For those just catching up, thanks to vintage media, two bloggers broke open the Fast and Furious gun-running operation: Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea first published reports on December 28, 2010, after having followed and confirmed a number of leads regarding the issue following a report that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry had been killed by U.S.-smuggled weapons.
They began posting regularly, including timelines and other data obtained from sources within ATF, and eventually CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson was the first mainstream journalist to cover the story when she reported on what was then called the Project Gunrunner scandal.
Now it was too big to ignore, and investigations were launched in both the House and the Senate - which Attorney General Eric Holder stonewalled and obfuscated his way through for about a year and a half, before ultimately being found in contempt of Congress last week. Holder downplays it as "election-year politics"; conveniently ignoring the fact that the investigation could have concluded in 2011, had he been forthcoming. Naturally, his Justice Department is refusing to take action against their boss.
Yesterday, July 3, 2012, Vanderboegh and Codrea filed an ethics complaint against the Attorney General with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, a copy of which can be found here.
Eric figured that he could thumb his nose at the House because nobody at DoJ would dare follow up on the contempt charges, but he probably hadn't considered the possibility of a meticulously crafted Bar complaint. If they yank his license, as seems probable, well...
Happy Independence Day!