A few weeks ago, a senior faculty member told me that I needed to 'treat faculty members as if they were children' in order to get them to provide me with information. I figure this needs to be applied to the political class as well. Eric Holder apparently lied to Congress when he said he heard about Operation Fast a Furious "a few weeks" before his May interview. Now there are memos that show he knew about it a whole year ago (and probably more will come out but they are stonewalling). His defense? "I misunderstood the question." So now I think my advice to Daryl Issa is this: ask questions as if the person were either five years old or like you would interrogate a teenager getting ready to go out with friends.
For example: Instead of asking “When did you first hear about Operation Fast and Furious?”,
you ask: "When were you first made aware, by email, telephone, text message, written memorandum, verbal, sign language, semophore, aldis lamp, psychic communication, or any other interaction of any BAFTE/DoJ/FBI/DHS/any federal agency operation that was allowing the straw purchases of firearms, the purchase of firearms by federal agents, the providing of money by federal agents to a third party for the purpose of buying firearms with any or all of these actions intending to have the result of firearms ending up in either Mexico and/or in the hands of Chicago gangbangers? Please note that this Operation may have been called Operation Fast and Furious, Fast and Furious, F&F, or is now colloquially called Operation Gunwalker, or it may not have been referred to by any code name but just by the details of the operation: allowing the straw purchases of firearms, the purchase of firearms by federal agents, the providing of money by federal agents to a third party for the purpose of buying firearms with any or all of these actions intending to have the result of firearms ending up in either Mexico and/or in the hands of Chicago gangbangers?"
I probably missed something that could be used for wiggle room since I'm a relatively fully-functioning adult, but it might come down to this so that there are no future 'misunderstandings'.
I think Holder and anyone else who green-lighted or knew about this thing should be impeached and then turned over to Mexico for crimes against that country.
7 months ago