Turns out the federal Justice Department's almost-yearlong crackdown on state-legal medical cannabis has nothing to do with hard-line drug warriors, forfeiture numbers, President Barack Obama's reelection effort -- or even marijuana itself.
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The botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation is big news in Washington today, with Attorney General Eric Holder waiting to find out whether he will be held in contempt of Congress.
A House committee Wednesday voted along partisan lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents on the Justice Department's handling of Operation Fast and Furious.
CANNABIS CULTURE - US President Barack Obama has asserted "executive privilege" to protect Attorney General Eric Holder and deny Congress access to DOJ documents dealing with the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, which put thousands of dangerous weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The moved provoked Republican lawmakers to question whether White House officials may have been involved in talks about "Fast and Furious".
Cele Castillo, a former DEA agent who blew the whistle on the CIA-backed arms-for-drugs trade used to prop up the 1980s Contra counter-insurgency in Nicaragua, is now sitting in a federal prison for what may well be another act of whistleblowing in this century.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Wednesday that he has issued a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder for Justice Department documents related to the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation.