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Documents Suggest Holder Knew About 'Fast and Furious' Earlier Than He Claimed
FoxNews ^ | Monday October 03, 2011

Posted on 10/03/2011 8:02:25 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

For the first time, documents appear to show Attorney General Eric Holder was made aware of the Operation Fast and Furious earlier than he claimed -- up to 9 nine months earlier.

The documents seem to contradict what Holder told a House Judiciary Committee on May 3, when he said he could not recall the exact date, but he'd "probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."

However, in a July 2010 memo, Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder straw buyers in the Operation Fast and Furious case "are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels."

Also, on October 18, 2010, one of Holder's chief deputies, Lanny Breuer, chief of the department's Criminal Division, told Holder in a memo that prosecutors were ready to issue indictments in Operation Fast and Furious.

Documents also show, contrary to earlier reports, the Justice Department was aware that ATF agents under the department's direction were involved in the controversial practice known as "gun walking" -- allowing illicit gun sales to proceed to track the traffickers to higher-ups. The department has said it did not allow guns to "walk."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; cia; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama; perjury

1 posted on 10/03/2011 8:02:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Can we start calling him H.R. Holderman now?


2 posted on 10/03/2011 8:12:39 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Eric is not nearly in the same class ~ in fact, dare we say it, it is highly unlikely that Eric can understand what went on.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 8:17:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ElkGroveDan

let’s hope.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 8:22:07 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The ‘Revolution” riots erupting in the cities - the unwashed dumb a*ses following the bell wether sheep (aka the unions) without even knowing - or caring - why, it nothing but bummers Wag The Dog shindig to bury Fast & Furious and the other scandals - and it will work...

The Sheeple have short attention spans.


5 posted on 10/03/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: muawiyah

It’s not that Holder fails to understand what went on, as well as the basic concept of perjury. It’s just that those types of crimes do not apply to his people. The Holder sleeps well. At this point his job is to hang on until after the November elections.


6 posted on 10/03/2011 8:29:11 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Bigtigermike

When did Obama know, and what did he do to cover it up?


7 posted on 10/03/2011 9:49:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Bigtigermike
From FOX news video at link:

"Holder gets DOZENS of email updates a week and doesn't always read them"

He didn't "see" the memo. Perhaps if it were written in crayon and had shiny bells attached it would have gotten his attention.

8 posted on 10/03/2011 10:13:07 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

What then does the man do with his time? Must not consider his job as full time. Disgustingly lazy is not a defense.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 10:42:35 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Drudge Report should be renamed the Dodge Report the way he continues to avoid this...


10 posted on 10/03/2011 11:41:21 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The murdered Americans and Mexicans keep piling up.
No problema. The Democrats grow richer.
The invaders grow stronger.
Of course, the GOP abdicates. Treason and abdication abound.
There is no accountability, no justice in Obama's Caliphate-America.

"DOJ says Mexican cartels operating in over 1,000 U.S. cities
… spanning all nine Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) regions,"
according to the U.S. Justice Department's National Drug Threat Assessment of 2011."


"Report: Woman survives live grenade in face"


"Sources: Five grenades thrown in Rio Bravo[Mexico]"


"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"


"Child Finds (Live) Grenade Near Local Creek]"


"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 Secretariat's 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 Wednesday's 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. "


[Mexico:]Grenade attacks throughout Tamaulipas; shootouts reported'


"[South Texas]Border Patrol finds rocket launcher, grenade launcher,
explosives near Rio Grande "


Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades



"Despite Denials, Map Proves Deliberate Illegal Gun Trafficking by ATF to Mexico"



"U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border"

11 posted on 10/04/2011 2:01:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well since he Did not Understand the Question,Its time to Bring Holder Back to Explain the whole Operation since he Now ADMITS HE DID KNOW ABOUT IT. Mr.Holder why did you authorize this Program that we Now Know was not to Track these weapons? Why would you do this? Was it to enact restrictions on 2nd amendment rights? Was this what the President was talking about when he told the woman supporter when asked about gun Control that he was working on that Under the Radar?


12 posted on 10/04/2011 3:56:57 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Bigtigermike

So much evidence on both scandals and we hear nothing from republicans. Call a press conference and demand answers. Call attention to it since the media won’t. They gloss over everything their messiah does like it’s no big deal.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 4:02:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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