When your entire reason for living is political spin, you’re often able to twist even the most damning evidence of corruption into a positive. Think Progress drone Josh Israel attempts just that in his post, GOP Oversight Chair Admits There Is No Evidence Of White House Involvement In Fast And Furious.
Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)claimed that the White House decision to invoke executive privilege to prevent the release of some documents related to the “Fast and Furious” investigation indicated some sort of admission of a White House cover-up. Today, pressed by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) admitted that there is absolutely no evidence to back up Boehner’s allegation:
WALLACE: Do you have any evidence that White House officials were involved in these decisions, that they knowingly misled Congress, and are involved in a cover-up?
ISSA: No, we don’t. And what we are seeking are documents that we know to exist, February 4 to December  that are in fact about [murdered Border Patrol agent] Brian Terry’s murder, who knew, and why people were lying about it…
WALLACE: I want to be clear, because we’ve got to get out, no evidence that the White House is involved in the cover up?
ISSA: And I hope they don’t get involved.
Israel is trying to make hay out of a lack of evidence against an Obama Administration accused of covering up evidence in the nation’s deadliest-ever political scandal. At least 300 Mexicans and 2 federal agents have been killed with some of the 2,500 Fast and Furious weapons “walked” to the Sinaloa drug cartel from a Arizona-based gun-running plot designed from the ground up to build a body count to manufacture evidence for the 90-percent lie.
The lie–the Obama Administration claim that 90-percent of weapons recovered from Mexican drug cartels came from U.S. civilian gun sales–was a major push by the Obama Administration in 2009. President Obama, Attorney General Holder, DHS Secretary Napolitano, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the charge, supported by high-profile House and Senate Democrats. The media uncritically parroted the claim without even the most cursory attempt to validate the grossly absurd claim.
As the Obama Administration was pushing the lie in public, The joint DOJ/DHS/Treasury plot Fast and Furious was supplying weapons hand-over-fist to Mexican cartels in an attempt to inject U.S. civilian-purchased firearms into Mexico.
It was an attempt to manufacture support for gun control, and one that was designed from the ground up to require the murders of hundreds or thousands of Mexican citizens, and only came to light after ATF whistleblowers revealed the plot.
Of course there isn’t evidence yet of the President’s involvement. He’s sent aides overseas out of the range of Congressional investigators and has refused to allow them to testify. He’s had the Department of Justice orchestrate a cover-up that has resulted in contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder. We don’t have the goods now, just as we didn’t have the good on Nixon at the beginning of Watergate.
There is the crime, and then there is the coverup. Thunk Progress shouts that there isn’t evidence revealed yet showing that the Obama White House was neck-deep in the Fast and Furious murder plot. They don’t dare argue that such evidence doesn’t exist.