U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may show up on “Jeopardy!” one of these days. No, not as a contestant. As an answer. The clue: “He’s the first attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.” The answer: “Who is Eric Holder?” That’s surely not the distinction Holder was going for when he took the job. But thanks to the scandal known as Fast and Furious, that’s what he’s best known for: overseeing an operation that put more than 2,000 guns into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel and led to the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
An initial look at an extensive report issued by Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley about Operation Fast and Furious reminds us of a few things and also brings us new information: It was suggested Attorney General Eric Holder announce Fast and Furious indictments, more evidence of a gun control motive and more.
Chairman Issa updates Hannity on the Fast and Furious investigation.
Few principles are more important to our constitutional scheme than the separation of powers, which is precisely why President Obama's bogus assertion of executive privilege to thwart Congress' investigation into Fast and Furious is so inexcusable.