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Grassley puts it bluntly: ‘It’s a lie’(gunwalker)
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Dave Workman

Posted on 09/29/2011 7:13:31 AM PDT by marktwain

When Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley was told in February that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was not allowing guns to cross the border, it wasn’t true and the Justice Department knew it, and he said so in a Monday night interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

“It’s a lie.”—Sen. Charles Grassley

In a typically candid eight minute interview, Grassley told Van Sustern that the Justice Department has been “misleading to me,” and that the agency has known all along that Operation Fast and Furious had done exactly what Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich insisted they weren’t doing in his Feb. 4, 2011 letter to the senator.

“At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27 letter – that ATF “sanctioned” or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico – is false.”—Ronald Weich, assistant attorney general

Grassley, who was interviewed by this column last week, is growing more upset every day. According to congressional sources close to the senator’s investigation of Fast and Furious, investigators have interviewed ATF Special Agent David Voth, former supervisor of Group VII in Phoenix, who was discussed by this column on Monday. His name is prominently featured in a new revelation about a separate gun trafficking case involving whistleblower agent John Dodson.

Whether Voth will be asked to appear before Congressman Darrell Issa’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform remains to be seen. Voth now appears to be a central figure in the Fast and Furious fiasco, which critics insist can no longer be referred to as a “botched operation” because it now appears the ATF’s plan all along was to let hundreds, if not thousands of guns to flow across the border into Mexico,

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; grassley; gunwalker
We need to keep hammering away at this. Drudge's reluctance to post stories about it is strange.
1 posted on 09/29/2011 7:13:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: marktwain

They are deathly afraid of this one because it is a scandal like none before it....people actually died.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 7:17:01 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Well, I guess there was a scandal before involving someone dying...Vince Foster. So, I have to amend my commentary before. A few common threads though...Hitlery and democraps.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 7:18:38 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: marktwain

All I need is an old typewriter and I can get this thing blazing like a supernova in the media. Just show them Bushcheney started the scheme.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

FOR REFERENCE:

DAVID CODREA'S PROJECT GUNWALKER

A Journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part One

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Two

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Three

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Four

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Five

A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Six

FOX VIDEOS

CNN VIDEOS

CBS VIDEOS

dagogoredux Drudgewatch
(updated almost daily)

Input needed. Thinking of starting a new ping list called BORDER WARS since so many of these stories are starting to intersect and overlap. I would like to keep the Gunwalker threads separate. Responses and/or advice welcome.

6 posted on 09/29/2011 7:19:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: marktwain

grassley was suprisingly worked up in that interview.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 7:19:42 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: marktwain
According to the Forbes article, the Mexican DA has a list of over 200 Mexican citizens killed by the guns from this program. Plus a couple US law enforcement men.

Abu Ghraib got 46 straight NYTimes front pages for naked flesh piles and a scary mean dog. How many front pages does 200 dead Mexicans merit?

8 posted on 09/29/2011 7:23:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ken21

Grassley’s voice was still changing when he passed 60 years of age.


9 posted on 09/29/2011 7:25:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: dead
To answer your question of how many front pages in the NYT do 200 dead Mexicans get? None. The NYT is part of the cover-up conspiracy and not part of the solution.
10 posted on 09/29/2011 7:31:50 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
the u.s. congress are an odd lot.

some of them live in there for decades without much sunlight.

and then all of a sudden, they're on a tv camera.

several years ago senators liebermann and mccain looked like they were in the prenuptial stage.

11 posted on 09/29/2011 7:32:01 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: marktwain

Drudge is establishment by now. Fat establishment.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 7:32:41 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: marktwain

I suggest the NRA, GOA, etc all get together and run full-page ads in the nation’s major newspapers charging that Obama has blood on his hands.

When those papers try to stop the ads, it will start to get attention.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 7:36:31 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I Like The Content of His Character!)
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To: Hardraade
“Drudge is establishment by now. Fat establishment.”

True...as you know

There was a time when Drudge would be way ahead of the curve on these scandals. Now he is so far behind the curve he can't catch up.

Drudge report is now mostly Hollywood and carnival sideshow stuff.

14 posted on 09/29/2011 7:55:53 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Mouton
They are deathly afraid of this one because it is a scandal like none before it....people actually died.

And it also violated several US Laws...one of them having to do with...need I say it...TREASON!

15 posted on 09/29/2011 8:00:57 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: marktwain

That’s great, Chuck, what do you intend to do about it?


16 posted on 09/29/2011 8:10:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LucyT

FYI


17 posted on 09/29/2011 8:59:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: Don Corleone

“They are deathly afraid of this one because it is a scandal like none before it....people actually died.
And it also violated several US Laws...one of them having to do with...need I say it...TREASON! “

Too true !
Worse yet - it is International criminality , and thus by their involement , they are subject to International laws of the United Nations , and/or The Hague.

This wasn’t a case of a botched Federal investigation , this was a case of “Fuzzy Thinking” and FUBAR since they are active participants , or supervised it ( DOJ ).

It was a set-up to show that US firearms were being used in Mexico , and would authorize BATF to crackdown on legal gun dealers in the US , and quash the second Amendment rights of lawful American citizens.

Drudge is now read by all the politicals in the beltway, maybe he’s been co-opted ... ?


18 posted on 09/29/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Move Along ,... Nothing to see here ...)
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To: marktwain; UCANSEE2; ColdOne
"Report: Woman survives live grenade in face"


"Sources: Five grenades thrown in Rio Bravo[Mexico]"


"California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted
“Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up
an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs
out of an immigrant social club”


"Child Finds (Live) Grenade Near Local Creek]"


"News Troops kill 3 gunmen in northern Mexico, seize weapons, vehicles
“Three suspected organized crime gummen were killed and another three
were wounded in a clash near the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros with army troops,
who seized more than 100 weapons and nearly a score of vehicles after the gun battle, military sources said.
The Defense Secretariat’s 4th Military Region said in a statement that 83 automatic rifles,
18 handguns, five grenade launchers, a rocket launcher,
11 fragmentation grenades, 28 40 mm grenades, 315 ammunition clips,
more than 18,000 rounds of ammunition, 17 vehicles and eight kilos of marijuana
were confiscated in Wednesday’s operation. “'


Mexican federal police discover arsenal of heavy weapons in Ciudad Juarez home
“Mexican federal police said Saturday they discovered a basement arsenal
hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym that included three anti-aircraft guns,
dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons. “


[Mexico:]Grenade attacks throughout Tamaulipas; shootouts reported'


"[South Texas]Border Patrol finds rocket launcher, grenade launcher,
explosives near Rio Grande “


Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades

19 posted on 09/29/2011 1:35:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: marktwain
Very pleased with our Sen Grassley’s efforts here.
He has not always done as well.
20 posted on 09/29/2011 1:45:22 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: marktwain
Grassley, who was interviewed by this column last week, is growing more upset every day.

Psssssst! Chuck...News flash for you: You pulled the rug out from underneath so many times nobody gives a crap how upset you get. You always find a way to get over it and let the liberals off the hook. Sort of like Booby Hatch.

Call me after you've voted "Guilty" on a few impeachments.

21 posted on 09/29/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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