Yes, it’s nice there’s action but this does look more like political gamesmanship than a serious attempt to confront corruption in the Obama regime. A big problem? Issa doesn’t have enforcement power, in other words, if Holder doesn’t comply or complies only in part there not much Issa can do about it. This is nothing new, the White House and other departments are stonewalling him on a number of issues and Issa’s not been creative at all in trying to force them to comply.

The other issue is if Holder gets real aggressive and decides to go to court and have it officially quashed. What he’d claim in that instance is wobbly, as he can’t exactly claim Executive Privilege because then he’d be admitting that Obama knew. But maybe that’s what Issa’s actually looking for.

So when the DOJ says this is a stunt, in someways they’re right. The only cad we have is exposure of Issa and what happens in the public media is he doesn’t comply. We’ll see.

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

“Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,” the California Republican said in a statement. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It’s time we know the whole truth.”

The subpoena seeks, among other things, all communications regarding the operation from 16 top Justice officials, including Holder, his chief of staff, Gary Grindler, and the head of the department’s criminal division, Lanny Breuer, as well as correspondence on specific dates to and from the former head of the ATF’s Phoenix field division, William Newell…Congressional investigators are also demanding information regarding the investigation into the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Two guns found at Terry’s crime scene were linked to the failed operation that allowed more than 2,000 weapons to “walk.”

The subpoena asks for correspondence that Justice Department officials had with the White House about the gun trafficking operation, as well as what information was shared by Justice officials in Mexico.

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  1. radargeek says:

    The most transparent administration would of came out with the truth already. But, we will see how the corrupt racist holder and this “president” shirks their responsibility and involvement in this “great idea.” That is, of course, if the unicks (R’s) can grow a pair…

  2. ChrisL says:

    More news is surfacing. The DEA is more deeply involved than previously thought. And State. This is a government wide scandal. People working at the State Dept (Hillary’s team) have known about this operation and refer to it as the Mexican Hat Dance. It’s been reported that they acknowledge this is about gun control. If that’s the case, this is the biggest political crime we’ve seen… in our life times. I’m hoping for serious impeachment proceedings to commence at the same time presidential campaign debates begin. Remember, “It’s just about sex”? Well, how does, “It’s just about 200 counts of accessory to murder.” sound? BDB will be too busy to campaign effectively and then he’ll be going to prison. Nice dream huh?

    • dennisl59 says:

      Here’s what I’ve found. factcheckdotorg is a good place to start btw. Remember all the talk, around April 2009, and from the Dumb Bastard on down(including Clinton) that ” “more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States?” (Which is a big fat lie in the 1st place, but it didn’t matter because they had an agenda anyway)

      Well, well, well, it looks like they were trying to get to that made up number by any means necessary.

      Cue the Mexican Hat Dance music for Hillary!

      posted 10/12 850pm Texan for [Fill in the Blank] Time.

  3. dennisl59 says:

    It might be worth noting, about now, who the Republicans(and if you count the Socialist Sanders)that voted, in the full Senate for Holder’s appointment to Attorney General:

    Alexander (R-TN)
    Bennett (R-UT)<—-Defeated in the Republican Primary
    Bond (R-MO)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Gregg (R-NH)<—–Got out of Dodge after he turned down the DB for Commerce Secy.
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Kyl (R-AZ)***
    Lugar (R-IN)
    McCain (R-AZ)***
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Specter (R-PA)
    Voinovich (R-OH)

    ***Both Arizona Senators and Arizona is getting sued in Federal Court by the same guy they voted to appoint! Morons!

    It would be an 'interesting' experiment to have these useful idiots interviewed and ask if they would vote the same now. Of course, some would because they are RINOS and must be defeated along with all the other old, tired, clinically delusional and weak kneed RINOS that deserve to be removed from office in 2012.

    Take Back the US Senate!

    posted 10/12 825pm Texan for [Fill in the Blank] Time.

    • sweetexp says:

      Hello Denisl59. The listing of names and how they voted is great work! It is only by exposing who did what that will help us get on the right track to voting them out… Well done!


    • dennisl59 says:

      Update: From Foxnews Website, 10/14.Headline: Appeals Court Suspends Parts
      of Alabama’s Immigration Law: abstract:

      “The Justice Department opposes Alabama’s law, claiming it invites
      discrimination against foreign-born citizens and legal immigrants and is at odds with federal policy. But state officials say the law is necessary to protect the jobs of legal residents.”

      So Senator Jeff Sessions(R-AL) whose vote, in the full Senate, for confirmation of Eric Holder as AG, has ‘come home to roost’ just like the two Arizona Senators. Sessions also, during Kagen’s nomination hearing, completely let her off the hook, when he asked if the Government could tell people what they can and cannot eat. He asked the question, and rather than let her just dangle out there, he interrupted her non-answer. Sessions had her, then blew it. I will never forget that moment.

      Senator, would you like to take back your vote for Holder now?

      posted 10/15 720am Texan for [Fill in the Blank] Time.

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