RPT: Darrell Issa Revealed Sensitive Info Leaked to Him By Justice Dept. Mole
During last week's contempt vote, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed sensitive information leaked to him reportedly by a mole believed to be within the DOJ. Six field wiretaps, which were under seal, suggest that department officials may have lied to Congress.
Issa published the revelations into the congressional record, which means he has protection for revealing such information.
In a letter entered into the record to
ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings, Issa writes: "The enclosed wiretap affidavit contains clear information that agents were willfully allowing known straw buyers to acquire firearms for drug cartels and failing to interdict them - in some cases even allowing them to walk to Mexico."
Brad Blakeman and Dick Harpootlian discussed the report, with Blakeman hailing the reported DOJ official as a "hero" within the department. "...An administration that claims to be transparent and open is quite clandestine, and that's exactly what these affidavits prove."
Harpootlian disagreed, however, calling it all political "theater." "I think Issa's looking for anything to justify an ongoing investigation."
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