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  • Today's Gun Walker Hearing will be broadcast on CSpan 3 at 7:00PM

    07/26/2011 2:50:21 PM PDT · by dickmc · 18 replies
    C Span 3 ^ | 07/26/11 | dickmc
    The gun walker hearing untelevised earlier today will be on CSpan3 at 7:00 PM this evening. If not on your cable, you can also go to CSpan and watch in streaming mode. Regards,
  • Live Now: Fast and Furious Hearings on Fox

    Questioning about to begin. http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html
  • VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious

    07/24/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 33 replies
    youtube video ^ | youtube video
    VIDEO:Obama Orders:Launched Fast and Furious
  • Gunwalker: Testimony Reveals Eric Holder’s Obfuscation Tactics

    07/21/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    ATF Acting Director Ken Melson's testimony shows just how far the DOJ has gone to impede the investigation and to protect political appointees.Attorney General Eric Holder continues to duck responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed more than 2,500 weapons, including thousands of AK-47 variants and .50 caliber sniper rifles, across the Mexican border and into the hands of the cartels. The weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an estimated 150 Mexican nationals. In May of this year, Holder was called to testify in front of Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Committee on Oversight...
  • Gunwalker: New Hearings Scheduled

    07/20/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 21 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | July 20,2011 1 hour ago 12:45 PM | pajamasmedia.com
    According to a release from Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled new hearings into the on going Operation Fast and Furious scandal — this time they’ll be talking to ATF agents based in Mexico: “Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border” will examine accounts of agents based in Mexico Washington DC– On Tuesday, July 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will convene a hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to...
  • 'Gunwalker' could have major impact on Mexican politics

    07/20/2011 4:18:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 July, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Writing for the Abilene Reporter-News, Jorge de la Isla points out a relatively unexplored implication of "Project Gunwalker": Mexico's presidential election, coming up a year from now, could easily have the U.S. gun policy known as "Fast and Furious" at the center of public debate. Two weeks ago, Fox News went farther than that, reporting that the potential next president of Mexico (as the likely nominee by President Felipe Calderón's National Action Party), Senator Santiago Creel, has advocated extradition, and prosecution in Mexico, of any U.S. officials behind Project Gunwalker. Says Sen. Creel: I think we should at least try...
  • Justice Department trying to shield officials in guns scandal, ATF chief says

    07/18/2011 4:30:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/18/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    The Department of Justice is trying to protect its political appointees from becoming embroiled in the broadening Fast and Furious gun-tracing scandal by refusing to release an internal "smoking gun" report that acknowledges the role of top officials in the program that allowed guns to flow illegally into Mexico, according to the head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Kenneth Melson, the ATF acting director, earlier this month also told congressional investigators examining the role of top officials in the ill-fated program that affidavits in support of wiretaps used in the operation are inconsistent with what...
  • Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants.

    07/18/2011 6:42:35 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 17, 2011 | Richard Serrano
    Congressional investigators probing the controversial "Fast and Furious" anti-gun-trafficking operation on the border with Mexico believe at least six Mexican drug cartel figures involved in gun smuggling also were paid FBI informants, officials said Saturday. The investigators have asked the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration for details about the alleged informants, as well as why agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which ran the Fast and Furious operation, were not told about them. The development raises further doubts about the now-shuttered program, which was created in November 2009 in an effort to track guns across...
  • Violence in Mexico acquires new repercussions

    07/16/2011 10:24:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    granma, havana ^ | June 23, 2011 | Jacinto Granda de Laserna
    A failed operation by U.S. authorities, known as Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed the entry of huge numbers of weapons into Mexican territory is also generating expectations given an upcoming related hearing in Congress… Plan Merida was launched in 2008 by President George W. Bush has been continued by his successor, Barack Obama, supposedly as a contribution to Mexico and Central American countries in combating drug trafficking… A Citizens’ Pact was signed in the (Mexico) city by around 200 organizations and public figures, which also calls on the Mexican government to reconsider its anti-drug strategy, which it considers a...
  • Project Gunrunner(gunwalker)

    07/16/2011 5:33:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    America's 1st Freedom, NRA ^ | July, 2011 | James O.E. Norell
    As the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continues to resist congressional demands that it explore its reckless operations on the southwest border, Mexican citizens, and even U.S. federal agents, are paying the price—with their very lives. Until CBS News first aired correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s continuing blockbuster series on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Fast and Furious” project, very few Americans had a clue that the agency was reportedly “monitoring” individual criminals as they violated federal firearm and smuggling laws. Through “whistleblowing” by inside-agency critics and journalists, pro-gun Americans have become increasingly suspicious of the fraudulent...
  • Fast & Fraudulent(gunwalker)

