Skip to comments.Reps. Chaffetz and Gowdy Seek Information From President Obama On Flawed Fast & Furious Program
Posted on 10/20/2011 10:42:43 AM PDT by neverdem
On Friday, October 14, 2011, Representatives Chaffetz (UT-3) and Gowdy (SC-4) sent a letter to President Obama seeking information in the "Fast and Furious" investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The letter asks what the President knew about the investigation and when he learned of it. This is significant information because both President Obama and Attorney General Holder have spoken about when they were informed of "problems" with the investigation. Reps. Chaffetz and Gowdy believe "Fast and Furious" was a flawed investigation from its origin.
Rep. Chaffetz added, "We're looking for answers. I hope Mr. Holder will come before the Congress and clear up this glaring discrepancy. The President promised he would help get to the bottom of these questions and hold people accountable. We have a number of questions for Mr. Holder to answer."
According to Congressman Gowdy, a former state and federal prosecutor who handled scores of firearms cases, "'Fast and Furious' was both ill-conceived and ill-executed, and any investigation that relies on 'gun-walking' and the recovery of guns at crimes scenes is so fundamentally flawed that whoever approved it needs to be disciplined. Allowing guns to walk away from law enforcement surveillance into another country is serious enough, but adding to that, what seems to be ATF's plan to wait to recapture these guns at crimes scenes after yet another law is violated is frankly astonishing in its ineptitude. So, it is not enough for me to know when the President and Attorney General learned of so-called 'problems' with 'Fast and Furious'- 'Fast and Furious' was a problem from its very inception."
The Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform have been focused on "Fast and Furious" for months. To date, ATF Director Ken Melson has stepped down and U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke has resigned. Attorney General Holder continues to deny prior knowledge of the investigation, but documents show he had been informed of the operation more than 6 months before his May 3rd testimony in a Judiciary Committee hearing focused on Department of Justice Oversight.
It’s raining. It’s pouring.
(Sorry for the link)
Drip, drip, drip ...
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Be Furious Over Operation Fast and Furious
Posted: 10/20/11 08:56 AM ET
Who in their right mind would think using criminals to smuggle thousands of guns in to Mexico was a good idea?
Our Justice Department refuses to reveal the creator or cost of Operation Fast & Furious. Why?
What the hell is going on in this country? And why don’t our federal officials just man-up and admit when mistakes have been made?
Now, keep in mind — I don’t write about politics so this is not a partisan attack. I write about crime and justice. So, take what I’m about to say in that spirit.
And remember the name “Fast and Furious” because I predict you’ll be hearing a lot about it in the days ahead.
In the days ahead??? Where has she been? Mars?
“Needs to be disciplined?” Even when our side is being tough, they’re not being tough.
“Where has she been?”
With most of MSM ...
I’m surprised to see this on Huffpo, and expecting Dimond will get a few phone calls from WH staffers.
Needs to be tried for Treason, hung publicly on the Mall if found guilty, and their bodies left for the crows.
There - is that tough enough? (Can get tougher if need be)
Until I hear that, I'll be thinking this is all scripted.
Is it treason—or accessory to murder? I’m no attorney, but it surely is worth more than a demerit in someone’s (Obama’s and Holder’s) personnel file.
An attempt to subvert the 2nd Amendment by people with life-long and ongoing ties to Marxists whose goals have always been to bring down our Republic - that is clearly Treason.
Acting as accessories to lots of other serious State, Federal and International crimes, including those involved in the cover-up, are merely frosting on the cake.
Okay, so it’s lots of stuff—all worth more than a demerit.
Rep. Chaffetz hopes Eric will come before the congress and clear up this glaring discrepancy. And all this time I thought Holder was subpoenaed to appear. Am I missing something?
What’s Hilary’s connection?
Thanks. That makes sense and fits the crime. I can just see these Ivy League morons jumping for glee at the thought of destroying our 2nd Amendment and getting an anti-American treaty signed all from one operation.
They are all now accessories to murder.
Hence, this effort is (I hope) to get Zero on the record BEFORE publicizing the existence of that connection. Let that arrogant SOB think he can get away with damage control by claiming no White House involvement to keep it from getting any farther. At that point, his butt is in a sling if there are documents to the effect that he knew and approved of the multi-agency operation all along.
n all the old men are snoring