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Fireworks Over Fast and Furious
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/08/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT by Kaslin

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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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; darrelissa; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; jasonchaffetz; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata

1 posted on 06/08/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

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!


2 posted on 06/08/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin; maggief; kristen
Statement of Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Full Committee Hearing

Cummings to Issa: Halt contempt proceedings against Holder

ping

3 posted on 06/08/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
Issa was some pi$$ed, these criminals can't keep this up fore ever, can they?
4 posted on 06/08/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Don Corleone

After the election, win or lose, the Kenyan will pardon all involved


5 posted on 06/08/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Kaslin

This latest round by Issa I hope was laying groundwork for impeachment proceedings. Please don’t let it be just for show...


6 posted on 06/08/2012 1:58:39 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Kaslin

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? : )


7 posted on 06/08/2012 2:00:34 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Kaslin
"We're still working on gun control, but under the radar."

(Pres. Obama to Sarah Brady.)


8 posted on 06/08/2012 2:02:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

Could Lanny Breuer be the one providing the Clintons with the ammunition to sink Obama?


9 posted on 06/08/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: muir_redwoods
" After the election, win or lose, the Kenyan will pardon all involved "

I'd expect nothing less, just like Clintoon.

10 posted on 06/08/2012 2:08:17 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: VikingMom

We are sooooooooooooooooo divided.

Ca, ca, ca, can’t we all get along?

Sniff.


11 posted on 06/08/2012 2:14:11 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin

12 posted on 06/08/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: #1CTYankee
these criminals can't keep this up fore ever, can they?

Sure can - there isn't much that CAN be done with Senate & DOJ both willing to impeach & prosecute

13 posted on 06/08/2012 2:18:09 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: muir_redwoods
"After the election, win or lose, the Kenyan will pardon all involved

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.

14 posted on 06/08/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Kaslin
The Department of Justice ’ s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents

Four ATF field agents testify under oath that they "never even heard of intentionally letting guns "walk" before F&F."

15 posted on 06/08/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 353FMG

This may escalate to the point where Issa issues his demands in a larger font.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin

17 posted on 06/08/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Republican inaction to prosecute Holder out fear of appearing racist has enabled the two most powerful black men in the United States to severely damage it. Holder condoned the NBPP's voter intimidation at the polls, is suing States for removing INELIGIBLE voters from their rolls and is also suing any State which enforces federal immigration laws. If his actions aren't prime examples of treason, sedition, and a violation of his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, I don't know what is. God help us and be DAMNED RINO Boehner and RINO Issa for their meaningless 'dog and pony' shows.

ACTION not words.

18 posted on 06/08/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SpaceBar

Hans "Brix"

19 posted on 06/08/2012 2:31:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Kaslin

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.


20 posted on 06/08/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Kaslin

“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.


21 posted on 06/08/2012 3:48:08 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Salvavida

Once the president pardons him, it’s forever


22 posted on 06/08/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Kaslin

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.


23 posted on 06/08/2012 4:10:47 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Woohoo! Team America Reference. America FU— YA!


24 posted on 06/08/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: muir_redwoods
After the election, win or lose, the Kenyan will pardon all involved

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.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 8:05:43 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

Ford pardoned Nixon before there was even an indictment. He simply pardoned him for any charges that may arise from the watergate matter.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:27:05 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: muir_redwoods
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.

27 posted on 06/11/2012 12:13:37 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Don Corleone

Leavenworth is too good for Holder. Give him to the Mexicans. He and his cronies have about 300 murders to answer for...


28 posted on 06/11/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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