I'm open to several choices for Romney's Veep but the job I want to see filled by someone tough and competent is the Office of the Attorney General. Here I would like to see Chris Christie or better yet freshman Congressman Trey Gowdy taking scalps at DOJ. Without any formal inquiry the AG could summon career employees at DOJ to his office and clear up the Fast and Furious intrigue in a few days. He could also summon FBI Director Robert Mueller to his office and ask what the hell he told the Muslim groups he met with and why as a trained law enforcement professional he could not comply with a lawful FOIA request or did he, like the political hacks at DOJ, consider himself to be above the law. He might further inquire if the Director's oath of office was something that should be subordinated his political allegiance. Until the country gets a new AG we will have to depend on Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch has sued both the FBI and the DOJ for failing to comply with FOIA requests that were filed in March.
Director Mueller met with several Muslim groups, some of them with ties to terrorism and evidently agreed to modify FBI training presentations and curricula so as not to offend a would be terrorist.
FBI Director Robert Mueller reportedly met secretly on February 8, 2012, at FBI headquarters with a coalition of Islamic organizations, some with radical ties to terrorist organizations. For example, per The Washington Examiner, one group that reportedly met with Mueller – the Islamic Society of North America – “was tied to the terror groups Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in federal court documents.” The government named the Islamic Society of North America as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing lawsuit, along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the North American Islamic Trust.
During the February 8 meeting, Mueller reportedly assured the Islamic groups in attendance that the agency had ordered the removal of presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices around the country that were deemed “offensive.” As reported by NPR, overall, “The FBI has completed a review of offensive training material and has purged 876 pages and 392 presentations, according to a briefing provided to lawmakers.”
The material purge was reportedly initiated in response to a letter of complaint sent by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). However, other members of Congress, including Rep. Allen West (R-FL), object to allowing radical Muslim organizations the opportunity to dictate U.S. counterterrorism policy and want the material to be reinserted into the documents: “Now you have an environment of political correctness which precludes these agents from doing their proper job and due diligence to go after the perceived threat,” Congressman West said.
The country certainly learned the lessons of 9/11 well.