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Gunwalker: Details of Coverup Revealed
Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2011 | Bob Owens

Posted on 09/03/2011 6:10:34 AM PDT by Kaslin

Emails reveal attempts to hide that Gunwalker guns were present at Brian Terry's murder — within hours of Terry's death.

Just days after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Ken Melson was forced into a make-work job at the Justice Department and long-time Janet Napolitano confidant U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke abruptly resigned, the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious rapidly gained momentum with evidence of a coverup instigated within hours of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death.

Also, the Justice Department begrudgingly revealed that Fast and Furious guns were recovered at the scene of more than twice as many violent crimes as they has originally told congressional investigators.

And in the latest bombshell, emails reveal that the White House had indeed been briefed directly about Operation Fast and Furious while the operation was still walking thousands of guns to the Sinaloa cartel.

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News reports that a coverup kicked in within hours of Brian Terry’s murder:

In a letter, Grassley and Issa say the lead prosecutor on Fast and Furious, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley, learned almost immediately that guns allowed onto the street in his case, had been recovered at Terry’s murder. “(I)n the hours after Agent Terry’s death,” says the letter from Grassley and Issa, Hurley apparently “contemplated the connection between the two cases and sought to prevent the connection from being disclosed.” The Justice Department recently transferred Hurley out of the criminal division into the civil division.

An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry’s death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder scene: “… this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

Another ATF email indicates that the justification both offices used to not charge the suspect with crimes related to the murder scene “was to not ‘complicate’ the FBI’s investigation.”

ATF whistleblowers revealed the link between the two cases to Congressional investigators and CBS News, saying their supervisors were attempting to cover it up.

Citing the documents in their possession suggesting the conspiracy, Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley demanded that the new U.S. attorney for Arizona, Ann Scheel, provide documentation — including emails, memos, and even handwritten notes from members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office — that may relate to the coverup. They also stated that they wanted to hear testimony from three more Justice Department officials: Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emory Hurley and Michael Morrissey, and Patrick Cunningham, chief of the DOJ Criminal Division.

The DOJ originally claimed that Fast and Furious weapons had been recovered at 11 crime scenes in the United States, but a Fox News investigation now reveals that a total of 42 Fast and Furious weapons were recovered at those crime scenes. Revised DOJ figures now also admit that an additional 21 Fast and Furious guns were tracked to violent crimes in Mexico.

Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Richard Serrano reveals that the White House had been communicating about the gun-running operation, despite previous denials:

The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.

But the senior administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday by The Times, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert “investigative tactics” of the operation.

The White House response involves an interesting choice of phrasing, stating that these emails did not prove that the White House was aware of the tactic of allowing thousands of guns to “walk” to the cartels. Mike Vanderboegh, one of the bloggers most responsible for bringing Gunwalker to light, calls the White House response a “Nixonian ‘modified limited hangout,’” and states that the smoking gun evidence of more White House involvement does exist.

For now, congressional investigators are tightly focusing their probe into the actions of the Department of Justice and the ATF, and have spent very little time — publicly, at least — delving into the roles that the FBI and DEA have played in the scandal. Likewise, investigators have not yet focused their energies on the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Dennis Burke, the U.S. attorney that just resigned as a result of his actions in the plot and coverup, was the long-time chief-of-staff for Napolitano while she was governor of Arizona. It is unlikely that a high-risk operation run on Napolitano’s “home turf,” where she had been both governor and state attorney general and was still responsible for national security, happened without her being personally briefed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batf; castaway; cia; dea; dhs; dnc4alqaeda; dnc4invasion; doj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama; obama4alqaeda; obama4hezbollah; obamatreasondujour; typicaldnctreason

1 posted on 09/03/2011 6:10:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Just noticed that 4 pretty big articles on this posted here this morning..including one from CBS...seemslike the sttory is accelerating...there will be a tipping point soon...


2 posted on 09/03/2011 6:13:26 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

I’m still anxiously awaiting the “Butterfield moment.”


