Skip to comments.Fast and Furious: White House, DOJ targeted Sharyl Attkisson (and Rep. Issa)
Posted on 11/20/2014 3:02:41 PM PST by kristinn
Judicial Watch is looking to crowdsource the huge pile of documents finally delivered by the Obama Administration in response to their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Operation Fast and Furious. (In the unlikely event the mainstream media decides not to embargo this story, I dont want to catch any of you claiming that it was a FOIA request. The request got ignored by the Most Transparent Administration In History, so they had to file a lawsuit. The document production is occurring under the stern gaze of a federal judge.)
Heres a little taste of what has already been discovered, offered by Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton as a bit of catnip for aspiring crowd-source helpers interested in searching through the 42,000 pages of documentation President Obama risibly concealed by asserting executive privilege:
"We are posting these documents for the public to review and hope that crowd-sourcing our investigation will lead to more accountability for the Fast and Furious outrage. The documents are explosive. For instance, our initial review of the documents shows the DOJ and White House targeted then-CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson:
"On October 4, 2011, Holders top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, Im also calling Sharryls [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. Shes out of control.
"Schultz responded, Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.
"Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:
"And I sent NJs Susan Davis your way. Shes writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.
"(Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)
"This one email chain implicates both the Obama White House and the Department of Justice in an effort to secretly undermine a congressional investigation and to suppress critical media reporting of the Obama administration. No wonder Obama waited until after he was safely reelected (and even after this years elections) to finally release this material that documents obstruction and abuse at the highest levels.
"The documents show that Obama made the extraordinary assertion of executive privilege over emails between Eric Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone. The emails show that Holder sent his spouse internal DOJ emails about Fast and Furious developments. There is nothing that would have been covered by executive privilege in these or other key records that show Barack Obama abused his power to keep them secret during his reelection campaign up until now."
More at the source link.
SeeBS is gonna be all over this /s
That would be Bob Scheiffer, of CBS Sunday Morning talking head fame.
Put Scheiffer up in front of Congress, swear him in and start asking him what exactly his role was in shutting Atkisson down and her eventual departure from CBS.
Let the old turkey stew in his juices.
"[To shut-up Atkisson for questioning The Establishment] I'm reaching out to Scheiffer."
I’m a fast reader and would love to help dig through the documents .... how do I (or we as in FR) get involved in this effort? I have several weeks of vacation time I’m sitting home and burning up during the holidays. Nothing better to do, may as well help!
Thesw people are a menace..
I will run naked thru a tick and chigger invested field if Scheiffer is officially questioned.
How t=do these people look at themselves in the mirror?
3 dead US cops and 300 dead Mexicans:
WSJ and Georgetown and to be ASSOCIATED with the smear of the lone MSM reporter who went to bat on this ?
Wall Street Journal doesn't mind cover-ups.
Georgetown doesn't mind cover-ups.
COLLUSION and CONSPIRACY.
IMPEACH, REMOVE, REPEAT.
Well if they won’t impeach him over immigration, how about this? I mean to what extent can he continue to abuse his power and break laws before someone will exercise the Constitutional authority to get him out of there?
And nobody even died with Nixon.
They all need to be sent to their rooms, alone, without cocktails to think about it.
Well, that might explain my thoughts about...
Darryl da Diffuser
It is a old time Clinton Administration lawyer trick to dump tens of thousands of documents at the last minute in a response to subpoena in order overwhelm and task saturate the legal review team of the opposing side.
That is all well and good for a law suit but Obamas lawyers have miscalculated on this one because the Court of Public Opinion is the court Obama needs to fear at this point.
Ten judicial watch legal investigators in their offices may be overwhelmed by 42000 documents but ten thousand or more highly educated and motivated duly deputized investigative members of the internet with time on their hands will make short work of this while allowing anyone to get a look at Eric Holders abuse of power and obstruction of justice at DOJ
“Im also calling Sharryls [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. Shes out of control.
I wonder what her editor did after being contacted. Backed up Sharyl and told the white house to take a hike or did the white houses bidding.
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