Attorney General Eric Holder continues to deny any involvement in Operation Fast and Furious according to a report from the Reuters News Service.
“The notion that somehow or other that this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that, at this point, I don’t think is supported by the facts,” Holder told reporters.
I wonder just what Mr. Holder considers the upper levels of the Justice Department. I don’t think there is much debate among informed observers that Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden were not involved in some capacity.
Holder goes on to claim that the investigations by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as well as the work of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are politically motivated.
Holder questioned whether the congressional probe, led by Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate, was politically motivated.
He admitted it was a “flawed enforcement effort,” but said, “my hope would be that Congress will conduct an investigation that is factually based and not marred with politics.”
There is nothing that is NOT political in Washington and Holder well knows it. The very effort to use guns walked to Mexico as a pretext for more gun control was political.
As to my response to Attorney General Holder’s denial that he and other upper level executives in the Justice Department were not involved at some level in Project Gunwalker, it is below.