As I posted below, "The Empire Strikes Back through their lapdog media. Sari Horwitz, the most politically-reliable Pravda plagiarist the anti-firearm rights crowd has."
Phineas Fahrquar also commented on the "smear campaign against Rep. Darrell Issa."
At issue is the "big news," now being blasted across the left-collectivist blogosphere, that Darrell Issa and his staffers were allegedly fully briefed on Fast and Furious about a year ago and thus are now being hypocritical in their criticism of the DOJ program and cover-up.
Here's what the self-admitted plagiarist Sari Horwitz and her partners in pharaonic scribery wrote in Pravda on the Potomac:
A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday.
Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who has repeatedly called for top Justice Department officials to be held accountable for the now-defunct operation, was given highly specific information about it at an April 2010 briefing, the sources said. Members of his staff also attended the session, which Issa and two other Republican congressmen had requested.
Here's what Horwitz didn't tell you, from a long-time DC observer's email to me on the subject:
one point -- all the congressional folks who received that briefing had to sign confidentiality agreements as a condition for getting the briefing... Issa et al have not mentioned it, so guess where the info for WaPo had to have come from...
from the briefers, or those who sent them, of course...
So if Issa wanted to defend himself by publicly stating a different recollection of what happened in the briefing, he would be breaking the confidentiality agreement. The cowardly anonymous conspirators hiding behind Ms. Horwitz's willing skirts have no such compunction, obviously.