Darrell Issa: Wiretap approvals show high-ranking DOJ were plenty aware of Fast & Furious gunwalking

posted at 4:01 pm on June 6, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

From the beginning, the Obama administration’s line on the deadly gunwalking operation known as Fast & Furious has been that the whole affair was a “botched” program that somehow spun out of control among the lower levels of government. As Katie Pavlich has fastidiously documented, the higher-ups in the Justice Department have denied, denied, denied that they knew anything about it at the time, and stuck to the story that this was just a well-meaning crime-fighting initiative gone awry — but their insistence is looking increasingly desperate.

And House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, it seems, can smell fear.

Issa and the GOP leadership have lately been putting the pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder and the wider Justice Department to comply more thoroughly with a 22-part subpoena from last October, even threatening to find Holder in contempt of Congress for dragging his feet. The DOJ has insisted that they’re doing everything they possibly can to comply with the subpoena while protecting the security and integrity (cough cough, gasp, sorry, I choked on my own word there for a second) of their department. But, the back and forth continues, and now Issa says he has acquired still more evidence that senior DOJ officials were well acquainted with the gunwalking going on as part of Operation Fast & Furious.

Here’s the press release, followed by Chairman Issa on Fox News this morning:

WASHINGTON—  Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were given specific information about reckless tactics in Operation Fast and Furious. In a letter, Issa rebuked the Attorney General for his continuing efforts to mislead Congress about both the contents of the wiretap applications and details of who knew about and gave approval for reckless tactics.  While refusing to produce the subpoenaed documents, Holder has previously denied knowledge of and cast doubt on the possibility that the wiretap applications contained information about reckless tactics.

The wiretap applications show that immense detail about questionable investigative tactics was available to the senior officials who reviewed and authorized them.  The close involvement of these officials – much greater than previously known – is shocking,” Issa wrote to Holder.  “Throughout the course of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the [Justice] Department has consistently denied that any senior officials were provided information about the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious.  The wiretap applications obtained by the Committee show such statements made by senior Department officials regarding the wiretaps to be false and misleading.  You have repeatedly either denied involvement by senior officials in Fast and Furious, or asserted that the wiretap applications do not contain rich detail about irresponsible investigative tactics.”

 

“This was a Washington, D.C. program.” The plot thickens. Eric Holder is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee again on Thursday.


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(Someone tell Ed this Erika’s a keeper.)

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Then there’s this:

GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution

While Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is eager to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for failing to provide all records and information regarding the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling fiasco, a number of GOP members of his committee appear to be getting “cold feet at the thought of going up against Holder,” a law enforcement source in Washington, D.C. said on Sunday.

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Then do something. Quit dragging this out just to make it look like you are doing something. Do it and quit talking about it. Enough already. How long has this been dragging on?

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I’m sick and tired of the entire congress, incl. Issa. The congress has to be proactive and in charge of the purse, and hasn’t done either.

Issa is a good guy but most all actions have been cautious and reactive, on F ‘n F, the entire out of control spending/partying, and in general. The IGs are for the birds. The whistleblowers are fired or moved, or punished.

Holder, the thug, runs all over the sissies, and they relent, for PC. Out with most all of you in Nov., to save the republic!

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

In the meanwhile Holder is busy preventing the dead, the dogs, the inmates and the double-voters being deleted from the FL lists, and intervenes in the hiring-of-illegals in NV.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Agree with everything you said!

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Like Holder is afraid of Issa.

NeoKong on June 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Lucy, you gots some splainin’ to do….

txmomof6 on June 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!
/s

Marcola on June 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Agree with everything you said!

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Thanks, but consider this – Holder might have threatened Issa.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Then do something. Quit dragging this out just to make it look like you are doing something. Do it and quit talking about it. Enough already. How long has this been dragging on?

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

^This. I’m really pissed about the pansy way Issa and congress have been handling this. Holder should have been forced to resign (or prosecuted) by now.

