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 dcodrea@hotmail.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.

Mike Vanderboegh
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.


Mark Matis said...

Just sent a message to Marco Rubio. Not sure if that will help since he is not on the appropriate committee, but that is about as good as I'm gonna be able to do.

Anonymous said...

Doing what I can, Mike.

electra glide said...

Seems to me the advice to lawyer up should be taken. If these guys have some important and embarrassing info to disclose and DON'T have a lawyer already they are fools. I hope they are prepared to spend a long long time in prison and have their families destroyed if they skip this important step.

Anonymous said...

No one wants to touch this with a ten foot pole now that the Gifford's shooting is in the headlines. None of our "representatives" want to be seen as "unreasonable" when it comes to regulating firearms and "high cap" mags with a highly publicized shooting being shoved into the public's conscience by the main stream media....and going after the principal gun regulatory agency of the federal leviathan is going to be doing just that in the media's eyes.

Spineless fucks.

Anonymous said...

Done. I had results from the phone ringing and ringing, no answer, to leaving messages, to being told the person taking care of this issue was on the phone with someone else and having to leave a message on his voice mail.


Anonymous said...

Here's my letter. Sent to several reps.

Dear Sir,

Hope you and yours are well. I realize you must be very busy these days with all that has been proposed. But I am asking you to give some of your time to the current issue involving gun smuggling into Mexico and the reported involvement of some BATF officers.

BATF whistleblowers have stepped forward, as you know, and it has been alleged that one of the walked firearms was used in the murder of a federal agent.

Please lend these brave men your support and help them uphold the honor and integrity of the Bureau.

Interest in this issue is spreading like wildfire across the net and has gained the attention of a large spectrum of the conservative electorate.

Thank you for your time,


Anonymous said...

Posted on reloaders nest.


Ahab said...

Just sent an e-mail message to my Senator from Georgia, Senator Chambliss, busting his chops for failure to investigate, or even move, on the allegations presented by insiders at the ATF. I'll let you know what I get as a response from him.

Anonymous said...

Mike - just sent you an email.

Defender said...

Just prodded my Reps and Senator.

Anonymous said...

I think you are suggesting we contact
the staffers, and not just the Senator's office, right?
Senator Sessions numbers is now
202 224 4124 (the number in the post
is for the Committee.)
I've tried the Des Moines number
several times and keep getting "this
number has been disconnected)
all the best, cycjec.

Scott J said...

I'm sure I'm bailing the Titanic with a teaspoon but just sent the following to Sessions through his web contact form:

Please step up and be a leader on this. We elect you to lead. If you will not perhaps we need to elect someone who will next time.


Anonymous said...

May I suggest sending a fax, either alone or in addition to calls/emails? These people receive emails & calls all day long - with a fax you control your end of the conversation, have a record of receipt and content without filling the time waster (intended) email form.

You can also try non DC (local) offices.

Anonymous said...

Shot a letter to Saxby Chambliss' office a short time ago.

Looking forward to updates from you and David.

Defender said...

Hey, everything's going to be fine. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee says "Down with every law that violates the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process."
Oh, sorry, she just means repeal of Obamacare.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Mike... What are they thinking!!
Just a thought...
Maybe your efforts to precipitate violence against lawmakers offices, make you less than welcome to even Republican lawmakers.

Anonymous said...

I e-mailed my newly-elected US Senator, using polite language and stressing the importance of administrative integrity.

I will follow up with a telephone call.

As Yoda (or Dr Seuss or Jesse Jackson) would say: Resistance requires persistence.


Anonymous said...

Surprise! Not one of the people I called and had to leave a message for has called me back. Cowards, filthy cowards. They all deserve a "T" on their forheads.


1894C said...

Sent to my senators:

I am writing to urge you to do everything possible to investigate serious allegations that the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) has intentionally and criminally allowed guns to be transported across the US Mexico border without the knowledge of Mexican authorities. There is solid information from agents within the BATFE that this was done with the knowledge and approval of senior management within the BATFE.
Apparently one of these guns was subsequently used to murder a US Border Patrol agent. The BATFE agents that have first hand knowledge of this incident are in desperate need of whistle blower protection and I implore you to direct your staff to at least reach out to these individuals and follow up. The BATFE agents can be reached through journalist David Codrea at (dcodrea@hotmail.com). The story is well known as “Project Gunwalker” I’m sure you can find an overview based on that term online. Please review this information and let me know that you are opposed to such patently illegal acts being perpetrated by one of our own law enforcement agencies.

Hope word gets out.