Oh My: Rep Issa Puts Wiretaps Detailing Official Knowledge of Gunwalking Tactics Into Congressional Record
Did the Fast and Furious operation not care if innocent Mexicans were killed
as long as Americans weren't?
The wiretap applications are under court seal, and releasing such information to the public would ordinarily be illegal. But Issa appears to be protected by the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution, which offers immunity for Congressional speech, especially on a chamber’s floor.
According to the letter, the wiretap applications contained a startling amount of detail about the operation, which would have tipped off anyone who read them closely about what tactics were being used.
This paragraph, quoted from Roll Call
's article [site hard to reach due to traffic from Drudge] by Ace
The tactic, which was intended to allow agents to track criminal networks by finding the guns at crime scenes [???], was condemned after two guns that were part of the operation were found at U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder scene.
Read it all
Makes one wonder now why Obama used his office to give illegals, 30 and under, temporary protection from deportation. And, using his office again, to protect Holder...
Update: I finally was able to connect with Roll Call, these are the first two paragraphs before Ace's quotes above:
In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.
The May 24 letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the panel, quotes from and describes in detail a secret wiretap application that has become a point of debate in the GOP’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe.[More...]
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