Issa Wanted Scalp, Not Documents

Newsweek (Dan Klaidman) reports that former car thief Darrell Issa would have cancelled the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious if Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads the Criminal Division, resigned.

Matthew Miller, a former Justice communications director, told Klaidman this shows Issa was out for publicity.  “The reason that this contempt motion happened is that Issa didn’t come up with any evidence and didn’t get a scalp.  When you set expectations that high and you don’t deliver, you have to explain why.”