Skip to comments.Napolitano, FBI Give Non-Answers to Questions Surrounding Operation Fast and Furious
Posted on 09/13/2011 12:19:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
Despite ATF Special Agent William Newell admitting in sworn testimony that mutiple government agencies, including the FBI and DHS, were responsible for the development and implementation of Operation Fast and Furious, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitiano and FBI Director Robert Mueller denied knowing anything about the operation until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed with guns from the program and avoided getting into details about their involvement by referring the case to the Inspector General in the Justice Department and citing an "on-going investigation" when asked by Arizona Senator John McCain recently on Capitol Hill. On top of Newell's testimony, President Obama called for a complete review of current gun control policies in April 2009:
Our focus is to work with Secretary Napolitano, Attorney General Holder, our entire Homeland Security team, ATF, border security, everybody who is involved with this to coordinate with our counterparts in Mexico to significantly ramp up our enforcement of existing laws. In fact, Ive asked Eric Holder to do a complete review of how our current enforcement operations our working and make sure we are cutting down on the loop holes that are causing some of these drug trafficking problems."
The Operation Fast and Furious questioning starts at 2:50:
"I don't have specifics." -Mueller
SENATOR JOHN McCAIN AT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Keep in mind, Operation Fast and Furious is an Obama Justice Department program. Although other agencies were involved, the officials most heavily involved are from ATF (which falls under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department) and the DOJ. In fact, internal emails show information about the program coming directly from Washington D.C. An internal investigation from the DOJ Inspector General will get us nowhere. Luckily, we have Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley to get us some answers as they are investigation the DOJ, not conducting an investigation with the DOJ. This "on-going internal investigation" is just a way for officials within the Obama Justice Department and the White House to buy time, and cover up what really went on with Fast and Furious.
A little reminder at 2:27:
"We are investigating you, your organization. The Executive Branch above the Phoenix office is what we are investigating. We want to know what felony stupid, bad judgement led to allowing this program at the highest level." -Rep. Issa
Cummings is trying to whitewash the entire scandal
The only way the official story makes any sense is if random murders were an obvious & accepted part of the “sting” operation. Deliberate losing track of the arms just to see where they’d show up requires occurrence of violent crimes for locating the “lost” arms - which being originated in one country and intended to be found in another requires approval of someone given international-issue jurisdiction, which in this case (Melson -> Holder -> ?) goes straight thru the Oval Office.
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The biggest difference between this group and Sgt. Shultz is that the good Sgt was somewhat competent and a lot more honest.
Janet Napolitano couldn’t find Chris Christie in a Porta- pottie!
Every last one of them knew. In fact, I’d bet there were people within the MSM who knew. They were all on the same page on the same day, when that “evil gun dealers” media blitz started. Calderon was on the same page, and as far as I know, he has yet to utter the words “gunwalker” or “fast and furious”, so I keep wondering if he also knew.
Outstanding! Already put it on Facebook.
Boy we’re in a mell of a hess, aren’t we...the person in charge of our national security claim they didn’t even know their own people were hieing guns across that southern bother and allowing them to kill Mexican Nationals.
I bet she certainly hasn’t a freaking clue what’s coming back at us, either.
I’ve seen kindergarteners not miss a trick of what’s going on around them in the classroom or the school.
I didn’t expect Mueller to try playing dumb.
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She makes Janet Reno look like an ordinary bull-dyke.
How about we get ¨Under the Radar¨ Obama under oath and ask him.
See until Dean spilled the beans on the white house recording system you could never prove Dick was really dirty.
Until Monica came forth with a rather fat girls ugly blue dress with Billys semen coating areas you always maybe had some doubts Bill was garbage.
Will something these dirtbags have forgotten or can’t control come along and bite the Obammy presidency???
Come on cumbo78,
That’s got to be a trick statement cause everyone knows Napolitano and Christie wouldn’t fit in a Porta- pottie together.