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Posted on 01/18/2013 5:46:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
January 18, 2013
Fast and Furious Gun Found at Murder Scene Was Purchased By Embattled ATF Supervisor
By Katie Pavlich 12/19/2012
A Fast and Furious gun found at the murder scene of Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores, appears to have been purchased by embattled ATF supervisor George Gillett. Flores was used as a human shield before she was shot and killed by Mexican cartels during a shootout with the Mexican military.
According to documents obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley, it appears Gillett purchased a number of different firearms at a gun dealership in Phoenix as part of Operation Fast and Furious. It also appears Gillett lied on 4473 forms by using an address that does not lead to his residence, which is a felony.
Grassley has sent a letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking for further investigation. From the letter:
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democrats ,big ‘clip’s and children g0 together like peaches and tyranny.
Can you say “Sacrificial Lamb”? I knew you could.
TREASON - in real-time, pre-meditated, in-your-face, unquestioned, abetted, unchecked, continuous, ongoing...
And any minute NBC will really expose this...
The corruption in this government is too endemic.
What became of Gillett? Promoted? Still drawing his federal pay?
” Grassley has sent a letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking for further investigation.
From the letter:
Documentation appears to indicate that during Operation Fast and Furious, Mr. Gillett made multiple firearm purchases at a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) in Phoenix. According to the forms, Mr. Gillett appears to have purchased weapons on December 15, 2009, January 5, 2010, and January 7, 2010. Documents show the residence listed on the Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473) for two of the gun purchases was the local Phoenix ATF office. For the third purchase, Gillett listed a commercial shopping center in Phoenix as his residence. Clearly, the addresses on the forms do not accurately and truthfully reflect Gilletts actual residence in Phoenix.
Lying on a Form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison, in addition to fines. Many individuals who were arrested in Fast and Furious were charged for lying on the Form 4473. Jaime Avila, Jr. recently plead guilty to a variety of charges, including making false statements in connection with the acquisition of a firearm, and his initial arrest just after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terrys murder was for giving a false address on Form 4473.
One of the most troubling aspects of this new information is that one of the weapons listed as having been purchased by Gillett was recently recovered in Sinaloa, Mexico, the same weekend and in the same area as a shootout between the Mexican military and drug cartel members in Sinaloa, Mexico.
The January 7, 2010, purchase included an FN Herstal 57 Caliber pistol. According to documents, this weapon was recently recovered in an attempted homicide in between Caitime and Mocorito in the Guamuchil area of Sinaloa, Mexico. Mexicos CENAPI requested the trace from ATFs National Tracing Center on November 29, 2012, and an initial trace was completed on December 4, 2012. Another trace on the weapon was completed on December 10, 2012, indicating that the purchaser of the weapon was the former ASAC of ATFs office in Phoenix, George Gillett.
During his OIG investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, Horowitz found Gillett’s judgement and management seriously deficient.”
Obviously ATF and White House aides knew long before 12/19 that the story was coming out.
Which certainly raises some questions about why the 12/14 event happened.
Certainly feeds the idea that the Obama Regime engineered all of it.
"Gracias ATF man for the nice pistola"
But they are soo far above us!..../sarc
Laws are for the and not for me.....
Fry the SOB for submitting false documents.
Holder is obviously not going to charge him. Holder probably even ordered him to do it. I wonder if state authorities can arrest him?
Records show the gun was purchased in January 2010 by George Gillett, the former No. 2 in the ATF office in Phoenix. Gillett now works at ATF headquarters in Washington as a liaison to the federal Bureau of Prisons.
ATF Ignored Death Threats, Tried to Frame Whistleblower Agent to Cover Corruption
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Jay Dobyns is a father, husband and 25-year highly respected and highly decorated Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent.
...”When Dobyns essentially “blew the whistle” on Newell, pointing out his failures to address violent death threats against a federal agent, he was retaliated against. Newell dismissed the threats and then covered up his blatant dismissal of those threats within the Phoenix Field Office.
