Skip to comments.Gunwalker: New Hearings Scheduled
Posted on 07/21/2011 5:41:32 AM PDT by marktwain
According to a release from Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled new hearings into the on going Operation Fast and Furious scandal this time theyll be talking to ATF agents based in Mexico:
Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border will examine accounts of agents based in Mexico Washington DC On Tuesday, July 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will convene a hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justices Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to deaths on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.
The Committees previous hearing, Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes, featured ATF agents who testified they were ordered to let guns destined for Mexican drug cartels walk and heartbreaking testimony from the family of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose murder is linked to guns that law enforcement chose not to interdict.
This Tuesdays hearing, Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border, will feature the testimony of U.S. law enforcement officials who witnessed a different side of the controversial operation. These officials saw the steady stream of Operation Fast and Furious guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and were given orders from superiors not to alert Mexican authorities. Members of the Committee will also have their first opportunity to question ATF supervisors who have defended Operation Fast and Furious and the Justice Departments decisions to committee investigators.
The Acting Director of the ATF has told congressional investigators that the Justice Department is attempting to shift blame in Operation Fast and Furious away from its political appointees, said Chairman Darrell Issa. Examining the accounts of witnesses who did not participate in Operation Fast and Furious, but were nonetheless disturbed as they watched it unfold is critical to understanding the scope of this flawed program. This testimony is especially important in light of the Justice Departments willful efforts to withhold key evidence from investigators about what occurred, who knew and who authorized this reckless operation.
This should prove interesting. This scandal seems to reach ever higher into the DoJ. Lets hope for some indictments and resignations out of this.
Lead story on tonight’s NBC Nightly NOT.
I don’t think the Country yet understands the size of this crime, or the murders commited resulting from it. There will not be protesters at the hearings no signs calling for resignations.
Some how this will turn into a program started under Bush that got out of control and Obamas justice Dept inherated the mess like so many others, and is now cleaning it up.
Count on msnbc, public broadcasting, cnn and others to chip in and help
That is why they are trying so hard to link Operation Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious. Operation Gunrunner was started under Bush.
LOL.....laboratory......heh, heh, heh...
leaks from an insider suggest that this is very serious , goes all the way to Obama and behind closed doors , democrats are preparing for impeachment and having to vote with republicans to impeach because this is not about lying about sex. some democrats see this as a valid way to get rid of Obama who they think has been a failure for their party and will bring democrats more losses in 2012.
This is getting good!
There is a story out there that for 48 hours after Gabrielle Giffords was shot they were having coronaries and soiled underwear inside the Obama White House because they were afraid the gun might have come from Gunwalker.
Had to fly this AM when I Freepmailed you. Thanks for posting. Just got in.