When the top cop is dirty who is responsible for cleaning up his mess, in short how does one investigate the investigator. Is their a procedure in place to police the U.S. Justice Department or do we just ignore the oversights and illegal activity that seams to be rampant in AG Holder's department. The “Fast And Furious” operation and the associated cover up is one such example. The House Oversight committee is knocking on the DOJ door but AG Holder refuses to unlock the secrets hidden behind it. Then there is the misdirection, stonewalling and lying to the Congressional Oversight Committee. AG Holder was caught red handed lying to the committee, so who is going to bring charges against him? Would that be Assistant Attorney General Lanny Brewer the head of the DOJ's criminal division? That won't work because AAG Breuer is also implicated in the “Fast And Furious” operation as well. If we go all the way to the top of the heap we could ask the president to demand all implicated individuals to resign and face charges. That won't work either because President Barack Obama is entangled in the mess as well. So who is left? Clearly the case needs to go in front of the American people. How do we get that done?
AG Holder was asked about his misleading responses to the oversight committee by Rep. James Sensenbrenner "Tell me what’s the difference between lying and misleading Congress, in this context?"
AG Holder offers this explanation "Well, if you want to have this legal conversation, it all has to do with your state of mind and whether or not you had the requisite intent to come up with something that would be considered perjury or a lie."
What the hell is that all about, and what difference does it make, weather AG Holder had malice of forethought or spoke contemporaneously he made statements that were untrue. Barry Bonds was convicted of it Martha Stewart went to jail for it and Roger Clemons is on trial because of it, so what makes AG Holder any different. The sixty fore dollar question for AG Holder should be. Do you consider yourself above the law?
The second of January 2011 comments from the honorable Elijah Cummings where published on the POLITICO web site that he vowed to hold the Obama administration to a “very, very high standard." so why has Representative Cummings gone out of his way to protect Eric Holder? Could it be that some like The Honorable Representative Reverend Emanuel Cleaver put the word of god into his ear?
Arturo Sarukhan the Mexican ambassador to the United States when commenting on the American Government Officials that ran “Operation Fast and Furious” said "The thinking that you can let guns walk across the border and maintain operational control of those weapons is really an outstanding lack of understanding of how criminal organizations are operating on both sides of our common borders,"
With the Mexican's deep into their own investigation of “Fast and Furious” it would behoove AG Holder, AAG Breuer and all ATF, DOJ, FBI, ICE and State Department officers and officials to comply with the congressional bulldogs. The reason being that the Mexicans will ultimately come the same conclusion, that all U.S. Officials involved in the program were accessories to over 200 counts of murder, conspired to violate Mexico's sovereignty, brake several international treaties and laws regarding transnational gun trafficking.
If the federal agents, supervisors and appointed officials involved in the conspiracy make arrangements with the congress to come forward and reveal their involvement then in all likelihood they would avoid prosecution and probability retain their pensions and benefits. The bigger problem that they could avoid by coming forward is extradition to Mexico for questioning. The U.S. Government would probably offer protection from the Mexican legal system in return for cooperation.
The Mexican legal system allows individuals suspected of criminal behavior to be held in “arraigo,” a provision in the Mexican legal system that allows the government to hold suspects for a 40-day period, which can be renewed once, while they collect evidence and decide whether to proceed. If any American law enforcement official found themselves in a Mexican jail then they would never live to see the 40th day, 80th day or the next day.
Ironically justice may never come to the Justice Department because the Congressional Black Caucus is circling the wagons around AG Holder and President Barack Obama. It seams as though the CBC is dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck and has chosen Speaker of the House John Boehner to go all in on. The question is will Speaker Boehner hold em or fold em?
A letter full of veiled threats was sent to The Speaker from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights that was a joke it contains statements such as “To put it simply, the attempt to cite General Holder for contempt seems to be a rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the Attorney General. It is contributing to an environment of accusatory vitriol and malignant suspicion that is both unwarranted and a significant distraction at a time when the Attorney General needs to focus on the nation’s core problems” Unfortunately the letter was not signed by any individuals just organizations that have nothing to do with Law enforcement with the exception of one “Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation” and WIFLE appears to be a direct off shoot of the DOJ.
So fast and furious an ongoing investigation for the last 18 months is a "rush to judgement" and is not a "core problem"? Boy what a relief to hear that! Most people are under the impression that corrupt federal law enforcement officers and investigators are especially troublesome. But we must be mistaken.
So when we have an investigation dealing with the murder of two federal agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens involving guns smuggled across the US border by Federal law enforcement officials under the supervision of the DOJ we need not worry because AG Eric Holder and the CBC will come to the rescue and sweep it under the rug. Thank God for the American Legal system.