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  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • Group Headed By Weather Underground Terrorist Gets DOJ Grants (Bernardine Dohrn)

    05/08/2012 2:35:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2012
    The Justice Department has awarded a group headed by a domestic terrorist and one-time FBI fugitive with close ties to President Obama hundreds of thousands of dollars to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. This is a story you likely won’t see in the mainstream media, but a conservative political magazine exposed it this week. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has given $400,000 in grants to an organization ( W. Haywood Burns Institute) that blames disproportionately high criminal behavior among minority juvenile delinquents on discrimination. The San Francisco-based nonprofit describes itself as a leading organization in the...
  • Democrat breaks ranks, supports Issa’s push to enforce Fast and Furious subpoena

    05/08/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/08/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he supports the House oversight committee’s efforts to enforce the congressional subpoena of Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. “One of the duties of Congress is to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Donnelly told TheDC. “There has been a serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct and we need to get to the bottom of this issue without playing partisan politics.” Holder has demonstrably failed to comply with the congressional subpoena House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa served him on Oct. 12, 2011....
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast & Furious”(Murdergate)

    05/08/2012 4:51:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn’t hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ now-infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation. This week, Rep. Issa –chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee– made good on the pledge and sent out a draft Contempt Order against Holder to members of the committee. The document makes a case for holding the beleaguered U.S. Attorney General...
  • Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents

    05/08/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon — if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena he's thus far failed to comply with. "The Justice Department can still avoid contempt," Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins told TheDC. "They need to pledge their cooperation and stop stonewalling on critical documents outlined by the committee in the draft contempt report."Watkins said those "critical documents" include "what high ranking officials knew about Fast and Furious and when they knew it, information about...
  • Appropriate Actions! Eric Holder Speaks On Trayvon Martin (DETAILS)

    05/07/2012 8:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Global Grind ^ | May 7, 2012
    Overcoming injustice and eliminating disparities is something that America still struggles with, as the case of Trayvon Martin has become national news. In a speech to the Detroit chapter of the NAACP on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder mentioned the case of Trayvon while talking about the violence and crime involving young people in today’s inner cities. As Holder told the NAACP: "This (violence) is an issue that has -– rightly -– garnered significant national attention in recent months, as our nation has struggled to make sense of the tragic shooting death of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin. As...
  • Amazing. Eric Holder’s DOJ funds a (most wanted terrorist) Bernadine Dohrn-connected organization

    05/07/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 5/07/12 | Tammy
    Amazing. Eric Holder’s DOJ funds a Bernadine Dohrn-connected organizationby Tammy on May 7, 2012 The craven, distructive arrogance of these people never ceases to amaze. Great investigation here by National Review Online. Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization. Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a...
  • The Chicago Way: Justice for Sale at Holder's DOJ

    05/07/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 5/7/12 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive Newsweek article set to rock official Washington, reporter Peter Boyer and Breitbart contributing editor and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer reveal how Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice are operating under a “justice for sale” strategy by forgoing criminal prosecution of Wall Street executives at big financial institutions who just so happen to be clients of the white-shoe law firms where Holder and his top DOJ lieutenants worked.
  • Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate?

    05/07/2012 8:45:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    expertclick.com ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Alan Caruba
    When suspects in a crime are interrogated, they often develop memory loss. When the crime is running guns to drug cartels on both sides of the border, the crime involves the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Jaime Zapata, and countless Mexican citizens. Katie Pavlich has written an extraordinary expose, "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up" (Regnery Publishing). She is a veteran agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who has meticulously documented a story that should result in contempt of Congress action...
  • Contempt For Holder? Not a Wise Move(barf alert)

    05/06/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Republicans actually have a nice story to tell. The economy sucks. Anyone with a brain knows it is being floated with money printed by the Federal Reserve. The world economy sucks. Europe is going to go into a deep slow down. Italy, Spain, Greece and France will go off the cliff. The economies of Britain and Germany will be on a hamster wheel. All their production and growth will go into a state of “just staying even”. They will be like traders that have a bad position, losing you money each day, but your day trading keeps you afloat. It...
  • PJ Exclusive: The Obama/Holder Justice Department’s Ticket to Corruption

