Documents finally released show Eric Holder's role in cover up of Fast and Furious

Power Line:
“Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month.
Having reviewed these documents, Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has released a memo summarizing what they show. Chaffetz states:

More than previously understood, the documents show the lengths to which senior Department officials went to keep information from Congress. Further, the documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials—including Attorney General Eric Holder—intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress.

(Emphasis added)

Holder and his subordinates:

1. Presumed that allegations about gunwalking in Arizona were false and refused to adjust when documents and evidence showed otherwise.

2. Politicized decisions about how and whether to comply with the congressional investigation.

3. Devised strategies to redact or otherwise withhold relevant information from Congress and the public.

4. Isolated the fallout from the Fast and Furious scandal to ATF leadership and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.

5. Created a culture of animosity towards congressional oversight.

Chaffetz’s memo goes on to substantiate each of these accusations, citing specific emails.

In cases like this, people often say that “the cover-up is worse than the crime.” I don’t think this applies to Fast and Furious because the Obama-Holder Justice Department’s original malfeasance resulted in death.
There is more including the back ground on the Obama administration's arming of Mexican drug cartels.

Because of the DOJ conflict of interest Holder was never prosecuted for his contempt of Congress.  The current DOJ should remedy that failure and bring him to justice.


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