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Issa calls for second prosecutor to testify about ‘Fast and Furious’
The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/12 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 01/26/2012 9:57:23 AM PST by Nachum

The chairman of a House committee investigating the failed “Fast and Furious” operation demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department make a key federal prosecutor in Arizona available for questioning about “his role in and knowledge of” the controversial gunrunning probe.

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made the demand in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., saying Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey played an “integral part” in Fast and Furious and has information not available from other sources.

Mr. Morrissey’s supervisor, Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, refused last week to submit to a deposition by committee investigators, citing his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; cunningham; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; issa; michaelmorrissey; morrissey; obama; patrickcunningham; prosecutor; testify

1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:57:31 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Shoot-Out at the Not-OK Corral


2 posted on 01/26/2012 10:02:01 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Justice in in Arizona?? Who knew?)
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3 posted on 01/26/2012 10:09:47 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

I hope this is all Kabuki, and Issa has the events planned out so as to blow up in Hussein’s face by this summer.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 10:12:34 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

That’s what I’ve been suspecting.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:54 AM PST by technically right
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6 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:25 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Does anyone see anything problematic with the US attorney (Cunningham) leaving for a new job shortly after pleading the fifth amendment? It would appear to me, that there is some kind of cover-up going on here with Cunningham. Subpoena his new law firm and ask them about any communications they’ve had with the White House or the Department of Justice.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 10:27:03 AM PST by krogers58
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To: Jacquerie

Has to be. This is the kind of political game where you MUST WIN or you’re dead (figurative or literal). No move is made without being absolutely certain all variables are accounted for and contained.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 10:30:38 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Nachum

It is interesting to note that the All Obama All The Time DBM is not covering this story the way they would if it had been perpetrated by say, . . . . . . . . a conservative!??


9 posted on 01/26/2012 10:31:35 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Nachum

Issa should force Patrick J. Cunningham to appear before his commission and publicly plead the 5th.
Doesn’t accomplish much but it is good theater,
If he refuses issa should get some federal marshalls or capitol police to get his sorry ass there.
Way past time the pubbies start using this as a prop.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 10:32:39 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Jacquerie

I want this corrupt administration ended sa well, but think about the ramifications of an Obama/Holder impeachment.

Holder’s people might already be on the verge of rioting when their entitement checks stop coming due to global economic problems.

Imagine the rodney King LA riots magnified and nationwide.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 11:24:12 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

sa = as


12 posted on 01/26/2012 11:26:27 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

We are so far into Hussein’s term I doubt we’d see an impeachment. Between F&F and the ballot issue in GA, and the lousy economy and the erosion of our rights . . .

But yes, when the SHTF and the checks stop, it won’t be pretty. Makes me feel safer to be in second amendment land, the FL panhandle. My little neighborhood could could arm a company of Marines.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 11:34:33 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Issa should force Patrick J. Cunningham to appear before his commission and publicly plead the 5th.

He plans to.

Issa on Cunningham: 'We are still going to bring him forward'(gunwalker)

I disagree that it won't accomplish much. It publically sets a tone that the administration is hiding something and Dem spin has to work from that ground instead of simply supporting Holder's claim that he can't reveal "sensitive" information.

In the overall picture it may be a small thing but it is a significant shift in the narrative, not in favor of 0bama/Holder, at a crucial time in the investigation. It colors all subsequent testimony with its stain.

14 posted on 01/26/2012 12:57:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MikeSteelBe
Imagine the rodney King LA riots magnified and nationwide.

Imagine battle-hardened National Guard troops called in to deal with it. Frankly I don't think today's blacks are that interested in getting bloody in the streets anyway nor is defending The Jug-Eared Won an issue they would put it all on the line for.

15 posted on 01/26/2012 1:03:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

You are right about the rank and file minoriries, but I’m more concerned about the hardcore “kill-cracker” NBP types teaming up with an empowered Reconquista LaRaza.

I’ll shoot whatever flavor of two-legged varmint I have to to protect the innocent because I feel that is a righteous act.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe
...I’m more concerned about the hardcore “kill-cracker” NBP types teaming up with an empowered Reconquista LaRaza.

Well, that would be interesting because those groups hate each other more than either one hates whitey. I would have to drive at least an hour and a half to even find a NBP type, where they would be outnumbered 5-1 by cops alone, so I'm not stuffing and magazines yet. Some other major metro areas other than Denver might have a few interesting weeks.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 3:03:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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and magazines = any magazines


18 posted on 01/26/2012 3:04:52 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 3:07:56 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: TigersEye
Precisely, this cat Issa is nobody's fool. Add to that the determination of one South Carolinian, Trey Gowdy, and you begin to get the picture. DOJ has stepped in deep $hï†
I sincerely believe Chairman Issa takes this as a direct insult, personal. So, the Chap Cuntingham better get his bags packed, either for BFE or DC.
20 posted on 01/26/2012 5:10:18 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders
I sure don't think Issa is messing around. I think he's low-key because he's after results not brownie points.

I must have missed a page of this story though. Who is Trey Gowdy and what is he doing?

21 posted on 01/26/2012 6:04:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ctdonath2

ctdona, “No move is made without being absolutely certain all variables are accounted for and contained.”

Too many cowards, too many variables. Keeping the lid on this thing is kinda like trying to herd rattlers, ok for a time, but not a long time.

R.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:45:03 PM PST by Rabin
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To: TigersEye
Trey is a cut to the chase, former federal prosecutor, I believe.
Check out the 3:15 segment, I love the dialog.
Also, this segment concludes with Issa recognizing Holder is flustered and time is short.
Here is the conclusion with Gowdy yielding to Issa as he kicks Holder's a$$ a bit while the Dem gallery goes bonkers.
Watch the cat over Issa's shoulder (I wish I knew who he is). He's making certain Issa nails it. The testimony actually goes further but I can't seem to locate the online footage from Dec 8th, 2011.
23 posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:34 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders
Mr. Gowdy is definitely no nonsense. That was nice. The guy over Issa's shoulder must be a lawyer on Issa's staff. He seemed to be nodding in agreement with points of law being made by Issa. He probably briefed the congressman on just how to phrase things and was seeing his work come to fruition. Apparently Issa was nailing every point ... and without a teleprompter! lol

Thanks for digging up those links for me. There was a congresswoman who was a former sheriff (and a lawyer I believe) who grilled Holder in another session that I saw. She was very no nonsense too. I thought she was going to make him cry.

24 posted on 01/26/2012 9:59:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
"There was a congresswoman who was a former sheriff (and a lawyer I believe) who grilled Holder in another session…"
That would be Sandy Adams, she is not a lawyer and points this out. Pay attention at the 1:03 mark.

Holder does what he does best, waffle and bloviate the committees precious time.
If he can answer a yes/no question with: "Yes, but one does not preclude the other, you see, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
He can then avoid half the questions.
Sandy tried to make this point in her opening, of course to no avail.

Holder was constantly disrespectful towards her, but then he's ERIC HOLDER!
I would love to have simply slapped the $hï† of of him!

25 posted on 01/27/2012 8:48:08 AM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders

Yes, that’s her. She is better than a lawyer. She knows how to interrogate an uncooperative witness. Holder is such a disgusting dissembling weasel. But that will only get him so far as long as Issa is willing to take this as far as he can.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 1:49:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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