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  • Turi: Half the Weapons Went to Libya, the Other Half 2 Syrian Enemies of USA

    10/05/2016 4:54:32 PM PDT · by gaijin · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | Catherine Herridge
    The DOJ dropped charges against shadowy American arms dealer Marc Turi, as his legal defense threatened to unmask evidence of secret 2011 arms diversions by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration. Turi's trial would have happened around the time of the American Presidential election in November, next month. Turi, whose company operates out of Las Vegas, told Fox News of his belief that half his weapons went to Libyan rebels and the other half went to Syrian enemies of the United States. Turi's arms export license was to Qatar, not Libya. Turi's legal defence is that...
  • DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings

    10/05/2016 4:42:47 PM PDT · by MrChips · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela K. Browne
    An arms dealer who had threatened to reveal potantially damaging information about Hillary Clinton's alleged role in arming Islamist militants until federal prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against him Tuesday, told Fox News the case has cost him everything. Federal prosecutors faced a Wednesday deadline to turn over discovery documents to the legal team of American Marc Turi, who had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. Late Tuesday, an announcement came that the government was dropping the case, which was set to go to trial on Nov. 8 – the day American voters choose between Clinton and GOP...
  • Report Criticizes ATF Storefront Illegal Gun Sale Stings

    09/08/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    Federal agents lacked proper guidance and experience while conducting undercover sting operations in Milwaukee and several other cities that were aimed at disrupting illegal gun sales, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday. ..... Pensacola agents didn't place a team outside the store to help with potential emergencies and had no plans for dealing with people who couldn't legally possess guns but who left the store armed. The store also was burglarized once; the report said agents didn't install an alarm. In St. Louis, agents set up their storefront 600 feet from a Boys and Girls Club. Most...
  • WikiLeaks to Show HRC Connection To ISIS Weapons (email teaser: took 100k for guns to Jihadis?)

    08/15/2016 1:37:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    The Morning Ledger ^ | August 15, 2016 | By Faith Manalo on
    Hillary Clinton 2016’s latest news reports that the former US Secretary of State had connections to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In 2013, Clinton testified under oath that she had no knowledge about the weapon that the US had been sending from Libya to Syria. Senator Rand Paul questioned her during that time. Paul clearly asked Clinton if she or the US government were involved in procuring, transferring, buying and selling of weapons in Libya. Clinton responded saying, “Nobody ever raised that with me.” Clinton’s testimonial came after the US consulate in the Northern Libyan city of Benghazi...
  • Rand Paul calls for indictment of Hillary Clinton

    08/12/2016 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Republican Senator joins 'The O'Reilly Factor' to elaborate on prison time demand for Democratic presidential nominee  
  • Senator Rand Paul Discusses Potential For Clinton Indictment Based on WikiLeaks Claim

    08/13/2016 10:08:14 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 123 replies ^ | August 13, 2016 | sundance
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated his organization believes they are in possession of emails which prove Hillary Clinton was aware of the transfer of weapons from Libya, through Turkey, into Syria. If Assange is accurate, the prior congressional testimony of Clinton becomes another example of her deception and fraud. Rand Paul discusses at the end of this interview segment To understand the scope of the potential behind the WikiLeaks Assange information, it’s critical to understand the facts in/around Libya and Syria in 2011, 2012 through today. The specifics are outlined in the updated Benghazi Brief. The “Benghazi Brief” remains...
  • Rand Paul: CIA Annex In Benghazi Shipped Arms From Libya To Syria; Clinton Lied About It

    08/12/2016 10:13:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 8/12/16 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves five years in prison for lying to Congress about the true nature of the CIA operation in Benghazi that was attacked by terrorists in 2012.

