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  • Fast & Furious Firing? Nope? William Hoover ATF Allowed to Resign

    08/03/2012 7:32:15 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-3-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Among the many complicit in the DOJ and ATF's Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, is Deputy Director William Hoover (serving under an Acting Director). In the wake of a report by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Hoover was allowed to resign - so far, not a single firing in this horrid government betrayal of this country and Mexico. Photo: William Hoover I can read, even most small print, but I don’t see Eric “my people” Holder nor Barack “Gotti” Obama’s names on that list anywhere. And how is that, we must ask? ~ Ms Cellaneous @...
  • On the Way to Fast and Furious Accountability: Round One

    08/02/2012 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Katie Pavich
    Yesterday Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley issued a 211-page report and more than 2,000 documents, pinning much of the blame for Operation Fast and Furious on five ATF supervisors. This is the first in a series of three reports expected to be released. An initial look at the report and the documents reminds us of a few things and also brings us new information. First, it was just over a month ago when Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in history to be...
  • Justice Department shrugs off Fast and Furious report - Officials say they have moved ahead

    07/31/2012 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/1/12 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — Top Justice Department officials largely dismissed a new House Republican report on the Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, saying Tuesday that they have moved ahead with major reforms to prevent future incidents of U.S. firearms being lost and smuggled across the border into Mexico. Further, the attorney for the ATF special agent in charge in Phoenix, who oversaw Fast and Furious, lashed out at Republican congressional leaders, calling their report a "political witch hunt" aimed less at finding fault than pinning Democrats with negative political fallout from Fast and Furious. The report by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman...
  • Court rules Obama DOJ appointees rigged Black Panther decision

    07/31/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/2012 | Doug Book
    Shortly after the election of Barack Hussein Obama, Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King announced the Department of Justice would not prosecute 3 New Black Panthers for Election Day voter intimidation. The outrage of DOJ attorneys who had filed the original complaint later increased when the Department ordered them to not cooperate with an investigation launched by the Civil Rights Commission. At the same time, the Obama Administration insisted that politics played no part in the Justice Department’s decision to drop the charges. In fact, the Department claimed it was career officials, rather than political appointees, who made the final...
  • Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution

    07/30/2012 12:29:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party. The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.
  • President Obama’s Focus is to keep Criminals Away from Guns Except When it Gives Guns to Criminals

    07/29/2012 7:42:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | July 28 2012 | by Western Free Press
    President Obama’s administration needs to work on its communication. Today, Jay Carney said that the Obama Administration’s focus is “to keep criminals and others who should not have those guns, from being able to obtain them.” Memos must not get sent to the right people, or maybe they are sent but are just overlooked It was December 2010 when conservative bloggers were trying to get national recognition of the Fast and Furious Scandal. With the murder of ATF Agent Brian Terry came a justifiable outrage for not only bungling a dangerous case, but also for not disclosing any of the...
  • 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...
  • Morning Bell: Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn

    07/27/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | July 27, 2012 at 9:19 am | Amy Payne
    People seemingly voting after they’ve been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote. Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure. But the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has blocked states at almost every turn. This is the same Justice Department that stopped a non-partisan election reform by arguing that if party affiliation were removed from a ballot, African-American voters wouldn’t be able to identify and vote for...
  • Drug money funds voter fraud in Kentucky

    07/25/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    <p>Voter fraud has a shocking new meaning in eastern Kentucky.</p> <p>That is where in some cases, major cocaine and marijuana dealers admitted to buying votes to steal elections, and the result is the corruption of American democracy. The government continues to mete out justice in the scandal, as two people convicted in April in a vote-buying case face sentencing this week, and another public official pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy.</p>
  • Holder to announce New Orleans police reforms

    07/24/2012 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 07/24/2012 | KEVIN MCGILL
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder will announce a series of court-supervised reforms of the New Orleans Police Department on Tuesday that are some of the broadest and strictest ever imposed on a law-enforcement agency. The agreement between the Justice Department and the city — in the form of a federal consent decree — is designed to clean up a police force that has been plagued by decades of corruption and mismanagement and came under renewed scrutiny after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. The agreement will require the police department to overhaul policies and procedures for training, interrogations,...
  • BELTWAY GUNRUNNERS - Gun control: A fatal mistake

    07/20/2012 12:06:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | July 19, 2012 | Bradlee Dean
    Exclusive: Bradlee Dean reveals latest revelation in 'Fast and Furious' scandal As we know, Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” scheme has sparked outrage among the American people. The DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” operation placed guns into the hands of drug smugglers who have committed crimes through entrapment, which was directly responsible for the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Holder’s ultimate goal was to circumvent his own criminal activity by blaming gun stores in America for selling the very guns that the ATF put in the hands of smugglers. Of course, his plans were botched before he could blame...
  • DOJ sues to open Tenn. mosque

