Farenthold Statement on District Court Opinion of Fast and Furious
by Blake Farenthold on January 19, 2016 at 4:45 PM
I released the following statement today after a federal judge rejected President Obama’s claim that executive privilege gives the Justice Department the right to withhold records from Congress investigating Operation Fast and Furious.
I applaud U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson for showing the American people that even the White House, the Department of Justice and former Attorney General Eric Holder are not above the law.
Mr. Holder personally worked with the Obama administration to hide the facts from the public and from Congress. The people have a right to know what happened and Holder should be forced to comply with Congressional investigations. For 15 months, the DOJ knowingly allowed the sale of illegal guns that made their way to Mexican drug cartels, which resulted in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.