Skip to comments.Holder Denies Prior Knowledge of 'Fast and Furious'
Posted on 09/08/2011 1:19:19 AM PDT by Doogle
The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time that not only he but also other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out. Holder also suggested politics could be a driving force behind Republican lawmakers' forceful inquiries into the matter.
"The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. ... I don't think is supported by the facts," Holder told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Washington. "It's kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved. As I said, I don't think that is going to be shown to be the case -- which doesn't mean that the mistakes were not serious."
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We've all seen this before with Hillary and Bill.....their standard lines like "I can't recall"."I don't have a specific memory of..." ..."the facts don't support [meaning 'prove it!]..." What he's saying is "I've covered my tracks and you can't prove anything."
Issa will have to put one of the higher ups in a$$ bangin prison to get him to rat out the highest ups (Holder).....
Hot lead for our LE & Citizenry.
Sounds like a fair trade. /s
"The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. ... I don't think is supported by the facts... It's kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved. As I said, I don't think that is going to be shown to be the case -- which doesn't mean that the mistakes were not serious."Why would he not know, instead of just thinking it? Because he's trying to make it appear that he was blissfully unaware of it, and getting set to blame anyone and everyone else.
...wasn’t there a clip of him (Steadman) making a speech about “operations” last November. Dumbo had to sign off on this, sooooo,I guess when he say’s “higher ups”, he’s protecting TOTUS.......now we know why Dumbo needs 300 billion more, lotz o hands gonna be extended, gimme gimme.
It would be icing on the cake to have a special prosecutor digging around on this in 2012...
but note: how all of a sudden, Holder jumps out and starts to play in traffic after news that emails were going back and forth from the White ...House....deflect, deflect, deflect, deny, deny, deny, lie,lie,lie....then claim stooooopitity.
Watch for a golf game between Holder and Dumbo, then Holder’s resignation....then Dumbo explaining we have a lot of work to do to get the US back, campaign, campaign, campaign,...blah,blah,blah
Solyndra will keep Obama from running next year and should be the priority. Fast and Furious will just end up like Waco.
Holder is an awful liar. On TV he comes across as nervous and stupid. Can’t wait for this turd to be flushed along with president jug ears
22% of His People buy this BS. The rest of us know him for the liar he is. Pubbies need to haul his @$$ into a Congressional hearing and make him testify under oath and either invoke the 5th Amendment or go to jail.
Now, that brings up a good mental picture ... “President Jughead”. Rings a bell with those of us of a certain age.
Not true DB,
If it were turned over to a special prosecutor the story would not be coming out as they keep a lid on what they do. Until it comes to trial.
We need it to stay where it is and continue to leak out bits and pieces of info as they come out.
Sort of like the ole chineese water torture.
Let the investigation continue for about 14 more months with continueing LEAKS.
Ask him under oath, then find evidence or testimony to prove otherwise.
Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.
Well they way that usually goes is you get both. The prosecutor and the leaks...
Agree agree agree.... He’s a LIAR !
Fascists do not let even documented facts ruin their agendas.
I pray this Chocolate Reich does not destroy America like the Third Reich did to Germany.
It took 30 years to kill the Special Prosecutor craze. And nobody does it better han 'rats on Pubs. Careful what you wish for.
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