Issa and Grassley -- more bombshells
The most impressive revelations are of data that Acting Director Melson gave them. ATF was ready to cooperate until it was gagged by the Deputy Attorney General. They informed the Deputy AG that they had documents that contradicted the "official story" Justice was giving out. A memo describing an important meeting -- held to convince a cooperating gun dealer who was getting worried about allowing all these suspicious gun buys -- was actually written over a year later, after the controversy broke. Melson says there is a memo that is a "smoking gun," which Justice is still refusing to reveal to the Committee.
This is the hottest political story since Watergate ... and of course (with a few exceptions) the MSM is ignoring it. The government itself sets up operations that run thousands of guns to drug cartels, gets two Federal agents and hundreds of Mexican nationals killed, then the coverup goes right up to the Deputy AG (which means it goes at least to the AG: his deputy wouldn't want to be accused of going behind his back), an agency head goes defector. And the MSM is in "move on folks, nothing to see here" mode.
If that weren't enough entertainment for the day, Sipsey Street Irregulars reports on letters that Issa and Grassley asking for information on the murdered Border Patrol Agent and the murdered ICE agent, and data on their paid informants who were part of the gun distribution system in Mexico.
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Acting Director Melson may actually get permanently approved by the Senate after this.
Posted by: Jim D. at July 19, 2011 12:12 AM
Agreed, so far in this fiasco he is the only person involved to show some integrity.
Posted by: Peter at July 19, 2011 11:17 AM
There really is not room in the MSM to cover this story, what with that all important UK phone hacking thing consuming all the air...
Posted by: Jim at July 19, 2011 12:32 PM
Our government is corrupt and it's only going to get worse.
Posted by: Anonymous at July 19, 2011 04:22 PM
I wish Rupert Murdoch had sold those guns to known drug cartel members. At least then the families of all the victims could expect some justice.
Posted by: Koolaid Drinker at July 19, 2011 07:17 PM
Absolutely revolting...and our media ignores this.
Posted by: ron at July 19, 2011 08:03 PM
1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.(GunRunner / Fast & Furious)
2. A betrayal of trust or confidence. (Claims to have no knowledge of it but signed it into law with the rest of the 2009 TARP bill) http://tinyurl.com/TARP-2009-GunRunner
Respect is earned, Integrity is shown & The truth has no agenda!
Posted by: HaveInotGivenEnough at July 19, 2011 08:25 PM
Let's face it, you have a chance to take a shot at Rupert Murdoch (and by osmosis the NY Post, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal) or you report on a rea government scandal about your favorite candidates Justice Department.
If we had a free press, in this country, the choice would be obvious. Alas, we only have the media wing of the Democratic Party. Too bad, we really need that free press thing, too bad the press doesn't agree.
Vote republican and only be called a racist one more time.
Posted by: bflat879 at July 19, 2011 09:40 PM