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Appropriations Committee calls for independent Gunwalker investigation
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 July, 2011 | David Codrea

Posted on 07/28/2011 5:13:38 AM PDT by marktwain

The Congressional Research Service recently released another in a series of “Gun Control Legislation” reports by William J. Krouse, Specialist in Domestic Security and Crime Policy. While the entire report is an invaluable guide for understanding the scope and nature of related firearms control issues being considered by Congress, the report references a recommendation of particular interest to those following the “Project Gunwalker” (Operation Fast and Furious) story. From page 30 of the report (page 34 in the pdf file):

As called for originally by Senator Grassley, the House Appropriations Committee included report language in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill (H.R. 2596; H. Rept. 112-169) that recommends the appointment of “an outside, independent investigator,” who would be charged with conducting “a thorough investigation of the allegations against ATF with respect to Operation Fast and Furious and policies guiding this and similar operations.” In addition, the House committee called on both DOJ and ATF to cooperate fully with related oversight investigations, whether they be conducted by congressional committees, the DOJ OIG, or an independent investigator.

The summary and status of H.R. 2596 is accessible from the Library of Congress THOMAS website, as is the appropriate section of H. Rept. 112-169, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES SALARIES AND EXPENSES, which asserts:

The Committee believes that an outside, independent investigator should be appointed to conduct a thorough investigation of the allegations against ATF with respect to Operation Fast and Furious and the policies guiding this and similar operations. The Committee expects the Department and ATF to cooperate fully with all oversight investigations into Operation Fast and Furious--whether by the Inspector General, an independent, government-appointed investigator, or Congress--by promptly and thoroughly responding to all requests for information regarding this matter.

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KEYWORDS: appropriations; atf; banglist; castaway; dea; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; investigation; obama
An independent investigator is needed. Who would do a good job as one?
1 posted on 07/28/2011 5:13:43 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 07/28/2011 5:14:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Ted would do a good job

3 posted on 07/28/2011 5:16:55 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain
The Committee expects the Department and ATF to cooperate fully with all oversight investigations into Operation Fast and Furious--whether by the Inspector General, an independent, government-appointed investigator, or Congress--by promptly and thoroughly responding to all requests for information regarding this matter.

In your dreams perhaps but not not with this DOJ.

4 posted on 07/28/2011 5:18:39 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: marktwain
"Who would do a good job as one? "

Mark Levin ................ they'd crap a woolly worm with his appointment! He'd leave no stone unturned.

5 posted on 07/28/2011 5:21:11 AM PDT by Old Badger (I still like Palin because she will tell like it is and she take no prisoners!)
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To: marktwain

12 angry men picked from the population.


6 posted on 07/28/2011 5:21:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

FOR REFERENCE:

DAVID CODREA'S PROJECT GUNWALKER

A Journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part One

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Two

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Three

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Four

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF JULY 26 GUNWALKER HEARING & VIDEO


7 posted on 07/28/2011 5:23:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: marktwain

“appointment of “an outside, independent investigator,”
John Bolton?


8 posted on 07/28/2011 5:23:19 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: marktwain

Bfl.


9 posted on 07/28/2011 5:26:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: marktwain

Bfl.


10 posted on 07/28/2011 5:26:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Agreed! Not so with this DOJ. Implications seen thus far suggests the whole damned Administration needs be removed.
Chances are the Muslim may be willing to upgrade their jihad
but they have more patience than most Americans. I don’t think a second Civil War—though often invited by this Administration is likely either. And I’ve little reason to hope future generations of American politic can restore much if anything tainted by the Socialist from ?


11 posted on 07/28/2011 5:28:07 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: marktwain

ZERO will never appoint a Special Prosecutor.......


12 posted on 07/28/2011 5:29:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: marktwain
By the time one would be named, appropriations made, his “office” set up, staff hired, space found for said staff to “work”, stationery printed and legal parameters decided upon, the 2012 election will be in the rear-view mirror and disappearing swiftly..
13 posted on 07/28/2011 5:29:44 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: marktwain

Are they really looking for a Committee to do something about Operation Gunwalker, or are they looking for someplace to die it out for a year and then drop it.

Is Issa getting too close?

If Issa and Grassley cannot get the information from the FBI and ATF how is this commission going to get it?

I believe Issa and Grassley are getting too close and this is a way to shunt it off to the far corners and have it buried.

If this goes to an independent investigation I think it will slowly dissappear. It has already gone on too long with no Congressiona subpoenaes, and no real action.


14 posted on 07/28/2011 5:32:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain
An independent investigator is needed. Who would do a good job as one?

The office should have two principals, Ken Starr, and anyone named Joe McCarthy.

15 posted on 07/28/2011 5:36:41 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: Venturer

This is Obama’s WATERGATE but the difference is he was the man who thought this up.

Nixon did not find out about the break in until later but Obama has been there from the beginning. We are at the stage now of the pawns and knights falling on their swords to protect the king. Have some popcorn and watch the blood as they lie and line up to go to jail.

Obama thinks the white guys are idiots and he can do what he wants. He’s right if nobody goes to jail. Bring on the special prosecutor and let them riot in the streets to protect our “historic” President.

It’s time to start straightening out the mess the liberals have made the last 100 years. It’s either us or them.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 6:48:35 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNIST, Repubs are SOCIALIST, and Barry's a Muslim manipulating USEFUL RINO IDIOTS)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Be careful what you wish for. Look at how Starr screwed up the Whitewater investigation and how the ones Bush appointed screwed up the 9/11 investigation.

Whoever Obama/Holder appoints would be tasked wit obfuscating and obstructing!

17 posted on 07/28/2011 6:53:41 AM PDT by catman67
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To: marktwain

We need a special prosecutor put in place now.


18 posted on 07/28/2011 6:59:26 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: catman67

Just more theater to fool the sheeple into believing there is rule of law in America and they are represented in our “government”.


19 posted on 07/28/2011 7:55:04 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: catman67
how the ones Bush appointed screwed up the 9/11 investigation. Whoever Obama/Holder appoints would be tasked with obfuscating and obstructing!

The 9/11 investigation was a carbon copy of the Warren Commission. The little people can't know what happened, the truth would be devistating to the elite. So far the elite have won, and you like the vast majority of Americans have no idea what the truth is.

What's really neat about watching the sheeple is that they have no idea they are completely brainwashed to the point that they can't even think independently any more.

20 posted on 07/28/2011 8:39:50 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNIST, Repubs are SOCIALIST, and Barry's a Muslim manipulating USEFUL RINO IDIOTS)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/gunrunner.htm


21 posted on 07/28/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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