.....”When Dobyns reported the incident to both ATF and Newell. He asked for an investigation into the case. Newell not only refused to investigate, calling the incident “just scorching,” but allowed his subordinates, including Gillett, to attempt to frame Dobyns, accusing him of purposely burning down his own home with his family inside, has named him as a suspect and is investigating him. Newell conspired to destroy and fabricate evidence to “prove” his case. Emails, witness testimony, phone conversations and other documentation show the ATF Phoenix Field Divisions intentions, led by Newell, were to frame Dobyns, yet Newell denied under oath any involvement in this activity. His subordinates Gillett and ATF Tucson Group Supervisor over Operation Wide Receiver Charles Higman, also denied any attempts to frame Dobyns under oath, despite evidence showing otherwise.”
And the MSM have given this zero coverage. Wonder why.
the = thee
It’s important to remember that we’re dealing with a man who likes the idea of leaving babies to die in a closet. Not that he did orchestrate Newtown, but we can’t just dismiss the idea either.
If we truly had a Free Press, during Obamas Gun Control rant the other day, the pictures of Eric Holder and Company GIVING GUNS to the Drug Cartels would be flashing on the screen when He talked about Straw Buyers selling guns to gangs. Pathetic
Mexico should issue an international arrest warrant for the perp...while they are at it they should do same for Obama and Holder.
You are so right, but watch the repubs fold like a cheap lawn chair.
You are correct....the GOP will fold like a busted lawn chair....like they have on fiscal cliff, Obama Eligibility, and other issues.
No Watergate shuffling of papers, no Abiu Grave where soldiers were “sniff” abused....nope, not a story....maybe Mexico will have some balls?
Feinstein will introduce her bill in the Senate next week.
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Surprisingly there are a couple of MSM stories but basically buried in stories about gardening and burying dead things: sarc
And there is a story in a Mexico news outlet:
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Actually, she was killed November 24 so had nothing to do with Newtown. She had a long history of being involved with drug gangs so it was really no great surprise she was with them when this happened. A total waste but that was her choice.
Is is correct that Soetero was a state senator when he made his vicious remarks opposing a state bill which would have outlawed the practice of leaving completely viable babies to die naked on gurneys parked in broom closets? He has also stated that he wouldn't inflict the 'punishment' of babies on Wookie's daughters. This stuff needs to be sent viral, over and over.
" Registration of guns is a nationwide program. Investigations made in recent months under the National Firearms Act have a bearing on the risk and problem of exceptionally dangerous war trophy weapons, brought or shipped to this country by veterans falling into unauthorized hands by theft or unrecorded transfer and being put to unlawful uses never intended or contemplated by the veteran. " BALONEY!!---an excuse to disarm veterans in 1946
---even more crap,,p>: THEY CAN GET FIVE YEA.RRS
Nov 19 1946 Plattsburgh Press Republican
"Trophies to Be Made Legal in Program Under National Firearms Act
Machineguns and machine pistols, war trophies of foreign make, must be registered and deactivated to bring their possessors within the law. For this purpose Treasury Department operatives will establish offices at police headquarters this morning and will maintain a 12-hour schedule for the next three days, from 9:00 a. m to 9:00 p. m. Veterans possessing any firearm of foreign make can qualify themselves to keep their souvenirs lawfully by bringing them to police headquarters on any of the days today through Thursday. After registrations, deactivation of the weapons makes them unserviceable but in no way mars the appearance of the guns as souvenirs.
All guns are duly returned to their owners. Registration of guns is a nationwide program. Investigations made in recent months under the National Firearms Act have a bearing on the risk and problem of exceptionally dangerous war trophy weapons, brought or shipped to this country by veterans, falling into unauthorized hands by theft or unrecorded transfer and being put to unlawful uses never intended or contemplated by the veteran.
