David Codrea of The War on Guns and Mike of Sipsey Street Irregulars make it to The Media-Mixmaster. They broke the Fast and Furious Story, and most recently filed suit against Eric Holder to dis-bar him from practicing law.
Because Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” Vanderboegh and Codrea contend, “[i]t would appear that several, if not all of these rules [the D.C. Bar’s rules of professional conduct], have been violated.”
The filing makes reference to D.C. Bar Counsel rules and claims the attorney general violated the ethics code by “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” and “conduct that seriously interferes with the administration of justice.”
As reported, the Complaint seeks to have Holder disbarred after contempt vote for not complying with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoena seeking documents pertaining to the administration’s handling of Fast and Furious.
The filing makes reference to D.C. Bar Counsel rules and claims the attorney general violated the ethics code by “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” and “conduct that seriously interferes with the administration of justice.” Though President Obama has claimed executive privilege over the documents in question — in turn attempting to protect Holder from prosecution — Brian Darling, senior fellow in government studies at The Heritage Foundation, suggested the complaint is on solid ground.
“It is clearly a reasonable basis for a complaint against Eric Holder to say ‘you are in charge of the Justice Department, the Justice Department is refusing to produce documents that were subpoenaed by Congress and as a result you were held in contempt to Congress not once, but twice’,” he said.
Said Vanderboegh, Eric Holder believes that he will escape serious consequences of the congressional investigations of the Fast and Furious scandal simply by running out the clock on his tenure. We intend this ethics complaint to place him on notice that his lies and malfeasances will follow him until justice is done.”