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  • Rep. Darrell Issa's agenda in 2014: IRS, Benghazi and Fast and Furious

    01/12/2014 4:48:46 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2014 | Molly K. Hooper
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in 2014 will pursue the IRS scandal, the deadly Benghazi attack and the botched Fast and Furious operation in what will likely be his last year as the House GOP's chief investigator. Issa sounded a cautionary note that the investigations might not conclude while he has the gavel. “The administration wraps up investigations. We are done when we are done … there shouldn’t be any sort of effort to load in or unload" before his term limit of six years as the top Republican on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee ends in December. Rep. John...
  • NM:More Fast and Furious Scandal Allegations

    01/08/2014 1:30:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When this case first appeared, at the height of the first exposure of  the Fast and Furious scandal, it was highlighted as an example of smuggling to the Mexican cartels that was *not* a part of the operation.    It might or might not be significant that the BATFE agent quoted in the article is William Newell, who had a significant role in Fast and Furious, and whose testimony before congress became infamous. Now, one of the victims of the prosecution is able to tell a bit of his story.   He was never allowed bail from the time he was...
  • Report: 'Fast and Furious' gun turns up at Mexico shootout scene

    01/01/2014 7:19:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/1/14
    A gun from the failed U.S. operation known as "Fast and Furious" turned up at the scene of a shootout between Mexican authorities and alleged cartel gunmen earlier this month, according to CNN. U.S. officials told CNN at least one AK-47-style gun that could be traced back to the failed gun-walking scheme was found at the scene. The shootout on Dec. 18 left five alleged cartel members dead in Puerto Penasco, a popular tourist site in Mexico. The now-defunct Fast and Furious program began in 2009 and was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Agents...
  • YET ANOTHER ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ GUN TURNS UP AT SCENE OF DEADLY SHOOTOUT

    01/01/2014 6:46:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 31, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Investigators have traced yet another firearm, used by suspected cartel gunmen in a deadly Mexican resort shootout, back to the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A U.S. official confirmed to CNN Tuesday that an “AK-47 style” firearm was recovered at the scene of a Dec. 18 gunfight in Puerto Penasco, a Mexican town just across the Arizona border. So far, it’s the only gun from the shootout that has been linked to the disastrous ATF operation.
  • ATF Agent Sends Shockwaves ... Explosive Allegations About ‘Fast and Furious’ ...

    12/28/2013 6:54:37 AM PST · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    John Dodson, the federal agent who blew the lid off the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal, claims the FBI had ties to the men who killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 near Nogales, Ariz. In fact, Dodson says the Mexican bandits who gunned down Terry were working for FBI operatives and had been sent to the border to do a “drug rip-off” using intelligence gathered by the DEA. Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said he doesn’t think the FBI was part of the rip-off crew, but the...
  • Call for independent counsel better late than never but false premise continues

    12/19/2013 8:32:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 December, 2013 | David Codrea
    Congress could reenact an independent counsel law that expired in 1999 “to prosecute ‘Fast and Furious’-related criminal charges against high-ranking Obama administration officials,” The Washington Times reported, citing House lawyer opinions from a late Tuesday court filing. While it may be gratifying to see the idea finally getting serious consideration in some quarters, it’s nonetheless bewildering to some why it’s taken so long for it to happen. It’s also frustrating, although entirely predictable based on their conduct throughout the unfolding “Gunwalker” story, that no other “legitimate news media” outlets deem the development worth reporting on, as a news feed search...
  • 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...
  • AG Holder asks for appeal in Fast and Furious case holding him in contempt

    11/16/2013 1:02:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2013
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder wants to appeal a recent judge’s ruling that allows the House to continue with its contempt case, related to Holder’s refusal to turn over documents concerning the Justice Department’s failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.</p>
  • Court throws out Brian Terry family’s case; Appeal possible

    11/16/2013 7:29:21 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 15, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    A federal court tonight has thrown out a case brought by the family of Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent who was killed in a firefight on the Arizona-Mexico border in December 2010. Sharyl Attkisson reports that money already awarded to the family precludes this sort of case from proceeding.
  • More Real Guns Found In Phony Fast And Furious Scandal

    08/16/2013 4:07:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Bias: Rodeo clowns constitute a real crisis in media eyes, while deaths from the administration's gun-running operation to Mexican drug cartels are ignored as three more guns show up at crime scenes in Mexico. The media have had a field day with a single, supposedly racist rodeo clown. But somehow, with few exceptions, mainstream media ignore the far-more-dangerous clowns in the Obama administration — those whose incompetence in the Fast and Furious scandal has led to human tragedy and deaths. One exception is the relentless Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, who reported Wednesday that three more weapons from Fast...
  • Extortion 17- Set Up and Cover Up

