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  • Eric Holder Is Wrong Because MLK Was Right

    02/26/2014 11:37:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Attorney General Eric Holder is now arguing that state attorney generals who refuse to defend provisions in their state constitutions restricting marriage to the union of one man and one woman are following in the footsteps of the civil rights movement. "Mr. Holder has said he views today's gay-rights campaigns as a continuation of the civil rights movement that won rights for black Americans in the 1950s and '60s," the New York Times reported Tuesday. Holder provided an example of what the Times was talking about when he spoke earlier this month at a dinner sponsored by the Human Rights...
  • Impeach Attorney General Holder - for Justice's Sake

    07/14/2013 9:54:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, I am grateful I am not a civics teacher. The entire legal and constitutional framework under which we believe we live seemed to have been turned upside-down. To start with, as former U.S. Appeals Judge Michael McConnell argued so well, Obama's suspension of the employer mandate of ObamaCare conflicts with his obligations under Article II, Sec 3 to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the president on legal and constitutional issues, has repeatedly opined that the president may decline to enforce laws he believes are unconstitutional. But...
  • Newly Released Documents Detail the Dept of Justice’s Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

    07/10/2013 9:47:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 273 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 10, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman. Among JW’s findings: •March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to...
  • Fear Of Gang Violence Cancels Richfield 4th Of July Carnival

    07/04/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | July 3, 2013 | Aristea Brady
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs. Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park. “I was kind of bummed,” said resident Maria Casillas, “because every year we come out to the carnival.” Casillas thinks it’s ridiculous for the gangs to ruin the carnival for her, her two children and other families. Lt. Mike Flaherty of Richfield Police says a number of gangs from north Minneapolis came to the Richfield Carnival last year and police...
  • U.S. Attorney Bill Killian greeted by hostile crowd at Manchester, Tenn., free speech event

    06/05/2013 10:53:00 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 25 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Ben Benton
    MANCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Bill Killian was greeted with shouts of "traitor," "serpent," and calls to "resign" or "go home" Tuesday night at an event aimed at improving relations between local residents and their Muslim neighbors. Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI's Knoxville office, were featured speakers before a hostile crowd of well over 300 at the "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society" event at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.
  • House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied

    05/29/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied By Jonathan Easley - 05/29/13 11:02 AM ET The top two Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have initiated an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), the chairman of the subcommittee on investigations, sent a letter to Holder on Wednesday detailing specific aspects of his testimony that they say conflicts with subsequent media reports about Holder’s involvement in the surveillance of James Rosen,...
  • ARE THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO STEAL PENNSYLVANIA?

    11/06/2012 5:33:25 AM PST · by barryobi · 66 replies
    powerline ^ | 11/06/2012 | john hinderaker
    It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia. Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 56, Div 1; Ward 56, Div 22; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 32, Div 28; Ward 12, Div 17; Ward 39, Div 1; Ward 24, Div 9; Ward 18, Div 25; Ward 43, Div 14; Ward 29, Div 18; Ward 65, Div 19; Ward 20, Div 1; and Ward 6, Div 11. The idea is to kick out the Republicans, then stuff the box with ballots...
  • Black Panthers Intimidating the Vote in Philadelphia (With Video and Pictures)

    11/06/2012 6:22:20 AM PST · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/6/12 | Aurelius
    The Black Panthers are at it again. Video and pictures have emerged already showing that the racist group are intimidating voters in front of a polling location in Pennsylvania and possibly other locations. This picture was taken earlier today showing a member of the Black Panther party staring down people going in to vote: Here is another picture of the Black Panther member:
  • No Carolina man’s Facebook post claims he voted 4 times ‘to save our country’ from Romney

