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Grassley: New docs prove Admin knew about gun walking(fast and furious)
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 January, 2012 | Dave Workman

Posted on 01/06/2012 7:06:58 AM PST by marktwain

New documents obtained from the Justice Department Thursday prove that the administration knew that guns had been walked as part of Operation Wide Receiver, Senator Charles Grassley said in a press release, and then he reiterated his call for Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer to resign.

The documents include e-mails and copies of letters sent to Grassley by Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, including a Feb. 4, 2011 letter that insisted that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had never “sanctioned or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico…” That letter has been “withdrawn” because facts uncovered over the past 11 months clearly show that guns were walked, and the ATF let it happen.

“The documents dumped today by the Justice Department prove that this administration knew that guns were walked in Operation Wide Receiver, yet did nothing about it even as it was happening again in Fast and Furious. I’ve said all along that walking guns is wrong, period. I don’t care who did it. We know that Lanny Breuer knew about guns being walked in Operation Wide Receiver, which is why he needs to do the right thing, hold himself accountable and resign.”—Sen. Charles Grassley

Some of those documents are familiar as they have been previously discussed by this column, but together they suggest that Justice Department officials, including Breuer, knew far more about Fast and Furious than they had previously indicated.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; grassley; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; obama
It sounds as thought the Obama administration is trying to spin this into a "Bush started it" excuse.
1 posted on 01/06/2012 7:07:01 AM PST by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 01/06/2012 7:07:57 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Grassley has done, and is doing, a SUPERB job on this..not letting it die..pushing it hard...kudos to him..


3 posted on 01/06/2012 7:10:40 AM PST by ken5050 (Mitt Romney: Eddie Haskell runs for president..)
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To: marktwain
I’ve said all along that walking guns is wrong, period.

why didn't Grassly state that it is also illegal? Was that a "don't state the obvious" moment or is something else afoot?

4 posted on 01/06/2012 7:29:53 AM PST by drypowder
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To: marktwain

Yet NOTHING will be done but a few statements like this one... nothing will be done period.

LLS


5 posted on 01/06/2012 8:01:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: ken5050

Yep. Drip, drip, drip.


6 posted on 01/06/2012 8:51:33 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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7 posted on 01/06/2012 10:03:34 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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8 posted on 01/06/2012 10:09:19 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Sorry Chuck. Breuer needs to be indicted and imprisoned, NOT resign.


9 posted on 01/06/2012 11:57:30 AM PST by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed,He qualifes the CALLED! "..TomasUSMC...GO PERRY GO NEWT GO SANTORUM)
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To: marktwain

He’s pushing them a little bit at a time getting them into smaller and smaller corrals until one bolts. Then the stampede begins.


10 posted on 01/06/2012 1:14:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I hope that you are correct.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 1:50:27 PM PST by marktwain
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