A Chronicle Of Mainstream Media Fast And Furious Coverup
“The only thing I think that’s going to bust this thing open — and do it quickly — is the extent to which they’re hammered by the media of this country, which isn’t apt to happen because, I think, the media wants to protect him for the most part,” Grassley said in a recent radio interview on NRA News. “But this has become a big, big cover-up similar to what Watergate became.”
Grassley added that media outlets will need to push for answers about the gunwalking scandal “if this is going to get solved before the election.”
The House of Representatives has found Holder in criminal contempt, but his Department of Justice has ordered Ron Machen, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, to not enforce the resolution. The House passed another resolution finding Holder in civil contempt as well — a move that will allow Republicans and some Democrats to fight the administration in what will likely be a long and protracted courtroom fight.
Grassley appeared on NRA News to discuss a document that appears to show a Department of Justice cover-up of Fast and Furious. Grassley sent Holder a set of questions about the document last week and gave him a July 17 deadline. Still, he hardly expects the Obama administration to answer at all.
“I’d be surprised,” Grassley said.