“What I can tell you is that there is nothing in these documents that pertains to the Fast and Furious operation,” Jay Carney said, asserting that “every document related to the Fast and Furious operation has long since been provided to congressional investigators.”
“Hogwash,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Through my investigation, I know there are reams of documents related to the ‘operation itself’ that the Justice Department has refused to turn over to Congress.Our favorite carnival barker Jay
The thin-skinned Mr. Carney, petty and combative throughout the briefing, sought to dismiss the congressional probe, which last week resulted in a House panel voting to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, as nothing more than a partisan political “fishing expedition.” Moreover, the president’s spokesman said Fast and Furious was an “operation” that “originated in a field office during the previous administration.”
That, too, is a flat-out lie and Mr. Carney knows it. There was a program during the George W. Bush administration that did involve guns and Mexico, but there the similarities end.The MSM media has so far kept this quietly out of the public's eye, but that won't last after Holder gets his contempt charge and more documents come out.
The entire F&F scandal has revolved around lies. In February 2011, a top Justice Department official told Congress that the department did not allow guns to be “walked” into Mexico. The department retracted that letter nine months later, with Mr. Holder absurdly declaring, “Nobody at the Justice Department has lied.”
Just last week, the department retracted a second statement, saying Mr. Holder “inadvertently” claimed during a Senate committee that Bush-era Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey had been briefed about Operation Wide Receiver. He hadn’t been.Liberals lie about everything. Carney gets paid for it..