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  • Emails show Obama admin targeted reporter over her coverage of 'Operation Fast and Furious'

    11/21/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    The Department of Justice's top communications official plotted to squash a reporter who aggressively covered the agency's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal in 2011, previously secret emails show. The emails, between the DOJ's then-communications chief Tracy Schmaler and White House press flack Eric Schultz, are a rare look inside the Obama administration's press control machine. They were released Thursday while the nation was preoccupied with President Barack Obama's immigration policy announcement, as the result of a long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed by the center-right watchdog group Judicial Watch. In one message, Schmaler told Schultz that CBS...
  • [Retiring A.G. Eric ] Holder aims vulgarity at critics in email

    11/07/2014 11:24:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2014 | Eric Tucker
    ".................In one email from March 2011, after being sent a news story about the Fast and Furious investigation, Holder told staff, "I hope there is another side to the story." Later, after the ATF deputy director assured Holder aides that "we did not allow guns to walk," Holder responded to staff with, "Do they really, really know?" That August, Holder was told by staff that about 25 U.S. attorneys was upset that the resignation of Dennis Burke, then the U.S. attorney in Arizona, was announced simultaneously with the reassignment of ATF Acting Director Ken Melson. Holder wondered "why wouldn't we...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • Cornyn pleased with Eric Holder’s resignation

    09/25/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/25/14 | Kimberly Railey
    Sen. John Cornyn welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder’s planned resignation today, two years after calling for Holder to step down over a botched gun-trafficking sting. “Unfortunately the American people, myself included, lost confidence in the Attorney General’s ability to lead a long time ago because of his continued willingness to put politics before the law,” Cornyn said.
  • Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to...

    09/25/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2014
    Full title: Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22 “The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing.” – U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • The Border Invasion - Fast & Furious in reverse

    07/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    I haven't seen this connection yet, but it seems to me that the current border invasion is Fast and Furious in reverse. At least in political terms. Has there ever been an administration that foments international tensions in pursuit of its domestic agenda? In Fast and Furious guns were run to Mexico with the assumption that these guns would come back to kill Americans. Then the Left would call for more legislation to control weapons in the USA and restrict 2nd Amendment rights. Children were killed in Mexico with these guns as was one of our border agents, Brian Terry....
  • ANOTHER SHOE DROPS IN THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL: Taliban Now Targeting U.S. Troops With Stinger Missiles

    06/09/2014 10:52:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 6/08/14 | Kenneth Timmerman,
    Kenneth Timmerman, writing in The New York Post, breaks open another shocking chapter in the Benghazi scandal. The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons... Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile. The helicopter and all aboard survived the attack as it was able to crash land. But what had hit the Chinook?
  • JUDGE SIGNALS SHE’LL FORCE HOLDER TO HAND OVER FAST & FURIOUS DOCUMENTS

    05/15/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2014 | by KEN KLUKOWSKI
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congress—and the public—could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent. Berman began today’s hearing in Washington, D.C.’s federal district court with an opening statement about this case “concerning the suspected illegal flow of firearms from the United States to Mexican drug cartels.”...
  • White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative by Sharyl Attkisson April 29, 2014

    04/29/2014 6:16:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-29-14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative by Sharyl Attkisson April 29, 2014 Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened. One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, 2012 email to White House press officials from Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s Assistant and Deputy National Security Advisor. (Disclosure: Ben Rhodes is the brother of David Rhodes, the President of CBS News,...
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Air Marshal director stepping down amid agency gun scheme probe

    04/11/2014 6:42:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials' personal use, FoxNews.com has learned. Director Robert Bray's home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray's recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation. Bray allegedly is among several officials who were obtaining weapons through this operation.
  • CIA was Involved in Benghazi Attack

    04/10/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    t has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004. In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus...
  • California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats

    04/07/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 41 replies
    calnewsroom ^ | April 6, 2014 | John Hrabe
    April 6, 2014 Like a criminal wiping down a crime scene, the California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption.
  • California Democrats intent on damage control after Leland Yee arrest (gun-running Dem a downer)

