Sponsored Content
« DOOM: With a tear in my eye and an ache in my heart | Main | "Puppet Show and Barack Obama" »
October 12, 2011

Eric Holder Subpoenaed!

Deleting and shredding party scheduled.

“Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,” Issa stated. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It’s time we know the whole truth.”

To that end, Holder is required to produce virtually every communication anyone associated with the Justice Department or ATF ever sent to anyone regarding Operation Fast and Furious, or “any Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force firearms trafficking case based in Phoenix, Arizona.” The subpoena specifically names no less than 16 DOJ officials, including Holder, his deputy James Cole, Assistant Attorneys General Lanny Breuer and Ronald Weich, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco, among other names familiar to students of the Fast and Furious scandal.

Also specified in the subpoena are communications with Acting ATF Director Ken Melson, United States Attorney Dennis Burke, and ATF Special Agent in Charge William Newell. House Oversight wants all communications to or from Newell from 12/14/10 – 01/25/11 and 03/16/19 – 03/19/09. It looks like they’re trying to pin down exactly what Newell might have shared with his White House pen pal, national security staffer Kevin O’Reilly.

They’re also keenly interested in documents relating to the murder of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, whose death has long been suspected of links to gun walking… but not Operation Fast and Furious, which ran out of the Phoenix, Arizona ATF office. The Zapata murder weapon was traced back to Dallas, Texas. Further documentation relating to the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose murder scene produced two Fast and Furious guns plus a third “mystery weapon” that might also point back to Texas, is also sought.

digg this
posted by Ace at 10:58 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Axeman: "What's more, they found the [i]spoon [/i]Trump wou ..."

JS Blakeley: "This is so delusional. Just sad. ..."

Commentor What Got a Shirt: "Meh I'm thinking Salman Rushdie will be offed in t ..."

I Mean: "Why hasn't Trump's team challenged the warrant? ..."

Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd: "I think... he might have to alert the intelligence ..."

Ignoramus: "What will Toobin do with all that new free time? ..."

ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day [/b][/i][/s][/u]: "This is the US Navy, again, whose profession is ac ..."

She Hobbit: "I can't wait until the IRS starts coming down on u ..."

Mike Hammer, vital AoSHQ poster: " The last super moon of the year rises tonight & s ..."

blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/): "I mean we could go on with Blake Masters, Adam Lax ..."

whig: "302 More likely than not is a relatively lenient s ..."

quantum mechanic: "[i]Who hated the Tea Party more than the GOP? Pos ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64