AG Sessions Replies to Holder by Releasing Fast and Furious Docs

Holder's holdovers still control a lot of the DOJ. But that doesn't mean that Attorney General Sessions didn't have the perfect comeback to Holder.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder blasted President Trump for saying he “protected” former President Obama during his time in office, saying as attorney general he “had a president I did not have to protect.”

“The difference between me and [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions — I had a president I did not have to protect,” Holder said in an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“So, this notion that I am somehow protecting Obama from things that he had done inappropriately or illegally is simply not true,” he continued.

And that's coming from the radical hack who collided with Congress under two administrations, once over Bill Clinton's Marc Rich pardon and then over Fast and Furious.

The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official.

The vote was 255-67, with 17 Democrats voting in support of a criminal contempt resolution, which authorizes Republicans leaders to seek criminal charges against Holder. 

 Now if only the DOJ could somehow make those documents public. Oh, wait.

Today, the Department of Justice entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and will begin to produce additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. The conditional settlement agreement, filed in federal court in Washington D.C.,  would end six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee.

In announcing the settlement, Attorney General Sessions said:

“The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”

Not a single scandal, right?