Congressman Darrel Issa questions Holder’s ‘credibility’ to serve as Attorney General


By Jerry Seper

The Washington Times

Comment by Jim Campbell

There is absolutely no question that the Obama administration is the most corrupt and racist in history.  How can Eric Holder continue to serve as the the head of the Department of Justice when he personifies, corruption, obstruction of justice and perjury on this issue and pure racism on others.  Yes he is a direct reflection of the corrupt “president” that selected him, both are corrupt racists.

The United States and the entire world will be better off when this progressive/socialist administration has a stake pounded through its heart on November 6, 2012. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message. 

Issa not buying what Holder’s selling.

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s “lack of trustworthiness” in explaining what he knew about the failed “Fast and Furious” weapons investigation has “called into question his overall credibility” to serve as the nation’s top prosecutor, the chairman of a House committee investigating the operation said Monday.

In a blistering letter, Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Mr. Holder that it was time for him “to come clean to the American public” on what he knew and when about the weapons investigation, saying Mr. Holder has made numerous statements about the operation that have “proven to be untrue.”

“The time for deflecting blame and obstructing our investigation is over,” Mr. Issa wrote. “Operation Fast and Furious was the department’s most significant gun-trafficking case. It related to two of your major initiatives — destroying the Mexican [drug] cartels and reducing gun violence on both sides of the border.

“On your watch, it went spectacularly wrong. Whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility,” he wrote, adding that Mr. Holder had an obligation to say who is going to be held accountable “for failing to shut down a program that has already had deadly consequences, and will likely cause more casualties for years to come.”

Mr. Issa has been investigating Fast and Furious for several months with Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The operation involved the purchase of weapons at Phoenix-area gun shops that eventually were “walked,” or taken, into Mexico, where they were delivered to Mexican dug bosses.

Two of the weapons, both AK-47 assault rifles, were found at the scene of the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry in December.

Mr. Issa said the Justice Department from the beginning of the probe has offered “a roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its involvement in this reckless and deadly program.”

A Justice Department spokeswoman dismissed Mr. Issa’s letter Monday as “recycled” partisanship.

But Mr. Issa said Justice’s defenses were aimed at undermining the congressional investigation.

The Justice Department insisted from the start that no wrongdoing had occurred and asked that he and Mr. Grassley defer their oversight responsibilities because of concerns they would interfere with an ongoing investigation by the department’s Office of Inspector General, Mr. Issa said.

Additionally, he said, the department steadfastly insisted that none of the Fast and Furious guns had been “walked” into Mexico.

“Once documentary and testimonial evidence strongly contradicted these claims, the department attempted to limit the fallout from Fast and Furious to the Phoenix field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” he said. “When that effort also proved unsuccessful, the department next argued that Fast and Furious resided only within ATF itself, before eventually also assigning blame to the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona.

“All of these efforts were designed to circle the wagons around [Justice] and its political appointees,” he said.

Last month, Mr. Holder claimed Fast and Furious did not reach the upper levels of the Justice Department, Mr. Issa said, although documents discovered through the course of the investigation proved that “each and every one of these claims advanced by the department to be untrue.”

“It appears your latest defense has reached a new low,” he said, adding that Mr. Holder in a letter Friday said he was unaware of the Fast and Furious operation because his staff failed to inform him of information contained in memos that were specifically addressed to the attorney general.

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5 responses to “Congressman Darrel Issa questions Holder’s ‘credibility’ to serve as Attorney General

  1. Who ever wrote the script to this play must be hanged!

  2. holder has no credibility to head the justice department,,head lost that with the new black panthers at a poling place in philly,,,fire that sucker

  3. He was corrupt when he was appointed and still is. Obama right hand man, should be fired or jailed. And so should all the other liberals that hang out in the White House trying to transform this great country into a socialist/communist state. Makes me sick and mad all at the same time.

  4. Darryl Issa is a great and good man and I think eventually even if he can’t get Holder or Obama beause they will not release documents, people know and appreciate very much Darryl Issa. I hope he does get them, but now the Democrats want to permanently seal all of Obama’s records. That shoul not be allowed to happen.

  5. If he has enough evidence to charge Holder with Perjury, ARREST HIS ARSE, confiscate his records and computer, and let the chips fly!

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