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AG Holder cleared in Justice gunwalking probe
AP/CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012 2:15 PM

Posted on 09/19/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Justice Department's inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday of knowing about the gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico.

But Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there were "serious failures" at both the Justice Department and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives going back more than six years, CBS Radio News reporter Stephanie Lambidakis reports.

Horowitz found that no one running the operations—not agents, nor prosecutors, nor managers—questioned the wisdom of letting guns vanish across the border with Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of drug traffickers. …

In his 471-page report, Horowitz referred more than a dozen people for possible department disciplinary action for their roles in Fast and Furious and a separate, earlier probe known as Wide Receiver, undertaken during the George W. Bush administration. …

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: atf; border; conflictofinterest; criminals; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; holder; murders; scapegoat; terry
Well, ain't that funny . . . inspector general clears attorney general.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 3:18:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The fox declares the weasel honorable.

Animal Farm... the sequel.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

what a crock.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Olog-hai

WTF??????????????????????//


4 posted on 09/19/2012 3:24:12 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Olog-hai

One fox saying another fox did not steal that chicken.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Olog-hai
He didn't know? He had constructive, if not actual, knowledge from the get-go!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 09/19/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: hadaclueonce

and the MSM telling the sheep thank god it was not sheep, just a chicken.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 3:29:02 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Olog-hai
The Justice Department's inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder

Wow -- breaking news -- the left hand clears the right hand of wrongdoing.

8 posted on 09/19/2012 3:30:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai
So how much did we waste on this totally bogus “investigation”, and on
Holder and his toadies, going out to the
Capital Grill for tonight's
Fillet Mignon and $200 a bottle celebration???
9 posted on 09/19/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Olog-hai
Issa interview on Bret Bair...Eric Holder didn't do his job..coverup continues
10 posted on 09/19/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Olog-hai
Yep. Totally reasonable.

He received 7 memos talking about the operation by name. He just, uh, didn't read them. Right.

The Assistant AG, Deputy AG, Deputy Assistant AG, and Holder's own Chief of Staff were neck deep in this. But somehow AG Holder himself had no clue about it. Uh-huh.

How stupid do they think we are?!
11 posted on 09/19/2012 3:32:45 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Olog-hai
White House Chief of Staff finds Nixon innocent of Watergate.

LLS

12 posted on 09/19/2012 3:34:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s going to pull an O.J. and walk from murder


13 posted on 09/19/2012 3:35:54 PM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Brian Terry’s blood is now more on their consciences than ever.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

CLeared of what? Since he has known he hasn’t brought anyone to justice...


15 posted on 09/19/2012 3:43:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Olog-hai

Saves Obama from having to pardon Holder


16 posted on 09/19/2012 3:44:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai

Kind of funny considering Obama invoked Executive Privelege preventing Congress from gaining access to the documents.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 3:45:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Olog-hai
concluded that there were "serious failures" at both the Justice Department and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives going back more than six years,...

Yep. Bush's fault. I just knew it.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 3:48:13 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Olog-hai

The employees clears the boss. Go figure. Obama Corruption.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: opentalk

Issa interview on Bret Bair...Eric Holder didn’t do his job..coverup continues


Let’s hope followup and presses the issue.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 3:49:49 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Olog-hai; marktwain; Nachum; Joe Brower; neverdem

Well, that’s that, then.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Gotta love self-investigation!


22 posted on 09/19/2012 3:57:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 47 days away.)
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To: Olog-hai
In a long awaited report, Attorney General Eric Holders Justice Department has declared Attorney General Eric Holder to be innocent of any wrongdoing or malfeasance in connection with the Fast And Furious scandal and the death of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. However, several other government officials were thrown under the bus as an initial offering to appease those who demand accountability.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Olog-hai

So they should be removing Executive Privilege from all those documents any day now ... right? /s


24 posted on 09/19/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
You have to give the Chicago mobsters credit -- they know how to game the system and pull the strings.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

25 posted on 09/19/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Olog-hai
Lanny Breuer and many others implicated.

