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House to question ATF officials on guns to Mexico
washingtontimes.com ^ | 21 July, 2011 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 07/22/2011 5:30:39 AM PDT by marktwain

Several top ATF officials will testify Tuesday before a House committee investigating the controversial “Fast and Furious” weapons program and likely will be asked whether they were ordered not to tell Mexican authorities that guns recovered at crime scenes in that country had been illegally purchased in the U.S.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, called in the wake of acting ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson’s closed-door testimony that the Justice Department sought to shift blame for Fast and Furious away from its political appointees, also will get its first opportunity to question ATF supervisors who have defended the program and the Justice Department.

“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,” said Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and the committee chairman.

“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,” he said.

The hearing, according to committee spokeswoman Becca Glover Watkins, will feature the testimony of officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who “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.”

Those scheduled to testify are William McMahon, ATF deputy assistant director for field operations in Phoenix and Mexico; William Newell, former ATF special agent in charge at the Phoenix field division; Carlos Canino, ATF acting attache to Mexico; Darren Gil, former ATF attache to Mexico; Jose Wall, ATF senior agent in Tijuana, Mexico; and Lorren Leadmon, ATF intelligence operations specialist.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; dea; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hearings; holder; issa; mexico; obama
We should be seeing reports from the hearing shortly.
1 posted on 07/22/2011 5:30:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 07/22/2011 5:31:26 AM PDT by marktwain
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3 posted on 07/22/2011 5:33:51 AM PDT by bcsco
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4 posted on 07/22/2011 5:34:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: marktwain

Where ?


5 posted on 07/22/2011 5:53:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The hearing is on Tuesday, so I expect reports to be coming from a number of sources no later than Tuesday the 26th of July.
6 posted on 07/22/2011 8:15:22 AM PDT by marktwain
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Holder and the asst. AG committed perjury Obama lied and obstructed and Smoking gun document that DOJ won’t release but they have testimony of it’s contents and existence.

VIDEO/AUDIO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Kl_-Bo7R8


7 posted on 07/22/2011 8:49:36 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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Event: 'Operation Fast And Furious: The Other Side Of The Border'

Full Committee Hearing

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Info:
(202) 225-5074

Email:
URL: http://oversight.house.gov

The Full Committee hearing entitled, "Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border" will take place at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 26th in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing will be streamed live at http://oversight.house.gov.

Click here for more information.

8 posted on 07/22/2011 9:12:28 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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9 posted on 07/22/2011 10:38:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’ve been playing around with graphics a little lately. But nothing to that extent. Good stuff.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 11:24:26 AM PDT by bcsco
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11 posted on 07/22/2011 2:00:28 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: marktwain

To note here from a parallel thread; some of the weapons to the Zetas were somehow acquired via FMS —Foreign Military Sales. That type of situation involves officials of the US gov (State Department) mediating sales of US weapons to officials of the Mexican Government.

Last time I checked the Zetas were not actually a government —although perhaps they really ARE the Mexican Government, I don’t know.

So apparently Hillary Clinton might also be involved in the F&F/Castaway/TurboKitchenSinkAndRapidlyMetastacizing scandal.

THIS THANG IS FRIGGIN H-U-G-E.

It’s bigger than Libya, it’s bigger than that stupid heat wave, and it might be as big as the Aug 2 deadline.


12 posted on 07/22/2011 3:16:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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Think Drudge will headline the hearing details on Tues?

Holder and the asst. AG committed perjury Obama lied and obstructed and Smoking gun document that DOJ won’t release but they have testimony of it’s contents and existence.

VIDEO/AUDIO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Kl_-Bo7R8


13 posted on 07/22/2011 3:33:41 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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So apparently Hillary Clinton might also be involved in the F&F/Castaway/TurboKitchenSinkAndRapidlyMetastacizing scandal.

Yep. But at her level, it's called the Merida Initiative.

March, 2009, when the plan came together.

14 posted on 07/22/2011 6:06:48 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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"The Response: The Merida Initiative

In July 2008, Congress appropriated $465 million for the first phase of the Initiative -- $400 million for Mexico and $65 million for Central America and the Caribbean. The Department of State, and specifically my Bureau, has been charged with overseeing the largest portion of the Merida Initiative funding. I want to stress, however, that the Merida Initiative is a collaborative effort. We work closely with key agencies like USAID, and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and Treasury both in Washington and at our Embassies in the region as well as with all our host nation partners. As we enter the phase of more concrete implementation, our collaboration will accelerate.

15 posted on 07/23/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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CLARIFICATION:Just like the media tried to pin this whole thing on Bush and confuse.Under Bush it was called gunrunner and it was NOT CORRUPT.Holder and Obama corrupted it AKA fast and furious, gunwalker. The Merida initiative appears to be corrupted now under SOS Hillary Clinton


16 posted on 07/23/2011 7:33:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: bcsco

(2009—CBS) U.S. Guns in Mexico Drug War

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-4893905-503543.html?tag=mncol;lst;1


17 posted on 07/23/2011 7:44:57 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
That was posted as a thread earlier here.
18 posted on 07/23/2011 7:59:22 AM PDT by bcsco
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...Deal me in on the ping thing. IMO, this is the most criminal act perpetrated by this administration...


19 posted on 07/23/2011 9:24:31 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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...Merida Initiative, no, more like the Mierda Initiative...


20 posted on 07/23/2011 9:39:18 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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Glad to have you. Welcome to the AFIRE! ping list.

I do weekday a.m. updates of the most recent immigration threads, plus updates during the course of the day, when applicable.

bcsco


21 posted on 07/23/2011 10:12:47 AM PDT by bcsco
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the govt as perp.


22 posted on 07/23/2011 6:35:36 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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Please add me to your ping list on this topic.


23 posted on 07/23/2011 9:06:16 PM PDT by sarasmom ( A Fine is a Tax for doing wrong. A Tax is a Fine for doing well.)
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Mestamachine maintains the ping list.


24 posted on 07/24/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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So what was gunrunner exactly?


25 posted on 07/24/2011 7:37:45 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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Gunrunner was legit ran under Bush. When Obama and Holder took over it turned into fast and furious gunwalker. The news from 08 and on will show fast and furious took over when Obama and Napolitano/Holder were all saying that drug cartels were getting their AK-47’s at gun shows/dealers in the US. THEY WERE NOT but they set it up to look this way to promote gun control legislation.


26 posted on 07/24/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: marktwain

Media matters is working over time trying to debunk this and paint Obama favorably. It is sadly pathetic. JournOlists can’t keep up to cover for him. No one believes media matters fightthesmears.

Back to fightthesmears; if you are not doing anything wrong there is simply nothing to fight or dispute. I guess the v a s t right wing conspiracy is as old as Alinsky now.


27 posted on 07/24/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Gunrunner Vs. Fast and Furious (GunWALKER)
28 posted on 07/24/2011 10:30:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thanks. In hindsight it was a mistake to entrust the BATF with the responsibility to do anything right, but all government programs promise much and deliver little. Then Obama took over and it went from ineffective to malicious.


29 posted on 07/24/2011 2:58:02 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: bcsco

...I’m all ears, thanks...


30 posted on 07/24/2011 3:21:13 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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