Documents forced from the Justice Dept. make Eric Holder’s contempt for Congress crystal clear

The House of Representatives voted in June to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his repeated stonewalling of its investigations.

As documents released Monday showed, “contempt” is a mild term for what Holder feels about the people’s representatives.

On Monday thousands of documents were released from the Justice Department by order of a judge. Of particular interest is an email Holder wrote about House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and his investigation into the “Fast and Furious” scandal.

In the email Holder says the investigation is politically motivated and slams Issa and his “idiot cronies,” reported the Wall Street Journal.

“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,” Holder said in the email.

The Fast and Furious operation allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico under the misguided belief that it would help them catch the gun runners for the Mexican cartels. One of the guns smuggled was used to kill US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Issa’s committee has spent years investigating the scandal while the Obama administration has produced roadblocks to thwart their efforts.

In fact, it was Issa’s “idiot cronies,” including 17 Democrats who voted to find the attorney general in contempt of Congress, the first such finding in American history.

Despite the fact that lawmakers continue to fight for thousands more documents they want released, Issa classified Monday’s release as  “nonetheless a victory for the legislative branch, a victory for transparency, and a victory for efforts to check executive branch power.’”

So, the attorney general’s contempt is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, and his hypocritical complaining about “politics at its worst” is getting little sympathy.


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