No, I didn't make that headline up. Issa has flown off to Davos to hobnob with the international elites this weekend. That, at least, is what I'm being told. This is a marvelous turn of events for the New World Order conspiracists. Shortwave millennialists will be going nuts. Much is being made today in various places of Issa's latest letters to Holder here and here.Here's the Daily Caller's story and interview with Issa.
Here is David Codrea's take, which lays out succinctly the public facts as known.
Last night, I was floated some rumors that Morrissey and Hurley, Cunningham's fellow myrmidons working under Dennis Burke on the Fast and Furious clandestine operation, were also going to plead the Fifth along with Cunningham. This was obviously far too optimistic, and perhaps I was meant to jump at it, but I waited for confirmation. A good thing. I announced rightly that the committee was going to have an announcement this morning. But I didn't expect how truly wimpy it would be. Morrissey has until 5 o'clock Eastern today to respond to the committee. No one expects him to come forward, even though he is a Bush appointee. And why should he? Where are the threats of contempt of congress? Where is the plain talk of doing unto Holder as he has been doing unto them?
So I understand why the Three Amigos in the Phoenix U.S. Attorney's office are clamming up. What do they gain by coming forward now? The committee has made much sound and fury, but so far indications are that it signifies nothing. Recall that I previously reported that the Issa people have even cut off the flow information to Grassley's office. Recall that the committee made much noise in letters about going after Kevin O'Reilly and seeking information about the March 2009 meeting between Newell and the White House. None of that, I am told, will be mentioned at the upcoming hearing. Believe me when I tell you that I am not the only reporter, mainstream or Internet, that is wondering just what the hell is going on here. The frustration is palpable, and we compare notes in mutual mystification.
I sent this email to a number of participants in the investigation today.
From: georgemason1776To: REDACTED (Congressional staffer)Sent: Thu, Jan 26, 2012 11:05 amSubject: Just between you and me. A cry in the dark . . .So, Issa flies off to Davos while his chief counsel crafts a small solution which points to Phoenix -- except the stonewall on Phoenix is still holding. No follow up (apparently) on O'Reilly, March 2009 meeting, etc. So what's the plan? Get Holder up there and swing their limp dicks around trying to hit him? What is there in this that will do anything but discredit the whole investigation in the eyes of people who are paying attention? WHAT IS THERE EVIDENCED IN ANY OF THIS BESIDES A REASONABLE CONCLUSION THAT THE FIX IS IN?Don't they understand that their (your) whole system is in a crisis of legitimacy?I'm not being just rhetorical here and would very much appreciate some sort of hopeful input.
I just checked my email -- no one has responded as yet.
So that is where we are, as far as I know. The committee may have a rabbit in their hat. In fact, if they've been doing what they claim to have been doing they should have a whole warren of embarrassing rabbits for Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano and the sitting president of the United States. If. . . Maybe. . . Or, the fix is in, which means they have decided to try to save their rotten system and not the country.
I suppose we could ask Darrell Issa, but he's flown off to Davos.
I'm getting on a plane tomorrow morning, dear readers, to see if I can sniff out the truth. Either way, you'll read about it here, on Sipsey Street.