Fast and Furious reaching crisis stage
Sipsey Street Irregulars is reporting that one or two high-level Justice officials are requesting whistleblower status and have been feeding internal documents to Issa's committee.
The Washington Post, in a front page article, heaves Eric Holder under the bus. When a Demo is in the White House, WaPo is the White House's PR agency, so I read this as indicating the White House has decided that he's a lost cause.
UODATE: NBC did the same, that night.
Meanwhile, the Assistant AG who told Sen. Grassley that there was no gun-walking decides to go into academia.
If your actually read the Vanderboegh's piece it's quite tentative. And I sure don't read the WaPo article the same way you do. Remember this is Chicago Rules, David. Holder is not going to spook. We have to get the goods on him. And I mean smoking gun stuff, not circumstancial evidence. Blagojevich never copped to his crimes until he was convicted in Federal court. Holder is going to play it just the same way. Personally I believe him to be guilty as hell. That's not the same as having a jury convict him (and the rest of his cronies at BATFE).
Posted by: RKV at June 14, 2012 11:03 AM
1) Holder resigns to help Obama's flagging campaign.
2) Obama gets re-elected.
3) Holder gets pardoned.
I'll give you #2 is iffy. Can the Repubs fit summer hearings into their election schedule? Nope. I'd hoped this would have played out by now, but given the hesitation in pursuing a Contempt order by the leadership, I think RKV is right.
It's either a smoking gun or there's no contest. -- Although a concrete allegation that goes into the White House as an 'October Surprise' would distract greatly from the One's busy schedule. Not that the media will cooperate and release the news.
Posted by: Jim D. at June 14, 2012 02:47 PM