Oversight Chair Darrell Issa makes Justice Department perfidy part of the official Operation Fast & Furious record.
A ways down below the fold is a description of a wiretap application by the Department of Justice (not the wiretap application itself) that had been provided to the House Oversight Committee by a whistle-blower, in response to Oversight’s investigation of the Justice Department’s Operation Fast & Furious debacle. The information found in it would normally be not accessible to anybody outside of the committee | Read More »
Meet Ronald C Machen, US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
He hates his life – or at least, he’s about to hate his life. You see, if Congress votes today to hold US Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress today for Holder’s stonewalling on providing documents on the botched Operation Fast & Furious botched gunrunning scandal* then Mr. Machen is apparently the lucky individual who gets to bring charges up for a | Read More »
Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith requests Special Counsel on possible Eric Holder perjury.
But that’s a rather dry title, don’t you think? I much prefer BOOM goes the dynamite on Operation Fast & Furious. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel. The question is whether Holder committed perjury during | Read More »
Eric Holder caught in lie about when he knew about Fast & Furious.
Permit me to summarize this CBS video on Operation Fast & Furious*: Eric Holder: I only heard about Operation Fast & Furious after it blew up in 2011! CBS: Here’s a list of memos that shows that you were briefed on Operation Fast & Furious, starting in July. Eric Holder: Oh. That Operation Fast & Furious. Yeah. Um. I, err, misspoke . Didn’t know the | Read More »
Darrell Issa calls for special prosecutor on Fast & Furious.
UPDATE: Carol Greenberg of Conservative Outlooks – who was on the original call – reported that Issa did not quite call for a special prosecutor. This may be a nuance issue on Issa’s part: I was not able to participate in this particular call myself, so I couldn’t say authoritatively. Yes, my brothers and sisters: it’s that magical time in an administration where the old | Read More »
Operation Fast & Furious… Rocket Launchers?
You’re going to see the below quoted text a lot, because it’s an excellent summation of the problem that we’re having with the Obama administration’s catastrophically incompetent Fast & Furious disaster*: Let’s review: When we first learned about Fast and Furious, the news was that a number of assault rifles had been sold to straw purchasers. Soon, we learned that the number was approximately 2,500 | Read More »
Fast & Furious coverup in Arizona.
(H/T: Hot Air) I believe that the quasi-pop reference here is “BOOM goes the dynamite:” Congressional investigators tell CBS News there’s evidence the U.S. Attorney’s office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as “Fast and Furious” and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Executive background summary, for those who don’t remember/aren’t following: Operation Fast & | Read More »
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NYT WILL NOT BUDGE on Issa’s golf course visibility!
It is adamant that you can see a golf course from the Representative’s San Diego office! Adamant! The Time has a third-party ad and everything! So there! But what about the allegations that Rep. Issa used his influence and position to make significant profits on both a mutual fund purchase and a real estate sale? Which is to say, two of three allegations* that the | Read More »
NYT – trusted?/ripped off?/betrayed by? – ThinkProgress over Darrell Issa?
Let me just executive summary this ThinkProgress/New York Times trainwreck, because Powerline has a very good detailed takedown of it already: ThinkProgress wrote some sloppy, badly researched hit pieces on House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa (R); Eric Litchblau of the New York Times apparently turned them – without attribution – into a extremely sloppy, badly researched hit article on House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa (R); | Read More »
DEA now linked to Operation Fast & Furious.
It would appear that the DEA does not want to be the fall guy in Operation Fast & Furious*, either: DEA head Michele M. Leonhart admitted in a letter to Senator Grassley (Judiciary) and Rep. Issa (Oversight) that her organization was in fact involved in the investigation, and provided support for it. This is a significant admission by Ms. Leonhart, given that (as Bob Owens** | Read More »
The Great Fast & Furious… Fast & Furious Data-Dump.
The fact that the sordid details about Operation Fast & Furious (short edition: the federal government allowed guns to be illegally resold to Mexican narco-terrorists, who then proceeded to murder people with them) are all breaking during the debt ceiling situation is either the absolute best or the absolute worst luck for the Obama administration. On the one hand, the administration is not getting hammered | Read More »
Fast & Furious update: BATFE emails show stonewalling.
(Via The Sundries Shack) Let me summarize this LA Times article: Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in December 2010 by Mexican narco-terrorists. Agents of the BAFTE* investigating the shooting almost immediately discovered that some of the guns seized at the scene of the murder were guns that were supposedly being tracked by a joint BATFE/Department of Justice program called Fast & Furious; this | Read More »
Operation Fast and Furious’ fast and furious unraveling.
So. Somebody in the Obama administration is telling lies to the House Oversight/Government Reform Committee. That’s not smart. When people tell lies to House committees, people go to jail. Background on this: this is all about the BATF/Justice Department Operations Gunrunner and Fast & Furious, which were originally purported to be methods by which [illegal purchases of] guns could be detected and arrested*. However, they | Read More »
Rep. Issa asking hard questions on WH message security.
As represented by the growing use of iPads – and no, that’s not actually ridiculous. An iPad or iPad2 on a 3G network is a combination camera, scanner, and communications device that is independent of the White House’s servers; which means that anything written or transmitted by it is not going to be automatically recorded by those servers. And the problem with that? Well, the | Read More »
White House’s ‘Blame Bush’ reflex embarrasses them, EPA.
It goes like this (H/T & links via Ed Driscoll and OpenMarket.org). A memo from the EPA surfaced a while back that mentioned in passing that regulating greenhouse gasses to the extent desired by the most fervent global warming believers might have an adverse effect on the impious, too: In contrast, an endangerment finding under section 202 may not be not the most appropriate approach | Read More »