IG Report Highlights Holder’s Desire to be Kept in Dark

September 19, 2012
Holder vs. His Chief of Staff on What He Needs to Know

DOJ IG sides with Chief of Staff, disagrees with Holder’s I don’t need to know approach to his job (p. 303):

“When we asked Holder whether he believed that his staff should have informed him sooner about the connection between Fast and Furious and the firearms found at the scene of the Terry shooting, he said that he would not have expected to receive that information absent some indication that ‘inappropriate tactics’ had been used in the investigation.  However, Holder’s Chief of Staff told us that he believed this information was significant and that it should have been brought to the Attorney General’s attention.  We agree.”