From the PJ Media article:
A violation of any of the IEEPA sanctioning programs or the Kingpin Act carries stiff penalties, both criminal and civil, and potentially totaling decades in prison and tens of millions of dollars in fines. It is not necessary that an individual or governmental entity be shown to have “knowingly” violated any of these programs: it is illegal for any U.S. entity or individual to aid, abet, or materially assist — or in the case of Operation Fast and Furious, to facilitate others to aid, abet, or materially assist — designated drug traffickers. There are no exceptions within IEEPA programs for unlicensed U.S. law enforcement or intelligence agency operations.
The only way the DOJ could remain legal invovling this Kingpin Act, would be if Attorney General Eric Holder requested a waiver before activating the program.
Hhhhmmm. So, if there is no waiver, either he didn’t know (and ignorance of the Law is not an excuse in Court) or he knew and has perjured himself (and if this is true, find the waiver).
Either way, he’s in deep doo-doo, I’d say.
UPDATE: Friday’s document dump (Jan 27, 2012) includes documentation proving Holder was informed immediately after the agent’s murder