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  • Sen. John Cornyn: American Guns and Mexican Violence

    02/10/2012 3:43:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2012 | Sen. John Cornyn
    The debate over U.S. gun laws and Mexican drug violence brings to mind Mark Twain’s famous quip about lies, damned lies, and statistics. In a recent editorial, the Washington Post blamed American policies for exacerbating the bloodshed, pointing out that “70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States.” The key word there is “traceable.” While it’s true that most of the traceable guns originated north of the border, those weapons represent a very small portion of total Mexican gun seizures.According to a Government Accountability Office study based on data...
  • Former DEA chief says 3 other federal agencies knew about Operation Fast and Furious

    02/10/2012 12:43:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/10/12 | William La Jeunesse
    While criticism surrounding Operation Fast and Furious has so far focused on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, three other federal agencies knew about the operation and some of their agents tried to stop it, according to the former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Tucson. Tony Coulson, the DEAs agent in charge of Southern Arizona during Fast and Furious, says many federal field agents knew the ATF was walking guns to Mexico, but supervisors told them to back off when they objected. Clearly, we went too far, Coulson said. The question we had among rank and...
  • MEXICO, OBAMA, CALDERONE, politics, violence and 1998 QUASHED INDICTMENT? (shortened title)

    02/08/2012 7:06:56 PM PST · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    gretawire ^ | 2/8 | greta van sustern
    Something is really, really, really not right… The New York Times has a really bizarre story on the front page today. I will make some remarks about the story and then there is a link at the bottom for you to read the entire story. I don’t want to run wild with crazy conspiracy stories but there are some really peculiar parts of this New York Time story that warrants further investigation. First some bullet points: * Juan Jose Rojas Cardona (“Pepe” and hereinafter I will refer to him as that) lives in Mexico and is part of the casino...
  • Holder granted extra time to turn over 'Fast and Furious' documents

    02/09/2012 6:59:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/9/12 | Terry Frieden
    Washington -- A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday, has backed off his stated deadline. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, who has the backing of the committee's Republican majority, has granted a Justice Department request for an extension. No new deadline was set. The Justice Department did not dispute the committee statement.
  • Holder Tells Congress Obama Wants To Ban Guns

    02/09/2012 7:45:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly Fast and Furiousgun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash...
  • Holder tells Congress the Obama administration wants to ban guns

    02/08/2012 7:21:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 02/08/2012 | By Chris Cox
    Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash attempt to...
  • Traver up or down vote must include Fast and Furious answers (gunwalker)

    02/08/2012 6:01:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder called to confirm a permanent ATF Director, Rep. Carolyn Maloney* asserted during her recognized time in the February 2 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Fast and Furious hearing. Dismissing the proceedings as a politically-motivated fishing trip, Maloney used the brunt of her time to demand more gun control, and to conflate Fast and Furious with previous investigations. She even referenced a video where American Al Qaeda Adam Gadahn told followers to buy a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check at gun shows. That this is untrue and demonstrates profound ignorance of existing...
  • HOLDER'S SERGEANT SCHULTZ DEFENSE: As Hearings Mount, Attorney General is Throwing more Sandbags

    02/07/2012 7:04:45 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    Webtoday.tv ^ | 02/07/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Despite overwhelming evidence that memos and letters were sent to Eric Holder regarding Fast and Furious as early as July of 2010, he still used ignorance as his defense in the most recent Congressional hearing. As frustration was apparent on the faces of Republican Committee members, there was a certain smugness on the faces of Holder and his assistants, who were seated behind him.

