Skip to comments.Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way
Posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:48 PM PST by Nachum
On Thursday morning, Attorney General Eric Holder will appear before the House Judiciary Committee and hes set to get grilled over Operation Fast and Furious.
Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program overseen by the Justice Department. The operation facilitated the sale of thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels via straw purchasers. Straw purchasers are people who legally purchase guns in the United States with the known intention of illegally trafficking them into Mexico.
At least 300 people in Mexico were killed with Fast and Furious weapons, as was U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Holder first testified about Fast and Furious before the House Judiciary Committee on May 3, and then testified about it before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 8. This is Holders third major appearance before a congressional hearing on the operation, and second before the House, which Republicans control.
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I want Holder and Chu OUTTA THERE!!
So the hearings will go like this:
Blah blah blah blah?
Blah blah blah blah dunno.
Really, does anyone expect a result from all this?
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Cryboehnor must lose as the next speaker, period.
Some very interesting Information from :
Your December AMERICAN RIFELMAN magazine.
Within a week of their election victory, The “Obama-Biden” Transition Team had posted a Web Page -At CHANGE.GOV-That Listed Several Anti-Gun Objectives as Priorities, Including:
Permanetly re-imposing the Clinton Gun bans
Opening up sensitive BATEF Gun “Trace” data for manipulation by Anti-Gun Polititicians
Imposing Restrictions that would severely restrict Gun Shows
You can bet some webmaster lost his job over that mis-step, because within days the web page, and it’s anti-gun agenda items ,...... “disappeared” into cyberspace.
Even Attorney General Eric Holder departed from the company line.
In his first month on the job, ........at a news conference in Mexico City, Holder said:
“As “President Obama”..... indicated during the campaign, there are just a..... “few gun-related changes”..... that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the Ban on the Sale of Assult weapons.”
Also before the election:
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY. Before Obama’s inauguration, she pressured Obama’s transition team to:
back her ban on ammunition Magazines.
But, as she later confided to Newsweek,
“They told me that’s not for now, ..........that’s for later”.
Since then, the White House has Maintained almost military disipline in it’s:
“DON”T TALK ABOUT GUN CONTROL” directive.
Whenever anyone breaks rank on the issue, they’re quickly brought back to toe the line.
Also When Obama talked with Mrs Brady on one of the Anniversaries he told
her he was working on some form of Gun Control .......”UNDER THE RADAR”
Sen. Grassley & Congressman Issa are doing an excellent job with the Fast & Furious Investigation..... They are both making most of us proud to be Americans... This corruption “is” being exposed & PEOPLE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR RECKLESS ACTIONS!!!
I’m inclined to think that absolutely nothing of substance will come of this.
On the other hand I never thought the obama clan would allow Mr. Blagojevich to serve time.
So...here’s to holder getting everything that’s coming to him!
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I just want to know one thing..
What is the justification of sealing the record of “Fast and Furious” , when the Dept of Justice/FBI/DEA/Homeland Security are all possible defendants and co-consprirators in the murder of two Federal agents ?
Media have said that this was a “botched investigation”.
What was “botched” ?
Unlimited guns to straw purchasers
No attempt to follow - in fact, ordered to “Stand Down”
No mini-gps installed in weapons
Purchases authorized by agency supervisors
No notification to Mexican authorities
The only “botched” part of the investigations seems to be when agents had had enough of allowing/encouraging illegal activity by their supervisors . Only when a US agent was killed with these weapons did an agent stealthly come forth and become a WHISTLE BLOWER ~ otherwise , “Fast and Furious” might still be an ongoing operation !!
forget the grilling, I want to know when Holders goose is cooked
“... when Holders goose is cooked.”
When the leader of the “Just-us” Department looks at a news reporter, turns red , and out pops the butterball thermometer , and shouts and blames “You people”.
Opps ,.. he has already done that !
There can be no “Just-us” when the department head blames “You poeple”.
It is a case of shooting the messenger if you don’t like/ can’t stand the message.
Placemark to read your comment tomorrow when I have more than one brain cell functioning.
Don’t geese need disemboweling before cooking?
IMHO, this is the nail. Put a fork in them they're done.
Another interesting dynamic is going to be how Judiciary Committee Democrats handle the hearing. Most Democrats have remained relatively silent throughout the Fast and Furious investigation and the surge in calls for Holders immediate resignation, but some are finally talking.
On Tuesday, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said hes not convinced Holder knew of Fast and Furious, but thinks the attorney general should leave if he did. He does, however, think Republicans are playing politics with the scandal. Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, a Texas Democrat, also thinks Republicans are playing politics.
Well, if the shoe were on the other foot we'd have heard from them already. Had a Republican done this there would be pictures of the Mexican victims with their crying mothers all over the news. LaRaza, Gutierrez, Gonzalez, and all the others with names ending in vowels, would be demanding heads to roll. If Republicans don't use this against Obama in 2012 they're crazy. This will be one way to prove to Americans of Hispanic descent that democrats don't give a $^!+ about them. The democrats put guns in the hands of the drug cartels to kill Mexicans. Mexicans who are related to a whole lot of Americans.
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I don’t get c-span 3. A lot of people don’t. How many people will never hear about this? And how will holder....hold up?
(Off topic but unable to resist because I am furious! google had NOTHING for Pearl Harbor Day, but today, they celebrate the 125 birthday of diego rivera, a Mexican communist artist scum.)
One of the things totalitarian regimes do soon after taking power is to separate citizens from their firearms. The Founding Fathers knew the danger of this particular action.