Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The next hearing will be JOINT hearings.

From Lori Jane Gliha at ABC15 in Arizona.

More Congressional hearings in the Fast and Furious case could come as early as next month, meanwhile hearings could be starting up right here in Arizona.

Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and committee member, Rep. Paul Gosar, were in Phoenix over the weekend, talking to the ABC15 Investigators about the future of the controversial case, which involves the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

More hearings will come, they said. The next people called to testify will likely do so in front of both the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform committee, jointly.

“We want (the House Judiciary Committee) who has direct oversight over the Attorney General and of (the Department of Justice) to take a more active role, and we believe they will,” Issa said. Eventually, Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer will be called to testify, he said.

“This is the kind of thing that threatens the fabric of how America trusts law enforcement,” he said. “So, [the investigation] goes on until we get a real understanding that this can never happen again.”

Issa said the people involved in the Fast and Furious case must be either “punished legally or are at least dismissed.” He called the recent resignations and transfers of a handful of leaders within the Department of Justice a “good start.”


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, dismissal will simply not be good enough.

TREASON has been committed here along with multiple murders.

What they propose is like unto giving a serial killer a traffic ticket for his hobby.

The jig is up. We know what's going on and it won't work this time. Congress and the Senate had better wise up before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

I expect to see some fireworks during this joint committee hearing because it gives House Judiciary Committee member Jim Jordan, US Representative from from Ohio's 4th District, an excellent opportunity to burnish his conservative credentials.

He has a safe seat. His district has not voted for a Democrat Presidential candidate since 1964, so he can afford to be aggressive with witnesses if they show themselves to be less than forthcoming.

He is fiscally conservative, having joined with Ohio's freshman Representatives in voting "no" on the debt ceiling agreement. From all appearances, his sympathies are with the tea party movement and the tea party has begun demanding accountability for the rogue operation known as Fast and Furious.

Jim Jordan is said to be considering a run for the US Senate seat now held the by anti-gun leftist Sherrod Brown. A good showing during these hearings could win Jordan a coveted NRA endorsement.

Finally, he is telegenic and well-spoken. All things considered, we have someone who is likely to push hard to expose the Gunwalker cover-up.


Ashrak said...

With all respect that is due Mr. Issa, we out here in Citizenland are as tired of seeing "bothced" as we are of seeing "make sure this never happens again".

People get fired from their jobs for their drawer being 20 bucks short, for skipping out on work for a day, for inability to do the job, not for committing high crimes!

Mr. Issa, they GO TO JAIL for committing high crimes.

I live in a state where one governor is in jail, with his successor on his way to jail, for a great deal less corruption than GunWalker.

SO quit blowing the "never happen again" smoke and quit farting the stink of folks "losing their jobs". I am tellin' ya Mr. Issa, either you make Barry wear his own albatross or you are gonna find yourself wearing it. Is that what you are willing to risk to protect Barry? Are you really that corrupt yourself, SIR?

Justice is due, and you know it, Mr. Issa.

And still, we haven't heard "boo" from John Boehner.

No more "eventually" Mr. Issa. TEA is brewing, Sir.

Anonymous said...

Joint hearing? No wonder things are messed up,they're all stoned! War on drugs indeed! Guffaw!

Ed said...

"Issa said the people involved in the Fast and Furious case must be either “punished legally or are at least dismissed.” He called the recent resignations and transfers of a handful of leaders within the Department of Justice a “good start.”"

I call the resignations avoidance of punishment. It must not end there.

I call the transfers a "shell game". It must not end there.

Criminal acts by those employed by government, a government of the people, by the people, for the people, those who are elected and non-elected alike, call for appropriate indictment and effective prosecution. It must end there.