Skip to comments.'Fast and Furious' Report Coming: Inspector General Will Soon Release Details on Gun-Walking Scandal
Posted on 09/11/2012 11:27:56 AM PDT by neverdem
Since Republicans began tormenting him almost two years ago over a botched gun-smuggling investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has wielded it as a shield.
"It" is a forthcoming report from the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General on exactly what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, in which agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed hundreds of powerful assault guns to "walk" to criminal networks.
When facing down hostile GOP lawmakers in antagonistic Congressional hearings, or refusing to disclose subpoenaed documents, Holder has pointed to the report as evidence he wants to get to the bottom of the scandal.
"I am . the attorney general who called on an inspector general to look into this matter, to investigate this matter," Holder said to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), moments after Cornyn called on Holder to resign in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this summer. Now, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report will be released imminently, posing a potential danger both to Holder and to his GOP nemesis, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
By putting such emphasis on the report, Holder has elevated its importance, leaving him no room to complain about its findings if they reflect poorly on his or his top subordinates' conduct.
But to the extent the report exonerates, or does not discuss, the role of Holder and key top lieutenants such as Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, it could be used to dismiss any further inquires into their conduct. GOP lawmakers have expressed come concern whether Horowitz has conducted a thorough or aggressive investigation. Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) met with him in July.
When Breuer, whose criminal division approved the Fast and Furious wiretaps, was up for confirmation in the...
(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...
I guess the DoJ has completed its cover-up...
Does anyone think that there are still documents left to subpoena? (background sounds of shredder purring away...) My guess is that there is nothing left above the field agent level to prove culpability of the upper echelons. Yes of course, it was the field agents! They just went cowboy and cooked up the whole thing by themselves. One wonders where they might have scraped up the cash to buy (retail) 2000 AR's & AR's?
It's time to have the Marshals Service move in and start going through bottom desk drawers as every good bureaucrat will always keep a PHF copy of important stuff that crosses their desk. In the event that TSHTF, a good PHF will CYA like nothing else.
Look for a late Friday release, as well as it being overwhelmed by activities in Egypt.
Today’s attack on the US Embassy in Cairo is no ‘accident’.
Nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, no matter how bad, happens without the KNOWLEDGE and EXPRESS CONSENT of the Ruling Elite.
ROTFLMAO, thinking about the lies.
It had better be a good one.
We know Issa has emails from a mole that were not released by the DoJ ...
This could get really interesting if the reports skips stuff that Issa has in emails.
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If you look closely at the report, you will see it is actually a rug under which the entire matter will be swept.
The truth will out when Obama/Holder are out ofoffice and those ho know publish their books and TV specials air.
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