    04/02/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ^ | 3/31/14 | Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer
    The stunning arrest of veteran Democrat Leland Yee will erode, at least temporarily, Democratic dominance in the very blue Golden State. Yee, arrested after a five-year FBI sting operation, faces federal charges related to conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and accepting campaign funds in exchange for political favors. An LA Times headline read, “Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations.” “If there ever has been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I’m not aware of it, writes one observer. “The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a...
  • VIDEO: Steinberg: No 'gun-running' in Senate ethics training

    03/28/2014 4:22:41 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    SacBee ^ | March 28, 2014
    Legislators never received ethics training about "gun running or other such sordid activities," California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg noted during house debate Friday over whether to suspend three senators who have been accused of crimes including corruption, perjury and conspiracy to traffic weapons.
  • FBI nabs US senator for Phl arms deal: AFP captain, separatist group linked (Leland Yee)

    03/28/2014 8:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Philippine Star / The Associated Press ^ | March 29, 2014 | Cecille Suerte Felipe
    SAN FRANCISCO – A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker with links to separatist groups in the Philippines, court documents revealed Wednesday. Investigators said Sen. Leland Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired missiles, and explained the entire process of acquiring them from a Philippine military captain and separatist groups to bringing them to the US, according to an affidavit by FBI agent Emmanuel Pascua....
  • We Couldn’t Even Make This Up: Dem Senator Was Just Arrested For Gun Running

    03/28/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Many leftist politicians who want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights say their position is based on concern for the safety of citizens. Somehow, they contend, forcing law-abiding gun-owners to give up their weapons will result in street gangs following suit. According to a recently unsealed affidavit, however, one state senator in California allegedly wanted to curtail gun rights for everyone except violent gangsters. State Sen. Leland Yee, the court documents state, was the subject of an FBI raid that led to his arrest Wednesday along with 25 other individuals. Among those arrested was Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow,...
  • FIRST HE WALKS OUT OF THE PRESIDENT’S MAJOR SPEECH – NOW HE’S THINKING ABOUT FILING IMPEACHMENT

    01/29/2014 3:51:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 119 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/29/14 | Becket Adams
    Just hours after he stormed out of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced he’s considering filing articles of impeachment against the president.
  • US secretly backs rebels to fight al-Qaeda in Syria

    01/22/2014 7:38:02 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 4 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21 Jan 2014 | By Ruth Sherlock, Antakya
    The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda's most extreme wing in Syria, diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph. As Western leaders publicly push the Syrian regime and the opposition to the Geneva II peace conference that begins Wednesday Washington has also been quietly supporting moves by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to give weapons and cash to rebel groups to fight al-Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria.
  • Bombshell: Pentagon 'Didn't Know' Benghazi Annex Existed

    01/21/2014 6:12:58 PM PST · by opentalk · 87 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Raises major questions about what U.S. was doing in secretive facility. The extensive Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack dropped a major, unreported bombshell: The commander of U.S. forces in Africa was not aware of the existence of the besieged CIA annex. The staggering detail raises the question of what was transpiring at the fated annex and nearby U.S. special mission and why key members of the Defense Department, including those responsible for responding to emergency situations, were not aware of it. Questions now must be also raised as to why, on the night of attack, command...
  • Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi [Throw The Two CA Senate Bums Out!]

    01/17/2014 12:26:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 16, 2013 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN January 16, 2014 Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has come to the defense of Hillary Clinton against Republicans who she says are trying to inflate the former secretary ofstate’s role in the Sept. 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and vice chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., led the committee’s review of the attacks that werepublished in a bipartisan report that was declassified Wednesday. Though their the report faults the State Department for failing to sufficiently...
  • Senate report: Attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi could have been prevented

    01/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PST · by John W · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Adam Goldman and Anne Gearan
    A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee report released on Wednesday spreads blame among the State Department and intelligence agencies for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The bipartisan report lays out more than a dozen findings regarding the assaults on Sept. 11 and 12, 2012 on the diplomatic compound and a CIA annex in the Libyan city of Benghazi. It says the State Department failed to increase security at the sites despite warnings, and faults intelligence agencies for not sharing information about the existence of the CIA outpost with...
  • Mohamed Mursi Threatens Egypt By Foreign Countries Interference To Prevent The Spying Trial

