Skip to comments.Issa, Grassley make good on promise to expand “Fast & Furious” investigation
Posted on 09/01/2011 6:26:03 PM PDT by Nachum
Almost immediately after the Justice Department announced a shake-up of the officials who oversaw ATFs ill-begotten Operation Fast and Furious, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) signaled they wouldnt let the reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson slow down their investigation of the questionable program.
Two days later, theyve already made good on that promise. Today, they sent a letter to Ann Scheel, the acting attorney general in Phoenix, basically putting the Arizona district office on notice and demanding e-mails, memos, notes and other documents from six top officials, including Scheel and ousted former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke.
The level of involvement of the United States Attorneys Office for the District of Arizona in the genesis and implementation of this case is striking, the letter states. It continues:
Operation Fast and Furious was a prosecutor-led Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force case. The congressional investigation has revealed that your office, and specifically Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Emory Hurley, played an integral role in the day-to-day, tactical management of the case. In fact, Mr. Hurley served as a prosecutor on this case until very recently.
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Stay on this! Eventually someone is going to start spilling info becasuse they won’t want to take the fall - that’s when we may, finally, get the whole story!
They MIGHT ... GO ... ALL ... THE ... WAY !!!
(only time will tell)
I hope it goes at least as high as Holder.
We need more attack dogs like these guys, step up to the plate, we need to remain hot on thier tails until we can lock them up all of them
It doesn’t take much in depth analysis to conclude that Obama knew. If he hadn’t, Holder and anyone else responsible would have been fired and prosecuted for the embarrasment and controversy these allegations brought to the White House and Justice dept, ergo Obama knew and probably signed off on it.
The direction for this is way above Holder's pay grade. The direction clearly comes from 1600 Penn. Ave. There is no other explanation to holds water.
Thanks Bay, I wish this would grow legs - like a centipede!!
I only hope you are right. If you are, it will be buried.
MSM has to protect the choosen one.
... I hope Holder and Napolitano fry. BHO, Can't say, but can imagine...
So do I but, my faith in finding someone of courage and conviction in Washington is on life support...
...I'm about to pull the plug
A little off topic. Not a good way to start a new job.
Today, B. Todd Jones is accompanied into the ATF atrium in HQ by Eric Holder. All of headquarters staff is gathered around. The overflow is sent into other areas to listen and watch a simulcast. Conference call numbers and passwords are sent out nationwide and agents across the country group at their desks and in cubicles with speaker phones on, some on surviellance listening on cell phones. Meetings are rescheduled to be able to listen in. All want to hear the first words of our new Director. But, the technology had not been properly set up or tested. The entire system crashes and is inaffective. Agents everywhere give up and go back to work. Welcome to the ATF we have all come to know and love Mr. Jones.
At some point the MSM will have their hands full just protecting their own A$$es. They are in this so deep their very existence requires their lies. Voters have learned to hold them in almost as much contempt as Congress and the Senate.
If anyone is jailed, or even fired for this treasonous operation, I will be shocked.