Skip to comments.Fast and Furious in a Rotten Nutshell
Posted on 10/07/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT by Interesting Times
...after calls from Congress for a special counsel, a Justice spokesman attempted to fend off that plan by saying that once Holder had learned of the operation's "questionable tactics" earlier this year, he then "promptly asked the inspector general to investigate the matter."
Cynthia A. Schnedar is the acting inspector general, and just this past month, in yet another stunning revelation, it was discovered that she had released secret audio tapes of candid conversations from last March between Hope McAllister, an ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) agent in the Phoenix office, and Andre Howard, owner of a Phoenix-area gun shop, who had been authorized by the ATF to sell weapons to known Mexican cartel members in the botched sting operation.
On one of the tapes, they discuss a third Fast and Furious rifle that was found at the scene of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in a remote area of southern Arizona last December. It had been widely reported that only two rifles were found at the scene, but recent reports tell of a cover-up. The third rifle would have led to an FBI informant.
As for the tapes, it was discovered by congressional investigators that Schnedar had inexplicably given a copy to the U.S. attorney's office in Phoenix before she had even reviewed them. The tapes then ended up being shared with the ATF office there. Both those agencies are among the many entities under investigation in the ever-expanding scandal.
So just who, one may wonder, is Acting Inspector General Cynthia Schnedar?
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Obama’s firewall ping.
Ping for the list. This whole thing is looking more and more like an impeachable offense from the top on down.
Check the date and contents of this Holder speech;
Attorney General Eric Holder at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference
CUERNAVACA, MEXICO ~ Thursday, April 2, 2009
Remarks as prepared for delivery.
First, let me express my thanks to Attorney General Medina Mora and Secretary of Government Gomez Mont for making this conference possible.
This is my first trip to another country as Attorney General. I wanted to come to Mexico to deliver a single message: We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in this fight against the narcotics cartels. The United States shares responsibility for this problem and we will take responsibility by joining our Mexican counterparts in every step of this fight.
And, together, we will win thanks in large part to the courage of my Mexican colleagues here today, who are on the front lines every day, and with whom I am proud to collaborate.
The topic that has been addressed over the past two days could not be more important the development of an arms trafficking prosecution and enforcement strategy on both sides of the border.
Thanks for posting this, and for the ping. I wonder who the Obama administration is supplying guns in this country.
On another note, I wonder if Kevin O'Reilly is googling himself over in Firebase Goatscrew, Afghanistan?
Must be an awfully important mission for him over there, to take him away from something like testifying before Issa before Sept 30, as demanded.
Oops. Kevin has gone very far away "on business." So sorry.
Kevin, when you get onto a helo, make sure you strap in. Wouldn't want to fall out the open door on a tight bank, you know?
Did Woody Allen write this sript? Somebody, tell me.
Firewall or farewell? Time will tell.
Even woody allen isn’t this insane.
Obama’s main firewall is his ring of mediot thugs. The same mediots who sided with Kerry, the traitor and lied about GW.
If they had spent a little effort in investigating Fast and Furious and printed/showed their results, Obozo and his black panther AG would be unemployed.
Exactly correct. The MSM is losing power. They are losing the ability to control the information flow and the debate about public policy. The administration may grow desperate as they see failure approaching. Who knows what we will see? Leftists are known for their lack of any moral compass, except for a general requirement that it advanced the agenda, which in practice means that they are willing to do anything to remain in power. Nothing is off the table. It makes for interesting times.
The list, ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
If this had happened under GW Bush's watch, the entire administration would be hung by the yardarm by now.
The Indiana gunrunning operation was supplying Chicago gangs, from a couple of articles. Of course I have no clue which articles.
So they say....
Here is a link to one of the early articles about the Indiana gunwalking:
fast and furious info bump
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