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  • Fast and Furious: Wiretap documents confirm senior Justice officials knew about “gun walking”

    06/05/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/5/12 | John Hayward
    It’s becoming increasingly clear why Attorney General Eric Holder is so reluctant to hand over subpoenaed documents to Congressional investigators. Today, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote Holder to discuss some wiretaps related to Operation Fast and Furious, the deadly Obama Administration program that put American guns into the hands of Mexican cartel killers. Holder has always maintained that he and his top deputies were unaware of the outrageous methods employed in Fast and Furious, which involved “walking” American guns across the border, ostensibly to trap cartel bigwigs with firearms charges. No serious effort was made to track...
  • Q: Did DOJ Know About 'Furious'? A: Memo Says Yes, a 'Terrific Idea'

    02/02/2012 6:05:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | William La Jeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    In the hours before Attorney General Eric Holder’s scheduled testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) released a new report suggesting top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. The memo, sent to Republican members of the Oversight Committee, was based upon interviews, documents and emails involving key players of the operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The operation allowed some 2,000 weapons cross the border into Mexico and into the hands of cartel...
  • Bribery leave(s) indicted financial-crime suspects free from prosecution under Holder’s DOJ

    A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted. (snip) The bribed officials, an attorney with knowledge of the investigation told TheDC, remain on the taxpayers’ payroll at the Justice Department without any accountability. The DOJ source said Holder does not want to admit public officials accepted bribes while under his leadership.
  • Why does Justice Department need to lie on FOIA responses?

    11/01/2011 4:36:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Justice Dept. proposes lying, hiding existence of records under new FOIA rule,” The Daily Caller reports. A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist. “A final version of the proposed rule could be issued by the end of this year. If approved, the new rule would officially become a federal regulation with the force of law,” Investors.com warns. Presumably the Nixon White House could have used the rule during Watergate to say, "Tape? What tape? It doesn't exist." This rule...
  • ATF Agent Shrugs Off The Death Of American Border Patrol Agent

    09/24/2011 6:04:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 September, 2011 | Dudley Brown NAGR
    Colorado -–(Ammoland.com)- One of my favorite quotes from early in our history came from Patrick Henry of Virginia: “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” His commentary on government and its’ liberty-crushing power still rings true today. And the fact that British colonial rulers conducted much of their affairs in secret, behind closed doors, out of the public view, provides an eerie parallel to many government agencies operating inside our country today. The fact is, it’s the responsibility of gun owners and grassroots activists...
  • U.S. Justice Department is in violation of court order and its own policy in Allen v. Soetoro

    05/24/2010 9:59:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 49 replies · 1,818+ views
    Post and Email ^ | May 24, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    ARIZONA RESIDENT MUST FORCE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AND HOMELAND SECURITY TO ABIDE BY JUDGE’S ORDER TO RELEASE INFORMATION According to the Department of Justice’s FOIA page, it “generally is required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to disclose records requested in writing by any person.” The website has a link to a report dated March 15, 2010 from the “Chief FOIA officer” who pledged a commitment “to make this the most open Administration in history.” The report asserts that 5% more FOIA requests have been fulfilled during fiscal year 2009 over 2008 and that denials of information were reduced...
  • EDITORIAL: Does Justice (Dept.) lack ethics?

    02/24/2010 8:03:43 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 7 replies · 381+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 EDITORIAL: Does Justice lack ethics? THE WASHINGTON TIMES The rot at the Department of Justice grows more evident every day. Already being hit for botched decisions about terrorist trials and for dropping a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party, the department is taking another huge blow. On Friday, Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis excoriated the department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for an attempted railroad job against two George W. Bush administration appointees who crafted rules for interrogating captured terrorists. The 69-page memorandum by Mr. Margolis makes the ethics of OPR look worse...
  • Come clean, Mr. Holder

    01/27/2010 1:52:13 AM PST · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 1,765+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2010 | Editors
    Whose side is the Justice Department on: America's -- or the terrorists'? It's just insane that a lawyer who defended Osama bin Laden's driver and bodyguard -- and who sought constitutional rights for terrorists -- could be one of the Obama administration's top legal officials. But there's Neal Katyal, occupying a top perch at the Justice Department as the principal deputy solicitor general. Then there's Jennifer Daskal -- who just months ago was an anti-Guantanamo activist. Now she's in Justice's National Security Division -- working on detainee issues. Eric Holder Eric Holder Talk about conflicts of interest. All kinds of...