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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Holder proposes meeting with Issa over failed ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-running scheme

Attorney General Eric Holder greets Rep. Darryl Issa (left) in earlier meeting on Capitol Hill (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Beleaguered Attorney General Eric Holder, finding himself deeper and deeper into a career-threatening hole over the failed “Fast and Furious” gun smuggling scandal, wants to meet with Congressman Darrell Issa to try and find a way out of the mess.

Holder sent a letter to Issa Thursday, saying he is finally prepared to turn over documents on how the failed program allowed scores of illegally-obtained guns to find their way to Mexico and used in crimes, including the slaying of U.S. border agent Brian Terry.

Holder proposed a meeting by Monday to work out the details and to provide a briefing to  “explain how the Justice Department’s understanding of the faces of Fast and Furious evolved.”

The scandal erupted last year when Holder lied to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley that his department’s agents had allowed “gun walking” — letting illegally-purchased guns to be transported from the U.S. to Mexico by gun-runners in an effort to track them to arms dealers.  The “investigative tactic” is supposedly barred by Justice Department policy.

Holder later backed away from his earlier denials and documents proved he was lying.

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2 thoughts on “Holder proposes meeting with Issa over failed ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-running scheme”

  1. This is a good time to encourage the readers of Capitol Hill Blue to do some homework on Mr. Issa. Us Californians are well familiar with his criminal past.

    What surprises me most is the liberal and progressive media folks do not highlight this fellow’s history.

    Just google in “Darrell Issa Criminal Past,” and have a look see. Be sure to check the youtube segment with Ed Schultz and get a load of this guy As Capitol Hill Blue has noted on many occasions the hypocrisy of this bunch is breathtaking.

  2. It is impossible for anyone not involved in what is exactly right over what is absolutely wrong. No matter what A.G. Holder has said or has done, it will be criticized by the Republican House and Senate. It’s like watching a bull fight where nobody has the bull’s point of view. The balance in Congress is loaded in defense of the Republicans who have lost their moral agenda since President Obama was elected into office.

    I can’t believe the hatred for elected African Americans that can and and will continue to do great harm to our national reputation in America. I fear putting another person of color in any position of authority will do more harm and it makes me sick to think of America as a nation of bigots.

    We have learned a lesson that we must not repeat until we have a generation of decent and honest voters. Our children must not allow this to happen again. I would also add gay marriages on my list of equality issues.

    I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop when the Congress realizes that President Obama has issued a continuing legal ability for the children of illegal immigrants to remain here in school if they have no criminal record. This could be the final attack from the Conservatives that will destroy what is left of our American values. These Latino kids are scoring well in our schools and are competing in athletics and leadership.

    Everyday I hear complaints from white Americans who are furious at the number of Latino television channels.

    I really do not understand this attitude. My annoyance comes from the fact that since 1953 I have been a Republican. I no longer can stay in the Party I’ve worked so hard to promote over the years. Changing my voter registration does not seem enough for my disgust with the GOP. This bigotry is now blooming in my old friends who really have a superior look at our black and brown Americans.

    We can no longer even define what an American is. Personally, I can no longer claim to be an American. Unless a new and improved political party can be organized based on individual freedoms, I will bow out. If I had the money, I might even move out and end up on an island. As long as Amazon can ship to this undisclosed Island, I will give it considerable attention.

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