Stone walls can be pierced, often at the point where you'd think there were the strongest.
House Oversight Committee spokesman confirms ATF missed Issa deadline
A spokesman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has confirmed that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Assistant Director Kenneth Melson did not produce documents and information related to the unfolding Project Gunrunner story that were requested "as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2011" by Chairman Darrell Issa.
Committee spokesman Seamus Kraft called this correspondent in response to a request made earlier today, and confirmed that "ATF did not meet our request deadline."
Kraft advises that further developments to uncover the truth will be forthcoming.
Ex-ATF SAC warns of ‘trap’ and ‘blood bath’ over ‘Project Gunwalker’
A former ATF agent foresees dire consequences if the bureau continues failing to cooperate with congressional investigations.
This came in on the evening of Mar. 30 via email from a trusted source. This correspondent has confirmed it was written by retired SAC (Special Agent in Charge) Bernie La Forest, who “headed up offices in Kansas City, Detroit, Phoenix and Los Angeles,” and is reproduced below unedited. It is in response to Allan Lengel’s TickleTheWire.com report “ATF Needs to Clean the Manure Off Its Boots Now.”
Mr. La Forest has given permission to share his email with Gun Rights Examiner readers with the folowing caveat:
I would only ask that you make it clear that this was simply an “opinion” of someone who has been “out-of-the-game" for several years. I was never muzzled as an ATF manager, even when I and others testified before a congressional subcommittee concerning the 1981 –’82 Proposed Abolishment of ATF under the Reagan Administration.
It is explosive stuff:
Pull all funding for the clowns and they'll sing you song...
If Melson is being "Ordered" to stonewall... And he knows he is going down with the ship, Why not just spill the beans? Name Names, point fingers...
Hell, Bring them ALL DOWN WITH YA!
I would hope that this is the beginning of the end of BATFE, but we have heard this crap before, so I'm not going to get my hopes up too high. This administration has shown that they earnestly believe they are "above the law" and will have no problems just refusing to provide any information asked for. Maybe this time, their hand will ber called, and those deserving will be forced to fall upon their swords.
One can only hope! We'll see.
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