Due to the fact that his previous interview before Congress was cut short back in the summer, former Arizona district U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke will be grilled by Congressman Darrell Issa today in a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to a report in Roll Call.
It was Burke who perhaps became the most indignant when asked by Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, about the Gunwalker scandal earlier this year. Said Burke,
“What is so offensive about this whole project is that Grassley’s staff, acting as willing stooges for the gun lobby, have attempted to distract from the incredible success in dismantling [Southwest border] gun trafficking operations,” Burke told Justice Department lawyers who were preparing a response.Continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.
Pushing lawyers to “categorical[ly]” deny the allegations, Burke bristled when other officials raised the “risks” of an aggressive denial. “What risk?” Burke wrote to colleagues.