September 20, 2012
Guilty as Sin, Free as a Bird?
A 471-page report finds Attorney General Eric Holder knew nothing about Fast and Furious before February 2011. Really? The Justice Department's Inspector General has just released his long awaited report on the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious. Inspector Michael Horowitz faulted ATF Phoenix senior officials, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix and senior officials in the DOJ's criminal division in Washington. He cited incompetence and subpar information gathering standards as one of the reasons for the initial erroneous information provided during congressional hearings. A dozen or so individuals were named for possible disciplinary actions including DOJ lawyer Jason Weinstein who resigned shortly after the report was released. Weinstein's lawyer called the criticism of his client "'deeply flawed" and "profoundly wrong." As the top law enforcement officer in the nation and head of the Justice Department Eric...(Read Full Post)