Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Surprisingly, Holder Obstructed Fast & Furious Inquiry

Shocked, I say. Shocked!

According to Mr. Melson, he and ATF's senior leadership team moved to reassign every manager involved in Fast and Furious, from the Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations down to the Group Supervisor, after learning the facts in those documents. Mr. Melson also said he was not allowed to communicate to Congress the reasons for the reassignments. He claimed that ATF's senior leadership would have preferred to be more cooperative with our inquiry much earlier in the process. However, he said that Justice Department officials directed them not to respond and took full control of replying to briefing and document requests from Congress. The result is that Congress only got the parts of the story that the Department wanted us to hear. If his account is accurate, then ATF leadership appears to have be en effectively muzzled while the DOJ sent over false denials and buried its he ad in the sand. That approach distorted the truth and obstructed our investigation. Issa, quoted at AOSHQ

Imagine that!

Larger context: apparently, Melson voluntarily spoke with Congressional investigators.

Don't hold your breath waiting for the MFM to report on this story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ashcroft covering up the breasts of Lady Justice isn't that bad of a thing after all.