Gunwalker probe escalates
Rep. Darrella Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight, has issued a subpoena, after informal requests for documents had no effect. This makes it more of a showdown: if a subpoena isn't complied with, he can move (I think it takes a majority of the entire House) to hold the recipients in contempt of Congress, so that enforcement can then become holding them behind bars until the deliver the documents. Even if that doesn't happen, the floor fight over the contempt charge will bring a lot of attention.
What about a special prosecutor?
Maybe an attorney with (former) government experience, and a LOT of firearms law experience?
Posted by: Flight-ER-Doc at April 1, 2011 03:43 PM
Does anybody know if they must be given a certain amount of time, after the subpoena has been issued? I'm wondering why he gave them until the 13th. Why not Monday morning and why didn't he issue a subpoena the first time he asked for this info? He already knew that Grassley (sp?) had been asking for them for over a month!
Yes, we need Kenneth Star to come back and bring every one of these guys before a Grand Jury and get some answers.
Posted by: 5thofNov at April 2, 2011 08:42 AM
I'm looking forward to a long, hot summer of anti-Establishment, Watergate-style hearings where the "what did you know and when did you know it" interrogation on national tv makes headlines across the world on this issue.
Alright. Frankly, I'd be happy if the ATF were put into receivership.
Posted by: Jim D. at April 3, 2011 11:20 PM