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Nov. 5, 2014

DOJ Releases Fast and Furious Documents

Just as everyone focused on the elections, Eric Holder’s Justice Department released 64,000 pages of documents it had previously withheld from Congress regarding the Fast and Furious scandal. And it’s still only a partial release. “When Eric Holder wants to know why he was the first attorney general held in criminal contempt of Congress, he can read the judge’s order that compelled the production of 64,280 pages that he and President Obama illegitimately and illegally withheld from Congress,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a statement. Make no mistake: The timing of the release was politically calculated. Holder displayed his contempt for the whole process when he complained in one released email, “Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they want to do – in reality – is cripple ATF and suck up to the gun lobby. Politics at its worst – maybe the media will get it.” It was Holder and his boss who shamefully politicized their own gun trafficking. More…

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