Former President Barack Obama received very bad legal news from Attorney General Jeff Sessions — and it could lead to charges being brought up against top Obama administration officials.
In fact, even Obama’s former Attorney General is in the legal crosshairs.
That’s according to California Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican, who told Fox News that new documents about to be released to the public shows the Obama administration knowingly “obstructed justice” during the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
“In June 2012, then-Attorney General Eric Holder became the first Cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to release documents relating to the scheme where guns purchased in the United States were allowed to flow into Mexico for purposes of tracking them to Mexican cartels,” CNSNews.com reported.
Obama used executive privilege to keep those documents hidden and Holder safe from justice… until now.
Sessions, as the acting Attorney General in the United States, has ordered the documents released six years later in the name of transparency.
That’s very bad news for Holder and Obama.
Issa chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2012 when Holder refused to turn over documents related to the Obama administration’s biggest scandal. He remains on that committee — and he’s not happy about what Holder did.
“Eric Holder has systematically obstructed justice to the family and the American people and personally lied to me about the documents that were fully compliant with our request, claiming it was only 200 and something when thousands have been delivered. A new search will allow us to get some of what we requested for in the beginning,” Issa said.
So what does that mean? It means charges could be brought against Holder for obstruction of justice, a crime punishable with up to 20 years if convicted.
The documents will “show us that Eric Holder was very involved in the obstruction of justice — a man who now still proudly says he’s a lawyer and should be disbarred — in fact had an active role in texting, emailing, helping people figure out how not to deliver to Congress what we said we wanted and were lawfully entitled to,” Issa said.
At long last, the Obama administration may finally face justice.
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