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  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasn’t clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, it’s crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...
  • A Plot To Undermine The Right To Bear Arms

    12/08/2011 4:32:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 8, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: Newly obtained documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives discussed using its covert operation Fast and Furious to argue for new rules about gun sales. We told you so. As we observed in June, the way Fast and Furious — the government's gun-running operation that resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — was conducted made no sense unless its intent was to facilitate violence with U.S. weapons in the interests of pursuing the administration's gun-control agenda. Now documents obtained by CBS News confirm that our first suspicions were correct. As CBS'...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • See, I Told You So: E-Mails Show Fast and Furious was Vehicle for Gun Control

    12/08/2011 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Those of you at the Sullivan Group out in Sacramento, my opinion auditing firm, you better listen up. I gotta go up now, I gotta go up above 99.6. I mean Fast and Furious, right on the money, I called it. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, found evidence in the e-mails that the whole plan was about affecting gun laws in this country, exactly as I prognosticated all the way back on July 7th of this year. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I take you back to this program. This is me on July 7th of this year. RUSH ARCHIVE:...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • RED ALERT: Deputy A.G. behind 'Fast & Furious' met with Obama four times during height of operation

    11/29/2011 8:22:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Director Blue ^ | 11/28/2011 | Doug Ross
    Item 1: In March of 2011, President Obama denied knowledge of 'Operation Fast and Furious' -- the Justice Department program that sent thousands of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels. 25 March 2011 - Under fire for an operation that allowed smuggling of U.S. weapons across the nation’s border with Mexico, President Obama said in an interview that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the controversial “Operation Fast and Furious.” ...Obama told Univision‘s Jorge Ramos that President Felipe Calderon wasn’t informed of the operation because he — the president of the United States — wasn’t informed either. When...
  • ATF Classifies Pot Scrubbers as Silencers, Makes Possession Illegal

    11/16/2011 1:13:04 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | 15 NOV 11 | Nick Leghorn
    David Codrea published an article today about an interesting letter one law abiding silencer owner received from the ATF. The silencer owner in question owns an AWC .22lr silencer that uses a material made of tangled copper ropes to slow down the expanding gasses, a material not unlike the common Brillo pad or Chore Boy Pot Scrubber. He wanted to know whether it would be legal to replace the worn out material in his legally owned silencer with some pot scrubber material, an act which seems pretty innocuous to the impartial observer. The ATF, on the other hand… From the...
  • Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower

    11/09/2011 9:04:11 AM PST · by martosko · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who resigned in August, admitted late Tuesday that he leaked a document aimed at smearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson, an Operation Fast and Furious whistle-blower. “Dennis regrets his role in disclosing the memo but he’s a stand-up guy and is willing to take responsibility for what he did,” Chuck Rosenberg, Burke’s lawyer, said according to NPR. “It was absolutely not Dennis’s intent to retaliate against Special Agent Dodson or anyone else for the information they provided Congress.” Rosenberg claims Burke is cooperating with congressional investigators.
  • Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer Blames Second Amendment For ATF/DOJ Gun Walking Mistakes

    11/02/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Novemeber 2, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who is facing pressure surrounding his role in the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, asked for more gun control and blamed law abiding gun shop owners for violence in Mexico. Breuer declared that nearly 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from the United States, a figure that has been disproven by the National Rifle Association, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and by Senator Charles Grassley’s office multiple times.  Also during testimony, Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein pushed for more gun control and Breuer expressed his...
  • DOJ official knew of ATF "gunwalking" in April 2010

    11/01/2011 12:03:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 31, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (Excerpt) Gunwalking is a controversial investigative tactic in which police allow suspects to traffic guns without stopping them in order to see where they end up. Documents just released this afternoon show the head of the Justice Department's criminal division, Lanny A. Breuer, learned about the tactic of ATF gunwalking as early as April of last year. In a memo, Breuer's deputy wrote him that, in a case called "Wide Receiver" started under the Bush Administration, "ATF let a bunch of guns walk" in an effort to catch the big fish of Mexican drug cartels and said the gunwalking case...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • Gun Walking In the Midwest

    10/14/2011 3:43:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/06/2011 | John Hayward
    First, we learned about Operation Fast and Furious, a program run from the Arizona offices the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, in which American guns were “walked” into Mexico. Straw buyers for drug cartels would make big purchases at American gun shops, while ATF agents watched on closed-circuit TV. The ostensible purpose of this project was to track the guns to their cartel end-users and take them down, but testimony to the House Oversight committee has revealed very few serious measures to track the weapons were ever in place, and not many arrests were made. The whole thing fell...
  • Obama Administration Complicit in Murdering Mexicans in Covert War on Mexico

    10/12/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 12 Oct 11 | Xzins
    On October 11, Eric Holder broke the news that Iran had been engaged in a covert war against the United States, and had even sent an agent to the U.S. to involve Mexican drug cartels as accomplices in a plot to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. What is truly amazing about this is that Eric Holder has been engaged in his own covert war against Mexico and Mexicans for the past two years. In the bizarre world of Washington D.C., the Obama Administration was doing the same thing against the Mexican government that it accused Iran...
  • Obama appoints fox to watch 'Fast and Furious' henhouse

    10/11/2011 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/11/11 | Jeff Knox
    Was the new acting director of ATF involved at the inception of the criminal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast & Furious? The appointment of B. Todd Jones as acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, hasn't caused much of a ripple – in the media or in the ATF. By most accounts Jones is a stand-up guy, ex-Marine, and in a refreshing change of pace, apparently not known for ignominious bouts of bad judgment. But who your friends are generally says a lot about you, and Todd Jones is a longtime friend and...
  • Gunwalker: Issa reveals DEA involvement.

    10/11/2011 12:38:31 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 86 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF." It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It...
  • Gunwalker: Issa Reveals Drug Enforcement Administration Involvement

    10/11/2011 6:17:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/11/2011 | Bob Owens
    It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It wasn’t an ATF operation. They were part of that. It was a...
  • Ten Arizona Sheriffs Call For Special Counsel to Investigate Eric Holder

    10/08/2011 5:08:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder sent a combative letter to Congress yesterday denying he knew about Operation Fast and Furious prior to testimony in May 2011, (despite memos showing Holder was briefed at least five times in July and August 2010 about the program) ten Arizona sheriffs, including National Sheriff of the Year Paul Babeu, came together to demand accountability from Holder for the lethal program that deliberately put 2,000 high powered weapons into the hands of the most dangerous criminals in North America. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected Sheriffs from across Arizona held a...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ docs reveal Holder was given multiple detailed accounts of gun program

    10/06/2011 9:26:58 AM PDT · by matthewreporter · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 6, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    New Department of Justice documents the House Oversight Committee released Thursday morning show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed on Operation Fast and Furious many more times than previously discovered documents suggested. They also show that Holder was given detailed information on what happened in Fast and Furious. These new documents show Holder received information and updates on Fast and Furious in at least five weekly memos starting in July 2010 — including over four consecutive weeks last summer. In summer 2010, Holder received briefing memos from National Drug Intelligence Center Director Michael Walther on July 5, July 12, July...
  • WaPo: ‘Calm down’ about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says

    10/06/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sari Horwitz
    The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a major shake-up of his agency Wednesday and urged Washington insiders to “calm down” about the latest revelations surrounding a controversial ATF gun operation. B. Todd Jones said calm is needed as he begins rebuilding the beleaguered agency, including shuffling top personnel. He made his comments as his boss, Attorney General Eric J. Holder Jr., came under fire this week from Republican lawmakers, with one calling for a special counsel to investigate Holder’s role in the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation.