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Monday, April 30, 2012

Firing blanks?

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News posts this report on the CBS News Investigates website:

For more than a year, CBS News has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' "Fast and Furious" operation and related cases that also employed the controversial tactic of "gunwalking." With Justice Department officials refusing all interview requests to date, CBS News requested numerous public documents through the Freedom of Information Act.

So far, all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full.

This week, we received a partial response to a request made more than a year ago. It asked for communications involving "Project Gunrunner," the umbrella program for Fast and Furious, from 2010 through April 2011. Specifically, it sought any communications to which any of the following top Justice officials were a party: Attorney General Eric Holder; Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division; Kevin Carwile, chief of the Capital Case Unit; and Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals Bruce Schwarz and Kenneth Blanco.

The response includes mostly-blank pages.

Attkisson has been the one MSM reporter who has doggedly stuck to working the Fast and Furious story.  Obama's DoJ, including Eric Holder, has been trying everything to make it go away.  Maybe those FOIA responses are written in invisible ink.  Or maybe the other things blank are the brains of those thinking they can make this all go away.  Remember the lesson of Watergate -- the coverup is always turns out worse than the original act.

Hat tip to The Lonely Conservative for the pointer.

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