Tracy Schmaler is a name which may grow into a household one as the lies surrounding Fast and Furious unravel faster. She earned her stripes deceiving the public about the dismissal of the New Black Panther case. She then graduated onto attacking one of the most honorable people to serve in government, former Voting Section Chief Chris Coates, after he (under oath no less) exposed her lies about the Black Panther dismissal for what they were. Schmaler is also the same hack who disgraces the Department of Justice by criticizing decisions the Department made, but only because the Bush administration made them. She is the witchy federal employee who screams and cusses at reporters for NBC, the Washington Times, CBS and the American Spectator, yet doesn’t get fired because thug is so in style in this administration.But her latest false witness involves the esteemed senator from Iowa. On Halloween, a document dump was unloaded on Congress which revealed a concerted DOJ effort to smear Senator Grassley as a partisan to the media in the Fast and Furious scandal. Schmaler is almost certainly at the center of this effort. She is notorious for this sort of behavior — leaking certain documents to certain young hack bloggers who parrot whatever she demands of them.Again, who is Tracy Schmaler? Remember the name, because she may be the engineer behind so many of the lies emanating from the once honorable United States Department of Justice. It’s time she be hauled before the committees investigating DOJ misconduct.But you won’t be able to serve that subpoena this week. This week she is on a tropical island, and you are paying for it.
-- Tracy Schmaler’s (and Eric Holder’s) Trip to the Tropics by J. Christian Adams.
"I'll get you my pretty, and your little blog too!"
Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Media Matters, you may recall, is the George Soros' funded hit squad that, in addition to being a gaggle of White House myrmidons, also writes a lot of MSNBC's copy, especially Rachel Madcow's. And defecate and shove me in it, but it is yours truly who pops up in at least one of these emails.
An email chain from Sept. 9, 2011, shows Gertz and Schmaler expressing concern over an upcoming Fox News segment on Fast and Furious.“This is Vanderboegh, who broke the story in the first place and has contacts in the media and at [the House] Oversight [commission]. Any idea what it’s about?” Gertz wrote to Schmaler at 8:29 a.m. that day in an email that quoted conservative blogger Mike Vanderboegh’s website: “FOX Got ‘Em. Huge Gunwalker Story Breaking Later This Morning.”At 9:19 a.m., Schmaler replied: “So far, no one’s got an idea … unless it’s something that’s already been out. Let’s stay in touch…”Gertz responded at 9:25 a.m. with a guess that if it were something that had already been out, it would have been a story on Indiana gun sales.Fox News played its tease shortly after of a segment promising new information on Fast and Furious, and at 10:18 a.m. Gertz sent the text of Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer’s tease to Schmaler.“Also two weapons found at the scene where Border Agent Brian, uh, Terry was murdered linked to a botched federal gunrunning sting operation, and today the plot thickens once again,” Gertz quoted Hemmer as saying.Eight minutes later, Schmaler wrote a terse “??” back to Gertz, likely indicating that she did not understand Hemmer’s statement.Seconds after receiving Schmaler’s reply, Gertz responded, “No idea. Will let you know when the segment happens.”Schmaler then praised Gertz for monitoring the situation: “Thanks Matt,” she replied.In two subsequent emails, Gertz told the DOJ public affairs director what happened. The “[c]laim is [that] there was a third gun at the Terry murder scene that was covered up because it was procured by an FBI informant inside the Sinaloa cartel,” Gertz wrote to Schmaler in one message. The other email included the full text of Fox News reporter William LaJeunesse’s article on the matter.
It's nice to know they're paying attention to my little ole blog.
LATER: Here's the emails in toto.
LATER STILL: David Codrea reacts.