4 posted on 09/03/2011 6:18:54 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s coming!

SOON!


5 posted on 09/03/2011 6:23:10 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Travis McGee

I mentioned here last night...I remembers Josh Steiner...from the Clinton admin..who testified under oath that he had “lied to his diary..”


6 posted on 09/03/2011 6:25:03 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Kaslin

If you are going after the truth(regardless of the topic) and don’t agree 100% with the administration you must be a racist.


7 posted on 09/03/2011 6:27:02 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Travis McGee

bttt


8 posted on 09/03/2011 6:38:33 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Kaslin

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!

(the lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal)


9 posted on 09/03/2011 6:39:10 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin
Nothing will be done about this, NOTHING.

To do so would be RACIST, doncha know? Our Rhino leaders do not have the guts to go after this adminstration on anything, because he's BLACK and that's the bottom line.

I hate being pessimistic, but being Black democrat politician means you never have to say your sorry.

10 posted on 09/03/2011 6:45:48 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: ken5050
...Been on this for a while, thanks to Kas and the FandF ping slap. They're trying to bury it, Issa must keep it on high profile...

...This regime has got to go, NOW!!!

11 posted on 09/03/2011 6:55:41 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for posting.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 6:57:59 AM PDT by publiusF27
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To: Kaslin

Impeach, convict and deport the Kenyan communist!!


13 posted on 09/03/2011 6:59:14 AM PDT by texican01
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To: gargoyle

As Obama’s #s continue to implode, and he looks more and more like a loser next year..then he also becomes fair game for the MSM..they’ll start to pile on...


14 posted on 09/03/2011 7:01:08 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: texican01

The entire administration needs to be impeached and convicted


15 posted on 09/03/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

16 posted on 09/03/2011 8:19:19 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m reminded about what the Declaration of Independence says about when governments become destructive to the rights they are supposed to protect.


17 posted on 09/03/2011 9:30:22 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Kaslin

Dangerous, reckless, irresponsible, criminal, take your choice, they all apply to this administration.


18 posted on 09/03/2011 9:47:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin
these wretches tried to destroy the 2nd Amendment and therefore the Constitution itself... LIFE behind bars!!!
19 posted on 09/03/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

bump


20 posted on 09/03/2011 10:10:25 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Chode

Life plus 300 years each so none of them ever sees the light of the day


21 posted on 09/03/2011 1:10:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: texican01
Impeach, convict and deport the Kenyan communist!!

No to deportation. Supermax.

Supermax for the Kenyan, for his towel-buddy Rahm, for Janet the Ice Woman, for Grijalva, for all the ATF mucky-mucks, and for the white-crow racist Holder.

Let The Won spend the next 20 years listening to his own dulcet voice, until finally even he gets sick of hearing his own b.s. -- that will be justice, finally, for The Impostor.

22 posted on 09/03/2011 2:43:33 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Oh, and prison for Nancy Pelosi, too -- for certifying the bona fides of the Impostor, who doesn't know what bona fides is, and wouldn't have any use for it if he did.
23 posted on 09/03/2011 2:45:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Kaslin

US prisons are a refuge for gays, and a refuge for muslims.

How would prison be for a GAY MUSLIM..?

I have this uneasy feeling that we might have one DC gentleman who WANTS to be packed away to the Big House...?


24 posted on 09/03/2011 7:37:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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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/


25 posted on 09/03/2011 9:09:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ken5050; SandRat
..there will be a tipping point soon...

It's starting to seem that way...

ping

26 posted on 09/03/2011 9:12:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Kaslin
The entire administration needs to be impeached and convicted

Then we still feed and house them....3 hots and a cot for life.

More like the 'Rosenberg' treatment (Julius).

27 posted on 09/04/2011 12:36:01 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Seeing that we are at war, and this is an act of treason, the only fitting punishment is the gallows.

It is, the Law.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 11:52:50 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Kaslin

Media needs to be on this more than they are.

Soon it will come down like dominoes though


29 posted on 09/05/2011 1:47:30 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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