    05/07/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 7, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Gambling figures prominently in this story, but this isn’t a story about gambling. It’s a story about an administration misusing its power to benefit its friends. It’s a story about the corrupt purchase of our government. For half a century, Democratic and Republican administrations have interpreted the Wire Act, passed in 1961, as prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets by phone or wire, and in more recent years over the Internet. That changed on Christmas 2011, when the Obama/Holder Department of Justice reinterpreted the Wire Act. The DOJ ruled that the Wire Act allows lotteries to sell tickets online....
  • The Dohrn Connection

    05/07/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 7, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization.Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later. The organization that received the grants is the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the project that brought in the...
  • Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress citation takes shape - It’s go time.

    05/04/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/03/2012 | John Hayward
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is preparing contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for his failure to cooperate fully with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly gun-running program. Warnings were issued, deadlines have passed, and it’s just about “go time.” To this end, Issa has prepared an extensive staff briefing(PDF) on the case, along with a draft of Holder’s contempt citation. A press release from the House Oversight Committee says the briefing paper “explains what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, the hardships faced by the family...
  • DOJ: Ala. immigration law harming Hispanic students

    05/04/2012 11:01:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | May 4, 2012
    In a letter to the State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice, the DOJ said that absences among Hispanics tripled immediately following the enactment of the immigration law. The DOJ's investigation concentrated on the Section 28 of the law, which requires school districts to collect information on immigration status from students at the time of enrollment. However, the law does not ban undocumented immigrants from attending school. In the letter the DOJ said attendance records show that while absentee rates for other student groups remained static before and after the enactment of Section 28, absentee rates and withdrawals from school increased sharply...
  • Tales from Fast and Furious Part 5: Obama Reveals His Contempt for U.S. Gun Dealers

    05/03/2012 6:24:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/12 | Obama Files
    Obama Files has discovered a recording from 2007 of then-Senator Barack Obama ranting against U.S. gun dealers, blaming the Virginia Tech massacre that had occurred a few months earlier on 'unscrupulous' gun dealers, and throwing in for good measure gun dealers being responsible for the rampant gun violence in Chicago's public schools. This sheds light into the Obama Administration's program to demonize and falsely blame U.S. gun dealers for arming the Mexican drug cartels, while at the same time 'encouraging' them to hand over thousands of weapons to individuals that they knew were planning on transferring them over the border....
  • House GOP to distribute draft contempt citation against Eric Holder over "gunwalking."

    05/03/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT · by struggle · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/3/12 | Sharyl Attkinson
    May 3, 2012 6:32 AM * Print * Text House GOP to distribute draft contempt citation against Eric Holder over "gunwalking" By Sharyl Attkisson Topics Congress Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder (Credit: AP) (CBS News) Republicans on the House Oversight Committee were to take the first formal step Thursday toward contempt proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" operation, CBS News has learned. The case for a citation declaring Holder in contempt will be laid out in a briefing paper and 48-page draft citation distributed to Democrats and Republicans on the committee....
  • CBP Director: ‘Some of The Safest Communities in America’ Are on U.S.-Mexico Border

    05/02/2012 2:41:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 2, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- The U.S. side of the southwest border is home to “some of the safest communities in America,” Gene Garza, the director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)in the Laredo, Texas field office, told lawmakers on Tuesday. Garza testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on May 1 at a hearing entitled, “Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry.” The CBP is a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Garza said he based his assessment of the safety of U.S. communities along...
  • Jimmy Kimmel makes 'Gunwalker' joke; much of the crowd doesn't get it

