By Selwyn Duke
According to Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, AG Eric Holder has a certain something in his wallet. It is a quotation – and he has carried it for decades. It essentially says, to quote Adams, "Blackness is more important than anything, and the black US attorney has common cause with the black criminal." It's not surprising that Holder would feel this way about black lawyers and criminals.
Because in his case they're one and the same.
Holder, the man whose misfeasance led him to drop the infamous Black Panther voter-intimidation case, now may have done what all corrupt men, sooner or later, eventually do. He has tripped up in his efforts to hide his misdeeds.
The issue stems from the Fast and Furious scandal, which refers to a gun-walking operation in which ATF officials allowed thousands of firearms to make their way to Mexican drug-cartel criminals. The operation was brought to light after a border-control agent named Brian Terry was murdered last December – and two US-government-supplied weapons were discovered at the scene. And what was Holder's involvement? Writes CBSNews.com:
On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.
Note, again, that these were "frequent memos."
Of course, Holder is now trying to massage the issue. The DOJ's latest line is, writes CBS News, "Holder misunderstood that question [about when he learned of the operation] from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details."
This nonsensical cop-out speaks for itself, so let's discuss the reality of the matter. Holder could have lied to the Judiciary Committee. The other possibility is that he is suffering memory loss and is so incompetent that he didn't brief himself on a brewing major scandal on which he was going to testify in front of a congressional committee. I'm betting I know which one is the answer.
The Republicans now want to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Holder and his fast-and-furious dance of deception. And I say, dig long and dig deep. Because with the amount of dirt in Holder's closet, you'll find that Obama has created at least one shovel-ready job.
As for my title, it may seem odd jumping from Holder's bigotry to his alleged criminality. But it's as with powerful 1920s KKK leader D.C. Stephenson, who, while claiming to be a defender of morality and womanhood, ended up brutally raping and killing a lady named Madge Oberholtzer. Bigotry is a sign of personal corruption – and it usually doesn't end there.