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  • DOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious Scandal

    01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, plans to resign soon, the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous sources. “It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter,” the Post wrote. When asked for a comment on the Post’s report, and to verify...
  • REVEALED: Corzine's MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder's Law Firm

    07/26/2012 3:20:21 PM PDT · by arasina · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling. There’s more. Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester--the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to...
  • John Boehner to halt Fast and Furious investigation, sell out to Eric Holder and White House

    02/07/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 165 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/07/2012 | Doug Book
    Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious. Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney General’s May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first “acquaintance” with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie. And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nation’s history...
  • Darrell Issa threatens Eric Holder with contempt ( Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply.)

    01/31/2012 9:02:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | | 1/31/12 5:48 PM EST Updated: 1/31/12 7:18 PM EST | TIM MAK
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.In a letter to Holder, Issa wrote that “this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply, according to Issa.
  • Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with...subpoenas

    01/31/2012 4:34:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2012 | by William Lajeunesse
    The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents. Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply. In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has "misrepresented facts and misled Congress," which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.
  • More gunwalker questions for Attorney General Holder

    01/31/2012 11:07:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Newly-released documents show that last February, on an official visit to Mexico, Justice Department official Lanny Breuer suggested fighting arms trafficking by using the tactic of intentionally letting guns flow into Mexico via criminals. According to the documents, Assistant Attorney General Breuer suggested the U.S. and Mexico consider working together to allow arms traffickers for Mexican drug cartels "to cross into Mexico," so that Mexican authorities could later prosecute and convict them. The documents indicate Mexico's then-attache spoke against Breuer's idea. He "raised the issue that there is an inherent risk in allowing weapons to pass from the US to...
  • A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?

    01/30/2012 3:09:59 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | January 29, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both. As Attorney General Eric Holder gets ready to face more congressional grilling Thursday, something’s clearly rotten at the Justice Department. The stench goes all the way to the top — to Holder. Friday, the feds disclosed documents that show that despite Holder’s claim during congressional testimony that he’d only learned of F&F “a few weeks” earlier (a claim later amended to “a couple of months”), he has known (or should have known) about it all along...
  • Insight: Top Justice officials connected to mortgage banks (More DC "Incestuous" Relations)

    01/20/2012 7:48:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2012 | Scot J. Paltrow
    .S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who's Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows. The firm, Covington & Burling, is one of Washington's biggest white shoe law firms. Law professors and other federal ethics experts said that federal conflict of interest rules required Holder and Breuer to recuse themselves from any Justice Department decisions relating to law firm clients they personally had done work for.
  • BREAKING: Grassley calls for Lanny Breuer’s resignation from DoJ(gunwalker)

    12/09/2011 7:09:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Senator Charles Grassley has called on Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who heads the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, to hand in his resignation over his apparent mishandling and misleading testimony about his involvement in the oversight of Operation Fast and Furious. Speaking on the Senate floor, Grassley was blunt in his criticism of Breuer: I’ve done oversight for many years, and in all that time, I don’t ever remember coming across a government official who so blatantly placed sparing agencies embarrassment over protecting the lives of citizens. The full text of Grassley’s remarks can be found here. Grassley, Ranking Republican...
  • Grassley On Breuer's Testimony (gunwalker)

    11/04/2011 5:46:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 3 November, 2011 | John Richardson
    Sen. Chuck Grassley was interviewed by Cam Edwards and Ginny Simone about Assistant AG Lanny Breuer's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Grassley said Breuer was a perfect example of what happens to people who try to stonewall Congress on oversight. He said the longer they hold off cooperating, the more egg they will get on their face when the facts eventually come out as they always do. Holder and the rest of his cronies should heed this advice but I doubt they will.
  • 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...
  • Codrea & Vanderboegh Exclusive: Documents detail early knowledge by Lanny Breuer and subordinates

    11/01/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 11/1/11 | Codrea & Vanderboegh
    "I'm shocked! Shocked! To find gunwalking going on here!" Email correspondence and handwritten notes obtained today by David Codrea of the National Gun Rights Examiner and this correspondent provide details on information and strategy being shared between top level officials of the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including between Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and then-ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson. These documents, in the possession of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, provide a much clearer picture than that given by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in his statement of yesterday of what...
  • 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...
  • Breuer on 'gun-walking'An assistant AG's regrets

    11/01/2011 7:14:58 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies
    politico.com/politico44 ^ | 11/01/11 6:55 AM Updated: 11/01/11 6:56 AM | MATT NEGRIN
    Lanny Breuer, the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general who runs the criminal division, tells The Wall Street Journal that he wishes he had acted to prevent the “gun-walking” tactics that are under scrutiny in the Fast and Furious operation: The earlier operation that caused concern was known as Wide Receiver, which Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents in Arizona ran in 2006-2007. ...
  • BREAKING: CBS News obtains document linking asst. AG to ‘Gunrunner’