    08/11/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 47 replies ^ | Aug 11th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Title too long.... s/b: WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning. Trump repeated his line that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama created ISIS. He even went further and said Hillary Clinton was the MVP of ISIS. WIKILEAKS Proves TRUMP IS RIGHT: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS Jim Hoft Aug 11th, 2016 5:02 pm 78 Comments Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders on Thursday morning....
  • Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Debacle: Arming Jihadists in Libya . . . and Syria

    08/03/2016 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 2, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Looking ahead to the next installment of e-mails from WikiLeaks As U.S. armed forces attack ISIS in Libya, WikiLeaks is poised to remind us that ISIS is in Libya — indeed, that ISIS is ISIS — thanks to disastrous policies championed by Hillary Clinton as President Obama’s secretary of state. Also raised, yet again, is the specter of Mrs. Clinton’s lying to Congress and the American people — this time regarding a matter some of us have been trying for years to get answers about: What mission was so important the United States kept personnel in the jihadist hellhole of...
  • Did Hillary Run Guns Out of Benghazi?

    08/02/2016 3:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | August 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Julian Assange at WikiLeaks claims that there are a whole lot more emails coming. And he says that they are about Benghazi, but not so much what you think of when you hear Benghazi. Have any of you ever stopped to ask yourself, "What were we doing there?" I mean, okay, we had just wiped out Khadafy, and terrorism rose up in that country out of control. It was a hellhole. It was a dangerous place to be. There was no reason to have to have a State Department annex anywhere near an embassy in Benghazi. There...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from

    08/01/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies
    truepundit ^ | 8/01/16 | by admin - truepundit
    ""Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from Benghazi to Al-Qaeda in Syria"" Wikileaks has promised to release documents linking Hillary Clinton to knowingly supplying Syria with weapons from her state department. That disclosure could come in any number of days, sources said. True Pundit, however, has already unearthed the documentation. The Intel provides official confirmation of what has been rumored for years: President Obama, his White House, and Hillary Clinton and her State Department knew that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. Those “rebels” were largely al Qaeda and...
  • Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists Including ISIS, in Syria

    07/31/2016 7:03:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Democracy Now , The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 31,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Julian Assange: So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Who is Russia Secretly Supplying with MiGs?

    07/20/2016 10:28:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 20 2016 | Matthew Bodner
    After years languishing behind competitors at home and abroad, Russia's iconic MiG aircraft manufacturer has been thrown a lifeline. The company is now building 46 brand-new MiG-29M fighter jets in a contract reported to be worth at least $2 billion dollars. Yet despite the hints which have appeared in the Russian press over the past year, official confirmation remains elusive. The jets are being built for an unspecified buyer. Only a shareholder’s report released by a MiG component supplier has confirmed that the order is real. The document outlines a deal for 92 engines used in the MiG-29. With two...
  • Fears that jury may be killed in Kosovo Albanian terror plot on Fort Dix

    07/13/2007 1:22:08 PM PDT · by joan · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Serbianna ^ | July 13, 2007
    (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked that an anonymous jury be impaneled for the trial of six men accused of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix. In a motion filed Monday, the U.S. attorney's office said potential jurors might fear for their safety because of the nature of the charges and the international publicity around the case. The request could be discussed at a meeting Friday before U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler. Attorney Rocco Cipparone, who represents Mohamad Shnewer, told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill for Tuesday's editions that he opposes an anonymous jury, fearing it would only fuel...
  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-29-16 | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Documents Withheld From Congress in New Climate Data Scandal

    12/22/2015 1:59:57 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records of communications from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce (No 1:15-cv-02088)). The lawsuit sought the same documents unsuccessfully subpoenaed by a House committee. Less than week after Judicial Watch served its lawsuit on NOAA, the agency finally turned over the targeted documents to Congress. ... Judicial Watch is investigating how NOAA collects and disseminates climate data...
  • Unbelievable: Hillary says Jerry Falwell Jr. is committing TREASON for anti-Muslim speech!