The Rogue Tomato on June 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

….with the subpoena while protecting the security and integrity (cough cough, gasp, sorry, I choked on my own word there for a second) of their department.

i like the new chick more and more

t8stlikchkn on June 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Blood in the water, but, all Holder has to do is run out the clock. 5 more months? Hell, he’s already stalled for twice that long. He can do 5 months standing on his head. We all know Boehner just wants this to go away without political bloodshed..

a capella on June 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

WELLLL Issa, what ARE you gonna do about this? Will you finally haul that sorry holders hind end up on contempt charges? NO? Well WHY NOT?

I love the daylights out of Issa and Grassley and others who are trying to get to the bottom of this and other things holder is knee deep in, but Guys please don’t just threaten, DO something?

Me thinks if Issa and others don’t do something right away, this will slide and slide till after the election?
L

letget on June 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Thanks, but consider this – Holder might have threatened Issa.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

That’s the only kind of explanation I can think of to explain why this keeps dragging on. He must have pictures of every congressman/woman in bed with a sheep.

The Rogue Tomato on June 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Fast and who???

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

(Someone tell Ed this Erika’s a keeper.)

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

..I’m liking her!
(Read Townhall long time ago…maybe I should bookmark it again.)

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Give it up Isa. No one cares.

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

It’s Issa, for the intellectuals.

Also, the parents of the dead agent care and his family does, and so does every sane and thinking person. You are derelict and impertinent too, not to speak of uncaring and callous.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Fast and who???

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

…You’re farting again?

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Fast and who???

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I think Brian Terry’s family might care just a wee bit.

El Dillo on June 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Then do something. Quit dragging this out just to make it look like you are doing something. Do it and quit talking about it. Enough already. How long has this been dragging on?

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I agree. I have been wating for well over a year now for something to happen. To be fair though Holder and company have been stonewalling at every turn it seems. Still this is getting pretty old.

Roymunson on June 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Issa is a good guy but most all actions have been cautious and reactive, on F ‘n F, the entire out of control spending/partying, and in general.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I share your frustration, but I’ve always thought Issa is a bit of a squish (I’m from CA).

I just hope they stumble across a real smoking gun with an undeniable link to Holder/Obama – everyone knows Holder was at the root of this crap, just a question of whether it will ever be proven and how much involvement the White House had (probably plenty).

peski on June 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

The usual deep and insightful comment from the left. Dude, you’re like a cartoon of yourself.

peski on June 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Ok, so, that’s nice, when is anybody actually going to do something?

sage0925 on June 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Darrell Issa: Wiretap approvals show high-ranking DOJ were plenty aware of Fast & Furious gunwalking

No sh!t, Sherlock. Anyone with a brain knew that this came straight from the top from the very beginning. But … keep dragging your feet on this. It’s worth an Article of Impeachment (for the Indonesian Dog-Eater and his criminal pet over ot Just-Us) but you can’t even manage a strongly worded letter of contempt, as if that makes any difference, anyway, as Barky the Canine Connoisseur likes collecting Contemtp Citations to hang in the Oval Office as it is.

The GOP has had control of the House for a year and a half and you guys have done NOTHING to even try to stop the worst criminal and only America-hater that has ever occupied the White House.

I can’t get excited by this “master of the obvious” revelation that you won’t do anything about. The mutt muncher has committed tens of clearly impeachable acts and continues to make a mockery of our nation and our institutions but you guys do nothing. Thanks a lot. You’ve been very helpful.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Oooh, another press release! That’ll show Holder! Surely he’ll stop pissing all over the United States Constitution now. He’ll fear more press releases! Courage won in Wisconsin last night, but cowardice still reigns in DC.

Rational Thought on June 6, 2012 at 4:28 PM

dear darrell issa,

tonight, i will have White Castles for dinner and the end result of that will be far more interesting than whatever comes out of your mouth these days.

Love,

Ghoulaid

GhoulAid on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Fast and who???

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

What does that even mean? Drinking so early in the day to get this incoherent? Awwwww.

Hm. I wonder what a perp walk of Holder will do for the Obama campaign a month or so before the election.

kim roy on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Another strongly worded letter..?

d1carter on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I hold out hope that Issa’s delaying is to prevent Holder from being pardoned by an outgoing President. Everyone knows that if Holder is charged with Contempt of Congress, Obama will pardon him.

