Holder Pens Letter to Congress : "Nothing To See Hear Folks, Just Move Along"

 Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter to Congress on Friday, once again denying the seriousness of the Fast and Furious charges that show the ATF selling assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels which resulted in the death of two border agents and hundreds of citizens on both sides of our Southern border. First of all, we must consider both the timing and method of communication chosen by Eric Holder in this desperate attempt to avoid accountability for his incompetence/culpability in this scandal. People have died from the very guns that our government authorized the sale of, and as House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith have stated on numerous occasions, “ We are going to get to the bottom of this injustice, no matter how long it takes.

Congress was in session all week long and the best Holder can do is to write a letter on Friday ?  This is the same pattern of late Friday document dumps put out by the White House administration when forced to by FOIA requests, in hopes that it will be forgotten/ignored/missed by the media. Many executive orders have also been released on Friday nights in hoping to keep the people in the dark about just what our government is doing. Also of note is the fact that this letter comes one day after Senator Chuck Grassley distributed five memos citing the gunrunner operation by name and which were addressed to… Attorney General Eric Holder in July and August of 2010. So much for Holder’s constant denial that he knew about the gunrunner program, which was also parroted by President Obama in his “pass-my-jobs-bill-tantrum (speech) number 19 this week. Obama trusts Eric Holder, and that means that the public must do so also, evidence be damned. Maybe that is because the White House has been proven to have been briefed about Fast and Furious also.

Holder’s letter reeks of  propaganda-style spin and delusional denial any way you look at it. He is denying Congress the ability to hold those responsible for this travesty of justice accountable. He has shifted  ATF employees close to this scandal to Washington D.C. in an obvious attempt to cover his tracks. A spokesman for Rep. Issa called the letter “unconvincing.”

“If Attorney General Holder had said these things five months ago when Congress asked him about ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’ it might have been more believable,” the spokesman said. “At this point, however, it’s hard to take at face value a defense that is factually questionable, entirely self-serving, and a still incomplete account of what senior Justice Department officials knew about gun walking.” (emphasis mine)

Holder is desperate to sweep this scandal under the rug, and it shows by the penning of this letter. Rep. Lamar Smith is now calling for a special counsel to look into this situation and help get to the bottom of it. Issa has demanded a special prosecutor from the DOJ, yet Holder fails to mention that fact in his letter, proving again that this letter is nothing more than an attempt to deny responsibility for his departments actions. He is also seen to be trying to protect Senior Justice department members from the fallout. To add insult to injury in this letter, Holder tries to paint the investigations as some kind of plot to “heap disrespect on our nation’s law enforcement officers.” That ludicrous statement would be laughable if  people had not been murdered by assault weapons that were authorized by our very own government.  Here is how Eric Holder wants the public to view the ATF Fast and Furious investigations:  “The members of Congress that are trying to hold the people responsible for the Fast and Furious perversion of justice are somehow slandering our local police departments across America.” Demanding that Holder and company he held accountable is somehow supposed to be an affront to “all law enforcement across America.” This is nothing more than a simplistic attempt to pressure Congress into dropping the investigations into Fast and Furious. 

So why is Holder speaking out, ( in the media on a Friday night) all of a sudden while stonewalling this investigation? Again he wants to use ‘public discourse’ to try to spin this scandal into the famous ” Nothing to see here folks, just move along” method of trying to cover it up. He said Friday, he feels compelled to speak out now because “the public discourse concerning these issues has become so base and so harmful to interests that I hope we all share.”  Harmful to who’s interests Mr. Holder? It certainly isn’t in the public’s best  interest for our government  to be enabling assault weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartels in any way shape or form here. People have died from these weapons, and what is in our best interest is that the Government  employees in the DOJ, ATF, DHS, etc, be held responsible for this terrible injustice. That means you Mr. Holder, as these actions occurred under your watch at the DOJ.

In the final example of  Holder’s dispicable attempt to deny responsibility for the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, Holder says that they did not have any knowledge of supposed “flawed tactics” being used,  and then tries to justify that statement with somehow trying to blame the Bush administration: ” Holder also made a point of noting “the flawed tactics employed” were also used “in an investigation conducted during the prior administration.”   The problem with that nonsensical statement lies in the fact that there are no reports about citizens being murdered by assault weapons that were sold by our government before Eric Holder was appointed as Attorney General by Barack Obama. Tactics and methods of operation are one thing,  people being murdered by assault weapons that resulted from the Fast and Furious government-sponsored gunrunning fiasco is quite another. Eric Holder is a disgrace to the word justice, and not only needs to be fired as Attorney General, but criminal charges must be filed, whether Barack Obama trusts him or not. 

UPDATE: Oct 9th 2011- On Fox News Sunday,  Darrell Issa calls for Holder’s immediate resignation, and says he may issue subpoenas soon . NewsMax came out with the update in an article titled:  Pressure Grows for Holder’s resignation: Subpoenas Threatened.





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  1. What is going on in New York City on Wall Street is nothing more than a cover for Obama and Holder so as to take America’s eye’s off Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Light Squared, and the 730 million dollars Pelosi’s son got for his “green corporation” he’s involved in(that will probably fail soon to). Holder thinks he can pull Chicago politics on the Republican Congress. But what he isn’t taking into consideration is Issa and Senator Grassly are conservatives that aren’t going to be scared off by this Marxist in partnership with Obama. And after they are through with Holder they are going to go after Obama, probably before Holder is done with. If Obama is convicted of his crime of violation of the Constitution I am continueously telling my Congressman and Senator that I want the Supreme Court to be forced to nullify Obama’s presidency.

    What that would do is wipe out every law, Presidential Directive, and other things he’s done, away as if they never happened. Barney Frank wouldn’t be the Chairman of the Banking Committee, and Dodd would be forced to resign immediately or go to prison, with the option that he could be called before a Grand Jury at anytime from the time he left office to the day he dies so he’ll have to live out the rest of his life scared to death he would end up going to prison anyway. That would be justice for Dodd since he caused thousands of families to loose their jobs, their assets, their homes, and their savings/retirement. That is justice. The same thing for Barney Frank, he’s put under (whatever it’s called) as long as he is alive that he to, could be called before a Grand Jury to testify why he allowed Freddie and Fannie to collapse when he knew it was insolvent.

    Holder, I want to go to prison so as to send a signal to all the Chicago types including Rahm Emanuel who thinks he’s safe just because he’s mayor of Chicago, who is another crook. When I heard he was running for mayor I knew he’d win. How? Because he’s friends with Obama, Holder, who wrote the paper giving Rahm resident status of Chicago in order to be able to run, when one of the leading candidates complained that Rahm was getting favored status because of who his friends were when the law is clear that he was not a resident of Chicago, so he was disqualified. Oh, but he won anyway, Gee, I wonder how that happened? Holder is a criminal, so is Obama and they both are running scared. They knew they had to do something quick before even more people turn against him for his involvement with Solyndra, and Holder’s involvement with Fast and Furious. I want them in jail!!!

  2. the prez will not go to jail unless he is proven to be a traiter.othere then that,he walks.eric holder will fight and the jewish media will do all they can to protect his image.this is the worst politics as usual in history.

  3. you will forgive jew media as they help eric holder and his boss play the race card in there defense.in fact,the race card election 2012 is coming in november.

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