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‘Fast & Furious' operation: Justice probe clears Eric Holder
politico ^ | 9/19/2012 | josh gerstein

Posted on 09/19/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT by barryobi

An internal Justice Department investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal recommends discipline for 14 officials, but found no evidence that the department’s top leaders knew about the gun-walking aspect of the operation when it was underway. The long-awaited report from Justice’s Inspector General finds misconduct or poor judgment on the part of officials at DOJ headquarters, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters in Washington and field office in Arizona, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. However, the investigators found Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t know about the operation until after the scandal emerged in the wake of the discovery of two weapons linked to the operation at the scene of the shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in December 2010.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; coverup; cultureofcorruption; dea; dhs; doj; ericwithholder; executivepriviledge; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; injusticedepartment; obama; obamascandals; whitewash
Throw the peons under the bus, Barry needs Holder to protect him. If one goes down, they both go down.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 11:21:57 AM PDT by barryobi
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To: barryobi

this is news?????


2 posted on 09/19/2012 11:23:33 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: barryobi
Man, whoda thunkit, the DOJ investigator clears its own boss. Shocking, to say the least...
3 posted on 09/19/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by chimera
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To: barryobi

Not that Obamaturd would think of ‘going down’ as a negative. Just sayin.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: barryobi

I’m shocked and stunned at these fndings. :-|


5 posted on 09/19/2012 11:27:19 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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6 posted on 09/19/2012 11:27:59 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: barryobi

Don’t go to POLITICO. On that site you will see ZERO headlines about the Muslims protesting around the world, and zero headlines about anything O has done wrong. Every headline on that site is about a perceived Romney screw up or a poll showing Obama light years ahead of God, or some such nonsense. Of course POLITICO is going to red, bold highlight this.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: barryobi

Don’t go to POLITICO. On that site you will see ZERO headlines about the Muslims protesting around the world, and zero headlines about anything O has done wrong. Every headline on that site is about a perceived Romney screw up or a poll showing Obama light years ahead of God, or some such nonsense. Of course POLITICO is going to red, bold highlight this.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: barryobi

Woah...we sure didn’t see that coming, did we, boys and girls?

The Lord will have to mete out justice for that corrupt gang, because it certainly will not happen as long as the Injustice Dept. investigates itself.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT by txrefugee
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10 posted on 09/19/2012 11:31:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: barryobi

How about an Independent Counsel to do the investigation???


11 posted on 09/19/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: barryobi

Did anyone expect otherwise?


12 posted on 09/19/2012 11:36:28 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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‘Fast & Furious' operation: Justice probe clears Eric Holder

Wow now that's a real surprise < /s>

13 posted on 09/19/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: barryobi; All

14 posted on 09/19/2012 11:38:46 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: barryobi
I'm sure the House Committee on Government Hindsight and Expansion will send the IG a nice “Thank You” note for all his diligence.
15 posted on 09/19/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by Roccus
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One of these 14 recommended for “discipline” should be plenty pissed off, I hope.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 11:42:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: barryobi

We knew this would be the outcome. Without an independent investigation the truth will never come out.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 11:44:45 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: barryobi

What a laugher.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 11:45:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: barryobi


"I'm shocked! Shocked to find out gambling is going on in here!"
19 posted on 09/19/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: barryobi; mickie; flaglady47
I thought that in late June, the House voted 255 to 67 (including 17 "aye" Dem votes) to hold Eric the Red in contempt for refusing to turn over certain subpoened documents.

Whatever happened the THAT?

Leni

20 posted on 09/19/2012 11:46:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: barryobi

Holder’s own department cleared him? Shocked! Shocked I tell ya.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 11:47:42 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: barryobi

Keep buying ammunition...


22 posted on 09/19/2012 11:47:52 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: MinuteGal
Oops..."the" should be "to".

Leni

23 posted on 09/19/2012 11:48:26 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: barryobi

Politico, is the first to strap on the bags to carry water for the Administration. Oh what a surprise. I’m shocked I tell you! Shocked!


24 posted on 09/19/2012 11:49:27 AM PDT by Starstruck (It's all Obama's fault)
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To: barryobi

The best part is we get to pay for our own tyranny. Justice—Just us, not you.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 11:51:03 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: drypowder
"this is news?????"

Yeah...hor$e$hit news.

26 posted on 09/19/2012 11:56:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: barryobi
Communists leader King Obama protecting his point man in the JD. Did we expect anything different? Communists stick and build lies together and they ignore the law to succeed.
27 posted on 09/19/2012 11:59:17 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: lowbridge

28 posted on 09/19/2012 12:00:15 PM PDT by red-dawg (If muslims are exempt from Obamacare, then my name is Mohammed Suks.)
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To: barryobi

You knew it would.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by sport
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To: musicman

Need to add voter fraud and illegal immigration to that.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: barryobi
An internal Justice Department investigation

Should read, "An INTERNAL JUST US Department investigation." Right, Mr. Holder?

I'm sure Hussein will appoint a special prosecutor.

I crack me up.

5.56mm

31 posted on 09/19/2012 12:12:43 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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32 posted on 09/19/2012 12:14:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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LOL What a joke.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: barryobi

The report really doesn’t clear Eric Holder. Anyone with any knowledge of how organizations are managed will understand that this not only happened under his watch, the people closest to him are deemed negligent and/or culpable.

It is inconceivable that any other organizational head would not be dismissed under similar circumstances, in both business and government.

The report does not “prove” that Holder didn’t know, it accepts his word that he didn’t know, but it does not remove the common-sense conclusion that he should have known. HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN is all that is needed to conclude he should be fired.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 12:26:52 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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Holder clears himself of any wrongdoing. Fabulous!

Who started Fast & Furious?

Who signed off on it first?

Almost two years and they can't find that out? Fire them all for incompetence.

35 posted on 09/19/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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Holder clears Holder of all wrong doing.
Shocking.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 1:00:32 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Dish Network Channel 212 THE BLAZE "The Bees Know")
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To: wayoverontheright
it accepts his word that he didn’t know, but it does not remove the common-sense conclusion that he should have known. HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN is all that is needed to conclude he should be fired.

It the best of all possible worlds (Serenity) the Alliance Government would send the "nameless" Operative with his Katana to administer an "exit interview" for AG Holder:

"This is a good death. There is no shame in this, a man's death, a man who has done fine works." Fin

Regards,
GtG

37 posted on 09/19/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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fail..


38 posted on 09/19/2012 1:22:09 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: barryobi

We should note also this all pivoted on a whistle blower...otherwise the narrative would now be well established that criminals are running guns into Mexico. All dutifully expanded/defended by the low-lives media...except for a few extreme conspiracy theorists on compulsory leave from the ATF, the media would destroy them in short order.


39 posted on 09/19/2012 1:47:10 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: TigersEye

Holder clears himself of any wrongdoing. Fabulous!

“Who started Fast & Furious?”

Obama and Holder and probably others.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 2:59:41 PM PDT 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: stephenjohnbanker
LOL OK, you know those were rhetorical questions. ;-)

(cough)Hillbilly(cough)

41 posted on 09/19/2012 3:06:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

: )


42 posted on 09/19/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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