DOJ denies any knowledge of bribery within the department, even though there are indictments on the table
On February 2nd I wrote this post about two “Justice” Department prosecutors who had taken bribes and as of yet they have been unpunished by Eric Holder. This story broke on the very same day that Eric Holder was testifying in front of the Oversight Committee on another scandal his “Justice” Department is embroiled in–the deadly Operation Fast and Furious debacle–so it slipped under the radar.
Here is a little of the back story:
A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.
The sitting governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, his attorney general and an unspecified number of Virgin Islands legislators also accepted bribes, the source said, adding that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is aware prosecutors and elected officials were bribed and otherwise compromised, but has not held anyone accountable.
In a letter to Charles Grassley the “Justice” Department has denied any knowledge of the fact that two corrupt prosecutors have taken bribes. Much like Fast and Furious, Eric Holder is, conveniently, blissfully ignorant about what has been happening under his watch in the “Justice” Department.
These officials have already been indicted on bribery charges in a sealed indictment and yet Eric Holder has refused to act on this indictment and he has refused to hold these prosecutors accountable for their actions. The alleged crimes took place over a ten year period and you would think that the leading law enforcement official would want to see justice done in this case. After all, with this case dating back ten years it wouldn’t be an indictment of HIS “Justice” Department per say, but his refusal to prosecute these officials IS an indictment on his “Justice” Department. It is hard to believe that while these indictments exist that Eric Holder doesn’t know about their existence, so why hasn’t Eric Holder moved this case forward?
The DOJ never acted on the sealed indictments, which were the consequence of a lengthy criminal scheme involving bank fraud and other financial crimes. This, TheDC’s source said, was because Attorney General Eric Holder is embarrassed by the corruption that has plagued his DOJ internally
Eric Holder is embarrassed by how corrupt the “Justice” Department is and he doesn’t want to bring more light to the criminality of the “Justice” Department. He finds it more important to hide the corruption in his department than he finds it necessary to bring the criminals to justice because he feels it will reflect negatively on his department.
The notion that Eric Holder is unwilling to punish “Justice” Department officials for corruption shines a more negative light on his department than prosecuting those who broke the law would have. Eric Holder once called America a nation of cowards and I guess I would now have to agree with him. I only differ with him on where the cowards in America reside, for I feel it is he who is the real coward in this country.