Executive Director of the Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt has been following the Fast and Furious scandal, practically from the time it broke early last year. One of his concerns is that without the support of...
  • Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal

    02/07/2012 7:05:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel -- a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the U.S. government's failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation (link, in Spanish, includes video). Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, 33, is also wanted by U.S. officials on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso. Mexican and U.S. authorities say he served as a top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel and was in charge of operations in the border state of...
  • EDITORIAL: Tempting contempt of Congress

    02/07/2012 6:40:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Editorial
    White House risks charges in probes of Fast and Furious, SolyndraThe clock is ticking for the Justice Department. As officials continue to withhold documents relevant to the administrations fatally flawed gunrunning scheme, House lawmakers grow more anxious to get to the bottom of what happened. Unless the material is produced before the deadline, Republicans shouldnt waver in issuing contempt-of-Congress citations. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members investigating Fast and Furious have given Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. until Thursday to turn over subpoenaed material and avoid an unpleasant battle between the executive and legislative branches. During his sixth...
  • Obama Fundraiser Tied To Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 4:07:46 PM PST · by ElIguana · 1 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 02/07/2012 | PunditPress.com
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials.
  • John Boehner To Halt Fast And Furious Investigation,Sell Out To Holder And White House

    02/07/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by charlene4 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Feb. 7, 20012 | Doug Collins
    By Coach Collins, on February 7th, 2012 by Doug Book, staff writer Yesterday, Coach is Right published facts concerning an avenue which honest and courageous congressional Republicans might follow in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the criminal misadventure of Operation Fast and Furious and its subsequent cover-up. The following represents current news of a vastly different approach. Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a mutually satisfactory outcome in Barack Obamas criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast...
  • Fast and Furious: Three Questions Not Asked

    02/07/2012 12:55:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Bob Owens
    Whether Operation Fast and Furious was a legitimate law enforcement operation, as the Department of Justice claims, or was part of a plot to impose gun control, it was radically different from all other border gun operations in one crucial way. Operation Fast and Furious was the only border gun operation that was undertaken with the full intention of the straw-purchased guns leaving the control of law enforcement officers and reaching the armories of drug cartel murderers. That fact alone should lead to the impeachment or administrative removal of everyone, from field agents to political appointees and elected officials that...
  • John Boehner to halt Fast and Furious investigation, sell out to Eric Holder and White House

    02/07/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 165 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/07/2012 | Doug Book
    Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a mutually satisfactory outcome in Barack Obamas criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious. Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney Generals May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first acquaintance with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie. And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nations history...
  • Breaking: Fugitive Obama Fundraiser Linked to Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials. This has gone public, as has his $200,000 in fundraising done for Barack Obama. Obama has now returned the money, but the scrutiny on Cardona continues. It now appears that Cardona's links to the organized crime world also ties him to the DEA, which ran Operation Fast and Furious. Cardona was allegedly involved with a top drug cartel across the...
  • Southern Preposterous Lie Center has a new employee, and they gave him an assignment: me.

    02/06/2012 6:47:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/6/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    <p>I'm a freelance journalist, currently doing magazine work for Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" news blog and "Intelligence Report" magazine. My current assignment is to write a half-dozen. 400-word profiles, including one on you, for the IR magazine.</p> <p>Obviously I can find a lot about you on the Internet, but would like to extend this opportunity for you to say something about yourself -- what you represent and what you don't represent, some biographical background, place of birth, military experience, college, work experiences, political-religious philosophy, etc..</p>
  • Major Obama Donors Tied to Fugitive Who Fled to Mexico

    02/06/2012 5:37:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, February 6, 2012 | Mike McIntire
    Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obamas re-election campaign. The casino owner, Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, known as Pepe, jumped bail in Iowa in 1994 and disappeared, and has since been linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. A State Department cable in 2009 said he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials. When The New York Times...
  • Holder still hasnt talked Fast and Furious with Clinton, Napolitano, Obama

    02/06/2012 6:04:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/12 | Matthew Boyle
    During his testimony about Operation Fast and Furious before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he still hasnt discussed the deadly scandal with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or President Barack Obama. Holders admission that he hasnt taken the initiative to discuss how the government should handle this scandal came during an exchange he had with Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz. I had an opportunity in the Judiciary Committee to ask you questions on Dec. 8, 2011, Chaffetz said when questioning Holder on Thursday. I...
  • Darrell Issa to finally put Eric Holder behind bars?

