- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder tipped his disdain for Rep. Darrell Issa and his legislative cohorts on the Fast and Furious investigation, outright slamming the representatives as idiots on a political witchhunt, according to a just-surfaced email.

The email chain was part of the thousands of documents Mr. Holder’s Justice Department released on the eve of the election.

It begins with Matthew Axelrod, the then-associate deputy attorney general, explaining that Mr. Issa’s House Oversight Committee was planning to subpoena a witness to testify about the federal government’s Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, The Blaze reported.

Another Department of Justice official, Gary Grindler, then wrote: “This keeps escalating,” The Blaze reported.

And then Mr. Holder weighed in: “Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it. Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they want to do — in reality — is cripple ATF and suck up to the gun lobby. Politics at its worst — maybe the media will get it.”

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