Already there have been committed a large number of major crimes in various sections of the country, where foreign automatic weapons, introduced as war trophies or souvenirs were used." THE DRIVE OF THE TREASURY DEPART IS AIMED AT PREVENTING THESE WEAPONS AND FIREARMS FROM FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF GANGSTERS, RACKETEERS, BANK ROBBERS AND OTHER TYPYES OF CRIMINALS."The drive Of the Treasury Department is aimed at preventing these weapons and firearms from falling into the hands of gangsters, racketeers, bank robbers and other types of criminals."
"The Alcohol Tax Unit, Bureau of Internal Revenue, is charged with the enforcement of the National Firearms Act, which provides a penalty not to exceed $2,000 or imprisonment not to exceed five years, or both, in the event a person is convicted of violating any provisions of the Act. Veterans, register your foreign weapons today!
you knew that though ~ couldn't miss it in fact ~ so, hot on the heels of Newtown, in the rain shadow so to speak, the story about where the gun came from was released.
That pretty much buried it didn't it.
Then, there's Obama ~ who's one of the stupidest people to ever be selected as President. Gad!
Throughout history there have been evil men who sought and acquired power and used that power to destroy the lives of millions of innocents. Why would we, Americans, believe that we are immune to such mechanations? Of course, it could happen here and all indications are that it is. PRAY.
Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious
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Gee, now Holder has a scapegoat (Gillet) to blame for EVERYTHING about Fast & Furious!
It was an unauthorized operation ... by a rogue agent!
I didn’t know anything about anything ... EVER! Neither did the Big Guy!
We were just continuing Bush’s (halted) program!
Yeah, right. Let’s see how the Judicial Watch suit progresses. That could be fun!
“December 14, 2012 ~ Newtown happened. December 19, 2012 the story about the ATF weapon killing the Mexican beauty queen happened.
Obviously ATF and White House aides knew long before 12/19 that the story was coming out.”
I really hate strawmen.
Thanks for the posts/links. HOORAY Katie Pavlich! Thread BUMP!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have our first ATF headquarters nominee for the guy most likely to be thrown under the bus to cover for his bosses.
George Gillette, being the lowest man on the Project Gunwalker totem pole, suspected something unusual when four men in sunglasses and black suits picked him up by his arms and legs and one of them said, “Lanny sent us.”
Central figure in Gunrunner controversy refuses to talk to Examiner.
A central figure in the growing Project Gunrunner controversy not only declined to speak to the Seattle Gun Rights Examiner this morning, but abruptly hung up when asked about a meeting reportedly held earlier this week by other officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
George Gillette, assistant special agent in charge in ATFs Phoenix field office, returned a call placed by this column to get his perspective on what appears to be a growing scandal that is now being covered by CBS, Fox News, the Washington Post and others. But he cut the call short rather than respond to a question about the reported ATF gathering Monday.
Gillette said he was not at the meeting, could not discuss any details and quickly ended the call. There are unconfirmed reports from several sources that Gillette has hired an attorney; one of the issues he could have put to rest.
Okay, this tracks with the report I had that Gillette had lawyered up and the rumor that he had approached Grassley for protection. Mr. Gillette, it seems, is the designated sacrificial lamb. Makes sense.
B. Todd Jones unveiled 11 new staff assignments at the executive level. | AP Photo
January 19, 2013
Fast and Furious: Obama's ATF Director Choice a "Slap in the Face"
By Katie Pavlich
... Issa said in a statement. Jones was first brought into the job of ATF Acting Director in the middle of the Fast and Furious scandal after Justice Department officials had falsely denied reckless conduct and allegations by his predecessor that there was an effort underway to shield the Departments senior political appointees from the scandal. Because of the numerous ATF mistakes during his tenure as Acting Director pertaining to Fast and Furious, his nomination is a slap in the face to the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Mexican citizens whose murder has been linked to Fast and Furious weapons, and ATF whistleblowers whom he failed to support.
Jones is notorious within ATF for retaliating against Fast and Furious whistleblowers. In July 2012, Jones warned ATF agents not to "jump their chain of command" and said if they did there would be "consequences." Issa sent Jones a letter the same month, warning about retaliation.
OUTSTANDING thread! HOORAY posters, sipsey, Katie and KeyLargo!