    01/09/2014 5:31:47 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | January 8, 2014 | Eman Nabih
    Alwatan Newspaper published declarations obtained from Mohamed Morsi from inside Burg Al Arab prison on 7/1/2014, one day earlier to his trial on 8/1/2014, Morsi and other Muslim Brothers leaders face charges of killing protesters on 5/12/2013 in front Al-Etihadeya Presidential Palace. In addition, Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are facing serious charges of treason and espionage with foreign countries and foreign intelligence elements during the 25th Jan 2011, which will be held on 28/1/2014. Morsi: "I’m the legitimate president of Egypt, I will reveal amazing secrets to the world if those who turned against me insist on...
  • Ex-mayor of Columbus smuggles guns, keeps taxpayer-funded pension [NM]

    12/19/2013 6:51:11 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    NM Watchdog ^ | 12-18-13 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE – A conviction for gun smuggling isn’t stopping a former Columbus mayor from getting nearly $17,000 a year in taxpayer-funded pension money, New Mexico Watchdog has learned. The former mayor, Eddie Espinoza, was released from federal prison in late November three years early from a four-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy, trafficking in firearms and making false statements while purchasing firearms. Because Espinoza held a job with the state of New Mexico, he gets $1,387.89 each month from the Public Employees Retirement Association. “As a defined benefit plan, PERA will pay this monthly amount for the retiree’s...
  • Attkisson: Fast and Furious Whistleblower 'Rare Example' Amidst Obama's 'War On Leaks'

    12/02/2013 6:47:44 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Sharyl Attkisson touted 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower John Dodson as "a rare example, especially amid the Obama administration's war on leaks" during a segment on Monday's CBS This Morning. Attkisson, whose reporting on the arms trafficking scandal won CBS a Edward R. Murrow Award, spotlighted the ATF senior agent's new book on "the inside story of why he went public to expose the government's false denials about its gunwalking secrets." The correspondent also pointed out how "there's still a court battle over the 'Fast and Furious' documents that President Obama is withholding from Congress under executive privilege". She also featured...
  • Decision looms in Holder's Fast and Furious contempt case

    09/12/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT · by justlurking · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2013-09-12 | William La Jeunesse
    While most of Washington has moved on, legal scholars expect a decision soon in a potentially landmark case in one of the federal government's most damaging scandals -- Operation Fast and Furious. Republican lawmakers, after holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over records they had subpoenaed, are still waiting for a judge to rule on their case. But they have not forgotten.
  • 400 Missiles Stolen in Benghazi, 20,000 from Tripoli, 20,000 M-16s from Kuwait. Coincidence?

    08/13/2013 3:33:33 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 26 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 08/13/2013 | Dean Garrison
    By now most have probably heard about the 400 surface-to-air missiles that were stolen in Benghazi. An attorney for the witnesses/whistleblowers came out in an interview with WMAL yesterday to drop this bomb shell. But this is just the tip of the iceberg...
  • State Department Terror Alert sponsored by the very same terrorists Obama wants to give weapons to

    08/03/2013 6:58:13 AM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 15 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 8/2/13 | Chad Miller
    Fast on the heels of the recently issued Terror Alert by State Department officials which has resulted in both global Travel warnings as well as the impending closure of almost 2 dozen U.S. Embassies & consulates in Muslim dominated regions abroad, credible information within the State Department has cited the strong potential for planned terror attacks being implemented by “al-Qaeda” as the basis for this alert. In the shadow of this threat, I find it absurd then when we take into account this administrations drive to provide munitions to those factions in Syria posing as rebel fighters of whom it...
  • Obama: “Smuggling guns and arms across the Libyan border”

    08/03/2013 6:07:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-3-2013 | MOTUS
    I guess the cat is out of the bag: Fast & Furious was just a training run for Big Guy’s Benghazi/Syria gun running operation. After connecting the dots, it looks like Big Guy’s posse was the primary supplier of the Brotherhood and al Qaeda rebels fighting to overthrow Bashar Assad in order to establish a muslim jihadi state in Syria.I don’t like to be critical of Big Guy when he goes off teleprompter and tries something he has no experience with, butt I think he should have petitioned for a SAMCRO chapter, rather than trying it on his own. They...
  • Jake Tapper: Remember when Rand Paul asked Hillary about gun running in Libya?

