Report: 1 Maybe 2 More DOJ Whistleblowers “With Knowledge of Eric Holder’s Actions” Have Approached Issa Committee

Mike Vanderboegh, the blogger who broke the Fast and Furious story in December of 2010, is reporting that sources  “close to the Gunwalker investigation” are claiming “one and perhaps two sources within the Department of Justice headquarters” have approached Chairman Issa  seeking whistleblower status.

Yesterday, Sipsey Street Irregulars reported this  exclusive story:

One source, who reported that there were at least two of Eric Holder’s subordinates who “came in from the cold,” characterized them as “high-level” DOJ employees “with knowledge of Eric Holder’s actions before and after” the 4 February 2011 DOJ letter denying that the DOJ and its subordinate agencies knew about “gunwalking.” That letter has since been admitted by DOJ to have been a lie. If true, one or both of these whistleblowers may be the so-called “mole” — a source within DOJ said to have been leaking documents, including the wiretap affidavits, to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

What they bring with them from the cold, according to one source, is “the keys to the kingdom as far as Holder is concerned,” adding “if this comes out before the (contempt) vote (on 20 June), then Holder is toast.”

Vanderboegh  reports that this development  “has re-energized the investigation staff, which was widely rumored to be floundering after the reluctance, not to say opposition, of the GOP leadership became known some months ago.”

He notes that other reporters are hot on this same trail, so expect to be hearing more on this “sooner rather than later.”

See Also:

Newsmax: Issa to Holder: Give Me a ‘Serious Proposal’:

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told the nation’s top law officer he wants to meet him to discuss ways around the impasse caused by Holder’s refusal to produce documents related to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scheme.
“Let me be clear – if the Department of Justice submits a serious proposal for how it intends to alter its refusal to produce critical documents subpoenaed by the Committee, I am ready and willing to meet to discuss your proposal,” the California congressman wrote in a letter sent on Wednesday.
The move could indicate that Republicans are softening their stance on Holder, after more than 100 called on him to quit — the most recent being veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday.
It came after Issa’s Senate counterpart, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, gave a similar message in an interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren.
If Vanderboegh’s report is correct, I would submit that it is highly unlikely that “Republicans are softening their stance on Holder”. It’s more like – Produce the documents, or else.
As one of Vanderboegh’s sources said of Issa:
 “Oh, yeah, he’s got the ‘or else’ in his pocket . . . more than one actually.”
UPDATE:
See what I’m saying?

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told The Daily Caller on Monday that Boehner is willing to meet with Holder, but only after the attorney general first complies with congressional demands for documents related to the gunwalking scandal.

“The Speaker will meet with the Attorney General when the Attorney General complies with the reasonable, specific requests in the May 18 letter from House leaders and Chairman Issa,” Steel said in an email.

Issa’s spokesman Frederick Hill told TheDC that Holder’s public request for a meeting is a stonewalling tactic.

Big Update:
Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Doug Ross, thanks!

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18 thoughts on “Report: 1 Maybe 2 More DOJ Whistleblowers “With Knowledge of Eric Holder’s Actions” Have Approached Issa Committee

  1. I wonder if Boehner’s sudden shift from stalling to tepid support is due to recognizing the inevitable. I am hoping there are too many holes in the dam and Boehner has run out of fingers to plug them with…

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  2. Put Holder in prison where he belongs for the crimes of giving guns to drug cartels resulting in hundreds of innocent Mexicans and one Border Partrol agent!

    Spineless Congress!

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  3. Finally! A couple people have stepped forward to break the wall of silence from the DOJ and tell the truth.
    There are those that feel Holder is a corrupt hack. There are those that feel he shamefully turned DOJ into a ‘ Dept of Social Justice’. There are those that feel he’s laughably inept. Turns out he’s all three.

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  4. Thank goodness there are some honest people left in Obama’s crew of corruption. I hope whatever information these whistleblowers can provide will lead to Holder getting the boot. He holds an office where integrity and honesty are critical. He has proven to be unworthy of his position and I hope he’s found in contempt on Wednesday because he will be jailed and that’s where criminals belong.

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