he has committed malfeasance in office and should be held complicit in Terry’s murder. If he in fact did not know what was going on he has committed misfeasance and is by his own admission incompetent to hold the office of Attorney General.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on February 5, 2012 at 2:19 PM

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