Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious Cover-up
“In a move clearly intended to protect both himself and President Barack Obama, Eric Holder initiates promotions of those directly involved in the Fast and Furious/Gunrunner fiasco, while simulteanously attempting to force Congress to turn over the very documents that could potentially prove his and Obama’s own wrongdoing in the growing scandal”
(ht/Ulsterman August 18, 2011
It is not the first time Obama Attorney General Eric Holder has so openly shown he acts most decisively when he is most threatened. Last year it was Holder who effectively shut down an investigation into the explosive allegations of racism against white victims of crime within the Obama Department of Justice. The New Black Panther voter intimidation case had both in-house testimony and corroboration, and a decision by an oversight panel that sided with the charges of racism and intimidation, and yet Eric Holder in his capacity as one of the most powerful federal officials in the nation, shut it down. The move itself gave at the very least an appearance by Holder of personally initiating a cover-up, but a Congress then still controlled by Democrats allowed the termination of the case, and no further substantive inquiries were made.
That was then – and this is now. Once again Eric Holder is openly showing his desperation in wanting to minimize the possible damage against himself and President Barack Obama regarding the still developing Fast and Furious/Gunrunner scandal. Last week reports began circulating of promotions being granted to three top supervisors of the failed and deadly federal program that resulted in thousands of guns being placed into the hands of known criminals that ultimately led to the deaths of government officials and citizens on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. Two of the three officials promoted previously admitted publicly to their own failings while overseeing theFast and Furious operation. These failings were in direct violation of their duties as ATF supervisors – and yet, Eric Holder saw to it they were promoted and each placed at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. – within walking distance to Holder’s own Department of Justice offices.
Now Attorney General Holder is upping the cover-up stakes, sending a formal request to both Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa – the two legislators who have most aggressively pushed for answers in the OperationsFast and Furious debacle, that both turn over documents they have related to the ongoing investigation . This request from Holder came despite his own refusal to comply with repeated requests from both Grassley and Issa for further information regarding the case currently only available to the Department of Justice. Attorney General Holder insists his request for information from those who are in effect, investigating him, is simply to assist what he claims is an ongoing “internal” investigation of the Fast and Furious scandal.
Both Congressman Issa and Senator Grassley maintain a belief that a Department of Justice cover-up is underway – and one that they believe, “goes all the way to the top” of the Barack Obama administration…