Eric Holder Caving In?

It appears that Mr. Holder is caving to GOP requests for more information on the Fast & Furious debacle and the intelligence leak that appears to be coming from the Administration itself.  So what’s going on in D.C.?  Read below for more on this important story.

The Blaze reported:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was back on Capitol Hill Tuesday in part to discuss the potential contempt charges threatened against him, which lawmakers say stem from the Justice Department’s lack of cooperation in the investigation of the failed federal gun-walking operation, Fast and Furious.

However, Holder now says he is willing to work with Republican lawmakers in order to avoid the charges – or as he called it, the “impending constitutional crisis.”

During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Holder for the DOJ’s (Department of Justice) stance on the recently leaked wiretap applications relating to Fast and Furious and whether his department was willing to provide additional documents. Surprisingly, the attorney general seemingly extended his hand to the GOP saying, he is prepared to make “compromises with regard to the documents that can be made available.”

Holder went on to say that he extended a hand to the GOP-led House to avert a “constitutional crisis.”  In other words, Eric Holder doesn’t want to look like the bad guy in the deal.  Too late, Eric, too late.

About the same time as Holder’s statements, the GOP has asked him to resign his post.  Holder says he will not resign.  However, you know how these things go.  If there is enough outcry, and if Holder is guilty, he’ll decide it’s better to step down than to have Congress come after him.

Fox News reports:

Lawmakers’ frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over an ongoing security leak probe and the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation boiled over Tuesday, with a top Republican lawmaker calling on Holder to resign. 

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the call for Holder’s resignation during a Senate hearing late Tuesday morning. It came in the context of GOP concerns about Holder’s decision to appoint two lawyers from within his department to handle the politically sensitive leak probe — as well as concerns about Fast and Furious.

“I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn said. “Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You’ve proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so.”

Holder in response accused Republicans of playing politics, and specifically accused Cornyn of “breathtaking” inaccuracies. 

“I don’t have any intention of resigning,” he said. 

Eric Holder is going down, it would appear.  I predict that he’ll resign within the next 8 weeks.  He’ll give plenty of interviews after that defending himself; making himself look like the victim.  Good luck, Eric.  Hope the Congress doesn’t burn you too badly.

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