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Breuer on 'gun-walking'An assistant AG's regrets
politico.com/politico44 ^ | 11/01/11 6:55 AM Updated: 11/01/11 6:56 AM | MATT NEGRIN

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:14:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Lanny Breuer, the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general who runs the criminal division, tells The Wall Street Journal that he wishes he had acted to prevent the “gun-walking” tactics that are under scrutiny in the Fast and Furious operation:

The earlier operation that caused concern was known as Wide Receiver, which Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents in Arizona ran in 2006-2007. ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; breuer; castaway; cia; clinton; corrupt; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; obama; statedept

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:15:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: 444Flyer; MestaMachine

Talking points alert.The article ever so coyly insinuates Wide Receiver; with no facts...Blame Bush alert.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:17:18 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Exactly. The Spin Machine is still trying to pin it on Bush.


3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:18:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The politico link doesn’t work.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Mr. Breuer regularly testifies before Congress on the Administration’s policy initiatives and advises the Attorney General and the White House on matters of criminal law. For his work as Assistant Attorney General, the National Law Journal recently named Mr. Breuer a "Visionary" in the Washington, D.C. legal community, and he was recently ranked eighth on Ethisphere’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics." -DoJustUs Website

Truly a visionary ethicist.

5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:23:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Army Air Corps

http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1470&Itemid=29


6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:24:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: bergmeid; Sidebar Moderator; Admin Moderator

Please fix the articles broken link here is the link

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/1111/breuer_on_gunwalking_3fae6894-ff75-42b9-b909-fafbb2fb94ac.html


7 posted on 11/01/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Army Air Corps

As someone pointed out a few weeks ago even the wikipedia write up of Wide Receiver shows NO GUNS WERE WALKED nor anything illegal.This is WEAK of Holder and Obama to try to blame Bush.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 7:29:36 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Lanny regrets...?


9 posted on 11/01/2011 7:30:44 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: bergmeid

politico doesn’t work either


10 posted on 11/01/2011 7:32:15 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

LOL they don’t.

I missed this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WaOh1ovdBg


11 posted on 11/01/2011 7:34:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

UNKO, on this issue, a former President should take to the airways to disspell the inuendo the current matter happened also on his watch. Crumble this one and all the rest of the rhetoric spewed by the left falls into the same abyss.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 7:37:11 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Paladin2
"Truly a visionary ethicist."

Certainly is.....you just have to remember that the "ethics" are Marxist.

13 posted on 11/01/2011 7:40:43 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: MestaMachine

I believe Holder ‘testifies’ a week from today.Bet me he will use the words Wide Receiver and Issa will be prepared to nail him.Holder will say he was confused between Wide Receiver and fast and furious or plead the fifth.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 7:43:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Army Air Corps
Guess what... the wikipedia write up on wide receiver is gone and filled with a new one comparing wide receiver with fast and furious and making it appear as if Obama and Holder inherited Bush crimes.

The news is loaded up to defend Obama and Holder.The Compost especially...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/earlier-atf-gun-operation-wide-receiver-used-same-tactics-as-fast-and-furious/2011/10/06/gIQAuRHIRL_story.html

The truth that will come out if they try to blame Bush...

http://floppingaces.net/2011/10/11/operation-wide-receiver-it-was-different-reader-post/

15 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; MestaMachine; Joe Brower; marktwain

F&F developments


16 posted on 11/01/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Correct, but it does not prevent them from trying to pin blame on Bush. They are unwaivering in their stupidity.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:52 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The man is so obviously sincere! Why, he is even biting his lip in that photograph. Who could doubt him. This ‘witch hunt’ must now stop, before more ‘good people’ are harmed.

I know, we can just ask the cartels to return the weapons. They will. They want to be as sincere as Assistant DA Lanny is so obviously sincere.

No harm, no foul ... everybody goes home a winner.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:46 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“even the wikipedia write up of Wide Receiver shows NO GUNS WERE WALKED nor anything illegal.”

I’ve read so much about GR and F&F, that the facts are swirling around my head,,,,, But I did read that some guns made it across in Wide Receiver. During WR, we were working with the mezzicans to either stop the guns before they reached the Border, or to have the mezzicans grab ‘em. During one run, we called the mex, and told them the vehicle was crossing the Border. The mex did not respond for 20 minutes, and when they did, they said they “didn’t see the vehicle.” Boss over here exploded, and shut the op down within two days. Big difference.


