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Darrell Issa: Wiretap approvals show high-ranking DOJ were plenty aware of Fast & Furious gunwalking
Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 06/06/2012 1:28:24 PM PDT by Nachum

From the beginning, the Obama administration’s line on the deadly gunwalking operation known as Fast & Furious has been that the whole affair was a “botched” program that somehow spun out of control among the lower levels of government. As Katie Pavlich has fastidiously documented, the higher-ups in the Justice Department have denied, denied, denied that they knew anything about it at the time, and stuck to the story that this was just a well-meaning crime-fighting initiative gone awry — but their insistence is looking increasingly desperate.

And House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, it seems, can smell fear.

Issa and the GOP leadership have lately been putting the pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder and the wider Justice Department to comply more thoroughly with a 22-part subpoena from last October, even threatening to find Holder in contempt of Congress for dragging his feet. The DOJ has insisted that they’re doing everything they possibly can to comply with the subpoena while protecting the security and integrity (cough cough, gasp, sorry, I choked on my own word there for a second) of their department. But, the back and forth continues, and now Issa says he has acquired still more evidence that senior DOJ officials were well acquainted with the gunwalking going on as part of Operation Fast & Furious.

Here’s the press release, followed by Chairman Issa on Fox News this morning:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalking; holder; ice; issa; murdergate; obama; wiretap
More sauce for the goose
1 posted on 06/06/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

All the way to the oval office kiddies. All the way.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 1:30:55 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 06/06/2012 1:31:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Why do we as a people put up with an agency like ATF? When they are caught over and over violating our rights, should they not be dismantled?


4 posted on 06/06/2012 1:32:52 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Nachum

That duck is drowning in sauce by now, time for Issa to turn on the oven already!


5 posted on 06/06/2012 1:33:04 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum

Issa....yawn....


6 posted on 06/06/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum

Even when Holder steps down, Issa needs to stay the course get to the bottom of it...


7 posted on 06/06/2012 1:35:33 PM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: Don Corleone

8 posted on 06/06/2012 1:36:51 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Nachum

>> Here’s the press release, followed by Chairman Issa on Fox News

Another PRESS RELEASE! Man, what ruthless tactics that grandstander ... er, sorry, grand MASTER Issa wields! A press release followed by an appearance on a news show really hits ‘em where they live, I’ll tell ya!


9 posted on 06/06/2012 1:37:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nachum

10 posted on 06/06/2012 1:37:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Nachum
0bama lied!

Holder perjured himself.

11 posted on 06/06/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Don Corleone

Exactly: This thing goes right to Obama’s office.

Stop playing around and get tough.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum; TheOldLady; netmilsmom; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; ...

. . . . Article, and comments 1 through 12.

Thanks, Nachum.

13 posted on 06/06/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Nachum

Point to ponder, kiddies ...

If Holder is charged with anything BEFORE the next inauguration, Obummer lets him walk with a pardon. (Anybody else dying to see Obummer’s pardon list?)

But if Holder is charged AFTER the new president is sworn in, he’s fair game for some serious hard time.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: Venturer

Exactly: This thing goes right to Obama’s office.

Stop playing around and get tough.


Mexico should seek an international arrest warrant against Holder and Obama through the International Criminal Court...wouldn’t that be ironic?


15 posted on 06/06/2012 2:49:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Nachum
So when are they going to DO SOMETHING???????

Talk talk talk

16 posted on 06/06/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: All

Katie Pavlich on FoxNews: Wiretap Docs Shows Justice Dept Knows More About “Fast And Furious”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=71uwo_LfCV4#!


17 posted on 06/06/2012 5:52:49 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
NO< NO< NO!

Timing is everything....

See #14.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:03:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Venturer; LucyT; Nachum; ThePatriotsFlag
Whoops ....:

From the comments:

*******************************EXCERPT*********************************

Then there’s this:

GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution

While Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is eager to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for failing to provide all records and information regarding the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling fiasco, a number of GOP members of his committee appear to be getting “cold feet at the thought of going up against Holder,” a law enforcement source in Washington, D.C. said on Sunday.

Akzed on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM


19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:16:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Don Corleone
Just started this thread:

GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution

20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:35:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Don Corleone

ANOTHER reason to IMPEACH Obama.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum
Any guesses on the timing-to-come?

If I was running the show, this would explode at the DNC convention ...................................... FRegards

22 posted on 06/07/2012 12:37:03 AM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: LucyT
Thanks for the Ping.

I saw Greta interview Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz today and Greta kept on him about how Holder keeps getting pass after pass after pass, and at some point he should be held in contempt.

Interesting exchange.

Chaffetz used the "C" word: Coverup. More than once. The really good stuff starts at 4:10 and involves another "C" word: Contempt. I'll be paying attention tomorrow. If Holder goes as the the "Obama" firewall, does it all start to come apart?

Here's a couple more "C" words near and dear to my heart: Cold Case.


23 posted on 06/07/2012 1:02:20 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Here're or Here are a couple more "C" words.

Sheesh! Grammar much?

24 posted on 06/07/2012 1:04:15 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: samadams2000; Travis McGee
Hit Operation #EFAD Fast And Furious! FreeLoad Enemies Foreign And Domestic Today.
25 posted on 06/07/2012 3:00:44 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thereare a number of GOP politicians with cold feet who need to be tossed out on their ear.


26 posted on 06/07/2012 3:03:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: LucyT; Nachum
...to comply more thoroughly with a 22-part subpoena from last October... Ya'll seen the response?

@Fast and Furious Wiretap Applications Show DOJ was informed about Gunrunning Tactics (murdergate)

Ms. Schmaler also said she was “very concerned that such documents relating to ongoing criminal cases have been leaked” adding that unauthorized disclosure of court-sealed materials was illegal.

DOJ wants to give this the impression of impropriety.

27 posted on 06/07/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
DOJ wants to give this the impression of impropriety.

This is the 'do or say anything' mob. They will literally do whatever they can imagine to keep their jobs and save their necks. I fear we have not even touched the surface of their perfidy. The DOJ is one of the tentacles of this gang.

28 posted on 06/07/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
They will literally do whatever they can imagine to keep their jobs and save their necks.
If ham-handed responses such as that given is 'the plan' then, IMO, somebody is in a lot of trouble.
29 posted on 06/07/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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