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Is Boehner covering for Holder in “Murdergate?”

Written By: Bob - Feb• 08•12

There have been rumors in recent days that Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is conspiring against several House investigations into Operation Fast and Furious, a gun-control plot by the Obama Administration that sacrificed the lives of 300+ Mexican citizens in an effort to build a public relations case to re-institute the failed 1994 Clinton-era gun ban architected by now former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who not coincidentally was the DOJ ringleader of the gun-walking operation.

Most have gone something like this.

Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious.

Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney General’s May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first “acquaintance” with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie.  And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nation’s history off the hook for complicity in the Regime’s murderous scheme to savage the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people.

Invariably, these stories link back to a claim made by Sipsey Street’s Mike Vanderboegh:

Several sources close to the investigation, have “gone dark,” no longer speaking on conditions of anonymity because they have been warned that to do so will be at the risk of their jobs, Prior to the hearing, this silence was represented to some that the committee was ready to exercise a “nuclear option,” in the phrase of one, so Holder would have no warning of any evidence said to have been gathered by the investigation.

Considered in the cold light of day, such reports have to be considered as the worst hyperbole, if not deliberate disinformation. “Some ‘nuclear option,'” said one. “More like a Black Cat” (a small firecracker).

Said one person very familiar with the investigation:

As for yesterday . . . (it was) a plea bargain of sorts where both sides save face. The Committee will accept the scalps of Breuer and Wienstein, DOJ will release enough of the (documents) to condemn them, claim cooperation (thus giving the appearance of recognizing congress’s oversight authority), and Holder will survive – looking like a “leader” for offering them up (along with a few lower level ATF and DOJ folk). The Committee will chalk one in the “Win” column for oversight and holding people accountable. DOJ will have the same for cooperating and accountability. All sides win, all checks and balance intact and working fine, all powers respected and then they move on to the next act of political theatre. The only ones left to sweep up the mess, are the American and Mexican peoples – ignorantly secure in our beliefs that the system works and that our government is actually for us, by us, and of us.

That John Boehner has now become the most useful tool to the White House outrages many gun rights activists and Tea Party members, who look upon this turn of events as just one more sell-out in a long line of sell-outs.

Asked by this reporter what Boehner would get from such a deal, called “logrolling” by the source, he said, “Whatever he wants most or fears most. Politicians do these deals all the time, but this one is unusual in its size and scope. . . and the fact that a whole lot of people are watching.”

Critics are going to be quick to point out that Vanderboegh is a blogger with a controversial past. Followers of the gun-walking plot, however, will agree that he likely has the best sources concerning Operation, including current government insiders.

Could someone be “spinning” Vanderboegh? It is quite possible. That allowed, Speaker Boehner and GOP Leader Eric Cantor have been ambivalent at best about Operation Fast and Furious, and mostly as silent as a gun-walking victim’s grave.

I emailed Speaker Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel yesterday and received the same canned response he has provided to The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle.

“The Speaker appreciates the hard work that Chairman Issa and many others have done to expose this scandal. President Obama’s Department of Justice needs to be accountable.”

Steel states that claims Boehner is working a deal to save Holder is “completely untrue.”

One thing we can state for certain is that Speaker Boehner is not pushing the issue, and does not appear on the list of 100+ House Republicans that are calling on the Attorney General to resign over the murderous gun control plot.

I don’t know who to believe, and suggest that the Speaker’s actions will ring louder than any words by his public relations staff.

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  1. Neo says:

    Speaker Boehner has a whole set of problems that Committee Chairman Darrell Issa doesn’t have.

    Right now, there is a political standoff on the further extension of the payroll, and unemployment taxes, that are in play. House Republicans would like to stop stripping funds from the Social Security accounts, through the loss of these payroll taxes, by paying for these continued tax cuts with spending cuts. Senate Majority Leader Reid has refused to even talk about spending cuts or let anybody begin an negotiation on such.

    Now throw in the middle of this a possible “political bomb” of trying to find the USAG in contempt of Congress. This would only look political in this environment, when, in fact, this is a criminal matter left for cooler heads.

  2. Green Eagle says:

    Murdergate. Really, Bob, don’t you have a shred of shame?

    • Steve says:

      The number of Mexicans killed by gun walking is probably a lot higher. I think Holder testified 30 to 40 thousand… watch the latest oversight hearing. Murdergate/gross incompetency gate/FFgate/Holdergate what ever you want to call it, a lot of people died, will continue to die and no one has been held accountable. Everybody knows something stinks to high heaven in DC.

  3. emdfl says:

    Wow, Bob, two trolls for the price of one. Line must be slow at the door leading to their king’s butt.