But I tell you what, Issa had better do his job after Obama’s gone and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. In fact, I’d prefer charges of Contempt of Congress, High Crimes, and Treason to be leveled against Holder. Mexican drug cartels are no friends of America, and allowing guns to walk across the border to arm the cartels seems like a clear charge of providing aid to our enemies.

dominigan on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

We can haz indictments?

cynccook on June 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Poor Darrell Issa –
He’s become a broken broken-record.

verbaluce on June 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Then do something. Quit dragging this out just to make it look like you are doing something. Do it and quit talking about it. Enough already. How long has this been dragging on?

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This!

“When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.”

-Tuco

antipc on June 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

(Someone tell Ed this Erika’s a keeper.)

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I agree! She has a very engaging prose style.

Inkblots on June 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

El Dillo on June 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Yeah, I think I read some where Mexico cared too.

magicbeans on June 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

No one cares.

Only:

Agent Terry’s family, everyone on the front line of border enforcement, residents nearer the border than NYC, and possibly the friends and relatives of the 200 dead Mexicans who were shot with weapons bought and illegally trafficked into their country.

CorporatePiggy on June 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Someone leaked DOJ wiretap docs?

This leaking stuff is a double-edged sword, isn’t it?

I suspect the source of this leak will generate a substantially greater investigative effort than will the source of national security leaks in the White House that benefit Preezie Choombro.

novaculus on June 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

dominigan on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Doesn’t a pardon eliminate his right to take the 5th on any related matters by assuring immunity?

a capella on June 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

At this rate, we’re gonna need about 5 2010′s to get the kind of testicular fortitude we need in Washington.

nobar on June 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Great. Everyone knows liberals are dishonest, corrupt and that Holder is the biggest criminal to ever hold that office.

What are you going to do about, Issa? Grab thy cannon “balls” and start firing volleys. You are not going to shame a liberal. You should know this. They have no morals, values or integrity.

BruthaMan on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

President Mitten’s AG will have to prosecute Holder. Maybe extradite to Mexico as well.

rbj on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Any chance of Romney assigning Atty. Rudolph Giuliani to the case? That will give metalworking industry a healthy boost as it will be busy manufacturing handcuffs and window bars.

Archivarix on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

A video of Holder personally handing AK47s to cartel members wouldn’t make any difference. This is going nowhere. Boehner will NEVER allow a contempt citation.

rrpjr on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Hm. I wonder what a perp walk of Holder will do for the Obama campaign a month or so before the election.

kim roy on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Thank you! I thought this would be the obvious response, but almost everyone else is dragging out the tired ‘Republicans don’t know what they’re doing blah blah blah’ nonsense. Having Holder held in contempt of Congress in the middle of an election season is a godsend. Why crush him now, when he can resign and have Obama pick someone who could potentially help his reelection chances? Let Issa keep the wheels turning, and let it blow up in an other month or two when the country really starts paying attention to the race.

joejm65 on June 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Just tell us who they are. Publish their names and a fast sentence of what they did and we the people will do the rest. Our Congress is pretty useless, they haven’t stood up for us and wimped out on every important issue. I’m pretty sick of all of them.

BetseyRoss on June 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

That’s the only kind of explanation I can think of to explain why this keeps dragging on. He must have pictures of every congressman/woman in bed with a sheep.

The Rogue Tomato on June 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I believe they just don’t have the balls to actually do anything, but want us to think they are on top of it. Issa has given them every opportunity, and there has to be an end to the stonewalling.

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Extradite the entire DOJ to Mexico to stand trial!

Finbar on June 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

That’s idiotic. But, I expect nothing less from someone who doesn’t care about rogue gov’t breaking the law as long as his side is doing it. Even when it results in American deaths.

that about sums up liberalism – it is nothing more than will to power.

Monkeytoe on June 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

verbaluce on June 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

You are a callous fool.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Didnt Holder, under oath say that he had just heard about f and f ?

newportmike on June 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

…talk…talk…talk…talk…press release….talk… talk…talk…talk….press release…talk…talk…ARE YOU WAITING UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER?
Sh!t or get off the pot! Quit telling us about the bowel movements!

KOOLAID2 on June 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Any chance of Romney assigning Atty. Rudolph Giuliani to the case? That will give metalworking industry a healthy boost as it will be busy manufacturing handcuffs and window bars.

