Skip to comments.Holder: If we could maybe just stay those F&F docs indefinitely, that’d be great
Posted on 01/18/2013 9:09:14 AM PST by chessplayer
As President Obama searches for ways to suggest and further enforce federal laws that he supposes will have some kind of a mitigating effect on gun violence, his Most Transparent Administration, Evah is still trying to block Freedom of Information Act requests that might possibly puncture the well-orchestrated smokescreen surrounding the gun violence that they directly perpetrated. Perfect.
Breitbart has the scoop on the Obama administration wondering whether we all just cant pretend that Operation Fast & Furious the deadly gunrunning scheme and the subsequent investigation, coverup, invocation of executive privilege, and Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress maybe just never happened at all. If we could sweep this whole thing under the rug and just go about our business, that would be really super awesome, guys:
"Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law."
Update: Oh, and that managerial incompetence I just mentioned? The mind reels:
"The Justice Department rarely checks references for potential law-enforcement hires as recommended by official groups that oversee personnel practices, according to a report released Thursday by the agencys inspector general.
Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz found that the Justice Department only requires the verification procedure for new attorney applicants. Even then, not all divisions within the agency follow protocol, the report said.
Only three out of 39 divisions have created written policies that provide clear reference-checking guidance for hiring officials, according to the analysis.
The inspector general noted that some hiring officials are simply not bothering to check references, concluding that inconsistencies within the departments practices create risk that components are not uniformly and thoroughly screening applicants.
Thank you for this and all the pings you send for this topic, my friend.