As momentum in both parties seems to be shifting in Congress towards supporting contempt charges against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for obstructing several congressional committees investigating the gun-walking plot known as Operation Fast and Furious, a raft of long-held questions now seem ripe for speculation.
If Attorney General Holder is held in contempt and faces imprisonment, will he finally provide the information that both House and Senate committees have demanded?
Will that long-obstructed information force Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to seek to cut deals to avoid prison time for perjuring themselves under oath in Congressional testimony?
Will the evidence support the empowerment of a independent prosecutor to investigation criminal charges against Fast and Furious across Executive Branch departments?
If a criminal investigation is launched–at this point, most likely in the 2013-2014 time frame–will high-ranking Department appointees and Cabinet-level officials turn on the Obama Administration in hopes of cutting a deal?
Would the prosecution in such an investigation have any choice but to bring RICO charges against the Obama Administration, including President Obama himself, not just for the gun-walking plot that has killed more than 300 so far, but for the coverup attempt as well?
How quickly would Secretary Clinton implicate other Cabinet-level officials to distance herself from them, and protect her future political aspirations?
If the expected criminal investigation leads to charges, and charges lead to felony convictions, will President Romney consider pardoning President Obama or members of his Administration?
These are questions and issues that are mere fantasy at this point, but as the Obama Administration starts to go off the rails and appears increasingly unlikely to win reelection, you can expect the pressure to build to hold them accountable for the bloodiest scandal in U.S. political history.