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Senate approves Breuer supporter as head of OIG at Justice(gunwalker)
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 March, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 04/04/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT by marktwain

“Attorney General Eric Holder today welcomed the confirmation of… Michael E. Horowitz as Inspector General for the Justice Department,” a Friday Office of Public Affairs release announces.

“…Horowitz [was] confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate,” it reports.

The nominee was confirmed by a voice vote, per the Library of Congress THOMAS legislative database.

So who is Michael E. Horowitz?

Most recently he’s been a partner at a law firm. He’s been a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Justice Department, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a law firm associate, and a U.S. District Court clerk. He got his law degree from Harvard.

It would seem if anyone is qualified, the administration has picked the right guy—if his CV is all that matters. But there is one relatively obscure piece of background information that is nonetheless extremely relevant to this particular nomination, and one that has received virtually no media coverage, with only a few notable exceptions.

From an October, 2011 report at Main Justice:

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Horowitz on October 19, where the nominee said that his relationship with Department of Justice criminal division chief Lanny Breuer would not hinder the DOJ OIG investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-walking operation carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

As Ronald Kolb at American Thinker reported on October 7, 2011:

And Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder are apparently leaving nothing to chance. On July 29, Obama nominated Michael Horowitz (who had previously worked at the Justice Department) to become the full-time inspector general. It turns out that in 2009, when Lanny Breuer was facing confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Horowitz had sent them a personal

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; horowitz; ice; obama
The MSM is faithfully doing its job of covering for the Obama administration.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 7:19:29 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

David Codrea...Ping.

2 posted on 04/04/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.

3 posted on 04/04/2012 7:27:41 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I guess that makes us infidels.

4 posted on 04/04/2012 7:30:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marktwain

That the RATs tried to pull this one off is no surprise but that the GOP-e (the “e” must stand for eunuch) Senators let it happen is inexcusable.

5 posted on 04/04/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: NonValueAdded; MestaMachine

It’s crystal clear that traitor/eunuch Republicans are the real cause of the problem. There is no opposition to the coup.

6 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:02 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: marktwain book about F & F

Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-up

No scandal is more threatening to the Obama administration the Operation Fast and Furious. While other scandals involve money, Fast and Furious involves lives, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down with a weapon that the federal government put in the hands of Mexico’s narco-terrorists.

As shocking as Operation fast and Furious was – and this book explains, in chilling detail, just what this operation conducted by the ATF, under the supervision of the Justice Department, entailed – equally appalling is the blatant cover-up of wrongdoing by the Obama administration.

No reporter has been more dogged in tracking down the facts about Fast and Furious than News Editor Katie Pavlich. In her stunning new book she reveals:

* The documents that undermine the White House’s claims of ignorance about Fast and Furious

* How Eric Holder, President Obama’s attorney general, has, under oath, repeatedly changed his testimony

* The still mounting death toll from Fast and Furious

* The retaliation against Fast and Furious whistleblowers

* Why Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano might be charged with perjury

* The Obama administration’s continuing assault on Second Amendment right

* Why Fast and Furious could be a bigger scandal than Watergate

Unraveling the mystery of what Fast and Furious was all about, Katie Pavlich delivers a stunning indictment of a radical administration willing to trample the Constitution and risk lives to achieve its ideological goals.

Katie Pavlich is the news editor for and a contributing editor for Townhall Magazine. As a reporter, she has been one of the leading investigative journalists breaking new on Fast and Furious. She is a frequent commentator on Fox News, Fox Business, and MSNBC, as well as a on a host of national and local radio shows.

7 posted on 04/04/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: little jeremiah
It’s crystal clear that traitor/eunuch Republicans are the real cause of the problem. There is no opposition to the coup.

Deserves repeating and emphasis. Those who do nothing who are in a position to do something are equally guilty of treason. When the wheel of karma comes full circle on them I won't have any sympathy at all for whatever happens to them.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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