29 Jun '12, 6pm
"The tactic, which was intended to allow agents to track criminal networks by finding the guns at crime scenes."
Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record By Jonathan Strong Roll Call Staff June 29, 2012, 12:06 p.m. ... The wiretap applications are under court seal, and releasing such information to the public would ordinarily be illegal. But Issa appears to be protected by the Speech or Debate Clause in the Constitution, which offers immunity for Congressional speech, especially on a chambers floor. According to the letter, the wiretap applications contained a startling amount of detail about the operation, which would have tipped off anyone who read them closely about what tactics were being used. Holder and Cummings have both maintained that the wiretap applications did not contain such details and that the applications were reviewed narrowly for probable cause, not for whether any investigatory tactics contained followed Justice Department ...