    11/04/2012 12:52:57 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 3, 2012
    Wow. #Obama supporter admitted he's voted 4 times already w/ 1 to go. #tcot #gop2012 #mapoli #NCpoli http://t.co/Kj2PjJPy— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 Outraged citizens are using Twitter to investigate a man’s Facebook claim that he’s proudly voted four times already and intends to vote again. Brad Marston captured the post in a screen shot: Turns out the folks at TrueTheVote.org are very interested in Mr. 'Vote 5X' Turner. #tcot #gop2012 http://t.co/ZkPA9U6A— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 He voted early, and often, if his claim is to be believed. Why would someone publicly boast about committing voter...
  • Wow. #Obama supporter admitted he's voted 4 times already w/ 1 to go. (Twitter)

    11/03/2012 11:08:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/3/12 | Brad Marston
    I have voted once in Beaufort, once in Henderson, Twice in Emerald Isle and will vote in my precinct in PKS, I will do whatever it takes to save the country from the world envisioned by Mitt and his fear mongering followers. I do not want my granddaughter to to refight the battles won by women 40 years ago
  • Claims increase of machines switching votes in Ohio, other battlegrounds

    11/02/2012 5:31:25 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    Fox news ^ | November 02, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    Imagine going to vote for your presidential candidate and pushing the button on a touch-screen voting machine -- but the "X" marks his opponent instead. That is what some voters in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio have reported. But in response to the growing number of complaints, the Republican National Committee has sent a letter to election officials in six states -- Ohio, Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado -- demanding tighter controls on touch-screen machines. Multiple voters from several states wrote Fox News to report problems similar to what Stevens reported. "While it is possible for a...
  • Eric Holder tied to abortionist accused of malpractice, patient’s death, and Medicaid fraud

    11/01/2012 12:16:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/31/12 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Documents uncovered by pro-life activists show that Attorney General Eric Holder is tied to an abortionist who has been accused of defrauding Medicaid, killing a woman during a botched abortion, and allowing another woman’s child to die due to sub-par medical care. Critics say this apparent conflict of interest may explain his obsession with prosecuting peaceful pro-life activists. Government documents show that Eric Holder’s wife and sister-in-law rented facilities to abortionist Tyrone Cecil Malloy.  Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, an OB-GYN, and Margie Malone Tuckson of Minneapolis, owned the College Park, Georgia, property that...
  • Sheriff Joe Captures Armed Human Smugglers Heading for Eastern States

    10/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-27-2012 | John Hill
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be facing an onslaught of negative ads and out-of-state activists funded by leftist billionaire George Soros bent on his defeat, but it isn't stopping him from doing his job. Sheriff Joe's deputies captured 11 illegal aliens and three U.S. citizens smuggling them into the country during a traffic stop - the kind that the Obama Administration and ACLU want to stop him from performing so illegals can go free. Two of the three smugglers were armed with semi-automatic weapons and have extensive criminal records, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. This brings Joe's...
  • Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio?

    10/27/2012 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Human Events ^ | By: Sara Marie Brenner
    Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.
  • Romney sign burning ruled arson.

    10/25/2012 4:31:22 PM PDT · by W.Lee · 5 replies
    WTOP.COM ^ | 10/24/12 | Hank Silverberg
    Stevens says it was scary to look out the window to see flames leaping into the night.
  • Fast and Furious Embodies Corruption at Highest Levels

    09/14/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 14 September, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans
    After government-trafficked guns were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, higher-ups all the way to the White House started scrambling to cover their tracks. The gun-walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious came to a head two years later on June 20, 2012, when the House voted to hold the United States attorney general in contempt for lying to Congress. The same day of the House vote, the president himself publicly stepped into the fray. Obama invoked executive privilege in order to prevent long-awaited subpoenaed documents from seeing the light of day....
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • Issa on Fox News: We Will Not Stand For Whistleblower Intimidation in ATF, on Fast & Furious

    07/20/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/20/12 | oversightandreform
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, joins Fox News' Greta Van Susteren to discuss an internal video from acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones that may have the undertones of intimidating whistleblowers from speaking out.
  • Before Fully Assessing Contempt Citation, U.S. Attorney for D.C. Refuses to Hold Holder Accountable

    06/29/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In a non-surprising move, the Department of Justice has just officially announced they will not proceed with prosecuting Attorney General Eric Holder after the House of Representatives voted to hold him in criminal and civil contempt of Congress yesterday. The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opened the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for...
  • Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote

    06/29/2012 12:48:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/29/12 | foxnews
    The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opens the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case against Holder before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, it was expected Holder's Justice Department would not take that step. Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House...
  • DOJ Says It Will Not Prosecute Holder (Shocking!)

