"There's been so much stonewalling. I think it's pretty serious; a whole lot of recent action implies another Watergate situation. This matter has historic implications." That is how Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) described the regime's Fast & Furious operation and coverup.
Speaking at a campaign rally June 30, Akin said presidential privileges cover communications to the presidency's immediate office, and that his authority does not and cannot apply to Attorney General Eric Holder. "Why is he trying to protect him?" Akin asked. "Maybe Holder has information the President doesn't want released. This is the first time this has happened in all of American history," Akin said.
Akin, who is running in the Aug. 7 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, has called for Holder's resignation. Akin said that in 1974, with the case Nixon v. United States, it was asserted and confirmed that U.S. Presidents cannot use executive privilege to cover up criminal behavior. "The attorney who would be handling this case, however, was appointed by Holder. Stay tuned, I think it will be interesting."
The drumbeat against the Attorney General, and by implication against the President, continues to build. Today, in its "Holder Merits Contempt" editorial, the Boston Herald concluded, "There are a lot of things for which Holder should be held in contempt; stonewalling Congress is simply the most obvious."