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Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case
NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE

Posted on 01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST by neverdem

WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress.

In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed the tactic “gun-walking” — failing to interdict illegally purchased guns in an attempt to build a bigger case.

“This report debunks many unsubstantiated conspiracy theories,” Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland, wrote in a cover letter. “Contrary to repeated claims by some, the committee has obtained no evidence that Operation Fast and Furious was a politically motivated operation conceived and directed by high-level Obama administration political appointees at the Department of Justice.”

Still, because the report was written by Democrats, the political impact of its conclusion exonerating high-level officials of wrongdoing may be limited. Its publication comes two days before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is to testify before the committee. In previous hearings, Republicans have accused the department of sanctioning the tactics and lying to Congress.

In Fast and Furious, which ran from late 2009 to early 2011, A.T.F. officials lost track of about 2,000 guns purchased by suspected “straw buyers.” Many weapons are believed to have reached a Mexican drug cartel. Two guns linked to the investigation were found at the site of a shootout in which a Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, was killed.

Congressional Republicans — led by Representative Darrell Issa of California, the...

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The NY Times buried it on page A17.

A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?

That information came in a series of e-mails in which the former US attorney in Arizona, Dennis Burke, discussed the F&F’s first fatality, agent Brian Terry, with a Holder deputy. The e-mails were sent in the early hours of Dec. 15, 2010, the day Terry died of wounds received the day before in a shootout 18 miles inside the US border, near Nogales.

The deputy, Monty Wilkinson, responded: “Tragic. I’ve alerted the AG.”

1 posted on 01/30/2012 10:16:38 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

“Report by Baghdad Bob confirms no American troops have entered Baghdad”.


2 posted on 01/30/2012 10:18:11 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Escape the Rino preserve!)
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To: neverdem

WHITEWASH!


3 posted on 01/30/2012 10:22:27 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: neverdem
Still, because the report was written by Democrats, the political impact of its conclusion exonerating high-level officials of wrongdoing may be limited.

When the truth comes out, all these will have exposed themselves as accessories after the fact.

4 posted on 01/30/2012 10:24:59 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem

I had to make sure as I thought it was AzConservative, but with the NYT is is difficult to tell truth from fiction.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 10:25:18 PM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: neverdem
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report . . .





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6 posted on 01/30/2012 10:28:51 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: neverdem

“Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case”

Well then, that settles it. Whew. We can now move to other pressing matters. Like the re-election of Obama.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 10:35:40 PM PST by garjog (If not Newt, who?)
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To: Michael.SF.

For a minute there, you made me look...

Whew!

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8 posted on 01/30/2012 10:36:28 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: neverdem

This is one of the Congressional Black Caucus clowns who thinks white folk just pretended to like Herman Cain to hide their foul racism.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 10:36:59 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: neverdem

The magic bullet theory rides again.


10 posted on 01/30/2012 10:38:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: garjog
We can now move to other pressing matters. Like the re-election of Obama.

...and keeping Guam from capsizing

11 posted on 01/30/2012 10:44:36 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: neverdem

“Nope, my brother didn’t kill those hens,” said the fox.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 10:54:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

Issa puts up Fast and Furious Website

http://issues.oversight.house.gov/fastandfurious/


13 posted on 01/30/2012 11:02:51 PM PST by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
“Report by Baghdad Bob confirms no American troops have entered Baghdad”.

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media-bias0

Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 355 days as of January 31, 2012.

14 posted on 01/30/2012 11:10:20 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Doogle
"keeping Guam from capsizing"

Yes, our Representatives have failed to give the pressing issue of Island flipping enough attention. I say, appoint a Island Stability Czar immediately. AND we need to send a delegation to the south pacific for a fact finding tour. Of course they will have to make a few stops at golf courses in Hawaii.


15 posted on 01/30/2012 11:10:35 PM PST by garjog (If not Newt, who?)
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To: neverdem

Non-binding political theater that means little to nothing.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 11:11:54 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: garjog
Excellent! I added a little documentation (and sarcasm with his new title) for ya. :)


17 posted on 01/31/2012 12:10:46 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: SatinDoll
Who is going to buy this when the Criminal Division AUSA just invoked his 5th Amendment rights?

Let me be blunt. You can't lay on an operation like this without the help of the AUSA. All your wiretaps, subpoenas, warrants, etc. have to go through the AUSA. It doesn't matter if the head of ATF tells you to do it himself, you still can't get that stuff without the concurrence and support of the AUSA's office.

To buy this load of garbage one has to give a pass on Holder having no responsibility for either his enforcement agencies or the U.S. Attorneys that work directly for him. Additionally, at this point the scandal has gotten to breaking down the coverup and we don't even know what they were trying to cover up yet.

18 posted on 01/31/2012 12:26:50 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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19 posted on 01/31/2012 12:30:22 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: neverdem

Blame-a-red-state


20 posted on 01/31/2012 1:04:28 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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21 posted on 01/31/2012 2:14:11 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: neverdem
Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress.

It looks like the Democrats are using the "blame game" again. That is about all they can do, given that they have disordered minds.

Looks convenient because Arizona is conducting its own investigation. Yeah, they did it over there, in Arizona, not here in Washington, DC. Yeah.