    06/29/2012 12:44:58 PM PDT · by NOVACPA · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | June 29, 2012 | NOVACPA
    The Justice Department has declared that Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won't be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
  • Watching Now Katie Pavlich On CSPAN 2 Drops Bombshell

    06/23/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 96 replies
    6-23-12
    Watching Pavlich interview with Major Garrett on CSPAN2, watch it now or catch the replay. She just said that there were three weapons recovered at the scene, not two, and she strongly suspects that the murder of Brian Terry was a paid government confidential informant. Now, I think we know why Obama-Holder wants to keep this evidence out of the public domain. Also, she points out for the slow that it's implied that the justice dept knew many Mexicans would be killed by putting these powerful weapons in the hands of cartel killers, but were considered essentially (my words) acceptable...
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Live Streaming Link to Contempt Hearing on Holder (my title)

    06/20/2012 8:22:20 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 181 replies
    Congress US Government ^ | Today | Comittee on oversight and government reform
    Link to streaming live video feed on the contempt hearing on Holder and Fast and Furious.
  • MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious

    06/19/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/19/12 | Katie Pavlich
    KatiePavlich Katie Pavlich Jun 19, 05:46 PM MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious Latest news on Issa's meeting with Holder which apparently has just finished FWIW.
  • Ice Agent Jaime Zapata Murdered While Investigating Fast and Furious Weapons

    06/16/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6-15-2012
    June 15, 2012 Ice Agent Jaime Zapata Murdered While Investigating Fast and Furious Weapons Armed American Radio to report during Sunday 6-17-2012 broadcast on possible high-ranking whistleblowers within the Department of Justice and revelations that a murdered ICE agent was investigating Fast and Furious.Ice Agent Jaime Zapata Murdered While Investigating Fast & Furious Weapons Armed American Radio Atlanta GA --(Ammoland.com)- Award-winning citizen journalist and blogger Mike Vanderboegh along with regular AAR contributor and award-winning journalist David Codrea, join host Mark Walters to blow the lid off of Eric HolderÂ’s and Janet NapolitanoÂ’s cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious on nationally...
  • Examiner Editorial: Holder needs to come clean on Fast and Furious

    06/13/2012 4:52:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12 June, 2012 | NA
    The House Government Reform and Oversight committee is expected to vote, next week, on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It is the fourth time Congress has scheduled such a vote against an executive branch member in the past 30 years. In this case, it is completely justified. The pending contempt vote stems from Holder's failure to turn over thousands of documents related to the Justice Department's handling of Operation Fast and Furious. Under the program, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed the sale of guns to Mexico, where they ended up...
  • ERIC HOLDER DUCKS CONGRESS’S QUESTIONS ABOUT MASSIVE TERRORISM FINANCING TRIAL

    06/08/2012 4:20:54 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7 June 2012 | Jason Howerton
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on oversight on Thursday called on U.S. Attorney General to provide documents and evidence relating to the landmark Holy Land Foundation trial – the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history. The committee made a nearly identical request more than a year ago, however, the documents were never made available by Holder or his department, lawmakers say. Following court proceedings, the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of providing millions of dollars in funding to Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations in 2008. Named as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the trial were the Council on...
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    06/06/2012 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.
  • LIBERALS TWEET FOR WALKER'S ASSASSINATION

