In an ominous development for the Obama administration, Patrick Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, has told the House Oversight Committee that he will assert his privilege against self-incrimination rather than testify before the committee next week. DOJ officials in Washington evidently have blamed Cunningham for the fact that they provided false information to Congress in what appears to be an effort to cover up the Fast and Furious scandal.
Flunky Pat Cunningham, shown above in happier times, is the second highest ranking DoJ official in Arizona. His lawyer just informed Rep. Issa and his House Oversight Committee that Cunningham will not be testifying before them and instead will exercise his Constitutional right not to pull the trigger on his own firing squad. Look for frenzied negotiations between Issa's Committee and Cunningham's attorney. Now that he has had a target pinned to his back by Holder, Cunningham may be willing to spill his guts - if the proper assurances are made.
There is a Great Fecal Disturbance brewing in Washington. Holder has to be taking massive amounts of IMODIUM® A-D in order not to be crapping his pants. No wonder Bill Daley fled the White House for the comparative safety of Chicago.