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Documents May Contradict Eric Holder Fast & Furious Testimony
Politico ^ | October 4, 2011 | Tim Mak

Posted on 10/04/2011 7:16:37 AM PDT by lbryce

Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the Fast and Furious gun program as far back as July 2010, which may contradict his statements to Congress, new documents suggest.

Under the program, weapons were allowed to be illegally purchased in the Phoenix area so that they could be tracked to gun traffickers and drug cartel leaders. But the ATF lost track of these firearms, and many were allowed to cross into Mexico.

The documents, leaked to CNN, CBS and other news organizations on Capitol Hill, indicate that Holder knew about the program well before he said he first became aware of it in testimony to Congress.

The documents include a memo to Holder from Michael F. Walter, Director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, dated July 5, 2010, that mentions Fast and Furious.

But in May 2011, Holder told a House committee hearing that he had only recently learned about Fast and Furious.

“When did you first know about the program, officially known as Fast and Furious?” asked Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

“I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” Holder replied.

The Justice Department strongly disputed any suggestion that Holder misled Congress.

A senior DoJ official told POLITICO that while Holder knew that an operation was going on in 2010, he was not aware until early 2011 of the controversial tactics used in Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department claims Issa’s question referred to the controversial tactics of Fast and Furious and not the overall operation itself.

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 247perjury; congressenablers; corruption; democrats; dncrico; ericholder; fastandfurious; fraud; gunrunner; holder; holdertruthfile; msmenablers; noaccountability; nointegrity; nojustice; notruth; obama; perjury
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Here's hoping Holder's fall from grace will be every bit as Fast and Furious as this burgeoning scandal is turning out to be. Remember. Nixon got tripped up over Watergate not on any criminality connected to the scandal but in perjuring himself as part of the cover-up.

The political refrain of over forty years ago has returned to Washington to once again wreak havoc for those who think they are above the law. Eric Holder;What did you know and when did you know it?/

1 posted on 10/04/2011 7:17:11 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Nothing to see here, move along!


2 posted on 10/04/2011 7:18:01 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: lbryce

He knew. They all knew. They’re all liars.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 7:19:25 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: bgill
But the ATF lost track of these firearms, and many were allowed to cross into Mexico.

That's a rather generous assumption.

They never 'lost' track of these weapons because they never attempted to track them in the first place. That was not the mission objective of Operation Gun Walker.

4 posted on 10/04/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Eric Holder would not make a complete dramatization of the events to protect himself and his boss, would he?

This HAD to have come from the top. There are no clues that this may have been a rogue operation.

Deniability becomes ever more implausible.

This is going to make Watergate look like a rainy Sunday afternoon at the park.

It is not the crime, but the cover-up, that makes the case so devastating.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

FOR REFERENCE:

DAVID CODREA'S PROJECT GUNWALKER

A Journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part One

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Two

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Three

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Four

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Five

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Six

FOX VIDEOS

CNN VIDEOS

CBS VIDEOS

CBS Newly-released White House documents (pdf)

DRUDGEWATCH
(updated daily)

Input needed. Have now started 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. Let me know if you want on the Border Wars list. It will NOT be the same as Gunwalker, though they might overlap occasionally. Please ping me to any articles you think fit in this catagory. Thank you.


JUST DO IT!

6 posted on 10/04/2011 7:22:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: alloysteel

International Terrorism. Treason. Murder. Accessory to murder. Perjury. Let me count the ways.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 7:26:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: JaguarXKE
"Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the Fast and Furious gun program as far back as July 2010,which may contradict his statements to Congress..."

This must be the new way to say perjury in D.C.

8 posted on 10/04/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: alloysteel
The crime is worse.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 7:27:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: lbryce
He'll just do what ALL lying politicians do when they lie under Oath: "I mis-spoke", "I didn't understand the question", "It depends on the meaning of 'is' ", etc.

He won't spend a day in jail, when he obviously committed Perjury, and pleading ignorance as the TOP LAWYER in the U.S. is really stupid.

10 posted on 10/04/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: lbryce
Wasn't there a guy by the name of Scooter Libby who went to jail for things he said under oath?
11 posted on 10/04/2011 7:28:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: lbryce

“Perjury”...is such an ugly word,
Everything I say, is not true.
Honestly, “BS” is more preferred,
And mostly what I give to you.

(With thanks to Paul Shanklin)


12 posted on 10/04/2011 7:30:46 AM PDT by Jagermonster (TANSTAAFL)
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To: alloysteel

I’ll take issue with that. Laws were indeed broken here. They had to be broken to get the guns in the hands of the bad guys. That alone should be sufficient to get rid of Holder and put him in a cell. Uhbama will just suffer collateral damage as he should.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT by refermech
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That only happens to conservatives...


14 posted on 10/04/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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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/


15 posted on 10/04/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: lbryce

I know nothing and I tell you nothing! Do you hear me? Nothing!


16 posted on 10/04/2011 7:39:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: lbryce

This was an attempt to blame Americans and American gun dealers for border gun related violence hence build a case for stricter gun control laws. A general purge of this administration is in order.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 7:45:59 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: lbryce

“Reality” contradicts Holder and the White House!

..and quit calling it a “sting”!

All the White House wanted was a “problem”, which could only be solved by GUN CONTROL!


18 posted on 10/04/2011 7:54:11 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: traditional1

Until we the people have real power to force the law to be enforced, the crooks in government will always get away with lucrative means to a soft, cushiony life until they die. Communists and crooks always disable the alarms and shackle the guards first, and then they can ransack the place with impunity. That’s why the most pressing and serious issue this nation faces is actually not the economy, but the lawlessness within our own government agencies, bureaucracies, and law enforcement.

When the entire system closed their eyes to all the evidence and instead gave the keys of the kingdom to a man guilty of forgery, perjury, and extortion just to cover up his ineligibility, we entered a new phase of existence: covert takeover of the entire system so the communist ransacking of this nation could begin in earnest.

Serious as a heart attack, but because they threatened the media with loss of careers, lives, and families, the Obamafia got even “conservatives” to consider the lawlessness to be a big joke.

Anybody who is still laughing at that “joke” is officially brain-dead. We have an all-out communist takeover of the law enforcement system in this nation.

Right now the person in the White House can declare any US citizen to be an enemy combatant and have us shot down, no questions asked, no trial, nothing. And nobody will ever prosecute him for murder. Total lawlessness. Makes it even more ominous when you realize that Janet Napolitano has sent memos to law enforcement saying that pro-life and small-government advocates are to be considered potential terrorists.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 7:54:35 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: lbryce
The Justice Department strongly disputed any suggestion that Holder misled Congress.

Of course not. LIED, yes ... but misled, never.

20 posted on 10/04/2011 7:57:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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