Skip to comments.Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case
Posted on 01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST by neverdem
WASHINGTON Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona not Obama administration officials were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress.
In an 89-page report, titled Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona, the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed the tactic gun-walking failing to interdict illegally purchased guns in an attempt to build a bigger case.
This report debunks many unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland, wrote in a cover letter. Contrary to repeated claims by some, the committee has obtained no evidence that Operation Fast and Furious was a politically motivated operation conceived and directed by high-level Obama administration political appointees at the Department of Justice.
Still, because the report was written by Democrats, the political impact of its conclusion exonerating high-level officials of wrongdoing may be limited. Its publication comes two days before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is to testify before the committee. In previous hearings, Republicans have accused the department of sanctioning the tactics and lying to Congress.
In Fast and Furious, which ran from late 2009 to early 2011, A.T.F. officials lost track of about 2,000 guns purchased by suspected straw buyers. Many weapons are believed to have reached a Mexican drug cartel. Two guns linked to the investigation were found at the site of a shootout in which a Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, was killed.
Congressional Republicans led by Representative Darrell Issa of California, the...
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ph well nothing to see now the Dems looked into their own and found nothing, their 5th please are to be ignored, the ATF agents were making it up and those guns with serial numbers on are t be ignored, just a little slip up
This from the same party which saw the guns going south and called for more gun control and even got the Mexican president at the SOTU and denounce our guns.
Oh yes remember when they did that, I know the MSM have not forgot but hide it .
Nope, it will say, “That’s racist!”
I found Fast and Furious to have too many curious similarities to the Reichstag fire and Gleiwitz incident.
Now we have this “Night of the Long Knives” to crack down upon once loyal followers to tie up loose ends and consolidate more power.
The negro nazi party stole that honky Hitler’s playbook.
See my tagline.
Not so fast there Pravda: “the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006”...the fast and furious did not begin in 06...it began in 09. The earlier matter, under Bush, was not designed to sell guns in Mexico.
these 'hearings' really should be held in court and not the hallowed halls of CONgress...
agree, this country is so split
we have the north east and the west coast mainly who are totally different to the rest of the south and the midwest.
There are different values, and many down here look at the west coast and the north east as another country anyway.
Heck even those who have moved down here say it is another country down here form where they came from
We can’t keep on this track anymore.
If Holder didn’t know about this, then he is most certainly incompetent.
There could be a backfire here. In attempting to prevent damage to Holder, the damage may redound to Obama, because the incompetence meme is beginning to acquire more credibility each day, and not just from the Justice Dept.
This is why Republicans fire their incompetents summarily and rapidly.
The dems will take the five year old approach, listing all the things they claim didn’t happen or they are not guilty of. There is the shopping list, like the kid, they will tell you all they did do while denying they did it.
Great pics. But sad at the same time.
Corruption and fraud reigh supreme in the democrat party
Not a decent one in existence
I live in the Bronx, NY, trust me I know.
I see crap here that would make most decent Americans cringe.
This is the version that’ll get wide and repeated MSM coverage. It’ll convince the dumbassed sheeple all the furor was just rabid ramblings of the Right.
Something is getting ready to come out..This is pre-positioning to say “Republicans are just playing partisan politics, a report was already issued absolving this Administration, case closed.”.
I no longer harbor the delusion this country can survive in its current form.
I have friends here in TX who grew up there in urban NY. They actually have solid, basic Judeo-Christian values.
However, when it comes to politics, they cannot overcome the cognitive dissonance and normalcy bias of their bogus liberal upbringing.
I share truth as politely as I can, but they just do not want to accept it.
I've got a better one: When do you expect Hell to freeze over?
They're simply going to lie and stonewall this like everything else they've done. With the tacit approval and support of their pimp media.
The 0 most likely has the Presidential Pardons for everybody involved (all the 'rats, anyway) all ready and waiting for signature anyway.
wasn’t having a op at you but in general when I have gone up there and I did live up there for a time and I see how it is then I have to ask . Am I in America.
The same is said when some move down here and complain we don’t have homosexual marriage, we have guns, they see hunters and shotguns, castle law etc.
One liberal MA woman moved down here near us and lectured all of us how MA is so great, how we are bigots, because it is not diverse in this county, how we want and have normal marriage, how many carried guns etc.
She moved back not long after in a fit of rage LOL
we can’t this country is quickly turning into a socialist country , we have social engineering , we have laws which are taking over liberties and we have two sides up in DC who despise each other and yet they protect each other to protect their money, their power and their elitist cocktail parties.
Romney , the establishment and Pelosi was the perfect example of them working to take Newt out to protect their own elitist
“Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case”
At the same time the Republican Establishment decided to ONCE AGAIN, censure Newt Gingrich for non-ethics violations not committed years ago.
Carl Rove, Dana Perrino, Ann Coulter, Roger Ailes, Charles Krauthammer, Bob Dole, Chris Chrissie and a host of other RINO Republicans issued a statement once again attacking Newt Gingrich of crimes he did not commit. FOX news carried the breaking story after an indepth special on how kind Mitt Romney is to stray cats.
