So is this:
A longtime internal policy that allowed Justice Department officials to deny the existence of sensitive information could become the law of the land -- in effect a license to lie -- if a newly proposed rule becomes federal regulation in the coming weeks.
The proposed rule directs federal law enforcement agencies, after personnel have determined that documents are too delicate to be released, to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests "as if the excluded records did not exist."
Bad enough that this was a 'internal policy'; trying to make this law is disgusting. And, please note, it again comes from the administration of that Champion of Transparency, Barack 'Unicorn Farts for Fuel' Obama.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials are asking questions following a report that Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohamed Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet. He allegedly used the documents to claim the department was promoting “Islamophobia” — claims that the media outlet ultimately rejected. They declined to do the story.
At the least, he should be fired. And if these records are treated like standard criminal history/criminal justice records, he should be prosecuted and jailed for this. There is no excuse for someone in that agency using these records for personal or political reasons, and it cannot be tolerated.
Ok, Greece: You spent yourselves into the hole, You riot and burn over your government even trying to do something about it, the people You're asking to bail you out demand some actual financial reforms and you call them Nazis... Howzabout they tell you to piss off and let you sink?
Over at Sipsey, the way BATFE and DoJ treat whistleblowers; there ought to be people at both agencies jailed just over this.
Sources say that the Oversight Committee has more than enough evidence to charge "Gunwalker Bill" Newell (and others) with more than one count of perjury. The Republican leadership, specifically John Boehner, is reported to oppose that because "he doesn't want to get ahead of the facts," according to one source. The same source, who works for the federal government, added in disgust, "The real reason is that Boehner is a pussy."
The source believes that were Newell to be charged, demonstrating the seriousness of the Committee's intent, that "there would be an instant change in the attitude of the rest of the guilty" and that "the cover-up would collapse overnight." The cover-up "COULD be collapsed overnight," said the source, "if the Republican leadership had the balls to do it. But they don't."
Yesterday's performance by Napolitano was "unbelievable" according to one of my sources with inside knowledge of the investigation, adding, "She should have taken the Fifth rather than commit perjury."
Here's the videos he linked of the performance:
The Washington Times: Napolitano queried on lack of Fast and Furious probe.
Tickle the Wire: Rep. Issa Suggests Homeland Chief Napolitano Moved Too Slow in Probe of Dead Border Agent Brian Terry.
As I wrote below, the conclusion of the well-informed is that Nappy should have plead the Fifth rather than commit perjury. Her denial of knowledge of what an OCDETF investigation was to Rep. Gowdy, in light of her experience as a former federal prosecutor, was laughable.
The above is composited from several Sipsey posts; they all fit together rather nicely