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BREAKING: CBS News obtains document linking asst. AG to ‘Gunrunner’
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 May, 2011 | Dave Workman

Posted on 05/05/2011 5:45:24 AM PDT by marktwain

CBS News is reporting that documents obtained by Congressional investigators looking into the Project Gunrunner scandal include a wiretap authorization from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer dated in March 2010.

Read the CBS story by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson here.

Also included in documents released by investigators is a January 8, 2010 “briefing paper” on Project Gunrunner from the Phoenix, AZ field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The documents were released earlier today as the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.

One document indicates a Holder Asst. Attorney General, Lanny Breuer, authorized a wiretap in the controversial gun trafficking case headquartered in Phoenix. In that case, called "Fast and Furious," multiple sources say ATF allowed thousands of guns to hit the streets, destined for Mexican drug cartels.—CBS News

As reported by this column today, Attorney General Eric Holder professed considerable lack of knowledge about the Gunrunner operation, and its links to the slaying of Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry last December. That prompted the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to call for Holder’s resignation.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: absolootlie; ag; atf; banglist; breuer; coverup; cultureofcorruption; gunrunner; gunwalker; issa; lannybreuer; mexicogunwar; obamascandals
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Gunwalker is heating up. We need to keep the heat on our representatives to stoke the fire.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 5:45:28 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Has anyone said “WHY”??? - this was allowed to be done?


2 posted on 05/05/2011 5:48:23 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: marktwain

So the Asst. AG is going to fall on the sword for holder and barry.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 5:49:45 AM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Fake, but accurate ping?


4 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: marktwain

Gun walker is definitely heating up. It is now Gunrunner :)


5 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:53 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn

If we speed up anymore on this it may become gunsprinter...


6 posted on 05/05/2011 5:52:46 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: marktwain; STARWISE; LucyT; onyx; Liz; penelopesire; SE Mom; hoosiermama; mojitojoe; ...

Ping!


7 posted on 05/05/2011 5:53:40 AM PDT by maggief
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To: marktwain
AG: "Oh, Project Gunrunner. I thought you said something else."
8 posted on 05/05/2011 5:53:49 AM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Has anyone said “WHY”??? - this was allowed to be done?

THEY allowed it. They are the justice department. I think they were trying to stoke the notion that most of the guns used in mexican violence were coming from the U.S. Remember there were stories in the MSM about lack of gun control on the border. I think Holder just wanted to help things along, then it all went bad.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 5:55:16 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: hflynn

From Wiki

“ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”.[16] However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),


10 posted on 05/05/2011 5:56:14 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: crosshairs

One more issue that will never, ever be brought up at a ZERO news conference.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 5:56:33 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: andyk

It’s both. From Wiki

ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”.[16] However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),


12 posted on 05/05/2011 5:57:15 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: crosshairs

Yep. They’ve got their fall guy. He’ll be forced to resign and live happily ever after.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 6:00:30 AM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: marktwain
Look for another

in the near future.

14 posted on 05/05/2011 6:01:51 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: marktwain
Eric Holder professes ignorance about Lanny Breuer's involvement.

Yeah, right. Looks like they're joined at the hip in this photo.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 6:02:17 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: LynnaLai

Hey Newbie... here’s a story you may not have heard about.

I have read about this for months now.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 6:07:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: marktwain; NFHale; sickoflibs

well, whoever, wherever in the world to get bombed/whacked better get their affairs in order...bambam and holder are gonna need a distraction, and quick...


17 posted on 05/05/2011 6:07:53 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: marstegreg
"..they were trying to stoke the notion that most of the guns used in mexican violence were coming from the U.S...."

So, let me get this straight - the ATF/Justice Dept allowed this to happen to make it look like the Mexicans were 'getting guns from inside the USA' and thereby 'make it look like we need "MORE GUN CONTROL" in the USA?? - do I have this warped rationale right?

18 posted on 05/05/2011 6:10:52 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: OKSooner
Yep. They’ve got their fall guy. He’ll be forced to resign and live happily ever after.

That may have happened in the old days. He won't be forced to quit. These guys don't care.

19 posted on 05/05/2011 6:10:58 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: The Bronze Titan
>>Has anyone said “WHY”??? - this was allowed to be done?


Since when do organized criminal thugs need a "WHY"???

It's just bidness... just like the rape and pillage of our financial infrastructure ala the Useful Idiots who got in bed with them by signing the dotted line on their Liar Loans.

