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MMfA's Response to 'Fast and Furious' Plays Fast and Loose with Facts ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Mary Chastain

Posted on 04/28/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by marktwain

The Department of Justice reportedly referred a journalist to this story by Media Matters for America, "Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods." The "research," presumably written by Matthew Gertz (M.G.), claims Katie Pavlich’s book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up, is filled with false claims.

MMfA argues Ms. Pavlich played up the importance of Holder’s briefings, citing Mr. Holder's testimony that none of the memos say anything about "unacceptable tactics employed b ATF"--only "short summaries of matters that the agencies deem of interest that week."

But look at Appendix 20 on page 187. That’s only one. It’s a heavily blacked-out memo to Mr. Holder and it states, “Investigation: OCDETF Operation FAST AND THE FURIOUS.” If it's possible to provide a "short summary" of Fast and Furious without mentioning gunwalking, I would challenge the DOJ and MMfA to do so. If not, Mr. Holder very likely lied when he said none of the memos contained anything about unacceptable tactics (unless for some reason they discussed the Hollywood movie of the same name).

Then MMfA asserts Ms. Pavlich is wrong about Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer admitting he knew gunwalking was happening in Fast and Furious. MMfA uncritically reprints Mr. Breuer's assertion that he only knew of gunwalking tactics in Operation Wide Receiver, carried out under George W. Bush's administration.

However, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed Breuer authorized a wire tap in Operation Fast and Furious. Wiretapping in federal investigations is used as a last resort, and the agents requesting one have to prove that every other tactic was tried and failed before the request. That means the wire tap affidavit Mr. Breuer signed contained information about the "unacceptable tactics employed by ATF" of Fast and Furious.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; mmfa; obama
MMFA is a disinformation arm of the left.
1 posted on 04/28/2012 8:34:44 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The docs they “release” to Congress are articles written By Soros.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 4:01:11 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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