Skip to comments.Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious
Posted on 07/05/2012 11:38:38 PM PDT by neverdem
For Immediate Release
July 3, 2012
WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley today asked Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for information about who at the Department of Justice (DOJ) saw a memo from a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who was stationed at the Phoenix field division and was knowledgeable about Operation Fast and Furious. This memo was produced the day before the Department of Justice flat out denied there was a program underway to let guns walk to straw buyers.
In a letter to Attorney General Holder this afternoon, Grassley said the memo traveled rapidly through the chain of command at ATF and was allegedly forwarded to DOJ headquarters on February 3, 2011, in advance of the February 4, 2011, denial by DOJ. Grassley’s office has been told that the substance of the memo “caused such a stir that ATF planned to put a panel together to address the allegations but someone within DOJ suppressed the idea.” The details in the agent’s memo would have provided DOJ officials important information about what, in fact, was happening in Operation Fast and Furious.
Grassley said he is asking questions today because discovering how high up the chain of command the memo was reviewed “has not been easy.” His requests to interview officials who might corroborate accounts has been denied, and DOJ may have withheld relevant documents from what it said were the deliberative materials used to draft the February 4, 2011, letter. Ultimately, in the face of mounting evidence presented by Grassley and others, DOJ withdrew its February 4 denial.
“Without the complete, documented set of facts, fair and informed conclusions can’t be drawn, and the Justice Department’s lack of transparency about what it knew and when about Operation Fast and Furious is unacceptable, especially in light of the connections to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an unknown number of Mexican citizens,” Grassley said.
Click here(PDF) to read today’s letter from Grassley to Holder, which includes a copy of the February 3, 2011, memo by the ATF agent.
© 2008, Senator Grassley
Another day, another letter.
ya at this rate they will have used a whole ream of paper soon....
Step up, Deepthroat. We know you are out there.
Deepthroat has spoken up, but the Media is so far up Obama’s butt they refuse to listen.
The story is there,but it doesn’t suit the liberal aganda of the Obama media.
What a GREAT idea, Venturer!
The Media is so far up Obamas butt...
...that lump in his throat ain’t his adam’s apple!
Closer we get to election, and hearing “you’re fired” with each leaf of paper. Congress has the goods on these S’s just killing them with paper cuts from canons instead of cannons.
We the People can hear the roar from the House if they just open their ears.
Did you get your copy of Katy Pavlich’s book yet? It’ll be a while before I start mine, as I still have the 3rd book of Travis’ trilogy left after I finish the 2nd book (about 65% of the way through it).
It’s due tomorrow.
The media is dying from Obamaitis.
Most Americans know the electronic media is lying, they refuse to buy the newspapers, and magazines of the Obamaites and yet they would rather go broke than tell the truth.
The truth is that the Media is a tool of the DNC>
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Grassley Asks for Justice Department Records of Field Agent Memo on Fast and Furious