Skip to comments.Cummings redacts key details from letter accusing Issa of omitting Fast and Furious facts
Posted on 06/05/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by Nachum
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, D-Calif., right, talks with the Committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012, during the committee's hearing investigating wasteful spending by the General Services Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In a letter sent Tuesday, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, accused Republican committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa of misrepresenting new evidence in the Operation Fast and Furious saga.
But a copy of the letter posted on the committee Democrats website includes long redacted sections, hiding the substance of Cummings argument from the American people.
The letter was a response to Issas announcement Tuesday of new evidence in the Fast and Furious saga. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa wrote that his committee had obtained copies of six wiretap applications in support of seven wire intercepts utilized during Fast and Furious.
Issa said those documents show that immense detail about questionable investigative tactics was available to the senior officials who reviewed and authorized them.
Because the committee has this evidence now, Issa explained, they can show Holder and several other Justice Department officials in the Obama administration provided false statements to Congress.
In his response to Issa, Cummings wrote that Issa omitted relevant facts and ultimately mischaracterize[d] the contents and significance of the wiretap application documents.
But Cummings himself redacted from public view all the evidence supporting his claims, and the entire substance of his argument, with the exception of two half-sentences.
First, your letters omit the critical fact that, Cummings wrote, before blacking out several lines. He then claimed that the redacted lines show a key omission that completely undermines your conclusions and distorts your representations.
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Issa’s a “-D” ?
Holder knew he was home free last October. He lied to the committee and was not prosecuted for perjury. So he lied again? Yawn.
Issa is a Republican from the 49th district of California. The article is wrong.
Elijah Cummings: Nancy Pelosi’s “boy,” Congressional Lawn Jockey, and Men’s room attendant!
” Rep. Elijah Cummings.....redacted from public view...”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., dedicated commie and natural born half-wit.
This, IMO, is merely Cummings playing 'head games'.
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