    08/01/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-1-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Jake Tapper: Remember when Rand Paul asked Hillary about gun running in Libya?Posted at 8:05 pm on August 1, 2013 by Twitchy Staff Recall H Clinton answer when Sen Paul asked about gun-running: "you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex."— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 01, 2013 Nearly a year out from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, CNN’s Jake Tapper unveiled what looks like an enormous puzzle piece that’s been missing from the “phony scandal.” On today’s episode of “The Lead,” sources told CNN...
  • What Happened to Congress’ ‘Fast and Furious’ Fury?

    07/12/2013 10:33:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/12/2013 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – The controversy surrounding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ infamous Fast and Furious program has faded over the past few months but it’s unlikely to be relegated to the background for very long. Last week it was revealed that a high-powered rifle employed in the unsuccessful gun-tracking program was used to kill a police chief and his bodyguard in the Mexican state of Jalisco, signaling that some of the weapons used in the enterprise are now in the possession of members of drug cartels – the same people Fast and Furious was supposed to entrap as...
  • Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows

    05/28/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    New American ^ | 05-28-2013 | Alex Newman
    As if there were not already enough scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the federal “Fast and Furious” operation that armed Mexican drug cartels is back in the news after the Justice Department Inspector General released a report blasting a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower.
  • FBI Investigating LA's SWAT Team for Illegal Gun Sales

    05/25/2013 4:56:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 25, 2013 | John Sexton
    In 2010 the LAPD completed an investigation into alleged gun purchases made by SWAT team members for the purposes of reselling the guns at a profit. Now the FBI has been called in to determine if any laws were violated. The investigation will attempt to determine why the LAPD's SWAT team, which has around 60 members, purchased over 300 specialized handguns from Kimber Manufacturing. The LAPD has a longstanding agreement with Kimber which allows the company to brand weapons with LAPD insignia and market them as "identical to" the ones used by LAPD's SWAT team. On the open market these...
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • The Stingers of Benghazi: Was the U.S. engaged in gun-running?

    05/24/2013 2:47:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Earlier this week, Roger L. Simon of PJ Media broke a story with shocking revelations, contending that slain U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11 to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups that had been originally provided to them by the U.S. State Department. Simon cited two former U.S. diplomats: Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of...
  • Bombshell: Eric Holder Liedto Congress Under Oath

    05/24/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies
    PJ Medi ^ | 5/24/13 | PJ Media
    During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank “I fear that Guam will capsize!” Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement. In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy. He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News’ James Rosen were known. Since then, it’s come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.
  • Obama Talked About "Gun Tracing" in 2009

    07/28/2011 9:18:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/28/11 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday during testimony on Capitol Hill, we heard Former ATF Special Agent in Charge William Newell admit he was in contact with White House National Security staffer Kevin O'Reilly about Operation Fast and Furious as early as September 2010. Newell also admitted that the DHS, IRS, DEA, ATF, ICE and the Obama Justice Department were all heavily involved and were full partners in coming up with the concept and execution of Operation Fast and Furious. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama still deny authorizing the lethal program, despite President Obama specifically asking Holder to conduct a complete review
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Report: More Benghazi Whistleblowers to Reveal ‘Devastating’ Details About Attack, Including WHY

    05/21/2013 7:33:02 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 5/21/13 | Jason Howerton
    New Benghazi whistleblowers are prepared to reveal shocking details about the Sept. 11 terror attack, including why U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was in Libya to begin with, two former U.S. diplomats reportedly told PJ Media on Monday. The unidentified whistleblowers are reportedly colleagues of former diplomats and are seeking legal counsel because they “work in areas not fully protected by whistleblower law,” the report adds. More from PJ Media’s exclusive: According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired...
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton Obama

