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Napolitano on ATF Fast and Furious: "We're waiting for the Inspector General" [CBS]
CBS News ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 10/19/2011 1:30:12 PM PDT by brityank

Napolitano on ATF Fast and Furious: "We're waiting for the Inspector General"

By Sharyl Attkisson

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano said today she had no conversations with her one-time chief of staff former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke, about the Fast and Furious scandal that led to Burke's resignation. Burke was Napolitano's Chief of Staff when she governor of Arizona. He's the only government official to step down in the wake of the controversial operation that allowed thousands of weapons to be sold to traffickers supplying Mexican drug cartels.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing today, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) questioned Napolitano about what communications she had after two Fast and Furious guns were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. Napolitano answered that she met with Assistant US Attorneys in the case because "I wanted to be sure those responsible for his death were brought to justice and every resource brought to bear." Napolitano says she did have conversations in December 2010 about the murder of Agent Terry "but at that point in time nobody knew about Fast and Furious."

More coverage:

DOJ: No 3rd gun in "Fast and Furious" murder
Issa to press FBI for "gunwalking" info
Holder subpoenaed for documents in "Gunwalker"
AG Holder responds to critics on Gunwalker

An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry's death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder when the primary suspect was charged: "... this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case," wrote an ATF official.

As CBS News previously reported, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent under Napolitano's Homeland Security agency was assigned to a team of federal agents responsible for the Fast and Furious case.

Napolitano told Sen. Grassley she has asked ICE to look into the matter, but that she has taken no further action pending the results of a Justice Department Inspector General investigation.

"We are waiting for the Inspector General," Napolitano said.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; cia; clinton; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; homelandinsecurity; ice; janetnapolitano; obama; statedept
An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry's death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder when the primary suspect was charged: "... this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case," wrote an ATF official.

Nappy and her cohorts in NM are the reason that the cartels are doing whatever they want to down there. Two groups of criminals helping each other.

1 posted on 10/19/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT by brityank
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To: thouworm; Interesting Times; MestaMachine; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; Nachum; marktwain; deks; ...

Another missive from Sharyl. Enjoy!


2 posted on 10/19/2011 1:31:21 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
There is no question that Incompetano wants to get to the bottom of this!


3 posted on 10/19/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: brityank

PLEASE NOTE:

It turns out that this IG worked as the direct subordinate of Holder for over 2 years —they authored many briefs with him.

HOLDER IS MORE OR LESS HER BOSS...!

During her vetting she never brought up ANY of this.

There is a REASON why she was chosen as IG, ok? TO **NOT** ACT AS IG.

Permit me to summon up my powers of ESP —her report will conclude that NOOOOOOOTHINK BAD HAPPENED AT ALL.

Go over to Sipsey Street Irregulars —the guy has the complete report. She hasn’t taken even the most basic interviews that would be required —like asking ANY questions of the key officers in Arizona.

She hasn’t done ANY OF THAT.


4 posted on 10/19/2011 1:45:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Iron Munro

I was thinking of Danny Kaye.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 1:45:20 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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Comment #6 Removed by Moderator

In successive order, this adminsitration seems to:

#1) Deny
#2) Lie
#3) Forgot
#4) Resign /Administrative transfer
#5) Be thrown under the Bus !

Transparency : the art of obfiscation thru “Smoke and Mirrors”


7 posted on 10/19/2011 1:47:19 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Fast and Furious ~ Another Obmanation of Justice !!)
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To: brityank
Wow, this See-BS reporter is just not going to give up. I hope she stays safe.
8 posted on 10/19/2011 1:48:17 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: gaijin
Yep. Acting Inspector General Cynthia A. Schnedar is part of the cover-up.

9 posted on 10/19/2011 1:49:01 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: brityank
...Two groups of criminals helping each other....

...Yea, and there's 10 or 20 more agencies that can get in on this. Call it the Cluster F--k Investigation...

