If you were investigating an organized crime syndicate for violations of federal law and lying to Congress, would you trust or believe the report of an internal mob investigator? Of course not! He’s paid to protect his boss and the last thing he would want to do is betray his boss by pointing a finger at him and saying ‘he did it’.
Then why should Congress believe the testimony from a DOJ internal watchdog staff? Why should Congress believe the DOJ inspector general when he says that Holder is innocent of any blame in Fast and Furious?
The way the DOJ has been run since Eric Holder and Barack Obama took charge is basically no different than any other organized crime syndicate. They obey the laws they want to obey, disregard the ones they don’t want to obey and viciously attack anyone who stands up against them.
The report did state that the DOJ and ATF used faulty guidelines and means in conducting Operation Fast and Furious. They mismanaged the operation, failed to properly consider public safety and illegally allowed guns to walk in to Mexico.
Furthermore, the report states that U.S. Attorney General Erik Holder was never informed or briefed on Operation Fast and Furious prior to 2011 and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Then Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was briefed in 2010, but those briefing him never informed or alerted him to the problems within the program.
The bottom line is that the DOJ will point fingers at their own people up to, but stopping short of Erik Holder. At least fourteen people are facing possible disciplinary action for their roles in Fast and Furious. In the wake of the report, Kenneth Melson, former head of the ATF retired this Wednesday and Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general of the criminal division of the DOJ submitted his resignation. They appear to be two of the first scapegoats slaughtered to protect Holder, but I’m sure there is going to be more slaughtering before all is said and done.
In the meantime, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will continue to pursue the House investigation and lawsuit seeking the 75,000 pages of requested documents that Holder and President Obama refuse to turn over. I suspect those documents will reveal damaging information on Holder and possibly Obama. Gee, kind of sounds like the hidden college and birth records, doesn’t it?