    07/18/2012 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT | TRAVIS LOLLER
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to force a Tennessee county to allow a Muslim congregation to begin worshipping in its newly built mosque, which has faced a strong opposition from a group of residents. The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and Islamic leaders in Murfreesboro filed separate lawsuits Wednesday against Rutherford County seeking an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown Thursday. In May, a Rutherford County judge overturned the county's approval of the mosque construction and this month he ordered the county...
  • Texas Gains National Spotlight in Voter ID Law Debate

    07/18/2012 10:56:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 18, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    The debate over laws requiring a photo ID to vote has been contentious lately, to say the least. Texas recently became the next state to be thrust into the conversation. Representative Trey Martinez Fischer, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus within the Texas House of Representatives, traveled to the nation’s Capitol recently to argue against voter ID laws. His reasoning was based on an absurd observation, claiming that the lack of transportation posed a serious problem for many individuals. “In West Texas, some people would have a 200-mile round-trip drive to the nearest state office...
  • Flying Pigs Alert: Pro-Pot Publication Praises Bush; Slams Obama

    07/14/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps President Obama figures that pot smokers are so spaced out that they will float into the voting booths this November and automatically vote for him no matter how harshly his federal prosecutors crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries. If that is his assumption he might be in for a rude shock. On the heels of the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country, Harborside Health Center which was featured in the Discovery Channel's "Weed Wars" last year, being targeted for closure by prosecutors, the pro marijuana publication of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) published an...
  • Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous

    06/11/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/11 | Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner
    Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was DangerousBy Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner Published June 10, 2011 The family of Carlos Bledsoe, who is accused of shooting and killing an Army private and injuring another outside a military recruitment center in Arkansas in June 2009, says the FBI has a lot to answer for in the case -- suggesting the federal government was aware that Bledsoe was a jihadist in training even before the shooting. “We're asking for (Attorney General) Eric Holder ... to give my son a fair trial, and the only...
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)

    07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
      Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.   That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.   Westfall gave...
  • NAACP Rallies Around Eric Holder After Contempt ‘Travesty’

    07/10/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Ryan J. Reilly
    An NAACP convention in Texas broke into chants of support for Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after the body adopted a resolution condemning the House of Representatives for finding him in contempt of Congress. The emergency resolution expresses strong support for Holder and calls upon NAACP members to contact their members of Congress to “express their outrage at the treatment of the first African-American and one of the best Attorney Generals in history.” It calls the contempt vote a “travesty of justice.” Members of the audience broke into chants of “Holder, Holder”... (Video at source link.)
  • BREAKING: Brian Terry Murder Indictment Unsealed, Five Charged

    07/09/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    After more than 18 months of waiting and a contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder, the FBI unsealed an indictment of five illegal Mexican bandits charged with the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry today in Arizona and offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of four of the five men who are still on the run and suspected to be in Mexico. The men are Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza, Manuel and Heraclio are brothers. During a press conference earlier today, the FBI confirmed...
  • Justice unseals indictment charging five in Brian Terry's death

    07/09/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags -- not bullets -- at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. The announcement came as the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Terry's death. A sixth suspect has also been charged in a related incident. The U.S. is also offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of four outstanding suspects believed to...
  • DOJ charges five with Brian Terry’s murder, FBI offers $1M reward for arrests

    07/09/2012 11:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Department (DOJ) officials indicted five individuals for the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — who was murdered by drug traffickers armed through Operation Fast and Furious – and a $1 million reward for information leading to their arrest. “Agent Terry served his country honorably and made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to protect it from harm, and we will stop at nothing to bring those responsible for his murder to justice,” Attorney General Eric Holder said today. “This investigation has previously resulted in one defendant being charged with Agent Terry’s murder and taken into custody, and...
  • Holder Plays Strip Poker

    07/09/2012 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Strip poker is one of Attorney General Eric Holder’s favorite games. As in, he evidently enjoys stripping online poker entrepreneurs of their Fourth Amendment rights. Holder is the head of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which is currently stripping online gaming entrepreneurs of their intellectual property rights. Technically, online gambling has never been declared “illegal” in the U.S. and yet the DOJ is citing a hazy law in order to allege that online gambling is a crime. On Monday, July 2, the federal government arrested Los Angeles native Ray Bitar as he landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport...
  • Justice Dept. reexamining its inquiry in 1995 prison death

    11/28/2003 6:01:24 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/28/2003 | John Solomon
    <p>In a rare step, the Justice Department is re-examining its investigation into the 1995 death of a federal prisoner that the victim's family alleges was a murder at the hands of the government. Several official inquiries ruled the death a suicide.</p>
  • Eric Holder’s Two Decades Of Concealing Murder

