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Issa, Grassley release details about Fast and Furious whistleblower retaliation, cover-up
Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/29/2012 6:58:16 PM PDT by Nachum

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley are asking the Department of Justice’s internal investigator to hold accountable anyone who retaliated against or threatened to retaliate against Operation Fast and Furious whistleblowers.

In a Friday letter to the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Grassley and Issa said they’re now concerned retaliation is much more likely following Thursday’s votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress.

“We just learned that ATF senior management placed two of the main whistleblowers who have testified before Congress about Fast and Furious under the supervision of someone who vowed to retaliate against them,” they wrote before describing how senior political figures have made dangerous threats before.

Grassley and Issa said that in early 2011, right around the time Grassley first made public the whistleblowers’ allegations about Fast and Furious, Scot Thomasson – then the chief of the ATF’s Public Affairs Division – said, according to an eyewitness account: “We need to get whatever dirt we can on these guys [the whistleblowers] and take them down.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; ff; grassley; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; issa; murdergate; obama; whistleblower
A Friday Newsdump in reverse? The Obamatrons can't hit back during the regular news cycle.

Interesting strategy. Wonder if it will work.

1 posted on 06/29/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 06/29/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by Nachum (http://www.houstongalvestonlawyer.com/blog/2010/05/justThe complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 06/29/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT by Nachum (http://www.houstongalvestonlawyer.com/blog/2010/05/justThe complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Wow. The same d-heads calling this a fishing expedition are handcuffed to their chum buckets!


4 posted on 06/29/2012 7:11:07 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Nachum
“..We need to get whatever dirt we can on these guys [the whistleblowers] and take them down.”

Two can play that game. Issa or Grassley only need to put the word out to ATF agents and local sheriff's departments that they want “to get whatever dirt we can on them,” and I suspect they will get enough to fire the whole bunch of DOJ, and ATF political hacks, in a heartbeat.

5 posted on 06/29/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Uh folks, Issa and Grassley will accomplish nothing with this endeavor. This is politics as usual for the DC crowd. If Holder was a ball player, his contempt of Congress would mean something and there WOULD be consequences. But since Holder is a politician, note that I didnt say that he is a civil servant, absolutely nothing will happen to him or Mr Obama who is protecting him. Business as usual in DC....


6 posted on 06/29/2012 7:43:08 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: elpadre
Don't be so quick to make that assumption for those who tried blowing the whistle on the Clinton's had all manner of "events" transpire in their attempt to out the dirty deeds that went on.

You have no idea what the most powerful man on earth can do with all of the vast resources at their command.

Anyone that can order air strikes on a country just to take the heat that results from a simple newspaper story. The President can order thousands of FBI files to be brought to the Oval Office to be scoured, copied and used one at a time, for instance, say leak a story about an elected official fathering a child out of wedlock, etc.

The office of the Presidency of the U.S. has more "tools" at their disposal and ruin reputations, marriages, careers and people one thought of as friends, vanish overnight to keep the heat off of them.

Don't believe me, check on Gary Aldrich, former FBI agent that dared cross the Clinton's, Bob Livingston, former House of Representatives member from LA who was picked to be Speaker of the House, then there is Dan Burton, House member from Indiana, all that came in line to. E destroyed by the Clinton White House.

7 posted on 06/29/2012 7:56:30 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix
true I recall all

perhaps in these days and times the good guys can get usable information exposed by use of blogs, tweets and the like, which give a bit of anonymity to hide behind.

8 posted on 06/29/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: eeriegeno
it is better to something than nothing.

silence connotes concurrence

9 posted on 06/29/2012 8:06:16 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

A very thin protection. It doesn’t take long to track someone posting on the internet down.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

>> The same d-heads calling this a fishing expedition

A depraved lot of jackwagons. Those frauds don’t give a damn about lawlessness, nor the murder of the agents. And neither do their #ing constituents give a rat’s ass.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 8:17:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Nachum
didn't they already send one of them out of the country???
12 posted on 06/29/2012 8:18:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: elpadre

We can always hope and pray for a different outcome this time.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 8:18:41 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Nachum

Congress Republicans should hire these agents and then they can go back once Obama is out of power. It’s only two men and Congress does not have the power to protect them within the Just Us Department.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 8:30:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: All
KEEP ON RUNNING
ERIC!

15 posted on 06/29/2012 9:19:21 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record

http://www.rollcall.com/news/darrell_issa_puts_details_of_secret_wiretap_applications_in_congressional-215828-1.html


16 posted on 06/29/2012 10:06:35 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: redgolum
"It doesn’t take long to track someone posting on the internet down."

The Internet, down? When the heck did this happen, and why wasn't I informed?!
;)

17 posted on 06/29/2012 10:09:25 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

What? You didn’t back it up? Shame on you.

Fortunately, I got a printout of it just in time.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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19 posted on 06/29/2012 10:56:49 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Erasmus
"Fortunately, I got a printout of it just in time."

And I took a screenshot. We're good. Internet scrubbing b@stards.

20 posted on 06/29/2012 11:21:04 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; Nachum

Holder Refuses to Provide Testimony on Kagan’s Involvement in Obamacare

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=22121&pst=1594668

Klayman To Seek Indictment Of Justices Roberts and Kagan Before Citizens Grand Jury

http://news.yahoo.com/klayman-seek-indictment-justices-roberts-kagan-citizens-grand-174411247.html


21 posted on 06/29/2012 11:36:55 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: MestaMachine

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/29/issa-grassley-release-details-about-fast-and-furious-whistleblower-retaliation-cover-up/

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oops...out of sight, out of mind


22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:39:37 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: bitt

Thanks bitt, I had read about that too!


23 posted on 06/30/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: elpadre; zerosix

Let’s end the myth that the Clintons were all-powerful, corrupt, yes, but not all powerful.

Burton wasn’t an angel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Burton#Controversies

Livingston actually had an affair: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Livingston#Resignation

Did the Clintons mind control both of them?

Obama is vulnerable and if we’re united, he’ll be defeated.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
Who suggested that Burton wasn't an "angel" or that Livingston, who "had an affair" wasn't true?

What I am saying that these things only became an issue after the House voted to impeach the serial woman abuser, Bill Clinto. And only then with the aid of the FBI files, all 1100 of them. They were gone over by Clinton's "Craig Livingston," voyeur in the White House.

25 posted on 07/02/2012 7:17:00 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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