Gunrunner: Eric Holder and the House are close to a deal on Fast and Furious documents
Back in June of last year, with the Fast and Furious investigation apparently getting too close, a panicked Eric Holder ran to Barack Obama and begged him to seal the documents Darrell Issa had been seeking for over a year. Barack Obama took care of his friend by sealing the documents, the Congress voted to hold Eric Holder in Contempt, and a lawsuit was filed to force Barack Obama to release the subpoenaed documents which probably implicate Eric Holder and maybe even Barack Obama.
That is pretty much where we stand today in the Fast and Furious saga, but word is coming out now that Eric Holder and the House may be on the verge of a deal. A judge was set to hold a hearing on the documents next week, but according to this story both sides have asked for a delay in the hearing for two months.
The parties have continued to engage in settlement talks. Without divulging the substance of those talks, the talks are progressing sufficiently such that the parties believe that further talks may be fruitful,” Justice Department lawyers wrote in the new motion ”Accordingly, the parties believe that, in order to enable the parties to focus their efforts on settlement and avoid the potentially unnecessary expenditure of judicial resources, the hearing on the Motion to Dismiss should be rescheduled for the week of April 15, 2013
The hearing has now been postponed until April 24th giving both sides ample tome to hammer out some type of deal, but what would that deal consist of which would make it appealing to Darrell Issa to forget about some of the most damning documents? Why is Darrell Issa even willing to deal at this point when Eric Holder has had more than enough time to comply with the subpoena?
At this point we don’t know what the deal consists of but today we got word that Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer will be stepping down from the Injustice Department and it is being speculated that this is part of the Fast and Furious deal.
If this is true this is how I see the deal: Darrell Issa gets a fairly high level scalp and will use this to try to save face for giving up his quest for the documents which just might implicate Eric Holder and Barack Obama. And the families of Brian Terry, Jamie Zapata, and hundreds of Mexican youths receive no justice.