As if we didn’t already know…
Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson on recently posted 2011 email correspondence between attorney general Eric Holder and communications adviser Matthew Miller on how to best manipulate press coverage of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.
(President Obama withheld the email under executive privilege but it was recently released as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the Justice Department).
Here are excerpts from Miller’s advice to Holder:
1. Send a letter to the Hill explaining what happened. Put in context the amount of information you get every week, say that you don’t recall reading those bullets or being aware of Fast and Furious at any time before early this year, but in any event, you certainly weren’t aware of the gun walking aspect of it until the news broke earlier this year (at which point you took immediate steps to have the IG investigate, etc.).
This needs to happen tomorrow. In fact, it should’ve happened today. The last time your credibility was directly questioned was whether you had disclosed all of your amicus briefs — the story started to break on a Thursday night, and we made people stay up all night compiling information so we could get a response out by 1 pm or so on Friday.
2. Find a way for you to get in front of a reporter or two about this. You don’t want to call a press conference on this because it will blow things out perspective, but if you have any events in the next few days (preferably tomorrow), you could find a way to take two or three questions on it afterwards.
Or if that’s not easily doable, you could find a way to “run into” a couple of reporters on your way to something. Maybe Pete Williams, Carrie, Pete Yost — that part can be managed. Most important is that you’re in front of a camera in a relaxed manner giving a response you have rehearsed.
It would be ideal if those two things happened in the same day so you didn’t have two news cycles of responding — you want to do it all at once.
There may be things you need to do to go on offense as well, but I think most important right now is that you answer the charge about covering this up. Then you can move to offense.
Friends, this is exactly the brand of bull$hit we have come to expect from the obummer administration and his scumbag henchmen. We just spent the last 8 years making the United States FUBAR; we will spend the next decade fixing it. I sincerely hope we can return to the days of honor and integrity in US politics. Does anyone even remember that we have a Constitution? If we put half as much effort into making this country great again as we do trying to twist the words and wisdom of our fore-fathers, we would be in pretty good shape.
SOURCE – IJReview.com
UPDATE – 01/22/2016 – Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court