Attorney General Eric Holder is not a fan of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Probably because Issa, along with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), led the probe into the ATF’s botched gunrunning program known as Operation Fast and Furious, which Holder’s Justice Department oversaw during his tenure.
Holder’s disdain for Issa was made apparent in an internal DOJ email that was released on Wednesday as part of the disclosure of thousands of other subpoenaed documents related to the fatally-flawed operation that sent upwards of 2,000 firearms south of the border into the hands of known cartel operatives.
In the email, Holder responds to DOJ official Gary Grindler who wrote, “This keeps escalating,” with respect to Issa’s plan to subpoena former Associate Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod to testify.
Holder states the following:
Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it.
Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they want to do- in reality- is cripple ATF and suck up to the gun lobby. Politics at its worst- maybe the media will get it.