So much for an apolitical Justice Department, although the bloom’s been off that rose since Attorney General Eric Holder was sworn into office.
Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller has attained numerous internal DOJ emails that show in disquieting detail how America’s supreme law enforcement branch instructed a supposedly 501(c)3 non-profit, apolitical organization known as Media Matters to attack anyone who dared criticize the department.
Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals.
Media Matters is infamous for being a left-wing mouthpiece for the Democrat Party, despite its “non-profit” status. The organization’s brash sense of security can be summed up by the announcement of its “progressive” leanings on its own website, which would violate non-profit status.
The Department of Justice had been embroiled in controversy over Operation Fast & Furious, perhaps the worst political scandal in American history, but one that has been completely buried by the mainstream press.
Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt earlier this year for refusing to turn over thousands of pages of documents on Operation Fast & Furious, which led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as well as hundreds of Mexican civilians. The U.S. government assisted in gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels, ostensibly in an effort to trace gun-running. Only a fraction of the guns “walked” to the border were successfully traced.
The Obama administration came under a lot of heat to release Attorney General Eric Holder months ago during public hearings. The Fast & Furious scandal fizzled out prior to the elections, but just went back on the front-burner, along with the future of the taxpayer-subsidized and Soros-funded Media Matters.