Friday, April 1, 2011

House GOP: Obstructing Justice

Darrell Issa is attempting to obstruct the Justice Department's investigations into the death of a federal agent on the U.S.-Mexico border and illegal gunrunning supplying arms to Mexican drug cartels. He unilaterally issued subpeonas of the Justice Department's records while the investigations are ongoing, despite receiving prior assurances from the investigators that they would cooperate with any Congressional oversight requests. The subpeonas take documents out of the hands of law enforcement agents and into the hands of politicians.

Why would a Republican politican do such a thing? It really is hard to know, but Issa's criminal history may provide some background to his attemtps to hamstring the wheels of the American justice system.

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