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Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/7/11 | Matthew Boyle

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 he’s 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 Holder’s third major appearance before a congressional hearing on the operation, and second before the House, which Republicans control.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fandfhearing; fastandfurious; fbi; grassley; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; house; issa; obama; terry
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A hot time in the old town tonight...
1 posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:50 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 12/07/2011 9:15:45 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I want Holder and Chu OUTTA THERE!!


3 posted on 12/07/2011 9:21:33 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum
i don't recall, not to my knowledge...
4 posted on 12/07/2011 9:23:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

So the hearings will go like this:

Blah blah blah blah?

Blah blah blah blah dunno.

Blah blah?

Blah dunno.

Really, does anyone expect a result from all this?


5 posted on 12/07/2011 9:26:51 PM PST by lurk
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; LucyT

C-SPAN3 -— cable or satellite Dec 8 at 9:30 AM

OR internet link below

Dec 8 at 9:30 AM - C-SPAN3 (03:00 HR)
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/


6 posted on 12/07/2011 9:30:00 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Chode

I forgot!


7 posted on 12/07/2011 9:31:38 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Cryboehnor must lose as the next speaker, period.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 9:38:05 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Nachum

****************************************
Some very interesting Information from :
Your December AMERICAN RIFELMAN magazine.
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Excerpts:
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!!!


9 posted on 12/07/2011 9:38:14 PM PST by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: Nachum

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!


10 posted on 12/07/2011 9:42:23 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; if they don't say "Merry Christmas", don't buy.)
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To: MestaMachine

Courtesy Ping ~


11 posted on 12/07/2011 9:46:38 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: Nachum

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 !!


12 posted on 12/07/2011 9:48:26 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: Nachum

forget the grilling, I want to know when Holders goose is cooked


13 posted on 12/07/2011 9:55:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“... 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.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 10:17:24 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: ebysan

Placemark to read your comment tomorrow when I have more than one brain cell functioning.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 10:18:14 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: bigbob

Don’t geese need disemboweling before cooking?


16 posted on 12/07/2011 10:19:29 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Nachum
Another topic that will almost certainly come up is reports of politically opportunistic administration officials using Fast and Furious tragedies to further a gun control agenda. On Wednesday, CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson reported that newly surfaced emails indicate Obama administration officials discussing how they’d use Fast and Furious to push for a new multiple sales long gun reporting requirement.

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 Holder’s immediate resignation, but some are finally talking.

On Tuesday, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said he’s 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.

17 posted on 12/07/2011 10:31:24 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Nachum
I will be surprised if they really grill him.Grandstanding all around is my bet.
18 posted on 12/07/2011 10:41:55 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

See Post #6 for live streaming. Ping

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.)
Grrrr!


19 posted on 12/07/2011 10:43:42 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ebysan
Within a week of their election victory,

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.

20 posted on 12/07/2011 10:50:34 PM PST by immadashell
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To: Nachum

Does anyone know what time Holder comes on?


21 posted on 12/07/2011 11:16:11 PM PST by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid; thouworm

Never mind, I see thouworm already posted it. Thanks, TW.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 11:19:01 PM PST by bergmeid
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To: Nachum

Comcast Cable channel 105 Charleston SC


23 posted on 12/08/2011 6:34:50 AM PST by RetSignman
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24 posted on 12/08/2011 6:57:36 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

WATCH IT LIVE

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/


25 posted on 12/08/2011 8:20:12 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: thouworm

Perry is on C SPAN 3 did I miss it?


26 posted on 12/08/2011 8:22:38 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MestaMachine

I found a direct link but I don’t see Holder.Did we miss it?

http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_12082011.html


27 posted on 12/08/2011 8:25:43 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817729/posts


28 posted on 12/08/2011 8:28:23 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Chairman announced they have to adjourn to vote. They will take NO lunch recess and will reconvene when the voting is finished (expected to be about 20 min). Hearing will end at 1:15pm.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 8:29:53 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Go to the menu on the right side ofthe vid that is playing and you should see the Issa hearing link.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 8:30:25 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Perry is on C SPAN 3 did I miss it?

Try this
31 posted on 12/08/2011 8:31:15 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: thouworm

How many more innocent will die while the enabling
Committee adjourns?

The entire Congress enables this daily.


32 posted on 12/08/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ZX12R

Lies, lies, and more lies. He has nothing else.


33 posted on 12/08/2011 8:44:47 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Diogenesis

The wheels of justice grind slowly...or, sometimes, not at all.


