Skip to comments.Groundhog Day: Holder Repeats Fast And Furious Lies
Posted on 02/02/2012 5:11:29 PM PST by Kaslin
Scandal: In a shameful performance, the attorney general Thursday reprised his tap-dancing routine before a panel investigating the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that got U.S. agents and Mexicans killed.
'It's Groundhog Day, and Brian Terry's family and taxpayers are still waiting for Fast and Furious answers from the Justice Department," Chairman Darrell Issa said before the hearings. "We will not wait until the next Groundhog Day to get answers for the American people."
Rep. Issa, R-Calif., has threatened Attorney General Eric Holder with a contempt of Congress citation if he doesn't get answers to questions on Fast and Furious, such as who authorized it and what and when Holder knew. The story constantly changes.
After Thursday's deja vu hearing in front of Issa's House Government Oversight Committee, we're still waiting. The attorney general keeps insisting he didn't authorize it, that he's still not sure when he became aware of it, and, no, no one has been held responsible for providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
"There is no attempt at any kind of cover-up," Holder said under questioning. "We have shared huge amounts of information" and continue to do so.
Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., noted that the Justice Department has released only 6,400 pages of the 93,000 pages of documents related to Fast and Furious, with the rest being held under some arcane and specious separation of powers argument.
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February 9th deadline, huh? If Holder doesn’t comply, Issa will be forced to write yet another letter...sounds very ominous...
And what would you have him do? That he has the power to do that is.
From what I’ve read recently, Issa can’t do much more. Perhaps find Holder in contempt, but that boils down to an empty gesture against a sitting AG.