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House seeks Fast and Furious gun-walking documents
The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jim McElhatton

Posted on 12/17/2013 9:04:34 AM PST by jazusamo

House lawyers late Monday filed court papers asking a federal judge to force the Justice Department to turn over records to reveal the extent of efforts to stonewall a congressional probe into a botched weapons investigation known as Fast and Furious.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the records to wrap up its probe, which has shifted from the bungled gun-walking operation to “an apparent effort, over a period of many months, by high level DOJ officials” to hinder the investigation, lawyers argued in a court pleading filed Tuesday night in federal court in Washington.

The request marks the latest development in a long, bitter battle for access to documents, which has already seen the House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

House lawyers also rejected Mr. Holder’s claim to withhold documents based on an exemption known as deliberative process.

“But deciding how to stiff Congress and spin the media is simply not a ‘policy’ to which the privilege attaches,” House General Counsel Kerry W. Kircher argued in the pleading.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; democrats; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; gunwalking; holder; hsi; jaimezapata; liars; obama; terry; zapata
Holder belongs in jail.
1 posted on 12/17/2013 9:04:34 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Pffft...


2 posted on 12/17/2013 9:06:09 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jazusamo

Shredders on overdrive. “Oh, we’re very sorry but those documents have been mislaid. We are trying to find them.”


3 posted on 12/17/2013 9:07:34 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: jazusamo

If they weren’t violating the law and the Constitution and the Civil Rights of people, they wouldn’t have any problem handing over those documents. We have an illegitimate regime running our Government now.

If the law does not apply to them, why should it apply to us? They do not know the consequences of their actions.


4 posted on 12/17/2013 9:08:22 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: jazusamo

Holder in prison would be The Best Christmas gift EVER!


5 posted on 12/17/2013 9:09:06 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: jazusamo

6 posted on 12/17/2013 9:09:50 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Amen, that would make a Very Merry Christmas.


7 posted on 12/17/2013 9:11:30 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

We can’t allow this stuff to go down the memory hole once the GOP is in control again. High ranking people need to go to prison and fear needs to be instilled in all.


8 posted on 12/17/2013 9:11:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

When will the House investigate this?

Unbelievable: ATF Using Mentally Disabled Teens to Run Drug-and-Gun Stings

Nick Gillespie|Dec. 9, 2013 8:48 am

Hat tip: Instapundit.

If you thought the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) couldn’t stoop any lower, you’d be wrong. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the agency responsible for setting off the events that led to Waco and were at the center of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal are using mentally disabled teenagers to advertise businessess that are actually fronts for ATF sting operations.

The Journal Sentinel’s expose leads with the tale of Aaron Key, a 19-year-old stoner whose mind is not quite all there. The ower of a head shop in Portland, Oregon, befriended Key and his friends online and then paid them to get neck tattoos advertising “Squid’s Smoke Shop.”

He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid’s. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoons there playing Xbox and chatting with the owner, “Squid,” and the store clerks.

So they took the money and got the ink etched on their necks, tentacles creeping down to their collarbones.

It would be months before the young men learned the whole thing was a setup. The guys running Squid’s were actually undercover ATF agents conducting a sting to get guns away from criminals and drugs off the street.

The tattoos had been sponsored by the U.S. government; advertisements for a fake storefront.

The teens found out as they were arrested and booked into jail.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/09/unbelievable-atf-using-mentally-disabled


9 posted on 12/17/2013 9:16:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: jazusamo

The House can forget about this.

They dropped the ball on this a long time ago.

They can investigate Ryan for agreeing with Murray to renege on their contract with the military.

They are horrible people.

WHy would anyone ever feel bad not voting republican?

What’s the difference.
NOOO


10 posted on 12/17/2013 9:22:42 AM PST by stanne
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To: jazusamo

If I were the new president, EVERY US Attorney, EVERY DOJ and ATF agent GS-15 & above would be escorted out of their offices by armed US Marshalls on January 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM. Hell, for the ATF, I’d probably go down to a GS-11 and 13, too.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 9:26:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cripplecreek

Start with the Park Service.


12 posted on 12/17/2013 9:30:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jazusamo

Just a reminder that “Fast and Furious” had a twin running guns to Honduras.


13 posted on 12/17/2013 9:34:13 AM PST by marron
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Not just Holder, but a few hundred of his closet Friends too! They are destroying the country
14 posted on 12/17/2013 9:34:36 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: jazusamo

This won’t amount to squat.

Obama just loaded the District Court, Holder is in his pocket, there is no one to force democrats to do anything.

Oh it can be ordered but who will enforce the order.

We don’t have a Justice Department any longer.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 9:36:08 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Steely Tom

16 posted on 12/17/2013 9:38:24 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Venturer

I believe you’re right. This is a last ditch effort short of the House Sergeant at Arms arresting Holder and we know that won’t happen.


17 posted on 12/17/2013 9:40:59 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
I sincerely hope that Holder and others at DOJ end up in jail. They have acted like they are above the law, using the power of government to intimidate and advance political agendas for so long that perhaps they have slipped up and there is a smoking gun document out there that will destroy them. After all Slick Willie had a little blue dress, maybe holder has a gloating email somewhere. If we are lucky it will be to the President and they will both go down together.
18 posted on 12/17/2013 9:56:05 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

Screw jail. He deserves life in the penitentiary.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 10:02:14 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Robert357

There’s no doubt that he and his boss belong in a federal slammer, they both consider themselves above the law.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 10:10:51 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: KeyLargo

If these rogue agents and agencies are not investigated and prosecuted and punished, we will not have much of a nation and it certainly won’t be representing the freedom and honest government that our founding fathers had in mind.

We the people have the power to create positive change if we would only quit arguing about mundane politics, and instead make it about right and honest vs wrong and corrupt - regardless of the Party in power.

When you pull the covers back there is corruption in politics, and neither Party should be able to get away with it simply because the members of their Party or the media look the other way.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 7:40:21 PM PST by apoliticalone
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