June 20, 2012 Arlington, VA
In a slap at the House Oversight Committee, and following a last-minute meeting between its Chairman, Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Attorney General Holder, the House is now poised to issue a Contempt of Congress citation against the Attorney General.
This whole mess did not have to happen. The American people have a right to know how all the guns went missing in "Fast & Furious" and why it is so necessary to deny the facts, and cover up the circumstances of the death of the Border patrol agent that died in a hale of Mexican gunfire from US weapons proved them by the DHS Agencies running the so-called sting.
Issa's committee issued several subpoenas for the documents related to the whole mess, and were first lied to about the sting, and then stonewalled by Holder and his minions, who decided to open several investigations that will take years to complete, and will probably never find out what really happened. Now, the mess involves the President as he has invoked Executive privilege to prevent the turnover of the documents.
As the Baltimore Sun said this morning about the possibility of another Watergate "Barack Obama could turn out to be one of the most hypocritical politicians in recent memory. He appears short-tempered, irritated and snappy in front of the press. If his policies and demeanor continue along this path, he could begin to draw comparisons to the president whose administration was taken down by the Watergate scandal.
This ongoing fiasco has to stop. Holder needs to go, and Obama needs to order the Justice Department to produce the documents needed for the Congressional Investigation.