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Leave it up to Eric Holder to bury the story on his giving in to Congress. Â On Monday, the day before the most hotly contended and anticipated midterm election in the last few decades, the Justice Department delivered over 64,000 documents related to Fast and Furious, the code name given to a highly illegal gun running operation from Federal American sources to drug cartels across the southern border into Mexico, to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and its chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.
While this is a partial fulfillment of the request Congress made of the Justice Department, the documents in question are those that were deemed to be covered under Executive Privilege previously. Â From National Review:
â€œThis production is nonetheless a victory for the legislative branch, a victory for transparency, and a victory for efforts to check Executive Branch power,â€ IssaÂ said of the release.
The document dump represents the Justice Department fulfilling a court order to produce evidence pursuant to discovery of the obstruction charge leveled against Eric Holder. Â At least partially.
â€œWhen Eric Holder wants to know why he was the first Attorney General held in criminal contempt of Congress, he can read the judgeâ€™s order that compelled the production of 64,280 pages that he and President Obama illegitimately and illegally withheld from Congress,â€ Issa said.Â â€œSince these pages still do not represent the entire universe of the documents the House of Representatives is seeking related to the Justice Departmentâ€™s cover-up of the botched gun-walking scandal that contributed to the death of a Border Patrol agent, our court case will continue.â€
Thank you, Mr. Issa, for your dogged pursuit in this matter. Â Now, when can we expect the Darrell Issa show to resume with Holder in the hot seat to answer questions of what took so long?