    05/05/2011 5:45:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 152 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 May, 2011 | Dave Workman
    CBS News is reporting that documents obtained by Congressional investigators looking into the Project Gunrunner scandal include a wiretap authorization from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer dated in March 2010. Read the CBS story by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson here. Also included in documents released by investigators is a January 8, 2010 “briefing paper” on Project Gunrunner from the Phoenix, AZ field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The documents were released earlier today as the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. One document indicates a Holder Asst. Attorney...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Issa demands "gunwalking" information from Secretary Clinton

    04/16/2011 9:12:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Today, the head of the House Oversight Committee fired off a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her agency's refusal to turn over documents and information about the ATF "gunwalking" scandal exposed by CBS News. "Given the gravity of this matter, this refusal is simply unacceptable," reads the letter from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Read Issa's full letter to Clinton (PDF).Issa is acting in concert with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). On March 4, Grassley requested information from the State Department involving then-U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual's meetings with Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Mr. Breuer's deputy,...
  • 'Project Gunwalker' now definitively traced to near top of Justice Department

    04/03/2011 7:13:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 March, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Back in early February, before CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson led the way for the rest of the mainstream media to the "Project Gunwalker" scandal, National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea and the Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh were very nearly the public's only sources of information about this still-growing political bombshell. It was Mr. Vanderboegh, in fact, who on Feb. 4 strongly implied Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer's heavy involvement in the fiasco. In that post, Vanderboegh also revealed that the BATFE's (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Mexico City attaché Darren Gil had vehemently objected to...
  • Did Lanny Breuer play a role in ‘Project Gunwalker’?

    02/07/2011 3:45:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    A source who has been providing information that has consistently panned out in the ongoing “Project Gunwalker” investigation is claiming that Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, was party to the decision to overrule the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s representative to Mexico. Former attaché Darren Gil reportedly advocated informing the Mexican government of gun monitoring operations that resulted in “Project Gunwalker” allegations, and has since resigned his post, one sources say is now to be filled by current ATF Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Newell. Mike...
  • Ethics Update [Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

    09/05/2009 2:20:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 643+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM | Posted by Norm Eisen
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009 AT 2:56 PM Ethics Update Posted by Norm Eisen We have previously reported six limited waivers that have been granted by the White House pursuant to the President’s Executive Order on Ethics for Executive Branch personnel – the strongest ethics standards in U.S. government history. Three of these waivers involved lobbying-related issues and three did not. We blogged about them here, here, and here. Several months ago, the public interest community suggested that we also make available in a central place limited waivers...
  • Obama to Pick Clinton Lawyer for Federal Probes

    01/09/2009 11:14:52 PM PST · by malkee · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 9 2009 | Michael Isikoff
    A former top Clinton White House lawyer is in line to be nominated by Barack Obama to head the Justice Department office in charge of all federal criminal investigations, according to three transition sources. Lanny A. Breuer, who played a key role in defending Bill Clinton during impeachment and related criminal and congressional probes during the 1990s, is slated to be nominated to assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division, said the sources, all of whom asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. One of the sources said a public announcement of the...
  • Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed

    07/14/2005 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 1,644+ views
    News Max ^ | July 13, 2005
    Sentencing for former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty in April to stealing and destroying top secret terrorism documents from the National Archives, has been delayed, NewsMax.com has learned. Asked why Berger wasn't sentenced as scheduled on Friday, July 8, a Justice Department spokesman told NewsMax on Tuesday that Berger's sentencing has been postponed till September. The spokesman declined to offer an explanation for the delay. Repeated calls asking about the postponement to Berger's lawyer, Washington, D.C., attorney Lanny Breuer, went unreturned. Federal District Court's U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson, who is presiding over the Berger case, also...
  • Sandy Berger Hires Clinton Lawyer Lanny Breuer, Contacts Prosecutors..'willing to cooperate'

    07/20/2004 9:54:48 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 134 replies · 3,878+ views
    CNN Morning Grind Politcs Memo ^ | 7/20/04 | John Mercurio
    Sandy Berger has met much of the day with attorneys.Among those he has hired is former Clinton administration lawyer Lanny Breuer.Sources say Breuer has been in contact with prosecutors.Sources also say Berger is stressing a willingness to cooperate, but investigators have not yet asked to speak with him.Mr. Berger serves as an informal advisor to Senator John Kerry on national security matters.
  • Sandy Berger - the biggest case in the US at the moment

    08/23/2004 4:34:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Lawyer ^ | 8/23/04
    The American way On the other side of the Atlantic, where juries are revered, UK lawyers’ squeamishness about serving is given short shrift, as everyone over there is expected to do their bit. “Juries are one of the hallmarks of a well-functioning democracy,” says Covington & Burling white collar crime partner Lanny Breuer, who is the lawyer who represented Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings. “A citizen can’t be imprisoned or have his or her liberty taken away simply by the act of an official such as a judge, and that’s why we put juries on such a pedestal.” In...