    07/30/2013 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    If you haven’t heard of Extortion 17 it’s understandable. For some reason the obama regime has been working real hard to suppress any information regarding this incident and to keep it from getting into the Mainstream Reality TV media. Thankfully, their efforts to cover their involvement in both the incident and the cover up have blown up in their faces. The usual spin, stonewalling, deception and manipulation of events that is a hallmark of the obama regime has fallen short. Congressional hearings are on the way. A fabricated outrage of synthetic racism can generate only a finite amount of distraction...
  • NM:Reese brief highlights government evidence suppression, misconduct(BATFE persecution)

    07/14/2013 10:25:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Requesting that the United States Court of Appeals affirm the district court’s decision to grant a new trial and permit oral arguments, attorneys for the Reese family filed an Apellees’ Brief Thursday claiming “suppressed impeachment evidence was both favorable and material and … the decision to grant a new trial was within the sound discretion of the trial court.” Arrested almost two years ago for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members while operating a New Mexico gun store, all Reese family members were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy. Additionally and significantly, money laundering charges...
  • Forget Operation Fast and Furious? Not with bodies still piling up

    07/12/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 10, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Before we knew that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, what a mess the Obama administration would make of Benghazi, or the Justice Department’s monitoring of selected journalists — even before Edward Snowden and his national security leaks — there was Operation Fast and Furious.If you accept the government line, Fast and Furious was an ATF-Justice Department operation that supposedly would allow guns illegally straw-purchased in Arizona to reach suspected Mexican narco-terrorists. ATF agents would follow the supply chain, recover the guns and make arrests.It worked perfectly — except for the parts about following the guns, recovering them and arresting...
  • Shipley makes appeal to overturn gun convictions (FBI Agent Persecuted; Link to Fast and Furious?)

    07/11/2013 5:04:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Oral arguments were heard yesterday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Louisiana in the case of United States of America vs. John Thomas Shipley, seeking to overturn the former FBI agent’s convictions in 2010 for dealing firearms without a license. Shipley, who has already served his sentenced time in prison a halfway house, is appealing in order to clear his name. Shipley first came to this column’s attention when a gun he sold to a former El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy turned up at a Mexican crime scene. It soon became evident from a...
  • White House's Fast And Furious Claims Another Victim

    07/08/2013 4:19:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The administration's gun-running fiasco claims the life of a Mexican police chief, revealing that the weapons have made it into the hands of drug cartels deep inside Mexico. It's been lost in the litany of Obama scandals, but Fast and Furious, like Benghazi, is one that has produced a body count, in this case one that's still rising as the White House and Department of Justice continue to restrict and hinder access to related documents. Attorney General Eric Holder remains in contempt of Congress for his role in the ongoing cover-up. President Obama's contempt for the rule of law...
  • Another ATF weapon tied to a killing in Mexico (Jalisco, used to kill a Mexican police chief)

    07/05/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/5/13 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON – A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Justice Department records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded. Local...
  • ATF leader who oversaw botched sting will run Phoenix office

    06/30/2013 7:30:35 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/30/2013 | John Diedrich
    The ATF leader who oversaw a botched undercover operation in Milwaukee will now be in charge of the agency's embattled Phoenix office, where agents allowed more than 2,000 guns to walk into the hands of suspected criminals through the infamous "Operation Fast and Furious."
  • Hacked Sharyl Attkisson tells O'Reilly: 'I Think I Know' Who Did It

    06/18/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/18/2013
    O'REILLY: "Personal Story" segment tonight. CBS News announced on Friday that Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked into late last year. This, combined with the James Rosen situation here at Fox News and the A.P. snooping, causing a lot of concern. With us now on a Factor Cable Exclusive is Ms. Attkisson. So, when did you know that somebody was messing with your computer. SHARYL ATTKISSON, INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CBS NEWS: Well, there were signs probably around 2011 but I don't think I recognized exactly what was going on until perhaps the fall of last year when so many things...
  • Holder dodges GOP subpoena

    06/14/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/13 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Department’s investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nation’s top cop. In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks. Goodlatte is investigating whether Holder misled the committee last
  • Pick your Scandal

    06/12/2013 4:19:01 AM PDT · by SueRae · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/11/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    All can agree that the Obama administration is mired in myriads of scandals, but as yet no one can quite figure out what they all mean and where they will lead. Benghazi differs from all the other scandals — and from both Watergate and Iran-Contra — because in this case administration lapses led to the deaths of four Americans. Nine months later, the administration’s problems of damage control remain fourfold: (a) there was ample warning that American personnel were in danger in Libya, and yet requests for increased security were denied; (b) during the actual attack, the American tradition of...