Skip to comments.Critic of ATF gun-trafficking program raised no objection when briefed last year
Posted on 06/22/2011 8:49:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATFs Fast and Furious program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday.
Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who has repeatedly called for top Justice Department officials to be held accountable for the now-defunct operation, was given highly specific information about it at an April 2010 briefing, the sources said. Members of his staff also attended the session, which Issa and two other Republican congressmen had requested.
Fast and Furious targeted Mexican gun traffickers but was linked to the killing of a U.S. law enforcement officer. Republicans in Congress have criticized the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over its handling of the operation, with Issa calling it felony-stupid bad judgment during a hearing last week in which he grilled a Justice Department official.
At the briefing last year, bureau officials laid out for Issa and other members of Congress from both parties details of several ATF investigations, including Fast and Furious, the sources said. For that program, the briefing covered how many guns had been bought by straw purchasers, the types of guns and how much money had been spent, said one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the briefing was not public.
All of the things [Issa] has been screaming about, he was briefed on, said one source familiar with the session.
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How about a name for the source?
Ah, a WaPo hit piece using unnamed sources. Pay attention to this Mr. and Mrs. America and not all that nasty business with selling guns to narco terrorists.
In a ‘real’ government, Fast and Furious could bring down a president.
After over 50 years of activism I am more surprised when the sneaky barstards ARE NOT trying to pull a crooked deal.
yeah, you’re probably right. I was thinking more on lines of these two wastes of skin journalists made it all up while sipping over priced lattes in a coffee shop that makes them feel special.
On the other hand, this is coming from WaPo unnamed sources which could be the guy who changes the water bottles in the office water cooler.
Exactly. The Compost did no investigative reporting. CBS and MSNBC actually did. The sad thing is no one trusts, watches or reads them anymore. TheWashCompost will probably get bailed out by Obama and Soro’s when they go under.
How many closed door meetings did they shut out the Repubs?
BTW, this supposedly happened in April, 2010. The Republicans were still in the minority then. any objection that Issa could have made would have been ignored. But, now he has the power...
When presented with facts regarding what/who you normally trust, it can take a while to process the information to the point of concluding it’s “felony-stupid”. Also, when you realize it is you may also realize that speaking/acting on it requires extreme care and planning, lest you choke on your own foot or are rendered metabolically challenged by the accused.
Leave McCain alone heh
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Let Freedom Ring,
"Justice Department officials have said the operation was approved by ATFs Phoenix field office and the U.S. attorneys office in Phoenix".
Since this supposedly occured in April of 2010, we do not know how much information was actually presented to Issa. The Dems on the committee may have simply said, “Uh, we’re tracking some gun sales. The project is hush-hush, so that is all you need to know, Pubbies.”
Issa must be getting very, very close
The left ALWAYS has an ulterior motive, it is their nature.
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