Judge Napolitano on Fast and Furious: Heat Is Hotter Than Ever on Eric Holder
Things got very heated on Capitol Hill Thursday during Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony in the Fast and Furious scandal. The committee says it has documents which contradict the attorney general’s claim that senior officials at the Justice Department knew nothing about the gunrunning scandal.
Judge Napolitano broke it all down on Fox and Friends, saying that it’s not exactly clear what documents the committee, and Congressman Issa in particular, have in their possession, but it’s believed that Issa has affidavits
that reference Fast and Furious that would have had to have been signed by a high-ranking justice official. “If it was approved by a high-ranking justice official in Washington, D.C., before they were filed, then we know that the Justice Department knew about this earlier than the attorney general has stated a half dozen times under oath,” said Judge Napolitano.
The issue gets even more complicated because the affidavits were provided to Congressman Issa illegally. “These people that gave these documents to Congressman Issa, they are helping us get to the truth. On the other hand, they did violate federal law, which keeps secret these affidavits unless and until someone’s charged and information obtained from the search warrant is going to be used to prosecute that person.”
In conclusion, Napolitano said, “Bottom line, the heat is hotter on Attorney General Holder, his situation is less stable as the chief law enforcement officer of the land, and we’re five and a half months to the presidential election.”