    02/06/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/06/2012 | Doug Book
    As a result of his refusal to honor House committee subpoenas demanding the release of some 70 thousand Fast and Furious-related documents currently withheld by the Department of Justice, Eric Holder faces the very real possibility of arrest and imprisonment by the House of Representatives. Your actions lead us to conclude that the [Justice] Department is actively engaged in a cover-up, wrote House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to Attorney General Holder just two days before his February 2nd testimony before the Committee. (1) Stating what interested Americans have known for a year or more, Issa speaks of the...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily

    02/05/2012 8:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/5/12 | Dutchman 6
    Deception (military or political) includes manipulating, distorting, withholding, or falsifying evidence available to an opponent. History has shown that it is far easier to deceive by reinforcing an opponents existing preconceptions than it is to persuade him to change his mind. PSYOP personnel should encourage the opponent that the most likely way of achieving the objective will in fact be adopted (thereby diverting his attention from an alternative plan). Given two options, one of which reinforces our existing point of view, people are more likely to believe what they already suspect. Psychologically, they are gratified by evidence that confirms their...
  • February 5th Podcast available - Did John Boehner put the leash on Darrell Issa

    02/05/2012 1:18:33 PM PST · by Ben Barrack · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Ben Barrack ^ | 2/5/12 | Ben Barrack
    Thanks to Sipsey Street, and then the Daily Caller, evidence is mounting that John Boehner may be surreptitiously putting the Kibosh on Darrell Issa's Fast and Furious investigation. The vast majority of today's show - available for MP3 download or stream - dealt with this subject. http://www.benbarrack.com/show_archives.asp
  • Lax U.S. gun laws enable killing in Mexico(barf alert)

    02/05/2012 6:28:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4 February, 2012 | Staff
    DO AMERICAS failed gun policies contribute to the terrible violence in Mexico? Alejandro A. Poire Romero makes a compelling case that the answer is yes. Law enforcement officials in both countries acknowledge that 70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States. Mr. Poire Romero, a top Mexican national security and criminal justice official, offers additional evidence that the United States has been an enabler of the violence. In 2005 roughly one-third of the seized guns were assault weapons. Today, according to Mr. Poire Romero, assault weapons represent 60 to 65...
  • Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign the easy way, or be impeached the hard way

    02/04/2012 12:00:36 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign the easy way, or be impeached the hard way Published: 12:01 AM 02/03/2012 | Updated: 5:05 PM 02/03/2012 Tweet inShare6 Email This Article Print This Article By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Matthew Boyle Follow Matthew Boyle Get Matthew Boyle Feed South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy reaffirmed his call for Attorney General Eric Holders resignation the easy way, or impeachment the hard way, during an interview with The Daily Caller after Thursdays House oversight committee hearing during which Holder testified about Operation Fast and Furious. While...
  • Report: Fast and Furious "Fix is in" and Boehner is behind it

    02/04/2012 6:30:58 AM PST · by Ben Barrack · 27 replies
    Barrack Now ^ | 2/4/12 | Ben Barrack
    As I readied myself for what promised to be a bombshell of a hearing on February 2nd, I thought Attorney General Eric Holder would have his toughest test yet. He would now be in front of the committee that Darrell Issa chairs - the House Oversight Committee. In every Fast and Furious hearing Issa had been involved in, he stood out as the top bulldog, the fieriest and most knowledgable about the case. On February 2nd, he had the gavel and much more evidence with which to go directly at Holder. As I watched the hearing, I was struck by...
  • Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker investigation.

