Skip to comments.BREAKING: CBS News obtains document linking asst. AG to ‘Gunrunner’
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:45:24 AM PDT by marktwain
CBS News is reporting that documents obtained by Congressional investigators looking into the Project Gunrunner scandal include a wiretap authorization from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer dated in March 2010.
Read the CBS story by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson here.
Also included in documents released by investigators is a January 8, 2010 briefing paper on Project Gunrunner from the Phoenix, AZ field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The documents were released earlier today as the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.
One document indicates a Holder Asst. Attorney General, Lanny Breuer, authorized a wiretap in the controversial gun trafficking case headquartered in Phoenix. In that case, called "Fast and Furious," multiple sources say ATF allowed thousands of guns to hit the streets, destined for Mexican drug cartels.CBS News
As reported by this column today, Attorney General Eric Holder professed considerable lack of knowledge about the Gunrunner operation, and its links to the slaying of Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry last December. That prompted the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to call for Holders resignation.
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Has anyone said “WHY”??? - this was allowed to be done?
So the Asst. AG is going to fall on the sword for holder and barry.
Fake, but accurate ping?
Gun walker is definitely heating up. It is now Gunrunner :)
If we speed up anymore on this it may become gunsprinter...
Has anyone said WHY??? - this was allowed to be done?
THEY allowed it. They are the justice department. I think they were trying to stoke the notion that most of the guns used in mexican violence were coming from the U.S. Remember there were stories in the MSM about lack of gun control on the border. I think Holder just wanted to help things along, then it all went bad.
“ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”. However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),
One more issue that will never, ever be brought up at a ZERO news conference.
It’s both. From Wiki
ATF Project Gunrunner has a stated official objective to stop the sale and export of guns from the United States into Mexico in order to deny Mexican drug cartels the firearms considered “tools of the trade”. However, since February 2008 under Project Gunrunner, Operations “Fast and Furious”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Wide Receiver” and others (all together satirically dubbed “Operation Gunwalker”),
Yep. They’ve got their fall guy. He’ll be forced to resign and live happily ever after.
in the near future.
Yeah, right. Looks like they're joined at the hip in this photo.
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I have read about this for months now.
well, whoever, wherever in the world to get bombed/whacked better get their affairs in order...bambam and holder are gonna need a distraction, and quick...
So, let me get this straight - the ATF/Justice Dept allowed this to happen to make it look like the Mexicans were 'getting guns from inside the USA' and thereby 'make it look like we need "MORE GUN CONTROL" in the USA?? - do I have this warped rationale right?
That may have happened in the old days. He won't be forced to quit. These guys don't care.
Since when do organized criminal thugs need a "WHY"???
It's just bidness... just like the rape and pillage of our financial infrastructure ala the Useful Idiots who got in bed with them by signing the dotted line on their Liar Loans.
After all -
"We're not predators. These people are uneducated, illiterate, and stupid. They DESERVE to be taken advantage of."
--Application Support Manager, Argent Mortgage, May 2007
They Deserve to be taken advantage of - just like the dumba$$ consumers who facilitate the "MMJ" drug trade, right?
Gun, drugs, Liar Loans - it's ALL just bidness.
"COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM"