|Congressman Darrel Issa|
Almost two years into his relentless effort to uncover dirt on the Obama Administration, Congressman Darrel Issa, the richest member of Congress, and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has apparently struck pay dirt on the issue of the “Fast and Furious” program executed by the Department of Justice.
As a function of this investigation, the committee has issued a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric Holder. This order will be brought up in the U. S. House of Representatives. If voted, it would be the first time in American history that a contempt of Congress citation has been issued against an Attorney General.
What has been almost totally missing from this “Furious Furor” is the fact that the program being investigated was initiated by the Bush Administration under then Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
At that time it was called Operation Wide Receiver.
However, despite numerous requests from Democratic members of the Oversight Committee, chairman Issa refused to explore the earlier creation of the program under George W. Bush’s Attorney General Mukasey.
Is it a witch hunt? Read the earlier referenced links and decide.