Skip to comments.BREAKING: Issa, Grassley digging into Fast and Furious leaks
Posted on 11/04/2011 5:53:21 PM PDT by marktwain
Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley are looking to plug leaks in their on-going investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, and today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about how sensitive information was available on a shared network computer drive that was accessible to more than 75 people.
Among those people were 24 Justice Department employees including six employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and more than 50 other people inlcuding "contractor staff (who) had access to portions of the shared network drive at varioius times, though most of these individuals never had access to the folder containing records that were produced or made available to" either Issa's House committee or Grassley's Senate committee, the letter said.
One of the leaked documents contained information protected under the Privacy Act regarding ATF whistleblower John Dodsons participation in an undercover law enforcement operation, the Issa/Grassley letter states. Dodson was one of the first whistleblowers to come forward in the case, and he was interviewed by CBS News earlier this year.
Perhaps the most sensitive aspect of this disclosure, according to the letter, was this:
This leaked document was also accompanied by a set of talking points designed to undermine Agent Dodsons credibility as a whistleblower.
Issa, whose House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives mishandled gunrunning sting operation, and the alleged cover-up by the Justice Department, and Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, have asked Holder for specific details that may help identify who leaked the documents.
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It is time to impeach BHO2.
Big news, coming up! Really digging in! Court date on Tuesday! This is gonna be huge! We really mean it this time!
Orly Taitz did not have 34+ congressmen calling for Eric Holder's resignation.
I’m not waiting for a big Perry Mason moment myself — let ‘em draw it out all the way to the election, I say.
Nail the lying bastard to the wall and then FIRE.
Issa and Grassley are dickless little weasels who wouldn’t know justice if it kicked them in the head.
Even the OWS folks know that.
Anyone who has dug into the two cases realize there are few similarities since WR was stopped by atf the minute they saw what a cluster it was. While F&F was prevented from being stopped by higher ups.A huge difference here.
The stink is getting larger and larger. I would not be surprised if Mexico doesn't cast the final blow to Holder.
It will not take much for a politically threatened Barry O to ditch Holder. The real question is how much of the cover-up will eventually be exposed and how far up into the White house does it go. My assumption is that it goes all the way to the President and his desire to create faked statistics so that he could demand greater gun control laws.
Obama is the only man who could make Jimmy Carter's presidency look like a set of accomplishments.
There in lies the problem. It should be more like 340!
You really should cease crawling around in weasels underpants, you just might find a real penis there, genius boy.
Issa and Grassley know what they are doing.
First, you can’t get rid of a sitting attorney general on guesswork.
But the AG is not the big issue. The big issue is WHY they did it and whether it was at obummer’s instructions.
In my opinion, it is all about the Second Amendment, not about Holder.