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2011-03-29 DEI to Clinton-State - Breuer Docs

2011-03-29 DEI to Clinton-State - Breuer Docs

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Letter from Rep. Darrell Issa to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton requesting documents on Operation Gunrunner.
Letter from Rep. Darrell Issa to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton requesting documents on Operation Gunrunner.

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DARRELLE.ISSA.CALIFORNIACHAIRMAN
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TheHonorableHillaryRodhamClintonSecretaryU.S.DepartmentofStateHan),S.TrumanBuilding2201CStreet,NWWashington,DC20520DearSecretaryClinton:OnMarch4,2011,SenatorCharlesE.GrassleywrotetoyourequestingbasicinformationabouttheconnectionbetweenOperation"FastandFurious,"conductedbytheBureauofAlcohol,Tobacco,Firearms,andExplosives(ATF),andtheDecember14,2010firefightthatclaimedthelifeofBorderPatrolAgentBrianTerry.'IunderstandthatyouhaveyettorespondandarelikelytorefuseSenatorGrassley'srequestforinformationwithoutaletterfromtheChairmanoftheSenateJudiciaryCommittee.Thisrefusalismystifyinginitsownright,givenSenatorGrassley'sstandingastheRankingMemberofthatCommittee.Moreinexplicably,yourrefusalstandsinstarkcontradictiontothepromiseoftransparencypromotedbyPresidentObama.DuringSunshineWeeklastyear,thePresidentstatedthathehad"recommit[ed][his]administrationtobethemostopenandhonestever.i"Giventhegravityofthismatter,thisrefusalissimplyunacceptable.Therefore,IamjoiningSenatorGrassley'srequestforanyandallrecordsrelatingtoameetinginvolvingthethen-U.S.AmbassadortoMexicoCarlosPascualwithAssistantAttorneyGeneralLannyBreuer,Mr.Breuer'sdeputy,andotherofficialsinMexicoCityinthesummerof2010regarding"on-goinginvestigations"relatedtoProjectGunrunnerandits"FastandFurious"component.Therecordssoughtincludemeetingminutes,briefingnotes,e-mailsandcablesrelatingtoanysuchmeetingormeetingsthatmayhaveoccurredfromJunethroughSeptember2010.Additionally,pleaseexplainindetailthereasonsbehindyourrefusaltoanswertheSenatordirectly.
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TheHonorableHillaryRodhamClintonMarch29,2011Page2TheCommitteeonOversightandGovemmentReformistheprincipaloversightcommitteeoftheHouseofRepresentativesandmayat"anytime"investigate"anymatter"assetforthinHouseRuleX.Werequestthatyouprovidetherequesteddocumentsandinformationassoonaspossible,butnolaterthan5:00p.m.onApril12,2011.WhenproducingdocumentstotheCommittee,pleasedeliverproductionsetstotheMajorityStaffinRoom2157oftheRayburnHouseOfficeBuildingandtheMinorityStaffinRoom2471oftheRayburnHouseOfficeBuilding.TheCommitteeprefers,ifpossible,toreceivealldocumentsinelectronicformat,AnattachmenttothisletterprovidesadditionalinformationaboutrespondingtotheCommittee'srequest.Ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthisrequest,pleasecontactAshokPintoorHenryKemeroftheCommitteeStaffat(202)225-5074.Thankyouforyourattentiontothismatter.DarrellIssaChairmanEnclosurecc:TheHonorableElijahE.Cummings,RankingMemberTheHonorableCharlesE.Grassley,RankingMemberU.S.SenateCommitteeontheJudiciary
 
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RespondingtoCommitteeDocumentRequests1.Incomplyingwiththisrequest,youshouldproduceallresponsivedocumentsthatareinyourpossession,custody,orcontrol,whetherheldbyyouoryourpastorpresentagents,employees,andrepresentativesactingonyourbehalf.Youshouldalsoproducedocumentsthatyouhavealegalrighttoobtain,that
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