The National Border Patrol Council which represents the nation's 17,000 border agents has called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder "for his role in the botched 'Fast and Furious' gunrunning operation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent" as reported by Jerry Seper for The Washington Times: "Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran himself, described Mr. Holder's actions in the case as 'a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country,' adding that the attorney general has shown 'an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government.'"
More than 200 people, including U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, have been murdered by guns supplied to the Mexican drug cartels by the United States government pursuant to Fast and Furious, and recently forty high-powered assault weapons from the operation were found in the home of a reputed enforcer for the Sinaloa cartel as reported by Richard A. Serrano for the Los Angeles Times: "'These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there,' said one knowledgeable U.S. government source, who asked for anonymity because of the ongoing investigations."
Holder has stonewalled Congress in its investigation into the Fast and Furious debacle in a bid to insulate himself and other Obama appointees from political liability, and threatened with contempt the Attorney General now is scrambling to negotiate an agreement by which he will provide responsive documents as reported by William McCurn for The Wall Street Journal: "should the House hold him in contempt, Mr. Holder would be left with three choices: standing by as a U.S. attorney begins prosecuting him; directing the U.S. attorney not to prosecute him; or invoking executive privilege to justify not releasing the documents Congress seeks."
06/20/12 UPDATE: Eric Holder has assured himself a contempt vote after yet again thumbing his nose at the Congressional inquiry as reported by Michael A. Walsh for the New York Post:
The embattled attorney general destroyed what little is left of his credibility yesterday afternoon when he failed to turn over 1,300 subpoenaed and unredacted documents in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal to House investigators led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). * * * Instead, in a 20-minute meeting that Holder himself had requested to stave off today's planned contempt citation vote in Issa's committee, he merely offered to "brief" Issa on their contents. Holder's insulting, 11th-hour offer came after he' already missed a morning deadline to turn over the documents -- a small percentage of the total number that Congress has demanded as it tries to get to the bottom of the scandal.
Apparently, the attorney general believes that he is above the law.