Holder Slams ‘Baseless Accusations’ After Release Of Fast And Furious Report

Attorney General Eric Holder took an apparent shot at Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other congressional Republicans following the release of an Inspector General report which found no evidence he had any knowledge of the tactics used during the ATF operation known as Fast and Furious.

“It is unfortunate that some were so quick to make baseless accusations before they possessed the facts about these operations – accusations that turned out to be without foundation and that have caused a great deal of unnecessary harm and confusion,” Holder said in a statement. “I hope today’s report acts as a reminder of the dangers of adopting as fact unsubstantiated conclusions before an investigation of the circumstances is completed.

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