Among the thousands of documents released by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday is an email from Attorney General Eric Holder about House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the investigating into the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.
In the email, he slammed Issa and his “idiot cronies” over the investigation, claiming that it was politically motivated.
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder is resigning after serving as head of the Justice Department for six years. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The email chain begins with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod explaining that Issa’s planned to subpoena a witness to testify on the scandal.
“This keeps escalating,” Gary Grindler, a DOJ official at the time, wrote.
Holder then issued his response:
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.
Issa revealed on Twitter Wednesday that the 64,280 Fast and Furious documents that a judge forced the DOJ to turn over is "more than 8 times the amount produced during the entire investigation."
(H/T: Wall Street Journal)