After all -

 "We're not predators. These people are uneducated, illiterate, and stupid.  They DESERVE to be taken advantage of."
--Application Support Manager, Argent Mortgage, May 2007

They Deserve to be taken advantage of - just like the dumba$$ consumers who facilitate the "MMJ" drug trade, right?

Gun, drugs, Liar Loans - it's ALL just bidness. 

"COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM"
--Thomas Jefferson

Fogedaboudit.

/rant off.

 


20 posted on 05/05/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: marktwain

... and so the irresponsible on top surround themselves with conspiratorial irresponsible on the bottom, using gun owners as the bogey men... who woulda thought idiots to that to themselves, usefuly, for Manchurian plots.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Ya, know. One of the things I immediately noticed upon visiting D.C. on 912 was how short the residents there generally are.

I thought they’d be taller.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 6:14:55 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Part of a MSM/Obama Propaganda anti-gun plan.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 6:17:47 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: maggief

whoa...


24 posted on 05/05/2011 6:19:25 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Gilbo_3

I cannot wait for (.)bama’s John Dean moment...there is a cancer on your presidency. Yeah, the possibility is right up there with my jumping up and landing on the moon.

Meanwhile, they are moving up the chain one link at a time. Holdless probably believes it ends with his deputy dropping on his sword. Hopefully the guy does not but the one thing with these leftist statist true believers is they take one for the team.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 6:21:33 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Yes, you got that right. Your common sense and sense of right and wrong were getting in the way of understanding these idiots.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 6:23:00 AM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: The Bronze Titan

So, let me get this straight - the ATF/Justice Dept allowed this to happen to make it look like the Mexicans were ‘getting guns from inside the USA’ and thereby ‘make it look like we need “MORE GUN CONTROL” in the USA?? - do I have this warped rationale right?

I don’t think it is so warped. who in their right mind would be tracking 1200 (thats right, 1200) guns? That doesn’t seem like overkill to you? How did they plan on tracking them? They didn’t. One of the big prizes for this admin has ALWAYS been gun control. Don’t you find it a bit strange that when the Admin was releasing stories about U.S. guns flowing into Mexico the DOJ was actually making it happen? There are no coincidences with this administration, you should know that by now. I think it is “warped ratioal” NOT to ask these questions. I may be proven wrong ( I hope I am), but I find this highly suspicious, as should you. Let me ask you a question, knowing what you know so far, do you trust Holder and his DOJ?


27 posted on 05/05/2011 6:24:23 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: maggief

Sounds like Bambi and Holder have found their fall guy. He doesn’t look too unhappy about it either.....probably getting some ‘Obama dollars’ and a french villa when this is all over.

Any other President, that had done as much unlawful acts as Obama has done since taking office, would have been impeached or forced to resign by now.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 6:26:26 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
29 posted on 05/05/2011 6:28:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: marktwain
"Gunwalker is heating up. We need to keep the heat on our representatives to stoke the fire."

Sorry but we can't report on this right now. We are too busy running stories on the implications of Our Lord Obama not wanting to scare us with the Pictures of Osama with part of his head blown off...

However we will pick up the story and run an in depth investigation on the "GunWalker" story once we figure out how to blame it on the Republicans.

Yours Truly
The Lame Stream Media

30 posted on 05/05/2011 6:32:35 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: LomanBill
This might explain it:

"Lilliputians

The Lilliputians symbolize humankind’s wildly excessive pride in its own puny existence. Swift fully intends the irony of representing the tiniest race visited by Gulliver as by far the most vainglorious and smug, both collectively and individually. There is surely no character more odious in all of Gulliver’s travels than the noxious Skyresh. There is more backbiting and conspiracy in Lilliput than anywhere else, and more of the pettiness of small minds who imagine themselves to be grand."

Lilliputians

31 posted on 05/05/2011 6:33:29 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: The Bronze Titan

To answer the question “why?” is easy.

This is a political move that backfired. They wanted to further restrict the Rights of law abiding citizens. To what end is what we should be deeply concerned about.

Everyone involved in this conspiracy needs to go to jail for a long, long time. A lot of people have been killed in Mexico and the US with weapons that BATFE sent to the cartels. Something had BETTER be done about this and people had BETTER be punished for this. BATFE Legal Counsel has some serious questions to answer too.


32 posted on 05/05/2011 6:34:23 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain

0bamamedia big, CBS, goes rogue?


33 posted on 05/05/2011 6:40:33 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: marstegreg
THEY allowed it. They are the justice department. I think they were trying to stoke the notion that most of the guns used in mexican violence were coming from the U.S. Remember there were stories in the MSM about lack of gun control on the border. I think Holder just wanted to help things along, then it all went bad.

