Yesterday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) convened the sixth hearing on Operation Fast N Furious. Despite the relentless references to the movie Groundhogs Day, the sixth hearing focused on the ever increasingly contradictory testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder. Newly released documents indicate that the Department of Justice, specifically Mr. Holder had far greater knowledge and involvement in Operation Fast N Furious than previously admitted.
Attorney General Eric Holder spent the majority of the hearing distancing himself from responsibility for Operation Fast N Furious while essentially demanding respect for his position as the United States top Law Enforcement Official. Mr. Holder stated, “I’m proud of the work that I’ve done as attorney general of the United States. You should respect the fact that I hold an office that is deserving of the respect.” Attorney General Holder continued to insist as he has in the five previous hearings that he was entirely unaware of the operation until approximately one year ago.
When asked directly what he knew and when he knew it, Mr. Holder hedged his response and became incensed. He refused to answer the question directly while continuing to assert that he knew nothing of the operation before 2011. Additionally, Mr. Holder balked at the flat accusation that Operation Fast N Furious was a deliberate and intentional attempt designed by the Attorney General to further restrict if not entirely eliminate 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens.
Perhaps the most ridiculous comments came from one of Eric Holder’s obvious defenders Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) as she insisted that the Fast N Furious investigation and subsequent hearings are “politically motivated.” Ms. Maloney criticized the investigation as misguided by stating, “This investigation continues on its vast and curious mission to fix the symptoms rather than the cause of the deadly gun victims on the southern border." Ms. Maloney seemed as enamored with her own corny turn of phrase while she mocked the investigation as she apparently is with the Attorney General and praised him for his service.
Ms. Maloney then proceeded to attack 2ndAmendment rights by insisting that greater gun laws and restrictions should be required in the United States because “Al-Qaeda has posted on its website in the past that ‘if you want guns, go to the U. S. to get your guns!’ ” This writer has been unable to substantiate such a ridiculous claim.
And the lunacy in the Democrat party continues with nothing but covering the ass of Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama and his failed administration.
All I could to during the hearing was shake my head in disbelief at what I heard coming out of Congressional Democrats mouths.
This entire investigation is about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as well as 300 Mexican people who have been murdered because of the Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Department of Justices illegal gun walking operation. It is not about politics, it is about getting to the truth about who knew what was going on and who ordered this illegal operation and investigators as well as the House Oversight Committee,House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the Homeland Security Committee have yet to get the documents or answers the American people deserve.
There is no question in this investigators mind that a complete coverup is taking place by the Attorney General and others within the Department of Justice.
Let the chips fall where they may.I will continue to investigate this case until I am satisfied that all avenues have been exhausted and those responsible are prosecuted and sent to prison for their crimes.
In closing..I hold no political party affiliation.It does not matter to me on bit what political party someone belongs to.Operation Fast And Furious was contrived in my opinion within the Whitehouse between Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama,then sent down the chain of command right to ATF Agent Hope McAllister who carried out orders from William Newell the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix, Arizona field office.Newell..McAllister..Voth..Gilette..Cunningham I will attend your trial and sentencing.
There are several others within the ATF and DOJ who are also involved in this illegal operation,they will also be held accountable.
Fast and Furious Investigator