Now this is rich … Eric Holder, with ties to more scandals than anyone can imagine (going all the way back to his involvement in the Waco fiasco of 1993 – see link down at the bottom), spuriously spouting forth blaming the House Committee for a ‘cover-up’ in wrapping up the Russia probe because of lack of evidence. Talk about a phony!
Let me take you back a few years to June 28 2012 and this from Politico: Holder held in contempt: “The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official”.
A lesson to be learned that life comes at you (ahem) fast and furious, when you’re stupid.
Fact of the matter is that were the FBI and ATF doing their jobs at the time, Eric Holder would’ve been arrested on charges of illegally selling assault weapons to Mexican drug dealers (a felony, by the way) and for the murders of federal agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata, who were murdered by Mexicans holding illegal assault weapons provided by Holder.
Pray tell, where were all the anti-gun hypocrites at the time calling for his arrest?
To say nothing of (remember these?) Black Panther voter intimidation; IRS targeting; Benghazi; Spying on journalists; FISA and spying on Trump’s campaign; the Oklahoma City bombing; and on and on…
Hank Berrien in The Daily Wire…
On Monday, after the House Intelligence Committee announced they were wrapping up the Russia probe, finding no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, former Attorney General Eric Holder, the only U.S. Attorney General ever held in contempt of Congress, decided to attack the GOP members of the committee, calling their actions a coverup. Coming from the man whose involvement in coverups is legendary, that was one heckuva display of hypocrisy.
Let us take a moment to review Mr. Holder’s record.
Four years after Congress requested documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal, Holder’s DOJ finally produced them: 20,000 pages worth.
The Fast and Furious scandal started when in 2010, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent was killed patrolling the Mexican border. The only two firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles Holder’s DOJ allowed to “walk” as part of Fast and Furious, an operation that permitted roughly 2,000 firearms to be received by Mexican cartel associates.
As Paul Mirengoff outlined at Powerline:
“When the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform tried to investigate the scandal, Team Obama stonewalled. First, it denied that law enforcement officers allowed straw purchasers to buy firearms illegally in the United States with the intent to traffic them without apprehension. Almost a year later, it finally admitted that this is precisely what had happened”.
“Second, when the Committee subpoenaed relevant documents, Eric Holder’s DOJ refused to produce them, citing “executive privilege.” The House voted to hold Holder in contempt and filed suit to obtain the documents. Three and half years later, Judge Jackson ordered production of the 20,000 pages mentioned above”.
To close it out, Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, stated in a memo:
More than previously understood, the documents show the lengths to which senior Department officials went to keep information from Congress. Further, the documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials—including Attorney General Eric Holder—intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress.
As John Fund and Hans Spakovsky wrote in “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department“: “The evidence is overwhelming that Holder has lied under oath to Congress on numerous occasions.”
Holder’s actions regarding the targeting of James Rosen of Fox News and the IRS scandal in which the agency targeted conservative groups, are two of the numerous incidents in which Holder’s behavior was severely questioned.[end]
The scary thing about dealing with weasels like Obama, Clinton, Biden, Holder and their ilk, is that the above coverups were those that weren’t totally successful. What should rile us more are the numerous ones that we don’t even know about, nor ever will until some brave chaps or ladies come forth and reveal them to us. For which I don’t hold my breath of course.
America has forever been full of the ‘enemies within’ and the current generation is seemingly no different. But as I constantly trumpet (pun intended) our nationalism, populism, and a new courageous president is all that stands in the way of these continuing threats from the liberal Leftist DemoMarxists. A real threat that we ignore at our peril.
Thank God for President Donald J. Trump for being so insightful and intuitive – MAGA!
H/T The Daily Wire
See: Eric Holder and The Waco Coverup
Politico from 2012: Eric Holder held in contempt