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ATF official resigns after Issa, Grassley nail him in congressional Fast and Furious report
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by Nachum

The man who served as the deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during Operation Fast and Furious resigned on Tuesday, an agency spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday.

William Hoover was one of the five ATF officials House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley singled out as responsible for Operation Fast and Furious. ATF spokesman Drew Wade told the AP that Hoover resigned on Tuesday – the day Issa and Grassley released the congressional report in which they singled out Hoover and four of his colleagues.

Wade did not immediately responded to a request from The Daily Caller seeking confirmation that the GOP lawmakers’ report prompted Hoover’s resignation, and did not answer whether or not resignations are in the works for the other four officials.

The other four ATF officials Issa and Grassley blamed Fast and Furious on in this report are:

William Newell, the special agent in charge of the phoenix field division William McMahon, Newell’s boss who was ATF’s deputy assistant director for field operations Mark Chait, McMahon’s boss who was ATF’s assistant director for field operations Kenneth Melson, former acting ATF director

Since Fast and Furious broke out as a major national scandal, all five of those ATF leaders have since been reassigned within ATF and the Justice Department.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; fastandfurious; gunwalker; issa; official; resigns
One down, four to go
1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:33:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Great. Now send him a Congressional subpoena and put his ass under oath. Mention the name “Oliver North” while you do it.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Nachum

He’s not in jail yet. 5 to go.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:35:23 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: Nachum

Correction. More than 4 resignations area called for here.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Bring forth your guilty!


6 posted on 08/02/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Nachum

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round....


7 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:48 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.
Thanks


8 posted on 08/02/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tucker39

Time for some Mexican arrest warrants. I’m sure that can be arranged, if it has been already. These guys need to be given a reason to TALK.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Is this helpful for getting to the big fish? I assume (?) that putting pressure on these guys will help them to tell what they know?


10 posted on 08/02/2012 7:52:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

Hundreds were murdered with guns provided by the ATF and the worst that happens to the people responsible is they lose their jobs?


11 posted on 08/02/2012 8:04:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Nachum

BTW, you know that some liberal company or organization already has a position for him.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Nachum

It’s not enough.

These people need to be brought up on charges. Hundreds of people have died including two US officers on account of this jack-assery attempt that was going to be used to gut the Second Amendment by Obama and Holder.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 8:23:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum

I say one down six to go. That includes Holder and Obama.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 8:33:01 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Nachum

There will be a LOT more than 5. Trust me on this.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:25 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Nachum

Ping.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:40 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: little jeremiah

Guaranteed they have been promised presidential pardons/immunity/favors in order to keep the fire away from Holder and Obama so it will take a special kind of pressure to make them talk. that being said, it might be interesting to force Obama to pardon them while we continue to demand the documents that Holder has probably already destroyed.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:57:10 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Nachum

So... when may we expect Holder’s resignation?


19 posted on 08/02/2012 9:28:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

Let’s be clear. No one would just resign being linked to this. Money and or benefits have exchanged hands-guaranteed.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:07 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
It’s not enough. These people need to be brought up on charges. Hundreds of people have died including two US officers on account of this jack-assery attempt that was going to be used to gut the Second Amendment by Obama and Holder.

They're hoping ya don't notice.

Criminal charges and they should be forced to forfeit their fat government pensions.

21 posted on 08/02/2012 9:52:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: muawiyah

In observing Mexico’s love of Obama and faint complaint at Fast and Furious; and given I think it was an anti-second amendment plot which Mexico seriously desires, I am beginning to think Mexican officials were in on the operation.

If the Mexican government directly murdered a bunch of Americans on purpose like our DOJ did to Mexico, it would be a big deal. But not in Mexico? Something stinks to high heaven.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 10:01:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cableguymn
He’s not in jail yet. 5 to go.

Plus Holder and his boss.

23 posted on 08/03/2012 4:02:03 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Nachum
Hummmm.

Overseeing an illegal gun running operation to Mexican drug cartels that resulted in a border agent's death as well as numerous deaths on injuries in Mexico must not constitute a firing offense in the Obama Administration.

24 posted on 08/03/2012 7:35:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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