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'Fast and Furious' consequences coming, Holder says
CNN.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | By the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 02/02/2012 8:54:54 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Firings and charges against the justice department officials who oversaw the agency's flawed gun-running operation are likely to come in the next six months, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

Holder was speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss the controversial sting operation called Operation Fast and Furious.

Asked what steps he had taken since the controversy came to light 13 months ago, Holder said he is awaiting the conclusions of an internal investigation.

Regarding people found culpable in that probe, he said, "I can assure you those people will be removed from federal service."

Any possible charges will not be filed until the department has the evidence to get a conviction, he said at the hearing.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batfe; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; obama

1 posted on 02/02/2012 8:54:58 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“....removed from federal service..”


2 posted on 02/02/2012 8:57:14 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Translation: Trying to figure out who to offer up as a sacrifice to shut Issa up.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 8:57:37 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: cardinal4

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

4 posted on 02/02/2012 8:59:35 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Were Eric's lips moving?
5 posted on 02/02/2012 9:00:21 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: brownsfan

Hmmm? Think he’ll try to indict Bush? Obviously it was all his fault under Wide Receiver to start with.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 9:01:41 AM PST by rktman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Firings and charges against the justice department officials who oversaw the agency”

What? Teh democrat study they released last week noted no Federal problems - the entire thing was due to State failures...

That is what they said...


7 posted on 02/02/2012 9:02:08 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Likely to come in the next six months”. Probably more like 8 or 9, and then, if my boss loses I can delay it even more and let the next AG deal with it. Brilliant.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 9:02:08 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The buck stops somewheres else”


9 posted on 02/02/2012 9:05:45 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama says the train is coming and they can join Rev Wrong. He won’t have anyone left by election time.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 9:07:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: brownsfan

nothing gets a tight lipped man talking faster than being offered up as a sacrifice in place of his complicit employer.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 9:07:39 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Issa doesn't have a scalp yet. Until he does, only the small potatos will have their jobs at risk.

The mid-level attorneys under Holder can't or won't testify. The Chief DOJ atty. out of Phoenix invoked the 5th, then quite to go into private practice. Holder said he can't make him testify.

Unless a "Deep Throat" shows up, Mr. Big will skate.

12 posted on 02/02/2012 9:08:44 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

—Regarding people found culpable in that probe, he said, “I can assure you those people will be removed from federal service.” —

Be careful what you wish for...


13 posted on 02/02/2012 9:09:25 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In other news, Hitler vows to get to the bottom of the Holocaust and promises to find those accountable and demote them one level in rank.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 9:11:17 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It seems to me that Agent Terry was involuntarily removed from Federal service.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 9:11:17 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I see my congressman (Tim Walberg) made a Penn state Jerry Sandusky comparison. LOL

There’s sure to be a screeching editorial about that in the local paper by morning.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 9:13:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lurker
It seems to me that Agent Terry was involuntarily removed from Federal service.

They probably consider it to be an undocumented resignation.
17 posted on 02/02/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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18 posted on 02/02/2012 9:21:02 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like Holder is waiting us out for November and then he will leave...


19 posted on 02/02/2012 9:30:04 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There will be no justice until Holder is in prison with Obama.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 9:34:42 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Holy sacrificial lamb, Batman!


21 posted on 02/02/2012 10:17:40 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

I’ve read this example used, from Bengal - The Running Thief

A thief steals from a market - a typical open air market - and if he thinks someone might have noticed something wrong, he immediately yells “Thief! Thief!! He went that way, I see him!!” and starts running after the supposed thief, shouting and pointing.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 10:51:04 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: little jeremiah

perfect


23 posted on 02/02/2012 11:16:47 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

And it’s transparently obvious to everyone involved, including the sacks of s*** aka as “Democrats”.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 12:16:25 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think he will offer up his buddies..... just in time for Obama to pardon them on the way out the door.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 1:09:28 PM PST by Grammy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why? Holder, himself, said no one did anything wrong by illegally selling firearms and illegally allowing them to be transported to Mexico and killing Mexican and US citizens and federal agents. Why would Holder say this now?


26 posted on 02/02/2012 5:41:08 PM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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