Skip to comments.Fireworks Over Fast and Furious
Posted on 06/08/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: There were fireworks yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, in Washington. Darrell Issa's committee, House Judiciary Committee, they had Eric Holder up, and they're talking about Fast and Furious. And this is one of the exchanges between Issa and Holder.
ISSA: I want to ask you, first of all, today, have you and your attorneys produced internally the materials responsive to the subpoenas?
HOLDER: We believe that we have responded to the subpoena --
ISSA: No, Mr. Attorney General, you're not a good witness. A good witness answers the question asked. So let's go back again. Have you and your attorneys produced internally the materials responsive? In other words, have you taken the time to look up our subpoena and find out what material you have responsive to it or you've simply invented a privilege that doesn't exist?
HOLDER: Well, we've produced 7600 --
ISSA: Look, I don't want to hear about the 7600.
JACKSON LEE: Chairman, I would beg to allow --
ISSA: The lady is out of order. Would the lady please --
JACKSON LEE: Mr. Chairman, parliamentary inquiry.
RUSH: That was Sheila Jackson Lee trying to protect Holder. He's not being responsive to the subpoena. He's not giving the committee what they've asked for. He's stonewalling this Fast and Furious thing. And Issa, I have never seen him as loaded for bear as he was. This continued.
ISSA: Isn't it true, Mr. Attorney General, that you've not produced a log of materials withheld even though our investigators have asked for it?
HOLDER: I know that -- I'm not sure about that. I know that the --
ISSA: Okay. I'm sure you didn't.
RUSH: Right. I'm sure you didn't. And it continued, folks.
ISSA: I appreciate that there was hostility between the attorney general and myself. It was produced by the with fact that I have a great many questions and a relatively little period of time in which to get answers.
HOLDER: Well, I -- with all due respect to Chairman Issa, he says there's hostility between us. I don't feel that. You know, I understand he's asking questions, I'm trying to respond as best I can. I'm not feeling hostile at all. I'm pretty calm. I'm okay.
RUSH: Jason Chaffetz then chimes in.
CHAFFETZ: Jason Weinstein sent an e-mail to James Trusty: "Do you think we should try to have Lanny participate in a press when Fast and Furious and Laura's Tucson case are unsealed? It's a tricky case, given the number of guns that have walked, but it is a significant set of prosecutions." James Trusty sends back to Jason Weinstein, "It's not going to be any big surprise that a bunch of U.S. guns are being used in Mexico. Now, you claim with passion that nobody at the senior levels of the Department of Justice prior to the death of Brian Terry knew that guns were walking, and I've got an e-mail from Jason Weinstein using the term "guns walking."
RUSH: Let me tell you what's going on here. You know, the purpose of Fast and Furious, one of the purposes was to get those guns across the border in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, have crimes committed, and then say, "We gotta do something about the Second Amendment. How do Americans guns get to Mexico?" Well, we got 'em there because we gave 'em. That was never supposed to be discovered. Now, the Second Amendment argument or rationale here goes to the motive for doing what Holder and the DOJ did. They wanted controversy around guns. They wanted American guns in Mexico, but the problem, they engaged in reckless tactics, and the pretext for allowing the guns to walk across the border was to be able later to trace them to crime scenes and then build a case against the Mexican drug cartels.
All experienced agents who looked at this thought that it was insane because, A, there wouldn't be crime scenes unless we walk the guns across the border, and used in crimes. So we created the crimes by making the guns available, therefore we're contributing to violent criminality. And even if you trace the guns to the crime scenes that you create, you wouldn't cinch the case against these particular cartels because you wouldn't know for sure enough information to nail 'em. This was a disaster, and now that people are trying to get to the bottom of it the stonewall is taking place. And this was just part of it that you heard, the sound bites from yesterday between Holder and Chaffetz and Darrell Issa.
Leavenworth for Holder, his cadre and his boss all of whom are responsible and being obstructive to a duly constituted Senate committee. BOOK EM” DANO!
After the election, win or lose, the Kenyan will pardon all involved
This latest round by Issa I hope was laying groundwork for impeachment proceedings. Please don’t let it be just for show...
If Rush will get on board and start hammering this, the MSM will have to cover it, if only to protect themselves from the charges that they are sheltering their boy Bambi from negative stories.
I read that John “crybaby” Boehner just replaced his old chief of staff (who was a Karl Rove disciple) with a new, younger guy who has a better pulse on current events. Praying that they’ll finally slap Holder with a contempt charge NOW! I am so tired of the RINOs who won’t take a stand and won’t fight back, even in such a clear-cut case as Fast & Furious. Are they really that spineless or do the Dems have that much dirt on them? Or both? : )
(Pres. Obama to Sarah Brady.)
Could Lanny Breuer be the one providing the Clintons with the ammunition to sink Obama?
I'd expect nothing less, just like Clintoon.
We are sooooooooooooooooo divided.
Ca, ca, ca, can’t we all get along?
Sure can - there isn't much that CAN be done with Senate & DOJ both willing to impeach & prosecute
That can't happen if Barky is impeached once this is proved to have reached his office. Holder will give him up if faced with Federal prosecution.
Someone is going to be left standing without a chair once the music stops.
Four ATF field agents testify under oath that they "never even heard of intentionally letting guns "walk" before F&F."
This may escalate to the point where Issa issues his demands in a larger font.
ACTION not words.
From what I’ve read, Boehner is not going to allow F & F to go much further.
Afraid to be called a racist. So ya just let these radical antiAmerican marxist negros destroy America?
Boehner needs to go.
“You know, the purpose of Fast and Furious, one of the purposes was to get those guns across the border in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, have crimes committed, and then say, “We gotta do something about the Second Amendment.”
If that proves true, that’s treason, in my opinion. Treason is one of only two crimes in the US Constitution that are punishable by death.
Once the president pardons him, it’s forever
Jackson Lee and Holder deserve each other. Problem is Jackson Lee thinks everybody in Congress is as dumb as the Democrats
wish everyone else was. And Jackson Lee —like the AG think they have “superior knowledge.”Nit comes to grit I think if he were at all honest Holder would probably prefer the New Black Panters be defending him than Jackson Lee.
Woohoo! Team America Reference. America FU— YA!
How can you pardon someone unless they have been convicted? It this goes to trial, it would not be finished before the election is over. I think Holder is betting his ass on the the wrong horse. Romney will win.
Ford pardoned Nixon before there was even an indictment. He simply pardoned him for any charges that may arise from the watergate matter.
Thanks for the clarification.
Leavenworth is too good for Holder. Give him to the Mexicans. He and his cronies have about 300 murders to answer for...