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Congressional Fast and Furious report places blame on senior Justice Department officials
The Daily Caller ^ | 29 October, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/30/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by marktwain

A new congressional report on the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious finds several senior Department of Justice officials at fault for their roles in the scandal.

According to a release, the report finds fault with five senior DOJ officials – Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed Siskel – “for failing to supervise and for missing basic red flags.”

“Attorney General Holder’s Deputy Chief of Staff Robert ‘Monty’ Wilkinson also bears some responsibility for the poor management that lead to Operation Fast and Furious,” the release adds.

The report is the second installment in a three-part series from Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley and House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa.

In the report, the congressional investigators say Grindler, Siskel and others “attended a detailed briefing on Operation Fast and Furious in March 2010.”

“Despite the evidence presented at the briefing of illegally-purchased firearms being recovered in Mexico and in the U.S., Grindler and Siskel failed to ask probing questions or take any significant follow-up action to monitor and supervise the conduct of the case,” the release accompanying the report adds.

The congressional investigators also said that both “Monty Wilkinson and Gary Grindler were informed about the connection between Operation Fast and Furious and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder. Grindler received detailed information about the connection. He took no additional action, however, to properly supervise the operation.”

In addition, they said “no one at Justice Department headquarters have provided complete and accurate answers to the Terry family.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; murdergate
Congressman Jeff Flake, who is running for the Senate, promised me that if he is elected, he will hold the people who covered up fast and furious accountable. He has been willing to go against the house leadership and to prevail, previously.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 6:40:04 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Pray for Jeff Flake!

2 posted on 10/30/2012 6:42:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: marktwain

Good to see Holder and Obama have no fault for this utter travesty. /bs

3 posted on 10/30/2012 6:50:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.

This is just the second report, and without all the materials that Congress is demanding and has filed a lawsuit to obtain.

It does *not* exonerate the administration higher ups.

4 posted on 10/30/2012 6:52:40 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Still doesn't answer the most basic & important questions:
What were you thinking?
Why would you do something as stupid as this?!
There has to be some kind of driver.
5 posted on 10/30/2012 7:19:40 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

How many more Americans will have to die before we say NO MORE?

6 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:29 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie; flaglady47
The investigators are moving up the ladder with this last batch of names named.

Now they wait for for one or more of these names (who don't want to be the goats) to blow the whistle on Holder.

Right now, there's no direct tie of hard evidence to hold Holder guilty......but he's not out of the woods yet.

Good investigators and interrogators always start with the the lower-downs to get the goods on the higher-ups.



7 posted on 10/30/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: marktwain
He should have an easier time getting to the facts as the SS obama sinks into oblivion and more and more realize there is no protection for them if they keep quiet and the wrath of We, the People coming down on them if they do.

Do coalmine canaries sing?

8 posted on 10/30/2012 7:45:18 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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