Holder’s shocking Fast & Furious email

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.

Holder's email.  (Photo: The Blaze)

Holder’s email. (Photo: The Blaze)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Anvil6 June 30, 2018, 11:52 am

    “A few rogue ATF agents.” Acting ATF Director “sickened” by what he saw on a live video feed of guns being bought at an FFL that was cooperating with ATF in the {mistaken} belief that they would be interdicted, he testified before Congress, BUT “did not halt the operation (Fast and Furious).” WHY? Because he (ATF Acting Director) lacked the AUTHORITY to stop it. WHO HAD the authority? Attorney General Eric Holder testified before Congress that he “STOPPED the operation (Fast and Furious) as soon as he heard about it.” Did he mean as soon as he heard that THE MEDIA KNEW one of the guns found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder traced to Operation Fast and Furious?

    Who, ultimately authorized the operation, which involved agencies outside the Department of Justice (and outside the US AG’s control)?

  • Huapakechi April 6, 2018, 10:58 am

    Since the guns that eric holder allowed to be set to mexico killed mexicans, we should deliver him to the mexican government for disposition.

  • Russ November 11, 2014, 7:52 pm

    Justice would be served if this criminal faced a firing squad.
    After his ass was drilled and pounded until his inmates wore all the lipstick off.
    Guilty of accessory to murder, illegal gun running, perjury, and looking like a cross between Oprah’s husband and a South American sloth

  • Jeff November 10, 2014, 5:28 pm

    My question is why are these guys not wearing prison orenge yet??????

    • Jeff_56 November 11, 2014, 2:58 am

      Yeah that. Orange is a good color for Holder. It’s better than the blood red he served up to a bunch of people in 2 countries.

  • Mark N. November 7, 2014, 12:41 am

    And? Who cares what Holder thinks of Issa? What I care about is who was the idiot who devised this lame-brained plan, and who authorized it. Obviously Holder tried to cover it up–it was an embarrassment to his department and to the administration, and it seems, particularly in view of Holder’s remarks here, that, whether as part of the plan or part of the cover-up, Holder used F&F as a means to impose new disclosure requirements on FFLs in the South West, requirements he would have liked to have applied all across the board. But that is not the real crime here. Fast & Furious itself was the crime, and some day I hope we get to the bottom of it (or the top of it, as the case may be).

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