    02/03/2012 9:20:29 PM PST · by Major Matt Mason · 32 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/3/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Yesterday was the devil's own day in the Gunwalker scandal investigation and the search for the truth suffered as a result. Several sources tell Sipsey Street that the committee's work has been slowed by the intervention of Speaker of the House John Boehner, with some saying plainly that "the fix is in."
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker

    02/03/2012 3:04:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/3/12 | Dutchman 6
    The face of the Gunwalker Cover-up. No, not the one on the left, the one on the right with the big mallet. The night of the first day at Shiloh, when the battle had gone so very wrong for the Union, William Tecumseh Sherman encountered his commander Ulysses S. Grant under a tree, sheltering himself from the pouring rain. He was smoking a cigar while considering his losses and planning what had to be done for the following day. Sherman remarked, "Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?" Grant looked up. "Yes," he replied, followed by a...
  • Codrea & Vanderboegh Exclusive: Documents detail early knowledge by Lanny Breuer and subordinates

    11/01/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 11/1/11 | Codrea & Vanderboegh
    "I'm shocked! Shocked! To find gunwalking going on here!" Email correspondence and handwritten notes obtained today by David Codrea of the National Gun Rights Examiner and this correspondent provide details on information and strategy being shared between top level officials of the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including between Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and then-ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson. These documents, in the possession of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, provide a much clearer picture than that given by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in his statement of yesterday of what...
  • GOP Sons-A-Bitches Going Soft On Gunwalking, Says Blogger Who Broke Fast And Furious

    02/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | 2/3/12 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Mike Vanderboegh is drinking Diet Mountain Dew in the cafeteria of the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill, and he is pissed. Not because his flight from Alabama was almost as bumpy as [his] first marriage, nor because he almost got into a physical altercation with an idiot street urban adventurer outside the National Archives who said Vanderboegh looked like Newt Gingrich. The former militia man turned gun rights blogger is angry because he thinks the Republican sons-a-bitches on the House Oversight Committee put on the ultimate display of public limp dickery during a Thursday hearing in which Attorney General Eric...
  • Holder: Fast and Furious "has become political"

    02/02/2012 8:56:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | CBS/AP
    Attorney General Eric Holder squared off Thursday with Republicans on a House committee who are demanding that the Justice Department turn over documents about its handling of congressional inquiries into a flawed gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. At the start of a hearing, chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will do what is necessary to force the Justice Department to produce the information. The attorney general said he will consider Issa's demand. But he said, with one exception, the department was inclined to follow longstanding tradition of withholding internal documents about...
  • Issa coming up on Greta!

    02/02/2012 7:31:34 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 46 replies
    02-02-12 | Me
    Turn it on.....
  • Brian Terrys mother to Holder: Youre a joke and a coward

    02/02/2012 8:08:39 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The mother of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry had harsh words for Attorney General Eric Holder after Thursdays House oversight committee hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. THIS IS FOR YOU SON, Mrs. Terry posted on Facebook at about 3:30 p.m. Mr. Holder. How come you can never say my sons name. You never have. All i ever hear you say is i didnt find out or I cant say Im actually tired of hearing your double talk in answering questions. What a joke you are. You know my son was a real AMERICAN, a WARRIOR, and a HERO,...
  • Rep. Gowdy: DOJ Knew About Fast and Furious

    02/02/2012 5:11:25 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 2, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Ashley Martella
    After his House committee put Attorney General Eric Holder on the hot seat Thursday over the Fast and Furious scandal, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy tells Newsmax.TV that he is convinced the Department of Justice (DOJ) was aware of the ill-fated gun-smuggling operation before it took place. I dont suspect it. I know it and we proved it today using emails from the Department of Justice, memos from the Department of Justice, Gowdy charged in an exclusive interview Thursday following the hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (snip)
  • Fast and Furious: Groundhog Day at House Oversight - Holder clings to the stone wall.

