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Holder loses cool during House hearing when asked about Fast and Furious
The Daily Caller ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 03/01/2012 3:10:36 AM PST by marktwain

A visibly frustrated Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the table when responding to a question about Operation Fast and Furious during a Tuesday budget hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

“That was a fundamentally flawed program, fundamentally flawed,” Holder said of Fast and Furious. “And, I think that I can agree with some of my harshest critics that there are legitimate issues that need to be explored with regard in which the way Fast and Furious was carried out.”

“But, I think one thing that also has to be understood is that once this was brought to my attention” — Holder said before slamming his hand on the committee room table he was sitting at — “I stopped it. I stopped it.”

During an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly shortly after Holder’s comments, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa — the lead congressional investigator into the Fast and Furious scandal with Sen. Chuck Grassley — said he and others in Congress don’t think Holder is telling the full truth.

“Well, certainly one of the reasons we doubt the legitimacy of that claim is, on Feb. 4 [2011], we received what was in fact an untruthful, a lie, a false letter that has now been retracted,” Issa said. “Lanny Breuer, one of his chief aides and number three at Justice, was in Mexico lobbying for more gun-walking. Additional evidence shows that [U.S. agent] Jaime Zapata was killed with a similar program weapon. In other words, this was a policy change that happened and continued up until fairly recently. We need to get to the bottom of it.”

In addition, Issa said that if Holder wants to show he’s cooperating with the congressional investigation and is interested in really ending gun-walking, he’d fork over the rest of the lawfully-subpoenaed documents he’s still hiding from Congress. (RELATED: Full coverage of Eric Holder)

“The inspector general at Justice has 80,000 pages and we have 6,000 pages, but even in those 6,000 pages we find damning evidence that high-ranking people in Justice knew all along and not only didn’t stop this program, but believed in it,” Issa said.

Fast and Furious was a program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, overseen by Holder’s DOJ. It sent thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels via straw purchasers — people who legally purchased guns in the United States with the known intention of illegally trafficking them somewhere else.

At least 300 people in Mexico were killed with Fast and Furious weapons, as was Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. The identities of the Mexican victims are unknown. Allegations have surfaced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was also killed with Fast and Furious weapons. Many members of Congress have demanded Holder’s resignation or firing over the scandal, arguing that he either should have known about it, or did know about it and is trying to cover up the evidence. They also point to how nobody has been held accountable for the operation more than a full year after the DOJ provided false information to Congress, and even longer since Terry was murdered.

As the two lists don’t perfectly overlap, 103 members of the House have called for Holder’s resignation, signed an official resolution of “no confidence” in Holder, or both. Three U.S. senators, two sitting governors and all major Republican presidential candidates have called for Holder’s resignation or firing, too.

NEXT: Holder shifts blame to Bush DOJ


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1 posted on 03/01/2012 3:10:53 AM PST by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 3:13:04 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Ooooh! She slammed the table?! Panties in a wad, Erica?


3 posted on 03/01/2012 3:15:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Once were past the primarys, this will be an issue that will be hung around the obama criminals neck, and it will stink like rotting meat.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 3:24:57 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kind of like the outrage at the Fannie Mae hearings with Maxine waters Dodd meeker n Franks. “Why are you wasting our time. Frank reined is doing a fine job.” Then housing collapsed.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 3:25:20 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: marktwain
Our reps will not force the issue with Obama/Holder until we, the sovereign people demand it.

If you haven't contacted your Congress-clown, do it. If you have, do it again.

6 posted on 03/01/2012 3:30:27 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: marktwain

Let’s call a spade a spade here, shall we? If it was so damned FAST and FURIOUS then why are they calling it gun-walking. It seems to be more of a case of gun-RUNNING, doesn’t it?


7 posted on 03/01/2012 3:31:37 AM PST by equaviator
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To: equaviator

Join operation #efad and get the free kindle download right now. We’re trying to hang this around Holder’s neck. http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/EFADcomm.htm


8 posted on 03/01/2012 3:45:03 AM PST by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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9 posted on 03/01/2012 3:54:04 AM PST by bcsco
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To: equaviator

yep, laws only apply to peasants...


10 posted on 03/01/2012 3:54:15 AM PST by aces
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To: equaviator

Its OK, Obammma mamba jamma lenin khomeini is just arming his insurgent force..


11 posted on 03/01/2012 3:56:26 AM PST by aces
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To: marktwain
These ball-less, nut-less sorry sacks of monkey poop will do nothing to holder. THIS IS A DOG AND PONY SHOW TO KEEP US FOCUSED ON OUR BELLY BUTTON FUZZ! The gop/e are a joke... but HEY CONSERVATIVES... AS LONG AS WE ALLOW THEM TO LIE TO US... AS LONG AS WE PLEDGE UNDYING LOYALTY TO THE LIBERAL GOP/E... THE LONGER WE ARE THE SLAVES OF THE PROGRESSIVE republican ELITE! I despise them just slightly less than the rat infestation that resides across the aisle.

LLS

12 posted on 03/01/2012 4:02:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: marktwain

Looks like he just put the side of his hand down on the table to me.......


13 posted on 03/01/2012 4:23:36 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
How could he stop what he swears he didn't know about?


14 posted on 03/01/2012 4:26:34 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Ooooh... Holder "slammed the table". Wow. I hope he didn't damage his manicure.

What a shallow, transparent charade this whole affair has been.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

15 posted on 03/01/2012 4:38:41 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

Just so everyone understands.

