The House has found Attorney General Eric Holder guilty of contempt of Congress by a vote of 255-67 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. Thus, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia may now have the legal obligation to put his boss, Eric Holder before a grand jury. We are in murky legal waters, as this is the first time the full House has found an Attorney General in contempt.
Indeed, almost everything about the gunwalking scandal is murky. Katherine Eban has aÂ bombshell report at FortuneÂ claiming that ATF did not intentionally let guns fall into the hands of the drug cartels and that the guns were not bought illegally. To my knowledge no one has said the guns were bought illegally. But the guns did cros’s the border illegally, it would appear. How and why this was allowed to happen is the real question and Eban doesn’t answer that.