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Rep. Issa Asked If He Is ‘Showboating’ With Fast And Furious On Face The Nation
Mediaite ^ | October 16, 2011 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 10/16/2011 5:28:52 PM PDT by opentalk

On Face the Nation today, Congressman Darrell Issa updated the public on his latest attempts to investigate the Justice Department for its possible involvement in the ATF “Fast & Furious” gun sting, but was careful not to accuse any of the involved parties of criminal conduct.

Bob Schieffer asked Issa to respond to charges that he’s merely “showboating” by issuing subpoenas. Issa responded by holding up one of the many pages in the official report given to him by the Justice Department that was completely redacted, and insisting it was important to be “thorough” in investigating the case. Issa said he was requesting other documents and e-mails from the Justice Department, but they have not been as open to cooperating as one might expect. Issa’s conclusion? “They know they made a horrible mistake.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; cbs; cia; clinton; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; msm; obama; statedept

1 posted on 10/16/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Yes, I recall the many times the MSM asked Henry Waxman if he were just showboating. s/


2 posted on 10/16/2011 5:35:19 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: opentalk
Very odd questioning from CBS, given a CBS reporter has done all the old fashion investigation of the ATF, DOJ and Gunrunning which brought the corruption into sunlight.
3 posted on 10/16/2011 5:36:09 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Good job, Bob.

Thats some stellar journalism there.

This is a pretty good example of why this viewer tunes in to his program every week.

NOT!


4 posted on 10/16/2011 5:38:13 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: opentalk

I don’t remember them asking Peter Rodino D N.J. if he was showboating.
I do remember a reporter asking a ballplayer about the SF Giants Willie Montanez & the reply was “there is not enough mustard in the world to cover that hot dog”.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 5:41:30 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: opentalk

That’s the first time I’ve heard that charge being voiced. It must be coming from Schieffer himself.


6 posted on 10/16/2011 5:52:14 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: opentalk
hey scheiffer, showboat this you tool you...

7 posted on 10/16/2011 5:52:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: savedbygrace
A CBS reporter has done some great investigative work. He could of used the program to showcase her work and what she uncovered. Instead he tries to discredit Issa for trying to hold them accountable.
8 posted on 10/16/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: certrtwngnut

Peter Rodino. I cuodn’t remember his name.

Good one.

Scheiffer was probably asking him the questions back then also.

But back then he was acting as prosecuting attorney. Now he is a defense attorney.
It all depends on the initial next to the current President’s name.


9 posted on 10/16/2011 5:57:43 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: certrtwngnut

Peter Rodino. I cuodn’t remember his name.

Good one.

Scheiffer was probably asking him the questions back then also.

But back then he was acting as prosecuting attorney. Now he is a defense attorney.
It all depends on the initial next to the current President’s name.


10 posted on 10/16/2011 5:57:55 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: opentalk

I saw it as a fair question that Issa handled deftly. Sheryl Atkisson was at the table too. I thought it was a good interview.


11 posted on 10/16/2011 6:01:23 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: barstoolblues

Scheiffer likely helped Gunga Dan vet the NG memos.


12 posted on 10/16/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: savedbygrace
The media is full of degenerate liberal weenies, but Bob Schieffer is no ordinary weenie. He's one of the real purebred a&&-holes of the profession.
14 posted on 10/16/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: opentalk

“Im not showboating....Im doing your job”


15 posted on 10/16/2011 6:15:49 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: opentalk

I just Freeped it.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 6:24:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: opentalk
Of course he's showboating... And he just made up the stories about Agent Terry's murder, and the roughly 200 innocent Mexicans killed with guns supplied by the Obama regime to the drug cartels. In fact, it was probably Issa who came up with this whole "operation" and made the BATFE carry it out, just to try to make the Obama regime look bad.

Mark

17 posted on 10/16/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL
Considering the level of stupidity on display at ATF, the agency might want to consider an insanity defense.

The piss-stream media ignores the gangster government's corruption on a daily basis now. Sad, real sad. Nothing to see here, folks, just move along. Ignore the dead bodies.

Holder2w
Your tax dollars at work under the Obama administration... It's fully paid for.

Have another muffin Eric.

18 posted on 10/16/2011 6:49:50 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Can you believe this crap?


19 posted on 10/16/2011 6:52:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: opentalk

Somebody should ask Bob Chauffer if he was showboating, but he probably only knows how to pronounce the word...not what it means.


20 posted on 10/16/2011 7:09:42 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: opentalk
Poo little things didn't put up much fight on this one, LOL

Just as soon as you start talking about facts they come up short.

21 posted on 10/16/2011 7:40:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: opentalk

Right. And the murders and crime were all dummied up as well I’m sure </S>


22 posted on 10/16/2011 7:49:30 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: DainBramage

“Im not showboating....Im doing your job”

AMEN!!!!!!


23 posted on 10/16/2011 7:50:54 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: DainBramage
“Im not showboating....Im doing your job”

Ooooooh, good one! Guaranteed to leave a mark

24 posted on 10/16/2011 8:00:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Chode

Bookmark for Grandma:)


25 posted on 10/16/2011 9:02:41 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart
best wishes to your Grandma... 8^)
26 posted on 10/16/2011 9:06:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I guess zero has CBS on lockdown again.


27 posted on 10/16/2011 10:19:38 PM PDT by Watchdog85
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
So the drive-by media is now shifting from "ignore" to "attack" mode.

Looks like the "Gunwalker" plot is getting too close for comfort.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

28 posted on 10/17/2011 3:56:38 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: opentalk
The headline's a little unfair to CBS: Issa was asked to respond to 'other peoples' charges that he was showboating, and 'somehow', he was prepared with the blacked-out document. To me, that looks like a helpful setup on CBS's part.
29 posted on 10/17/2011 5:32:30 AM PDT by Grut
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To: DainBramage
“Im not showboating....Im doing your job”

Since when is it NOT a congressman's job to expose the corruption he finds in Congress?

30 posted on 10/17/2011 6:14:40 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: opentalk

Remember the Rose law firm billing records? Hillary sat on them for TWO YEARS and the consequences of them was no where near as dire as this. Holder will sit on them forever and just ignore subpoenas making ridiculous claims that they are too privileged to let Issa have them. No, it will take a warrant with federal officers physically seizing records.


31 posted on 10/17/2011 8:25:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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