A document obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act request proves that Justice Department colluded with the White House and CBS to silence a Sharyl Attkisson investigation into Fast and Furious, and a negative piece about Rep. Darryl Issa by then National Journal Reporter Susan Davis was actually planted by the DOJ.
Judicial Watch announced Thursday that it received from the Obama Department of Justice a treasure trove of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. The documents were forced out of the Obama administration through a June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit.
Our initial review of the documents shows the DOJ and White House targeted then-CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson :More on Operation Fast and Furious, the Coverup and LIES by the Obama Administration :
On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, “I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control”
Schultz responded, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:
“And I sent NJ’s Susan Davis your way. She’s writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.”
(Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)
This one email chain implicates both the Obama White House and the Department of Justice in an effort to secretly undermine a congressional investigation and to suppress critical media reporting of the Obama administration. No wonder Obama waited until after he was safely reelected (and even after this year’s elections) to finally release this material that documents obstruction and abuse at the highest levels
Previous blogs on Fast and Furious:
Leftist Media Supports the Fast and Furious Coverup
Obama & the Leftist LIARS Have ZERO Credibility on Gun Control