Archivarix on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Wouldn’t you just love to see that happen? Guiliani for AG?

silvernana on June 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

This.

they lie on June 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It’s the 4th quarter and the clock is ticking away fast. June, July, August and in September the Congress will go home to Campaign.

That leaves about ten weeks to do something prior to the election. In the past two years about all Congress has done regarding this issue is huff and puff. I don’t think Issa is going to do anything substantial at this point. In fact I think he will help run the clock out.

After the election this will be dropped unless Obama wins. However, then just like now, it will all be postuering and keeping the issue alive for the next campaign.

jpmn on June 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Okay let’s test this internet thingy like we did during the amnesty deal a few years ago. A poster gave us a link that says 8 of the 23 Repubs on Issa’s 40 member committee won’t push for the contempt order. Here’s the list.

http://oversight.house.gov/committee-members/

I will assume none of the 17 dems will vote for contempt charges. Their names will link to their phone numbers. Don’t bother with Blake Farenthold as he is way on board with the contempt charge. Fire away and please report back. If there is even one we need to know about it.

Let Breitbart live forever.

DanMan on June 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Issa is merely the puppet. Boehner is pulling the strings. Nothing will come of this. Count on it. It’s a dog and pony show put on for conservatives. Everything the establishment does that appears to be rooting pout corruption or rolloing back government is merely for show to keep the conservatives on the plantation. I will bet $10,000 of Romney’s money that nothing, absolutely nothing will come of this.

they lie on June 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Issa would make a damn fine A-G some day, he’s magnitudes better than the numbnuts Holder.

slickwillie2001 on June 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Any bets Holder will plead the 5th?

GarandFan on June 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM

And yes, I need to proof before posting. All thumbs.

they lie on June 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Of course Holder knew. The whole stupid scheme was probably his friggin’ idea in the first place.

Issa and the rest of the Republicans in Congress need to quit pussyfooting around and stand up to this corrupt thug. He should have been impeached already.

AZCoyote on June 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Woot, there it is! (NSF…well, anywhere, really…)

Knott Buyinit on June 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Per my link at 4:52… This committee has one GOP member from Texas and one from Arizona plus Issa from CA. Three are from Pennsylvania. If you are from one of the states that has a member please call them and ask. My guy not would vouch for anyone but himself and like I said, he is all for it.

DanMan on June 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Thank you, Darrell Issa! xo

DanaLynn on June 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Great job, Erika.

And it is now my pleasure to introduce you to…

I have no idea, but I do know that you guys come up with really cool names for your fake scandals.

crr6 on July 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Then there’s this:

GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution

While Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is eager to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for failing to provide all records and information regarding the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling fiasco, a number of GOP members of his committee appear to be getting “cold feet at the thought of going up against Holder,” a law enforcement source in Washington, D.C. said on Sunday.

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I still have faith in Issa – I expect the next big step in the F&F investigation to happen by July 15th. If it doesn’t happen by then, I’ll start becoming concerned…

Bizarro No. 1 on June 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Poor Darrell Issa –
He’s become a broken broken-record.

verbaluce on June 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Expert on scratchy 78s checks in.

Del Dolemonte on June 6, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

That link Akzed provided gives a story that is very weakly sourced. I did try calling Issa’s office and as soon as they knew I was from Texas they shoved me over to the leave a message line.

Folks, this is how we beat McCain’s amnesty push. Please help.

DanMan on June 6, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Give it up Isa. No one cares. Didn’t you learn anything from Walkies John Doe?
Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM
That’s idiotic. But, I expect nothing less from someone who doesn’t care about rogue gov’t breaking the law as long as his side is doing it. Even when it results in American deaths.
that about sums up liberalism – it is nothing more than will to power.
Monkeytoe on June 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Didn’t hear or see you wet your panties when Walkie was getting bought off and giving the middle finger to Wisconsinites who questioned him about John Doe.
Welcome to the big leagues baby. Welcome to the new America.

Founding father America 1775- June 5th 2012
New America that doesn’t give a F. 2012 going forward.

