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Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was again on the proverbial hot seat last week as investigations into the infamous “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal continue.

While a standoff in the investigation over providing subpoenaed information drags on, earlier this week, Holder suggested that he was willing to make “compromises.”  In response, on Wednesday House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) opened the door to negotiating with Holder, asking the AG to make the committee an offer, so that he might potentially avoid a contempt of Congress vote that is scheduled for next Wednesday, June 20.

On Thursday, in a letter to Rep. Issa, Holder indicated his willingness to partially comply with the subpoena.  In what he called “an extraordinary accommodation,” Holder agreed to provide some additional documents, but said that other documents remained, “outside the scope of the committee’s interest in the inappropriate tactics used in Fast and Furious.”

The question remains as to whether Holder now sees no other alternative but to comply, or if he is merely continuing to stonewall in an effort to delay the contempt vote, and perhaps even stall the process until after November’s election.

According to a Thursday FoxNews.com article, Issa’s office said that Holder’s letter “only seems to indicate a willingness to offer a selective telling” of key events and that the chairman is still asking the Justice Department to explain “how it is prepared to alter its opposition to producing subpoenaed documents.”

That doesn’t sound much like compromise.

New calls for Holder to resign were also heard this week, as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) called for Holder’s resignation during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday morning.

“Mr. Attorney General, it is more with sorrow than regret and anger that I would say you leave me no alternative but to join those who have called upon you to resign your office,” said Cornyn.  “Americans deserve an Attorney General who’ll be honest with them. They deserve an Attorney General who’ll uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You’ve proven time and time again that, sadly, you’re unwilling to do so.”

“It is my sincere hope that President Obama will replace you with someone who is up to that challenge,” Cornyn concluded.

Echoing Cornyn’s concerns in an interview with former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, U. S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) noted, “Well if he doesn’t cooperate with the Congress on this Fast and Furious, where one of our agents was killed because of the stupidity of this administration, then he ought to step down.  He’s basically a nice man, but by gosh he’s been so partisan in that job that I’m very concerned about him and tend to support Sen. Cornyn and others who think that he ought to retire.”

Of course, NRA also continues its call for Attorney General Holder to resign over his Justice Department’s unwillingness to fully account for this disastrous operation.
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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  • One User comment to “Eric Holder Offers a “Compromised” Compromise”

    1. Joe Zrnchik on June 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM said:

      Holder obstructed a congressional investigation of Operation PATCON and the torture and murder of Kenneth Trentadue. He destroyed 16 videos from business video cameras of the OKC bomb being delivered and three more taken from the Murrah Federal Building cameras. He destroyed the logs to show who had tortured and murdered Kenneth Trentadue while in federal custody when the FBI had mistaken Trentadue for Richard Lee Guthrie. Just as he lost track of 2,500 guns, he lost track of a 5,000 lb bomb. Elohim City was infiltrated by the FBI and knew about the bomb. Wonder why there was such a poor investigation and the FBI was so eager to hang the OKC bombing on one man? All Holder has to do is play his PATCON card and this will all go away lest he bring down the the whole US government. All Americans ought to Google “Operation PATCON Trentadue”. It makes Fast and Furious look like small potatoes. Revolution is in the air and it smells so sweet! I say we waterboard Holder. Why is there no investigation into the 168 deaths involved in the OKC bombing and the FBI’s destruction of so much evidence?

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