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  • Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’

    07/02/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    ( – Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama's transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious. When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona,...
  • Bachmann: No Man is Above the Law (Gunwalker)

    07/02/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 30 June, 2012 | Lacey Halpern
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN claims that Attorney General Eric Holder was using the Fast and Furious gun running operation as a way to curb Second amendment rights. The theory posed by some conservatives like Bachmann is that liberals will use the botched gun running investigation to begin a rallying cry for tougher gun control laws. "No man is above the law. It doesn't matter if you are a janitor in a church basement or if you are the President of the United States, all of us have to be under the law and the same is true for Eric Holder,"...
  • Obama's Chief Of State Jack Lew Is Not A Good Liar(Gunwalker)

    07/02/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 2 July, 2012 | John Richardson
    President Obama's Chief of State Jack Lew appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley yesterday. After listening to his comments of Operation Fast and Furious you are left with the impression that he is grasping. Frankly, he is not a good liar. A good liar would convince you of his facts even when he knew they were false. About the only thing good about this interview for the Obama Administration is that it appeared on CNN which it seems no one watches anymore. Lew starts out by saying that Operation Fast and Furious was a bad plan...
  • Coulter: Gun control behind Democrats' lies on U.S. guns in Mexico

    07/02/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, “fast and furious,” how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date. The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on “American Idol.” Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. Democrats will...
  • Boehner says House will likely file suit within weeks to get Fast & Furious documents

    07/02/2012 8:04:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 1 July, 2012 | NA
    GOP House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday the chamber will likely file a lawsuit to compel the Justice Department to release more documents related to the investigation into the federal government’s Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. Boehner, R-Ohio, said the suit could be filed within the next several weeks, following the GOP-led House approving two resolutions Thursday that put Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide additional documents to congressional investigators. "The American people have a right to know what happened," Boehner said on CBS's “Face the Nation.” The criminal contempt resolution opened the door...
  • Darrell Issa’s pointless inquisition(uber barf alert)

    07/02/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mary Sanchez
    Operation Plodding and Pointless might do. The probe into the failed federal effort to track U.S.-purchased guns trafficked to Mexican drug cartels has reached a new height of dudgeon. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives (along with a handful of Democrats) have found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Issa. The committee’s hearings on Fast and Furious have droned on for more than a year now. Yet, to date, no testimony has been taken to address the problem that lay at the heart of the so-called...
  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation. “Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • Ken Melson - Key Figure in Fast and Furious? Where is Ken Melson?

    07/01/2012 7:04:53 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-30-12 | Maggies@MaggiesNotebook
    Geraldo Rivera and Liberal pundits are offended at Rep. Darrell Issa's Contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder, calling him an opportunist and accusing him of taking advantage of Fast and Furious in an election year - and worse invoking the name of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry for political gain. The truth is, Holder has forbidden contact with the very person who may be the key figure in Fast and Furious, the former BATF acting Director, Ken Melson. There are still 14,000 documents withheld by the DOJ, at least one characterized as a "smoking gun" implicating "high-ranking...
  • Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suit (& executive privilege claims)

    07/01/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/01/12
    Republicans to press "Fast and Furious" suitWASHINGTON | Sun Jul 1, 2012 1:11pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives plans to file a civil suit in federal court in the next several weeks over the Obama administration's refusal to give Congress documents about a failed gun-running probe, House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. The Justice Department said on Friday it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder after he was cited a day earlier by the Republican-led House for contempt of Congress for withholding some documents related to the probe. Holder heads the department. **SNIP**...
  • White House Chief of Staff Misleads Nation About Fast and Furious "Facts"

    07/01/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 1. 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On CNN's State of the Union this morning, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was asked why President Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious documents when he railed against the use of executive privilege in 2007. Remember, President Obama campaigned on his administration being the "most transparent administration in history." White House Chief Of Staff Jacob Lew: “Candy, let’s go back to the facts. The facts are that this was a bad plan, this Fast and Furious. It’s something that started in the Bush Administration and the Attorney General did not know...
  • Democrats Walk Out on Brian Terry at Fast and Furious Vote

    06/30/2012 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    During the vote that found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a hundered or so House Democrats staged a theatrical walkout in protest. The unintended effect was they seemed to have walked out on slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • Fighting fire with fire … Holder’s stonewall is being pierced by Issa’s Congressional Immunity

