Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Senators crawfish on helping agents in Project Gunwalker scandal. See if you can't help concentrate their minds.
United States Senator Jeff Sessions.
Folks, this has been a frustrating morning. Senate staffers who have been completely briefed on the Project Gunwalker scandal over the last few weeks are deliberately not answering their phones. Others, including Charlie Harmon, the chief of staff of Saxby Chambliss, the U.S. Senator from Georgia, told one of his constituents, "We're on it." Yet, when pressed about the urgency of the matter, said "these guys need to get a lawyer."
No, Charlie, right now they need a Senator with a spine and a pair to do his damn job. The agents need a Senator to COME TO THEM. There are ongoing investigations, the main thrust of which, in my opinion, is to cover up the circumstances of Project Gunwalker and the death of Border Patrol agent Terry. To volunteer to go to the press during an ongoing investigation can end their careers or put them in jail themselves. Yet some are willing to do so, if forced by the inaction of your elected senators and representatives. The tools that the agency, Main Justice and the White House have at their disposal to shut these agents up are many and powerful. These guys need whistleblower protection NOW.
The staffers of the Senators below all have been briefed in one way or another. Yet none of them have reached out to the agents so far. The ostrich impulse is strong in DC and strongest in the GOP. These birds need some constituents to kick their asses and get their heads out of the sand, or their own anal sphincters, or wherever it is they are hiding from their responsibilities and this huge scandal.
Here are the skulkers/guilty parties so far:
Senator Jeff Sessions, former ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. His office phone is 202-224-5225. His press contact is Sarah Haley. Ms. Haley, along with Sessions' guy on the Judiciary, Stephen Miller, has been on my email list throughout the scandals of the past few months and has never responded. Her cell phone, if you'd like to leave her a nice, non-threatening message of supreme disappointment, is 202-641-0543.
Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, whose chief of staff Charlie Harmon was so free with helpful legal advice for agents whose lives are on the line, has an office number of 202-224-3521.
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, new ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose office number in DC is 202-224-3744 and whose office number in Des Moines is 515-288-4415. Grassley's Second Amendment "go-to" guy is Nick Podsiadly and his Judiciary Committee guy, replacing Sessions' Stephen Miller, is Brian Downing. Downing also declined to talk with me this morning and has yet to return my call.
The safety of whistleblowers, it seems, is the least of his concerns. There's a lot of that going around lately.
When you get in touch with them, tell them that all they have to do is get in touch with me (at GeorgeMason1776@aol.com) or David Codrea (at email@example.com) and we will, after making sure they are who they say they are, forward a means by which they can contact the agents who wish to come in from the cold.
There are reporters who are now working on this story. Ask the people above this question: At what point do they think that failure to get off their asses and do their jobs becomes felony assistance to a cover-up?
Feel free to post this to any firearms rights discussion boards or blogs that you can.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.