Skip to comments.BREAKING: CBS News obtains document linking asst. AG to ‘Gunrunner’
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:45:24 AM PDT by marktwain
CBS News is reporting that documents obtained by Congressional investigators looking into the Project Gunrunner scandal include a wiretap authorization from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer dated in March 2010.
Read the CBS story by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson here.
Also included in documents released by investigators is a January 8, 2010 briefing paper on Project Gunrunner from the Phoenix, AZ field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The documents were released earlier today as the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.
One document indicates a Holder Asst. Attorney General, Lanny Breuer, authorized a wiretap in the controversial gun trafficking case headquartered in Phoenix. In that case, called "Fast and Furious," multiple sources say ATF allowed thousands of guns to hit the streets, destined for Mexican drug cartels.CBS News
As reported by this column today, Attorney General Eric Holder professed considerable lack of knowledge about the Gunrunner operation, and its links to the slaying of Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry last December. That prompted the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to call for Holders resignation.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Has anyone said “WHY”??? - this was allowed to be done?
So the Asst. AG is going to fall on the sword for holder and barry.
Fake, but accurate ping?
Gun walker is definitely heating up. It is now Gunrunner :)
If we speed up anymore on this it may become gunsprinter...
Has anyone said WHY??? - this was allowed to be done?
THEY allowed it. They are the justice department. I think they were trying to stoke the notion that most of the guns used in mexican violence were coming from the U.S. Remember there were stories in the MSM about lack of gun control on the border. I think Holder just wanted to help things along, then it all went bad.
“ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”. However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),
One more issue that will never, ever be brought up at a ZERO news conference.
It’s both. From Wiki
ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”. However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),
Yep. They’ve got their fall guy. He’ll be forced to resign and live happily ever after.
in the near future.
Yeah, right. Looks like they're joined at the hip in this photo.
Hey Newbie... here’s a story you may not have heard about.
I have read about this for months now.
well, whoever, wherever in the world to get bombed/whacked better get their affairs in order...bambam and holder are gonna need a distraction, and quick...
So, let me get this straight - the ATF/Justice Dept allowed this to happen to make it look like the Mexicans were 'getting guns from inside the USA' and thereby 'make it look like we need "MORE GUN CONTROL" in the USA?? - do I have this warped rationale right?
That may have happened in the old days. He won't be forced to quit. These guys don't care.
Since when do organized criminal thugs need a "WHY"???
It's just bidness... just like the rape and pillage of our financial infrastructure ala the Useful Idiots who got in bed with them by signing the dotted line on their Liar Loans.
After all -
"We're not predators. These people are uneducated, illiterate, and stupid. They DESERVE to be taken advantage of."
--Application Support Manager, Argent Mortgage, May 2007
They Deserve to be taken advantage of - just like the dumba$$ consumers who facilitate the "MMJ" drug trade, right?
Gun, drugs, Liar Loans - it's ALL just bidness.
"COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM"
... and so the irresponsible on top surround themselves with conspiratorial irresponsible on the bottom, using gun owners as the bogey men... who woulda thought idiots to that to themselves, usefuly, for Manchurian plots.
Ya, know. One of the things I immediately noticed upon visiting D.C. on 912 was how short the residents there generally are.
I thought they’d be taller.
Part of a MSM/Obama Propaganda anti-gun plan.
I cannot wait for (.)bama’s John Dean moment...there is a cancer on your presidency. Yeah, the possibility is right up there with my jumping up and landing on the moon.
Meanwhile, they are moving up the chain one link at a time. Holdless probably believes it ends with his deputy dropping on his sword. Hopefully the guy does not but the one thing with these leftist statist true believers is they take one for the team.
Yes, you got that right. Your common sense and sense of right and wrong were getting in the way of understanding these idiots.
So, let me get this straight - the ATF/Justice Dept allowed this to happen to make it look like the Mexicans were ‘getting guns from inside the USA’ and thereby ‘make it look like we need “MORE GUN CONTROL” in the USA?? - do I have this warped rationale right?
