Skip to comments.DOJ charges release of ‘Gunwalker’ reports impedes investigations
Posted on 03/24/2012 10:36:06 PM PDT by Nachum
The latest twist in the tug of war over Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information, CNN reported Friday.
In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich suggested that sensitive information relating to ongoing investigations is coming from their staffs.
Late Friday, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich warned Issa, We are deeply disturbed that the sensitive law enforcement information has entered the public realm, William La Jeunesse of Fox News revealed. Advertisement
He said it is impeding the DOJs prosecution of current criminal cases arising from Fast and Furious.
A Congressional spokesperson for Issa made no apologies, saying the documents being leaked to the committee are precisely what the Justice Department is hiding and what congressional investigators are seeking basic information about who knew what when about Fast and Furious.
Weich was the Justice Department official who claimed in a Feb. 4, 2011 letter to Sen. Grassley that the allegation that ATF sanctioned or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexicois false.
I also want to assure you, Weich wrote in the letter obtained by Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog and Gun Rights Examiner, that ATF has made no attempt to retaliate against any of its agents regarding this matter.
This was the letter that was later formally withdrawna remarkable, almost unprecedented occurrencedue to inaccuracies, meaning it was not truthful.
Vanderboegh* and this column have obtained a copy of this latest Weich letter, posted in this correspondents Scribd account
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That fact should be adjudicated by a court, not DOJ.
Should have read "That DOJ statement" vs "That fact".
There is a reason why we have special prosecutors.
At this point they are openly obstructing Congress.
What would happen if we didn’t have a Justice Department? If Congress voted to suspend funding?
As far as I know - nothing. They don’t add value. What is going to happen - more drugs? Anyone who wants some can get anything they want.
What else do they do? Sue states on bogus Civil Rights cases? Investigate schools - for the same?
They are clearly corrupt - all the way to the top. What is the point of paying for a corrupt law enforcment agency? To fund corruption?
I just looked on their website - 2 of the 8 things emphasized - on their home page - is an add for the Affordable Care Act, and the Recovery Act, and “Justice en Espagnol”.
They have an Environmental DIvision, a Tax Division, A Civil Rights division - a solicitor general, legal counsel, community relations, office of violence against women - etc.
Screw this. How about - Justice for us? What a disgrace.
I don’t see a single thing productive Americans can’t do without.
No surprise to find out that Holder’s marching orders are:
“Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter accusations.”
This worked for Janet Reno, it will work for the Ozone depleted as well.
Quite a number of your agents disagree with that.
if the investigation isn’t done by now, it’s never going to be done.
There, fixed it.
We still don't even know who authorized F&F.
Until pubbies get over the fear of being called racist by the Obama-media, our country will continue its slide into th abyss.
Remarkable. Maybe I can investigate myself if I get into trouble.
Boner, are you there? Boner? Paging house leader Boner.
What a pant load, it shines light on the crininals at DOJ.
It’s time the GOP quits blasting them with hot air and actually do something. How about throwing some of them in jail for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena?
No. That’s not going to happen due to the “go along to get along” party’s credo and the fact that all they have done over the past years is nothing, other than blasting away with some heavy words and strict compliance to the rules of Political Correctness.
Awhile back Issa was going to force the DOJ to comply with another subpoena and where did that go?
Indicting criminals in the DOJ and White House trumps indicting a drug lord in Mexico.
The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise
Operation Fast and Furious investigation escalates as ATF, FBI disconnect revealed
By William Lajeunesse
Published March 24, 2012 | FoxNews.com
The investigation of Operation Fast and Furious escalated this past week as Fox News learned a leak at the Justice Department is providing documents to the Congressional investigators.
The scope of investigation also includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which records show failed to tell ATF its own confidential informants were helping finance the illegal gun purchases.
Eduardo and Jesus A. Miramontes-Varela, Mexican nationals born in Juarez worked for the Sinaloa Cartel when they became informants for the FBI in 2009, according to sources.
Of course you're disturbed. Crooked politician, thieves and murderers - but I repeat myself - are always disturbed when they're caught.
Well-stated. DEFUND/DISMANTLE domestic social collectives/NGOs operating under the auspices of “government”. DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
live - free - republic
Gangster Government, and Sakharov’s Immunity
Imagine for a moment if President Nixon’s men, when called before the committees investigating the Watergate scandal, had provided less than twenty percent of subpoenaed documents after a full year of ignoring requests and congressional pleadings. Then further imagine that among the twenty percent of the documents that were provided to Congress, hundreds of pages were “fully redacted,” or completely blacked out. Black paper, by the ream.
In diplo-speak, this is leaning across the witness table toward the congressional investigators, giving them two middle fingers and a hearty, “F-— you, you punks, what are you going to do about it?”
Then imagine if the New York Times, the Washington Post and the television networks never mentioned Watergate or the hearings, except rarely, and then only to refer to the congressional investigators as partisan hacks on witch-hunts, simply bent on destroying the nation’s beloved President Nixon and stopping his good works. In this alternate reality, Woodward and Bernstein never got a Watergate by-line, but instead they were sent to cover the new “ecology” movement and Earth Day.