    06/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 48 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | June 6, 2012
    Liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker: @DONTTouchTheFRO: They gonna JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*... @SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit ... They are also threatening Gov. Walker’s wife and son: @SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To
  • Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out

    06/05/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Today | Aurelius
    From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning. ..... Milwaukee's Election Commission director Sue Edmond stated that, even should they find out that the students lied about their DOB or who they were, their votes would...
  • DOJ sues Las Vegas casino for screening non-citizen workers

    06/02/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 55 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/01/2012 | Jim Kouri
    While proponents of immigration enforcement have been told that the federal government monitors the hiring of illegal aliens by the private sector, including adherence to the federal employment verification (I-9) program, Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department appears to have made a decision to penalize organizations that zealously comply. For example, on Thursday the Justice Department announced that it filed a civil lawsuit against the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, accusing the company of engaging in "a pattern or practice of discrimination in the employment eligibility verification and re-verification process."
  • How Many Crimes Did the New Black Panthers Commit in Florida?

    03/28/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 26, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    When New Black Panther Mikhail Muhammad called for the mobilization of a 10,000-strong black male mob to capture George Zimmerman, we glimpsed into the depths of racial depravity of the organization. “An eye for an eye,” Muhammad threatened.  A cash bounty for Zimmerman, “dead or alive,” provided a nasty incentive for thugs across the land. But did a crime occur in the New Black Panther Party’s call for mob vengeance against Zimmerman? Quite possibly. I’ve been familiar with this crowd since the day President Obama was elected when I worked at the Department of Justice.  Soon after election day 2008, I...
  • Supporters of Fla. shooter fearful of speaking out [Mob Shuts Down Discussion]

    03/28/2012 3:49:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/28/2012 | Holbrook Mohr and Marina Hutchinson
    Trayvon Martin's supporters pack churches, swarm rallies and wear hooded sweat shirts in solidarity while friends and family of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed teen to death, remain largely out of sight. The few that have defended Zimmerman did so reluctantly, most fearing public backlash.
  • Eric Holder, Fear and Intimidation

    12/22/2011 5:17:17 AM PST · by agee · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    This past weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to intimidate his critics by accusing them of racism. Under the Attorney General's watch more than a thousand weapons have been walked across the border by the ATF and more than 300 people are dead as a direct result. Even Holder himself admits that the 'Fast and Furious' guns will be used in more crimes. Innocents on both sides of the border have more to fear. The mixture of fear and intimidation has existed since Holder's first days in office. Who can forget his first major speech after confirmation? In that speech...
  • Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 7, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: The House committee probing government gun-running now sets it sights on possible money-laundering involving drug cartel funds run in the name of drug enforcement. Why should we believe DOJ this time? It's an old adage that when investigating criminal activity you should follow the money. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has announced an investigation into a money-laundering operation allegedly run by the Drug Enforcement Administration. We may need to follow the people following the money. Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation,...
  • DHS and DOJ ignore the Rule of Law

    11/21/2011 9:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    By Bob Beauprez and Christopher JaardaThe New York Times is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin conducting a review of all deportation cases in the immigration courts with the goal of “halting” the deportation “of many illegal immigrants with no criminal record.“  In other words, this is a back door amnesty by a President desperate to score political points with a constituency critical to his reelection. “Many immigration offenses, including being present in the United States without legal status, are civil violations; they are not crimes,” wrote the NY Times citing communications from John Morton, Director...
  • Grassley: Justice Dept. balking at making witnesses available [Fast & Furious]

    11/10/2011 1:42:46 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has refused to make available 11 of 12 department witnesses called by the panel for transcribed interviews in the ongoing investigation of the botched Fast and Furious weapons operation. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said that despite the department’s promises of good-faith cooperation in the probe, only one witness has been provided so far — former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Arizona, who resigned in August two weeks after he ended his testimony about Fast and Furious before a House committee, during which he took responsibility for mistakes....
  • Alabama says NO to DOJ request for school info.

