“The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability.”

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“The implication that Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the Department’s culpability.”

Mr. Cunningham is a Department of Justice lawyer. The “Department” is the Department of Justice itself. And “Fast and Furious” was the Obama administration’s project to allow about 2000 guns to be smuggled illegally into Mexico, for reasons that remain inexplicable.

Though Cunningham has the right to take the fifth, it should immediately disqualify him from his job, and the Obama administration should fire him. That they don’t tells us a lot about their own culpability in the Fast and Furious gun smuggling scandal. As Issa wrote in his letter to Eric Holder on Tuesday,

Mr. Cunningham’s broad assertion of his Fifth Amendment privilege raises the specter that the Department has allowed him to continue in his position as Chief of the Criminal Division knowing that he might have criminal culpability himself.

You can read Darrell Issa’s (R-California) full letter to Eric Holder here. [pdf]


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  • This is for Robert Zimmerman in responce for his basshing of Newt Gingrich:

    Hello Mr. Gingrich:
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    Many commentators have blamed John King for providing Newt Gingrich with an opportunity for winning the South Carolina primary. Although I am not a religious Jew, I can not help, but to thank God for choosing John King, a recent convert to Judaism, to help God’s Chosen People by delivering timely and much needed victory to Newt Gingrich – a strong supporter of Israel. Hopefully, Newt Gingrich will go on to win in Florida and to tell the Jews there, many of whom had traditionally voted for democrats, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other similar left-wing Jewish supporters of Barack Obama, that he has been the only one among the presidential contenders to promise that if elected he would move American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and mentioned the historical fact that Palestinians are “invented” people. My articles in support of Newt Gingrich explain why I admire him. You can find my articles on my Facebook.

    Roman Brackman

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