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    Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record


    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.

    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.

    Holder and Cummings have both maintained that the wiretap applications did not contain such details and that the applications were reviewed narrowly for probable cause, not for whether any investigatory tactics contained followed Justice Department policy.

    The wiretap applications were signed by senior DOJ officials in the department’s criminal division, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco and another official who is now deceased...

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    The truth will out...
     
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    The 0bama and his minions are above the law...
     
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    Looks like it. But we'll see.
     
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    Must.....keep....beating.....dead.....horse......now......that......we.....blew.....our....F&F.......load..........

    Face it. Issa played a political stunt and got outmaneuvered by a better opponent.
     
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    There will be justice for Brian Terry and his Family. It's not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. Obama & Holder will have to be held accountable.
     
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    Actually, it is because the Democrats made it one.

    I imagine the GOP will go to the courts now to force them to hand over the docs, much like was done with Nixon to nix his claims of executive privilege.
     
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    Not if the democrats have their way. They basically told the Terry family to fuck off they will never know what happened to their son.
     
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    I still have faith. Obama & Holder will be held accountable at some point.
     
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    Obama said it's nothing to worry about, so you don't worry about it.

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