    05/21/2013 2:53:32 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    by Roger L Simon PJM EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really...
  • IG Report Says U.S. Attorney Sought to Undermine Credibility of Fast and Furious Whistleblower

    05/21/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | May 20, 2013 | Senator Grassley
    Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement after an Office of Inspector General Report showed that U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke leaked a sensitive document to the press regarding a whistleblower who had come forward with allegations of gunwalking, that he leaked an internal memo regarding Fast and Furious suspect Jaime Avila to the New York Times, and that he lied to Deputy Attorney General James Cole. The document leaked to Fox News was deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that it was not provided to Congress, except in a secured room at...
  • White House says not involved in IRS scandal

    05/14/2013 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2013-05-15 | staff
    WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Multiple scandals have coalesced and hit the White House like a tsunami, putting Obama on the defensive amid a rash of serious charges including prior gun running, terror spin, spying on journalists and targeting conservative political groups. The White House (Carney) said it is not involved. Jay Carney during his regular briefing, "I am certainly not aware... We haven't seen it, we don't have access... Obama will decide." Steven Miller, acting IRS commissioner, "the agency was simply trying to manage applications for tax-exempt status... in no way due to any political or partisan motivation."
  • 2012 Testimony: Lack of Budget Not a Factor in Benghazi Security Decisions (Video)

    05/08/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/08/2013 | John Sexton
    During today's hearings, Democrats have suggested that cuts to the State Department's budget may have played a role in the lack of security in Benghazi. This claim was addressed during the previous hearings which took place on Oct. 10, 2012.
  • Live Thread: Benghazi Whistleblowers Hearing 11:30 A.M. EDT 5/08/13

    05/08/2013 6:00:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2,947 replies
    Hearing details:WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage,” on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. “I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee. They have critical information about what occurred before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks that differs on key points from what Administration officials – including those on the Accountability Review Board – have portrayed,” said Issa. “Our committee has been...
  • Obama's Omerta! Benghazi Whistle Blowers Being Threatened By Administration

    04/30/2013 4:31:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    The Lid ^ | April 29, 2013
    Omerta is the Italian word for "humility." It was also the code of silence in the Mafia the breaking of which was punished severely. Apparently the Obama Administration has a similar code of silence. According to Fox news at least four career employees of the State Department and the CIA have been threatened not to talk by their superiors. Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been...
  • Obama still holding out on those subpoenaed Fast & Furious documents ("Executive Privilege")

    04/25/2013 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Congress is still steadily pursuing the investigation on the very dark spot on the Obama administration's record that is Operation Fast and Furious --- and when I say "dark spot," I do mean that literally, because so much of the evidence was so thoroughly redacted. The administration is continuing to fight Congressional attempts to uncover all of the details into the deadly gun-walking operation, and the dispute has moved into district-court territory. In front of a federal judge on Wednesday, the Department of Justice argued that the court should really just decline to decide on the case and leave the...
  • House GOP concludes Hillary Clinton blew Benghazi response

    04/23/2013 1:25:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans have concluded that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was responsible for cutting security at the consulate in Benghazi ahead of last year’s attack there, and that the administration lied about why it downplayed terrorism as the cause of the assault. A new report — the result of months of investigation by five different House committees — says there was plenty of intelligence that presaged the attack, but the State Department and President Obama failed to heed the warnings or give the Defense Department the authority to respond to such an attack. The report exonerates the Pentagon itself,...
  • Afghanistan: Camp Bastion Equipment Return (British)

    04/01/2013 7:59:25 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | 4-1-2013 | Sky News
    A major operation to airlift thousands of tonnes of military equipment from Afghanistan has begun as troops prepare to leave the country. In what could be seen as the biggest spring clean in the world, the redeployment effort will see everything from nuts and bolts to helicopters and armoured vehicles returned to the UK. The British presence will be almost halved by the end of this year to 5,200 and all combat operations in the country should be over by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in control. The plan is to leave as little as possible behind. At...