We’d prefer prosecuting his ass.
Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could ‘kiss my ass.’
Fast and Furious was a botched effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track firearms across the Southwest border.
Revelations about it created a political firestorm, leading to congressional investigations and turnover within the ATF and Justice Department.
The Justice Department provided a batch of emails to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Associated Press obtained the emails on Friday.
House Republicans, who have subpoenaed for thousands of emails and went to federal court for access to the documents, have long promoted the idea that Holder knew that federal agents had engaged in a risky tactic known as ‘gun-walking.’
His contempt went even further.
In another 2011 email Holder vented to colleagues about GOP congressional investigator Darrell Issa ‘and his idiot cronies.’
The angry remark appears in an email Holder sent to his top deputies at the Justice Department, calling out the chair of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
One was the murder weapon that killed U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
And nobody is held accountable.