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June 07, 2012

Gohmert, Issa Rip Holder On Inaction, Stonewalling on Fast & Furious, Holy Land Foundation

The first clip is Louis Gohmert. Earlier Holder had apparently said "there is a political aspect to this job." He references that, and then demands documents regarding the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. His point-- which is hard to refute-- is that the DoJ has disclosed documents to the convicted terrorists in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution, and yet refuses to disclose them to Congress.

So his question, which is great, is, "Can we at least get the documents you provided to convicted terrorists?"

Then he turns to Fast and Furious, and wants to know if Holder is any closer to finding out (wink, wink) who authorized the operation. Holder claims he still doesn't know, and avoids the question of whether he's any closer in his Big Investigation.

Holder's already announced the "investigation's" findings: "We may never know who authorized Fast and Furious."

So I'm sure he's right on top of exposing the guy he already knows authorized it.

Gohmert's a bit baffled that a major covert drug-running operation could be authorized... by no one, and no one putting his signature to that.

Um, I don't want to go Hitler, but people avoid signing off on things when they know there will be a problem with it later. Evidence of the guilty mind. No one objects to signing a credit card receipt for Domino's. But at a strip club, everyone brings cash.

Next, Issa continues demanding documents that Holder's refused to disclose for years. Issa specifically wants to know if he has prepared a list of documents which are responsive, but withheld -- Holder refuses to answer.

One more clip, unrelated: Issa did a funny thing, asking the administration what precisely the Obama Administration called a "green job" when compiling its statistics. Turns out, everything's a green job. Including any bus driver, bicycle shop clerk, and antique dealer ("recycled goods").

Oh: Holder admits White House helped craft Fast & Furious PR strategy.

I thought the truth was their strategy? Apparently not.

“We [Holder, Axelrod and the White House] have certainly talked about ways in which we could deal with the interaction between the Justice Department and Congress — about ways in which we would,” Holder said in questioning before the House Judiciary Committee.

Virginia Republican Rep. Randy Forbes pressed Holder further by asking him if Axelrod, Obama’s re-election campaign and the White House were involved in crafting the DOJ’s policy for dealing with press. He said they were. “In terms of trying to get any message out that was consistent with facts and make sure it was done in an appropriate way, I’ve had conversations like that with people in the White House.”

The Truth

It always needs a crafty PR campaign.

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