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Top DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious and bribery scandals

April 25, 2012

  Are the dominoes finally beginning to fall in the wake of the Department of Injustice’s scandals? It looks like that may be the case as we have learned earlier today that Eric Holder’s Assistant Attorney General, Ronald Weich, is set to resign in the near future.

  Ronald Weich perjured himself under oath when he told the Congress that any allegations the Department of Injustice intentionally allowed weapons to be walked into Mexico was false. It turns out that the DOJ did in fact intentionally allow weapons to walk into Mexico and the only falsehood was Weich sworn testimony.

  And then there is the Department of Injustice’s bribery scandal in which he stated the DOJ had no knowledge of the scandal when in fact two officials within the DOJ were taking bribes. In case you haven’t heard of the bribery scandal–and it has gone unreported so it is likely you missed this story–here is a brief recap:

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.

  While Ronald  Weich was denying the Department of Injustice knew anything about this scandal the fact was that Eric Holder did know about the scandal because he was sitting on sealed indictments in the case and refused to act on them for fear of bringing additional embarrassment to the beleaguered Injustice Department:

 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

  Ronald Weich is a high level employee under Eric Holder and while this is a great start it should only be a start because if perjuring yourself before the Congress is a fireable offense–and it is–then Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano should be the next two dominoes to fall because, as I have chronicled in previous posts, both of them have also perjured themselves in sworn testimony before the Congress.

   Ronald Weich is now set to walk into a cushy job as dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law when he should be facing criminal charges, and Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano should follow closely behind.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2012 7:48 pm

    The DOJ seems to be trying their very best to keep the truth from the public. You would think they would learn from history, that events such as this will be exposed and the truth will come out. Sometimes the cover up is far worse that the incident, in this case however with the death of a border agent thats not the case. The lies under oath however, may as you say cause heads to roll. I remember the days of Iran-Contra and how the MSM kept on the story, but in this case involving a Democratic President they have been some what silent on most of the issues. I suspect justice, in the end, will be done and higher ups will have to bite the bullet. The path from Arizona to Washington is a winding and twisting one with many detours along the way and like many I’ll be watching the journey. Thanks for keeping us up to date on this story. The MSM will not.


    • April 25, 2012 8:34 pm

      You are welcome, it is amazing that the MSM won’t cover this scandal, and even more so when you think back to the coverage Iran-Contra received. This is bigger than Iran-Contra and yet there is not a peep from the MSM.
      Heads must roll for this!


  2. April 25, 2012 9:09 pm

    I do hope you are right, Steve, that this is just the first head to roll. It angers me that Weich is going to walk into a cushy job instead of jail. I don’t see how the MSM can keep a lid on this much longer.


    • April 26, 2012 6:16 am

      This should be one of many, but it is frustrating that he is going to what is most likely a better gig.


  3. bunkerville permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:09 pm

    The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree- recall:
    Morris reminded us that Eric Holder played a leading role in one of the most infamous events of a presidency filled with infamy: the pardon of billionaire fugitive Marc Rich. Morris dubbed candidate Obama’s decision to select Holder as one of three people charged with vice-presidential vetting his “first clear, serious mistake.”


  4. The Georgia Yankee permalink
    April 25, 2012 9:22 pm

    Perjury requires intent. I can swear under oath that it’s raining in California if I believe that to be the case. If it turns out I was wrong, I didn’t perjure myself.

    It may be that Weich in fact did perjure himself, but that’s not evident from the facts before us. If he knew that what he was saying was untrue, then he committed perjury, but it’s a hard case to make. If he believed he was telling the truth, though, as far as I’m aware, he committed no crime.

    Hope everyone’s well, and may God bless us all!



    • April 26, 2012 6:20 am

      He made his statement after it had been learned the DOJ was letting guns walk, if I knew this was happening from what I had read and he didn’t then he was one of the only people that didn’t know at that time. Still, I understand your point, I should have written that he likely or might have perjured himself.


  5. MaddMedic permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    About time something happened…The whole lot from Obama on done should resign and then go to prison..


  6. April 26, 2012 1:14 am

    Another scapegoat on the ladder to the top of the chain….WM


    • April 26, 2012 6:21 am

      I think Holder is hoping this will be a big enough fish, but I am not satified andI hope Issa won’t be either.


  7. April 26, 2012 1:53 am

    Maybe. The subordinates take the fall and the bosses hope that will silence calls for the truth. If more evidence is found it will spread. If Obama is re-elected and continues with Holder then I give it another 2 years from today until he loses his job, too.

    If Obama is not re-elected then there are likely to be hearings in 18 months.


    • April 26, 2012 6:24 am

      I think that Holder is hoping this will take the pressure off of him because someone has finally been held accountable, but it only raises more questions if you ask me. I agree with you that if Obama is elected he is going to have to dump this man, but I don’t know if his stubborness will allow him to do it.


      • April 26, 2012 11:01 pm

        The classic DC mistake is to stall, then let someone a few levels down quit, then stall more, then finally you quit. Always goes like that.


      • April 27, 2012 7:39 am

        I think at this point Holder is trying to stall until after the election, but if the pressure continues to grow and it starts to hurt Obama at the polls he might not be able to hang on that long.


  8. April 26, 2012 2:19 am

    Sounds like Weich was offered a deal to take a little heat off Holder. I bet he gets a raise with that new job as well.


    • April 26, 2012 6:25 am

      That’s what it sounds like to me also, I hope Issa isn’t going to let this be the end of it.


      • lou222 permalink
        April 26, 2012 7:26 am

        Steve, we know this is a big story that should have the top blown off of it. However, I know alot of people that think it is yesterdays news and when they hear anything about it say, “oh that again, why don’t they just let it go”. When that starts happening, then I think there are those that are just tired of hearing about it because it has gone on too long. It is not NEWS anymore to a big portion of the public and that is bad. We can once again blame the media for helping to “form” this opinion.


      • April 26, 2012 8:01 pm

        You bring up a great point Lou, this has dragged on for so long that many people already are tiring of this because they feel it is old news being dragged out once again, when in fact nothing has been settled in this scandal.


  9. Georgia Peach permalink
    April 26, 2012 10:31 am

    Could it be that heads are rolling as more evidence surfaces?

    ATF’s mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress


    • lou222 permalink
      April 26, 2012 12:04 pm

      GP, we can only hope so!


    • April 26, 2012 1:37 pm

      Thanks for the link Georgia Peach, I’ll check it out. I have another link on this I was saving for tonight, you must have read my mind. 🙂


    • April 26, 2012 8:02 pm

      I have a post up on this now Georgia Peach.


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