Originally Posted by 2Guns
Now we need to see what happens. Can Issa prove that Holder is lying? and if so what happens next? Will the cover-up continue in the wake of the AG testifying that he intends to fully cooperate? Will anyone at ATF be punished?
Of course someone will be punished. But they need the cover of the "investigation" to identify one or two or a few people low enough in the organization to not matter, yet high enough to make (somewhat) credible scapegoats. Once those individuals have been identified -- they'll be thrown under the proverbial bus, with appropriate fanfare, and life will continue unchanged.