    07/16/2011 5:04:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1+ views
    America's 1st Freedom, NRA ^ | July, 2011 | James O.E. Norell
    THE SCANDAL SPREADS You have to look back at recent history to understand the origins and true danger to our liberty from Operation Fast and Furious, the star-crossed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scheme to covertly and passively supervise the felonious acquisition, transfer and international smuggling of thousands of firearms into Mexican criminal commerce. But first, be aware that the continuing steadfast efforts of two federal legislators, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are revealing...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ not a ‘renegade operation,’ sources say

    07/15/2011 4:07:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ botched Operation Fast and Furious was not a “renegade operation” but a coordinated effort “from the top down,” congressional sources and ATF insiders told the Seattle Gun Rights Examiner today. The suggestion surfaced in National Law Enforcement Examiner Jim Kouri’s column, quoting an unnamed New Jersey police commander who referred to the controversial gun trafficking sting as a “renegade operation.” One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, "We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the...
  • ATF Florida Gun Probe Earns Congressional Scrutiny in Wake of 'Fast and Furious'

    07/14/2011 5:20:14 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2011 | Fox News
    Several lawmakers are questioning the Obama administration about whether the controversial "Fast and Furious" gunrunning probe may have had a cousin in Florida that resulted in guns being trafficked to Central America. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., penned a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder and ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson inquiring about a program known as "Operation Castaway." Other top lawmakers are also starting to look into it, though ATF claims the program was above board and not similar to Operation Fast and Furious at all.
  • Fast and Furious just got more interesting (July 4th meeting)

    07/13/2011 9:05:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | July 7, 2011 | Bridget
    I know I’ve been doing a lot of posting on the Fast and Furious scandal and some of you might not be as enthralled as I am with it but I think this is heading downhill quickly for the DOJ (and thus Eric Holder) and I can’t wait to see where this will all end up. It’s like a great mystery movie where you watch and watch and wait to see “who done it”. We all know “who done it” here but will they get away with it and will it eventually end up in Obama’s lap? Breaking news out...
  • Republicans vote to block funding for new gun-sale requirements

    07/13/2011 4:03:27 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/13 | Jordy Yager
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted to strip funding for a new Obama administration policy that increases reporting requirements for some gun dealers who sell semi-automatic rifles. The rule from the Department of Justice (DOJ) requires dealers to report within five days multiple sales to the same person of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) sponsored the amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill that would nix funding for the rule. "For more than a decade, efforts to track rifle purchases and create a national gun registry have failed to gain...
  • Did Fast & Furious violate the Arms Export Control Act?

    07/13/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    First, the Arms Export Control Act, 22 USC §2778.. It authorizes the President to define defense articles and regulate their export. In so doing, he must consider the possibility that export could "support international terrorism, increase the possibility of outbreak or escalation of conflict..." Those defense articles may not be exported without a permit, issued by the Secretary of State ( Department of State guidelines here), "except that no license shall be required for exports or imports made by or for an agency of the United States Government (A) for official use by a department or agency of the United...
  • "Fast and Furious" Scandal Making Cops, Citizens Furious Fast

    07/13/2011 7:11:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 7/12/2011 | Jim Kouri
    When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report -- “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents -- it infuriated law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country. One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, "We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the killing of two American law enforcement officers -- one in the U.S., the other in Mexico." The at times shocking report includes testimony from four Bureau of...
  • Another Mexico Drug Cartel Leader Arrested, Says Guns Supplied By U.S Government

    07/12/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    blog.Alexander Higgins ^ | 7/10/11 | Alexander Higgins
    Another Mexico Drug Cartel Lead Has Been Arrested And He Says The Cartel’s Guns Have Been Supplied Directly By The U.S Government, And The CIA Has Infiltrated (AKA RuA leader of another Mexico Drug Cartel has been arrested and says U.S government supplied gunsnning) The Columbia Drug Cartels. As previously reported, a hacker data release revealed the arrested leader of the La Familia drug cartel in Mexico was in fact the feds point man for the U.S government drug smuggling operation to Mexico drug cartels. As Obama supplies the cartels with guns he uses the cartel’s violence as a justification...
  • Congressman Bilirakis Questions Holder On Tampa ATF Office Gunwalker Allegations

    07/12/2011 6:09:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 12 July, 2011 | Herschel Smith
    David Codrea is reporting that Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) wrote a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder and Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Kenneth Melson, expressing deep concerns over the allegations of release of guns to MS-13 from the Tampa ATF office. “These reports,” Bilirakis writes, “raise troubling questions about the motives, intentions, and competency of the ATF and DOJ.” “In recent days,” he notes, “it has come to light that the ATF and DOJ may have participated in the act of ‘gun walking’ beyond the acts conducted within the scope of “Operation...
  • BREAKING: New Fast & Furious allegation about witness access to documents

    A startling new allegation about possible tainting of potential witness testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has surfaced in a letter sent yesterday by Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley to Attorney General Eric Holder. In their letter,obtained by this column, Issa and Grassley reveal: “We have recently learned that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has afforded potential witnesses for the Committees’ investigation into Operation Fast and Furious access to a shared drive on its computer system replete with pertinent investigative documents, including official ATF e-mails. Although our staff has been...