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Mr. Issa, If you’re timing this for maximum political advantage please stop. Now is just fine. Patience is wearing thin.

diogenes on June 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Yep, bellyaching and trying to get a duly elected governor recalled because he doesn’t think public sector unions should be able to collectively bargain for benefits is part and parcel to the founding of the republic.

Today has been fun.

El Dillo on June 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Founding father America 1775- June 5th 2012
New America that doesn’t give a F. 2012 going forward.

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

As much as I’m dissapointed in Issa not seriously pursuing, with charges, the Indonesian Mutt Muncher and his junta … your tears almost make up for it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 6, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Founding father America 1775- June 5th 2012
New America that doesn’t give a F. 2012 going forward.

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hey, everybody, look. The cosmopolitan bigot is starting to come unglued. It’s only a matter or time.

CurtZHP on June 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

There is enough evidence presented to Congress to arrest him and prosecute him for an Act of War against the nation of Mexico, accessory to murder of thousands of innocent citizens in Mexico and America as well as the murder of United States Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Resign??

Besides sending illegal guns to Mexico, Holder and Obama sold guns to criminal street gangs inside the United States where the guns will be used inside the United States. It will take years to find the thousands of guns these criminals sold to killers.
They should be taged,baged,

and thrown in GITMO!!..

then Hung for TREASON!

Capt-Dax on June 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

joejm65 on June 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Issa seems like a very bright chap and I keep hoping that he’s playing the long game rather than being a squish.

I guess we’ll see.

kim roy on June 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

This is just the way I figured it would play out, as September arrives we will start seeing more and more about this, lets keep the DOJ’s office busy just in time for the election. By October this will finally be news. Think about Holder being perp walked into a court room as November 1 rolls around……..

angrymike on June 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Someone should handcuff this Erika chick to her desk so she can’t go anywhere on us.

stvnscott on June 6, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Republicans in Chains

Yes, Bathtub Boy was beaming for weeks. This is starting to remind me of the promise that Rove and the former AG were to be taken away in chains over torture, warmaking or who knows what.

I think there is an unspoken agreement on some of this stuff. Too bad at least one American had to die, though. I hope the family sues.

IlikedAUH2O on June 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Duh! The Obumbo Admin. and Holder dictated F&F implementation. Why else all the stonewalling and deception? Sometimes logic is just common sense. High intelligence rarely correlates with smart.

aposematic on June 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

What this thread is absent Libfree and the other pukes? You don’t say.

CW on June 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I sick of all this hand wringing by the GOP. Republicans who are not up to the job should resign or maybe Boehner needs to follow the yellow brick road to OZ and get some courage. The quivering in the corner because Holder’s feather might get ruffled is nauseating. I want to know who all the GOP hand wringers are. I don’t want to hear from Issa unless he is actually doing something.

Charm on June 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok so charge him already. How much proof do you need? Go to a judge and arrest him if you can, but do SOMETHING DAMMIT.

dogsoldier on June 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I have mixed emotions about the pace. Let the GOP hold their hand for any Oct. surprise the Dimwits may have. More importantly,after last night’s destruction of the Dem. Party, Issa should feel very comfortable knowing America is fully awake and it is time to grind the axe and go Whackadoodle on Holder. America is behind you!

hillsoftx on June 6, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Any chance of Romney assigning Atty. Rudolph Giuliani to the case? That will give metalworking industry a healthy boost as it will be busy manufacturing handcuffs and window bars.

Archivarix on June 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

This. Don’t force his resignation or impeach(they won’t even try)
After Romney is sworn in Atty. General Giuliani will put him in an orange jumpsuit.

Wolfen on June 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah. If the DoJ keeps ignoring Issa, he’ll hold them in contempt, er, he’ll consider holding them in contempt, ah, he’ll consider thinking about holding them in contempt. He won’t do anything and the next thing you’ll know, it will be December. Oooooooppppppppssssssss! Too late!

Mr. Grump on June 6, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Still waiting…
Nothing is at it appears.
I’m thinking a ‘strongly worded’ whatever. Super.

mickytx on June 7, 2012 at 1:18 AM

as*
preview — no help

mickytx on June 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Darrell, you talk too much about F&F and are starting to look very weak and foolish. Stop the talking and do something about this mess.

Sandybourne on June 7, 2012 at 8:48 AM