ATF Defies Issa Request for Gunrunner Documents; Next Step: Subpoenas

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Last night I linked this letter from Darrell Issa to the Acting Director of BATFE, demanding the production of documents regarding Project Gunrunner. The deadline was last night, and I said:

Assuming that BATFE has given Issa the finger — as I very much expect they have — the next logical step is issuing subpoenas.

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Kenneth E. Melson, acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has “blown past” yesterday’s deadline for the delivery of key documents relating to the Project Gunrunner inquiry that was launched recently by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

According to committee spokesman Seamus Kraft, there was no response from Melson, who has also been dodging a separate inquiry by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea is also reporting this new development here…

…We don’t yet know how far up the ladder the decision to implement Operation Gunrunner went. But if Obama defies the subpoenas that are sure to issue soon, we’ll all know that the decision to cover it up went straight to the top.

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