Shortly after the blogger bowling bash at Blogcon, last night, while Blogconners were sipping cocktails at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, none other than The Daily Caller’s, Matthew Boyle pointed me to this important story on Fast and Furious that I somehow managed to miss, last week. I figure if I missed it, some of you did too….
Kerry Picket at the Washington Times Water Cooler reported this, last Wednesday:
Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has yet to charge Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for failing to supply Mr. Issa’s committee with thousands of pieces of documentation relating to the Justice Department’s gun walking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
Rep. Issa told me on Tuesday night to expect movement on the contempt charge towards A.G. Holder very soon.
“We’re going through a process,” said Congressman Issa. “That process is going to take weeks but not months more.”
This comes after a year of threats made by Chairman Issa to hold officials of the Obama Justice Department in contempt for their obstruction of justice surrounding the Fast and Furious scandal, unless they cooperated more fully..
Townhall’s, Katie Pavlich (also at BlogCon) documented the DOJ’s systematic and egregious stonewalling cover-up in her hot new bestseller, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup.
Pavlich asks: “will perjury charges follow charges of contempt? After all, Holder has changed his testimony about what he knew and when he knew about Fast and Furious multiple times, under oath in front of Congress.”
Another question to ask – will enough Democrats join Republicans on holding Holder’s feet to the fire, to shake the MSM loose from their ennui on the Fast and Furious scandal? – And could a vote of “no confidence” also be looming?
Final question: Will Attorney General Eric Holder become such a drag on the Obama administration that he’ll be asked to step down before the election, or will he brazen it out to the bitter end?
Doug Ross (also at Blog Con):Breaking: New Letterhead Unveiled for the Department of Justice:
In light of reports that the Department of Justice now refers reporters to Media Matters — the George Soros-funded propaganda arm of the hard Left — I felt it imperative to introduce brand new letterhead for the DOJ.
The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
The Washington Free Beacon: DOJ using the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast & Furious scandal:
A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up,
In response to an inquiry from the Free Beacon, a Justice Department spokeswoman said in an email that she “was told to direct your questions to the FBI, and also to provide you with a link to this story: http://mediamatters.org/research/201204190011”
The link was to a story at the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America supposedly refuting many of Pavlich’s claims. Media Matters is a partisan organization whose founder, David Brock, is also running a pro-Obama super PAC.