22 posted on 01/31/2012 2:20:57 AM PST by olezip
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To: Michael.SF.
I thought it was AzConservative,

Ditto

23 posted on 01/31/2012 2:25:34 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: neverdem

Five years? That means its BUSH’S FAULT!!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: neverdem
This is blatantly partisan... again. When will an independent Counsel/Investigator be appointed with approval of both parties to put everyone under oath and find out what really happened?
25 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:52 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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26 posted on 01/31/2012 4:12:40 AM PST by bcsco
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To: John Semmens

The Congressional dems are trying to out-satire you...


27 posted on 01/31/2012 4:15:25 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: neverdem

I have come to the conclusion that there is no way this nation can proceed in it’s current form. We are heading for a split or something.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 4:15:37 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: neverdem
“Report By House Democrats Absolves Gravity In Apple Falling Case.”
29 posted on 01/31/2012 4:17:12 AM PST by Happy Rain ("You can't win the GOP nomination without winning South Carolina--so why all the fuss?")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Agree.


30 posted on 01/31/2012 4:36:29 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: garjog

We make banana Republics look like democracies.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 4:40:30 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: neverdem

Obama never had sex with that gun.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 4:42:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Happy Rain
The committee must have forgotten the old phrase:

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."

With people taking the Fifth, it's quite obvious that they don't have all the facts yet.

33 posted on 01/31/2012 4:46:59 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: neverdem; MestaMachine; Joe Brower; marktwain
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34 posted on 01/31/2012 5:00:45 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neverdem
Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

Nope. We Looked.
Nothing there to see.

35 posted on 01/31/2012 5:07:48 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: neverdem
feh...
36 posted on 01/31/2012 5:16:11 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: neverdem
"Epstein did not do his homework because he was sick."
Signed,
Epstein's mother
37 posted on 01/31/2012 5:19:37 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Do you really expect the truth to ever come out?

I don’t.

You have to notice that this report comes out before the Issa report. Issa has been investiating this F&F thing for months, and no action taken.
Now the Democrats have issued their own report and Issa will begin to tone down his own and it will eventually die down and dissappear

That is my opinion and I hope I am wrong, but I haven’t seen anything to change my mind. F&F might coast along for a few more weeks, but it’s over.


38 posted on 01/31/2012 5:24:59 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
God forbid you are right. The Dems in the House are the minority.

Their "investigation" of misdeeds by Democrats has no creedence, and should be followed by a presser by Issa and Grassley which states that their findings so far are indeed markedly different, and that a whitewash and unofficial report of an ongoing investigation is not just premature, but merely a political ploy.

While maybe FOX will air it, if the statement is made, it will get out on the web.

39 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:06 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem

I’m sure we can trust them /s


40 posted on 01/31/2012 6:08:39 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: TLI

They desperately want it to be “the end”. F&F is really going to hurt the Dems this election year. Sorry to the Dems but it’s not going away.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 6:10:45 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Venturer
You have to notice that this report comes out before...

... Holder testifies.

The rats were very concerned that Holder would have nothing to talk about, other than incriminate himself. He can't just plead the 5th on every question. The results of this report IS his "5th" to plead, in lieu of the real 5th. Now he can babble on and one, and weave in tons of references, "... now I refer you to page 47, paragraph A, sentence 3, character 7, and pica 12 on that." "Please refer to report page 72, between line 7 and 8, in that whitespace, you can clearly see that..."

42 posted on 01/31/2012 6:15:53 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Big Giant Head; Marie Antoinette

Well, I guess that settles it doesn’t it? (/ginormous sarcasm mode off)


43 posted on 01/31/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: TLI
Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

anything else would be RACIST!


44 posted on 01/31/2012 6:23:49 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
This was predictable but premature, Issa isn't finished yet

Elijah seems to be on the edge of panic, and that's a good omen!

45 posted on 01/31/2012 6:24:33 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: neverdem

This is absolute BS meant soley to give cover to Holder and Obama.

But Holder has now been showed to have perjured himself before congress so at the very least he has brought himself into the line of fire in any case. The truth is much worse IMHO. I believe the plan and their desires to use it for 2nd amendment action and more control originated right at the top.

And we know there was a line from the fieled directly into the White House as well which bears much more serious investigation.

Holder should be fired and then prosecuted...but I hope they hold off until after the election so he can be fired in disgrace and then prosecuted afterwards when Obama cannot give him amnesty.

Eric Holder and Fast and Furious
http://www.jeffhead.com/fandf.htm


46 posted on 01/31/2012 6:27:46 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: neverdem

No RINO’s signing with the Rats?

Hey, Hussein, it’s always ok for YOUR side to play partisan politics, but you don’t have to do what you don’t want to do when YOU call it partisan politics.

You Peas of Sh!t fraud.


47 posted on 01/31/2012 6:29:16 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: neverdem

You forgot to add the humor keyword!


48 posted on 01/31/2012 6:33:10 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The democrats get out ahead of the issue, release a report exonerating Obama and the DOJ. The MSM will parrot the lie and when the Republicans come out with the truth, it will look like a “racist, partisan attack” to impede Obama’s attempts to get the nation and the economy back on track. Issa should be holding press conferences weekly, keeping the investigation at the forefront.


49 posted on 01/31/2012 6:34:20 AM PST by reegs
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To: neverdem


50 posted on 01/31/2012 6:34:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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