MSM is whitewashing by concentrating only on Holder (who may be pinpointed if the EO is overturned).

26 posted on 09/19/2012 4:08:19 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Delta 21; Olog-hai

The Bush era program they always cite isn’t the same on a variety of levels. One important distinction is that Bush and co put GPS devices on the guns and Obama and co didn’t. Obama and co weren’t as interested in finding the guns and criminals as they were in promoting a radical anti-gun agenda.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 4:12:37 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: Joe Brower; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man

” You have to give the Chicago mobsters credit — they know how to game the system and pull the strings.”

It doesn’t hurt that our reps are either clueless or cowards.

It ain’t hard to clear yourself.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 4:21:19 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

Or operating under the control of blackmail.


29 posted on 09/19/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai

He cleared his boss. Isn’t that special.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 4:30:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bush steadfastly REFUSED to investigate and prosecute criminal acts perpetrated by Clintoon and his gang of thieves and thugs.

If Romney wins and he DOES NOT investigate and PROSECUTE these criminals, there may be riots in the streets.

Holder belongs in an orange jump suit and shackles. And if he does jail that criminal, and Holder’s Peepls takes to da street, they should all be rounded up and jailed for a long, long time.

/rant>


31 posted on 09/19/2012 4:39:07 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Olog-hai

God hasn’t cleared him.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 4:41:52 PM PDT by MWestMom ("And those that cried “appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Olog-hai
This is pathetic...needs to be put into an ad against the obama administration. They are corrupt to the core!
33 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:30 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Olog-hai

In other words, the Government shows that a totally separate and independent entity comprised of the Citizens is needed to over see the Government since they just proved that they are corrupt beyond words.

This is going to get VERY ugly before it gets any better. This kind of crap is NOT going to be tolerated. If Congress won’t do the job, maybe the American Citizens will have to. There will be accountability, there will be punitive repeals of gun laws and there will be much more than a slap on the wrist. OR ELSE.


34 posted on 09/19/2012 4:56:45 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Joe Brower

Our whole government has become the mob. Republicans and democrats alike. Mob-like threats to keep people silent, deaths, pay offs -just like the mob.


35 posted on 09/19/2012 4:57:27 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Olog-hai

The media couldn’t be bothered to report on the actual scandal for over a year, but they are johnny on the spot when it comes to reporting that Holder has been “cleared” by his subordinate.


36 posted on 09/19/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

You clear your boss of any wrong doing, just the honest thing to do. And of course he’ll probably get a spot award for doing such a good and speedy job with the investigation and maybe even a step increase or and additional bonus at the end of his rating year.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Joe Brower
That's right, Joe, Chicago style corruption at it's best. And look at Chicago- leads the nation's big cities in body counts (the thug report.com). Worse than NYC.

This may be the last election I participate in should Obama win. Nationally, we'll be decimated- locally we may still have a chance. As a taxpayer, I resent paying for this corruption.

We should set-up an escrow account to send our tax obligations and only allow it to be forwarded to the IRS when and if the Constitution is followed, not one minute sooner. If they want the money, they shut down every goddam agency and program that violates any of the bill of rights- especially those that usurp state's rights.

Dept. of Education- gone, Dept. of Energy- gone, and there are many more that need to be gotten rid of. Obamacare- shitcanned. See? that was easy! Each and everyone of the 20,000 gun laws that restrict (infringe) on the 'right to keep and bear arms' get shredded or these bastards go broke- faster than they currently on target to anyway.

38 posted on 09/19/2012 6:26:51 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is anyone surprised?


39 posted on 09/19/2012 10:57:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: John Semmens

They have you beat on this one, John.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 11:06:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Joe Brower
Grassley and Issa did what they could. Note that Bush didn't retroget Clinton for treason. Justice would be the full Barry Seal for all of the DOJers.
41 posted on 09/19/2012 11:19:08 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo; All

This is a long way from being over. Issa and Grassley need to crank up the heat. We need to crank up the heat on Boehner.


42 posted on 09/20/2012 6:23:50 AM PDT by marktwain
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