Reverse the party polarity, jump ahead four decades to today, and that is the current sad state of American reality. Gangsters rule the federal government; the Operation Fast And Furious congressional investigators are ineffectual, toothless buffoons, and their spineless congressional leaders even balk at further investigation of the deadly scandal.
In the modern case of Operation Fast and Furious, hundreds of Mexicans were murdered as a necessary pre-condition for a desired political outcome, the undercutting of Second Amendment rights in America. From the outset, the administration’s goal was to bury our Right to Keep and Bear Arms beneath a growing mountain of Mexican corpses. The innocent murdered Mexicans were not collateral damage of Operation Fast and Furious, they were the intended targets from the start.
Murdergate, plain and simple.
Dear readers, it does not get more evil than that.
Attorney General Holder and his lieutenants have repeatedly lied and are repeatedly caught lying, so they make up more lies, bald-face lies, contradicted by email records and their own words. But no charges of perjury ensue from Congress, only more extensions of meaningless deadlines to produce the subpoenaed documents and all of the witnesses who have been called to testify, but who have simply refused to appear.
Two middle fingers, and a hearty “F-— you.”
Gangster Government, and Sakharov’s Immunity
The law is justice simple and clear, precise and bounded. Every eye can see it, and every mind can grasp it; for justice is measurable, immutable, and unchangeable. Justice is neither more than this nor less than this. If you exceed this proper limit if you attempt to make the law religious, fraternal, equalizing, philanthropic, industrial, literary, or artistic you will then be lost in an uncharted territory, in vagueness and uncertainty, in a forced utopia or, even worse, in a multitude of utopias, each striving to seize the law and impose it upon you.
Once started, where will you stop? And where will the law stop itself?
The Law - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
Very well-stated, sir. BTTT!
Thanks. That’s just part of my Gangster Govt essay.
“This whole cold-blooded, drawn-out affair just goes to prove how far distanced our federal government has become from it’s citizenry, and how powerful their influence is that “justice” can be stalled in even the most clear-cut cases of murderous corruption.”
Worth a repeat!
” Attorney General Holder and his lieutenants have repeatedly lied and are repeatedly caught lying, so they make up more lies, bald-face lies, contradicted by email records and their own words. But no charges of perjury ensue from Congress, only more extensions of meaningless deadlines to produce the subpoenaed documents and all of the witnesses who have been called to testify, but who have simply refused to appear.”
I think Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times sums up this Congress when he stated that Congress will do nothing to help us, and Boehner is the worst. He thwarts investigations, plays golf with Obama, and only cares about himself.
Having DOJ anywhere involved in any investigation into F&F is like having the President of NAMBLA leading a criminal investigation into a pedophilia charge of another NAMBLA member.
Of course they won’t find anything wrong.
The investigation needs to include members of the firearms industry and other people who are knowledgeable in the field of firearms, firearms laws, etc.
BATFE set the stage for the perfect witnesses to destroy them when they tried putting their boot on the industry. Now, many of us in the industry know the laws better than the BATFE. Considering how volatile this matter is to the industry, we had BETTER be consulted on F&F.
Uh, since "investigations" in DOJ speak actually means "illicit schemes to politically fight conservatism (thugs at the voting location, etc) and screw everyone, lib and conservative alike, out of their Constitutional rights (F&F, etc)", isn't that actually a GOOD thing?
It is sad times for our country.
Maybe I am wrong, I sure hope so but it appears the Marxists, Extreme Socialists, radical progressives or whatever the right name is, have taken over the nation.
The election of Obama was the final straw. All they are doing now is consolidating their power.
Even if a Republican is elected next time there is little difference between them and Obama.
I have no idea what Issa is doing. He may be a good man who simply can’t overcome all the obstacles. or he may be simply unwilling to make the kind of fuss it would take to get it into the public eye.
Whatever the reason, the criminals in office now are not going to be held to any kind of justice.
If only a single Georges Picquart would come forth from one of the major media outlets the whole thing would maybe blow up, but it appears there are none.
Major Dreyfus will die a lonely death on Devil’s Island instead.
“I have no idea what Issa is doing. He may be a good man who simply cant overcome all the obstacles”
Rumor has it that Boehner is thwarting the Issa investigation....of course, Boehner denied it....through his tears....
Does Holder have pics of Boner with a live boy or a dead girl?
“Does Holder have pics of Boner with a live boy or a dead girl?”
Based upon the amazing cowardice of Boner, it might be a picture of him & TOTUS : )
“Does Holder have pics of Boner with a live boy or a dead girl?” Based upon the amazing cowardice of Boner, it might be a picture of him & TOTUS : )
No, thank YOU Travis McGee! Another BUMP/LINK to an OUTSTANDING essay (I read it before...and it’s worth a multiple read).
(For FReepers and lurkers who may have missed it)
Thanks, PG. I guess it’s out there now, anyway. Can’t be taken back, or erased.
Nor, should it be.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
I know...it's easy when you can still vote them out, stop them in their thoughts...prevent them from becoming "legislators" writing tyranny into "law" in the first place. It is much more difficult when they have gained a foothold in "government" through deception, or worse yet - through the willful ignorance of the voters. Then, the way back to law protecting the individuals right to their life and their property becomes more problematic. These are the political complexities in which we live...every day.