    05/02/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    It was only for 14 seconds, and one might question the appropriateness of joking about a government plot that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and two dead federal agents, but comedian Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the few people to have publicly referenced the "Project Gunwalker" scandal in President Obama's presence. This was Saturday night, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (see sidebar video): Even some of your fellow Democrats think you’re a pushover, Mr. President. They would like to see you stick to your guns, and if you don’t have any guns, they would like...
  • Speaker Boehner protects Eric Holder from Contempt of Congress citation...again

    05/01/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/2012 | Doug Book
    Three months ago conservatives were jubilant over reports Congressman Darrell Issa would offer a Contempt of Congress complaint against Eric Holder. After all, the Attorney General had openly refused to honor House Oversight Committee subpoenas for an estimated 80,000 documents vital to the Committee’s investigation of the role played by members of the Obama Regime in Operation Fast and Furious. Holder spent nearly a year lying to Congressional committees and making clear he had no intention of honoring legal subpoenas. His Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich had written a February 4th, 2011 letter to congress claiming the criminal walking of...
  • Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’

    04/30/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/30/12 | DARIUS DIXON
    Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week. “Holding someone in contempt of Congress is one of the most serious and formal actions our Committee can take, and it should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,” the Maryland Democrat wrote Friday to Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Last...
  • Washington, Where Nothing’s Funnier than Government-Sponsored Gun-Running(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a self-congratulatory mutual masturbation marathon that’s ostensibly a “roast” of the President. No matter who’s in the big chair, at best it’s a drunken festival of strained jokes, rictus-like grins and too-hearty knee slaps. Even with Lindsay Lohan in attendance. But as non-threatening as most of the routines are toward the current commander-in-chief, who the majority in the room would be only too happy to fellate if it would mean single-payer healthcare and Priuses for all, Jimmy Kimmel managed to work in a dig at the big guy (ever so tiny as it...
  • Judiciary Chairman Unleashes on Holder for ‘Partisan’ Ignorance of Constitution

    04/30/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    With a scathing roll call of Eric Holder's sins, Lamar Smith paves the way for the attorney general's upcoming appearance before his committee. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee launched a scathing attack on the Department of Justice today with a report outlining how Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency is “ignoring the Constitution to impose a partisan agenda.” “The pattern of pushing partisan ideology rather than neutrally enforcing the law began nearly as soon as the Administration took office and has continued unabated since,” the report from Rep. Lamar Smith states. The Texas Republican said that under the Obama...
  • Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

    04/30/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    narcosphere.narconews.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Bill Conroy
    US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year and is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | NA
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ 'Has Gone Wild'

    04/29/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 4.28.12 | Kevin Mooney
    Unless voter integrity efforts take root this year, the notion of free and fair elections could become a relic of American history, Catherine Engelbrecht warned listeners during the "True the Vote National Summit in Houston, Texas yesterday. Engelbrecht, who is the president and founder of the organization, cited specific instances throughout the country where the number of voters listed on registration rolls exceeded the actual number of eligible voters. She also said it was far too easy for non-citizens to obtain voter registration forms.<snip>Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who was elected with support from Soros and ACORN, oversaw the...
  • 2 ATF agents: Our hands were tied, so guns walked ( Fast and Furious )

    04/29/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Steller
    Two of the supervising agents implicated in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking scandal are mounting a counteroffensive, arguing they had no choice but to let criminal suspects buy guns. Last month, lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress who are leading an investigation into the Phoenix-based probe of people buying guns in Arizona for criminals in Mexico. One of their key arguments: From the operation's inception in September 2009 until June 2010, federal prosecutors told the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents running the investigation that they did...
  • The Shrinking ‘Vast Majority’: NSSF Responds to ATF Mexican Trace Report

    04/28/2012 9:01:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Larry Keane
    ATF yesterday released a report on firearms submitted by the government of Mexico for tracing since 2007. One screaming headline referred to the “Vast Majority of Mexican Crime Guns Originate in U.S. New ATF Trace Data Reveals.” If you have been following the issue of Mexican gun traces on this blog, you will realize the truth is a rapidly shrinking “Vast Majority” and the so-called “flood” of guns going into Mexico moves at glacier-like speed. The mainstream media has consistently falsely claimed that 90 percent of all firearms recovered in Mexico come from the United States. The “90 percent myth”...
  • There Are No Coincidences

