The latest adventures of "Old Yellowstain" Boehner and his apparent cravenly campaign to sell-out the search for justice in the Gunwalker Conspiracy Investigation began here in the New York Times yesterday with a story by White House lickspittle Charlie Savage headlined: "Boehner Aides in Talks With Justice Dept. on Gun-Running Inquiry."
As Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. prepares to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Justice Department officials praised the House Republican leadership – including Speaker John Boehner – for opening negotiations with the Justice Department about resolving a dispute over subpoenaed information related to the botched gun-trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Fast and Furious.The move comes as Representative Darrell Issa, the California Republican who is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has threatened to hold Mr. Holder in contempt over the subpoena, which he issued last fall. It suggests that administration officials see a potential conflict between Mr. Issa and Mr. Boehner over pushing forward with a contempt citation.Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in a letter on Tuesday to Mr. Boehner and other House Republican leaders that their staffs in recent weeks “have had a number of constructive conversations” that held out the prospect of a “mutually acceptable resolution of these issues.” He said those conversations “stand in contrast” with the tone Mr. Issa had adopted, including in a letter of his own on Tuesday.
The same day this story appeared at the LE Examiner:"GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution."
Early this morning, Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller ran this semi-rebuttal from the Boehner people -- "Boehner spokesman: NY Times story about Holder Fast and Furious compromise is false."
After The Daily Caller reached out to Savage for comment, pointing out how Boehner’s office said his article was false, The New York Times edited his story removing the statement Boehner’s office said was false and changing the focus of the article, while adding a quote from Boehner’s spokesman. The online version of the article contains no correction or explanation as to why Savage’s story was changed after the fact. A note tells readers the article was “updated” at 11:39 p.m.Savage has still not returned TheDC’s request for comment on why he printed false information to begin with and why he made no effort to contact Boehner’s office to check the veracity of his unattributed claims before printing the inaccurate information.
David Codrea calls this "Gunwalker Ping-Pong" and provides the marvelous photo of Boehner as Captain Queeg above.
So, what are we to believe about all of this? When it comes to Boehner, believe exactly dick. All he has to do to dispel such talk is to fast track the contempt citation for Holder. Has he? Of course not. So don't believe a damn word from Boehner, his lips are moving.