June 21, 2011

AN ATF GUNRUNNING SCANDAL TIMELINE: Gunwalker: From Obama’s Inauguration to Issa’s Report.

Major scandals don’t always have the most dramatic beginnings. Andrew Johnson was impeached for replacing the sitting secretary of war; Richard Nixon’s collapse started with a breaking and entering. Bill Clinton’s infamy was guaranteed for quibbling over the definition of a common verb.

It now appears that high-ranking officials in the Obama administration may be writing the end of their careers and risking a life behind bars by arguing about the technical definition of “walking” firearms.

Read the whole thing, as some are calling this scandal “bigger than Iran-Contra.” Plus this: “U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently lied to Congress about when he knew of Gunwalker, and considering the scope of the operation it is implausible that he was not involved in its implementation.” Will we see a False Statements Act prosecution?