Gunrunner: Is John Boehner slowing down Darrell Issa’s investigation?
It is being reported on Sipsey Street Irregulars that Eric Holder and the “Justice” Department are not the only ones stonewalling the investigation into the deadly Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Eric Holder may have help in the form of none other than House Speaker John Boehner and the fix might already be in.
Here is the sad news told by someone in the know:
As for yesterday . . . (it was) a plea bargain of sorts where both sides save face. The Committee will accept the scalps of Breuer and Wienstein, DOJ will release enough of the (documents) to condemn them, claim cooperation (thus giving the appearance of recognizing congress’s oversight authority), and Holder will survive – looking like a “leader” for offering them up (along with a few lower level ATF and DOJ folk). The Committee will chalk one in the “Win” column for oversight and holding people accountable. DOJ will have the same for cooperating and accountability. All sides win, all checks and balance intact and working fine, all powers respected and then they move on to the next act of political theatre. The only ones left to sweep up the mess, are the American and Mexican peoples – ignorantly secure in our beliefs that the system works and that our government is actually for us, by us, and of us.
Another source confirmed the foot of Boehner on the brake pedal of the Issa Committee investigation and said, “the only thing that will stop him is if somebody chucks him out of the car.”
Is it possible that John Boehner and Eric Holder have already struck a deal to implicate “Justice” Department underlings and through this deal John Boehner is actually condoning–and encouraging–Eric Holder’s stonewalling tactics, while waiting for the proper time to release just the documents which will bring down nobody of import within the “Justice” Department and let Eric Holder save face?
So what would John Boehner get out of such a deal?
Asked by this reporter what Boehner would get from such a deal, called “logrolling” by the source, he said, “Whatever he wants most or fears most. Politicians do these deals all the time, but this one is unusual in its size and scope. . . and the fact that a whole lot of people are watching.”
In other words he could basically get whatever he wants in cutting a deal so large it could save Eric Holder and Barack Obama from a huge embarrassment in an election year. A spokesman for John Boehner is denying these claims saying “such speculation is absurd and untrue,” and claims that John Boehner believes the “Justice” Department must be held accountable. I guess his idea of accountability and mine are slightly different because I believe the head of an agency is responsible for the oversight of–and the actions of–the agency that person is entrusted to lead, whereas John Boehner appears ready to cut Eric Holder some slack and let him off the hook.
John Boehner can deny these allegations all he wants, but why has he refused to state whether or not he supports Darrell Issa call for holding Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, why will he not state whether or not he supports Darrell Issa’s call for Eric Holder to apologize to all those people affected by the murders committed using Fast and Furious weapons, and why will he not state whether or not he supports the 103 House members who have called for Eric Holder’s resignation?
Why is he so silent on this issue, and why does he refuse to comment on this issue unless a deal has already been struck. Have Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley’s investigations been undermined by the leader of the Republican Speaker of the House? We will know for sure once we see who ends up taking the fall, but at this time it appears as if John Boehner is in cahoots with the people responsible for supplying weapons to criminals–weapons which ended up killing 300 Mexicans and two American heroes.