On Sunday, former Attorney General Eric Holder, the only sitting attorney general of the United States ever held in contempt of court, decided to wax histrionic and hysterical over the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Holder sanctimoniously tweeted:
Out in California, James Woods, who has become a protean force on Twitter, fired back with a tweet that left Holder a smoldering ruin:
Woods, of course, was exactly right; the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility did recommend that McCabe lose his job. Further, Woods’ reference to the Fast and Furious scandal was dead-on, as Holder’s actions in that case were easily worthy of him being fired from his job if there were any justice left in the Obama Department of Justice (which, of course, is a joke.)
In case the reader is unfamiliar with the Fast and Furious scandal, here’s a brief primer: Fast and Furious was the name given to the Obama Administration program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in which the federal government ignored roughly 2,000 firearms illegally purchased by drug smugglers, in hopes of tracing them to cartel leaders. The government lost track of roughly 1,400 of those weapons, two of which were found at the scene of the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Holder told investigators he didn’t know of the program before Terry’s murder, but a report from the House Oversight Committee stated otherwise, asserting that the Justice Department knew before Terry’s death that the ATF was “walking” firearms to Mexico and knew the day after Terry's death that weapons from Fast and Furious were involved in the shootout.