    12/06/2015 10:44:46 AM PST · by blueyon · 59 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/06/15 | soopermexican
    On “This Morning” with George StephanupinhillarysPocketopoulos, Hillary Clinton actually used the phrase “providing aid and comfort to ISIS” in describing Jerry Falwell’s comments against Muslims, which is an accusation of treason. Watch below: She’s kinda saying the First Amendment freedom of speech doesn’t apply if you’re talking about Muslims badly. In a sane America, this would be absolutely disqualifying for the presidency. But we live in Obama’s America. Is there a stealth creeping campaign by Democrats to delegitimize speech against Muslims for the aim of criminalizing like they did in Canada?
  • Trump: Hillary Clinton Shouldn't Be Allowed To Run For President

    12/02/2015 1:46:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | December 2, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president, and adds that her greatest legacy is that “she was a horrible Secretary of State.”
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for no-fly zone in Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/1/15 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    In an apparent break with the Obama White House, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the creation of a no-fly zone inside Syria Thursday, the day after Russian warplanes started bombing rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees,” Clinton said in an interview with NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston after a campaign...
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-27-2015 | Jack Stubbs and Denis Dyomkin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • Donald Trump: Let Russia fight the Islamic State in Syria

    09/26/2015 4:34:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 94 replies
    the Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2015 | Jena Johnson
    Donald Trump accused his Republican presidential rivals on Friday night of wanting to "start World War III over Syria," and suggested that the United States should instead let Russia deal with the problem. Trump has recently faced criticism for not providing details on what sort of foreign policy positions he would take as president. That lack of specifics is purposeful and strategic, Trump said during a 50-minute speech at the Great State Fair of Oklahoma on Friday night. He said Republicans who publicly share their strategic foreign policy plans are "crazy."
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • "Aid For Syrian Refugees" Cargo Container Arrives in Greece Full of Weapons & Ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Tree House ^ | September 10, 2015 | Sundance - Conservative Tree House
    Rut Roh – A “Refugee Relief Supply” cargo container arrives In Greece devoid of “Refugee Relief Supplies”… Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was:
  • Search of freighter stopped in Greece nets 5,000 shotguns, nearly 500,000 bullets __ so far

    09/03/2015 10:44:53 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2015
    ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities say a partial inventory of unregistered weapons found on a Libya-bound freighter includes nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 "police-style" shotguns. A coast guard statement Wednesday said that so far two of the 14 containers found on the Bolivian-flagged Haddad 1 have been searched. A coast guard special unit stopped the ship early Tuesday off Crete, and took it to the island's port of Iraklio.

    08/03/2015 4:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    100 ^ | 8/01/15 | By 100% FED Up
    BREAKING: GUN USED IN GARLAND, TEXAS ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK BOUGHT UNDER OBAMA’S ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ You can thank Eric Holder for this. Remember Fast and Furious was a gun running program under Obama and Eric Holder. Hundreds of people have been murdered with these guns. Just another total screwup and coverup from the Obama regime. Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol. At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal...
  • The Benghazi-Syria Weapons Connection

    05/20/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    How arms got into ISIS jihadists' hands--with Clinton and Obama's full knowledge The shameless lying that has formed the heart of the Obama administration’s Benghazi narrative took another turn yesterday. Documents obtained by Fox News reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were “fully aware” weapons were being moved from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that claimed the lives of ambassador Christopher Stevens,Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and diplomat Sean Smith. The documents also put the lie to President Obama’s assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the administration “by surprise.” “Newly released documents show...
  • SMOKING GUN! US Was Running Weapons Thru Benghazi to Syria

    05/19/2015 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News confirmed today that the US ran guns from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on the US consulate on September 11, 2012. The US Ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in the terrorist attack. The Obama administration was running weapons to Syria. benghazi guns syria FOX News reported Monday that the US was sending guns to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria before the Benghazi terrorist attack. US Intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the terrorist stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack that killed four Americans… September 16, 2012 DIA Memo...
  • DEVELOPING: New Information=> US Was Running Weapons Thru Benghazi to Syrian Fighters