    04/28/2012 9:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 28 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    Yesterday, the BATFE held a briefing for the media on the results regarding traces of firearms recovered in Mexico. Reporters that attended this briefing were not allowed any cameras, recording devices, or video equipment. They were only allowed pen and paper to take notes. Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com tweeted after the event that the moment they got into the briefing they were given a flash drive with the statistics. The data released show that 68% of the guns submitted for tracing originated in the United States. Note that is only the guns submitted by the Mexican government. Moreover, as Larry...
  • Feinstein continues to misrepresent Mexican gun tracing numbers

    04/28/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “New ATF Data Proves Overwhelming Majority of Guns Recovered in Mexico Come from U.S.,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., claimed yesterday in a press release. “Between 2007-2011, 68.5 percent of recovered weapons were of U.S. origin; more must be done to stop firearms trafficking to Mexico,” she declared. The senator is referring to data disclosed in yesterday’s “roundtable” hosted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), held with credentialed members of the media “to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico.” This column predicted yesterday that “What we will no doubt hear the loudest after the...
  • MMfA's Response to 'Fast and Furious' Plays Fast and Loose with Facts

    04/28/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    The Department of Justice reportedly referred a journalist to this story by Media Matters for America, "Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods." The "research," presumably written by Matthew Gertz (M.G.), claims Katie Pavlich’s book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up, is filled with false claims. MMfA argues Ms. Pavlich played up the importance of Holder’s briefings, citing Mr. Holder's testimony that none of the memos say anything about "unacceptable tactics employed b ATF"--only "short summaries of matters that the agencies deem of interest that week." But look at Appendix 20...
  • Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
    House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation. WASHINGTON — Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in which they charge that he and his Justice Department have repeatedly "obstructed and slowed" the Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF's flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. The 48-page draft citation is being drawn up by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Top committee officials recently met...
  • ATF: 68,000 Guns Recovered in Mexico Trace to US

    04/26/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Alex Johnston
    Mexican authorities have recovered around 68,000 guns that traced back to the United States in the past five years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said on Thursday. “Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from pistols and revolvers to rifles,” the ATF said in a statement. The agency added that reports from officials in Mexico show “certain types of rifles, such as the AK and AR variants with detachable magazines, are used more frequently to commit violent crime by drug trafficking organizations.” The ATF said it was...
  • Government's answer to "Fast and Furious" records requests: Blank pages

    04/27/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 27, 2012 | by Sharyl Attksson
    For more than a year, CBS News has been investigating the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms' "Fast and Furious" operation and related cases that also employed the controversial tactic of "gunwalking." With Justice Department officials refusing all interview requests to date, CBS News requested numerous public documents through the Freedom of Information Act. So far, all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full. This week, we received a partial response to a request made more than a year ago. It asked for communications involving "Project Gunrunner," the umbrella program for Fast...
  • House committee could cite Holder for contempt

    04/27/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House Committee is preparing a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder in a dispute over access to documents from a flawed gun-tracking operation. An official of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said a final decision on issuing the citation has not been made.
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious

    04/27/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27 2012 | Fox News
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious

    (CBS News) -- House Republicans investigating the Fast and Furious scandal have gotten the go-ahead by their party leaders to pursue a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder, senior congressional aides told CBS News. The resolution will accuse Holder and his Justice Department of obstructing the congressional probe into the allegations that the government let thousands of weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The citation would attempt to force Holder to turn over tens of thousands of pages documents related to the probe, which has entered its second year. For months, congressional Republicans probing ATF's Fast...
  • Getting Out While The Getting Is Good (gunwalker)

    04/27/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    It was announced yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich will be leaving the Department of Justice to become Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School. From the university's announcement: University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University's School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as...
  • Will right questions be asked at today’s 'ATF Roundtable’?

