Maybe they figure they can get Melson to, ah, 'shade' his testimony, but I have doubts hwo much he'll want to do that under oath. Or does Obama consider getting these three a hearing so important that he'll risk it? Are they still hoping the major media will help cover it up as much as possible(actually, that should be "Do they still think the major media can EFFECTIVELY spin this for them?")
One of the things about this that pisses me off more the longer I think about it:
As head of the agency that conducted the controversial sting, Melson has faced calls for his resignation. But in private conversations with congressional investigators in recent days, Melson has indicated he does not believe he did anything wrong because he carried out his bosses’ wishes and is eager to testify to describe the full picture, according to sources familiar with those conversations.
Does that not sound VERY disturbingly like "I was just following orders"?
Found over at Sipsey. From the comments there, as to DoJ trying to claim Issa was 'fully' briefed:
Lemme get this straight . . . we're supposed to believe that a relatively junior member of the House was "specifically briefed" on F&F but Attorney General Holder wasn't?!? Pull the other one!