Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CBS: "Issa demands 'gunwalking' information from Secretary Clinton."

Hilary: (Thinking) "I sure wish we could get this damn war over so I can get back and concentrate on how to defend myself in the Gunwalker Scandal."


Today, the head of the House Oversight Committee fired off a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her agency's refusal to turn over documents and information about the ATF "gunwalking" scandal exposed by CBS News.

"Given the gravity of this matter, this refusal is simply unacceptable," reads the letter from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Read Issa's full letter to Clinton (PDF).

Issa is acting in concert with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). On March 4, Grassley requested information from the State Department involving then-U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual's meetings with Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Mr. Breuer's deputy, and other officials in Mexico City in the summer of 2010 regarding "on-going investigations" related to Project Gunrunner and its Fast and Furious component. However, the State Department has not provided any of the requested materials.

"This refusal is mystifying in its own right" and "stands in stark contradiction to the promise of transparency promoted by President Obama," reads the Issa letter. He is now asking for the information as well. "Additionally, please explain in detail the reasons behind your refusal to answer the Senator directly."

Issa's committee may subpoena documents if they are not provided. So far, the Justice Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and several other agencies have been non-responsive to Grassley requests in the gunwalking investigation.

The State Department had no comment other than to say if the letter has been received, then it is being reviewed.


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Spitnyri said...

From the way this seems to be "touching" so many govt agencies it may show itself to be the "Under the Table" policy of disarmament of the present administration when all is said and done. If lucky we will see agencies disbanded and shut down, people tried and jailed and politicians arrested for their "Crimes Against the people" and wilfully violating their oath of office.. can you say "Domestic Enemy Exposed"

Give 'em hell Mike.

Anonymous said...

Right now the ATF is busy committing an economic Waco on Gladiator Guns and Ammo in Roma TX. You should see an email with more details tomorrow morning.

Anonymous said...

Here is something cooking. You know how Mexican Mafias leaders are either controling or are working together to disarm U.S. civilians so it can enter more freely. Money is all about. Raise gun dealers more salery wages. And have a state trooper on each dealers for anyone that want purchase guns will be sumit a criminal record check if that person has relative on the mexican side. With this tactique the one that is sellers or buyers trasspassing firearms towards Mexico will notice the new security program they will backoff.