Pants on Fire

Eric Holder claims the people who approved the wiretaps for Fast and Furious never actually read them, and just signed them. How sad is it when your excuse is gross incompetence and negligence? Because both of those things are better than the likely truth of the matter.

7 Responses to “Pants on Fire”

  1. Jacob says:

    Actually, I find this very believable. They probably get a ton of wiretap requests for all sorts of ongoing investigations and don’t give each of them more than a glance before signing off.

    • Sage Thrasher says:

      You’re probably right, but more’s the pity that spying on Americans is so common-place that nobody involved bothers to read the justifications.

    • Jake says:

      Believable? Maybe. But it doesn’t make it any less incompetent or negligent.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    Reportedly the BATFE seldom uses or requests wiretaps in their line of bureaucratic thuggery and intimidation, so it was a whole new ballgame for them to fill-out the forms, and the requests stood-out…

    • Harold says:

      But was he referring to DoJ people then rubber stamping them? And if so, why didn’t some Congresscritter ask why he allows this policy in his DoJ?

      Well, I suppose if anyone proposed to wiretap Marc Rich those applications will get thoroughly vetted before they’re denied.

  3. Firehand says:

    Considering how seriously wiretaps are generally taken, how bad is the truth that Holder thinks pleading incompetence and carelessness is better?

  4. Archer says:

    And yet, the senior “leadership” in the House of Representatives is still not pressing for a vote of “no confidence” in the Attorney General, let alone the contempt citation Rep. Issa has been threatening for months.

    Am I alone in being tempted to petition for a vote of no confidence in the entire thing?


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