[Ed; Right, after releasing over 64,000 F&F documents the Day Before a National Midterm Election Holder & Co. knew was going to blow their own MSM's mind, hoping that that release would get buried in the media second guessing that the electorate didn't really mean it. They got bamboozled. They really Are Racists after all and this election Proves it.]
Via The Blaze:
Among the thousands of documents released by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday is an email from Attorney General Eric Holder about House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the investigating into the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.In the email, he slammed Issa and his “idiot cronies” over the investigation, claiming that it was politically motivated.The email chain begins with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod explaining that Issa’s planned to subpoena a witness to testify on the scandal.“This keeps escalating,” Gary Grindler, a DOJ official at the time, wrote.Holder then issued his response:“Ok. We have to be careful. His decision has to truly be his. If he testifies so be it.Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country. All they want to do- in reality- is cripple ATF and suck up to the gun lobby. Politics at its worst- maybe the media will get it.”
"All they want to do- in reality- is cripple ATF "
[ED; ATF needs Congressional Intervention to become a cripple?]
Incredibly Botched ATF Operation-Machine Gun Stolen, Gun Buyback Over Market Prices, Undercover Agents Names Leaked.
Must read the cited Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article also. Absolutely incredible, even after Fast and Furious.
Via Fox News:
WASHINGTON – Several members of Congress are calling for an investigation into an embarrassing series of blunders made by the Milwaukee arm of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after a newspaper reported this week that the agency conducted a months-long undercover operation that cost taxpayers thousands of dollars and netted very few results.“I am intent on getting to the bottom of the botched ATF sting in Milwaukee,” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told FoxNews.com Thursday night.Sensenbrenner along with Sen. Charles Grassley, and Reps. Darrell Issa and Robert Goodlatte, have sent a letter to Acting ATF Director Todd Jones asking the agency to look into allegations reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.The newspaper claims that the agency conducted a deeply flawed sting operation that resulted in a still-missing machine gun being taken from an agent’s car, thousands of taxpayer dollars being lost in merchandise and angry residents saying that ATF officials reintroduced crime into their neighborhood. The operation comes on the heels of the botched Operation Fast and Furious anti-gun trafficking program.“The mismanaged operation included numerous careless and costly mistakes,” Sensenbrenner told FoxNews.com in a written statement. “Along with my colleagues, I am asking the ATF what happened in Milwaukee and who will be held accountable. I want to know how these glaring blunders could happen. How did ATF—for the second time that we know of—put guns in the hands of dangerous criminals?”According to the newspaper, the ATF created a phony storefront, named it Fearless Distributing, staffed it with undercover agents and created a Facebook page that lured people to the location all under the guise of selling clothes and shoes. The ATF agents handed out business cards with a logo similar to the one from the movie “The Expendables” with the words “buy, sell or trade” on them. Once the store was up and running, agents spread the word that Fearless Distributing was willing to buy guns and drugs.Part of the problem, the newspaper alleges, is that agents spent taxpayer money to buy guns from people at twice the street value. One ATF agent paid more than $1,200 for a gun that usually sells for $400-$700.
Thank You The Blaze and Zip.
Redstate.com was somewhat Less charitable about these people who LOST a machine gun.
ATF's Epic Fail In Milwaukee
But All's Well That End's, . . . as anyone paying attention would Expect it to, 6 months later.
Surprise Outcome: Incompetent ATF Acepts Incompetence As The Norm
Now, what was that about Darrell Issa and HIS 'Idiot Cronies'?
These Fearless ATF bunglers LOST a machine gun, got robbed of $35,000 of merchandise, and left behind sensitive information identifying names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents when they walked away from their 'Sting'?
But Darrell Issa's Cronies are the Idiots?