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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shared culpability: a reason for Fast and Furious stand down?

In an Examiner report yesterday it was noted that Congress has backed off of its investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal in which the Obama Administration created false statistics to justify calls for gun bans by sending U.S. firearms to Mexican criminals.
The stand down on the part of Congress may be due to shared culpability.
Prior to the last House hearing in which Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, committee Chairman Darrell Issa had issued a threat of contempt of Congress to Holder unless he received subpoenaed documents from the Justice Department by a specified deadline.
That deadline came and went with no documents and no citation against Holder for contempt.
Instead, the Justice Department claimed it did not have enough time to gather all of the subpoenaed documents, and it thus requested more time. Issa granted an extension without specifying any deadline whatsoever.

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