Things keep getting worse and worse for Attorney General Eric Holder. The entire Fast and Furious situation has been threatening to topple his career and his only saving grace has been his ability to play dumb. Now that a large series of e-mails have been released it looks like Eric Holder’s sham defense of claiming to know nothing is at an end:
Late Friday night, the Justice Department released a series of e-mails related to Operation Fast and Furious that indicate officials at the agency, including Attorney General Eric Holder, were alerted within hours of the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, and that Holder’s aide was told guns found at the scene were linked to the gun trafficking scheme.
The timing of this document dump fits a pattern, because Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday. NPR posts some critical documents here. Among them is an e-mail exchange between then-U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and Holder aide Monty Wilkinson.
While I’m hoping this will be an interesting thing to watch I fear these e-mails will also be swept under the rug like so much of Fast and Furious has been. The simple fact that Holder has continued to maintain his job demonstrates how corrupt Washington really is. Were you or I involved in an operation that smuggled American arms into Mexico to arm the drug cartels we’d be in prison so fast our heads would spin. The rules are entirely different when the government does the smuggling though.