Things are not looking too swell for Attorney General Eric Holder. Documents were released a little while ago suggesting Holder was lying when he claimed to know nothing about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’s (ATF) gun smuggling operation known simply as Fast and Furious. Now the top law enforcer in the United States is being subpoenaed:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Wednesday that he has issued a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder for Justice Department documents related to the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation.
The subpoena requests all of Holder’s communications on the Fast and Furious operation. It also requests any communications between the White House and DoJ relating to Operation Fast and Furious.
The 22-point subpoena also lists 15 other high-ranking Justice Department officials by name and requests any communications from them on the operation.
This entire operation seems to be blowing up more and more by the week. Isn’t it amazing what happens when we hand practically unlimited power to a government agency? It’s almost as if somebody could have predicted that this type of power abuse performed by the ATF during Fast and Furious.
I’m just happy that the media has started reporting more heavily on this event because if it remained in the shadows there is a high likelihood that it could have been used to demand further restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. Now that everything is out in the open it’s kind of hard to sweep it all back under the government’s massive rug.