“When will an independent Counsel/Investigator be appointed with approval of both parties to put everyone under oath and find out what really happened?”
Been there, done that, Ken Starr, nothing to see, move along.
I was probably in kindergarten when you were in Southeast Asia, VN Vet, but I still remember them 1990s.
Pure fiction, in other words.
The dems that are taking cover for Obama and Holder in lying should know that Obama would never lie for them. Obama left his entire party to die in the 2010 elections.So two questions remain after others are thrown under the bus for Obama.
1-What favors or money were they promised to try to make Obama and Holder look innocent.
2-How stupid do these dems think we are?Even if this were true (and it isn’t)Obama and Holder knew about this when this was happening and did nothing as it was all carried on.The only reason they got caught is because of whistle blowers within and the responsibility is with Obama and Holder as they (at the very least) knew (as Issa can prove) and did nothing to stop it. E-mails and other doc drops can prove they knew and cannot place the blame lower in the chain of command.
This may look good to the MSM around re elect Obama time but it means nothing and is weak.It is partisan dems weakly trying to protect Obama for what reason I don’t know.
I hate it here and agree w you. The people suck.
Dems who sign on to this report are participating in the cover up and should be investigated as such to find out, under oath, what they knew and when they knew it, what conversations they’ve had with Holder, his staff, Obama, his staff and media allies.
yea my misses hated it and I hated it when I lived up there with her, rude, arrogant, it’s just a rat race up there.
While up there my blood pressure etc went in the wrong directions and as soon as I got back down here my health got much better.
The problem is that most people on all ends of the spectrum are horrible here. The rich ones are rude arrogant garish gaudy and obnoxious.
The poor here are looting moochers, etc.
Most of the young people have fled.
The public sector parasites demand more and more and more.
Issa got them and he will not let go.
I believe there is precedent for an AG taking the fifth dozens of times during his testimony. Or claiming executive privilege.
I think Holder did this for a damned good reason.
You have a good ida. I will be waiting for it to happen-—————waiting a long time I am afraid.
Can you or somebody make this easier to read and put it on imageshack and all over the web?
He few off to Davos recently for some type of meeting.
If I was a liberal, I’d be laughing, smiling and flipping everyone the bird too.
Once again the liberal elite are absolving themselves of any wrongdoing.
And they’re going to get away with it.
And they’re going to be called heroes...by the very people who claim to be most vehemently opposed to the very type of lawbreaking they’re getting away with.
This is so much bigger than Watergate...and it continues to grow...
Hmmm....let’s see now....
Top Cop Dem gets caught with his crank in his hand, implicated in a conspiracy that is aimed directly at undermining American citizens’ Constitutional rights and results in the murder of two US Border Patrol agents and countless Mexican nationals...
Top Cop Dem lies, denies, shucks and jives on the stand...
Top Cop Dem instructs his people to obfuscate, block, impede, and otherwise obstruct the lawful investigation...
Top Dems circle the wagons and find nothing wrong.
Yeah. That’s about right.
To all US Law Enforcement officers, ay all levels:
A couple of YOUR brothers in blue have been murdered by these people, and they’re spitting in your faces.
You gonna do anything? ....crickets....wind....
I thought so.
“To protect and serve”, Cute phrase... evidently it means nothing except “to protect and serve our own interests.”
Honor is dead.
i thought the old phrase was 'NO honor among thieves' ???
remove the shades of grey, and we're left with an ideology thatll gas millions to achieve their goals...
a couple of *only ones* getting dead is a mere instance of collateral damage in the *progress* of the agenda...
and still, our *reps* hold their fire and continue to play games in a life and death struggle...
Well, isn’t that special?
“...thatll gas millions to achieve their goals....”
This isn’t Europe. They’ll find it very difficult, and incredibly painful personally if they try that crap here.
That’s not to say they wouldn’t try it out of sheer stupidity...these ARE Democrats, after all.
And those “onliest ones” should take a good, long, hard look in a mirror once in a while and remember what that shiny little badge is supposed to represent.
If they’re not going to honor their oath, then don’t take the oath.
As far as our “representatives” go...they’re representing SOMETHING, but it sure as hell ain’t us...
God bless Darryl Issa. At least he had the balls to bring it to the sunlight.
But he’s a man alone amongst spineless cowards it seems.
I wish I could muster up the incentive to comment with sarcasm or a humorous anecdote, but this abomination actually makes me physically sick.
I pray this isn’t the end of this issue. Holder and probably obama have to be cited for their complicit actions in this bizzare attempt to destroy the second amendment, while in the process, causing the death of a citizen of our nation.
If they aren’t held accountable, I have little faith that democrats will be held accountable for any wrong doing in the future.
I think when the state-controlled dinomedia doesn’t want to cover you, you can hold all the press conferences you want, but nobody shows up.
A DEMOCRAT report? These days....completely WORTHLESS.
well, its not worth getting angry about... </s>
Well, if the House RATS say everything is okay, that settles it.
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