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  • Eric Holder says he’s considering a run for the White House

    02/07/2018 1:57:39 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 117 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 7, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s attorney general, confirmed Wednesday that he’s considering throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential race. “We’ll see,” he said during a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington, DC. He was asked if he’s mulling a run for the White House because he’s learning how to raise funds and giving political speeches. “I think I’ll make a decision by the end of the year about whether or not there is another chapter in my government service,” he replied. Holder, who served as attorney general from 2009 to 2015, has...
  • Gosar: Obama’s F & F, Benghazi, IRS Scandals All Connected To DOJ, FBI Corruption In Trump Probe

    02/07/2018 10:33:45 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-7-2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a leading conservative member of the House....told Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday that he believes that there is an interconnectivity between various high-profile Barack Obama-era scandals and the latest revelations about corruption at the Department of Justice and FBI. Gosar was asked during the interview on the SiriusXM 125 Patriot Channel show about the corruption on display in the release of the famed memo from House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that detailed FISA court abuses by the FBI and DOJ in the lead-up to the 2016 election and in...
  • CBS and Eric Holder Developing Show About … Eric Holder

    02/05/2018 5:58:47 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 4, 2018 | Matt Philbin
    According to Vulture, CBS is “ordering a pilot for Main Justice, a show based on the life of former attorney general Eric Holder.” ... It will be fascinating to see how the show handles Holder shaking down corporations. Apparently, you could make a DOJ lawsuit go away by forking over a substantial sum to to your favorite (left-wing) charity. Hopefully it will cover Operation Fast and Furious, the idiotic ATF “gun walking” scheme that resulted in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry being murdered with a government-supplied rifle....Actually, we probably won’t learn much from the show. Vulture tells us, “Holder is...
  • CONSERVATIVE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Explains Why DOJ May Be Considering Criminal.. trunc (FReeper LS)

    01/27/2018 10:45:11 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    100percentfedup.com ^ | Jan 26, 2018
    Larry Schweikart is NYT’s #1 bestselling author. His analysis on the current FBI and DOJ scandals are outlined below in a series of fascinating tweets. Schwiekart begins his thread with a link to an article by the brilliant journalist (a dying breed), Sheryl Attkinson, that addresses how the walls are beginning to close in on the FBI. In a message to his followers, Schweikart admits his reluctance to have to dissect Attkinson’s article in a series of tweets or a “thread”. Schweikart tweets: “The last thing I wanted to do this morning was a thread, but alas, the situation requires...
  • Murder by the Mile

    11/16/2017 11:20:18 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    Phoenix Magazine ^ | December 2017 | May Phan
    Combine a hitman, a suspicious federal agent, a world-famous graphic novelist and a daredevil journalist and you get a Molotov cocktail of mishaps in Phoenix native and former truck driver Jeffrey Yochim’s pulp thriller. Collateral Crimes (West Wave Publishing, $14.99) chronicles the adventures of novelist and murder witness Jonathan Starker, who hitches a ride to a comic book convention and finds himself on the run from an ATF agent and a ruthless hitman. The story, a slow burner at the start but fast-paced enough to keep readers flipping pages – think murder, truck hijackings and pesky witnesses – grows more...
  • An ICE Agent's Quest for Justice

    11/08/2017 9:23:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    "Betrayed." Victor Avila is a survivor. Soft-spoken but iron-willed, he dedicated his life to law enforcement and to his country. Yet, the feds are now fighting tooth and nail to bury the full truth about the 2011 ambush by Los Zetas drug cartel thugs in Mexico that left him gravely wounded and his partner, special agent Jaime Zapata, dead. This week, two of the Mexican gangsters convicted in the horror on Highway 57 between Mexico City and Monterrey were sentenced to double life terms in prison. "HSI Special Agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila were in Mexico to protect and...
  • Obama and Holder haven't faced justice for Brian Terry's murder

    10/19/2017 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Federal agents caught the last suspect in Terry’s murder this week. Earlier this week, federal agents from both the United States and Mexico apprehended another suspect in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was arrested in Mexico Monday and charged with first-degree murder, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Astorga is believed to be the final suspect linked to the death of Terry. However, the past administration played a major role in facilitating his tragic demise. Without the dangerous “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme initiated by Barack Obama’s Justice Department, Agent Terry may...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Last remaining fugitive in border agent's murder arrested

    10/17/2017 3:08:57 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Mexican law enforcement officers last weekend arrested the man believed to be the final fugitive from the “rip crew” that engaged in a 2010 gunfight between Border Patrol agents that resulted in the death of agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the killing of Terry. "The arrest of Favela Astorga resulted from the unwavering commitment of the United States and our law enforcement partners in Mexico to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Agent Brian Terry, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country," Alana Robinson, the acting...
  • Barack Obama, Eric Holder allowed guns in hands of Mexican drug cartels to cause maximum violence?