34 posted on 12/08/2011 8:50:23 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: ZX12R

It was just a break, Perry was pretty impressive. I only caught the questions and answers. He does better in this type of format.


35 posted on 12/08/2011 8:52:45 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Nachum

Nasty old republicans picking on our beloved AG. How dare they! He is pure and clean, doncha kno?


36 posted on 12/08/2011 8:54:40 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: MestaMachine
...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.) Grrrr!

You're not alone in your anger. It's an outrage...

37 posted on 12/08/2011 8:57:20 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Nachum
Holder was grilled about Kagan's records and why they are not being released by DOJ. Holder is a weasel.

from this morning:

GOP questions ‘two-month gap’ in Kagan’s health care involvement

38 posted on 12/08/2011 8:58:38 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
From hearing, Kagan/Obamacare record stonewalling

...Mr. Holder also again declined to cite a specific legal privilege that would allow him to withhold documents or prevent committee investigators from interviewing department employees about Justice Kagan’s involvement. Instead, the attorney general said he has “separation of powers” concerns.

...Mr. Smith said that doesn’t rise to the level of an actual claim of privilege, and said he will schedule the interviews with investigators.

39 posted on 12/08/2011 9:06:22 AM PST by opentalk
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To: ZX12R

Thanks I just tuned in watching at your link and Sheila Jackson Lee was talking what did she say?

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Atty-Gen-Holder-on-Operation-Fast-and-Furious/10737426112-1/


40 posted on 12/08/2011 9:08:29 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: MestaMachine

I share your anger. TheWon didn’t do anything to honor this day accept apologize to Japan months ago! It ticks me off beyond words!!!


41 posted on 12/08/2011 9:10:50 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Thanks I just tuned in watching at your link and Sheila Jackson Lee was talking what did she say?

Sorry, I don't know, I missed it. I keep getting interrupted.
42 posted on 12/08/2011 9:12:20 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: opentalk

Waters is speaking and speaking of federal funds not allowed to be used and they did.

COLOR ME SHOCKED but she will try to get him out of squirming.OH WAIT WATERS just said gunwalking started in THE PREVIOUS administration.BLAME BUSH what a witch!!!!


43 posted on 12/08/2011 9:14:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Nachum

What a spectacle, to have dumb and dumber questioning back to back! I recal maxipad Waters berating the regulators when the fraud at Fannie and Freddie was under committee discussion. Is this maxipad this ardent in playing democrap politics only when a democrat black person is before the committees? Is there any doubt that these two idiot bookeneds have been prepped to ask certain questions for criminal Holder to smack out of the ballpark? What a joke democrats have become.


44 posted on 12/08/2011 9:16:08 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The Dems are using this hearing to push gun control, implying this is not Holders fault.
45 posted on 12/08/2011 9:19:10 AM PST by opentalk
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To: MHGinTN

I can see why Herman Cain was such a threat to these people, and the effort to knock him down. A black conservative doesn’t fit with the pack.


46 posted on 12/08/2011 9:32:01 AM PST by opentalk
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To: MHGinTN

I am watching Holder in front of the committee now. My blood pressure is up at least 20 points.

Spectacle? That is much too kind. I cannot print what I want to say...


47 posted on 12/08/2011 10:20:40 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: opentalk
Herman Cain was the single greatest threat to the democrap party plantation scheme since Johnson started the whole enslavement with 'the great society'. Johnson knew his little ploys would hook black people into dependency and he told his administration goons that in rather off-color language. Johnson, however, pales in comparison to the subsequent plantation masters and their evil works. Johnson robbed the treasury to establish his plantation. The current bastards are indenturing US and our great grandchildren to accomplish their goal of federal oligarchy under global controls.

The current demons of the DNC have used the slaughter of alive unborn children as an empowerment scheme for Democrat progressivism, so it should not surprise us when they used lies and whores to assassinate the character of Herman Cain. It still bothers me though, that black people are apparently too stupid or too sold out to being 'taken care of' in the main to see how they are manipulated by the democrat party and the bastards of the media.

Johnson's end legacy will be the final demise of The Republic, and I doubt he started with that goal in mind. But the current crop of democrats want to end the Republic and impose a federal oligarchy on the European socialist model. Men like Herman Cain see it and they would awaken their race to it, so he must be destroyed.

49 posted on 12/08/2011 10:24:29 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

maxipad Waters, what a hoot :)

MW: Mr. Holder, what is your favorite color

HOLDER: Black, of course

MW: I think we’re done here...


50 posted on 12/08/2011 10:31:14 AM PST by i_robot73
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