Bob Owens

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Will Issa charge DOJ with Contempt in Fast and Furious?

Written By: Bob - Feb• 15•12

It is a legitimate question, as Mike Vanderboegh–the blogger who seems to have more reliable contacts inside the Department of Justice than the Attorney General Eric Holder–is hearing from his sources that the DOJ is stonewalling, allegedly in collusion with Speaker of the House John Boehner, who allegedly has worked out some sort of backroom deal in which DOJ underlings would be politically sacrificed in order to make the problem go away on Capitol Hill without a criminal investigation or impeachment, in exchange for some sort of political graft for Boehner.

It is very reasonable to doubt a blogger’s anonymous sources, but I would note that the reason Fast and Furious is currently being investigated at all is because government agents came to Vanderboegh when they couldn’t trust the government.

That said, even Boehner is starting to at least make noises like he’s heard the criticisms of his very tepid support of Congress’s investigation into the gun-running plot so far.

Will House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa really receive the Speaker’s blessing, and follow through on the impeachment threat in this letter if the Obama Administration continues obstructing the investigation of the most deadly political scandal in this nations history?

I for one am not willing to take any political language at face value, and I’ve never underestimated a politician’s ability to put his short term self-interest above the long-term health of the Republic or his place in history.

Let’s see if Issa actually hold Attorney General Holder in contempt, with Boehner’s explicit support. Then, when actions speak louder than words, I’ll be more inclined to believe that they are serious about pursing this investigation to the political and criminal ends that justice demands.

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