19 posted on 11/01/2011 8:35:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
They want Joe Q. Public to be so confused and think it is all Bushes fault and poor Obama inherited this....The sad thing is the MSM carrying the water for them to deceive.Thanks for your breakdown of the facts.Here is another simple explanation...

http://floppingaces.net/2011/10/11/operation-wide-receiver-it-was-different-reader-post/

20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
WSJ...The Justice Department's top criminal division official said Monday he regretted not doing more last year to ensure federal agents weren't letting suspected traffickers buy firearms to smuggle to Mexico, after learning about similar tactics in an earlier operation.
So, Lanny, you find out about these "similar tactics" (not the "same tactics") from 5+ years ago and only after Gunrunner comes to light do you regret not doing something about that which you claim you knew nothing about in the first place? Have I got that right?

Here is the kicker to me. "Somebody" went on to knowingly and deliberately use in Gunrunner, and repeatedly, the one single illegal aspect of Wide Receiver which caused the program to be canceled.

Apologies and "regret" doesn't cut it by a long shot!

21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:53:16 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

They’re spin is all over the media so maybe it will be believed by the time Holder testifies again.It is pathetic.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/us/atfs-operation-wide-receiver-sent-illegal-guns-to-mexico.html


22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:53:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Wonder Warthog

We’re fortunate to be paying Lanny to help poor H0lder. Think how bad things would be without Lanny’s guidance.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 8:55:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division, and his staff reacted with alarm in the spring of 2010 after they learned about the tactics. (of their opponent's tactics in a previous program)
Lanny and his staff didn't react with alarm when they learned their own administration had been caught doing the same thing?

Lanny and his staff should have reacted with alarm when he first heard about Gunrunner.

Ooops...silly me. Lanny and his staff didn't know anything about Gunrunner so how could Lanny and his staff have reacted to that. My bad.

24 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:07 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/31/holder-dumps-new-fast-and-furious-docs-as-11-more-congressmen-call-for-his-resignation/

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20115038-10391695.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody


25 posted on 11/01/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Johnny Sutton was surely a Saint.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2


27 posted on 11/01/2011 9:22:15 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Guess what... the wikipedia write up on wide receiver is gone and filled with a new one comparing wide receiver with fast and furious and making it appear as if Obama and Holder inherited Bush crimes.

Appears they have read their Orwell!

28 posted on 11/01/2011 9:25:26 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: 6ppc

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/10/12/of_course_democrats_defending_eric_holder_after_subpoena


29 posted on 11/01/2011 9:29:12 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: philman_36

I think bottom line Melson’s secret testimony indicts Obama and Holder but where is Melson? Oh that’s right he was shoved into a very nice corner office and replaced with a terrorists sympathizer

http://townhhttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20099228-10391695.html


30 posted on 11/01/2011 9:34:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The time for half-answers is over. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
Dear God, this woman can't even use common expressions in the fear that it will indicate she believes someone has spoken a lie.

Who in their right mind doesn't say half-truths?
And half-truths are nothing but CYA lies.

"The Grandmother"

And the parson made it his text that week, and he said likewise,
That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies,
That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright,
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.

Alfred Lord Tennyson


31 posted on 11/01/2011 9:37:16 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20099228-10391695.html


32 posted on 11/01/2011 9:38:30 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Wouldn't you just love to be able to read what is on that paper under Holder's left hand.


33 posted on 11/01/2011 9:40:59 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Nachum

ping


34 posted on 11/01/2011 11:38:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

We have a sacrificial lamb for the Great Cover Up.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 12:16:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

My thoughts as well but the blame Bush crap won’t work.Holder saying he was thinking about another operation under Bush when he was asked about fast and furious won’t work.


36 posted on 11/01/2011 12:37:27 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: philman_36

Holder is saying...don’t worry we have Cummings to leak to us what they will do next and deflect.


37 posted on 11/01/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Yep, Holder has pulled one noose from around his neck and replaced it with another. The more culpability they place on the Bush era program the more responsibility Holder has to take for its continuance and its reemergence in a new and even more irresponsible program.


38 posted on 11/01/2011 1:06:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

BTTT!


39 posted on 11/01/2011 2:05:33 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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