Now that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is trying to weasel out of lying to Congress about when he learned about the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme, it may be time to remind him that he is not above the law.
Richard Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, thought he was above the law when he participated in the plan to burglarize the Democrat National Headquarters in the Watergate and then conspired to cover up the caper.
Mitchell was subsequently convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced 2½ to 8 years in prison. The sentence was later reduced to one to four years and he was released on parole for medical reasons after serving only 19 months.
But the fact remains, the nation’s top law enforcement officer went to prison for breaking the laws he was sworn to uphold.
It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine Holder meeting a similar fate, given the mounting evidence that he may have been complicit in an illegal attempt to create bad press for the Second Amendment.