    05/18/2015 7:14:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 18, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    the US ran guns from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on the US consulate on September 11, 2012. The US Ambassador to Libya and three others were killed in the terrorist attack. FOX News reported Monday that the US was sending guns to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria before the Benghazi terrorist attack. ... Senator Rand Paul questioned Hillary Clinton about this gun running program back in January 2013 during her testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack. Hillary Clinton said she did not know about the program while testifying under oath.
  • White House says ammo ban will save cops’ lives

    03/02/2015 3:09:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers’ lives. “We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accepting public comment on an administration proposal to ban .223 M855 “green tip” ammunition most often used with AR-15 rifles. House lawmakers from both parties, as well as sportsmen and some law enforcement...
  • Eric Holder's parting shot: It's too hard to bring civil rights cases

    02/27/2015 9:36:03 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    In an exit interview, the attorney general says his critics may be partly driven by race.
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment (shoulder-fired missiles)

    02/14/2015 10:11:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/12/15
    **SNIP** The charges against most defendants, including Chow, remain the same as in a previous indictment, but the new document added two money laundering conspiracy counts against Yee and Jackson. All of the defendants are being re-arraigned on the revised 230-count indictment, known as the second superseding indictment, last week and this week. Chow, 54, of San Francisco, is accused of conspiring to racketeer, or to operate a continuing criminal enterprise that allegedly included selling drugs and stolen property and money laundering. He is also charged with conspiring to receive and transport stolen liquor, conspiring to traffic in stolen and...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Judge rules Yee case evidence to remain secret (shoulder fired missiles)

    05/21/2014 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/20/14 | Howard Mintz
    Over the objections of reputed gang figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's lawyers, a federal judge has ordered that the government's evidence in a sweeping criminal case that includes political corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee must be kept secret for now. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer imposed the restrictions Monday on every lawyer and defendant in the case, finding the material should be kept under wraps while both sides prepare for trial. Breyer rejected the free speech arguments of Chow's lawyer, J. Tony Serra, who insisted he should be able to reveal evidence to combat the government's public charges.
  • Canceled this year over scandals, Pro Tem Cup is reinstated for 2015 (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/14/2014 3:56:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/12/14 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Senate Democrats have decided to resume the annual Pro Tem Cup golf fundraiser in 2015, a year after the event was canceled in the wake of criminal charges filed against three Democratic Senators. The event at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego is the Senate Democrats' largest political fundraiser for the state party and has been criticized for allowing special interests to mingle with lawmakers in exchange for tickets costing between $15,000 and $65,000 per person. The indictment of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) on public corruption charges a week before this year's event was to be held...
  • A Toast To 2014’s Top California Political Stories (shoulder fired missiles)

    01/01/2015 5:38:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/31/14 | John Myers
    **SNIP** The San Francisco Democrat was a fairly high-profile member of the California Legislature, but not a flamboyant one or one who was the subject of gossip and rumor. And that’s probably why the news in March landed with such a bombshell, when the 66-year old former psychologist was arrested and charged with not only corruption, but also with allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle illegal weapons into the United States. The irony was impossible to miss: gun trafficking charges against a Democrat who made a name for himself as a fierce advocate of gun control, a politician who...
  • When Guns Walked: Sharyl Attkisson and John Dodson on Fast and Furious

    12/02/2014 10:13:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 December 2014 | Elise Cooper
    In her book Stonewalled, Sharyl Attkisson reminds readers of the Fast and Furious debacle: the issue of corruption, coverups, and government misdeeds. Early in the Obama Administration, ATF officials came up with a plan to secretly enlist the help of licensed gun dealers in Arizona and encouraged them to sell firearms to suspected traffickers for the Mexican drug cartels. Part of the plan was to allow these guns to be used in crimes that would lead to the arrest of major drug cartel figures. American Thinker interviewed journalist Sharyl Attkisson and John Dodson, the Fast and Furious whistleblower who helped...
  • 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?

    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.”...