    11/03/2011 4:38:53 AM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 55 replies
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State Department of Education is advising school superintendents to hold off on providing enrollment data to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ had requested Alabama school superintendents provide a list of all students who had withdrawn from schools since the beginning of the school year. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez sent a letter to Alabama school systems wanting to know how many Hispanic students are enrolled in schools and how many have withdrawn since the beginning of the school year. Educators reported the new law caused many Hispanic students to stay home in the...
  • New Gun Walking Documents Show Criminal Division Knew More than Previous Acknowledged

    11/01/2011 7:59:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    U, S. Senate ^ | October 31, 2011 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release October 31, 2011 New Gun Walking Documents Show Criminal Division Knew More than Previous Acknowledged Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley made the following statement after the Justice Department provided more than 650 pages of documents related to the congressional inquiry into Operation Fast and Furious.  Grassley has been conducting oversight of the strategy since January. “There are 652 pages of documents that our investigators will scour over the next several days, beyond the few that the Justice Department pointed out.  At first glance, though, the documents indicate that contrary to previous denials by...
  • 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...
  • Is The FBI Suppressing Evidence? (gunwalker)

    10/19/2011 5:08:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 October, 2011 | John Richardson
    Is The FBI Suppressing Evidence? In a follow-up to this morning's Face The Nation interview of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) about Operation Fast and Furious, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports that the committee will be asking for more information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Issa said this morning that the family of Agent Terry was told by agents attending his funeral that there were three firearms found at the murder scene. Documents released to the committee only mentioned two weapons linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa wants...
  • 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...
  • Gunwalker: Holder Appears To Be Fast, Furious, and Finished

    10/04/2011 4:53:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/3/2011 | Bob Owens
    News documents indicate that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder more than likely perjured himself in congressional testimony about Operation Fast and Furious earlier this year. Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News and William LaJeunesse of Fox News have been the only mainstream media reporters diligently working on the most important scandal in White House history, and it is no surprise that they concurrently released information indicating that the attorney general, who claimed in direct testimony on May 3 of this year in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he first heard about Operation Fast and Furious “over...
  • Issa Confirms 200 Mexicans Killed by Fast and Furious Weapons

    09/21/2011 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2011 | M Catharine Evans
    The cover-up of Fast and Furious is unraveling at breakneck speed. As a result of the ongoing investigation by Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the LA Times and Townhall.com are both reporting Mexico has been kept in the dark about the deadly fallout of the botched operation. While information about the mounting carnage trickles out, a black cloud has descended over the White House, the DOJ and American-Mexican relations. From Townhall.com: "I would be remiss if I didn't mention, as the Attorney General in Mexico is so concerned, she's made the point that at least 200...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • ATF Fast and Furious secret audio recordings hint at cover-up

    09/19/2011 11:24:49 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    WASHINGTON - "Watch your back," the gun dealer warns the ATF Agent in an audio recording obtained by CBS News. The secretly recorded conversations are between the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation, Andre Howard, and lead case ATF agent Hope MacAllister. Howard owns Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. Secret recordings raise new questions in AFT 'Gunwalker' case As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" onto the streets without interdiction into the hands of suspected traffickers for...
  • Gunwalker Linked to Three More Murders

    09/17/2011 3:38:39 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has revealed a recent document submitted by the Department of Justice to congressional investigators. The document shows that guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious are responsible for at least three more murders in addition to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the...
  • 3 more murders linked to Gunwalker

    09/14/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | September 14, 2011 4:57 PM | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation." When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in...
  • BREAKING: Third Fast & Furious gun at Terry murder scene covered up

    09/10/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting that a third gun apparently found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, but its existence may have been deliberately concealed by the FBI to protect the identity of an informant “who works inside a major Mexican cartel.” That informant, according to the report by Fox reporter William Lajuenesse, “provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.” This tends to support statements made by Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to congressional investigators in a...