    02/02/2012 6:33:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/02/2012 | John Hayward
    Attorney General Eric Holders testimony before the House Oversight Committee today was, in the main, a re-run of past appearances before Congress. He kept the stone wall firm and tight, while angrily denying he was running a cover-up, and accusing investigators of running political gotcha games. Heres Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) cutting to the chase, and asking Holder how many more U.S. Border Patrol agents would have had to die as part of Operation Fast and Furious before the Attorney General would finally take responsibility: Holder continued his incompetence defense of insisting that he really doesnt know anything that...
  • Groundhog Day: Holder Repeats Fast And Furious Lies

    02/02/2012 5:11:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 2, 2012
    Scandal: In a shameful performance, the attorney general Thursday reprised his tap-dancing routine before a panel investigating the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that got U.S. agents and Mexicans killed. 'It's Groundhog Day, and Brian Terry's family and taxpayers are still waiting for Fast and Furious answers from the Justice Department," Chairman Darrell Issa said before the hearings. "We will not wait until the next Groundhog Day to get answers for the American people." Rep. Issa, R-Calif., has threatened Attorney General Eric Holder with a contempt of Congress citation if he doesn't get answers to questions on Fast and Furious,...
  • GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious (Holder lied, prepare the prison)

    02/02/2012 8:48:10 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/2/2012 | By William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released Thursday, hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The report released by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, top lawmakers investigating the botched gunrunning operation, claims Justice Department officials in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved in the coordination in the early stages of the operation.
  • Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Fast and Furious Ignore Current Law

    02/02/2012 11:08:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/2/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Attorney General Eric Holder used his testimony before a House committee on Thursday to tout the supposed need for new gun control laws to prevent gun walking, or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he and members of the committee ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holders ostensible goals. That is why we need a stronger gun trafficking law, Holder said in response to questions about recourse against officials who signed off on the gun walking tactic. The tactic was integral to Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the transportation of roughly 2,500 firearms into...
  • Kelly to AG Holder: How Will You Regain Trust of American People After Failed Fast & Furious?

    02/02/2012 10:26:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/2/12 | Oversightandreform
    Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) questions Attorney General Eric Holder during the full committee hearing "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on February 2, 2012.
  • Buerkle to AG Holder: You Must Be Held Accountable For Fast & Furious Failure & Agent Terry's

    02/02/2012 9:00:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/2/12 | Oversightandreform
    Rep. Buerkle (R-NY) questions Attorney General Eric Holder during the full committee hearing "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on February 2, 2012.
  • 'Fast and Furious' consequences coming, Holder says

    02/02/2012 8:54:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | By the CNN Wire Staff
    Firings and charges against the justice department officials who oversaw the agency's flawed gun-running operation are likely to come in the next six months, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. Holder was speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss the controversial sting operation called Operation Fast and Furious. Asked what steps he had taken since the controversy came to light 13 months ago, Holder said he is awaiting the conclusions of an internal investigation. Regarding people found culpable in that probe, he said, "I can assure you those people will be removed from federal service." Any...
  • GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious

    02/02/2012 7:08:40 AM PST · by nicmarlo · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released Thursday, hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The report released by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, top lawmakers investigating the botched gunrunning operation, claims Justice Department officials in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved in the coordination in the early stages of the operation. Justice headquarters "had much greater knowledge of, and involvement in, Fast and Furious than it...
  • No Fifth Amendment Theater in tomorrows Holder hearing(gunwalker) [LIVE THREAD]

    02/02/2012 6:06:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 267 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    There will be no Fifth Amendment Theater tomorrow of the Phoenix US Attorneys being forced to say their I-don't-wannas in front of the cameras, Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars files in an exclusive report today from Washington, DC. There will be only one panel of one -- Eric Holder. This is viewed by many who have been following the investigation as a serious mistake. Said one, "More simple browbeating of Eric Eric Holder without dramatic new evidence to impeach his story is going to look petty, mean and impotent. Perhaps. After all, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
  • Q: Did DOJ Know About 'Furious'? A: Memo Says Yes, a 'Terrific Idea'

