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DOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious Scandal
Breitbart ^ | 1/24/13 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST by Nachum

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, plans to resign soon, the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous sources.

“It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter,” the Post wrote.

When asked for a comment on the Post’s report, and to verify its accuracy, DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler wouldn’t confirm or deny the report’s veracity. She did, however, tell Breitbart News the obvious—that, at this time, “Lanny Breuer hasn’t resigned."

Breuer is the last one of the three highest-ranking Department of Justice officials heavily criticized in the Inspector General investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal to step down. Former Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein both resigned in the wake of the IG report.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley—the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee—called for Breuer’s resignation over a year ago, in December, 2011.

“I have been investigating … Operation Fast and Furious for almost 11 months now,” Grassley said on December 7, 2011, on the floor of the U.S. Senate. “It is past time for accountability at the senior levels of the Justice Department. That accountability needs to start with the head of the Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bhodoj; breuer; breuerresigns; doj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; lanny; lannybreuer; murdergate; resignation
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1 posted on 01/24/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 01/24/2013 2:13:49 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Dems merely resign; Repubs go to jail.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 2:13:49 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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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

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4 posted on 01/24/2013 2:14:48 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Now THIS is the ting I’d like to see investigated heavily. It seems to be falling by the wayside.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 2:16:12 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
Whoopie. Like this is justice.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 2:17:08 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Nachum

Kill 300+ Mexies and 2 US cops?

Ah...yeah, you gotta resign.

ONE PERSON.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 2:17:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum
Think this is the same a-hole mentioned in the (PBS)Frontline documentary The Untouchables that I just watched a couple days ago...he looks like a real scumbag POS.
8 posted on 01/24/2013 2:21:48 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Nachum
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious

So when is the lying bastard going to be prosecuted and thrown in jail???

9 posted on 01/24/2013 2:25:17 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum

..wonder how much this golden silent parachute cost the taxpayers..


10 posted on 01/24/2013 2:25:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

“resign his post”, meaning he’ll be making a move to another federal job with at least as good of pay and benefits, right?


11 posted on 01/24/2013 2:29:25 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: The Cajun

Are you kidding? He’ll wind up in a top tier D.C. law firm.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:44 PM PST by surrey
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To: Nachum

I’d bet he’s been the designated fall guy for this for quite awhile. I still believe the entire scenario was H. Clinton’s, and L. Breur is a Clintonite through, and true.

Put nothing, and I mean nothing past these very devious people.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:59 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: surrey
Sad but true and I blame the Repubs if this clown walks.
14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:36:48 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum
...what he plans to do once he departs,

Revolving door! He'll just go to work for Obama's new group that is formed to advance his agenda. Being part of Holder's DOJ and a long time Clinton cool aid drinker, he will get this gig with a good raise in salary and be ready as a campaign adviser for a 2016 Hillary runs.

15 posted on 01/24/2013 3:25:43 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: Nachum

I hope Holder hears the footsteps.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 3:35:37 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: The Cajun

The Cajun ~:(from the article) “ Breuer is the last (KNOWN and Identified ) one of the three highest-ranking Department of Justice officials heavily criticized in the Inspector General investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal to step down. “

( emphisis is mine )
But , he hasn’t yet retired !
Go figure !


17 posted on 01/24/2013 3:37:59 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (To conquer a nation , first disarm it's citizens ~ Adolf Hitler)
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To: Nachum

C’mon Lanny. Spill the beans. Write a book. Do the right thing.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 3:45:53 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Nachum
Good evening.

Fast and Furious Scandal

What Fast and Furious Scandal? The state controlled media is avoiding two dead federal employees and hundreds of dead Mexicans like the plague.

Scandal? We don't see no scandal.

If the shtf, the Washington and NY media need to be neutralized first. With extreme prejudice.

5.56mm

19 posted on 01/24/2013 5:22:30 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum

There has been no confirmation yet but a recently released video is allegedly an early DOJ training film exploring possible F&F franchises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Vc0k-cfkE

Again, these are allegations but this was supposed to have been filmed in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 11:28:33 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: Nachum

Denis McDonough (sp?) is a guy reported to have been connected to advising on the political end of F & F.

He is being named Chief of Staff for Obama from what I hear.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 11:37:35 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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