    07/02/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 15 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | July 2, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Last Friday (June 29) House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa pulled one off on AG Eric Holder. The lockup of Fast and Furious documents by the administration, many of which are under judicial seal, was shattered by his use of Congressional Immunity. Mr. Issa has received a number of leaked documents from unnamed sources. In particular he has copies of wiretap applications which put a lie to AG Eric Holder’s contention that no senior officials at DOJ had knowledge that guns were allowed to walk into uncontrolled hands. Issa has now opened a door that permits him get his leaked...
  • Eric Holder’s Tangled Web of Deception

    07/02/2012 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    How disheartening to watch U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder maneuver, spin, duck, dodge and dissemble.  Perhaps Holder still clings to the notion that he is serving the country and protecting the President, but his actions have pushed him well beyond that high ground.  Even Democrat leaders in congress, long-time Holder allies who long ago stopped thinking for themselves and who now resemble crazed wildebeests lost in their blind stampede against Republicans, are having doubts.   During three years at Justice, Attorney General Holder has told too many tales, ducked accountability too many times and has too-often clung to the tattered...
  • Grassley reacts as DOJ blows off contempt; Issa’s ‘bombshell’

    07/02/2012 5:26:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Senator Charles Grassley got furious fast over the Justice Department’s dismissive attitude about the House of Representatives’ criminal contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, and his call for independent action by the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. will likely earn accolades from western gun rights activists. Grassley will be far more popular than a Kent man who was sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for selling a gun via the internet later used in a murder, and probably more popular than the judge who handed down the sentence, for something he said in court, according to the Seattle...
  • A strange and dangerous criticism of Holder contempt proceedings

    07/02/2012 4:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Thursday's bipartisan decision in the House of Representatives to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress came as no surprise. Even a last ditch, eleventh hour attempt by CNN/Fortune to muddy the waters with the ludicrous, libelous allegation that the whistleblower was the only "gunwalker" (a theme gleefully picked up by MSNBC and Mother Jones) failed to stop (or even hinder) the contempt citation. What is perhaps surprising, though, is the convoluted lengths administration apologists were willing to go to in criticizing the contempt proceedings. Holder's defenders have apparently reached the conclusion that he is best served by...
  • Today is a milepost only in the Gunwalker investigation. Hold all applause until the end of the

    07/02/2012 4:23:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    It's done. In truth, I never thought we'd get this far. Holder's defiant. Here's Issa's "Statement on Bipartisan Vote Holding Attorney General in Contempt over Refusal to Produce Fast and Furious Documents." WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed last October. The vote on H.Res. 711, making a finding of contempt, was approved by a vote of 255 to 67. Seventeen Democrats crossed party lines to join the majority in the finding of contempt against Attorney...
  • Justice Dept Refuses to Prosecute Holder Over Gun Scandal

    07/01/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT · by BrianE · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Jun 2012 06:58 PM
  • Allen West: Black caucus, liberals judged Holder by color of his skin not content of his character

    07/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West said liberal Democrats in Congress — including many members of the Congressional Black Caucus — who walked out on the bipartisan votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress did so because Holder is black. “Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character,” West said of their walkout in a Facebook post. “I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American...
  • White House, Congress should seek compromise (Milwaukee J-S barf alert)

    07/01/2012 5:20:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 july 2012
    According to the conventional wisdom, beginning in 2006, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms decided to allow guns to "walk" over the U.S. border with Mexico. Federal agents let suspected straw buyers for the Mexican drug cartels buy high-powered weapons from American dealers with the idea of tracing them into the inner recesses of the cartels. Instead, the agents lost track of nearly all of the 2,000 guns in the scheme dubbed "Fast and Furious," and the American government became an unwitting accomplice in the inhuman violence south of the border. As a result, a U.S. Border Patrol agent...
  • What’s next for Attorney General Eric Holder?

    06/30/2012 9:33:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/29/2012 | John Hayward
    Congress held Attorney General Eric Holder in both civil and criminal contempt yesterday, in historic bipartisan votes, for his refusal to provide subpoenaed documents in the Fast and Furious investigation. This has never happened before.  So what happens next? The first consequence will be that the last media outlets trying to protect the Obama Administration by refusing to report on the worst scandal in Justice Department history will be obliged to mention it, in considerably more detail than they would like. They'll try to bury the details as much as possible, and they will still absurdly describe Fast and Furious as...