November 9, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder had some choice words for critics of the Justice Department’s handling of the Fast and Furious scandal, according to emails obtainedby the Associated Press on Friday. In one of them he wrote, “Some people can kiss my ass.”
The report states that this new batch of emails was selected by the Justice Department and sent to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee earlier this week. One email reveals that after being presented with a news story in 2011 regarding the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told his staff, “I hope there is another side to the story.”
The report quotes another: “Do they really, really know?” Holder wrote after being assured by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives deputy director that federal agents “did not allow guns to walk.”
But learning that 25 U.S. attorneys were upset about Dennis Burke’s resignation, along with the reassignment of ATF’s director Ken Melson, was too much for Holder to comprehend. That’s when he fired off the email that told where some people could apply a kiss.
The AP quotes Holder:
[W]hy wouldn’t we get the benefit of the doubt. Assume we’re doing things for the right reasons and in the right way.
This article was posted: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:19 am