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    Keep pushing Fast and Furious investigation

    Keep pushing Fast and Furious investigation

    I have not devoted nearly enough space to the Fast and Furious scandal and cover up.  It is a potential Achilles’ Heel exposing the “above the law” attitude of this administration.

    From The Daily Caller:

    A single internal Department of Justice email could be the smoking-gun  document in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal — if it turns out to contain  what congressional investigators have said it does.

    The document would establish that wiretap application documents show senior  DOJ officials knew about and approved the gunwalking tactic in Fast and Furious.  This is the opposite of what Attorney General Eric Holder and House  oversight committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Elijah Cummings have  claimed.

    It appears that email would also prove senior DOJ officials, likely including  Holder himself, knew in March 2011 that a Feb. 4, 2011 letter from the DOJ  to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley falsely denied guns were permitted to “walk” into Mexico. The DOJ allowed that false letter to stand for nine  more months, only withdrawing it in December 2011.

    Additionally, also via The Daily Caller:

    In a letter obtained by The Daily Caller, House oversight committee  Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa pressed President Barack Obama directly on his  assertion of executive privilege over documents related to Operation  Fast and Furious.

    “[Y]our privilege assertion means one of two things,” Issa wrote to the  president in a letter dated June 25. “Either you or your most senior advisors  were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it,  including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to  the committee, or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be  unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional  investigation.”

    Issa said Obama’s assertion of executive privilege “raised the question” about the veracity of how the “White House has steadfastly maintained that it  has not had any role in advising the department with respect to the  congressional investigation.”

    Keep pushing.  You’re onto something.  And we don’t want to wait until after the election to find out what that something is.

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