10 posted on 10/19/2011 1:49:13 PM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: brityank

11 posted on 10/19/2011 1:51:39 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: brityank

12 posted on 10/19/2011 1:53:29 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: gaijin

You don’t need to convince me - I saw the FBI hide the murderers of my CEO back from 1981; there is nothing I trust in this “Just-Us” department.


13 posted on 10/19/2011 1:54:11 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Iron Munro

...Cover up? “That’s what I said you idiot, Kevva up!!!”


14 posted on 10/19/2011 1:55:40 PM PDT by gargoyle (...it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...)
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To: brityank
"We are waiting for the Inspector GeneralHell to freeze over," Napolitano said.
15 posted on 10/19/2011 1:56:03 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Doogle

Nicely done - I’m stealing that! :^)


16 posted on 10/19/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

The addition of straw purcheses that include “walking” grenades , indicate to me that the intent wasn’t just to limit 2nd amendment rights of USA citizens.

Obviously, since not even police authorities have access to grenades (other than concussion and flash-bangs), the intent was to facilitate military-like chaos in Mexico . This would lead to massive social /political /economic emmigration into the USA through the unrestrained southern border .


17 posted on 10/19/2011 1:57:46 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Fast and Furious ~ Another Obmanation of Justice !!)
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To: brityank

The fact that Janet Napitanio is Homeland Security Director is proof Obama hates America


18 posted on 10/19/2011 1:58:14 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Interesting Times
Great link! That is exactly why I'm talking about --Holder is being investigated by his friend and loyal SUBORDINATE, and that is why he keeps pointing to this BIIIIIG, BAAAD, INDEPENDENT, SUPER DUPER OUUUUTSIDE investigaaaaation:

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It turns out that Ms. Schnedar has long and close ties to Mr. Holder. According to her biography on the Justice Department website, she became assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. in 1994. Eric Holder had become the U.S. attorney in Washington the previous year, so he in effect was Schnedar's boss from 1994 until 1997, when he left to become President Clinton's deputy attorney general. Holder would become a key player in the scandalous pardons of fugitive billionaire Marc Rich and members of the Puerto Rican nationalist terrorist group known as FALN.

But during Ms. Schnedar's tenure before Holder had departed, it happened that they had ended up working a number of cases together. According to the LexisNexis website, there were at least fourteen of them, usually at the appellate level. For Holder, it was more than just "in name only"; in some of those cases, they apparently co-filed legal briefs.

In one case, they had represented the ATF. In another, they represented both the ATF and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), an agency that has now also been linked to Fast and Furious.

Whenever either Eric Holder or President Obama is pressed on Fast and Furious, both refer to the Justice Department's internal investigation that happens to be headed by Ms. Schnedar.

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3,000 Mexicans and 2 US officers are dead, and to investigate the bad guy, the system is RELYING ON HIS PERSONAL **FRIEND.**

19 posted on 10/19/2011 2:04:55 PM PDT by gaijin
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Thanks brityank:
An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry's death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons...

20 posted on 10/19/2011 2:06:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: brityank

Border Patrol Agents must be thrilled to know the boss will leave no stone unturned when one of them is murdered in the desert.


21 posted on 10/19/2011 2:14:30 PM PDT by Gomez
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To: SunkenCiv

Sharyl Attkisson stay safe, and watch your back.

” An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry’s death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons... “ enough said !!


22 posted on 10/19/2011 2:21:45 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Fast and Furious ~ Another Obmanation of Justice !!)
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To: brityank

apolitano’s eaiting for the cover story to be written to keep her from going to Jail.

BTW Patrolman Terry is still dead.


23 posted on 10/19/2011 2:38:46 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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24 posted on 10/19/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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25 posted on 10/19/2011 2:53:43 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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26 posted on 10/19/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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27 posted on 10/19/2011 3:08:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: brityank

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28 posted on 10/19/2011 3:14:08 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: brityank

I would love to see the fat butch in a cage match against Bill Clinton, to the death, staged in the back of a cherry red ‘57 Plymouth. Damnnn! I could sell a boatload of popcorn.


