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CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/4/11 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 10/04/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by Nachum

The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)

What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:

In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpress; alfrankenhandler; attkisson; banglist; bhofascism; cbs; corruption; cussingwhitehouse; democrats; ericschultz; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; impeach; liberalfascism; news; obama; reporter; schultz; sharylattkisson; struckanerve
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To: Nachum; HonestConservative

How do we get those visitor logs from when he first got in?

We need to see any former or present Joyce Foundation suspects visiting patterns. We need who’s been fired within ATF and DOJ since Obama got in and those who ran the ops under Bush just in case. And all individuals/lobbyists re: anti 2nd amendment from his campaign till now (better take it back to Chicago, trust me, they’ve invested).

They can’t scrub everything.

221 posted on 10/05/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Purloined from the PeoplesCube:
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To: thouworm

I appreciate your insight and am glad you replied.

IMO, destabilizing Mexico and our Southwest, giving super status to Islam, the refusal of the Republican party to take a united stand against the socialization of our Nation and the deconstruction of our Constitution are all leading to the formation of the North American Union, a super state of the one world government.

For most Americans, not being able to see the forest for the trees is made more difficult when additional trees are being planted as we sleep.

A rather boring summation of my concerns but I can’t be pithy all the time. ;^)

222 posted on 10/05/2011 8:06:23 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Beef Wellington and lobster tonite:-)

223 posted on 10/05/2011 8:21:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RipSawyer

If Schultz had a brain there would be a BOLO out for him as he’d be wanted for larceny.

224 posted on 10/05/2011 8:22:57 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Perdogg

Chris Plante said today he used to work with her at CNN.

225 posted on 10/05/2011 12:04:46 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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