Holder's lies are no small matter

If there is any doubt how blatantly partisan your newspaper is in an election year, the recent editorial regarding Fast and Furious resolved it ("Faster and more furiously," June 22).

There is strong evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder and/or his assistants may have deliberately misled Congress over a year ago about the involvement of the Department of Justice in the botched Fast and Furious program. At first denying any involvement, Mr. Holder now admits he was "mistaken" in his earlier account after leaked memos indicated that he and others may have been involved in the program. The fact that President Barack Obama is now asserting executive privilege indicates that there may have been White House involvement in this mess as well.

To all of this, The Sun says yada, yada, yada. Perhaps the editorial board should try to grasp more than Democratic Party talking points to understand that it is a serious matter when the attorney general of the United States either lies or grossly distorts the truth before Congress. If you don't think so, please review your history books on Richard Nixon and John Mitchell. This whole episode could be resolved in less than 24 hours with the disclosure of relevant documents.

However, The Sun appears to be more interested in carrying water for President Obama and Attorney General Holder than it is in finding out the truth.

Robert C. Erlandson, Lutherville

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