Skip to comments.Grassley puts it bluntly: ‘It’s a lie’(gunwalker)
Posted on 09/29/2011 7:13:31 AM PDT by marktwain
When Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley was told in February that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was not allowing guns to cross the border, it wasnt true and the Justice Department knew it, and he said so in a Monday night interview with Fox News Greta Van Susteren.
Its a lie.Sen. Charles Grassley
In a typically candid eight minute interview, Grassley told Van Sustern that the Justice Department has been misleading to me, and that the agency has known all along that Operation Fast and Furious had done exactly what Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich insisted they werent doing in his Feb. 4, 2011 letter to the senator.
At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27 letter that ATF sanctioned or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico is false.Ronald Weich, assistant attorney general
Grassley, who was interviewed by this column last week, is growing more upset every day. According to congressional sources close to the senators investigation of Fast and Furious, investigators have interviewed ATF Special Agent David Voth, former supervisor of Group VII in Phoenix, who was discussed by this column on Monday. His name is prominently featured in a new revelation about a separate gun trafficking case involving whistleblower agent John Dodson.
Whether Voth will be asked to appear before Congressman Darrell Issas House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform remains to be seen. Voth now appears to be a central figure in the Fast and Furious fiasco, which critics insist can no longer be referred to as a botched operation because it now appears the ATFs plan all along was to let hundreds, if not thousands of guns to flow across the border into Mexico,
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They are deathly afraid of this one because it is a scandal like none before it....people actually died.
Well, I guess there was a scandal before involving someone dying...Vince Foster. So, I have to amend my commentary before. A few common threads though...Hitlery and democraps.
All I need is an old typewriter and I can get this thing blazing like a supernova in the media. Just show them Bushcheney started the scheme.
Input needed. Thinking of starting a new ping list called BORDER WARS since so many of these stories are starting to intersect and overlap. I would like to keep the Gunwalker threads separate. Responses and/or advice welcome.
grassley was suprisingly worked up in that interview.
Abu Ghraib got 46 straight NYTimes front pages for naked flesh piles and a scary mean dog. How many front pages does 200 dead Mexicans merit?
Grassley’s voice was still changing when he passed 60 years of age.
some of them live in there for decades without much sunlight.
and then all of a sudden, they're on a tv camera.
several years ago senators liebermann and mccain looked like they were in the prenuptial stage.
Drudge is establishment by now. Fat establishment.
I suggest the NRA, GOA, etc all get together and run full-page ads in the nation’s major newspapers charging that Obama has blood on his hands.
When those papers try to stop the ads, it will start to get attention.
True...as you know
There was a time when Drudge would be way ahead of the curve on these scandals. Now he is so far behind the curve he can't catch up.
Drudge report is now mostly Hollywood and carnival sideshow stuff.
And it also violated several US Laws...one of them having to do with...need I say it...TREASON!
That’s great, Chuck, what do you intend to do about it?
“They are deathly afraid of this one because it is a scandal like none before it....people actually died.
And it also violated several US Laws...one of them having to do with...need I say it...TREASON! “
Too true !
Worse yet - it is International criminality , and thus by their involement , they are subject to International laws of the United Nations , and/or The Hague.
This wasn’t a case of a botched Federal investigation , this was a case of “Fuzzy Thinking” and FUBAR since they are active participants , or supervised it ( DOJ ).
It was a set-up to show that US firearms were being used in Mexico , and would authorize BATF to crackdown on legal gun dealers in the US , and quash the second Amendment rights of lawful American citizens.
Drudge is now read by all the politicals in the beltway, maybe he’s been co-opted ... ?
"California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted
Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up
an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs
out of an immigrant social club
"News Troops kill 3 gunmen in northern Mexico, seize weapons, vehicles
Three suspected organized crime gummen were killed and another three
were wounded in a clash near the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros with army troops,
who seized more than 100 weapons and nearly a score of vehicles after the gun battle, military sources said.
The Defense Secretariats 4th Military Region said in a statement that 83 automatic rifles,
18 handguns, five grenade launchers, a rocket launcher,
11 fragmentation grenades, 28 40 mm grenades, 315 ammunition clips,
more than 18,000 rounds of ammunition, 17 vehicles and eight kilos of marijuana
were confiscated in Wednesdays operation. '
Mexican federal police discover arsenal of heavy weapons in Ciudad Juarez home
Mexican federal police said Saturday they discovered a basement arsenal
hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym that included three anti-aircraft guns,
dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons.