Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation comes coincidently at a time when the DOJ has been ruled by two federal judges to release documents pertaining to the “fast and furious” scandal. The Attorney General declared during his tenure that no individual or corporation is “Too big to Jail.” At the same time, he request his own mistakes and those made by his department be swept under the rug. His resignation for “personal reasons” has caused some speculation as to the timing of it.
This Attorney General will be remembered for his issues on race. The people’s attorney has made several requests that the “fast and furious” documents to be delayed until Nov. 3, 2014, the day prior to the mid-term elections. Having them set at the end of the mid-term race doesn’t allow much time for review, or for them to have an effect on the outcome of the elections. The documents surrounding the scandal were originally required to be turned over on Oct. 1, 2014 by Judge Amy Berman Jackson and have been granted a delay until Oct. 22, 2014, but no longer.
Like any government scandal, when the truth is near the time comes for a high official to resign. Director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, has also offered her resignation in the wake of several security breaches. Her resignation came today after recent criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike that they fear for their own safety with the lapses in white house security.
The AG is part of scandal that placed guns in the hands of the Mexican drug cartel and led to numerous deaths. The Director is part of scandal that couldn’t keep men with weapons away from the White House. The only thing missing here is a bet between them of who could jeopardize the security of the US the most.