    04/27/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will hold a roundtable discussion Thursday, April 26, to discuss firearms trace data from the Government of Mexico,” an ATF Public Affairs Division press release advises. “The trace information discussed will cover firearms recovered by law enforcement and military officials at crime scenes in Mexico for calendar years 2007-2011 and submitted to ATF for tracing,” the release states. “This information will be available to the public on the ATF website following the roundtable.” “ATF will not discuss any other firearms recoveries in Mexico which have not been submitted for tracing or...
  • ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

    04/27/2012 4:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday afternoon, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released firearms tracing data to the press from Mexico between the years 2007-2011 during a roundtable discussion and presentation given by ATF Special Agent John Hageman. The data was released at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. Reporters were allowed to bring pen and paper, but were prohibited from bringing computers or recording devices.  When we arrived, despite prohibiting the use of computers, ATF gave us a flashdrive. “70%” That’s the percentage of guns traced in Mexico to United States sources or Federal Firearms Licensees [gun dealers] according to the Bureau...
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • ATF's mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress

    04/25/2012 3:10:19 PM PDT · by brityank · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson - CBS
    ATF's mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress Evidence photos just turned over to Congress under subpoena show a frightening stash of grenade parts, fuse assemblies and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition. It was all hidden in a spare tire of an SUV crossing from the US to Mexico in 2010. The accused smuggler, an alleged drug cartel arms dealer named Jean Baptise Kingery, was questioned by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) but released. Documents handed over to Congress by the Justice Department shed new light on missteps in the...
  • ‘Blood on their hands’ seeks to document truth about Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/26/2012 5:03:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “We have launched our new film project ‘Blood on their Hands,” COPS (Citizen’s Organization for Public Safety) Productions CEO Mike McNulty writes in an email to friends and supporters introducing an effort to fund and produce a documentary on government misdeeds resulting in Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” crimes. McNulty is a filmmaker of no small achievement. His production and writing credits include “Waco- The Rules of Engagement,” introduced by actor Robert De Niro at the 1997 Academy Awards, where it was nominated as Best Documentary. From his IMDB biography: "blockquote"Producer Mike McNulty is Investigative Researcher and Producer of "Waco:...
  • High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Island Bribery scandals

    04/25/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 April 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon, as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress. Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal. The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...
  • DOJ Tries To Seize Control Of Public Records Arbitration

    04/25/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 24, 2012
    In a dangerous power grab that will jeopardize government transparency, the Obama Justice Department wants to redefine federal public record law so that it becomes the sole arbiter in disputes between agencies and individuals who submit requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The unprecedented move would give the Department of Justice (DOJ), an extension of the executive branch, scary authority to determine if and how public records are disseminated throughout government. It would also strip those duties from the agency— Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)—that was created by Congress as a neutral party to mediate FOIA...
  • Katie Pavlich on Heritage TV talking about Fast and Furious

    04/24/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT · by struggle · 9 replies
    Heritage TV Via Breitbart ^ | 04/24/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Interesting stuff being discussed
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters for Information on Fast and...

    04/23/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/21/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters for Information on Fast and Furious Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies

    04/23/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    From his hospital bed in Birmingham, Ala., Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has obtained a copy of the Department of Justice Report of Investigation of the incident where an ATF agent let a surveilled suspect with prior arrests go, after giving him a $10 bill with her phone number written on it in exchange for his pledge that he’d lead her to bigger fish. “During the inspection, a Border Patrol Agent assisting the CBPOs [Customs and Border Protection Officers] performed Treasury Enforcement Communication Systems (TECS) subject queries on the subjects which disclosed CELlS-ACOSTA was under investigation for firearms trafficking,”...
  • 2 Accused in Fast and Furious Case to Change Plea

    04/23/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Apr 2012
    Two men charged with participating in a gun smuggling ring are expected to change their pleas in the federal government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Alfredo Celis is set to change his plea on May 11, while Danny Cruz Morones is scheduled to change his plea on May 14.