    10/04/2017 12:22:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Natural News ^ | 10/03/2017 | JD Heyes
    As Democrats and Left-wing “progressive” anti-gun activists continue to push for gun bans and other erosions of the Second Amendment following the terrible mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, it is well to remember that, once upon a time, a pair of notable Democrats did their best to ensure that kind of violence occurred as often as possible south of the U.S. border. Early in President Obama’s tenure, he and Attorney General Eric Holder cooked up a scheme to send thousands of U.S.-based “assault weapons” — that is, semi-automatic rifles which cosmetically resemble real assault weapons — into the...
  • CNN's Sellers Claims Obama Was 'Eight Years Scandal-Free'

    09/04/2017 3:27:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 4, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's New Day show on CNN, during a discussion of the letter that Barack Obama gave to Donald Trump as the former President was leaving office, conservative CNN commentator Jack Kingston recalled several of the scandals of the Obama administration. Liberal CNN commentator Bakari Sellers claimed with a straight face that President Obama was "eight years scandal-free." He also took a shot at Fox News for covering Obama-era scandals, dismissing the coverage as "talking points." CNN's Sellers Claims Obama Was 'Eight Years Scandal Free'At 8:54 a.m. ET, after substitute host Dave Briggs read from the letter in which Obama...
  • Apology Tour? Rex Tillerson Blames U.S. for Mexico’s Organized Crime Problem [VIDEO]

    07/30/2017 1:57:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 82 replies
    thepolitistick ^ | MAY 19, 2017 | MATTHEW K. BURKE
    Okay, it’s not exactly an apology tour because he spoke the words while on U.S. soil. But it was an apology for America by Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while standing alongside Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso and Mexican Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong on Thursday during a press conference at the State Department. Speaking about the “illicit drug trade” while holding his hand over his chest for several seconds as a symbol of admitted guilt, Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued that Mexico’s organized crime problem is the fault of the Unites States and...
  • COULD THE PLAGUE OF RECENT GUN CRIMES BE OBAMA'S FAST AND FURIOUS PART 2?

    07/07/2017 2:18:24 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 30 replies
    It seems that there has been a plague of gun violence by inner city youths. It is not just in Chicago or other large cities but even in smaller communities. How can these kids afford guns which cost hundreds of dollars? How are they getting them since it is illegal for them to purchase them? I know that they use "straw buyers" who do not have criminal records to purchase the guns for them. It appears that they often use girl friends or female relatives to actually buy the guns for them. However I think that there is more than...
  • Fast and Furious Whistleblower Says He Became an ‘Enemy of the State’

    06/27/2017 8:24:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 26 Jun, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It’s one of the longest running congressional investigations of our time: the probe into Fast and Furious. It was the government’s secret operation to watch … as thousands of weapons were trafficked to Mexico’s killer drug cartels. In many respects, the story began when federal agent John Dodson agreed to an interview with investigative journalist Susan Attkisson in March 2011. It was highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a sitting federal agent to speak out in such a strong way. In the latest episode of “Full Measure,” Attkisson catches up with Dodson six years later. Dodson: Part of my mission...
  • Oh My: Former Attorney General Eric Holder Considering A 2020 Run

    06/20/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if there’s one candidate who could get the conservative base in the Republican Party to unite, even those who don’t like Donald Trump, it’s former Attorney General Eric Holder. Apparently, the former top law enforcement official is considering a 2020 run against Trump (via The Hill): Former Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that "now is the time to be more visible" — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid. “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served...
  • Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry Died

    06/13/2017 9:10:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 13, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University. A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013: “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox...
  • Nets Ignore Oversight Report Showing Holder Impeded Fast and Furious Investigation

    06/08/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/08/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) spent Wednesday focusing on a Senate hearing they were hoping would implicate President Trump in obstruction of justice, they ignored a House Oversight Committee report that showed President Obama’s administration did just that. “An absolutely blistering report tonight out saying the Obama administration in general and former Attorney General Eric Holder in particular repeatedly lied to the family of a slain Border Patrol officer about the weapons used in his death, and stonewalled efforts to get at the truth,” announced Fox News’ Bret Baier on Special Report. {..snip..}
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 8 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • *New* Fast and Furious secrets from government emails

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 06-07-2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Six years late, we have new insight into the government’s secretive Fast and Furious operation in which federal agents purposely let thousands of assault rifles and other weapons be trafficked from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels, where they were used in many murders and other crimes.
  • Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

    06/07/2017 8:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07, 2017 | William LaJeunesse and Andrew O’Reilly
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry — seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. […] The report also says that Holder’s Justice Department stonewalled inquiries from Sen....