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Any documents and lists that come from the Obama administration, need to be studied with a fine tooth comb to get to the bottom of the story. Â That seems to be the case with the Vaughn Index list of documents sent to Judicial Watch this week. Â Three email communications between Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett were buried in the midst of 15,000 other items on the list.
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documentsÂ showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther….
The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, â€œre: personnel issues.â€ Another, also from Jarrett, reads, â€œoutlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.â€ Unfortunately, the index is vague and thatâ€™s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.
There are other not-so-simple coincidences listed in the Judicial Watch piece, but at this time, it appears that there was at least some working together between Justice and Valerie Jarrett and that Eric Holder lied to Congress, a crime for which one of his predecessors, John Mitchell, went to prison.
It is now time for Holder to do the same.