    02/02/2012 6:05:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    In the hours before Attorney General Eric Holders scheduled testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) released a new report suggesting top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. The memo, sent to Republican members of the Oversight Committee, was based upon interviews, documents and emails involving key players of the operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The operation allowed some 2,000 weapons cross the border into Mexico and into the hands of cartel...
  • Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Family Files Lawsuit against ATF

    02/02/2012 12:12:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    The family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has filed a $25-million lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, claiming "negligence" and "a violation of ATF's own policies and procedures" resulting in the death of their son. A separate lawsuit against The Lone Wolf Trading Company stated that "but for defendants' negligent and illegal sales ... Brian Terry would not have been murdered." Terry was killed when his unit was ambushed near the Arizona-Mexico border on the night of December 14, 2010. Two AK-47s found at the scene were part of an ATF gun-walking operation allowing...
  • Napolitano: Serious Mistakes Were Made With Operation Fast & Furious

    02/01/2012 8:53:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/1/12 | Fox
    While speaking at the National Press Club, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that "the key question" is to make sure that the mistakes made "never happen again."
  • Justice official says congressional deadline for more Fast and Furious documents impossible

    02/01/2012 8:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/12 | Sari Horwitz
    On the eve of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.s appearance before Congress, a senior Justice Department official said the agency cannot meet the deadline Republican lawmakers have set to turn over more documents on the Fast and Furious gun operation or be held in contempt of Congress. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said that the Feb. 9 deadline to submit all documents on the botched gun operation set this week by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was impossible to meet.
  • Eric Holder grilled tomorrow

    02/01/2012 4:38:05 PM PST · by westmichman · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Council | 2/1/12 | Matt Staver
    Mathew Staver, Chairman Liberty Counsel Action Attorney General Eric Holder is facing possible Contempt of Congress charges over his failure to disclose information concerning the now infamous Fast and Furious debacle! Tomorrow, Holder will appear before Representative Darrell Issa and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and I am expecting a firestorm of intense questioning. Time is now of the essence! I am calling on my Liberty Counsel Action team to join in our powerful Fax Barrage demanding Eric Holders resignation, firing, or impeachment. Please, click here now to schedule your personalized faxes: http://www.lcaction.cc/2659/offer.asp stephen, Eric Holder is about...
  • Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M suit against ATF

    02/01/2012 3:58:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 1, 2012
    The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels. In a 65-page complaint, attorneys for the family claim ATF "wrongdoing" in Fast and Furious.
  • ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 1:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The average American doesnt have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they control the narrativemake an issue as simple as humanly possiblethey can manipulate public opinion. Millionaires and billionaires = oppressors. Iraq = not our problem anymore. The public can handle the truth; they just dont have time for it. Theyve got money to make, kids to raise, bills to pay, football to watch, spouses to deceive, etc. And thats why, more than a year after ATF-enabled drug thugs gunned down Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the ATF Fast and Furious Scandal is still flying...
  • Are Big Media Covering Up Fast and Furious?

    02/01/2012 10:21:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2012 | By M. Catharine Evans
    Where was the public outcry for justice when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry bled to death at the hands of a drug cartel in cahoots with the U.S. government? It happened in the Peck Canyon corridor northwest of Nogales, Arizona -- nowhere. The general public didn't hear about it. It's been one year and two months since agent Terry died. Within weeks of his demise, his shocking murder would illuminate a bizarre and murderous government plot to run guns, lots of guns -- over 2,000 guns -- into the hands of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Members of Sinaloa were behind...
  • "So get more rocks and build you a dam." A high compliment and a metaphor from one rock(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 7:44:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Vanderboegh," the friend/source/retired spook said to me in a conversation on the general topic of 'change agents' a couple of days ago after I got to DC, "you're like this little rock in the middle of their stream, defying the water. The water and everything in it can try to ignore you as they pass by, but they can't go through you, or under the ground you occupy. You just sit there and defy them and they hate you for it, because you not only defy them but you mock them. It pisses them off because you just won't go...