29 posted on 10/19/2011 3:15:43 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: brityank
At the time of his death, Terry and the other Border Patrol agents had to - under Napolitano's rules of engagement - fire bean bags.

The enemy - armed by the Obama/Holder/Napolitano false-flag operation Fast and Furious - responded by firing back live rounds with those weapons.

Napolitano has NOT changed those rules of engagement.

30 posted on 10/19/2011 3:20:55 PM PDT by drpix
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To: brityank

What she doesn’t say is that the Inspector General’s office has been prohibited from spending any money on this investigation and thus there will be no report.


31 posted on 10/19/2011 3:30:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: brityank; All
Bean bags vs. AK-47s
Exclusive: Tom Tancredo excoriates Napolitano over Mexican drug smugglers' superior weapons
"Border Patrol Agent Terry and the BORTAC team were under standing orders to always use ("non-lethal") bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition. When the smugglers heard the first rounds, they returned fire with real bullets, { using weapons supplied by Obama/Holder/Napolitano} and Agent Terry was killed in that exchange. Real bullets outperform bean bags every time."

32 posted on 10/19/2011 3:35:10 PM PDT by drpix
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To: brityank; All
CORRECTED LINK:

Bean bags vs. AK-47s
Exclusive: Tom Tancredo excoriates Napolitano over Mexican drug smugglers' superior weapons

"Border Patrol Agent Terry and the BORTAC team were under standing orders to always use ("non-lethal") bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition. When the smugglers heard the first rounds, they returned fire with real bullets, { using weapons supplied by Obama/Holder/Napolitano} and Agent Terry was killed in that exchange. Real bullets outperform bean bags every time."

33 posted on 10/19/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT by drpix
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To: brityank
( * WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano said today she had no conversations with her one-time chief of staff former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke * )

Liar !

Rep. Issa ? it's time to subpena Janet Napolotano and have her testify in front of a Congressional investigative hearing.
34 posted on 10/19/2011 4:33:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: brityank
Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano said today she had no conversations with her one-time chief of staff former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke, about the Fast and Furious scandal that led to Burke's resignation.

From that statement, I conclude that Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano has had a number of conversations with her one-time chief of staff former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke, about the Fast and Furious scandal that led to Burke's resignation.

35 posted on 10/19/2011 5:18:26 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: brityank

Hopefully, after the 2012 election and in January 2013 we can actually get the facts on this issue.


36 posted on 10/19/2011 6:41:54 PM PDT by motivated
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To: brityank

napolitano belongs in jail.


37 posted on 10/19/2011 8:24:08 PM PDT by ken21
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To: ken21

Somebody else will take the fall, they always do.


38 posted on 10/19/2011 9:08:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: brityank

I love Mark Stein’s name for her: Crapatano.


39 posted on 10/20/2011 3:08:51 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: brityank

As one in a position to know, the DOJ IG or in fact any IG should NOT be looking into this matter. IMO, the matter belongs with a special prosecutor or an independent counsel.
Furthermore the DOJ IG is not even fully vested yet, she is an acting IG.

If one thinks these IGs are independant, consider what happened to Walpern (SP?) over at National Community Service. Oturd fired him because he was getting close to a scandal. That was small potatoes compared to this one. I am sure Susan whatever has her eye on the prize and that eye is to dredge up nothing that looks bad for Holder at any costs.

IMO, the IGs were great when first begun in about 78 by statute. The first few were dedicated guys and non political. Today, they are as political as the agency heads they are supposed to independently report upon and to.


40 posted on 10/20/2011 3:17:27 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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41 posted on 10/20/2011 9:12:56 AM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Joe Brower

This administration is evilness personified!!

Be Ever Vigilant!!


42 posted on 10/20/2011 11:49:34 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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