Friday, June 15, 2012

Eric Holder's Last Days?

The worst attorney general in modern history may be nearing the end of the trail.
At issue is Holder’s refusal to turn over tens of thousands of F&F documents that have been under subpoena since last fall. So far, Justice has managed to slow-walk about 7,600 up Capitol Hill.
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.

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