What Holder and Barry had in their gun sights was the Second Amendment.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 6:43:48 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Yes.

"Never let a crisis go to waste." A corollary to that is apparently, "If you don't have a crisis handy, manufacture one."

Our entire Government is corrupt and needs a reboot.

35 posted on 05/05/2011 6:44:28 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Mouton
as arrogant and undisciplined as the BATfags are/were with their comms, you can bet that holder and bambam are a bit nervous...

not that i think itll stick to the greasy bastards, but it could possibly cause them to flinch/blink long enuff to tip their hand a bit somewheres else, and give us a fightin chance...

36 posted on 05/05/2011 6:48:48 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Dead Corpse

in the butt


37 posted on 05/05/2011 6:50:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and Ford trucks)
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To: Madame Dufarge
I think the poster is alluding to "Napoleon complex".

A peronality complex that consists of power trips and false machismo to make up for short height and feelings of inferiority.

38 posted on 05/05/2011 6:50:45 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: marktwain

I have to ask....Why See-B.S. of all places? Sounds to me like an internal Democrat Party takedown of Barry Obama is underway.


39 posted on 05/05/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn; holdonnow; rush

ping


40 posted on 05/05/2011 6:54:08 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: netmilsmom

Wasn’t Lanny Bruer a Clintonista if memory seves?


41 posted on 05/05/2011 6:55:48 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: cpdiii

What Holder and Barry had in their gun sights was the Second Amendment.

Since the moment he got elected!


42 posted on 05/05/2011 6:58:12 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: crosshairs
"In 1989, he joined the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where he worked until 1997, when he joined the White House Counsel’s Office as Special Counsel to President William Jefferson Clinton. As Special Counsel, Mr. Breuer assisted in defending President Clinton in the Senate impeachment trial." - From the DOJ Website

A Clintonista goes under the Obama/Holder Bus.

43 posted on 05/05/2011 6:58:31 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: The Bronze Titan

You have the main points of the story only info missing is just how high up the chain of command it goes .


44 posted on 05/05/2011 7:00:59 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: marstegreg

Reason: stoke Mexican drug cartel gun data in order to eliminate or severely constrain our 2nd amendment rights. The Obozo is so narcissistic that no project such as this would occur without his approval. No plausible deniability for this bunch.


45 posted on 05/05/2011 7:01:27 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: The Bronze Titan; kristinn; Nachum; ETL; MarkLevinFan; All

Look up Joyce Foundation, Obama, planted studies/news, 2nd amendment, Developing Communities Project together on google.

Also, search for explosive examiner.com article on the subject from a week ago (MSM ignored).


46 posted on 05/05/2011 7:07:52 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: marktwain

While I don’t think anything will happen (live next to Illinois, and know how the Chicago gang plays), I am surprised this has appeared to grown some legs. Usually there is a suicide of a key witness by now.


47 posted on 05/05/2011 7:12:14 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: All

b


48 posted on 05/05/2011 7:13:14 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: marktwain

This corroborates reports of Breuer involvement in the operation posted in early February by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and by Gun Rights Examiner.

“For when he was called upon to deal with the lawful request of ATF Mexico City attache Darren Gil to inform the Mexican authorities of the smuggled rifles of Project Gunwalker, Breuer overruled Gil.” Vanderboegh wrote on Feb. 4, prophetically adding:

Lanny Breuer …I hope to see you, your boss Eric Holder, and your culpable minions under oath at a Congressional hearing in the near future.

“A source who has been providing information that has consistently panned out in the ongoing ‘Project Gunwalker’ investigation is claiming that Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, was party to the decision to overrule the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s representative to Mexico,” this column reported on Feb. 5.

While the CBS report focuses on a different aspect of the Gunwalker case, it confirms not only that Breuer had knowledge of Fast and Furious, but also that he was directly involved in decision-making and leadership on legal matters pertaining to the operation. With all of the other allegations reported early on by Vanderboegh and this correspondent that have since been corroborated by unfolding developments, questioning Breuer under oath will be an important step in uncovering the scope of the role he played.

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/breuer-gunwalker-memo-gives-credence-to-earlier-examiner-and-sipsey-st-accounts


49 posted on 05/05/2011 7:16:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: blackdog
Wasn’t Lanny Bruer a Clintonista if memory seves?

Youdamnbetcha!

50 posted on 05/05/2011 7:19:48 AM PDT by Roccus
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