I don’t think it is so warped. who in their right mind would be tracking 1200 (thats right, 1200) guns? That doesn’t seem like overkill to you? How did they plan on tracking them? They didn’t. One of the big prizes for this admin has ALWAYS been gun control. Don’t you find it a bit strange that when the Admin was releasing stories about U.S. guns flowing into Mexico the DOJ was actually making it happen? There are no coincidences with this administration, you should know that by now. I think it is “warped ratioal” NOT to ask these questions. I may be proven wrong ( I hope I am), but I find this highly suspicious, as should you. Let me ask you a question, knowing what you know so far, do you trust Holder and his DOJ?
Sounds like Bambi and Holder have found their fall guy. He doesn’t look too unhappy about it either.....probably getting some ‘Obama dollars’ and a french villa when this is all over.
Any other President, that had done as much unlawful acts as Obama has done since taking office, would have been impeached or forced to resign by now.
Sorry but we can't report on this right now. We are too busy running stories on the implications of Our Lord Obama not wanting to scare us with the Pictures of Osama with part of his head blown off...
However we will pick up the story and run an in depth investigation on the "GunWalker" story once we figure out how to blame it on the Republicans.
The Lame Stream Media
The Lilliputians symbolize humankinds wildly excessive pride in its own puny existence. Swift fully intends the irony of representing the tiniest race visited by Gulliver as by far the most vainglorious and smug, both collectively and individually. There is surely no character more odious in all of Gullivers travels than the noxious Skyresh. There is more backbiting and conspiracy in Lilliput than anywhere else, and more of the pettiness of small minds who imagine themselves to be grand."
To answer the question “why?” is easy.
This is a political move that backfired. They wanted to further restrict the Rights of law abiding citizens. To what end is what we should be deeply concerned about.
Everyone involved in this conspiracy needs to go to jail for a long, long time. A lot of people have been killed in Mexico and the US with weapons that BATFE sent to the cartels. Something had BETTER be done about this and people had BETTER be punished for this. BATFE Legal Counsel has some serious questions to answer too.
0bamamedia big, CBS, goes rogue?
What Holder and Barry had in their gun sights was the Second Amendment.
"Never let a crisis go to waste." A corollary to that is apparently, "If you don't have a crisis handy, manufacture one."
Our entire Government is corrupt and needs a reboot.
not that i think itll stick to the greasy bastards, but it could possibly cause them to flinch/blink long enuff to tip their hand a bit somewheres else, and give us a fightin chance...
in the butt
A peronality complex that consists of power trips and false machismo to make up for short height and feelings of inferiority.
I have to ask....Why See-B.S. of all places? Sounds to me like an internal Democrat Party takedown of Barry Obama is underway.
Wasn’t Lanny Bruer a Clintonista if memory seves?
What Holder and Barry had in their gun sights was the Second Amendment.
Since the moment he got elected!
A Clintonista goes under the Obama/Holder Bus.
You have the main points of the story only info missing is just how high up the chain of command it goes .
Reason: stoke Mexican drug cartel gun data in order to eliminate or severely constrain our 2nd amendment rights. The Obozo is so narcissistic that no project such as this would occur without his approval. No plausible deniability for this bunch.
Look up Joyce Foundation, Obama, planted studies/news, 2nd amendment, Developing Communities Project together on google.
Also, search for explosive examiner.com article on the subject from a week ago (MSM ignored).
While I don’t think anything will happen (live next to Illinois, and know how the Chicago gang plays), I am surprised this has appeared to grown some legs. Usually there is a suicide of a key witness by now.
This corroborates reports of Breuer involvement in the operation posted in early February by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and by Gun Rights Examiner.
For when he was called upon to deal with the lawful request of ATF Mexico City attache Darren Gil to inform the Mexican authorities of the smuggled rifles of Project Gunwalker, Breuer overruled Gil. Vanderboegh wrote on Feb. 4, prophetically adding:
Lanny Breuer I hope to see you, your boss Eric Holder, and your culpable minions under oath at a Congressional hearing in the near future.
A source who has been providing information that has consistently panned out in the ongoing Project Gunwalker investigation is claiming that Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, was party to the decision to overrule the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives representative to Mexico, this column reported on Feb. 5.
While the CBS report focuses on a different aspect of the Gunwalker case, it confirms not only that Breuer had knowledge of Fast and Furious, but also that he was directly involved in decision-making and leadership on legal matters pertaining to the operation. With all of the other allegations reported early on by Vanderboegh and this correspondent that have since been corroborated by unfolding developments, questioning Breuer under oath will be an important step in uncovering the scope of the role he played.