Remember Fast & Furious? Not the crappy movie series, but the crappy ATF scheme to hand out guns like party favors to Mexican drug gangs. Eric Holder definitely didn’t resign over it, and neither did his top guy.
The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up.
Documents released by conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch—and put forward by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)—show that an assault rifle purchased as part of Fast and Furious was used in a Phoenix-area crime in July 2013 that left two people wounded…
Sen. Grassley and Chairman Issa took that document Judicial Watch obtained and compared it to other documents they obtained from the Fast and Furious investigation to confirm it was indeed bought by a Fast and Furious straw purchaser. They revealed the finding in a Thursday letter to Deputy Attorney General James Cole, the number two highest-ranking official at the Department of Justice who announced his plans to resign the DOJ shortly thereafter on Thursday.
That’s quite a coincidence. James Cole gets a letter from Darrell Issa about solid evidence of a Fast and Furious weapon being used in yet another shooting on U.S. soil, and a minute later he’s like, “You can’t fire me, I quit!” It’s a good thing the two events are completely unrelated and there’s no way you can prove otherwise.
Fortunately for Cole, he worked for a black Democrat who worked for another black Democrat, and therefore nobody cares about this because that would be racist. Move along, people.
Somewhere, Richard Nixon is looking up and saying: “And they all went after me???”
(Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds)