Now the embattled Holder wants to deal.“Creatively,” whatever that means.
Sorry, Mr. AG — you had your chance to come clean and you blew it. Now it’s time to play Truth or Consequences.
Next Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), will decide whether to move a long-threatened contempt citation forward to the full House.
For Issa, the end game in his long-running public battle with Holder is here. No more stern letters; no more public confrontations. It’s showdown time.
The smoking gun was the discovery earlier this month of wiretap applications that made it clear that senior Justice officials — including Assistant AG Lanny Breuer and others — were not only in the loop on F&F, but had approved its tactics.
And done so over the vehement objections of agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who were tasked with the operation.
At least one American agent, Border Patrol officer Brian Terry, has been killed with weapons involved in the operation, along with hundreds of Mexicans.