We are working under the radar for gun control.

That flight under the radar was operation Gun Walker.

It was designed and used so that Obama in a speech could say that we needed more gun control because Mexicans were getting American guins and they were being used by drug cartels.

The plan came out of the White House and was placed into operation by Holder.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 5:09:18 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

You described it perfectly.

And this administration has many plot lines in motion for scenarios that will have the American people asking the Obamination to protect us through increasing its power.


17 posted on 03/01/2012 5:27:28 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: marktwain

“But, I think one thing that also has to be understood is that once this was brought to my attention” — Holder said before slamming his hand on the committee room table he was sitting at — “I stopped it. I stopped it.”

Pure, unadulterated bullsh*t.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 5:41:03 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: marktwain
The guy is a pro. Slam the table and feign innocence is a perfect Alinsky tactic.
19 posted on 03/01/2012 5:45:22 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: marktwain
What? No Kruschev style shoe pounding? His defensiveness oozes guilt as any lawyer recognizes. What an affirmative action moron. He should have been nailed to the wall on Waco. Not doing so only emboldened him.

Why do these people hate the South so?

20 posted on 03/01/2012 5:46:24 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: marktwain

I think Wayne LaPierre said it best:

“All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. We see the president’s strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”

“Obama simply doesn’t recognize the Constitution.”

“Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan— are two of the most rabid anti-gun justices in history. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a foe of gun rights. And with the possibility of two or more Supreme Court justice positions opening during the next four years, gun ownership would be in jeopardy if Mr. Obama stays in office. If we get one more like those three, the Second Amendment is finished It’ll be the end of our freedom forever.’

All of it could be lost if Barrack Obama is re-elected. It’s all or nothing.’”


21 posted on 03/01/2012 6:49:33 AM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Venturer
Well said. Occam would be proud.
22 posted on 03/01/2012 6:52:37 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Meanwhile we got Obamawalker illegit prez parading his IRan and Afghanistan appology walker all over.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 7:07:18 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: ebshumidors

B U M P


24 posted on 03/01/2012 7:28:18 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MestaMachine; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

” How could he stop what he swears he didn’t know about?”

BINGO, Mesta!


25 posted on 03/01/2012 7:31:15 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: All

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26 posted on 03/01/2012 7:34:47 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Panties in a wad, Erica?

yeah...really what's with his nose???looks like a girl.

27 posted on 03/01/2012 7:39:05 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain

The old rule of lawyering: When facts are on your side, argue the facts. When the law is on your side, argue the law. When neither is on your side, pound the table.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 7:40:10 AM PST by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: blackdog; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz

29 posted on 03/01/2012 8:01:01 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: marktwain
Holder loses his cool...

"Ayyyyyy! He had cool to lose?"


30 posted on 03/01/2012 8:05:26 AM PST by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: reefdiver

Don’t bet on it. They don’t call Republicans “The Stupid Party” for nothing. They’re pretty gutless, too.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 8:12:07 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: reefdiver
... this will be an issue that will be hung around the obama criminals neck,...

Who's going to do that?

32 posted on 03/01/2012 8:14:08 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marktwain
"Somebody stop me!"
33 posted on 03/01/2012 9:26:07 AM PST by equaviator
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To: marktwain

34 posted on 03/01/2012 9:32:46 AM PST by equaviator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Erica had better watch her ass. If I were her, I wouldn’t be flying on any government planes, especially overseas. She might end up poor Ronita Brown.......


35 posted on 03/01/2012 9:37:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Venturer

They were trying to get guns out of the hands of patriots. Patriots that will eventually have to forcibly, possibly violently, remove them from office like a metasticized cancer. This is serious business, even in this day of media lies, facebook, twitter, Survivor, and MTV Cribs et al.....


36 posted on 03/01/2012 9:40:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: marktwain

— Holder said before slamming his hand on the committee room table ,was all fear Holder ? Very soon, Holder will start calling on the black panthers,to attend hearings, to intimidate congress, with night sticks .


37 posted on 03/01/2012 10:33:26 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 11:33:08 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: GOPJ

You are always welcome, GOPJ, and I appreciate that you always respond, even if I don’t say it often enough.


39 posted on 03/01/2012 11:42:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jack Hammer

That alone would lead to impeachment or resignation. He didn’t know about it until deaths and news stories. Are his subordinates intentionally keeping him in the dark or is he just totally incompetent. Either way, bye,bye.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 11:49:45 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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41 posted on 03/01/2012 1:53:32 PM PST by LucyT
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To: marktwain
“But, I think one thing that also has to be understood is that once this was brought to my attention” — Holder said before slamming his hand on the committee room table he was sitting at — “I stopped it. I stopped it.”

Flat out lie.

Here is a petition to call for Eric Holder's prosecution.
Tea Party Petition to Prosecute Eric Holder

How long does it take an Attorney General to get the name of the DoJ subordinate who authorized a given operation or policy?

What kind of CEO would wait over a year to find out which floor manager in his production plant decided to cancel the installation of a key component in their product?

Is Eric Holder in charge of the DoJ or what?

(all rhetorical questions)

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4:37 PM MST Operation #EFAD bump (Fast and Furious related, check it out)

Also read Gangster Government, and Sakharov's Immunity (Operation #EFAD)


42 posted on 03/01/2012 3:36:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: MestaMachine

I appreciate you too... thanks.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 8:50:56 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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