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HOUSE SUES HOLDER, HOLDER PASSES LAWSUIT ONTO SUBORDINATES
August 13 2012
Washington, D.C. – In the grand picture of everything that is happening in the nation, the Fast and Furious drama currently embroiling the Justice Department is really little more than a sideshow. Though it has been used, vaguely, as a political assault on the President it hasn’t really taken off with the public.
For Eric Holder, the Attorney General, the drama hasn’t been quite as easy to dismiss. While it could be argued that the President’s decision to stand by the embattled Holder could hurt his electability, the only prominent person really at risk is Holder himself and now that battle over his job has stepped up to a new level.
House Republicans have filed suit against the Justice Department to try and force President Obama to turn over sealed documents related to the gun running operation that ended up killing federal agent Brain Terry. Thus far, as expected, the White House has not responded owing in part to having used executive privilege, which is fairly standard, to seal said documents. Despite that, Republicans are hoping the courts will now force the unsealing of those documents to provide a clear picture of exactly what happened. Holder, meanwhile, is apparently looking for way to pass that lawsuit down into his subordinates and perhaps force them to reveal their own personal documents rather than have it reveal things that could get him in trouble.
“By stonewalling Congress and ignoring a contempt order, the Justice Department has left the House no choice but to take legal action so we can get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious operation that cost border agent Brian Terry his life,” said House Speaker John Boehner who really doesn’t seem to care about anything but this issue recently.
Holder has previously denied any knowledge of the operation prior to its failure and blamed his employees for everything.
Terry was killed in 2010 by guns issued to the cartels by the government which were supposed to be tracked but were not.
“In the grand picture this issue is not a real issue at all. As far as the election goes people are going to be concerned about the economy first, maybe immigration second, but this issue will be way, way down on the list of priorities, like near or at the bottom,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “I mean it will be important to some voters, particularly Holder himself and all the people who work for him but not the general public not matter how much the House wants to make it matter.”
It’s not clear if the lawsuit will do anything but keep the House busy as Executive Privilege really isn’t something that can be forcibly broken by courts.
“I’m sure Holder is sweating because eventually he will run out of people to blame for
this mess, and a mess it is true and sure at least for him. I mean there are only so many people involved with any given operation and he has already placed the blame on most of them already so he’s just going to run out of people,” continued Kinsey. “I’m sure he’ll find a way with this one because he is a crafty bugger, somehow turn the lawsuit towards his secretary or someone else that isn’t him because the last thing, the very last thing he intends to do is take responsibility for the actions of his employees. Imagine that was a thing. So many people would get in trouble if they did that.”
Holder is believed to be very concerned about the suit and how it will impact his ability to get his morning coffee right in the morning.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent