Skip to comments.Fast and Furious: Holder To Be Hit With Subpoena
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:21:03 AM PDT by Starman417
Sharyl Attkisson, the same CBS reporter who was screamed at by the White House to stop reporting on the Fast and Furious gun scandal, is reporting today that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will be issuing a subpoena to DOJ head Eric Holder:
CBS News has learned a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could go out as early as Tuesday, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.
CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports the the subpoena will come from the House Oversight Committee, led by Republican Darrell Issa. It will ask for communications among senior Justice Department officials related to Fast and Furious and gunwalking.
The subpoena will list those officials, says Attkisson more than a dozen of them by name.
This is the latest salvo after Holder did his best song and dance routine to weasel out of the spotlight:
I cannot sit idly by as a Majority Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform suggests, as happened this week that law enforcement and government employees who devote their lives to protecting our citizens be considered "accessories to murder."
As I have said, the fact that even a single gun was not interdicted in this operation and found a way to Mexico is unacceptable. Equally unacceptable however, is the fact that too many in Congress are opposed to any discussion of fixing loopholes in the laws that facilitate the staggering flow of guns each year across our border to the South.
While failing to interdict weapons is an unacceptable tactic to stop the flow of illegal weapons, it seems clear that some in Congress are more interested in using this regrettable incident to score political points than in addressing the underlying problem.
Until we move beyond the current political divide where real solutions take a back seat to both political posturing and making headlines on cable news programs...nothing is going to change.
After which Issa laid out a detailed letter explaining why Holder OWNS the Fast and Furious gun scandal:
From the beginning of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice has offered a roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its involvement in this reckless and deadly program. These defenses have been aimed at undermining the investigation. From the start, the Department insisted that no wrongdoing had occurred and asked Senator Grassley and me to defer our oversight responsibilities over its concerns about our purported interference with its ongoing criminal investigations. Additionally, the Department steadfastly insisted that gunwalking did not occur.
Once documentary and testimonial evidence strongly contradicted these claims, the Department attempted to limit the fallout from Fast and Furious to the Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). When that effort also proved unsuccessful, the Department next argued that Fast and Furious resided only within ATF itself, before eventually also assigning blame to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Arizona. All of these efforts were designed to circle the wagons around DOJ and its political appointees.
To that end, just last month, you claimed that Fast and Furious did not reach the upper levels of the Justice Department. Documents discovered through the course of the investigation, however, have proved each and every one of these claims advanced by the Department to be untrue. It appears your latest defense has reached a new low. Incredibly, in your letter from Friday you now claim that you were unaware of Fast and Furious because your staff failed to inform you of information contained in memos that were specifically addressed to you. At best, this indicates negligence and incompetence in your duties as Attorney General. At worst, it places your credibility into serious doubt.
And just over the weekend more news came out about those guns:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
I guess now the MSM will work overtime to do hit pieces on Rep. Issa ASAP.
ONE freethinking reporter among all the group-think lemmings... Hats off to Sharyl Attkisson...
After being on vacation for the last week (and out of touch), I was shocked, shocked I tell you that the local AM radio station has been broadcasting REAL information about the fast and furious fiasco since my return. It seems they can’t cover for zero and his crooked fellow criminals any longer. This just may catch some traction.
But notice how the idiot protesters are now getting the news coverage. Just planned that way as a distraction.
Useful idiots the lot of ‘em!
I hope Tuesday means today.
I’m tired of reading, ‘might’, ‘going to’, ‘maybe’.
DO IT NOW!
Maybe the so-called media are waking up to the fact that
crap like this is going to affect more then just Republicans.
One can hope.
Jail to the chief. Meanwhile, fat commie slob Bob Beckel keeps calling Issa a crook.
He’ll be attempting to buy his way out by way of his scheduled announcement today that a terror plot tied to Iran was busted; under his guidance.
Indict, try and sentence him.
FUBO & FAD
In that L.A. Times article about the F&F guns found in the ‘Enforcer’s’ home there is a photo of the collection. In it there appears two large photos, one in B&W and the other in color. The colored one shows someone in a faintly familiar pose on a stylized banknote.
Could someone with graphics experience “turn” that photo so we could see if it’s a copy of that somewhat infamous picture of “Dear Reader” toking on a joint? If it is indeed him it could be another nail in his political coffin.
Looks mostly like AK's, but the smattering of .50 caliber sniper rifles and the "ma duce" sitting on the tripod in the corner indicates to me that this ain't the local sportsman's club.