Congressman Darrell Issa told the DOJ (BATFE’s parent agency) that they should be ashamed of themselves for handing over heavily redacted documents in response to Issa’s requests…
After more than two months of back-and-forth between DOJ officials and Issa’s staff, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich told lawmakers that the department was cooperating and actively working to respond to the committee’s request.
Outraged, Issa held up a piece of white paper with a giant black box of entirely redacted text on it.
“You should be ashamed of yourself,” Issa said to Weich. “It doesn’t take so long if you don’t spend your life redacting it.
“The pages go on like this forever,” he said, referencing the blackened piece of paper. “You’ve given us black paper instead of white paper. You might as well have given us a ream still in its original binder. How dare you make an opening statement of cooperation.”
The DOJ, of course, claimed that they redacted the documents because of ongoing investigations. But, we all know that they gunrunning investigations they’re supposedly protecting have produced next to no results. The lack of prosecutions lends credence to the theory that there was never any investigative intent behind ATF’s actions; but rather, the entire operation was designed to provide the Obama Administration with justification for more gun control laws