Skip to comments.Darrell Issa: Wiretap approvals show high-ranking DOJ were plenty aware of Fast & Furious gunwalking
Posted on 06/06/2012 1:28:24 PM PDT by Nachum
From the beginning, the Obama administrations line on the deadly gunwalking operation known as Fast & Furious has been that the whole affair was a botched program that somehow spun out of control among the lower levels of government. As Katie Pavlich has fastidiously documented, the higher-ups in the Justice Department have denied, denied, denied that they knew anything about it at the time, and stuck to the story that this was just a well-meaning crime-fighting initiative gone awry but their insistence is looking increasingly desperate.
And House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, it seems, can smell fear.
Issa and the GOP leadership have lately been putting the pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder and the wider Justice Department to comply more thoroughly with a 22-part subpoena from last October, even threatening to find Holder in contempt of Congress for dragging his feet. The DOJ has insisted that theyre doing everything they possibly can to comply with the subpoena while protecting the security and integrity (cough cough, gasp, sorry, I choked on my own word there for a second) of their department. But, the back and forth continues, and now Issa says he has acquired still more evidence that senior DOJ officials were well acquainted with the gunwalking going on as part of Operation Fast & Furious.
Heres the press release, followed by Chairman Issa on Fox News this morning:
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
All the way to the oval office kiddies. All the way.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Why do we as a people put up with an agency like ATF? When they are caught over and over violating our rights, should they not be dismantled?
That duck is drowning in sauce by now, time for Issa to turn on the oven already!
Even when Holder steps down, Issa needs to stay the course get to the bottom of it...
>> Heres the press release, followed by Chairman Issa on Fox News
Another PRESS RELEASE! Man, what ruthless tactics that grandstander ... er, sorry, grand MASTER Issa wields! A press release followed by an appearance on a news show really hits ‘em where they live, I’ll tell ya!
Holder perjured himself.
Exactly: This thing goes right to Obama’s office.
Stop playing around and get tough.
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Point to ponder, kiddies ...
If Holder is charged with anything BEFORE the next inauguration, Obummer lets him walk with a pardon. (Anybody else dying to see Obummer’s pardon list?)
But if Holder is charged AFTER the new president is sworn in, he’s fair game for some serious hard time.
Exactly: This thing goes right to Obamas office.
Stop playing around and get tough.
Mexico should seek an international arrest warrant against Holder and Obama through the International Criminal Court...wouldn’t that be ironic?
Talk talk talk
Katie Pavlich on FoxNews: Wiretap Docs Shows Justice Dept Knows More About “Fast And Furious”
Timing is everything....
From the comments:
Then theres this:
While Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is eager to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for failing to provide all records and information regarding the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling fiasco, a number of GOP members of his committee appear to be getting cold feet at the thought of going up against Holder, a law enforcement source in Washington, D.C. said on Sunday.
Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM
ANOTHER reason to IMPEACH Obama.
If I was running the show, this would explode at the DNC convention ...................................... FRegards
I saw Greta interview Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz today and Greta kept on him about how Holder keeps getting pass after pass after pass, and at some point he should be held in contempt.
Chaffetz used the "C" word: Coverup. More than once. The really good stuff starts at 4:10 and involves another "C" word: Contempt. I'll be paying attention tomorrow. If Holder goes as the the "Obama" firewall, does it all start to come apart?
Here's a couple more "C" words near and dear to my heart: Cold Case.
Sheesh! Grammar much?
Thereare a number of GOP politicians with cold feet who need to be tossed out on their ear.
DOJ wants to give this the impression of impropriety.
This is the 'do or say anything' mob. They will literally do whatever they can imagine to keep their jobs and save their necks. I fear we have not even touched the surface of their perfidy. The DOJ is one of the tentacles of this gang.