    07/07/2012 3:52:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/7/2012 | Doug Book
    Information provided to congressional committees by ATF whistle-blowers and leaks within the Department of Justice prove Eric Holder to be either criminally complicit in the Fast and Furious scheme and cover-up, or the most incompetent, congenitally comatose Attorney General in the nation’s history. Though Holder is many things, he is not incompetent, at least not in the willful “execution-upon-command” of illegal and despicable enterprises; especially when those enterprises involve Administration-generated murder. “You need to know that Eric Holder…played a key role in covering up the torture-murder death of my brother, Kenneth Michael Trentadue.” This is what Salt Lake City attorney...
  • Eric Holder's two decades of concealing murder

    07/07/2012 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/2012 | Doug Book
    Information provided congressional committees by ATF whistleblowers and leaks within the Department of Justice prove Eric Holder to be either criminally complicit in the Fast and Furious scheme and cover-up, or the most incompetent, congenitally comatose Attorney General in the nation’s history. Though Holder is many things, he is not incompetent, at least not in the willful “execution-upon-command” of illegal and despicable enterprises; especially when those enterprises involve Administration generated murder. “You need to know that Eric Holder…played a key role in covering up the torture-murder death of my brother, Kenneth Michael Trentadue.” (1) This is what Salt Lake City...
  • Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious

    07/05/2012 11:38:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Senator Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release July 3, 2012 Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious ATF agent describes discussion of operation one day before Justice Department denial WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley today asked Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for information about who at the Department of Justice (DOJ) saw a memo from a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who was stationed at the Phoenix field division and was knowledgeable about Operation Fast and Furious.  This memo was produced the day before the Department of Justice...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Interfaith event to support Muslims in St. Anthony [promoting Islamic center in MN]

    07/04/2012 9:20:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 4, 2012 - 9:29 PM | ROSE FRENCH
    Three churches in St. Anthony plan to hold an interfaith gathering Sunday between Christian and Muslim leaders in response to anti-Islamic comments made at a City Council meeting during which board members rejected a proposed Islamic center. Members of Nativity Lutheran Church, Faith United Methodist Church and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church organized the event in an effort to show that not all citizens in the small bedroom community north of Minneapolis are against Muslims worshiping there. "I thought it was unfortunate there weren't Christians speaking on behalf of the Muslim community, showing their support and solidarity," said Elsa Marty,...
  • Blood Money: Obama Contributor Ran Fast and Furious

    07/03/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | Posted 07/02/2012 06:50 PM ET
    Scandal: A campaign contributor who was an architect of the 1994 assault weapons ban was the mastermind behind the Fast and Furious operation that let guns walk into Mexico, including those that killed two U.S. agents. Shortly after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff, Monty Wilkinson, received an email from U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke telling him just that: "The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s...
  • Eric Holder says Republicans have made him a ‘proxy’ to attack President Obama

    07/02/2012 7:34:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | Sari Horwitz
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year. In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as...
  • Secret Service shuts down ‘Fire Holder’ protest outside White House

    07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a “suspicious package,” closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets. Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs. After waiting on the sidewalk behind the...
  • Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House. After discovering a “suspicious package,” the Secret Service ended the protest. “Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area,” Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform . “The discover[y of] the ‘unidentified package’ came just as the protest began gain traction.”
  • Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest

    07/02/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT · by tutstar · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7 2 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House. After discovering a “suspicious package,” the Secret Service ended the protest. “Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area,” Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform. “The discover[y of] the ‘unidentified package’ came just as the protest began gain traction.” The U.S. House of Representatives cited Holder for contempt of Congress on Thursday after he defied a...
  • Eric Holder’s Tangled Web of Deception

    07/02/2012 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    How disheartening to watch U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder maneuver, spin, duck, dodge and dissemble.  Perhaps Holder still clings to the notion that he is serving the country and protecting the President, but his actions have pushed him well beyond that high ground.  Even Democrat leaders in congress, long-time Holder allies who long ago stopped thinking for themselves and who now resemble crazed wildebeests lost in their blind stampede against Republicans, are having doubts.   During three years at Justice, Attorney General Holder has told too many tales, ducked accountability too many times and has too-often clung to the tattered...
  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation. “Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • Ken Melson - Key Figure in Fast and Furious? Where is Ken Melson?

    07/01/2012 7:04:53 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 10 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-30-12 | Maggies@MaggiesNotebook
    Geraldo Rivera and Liberal pundits are offended at Rep. Darrell Issa's Contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder, calling him an opportunist and accusing him of taking advantage of Fast and Furious in an election year - and worse invoking the name of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry for political gain. The truth is, Holder has forbidden contact with the very person who may be the key figure in Fast and Furious, the former BATF acting Director, Ken Melson. There are still 14,000 documents withheld by the DOJ, at least one characterized as a "smoking gun" implicating "high-ranking...
  • Contempt Vote Neutralized by DOJ

    06/30/2012 3:10:16 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 June 2012 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice informed House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that it would not honor any request for enforcement of it’s finding that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for his refusal to hand over copies of DOJ correspondence. “The President’s declaration of Executive Privilege has already ruled that Congress is not entitled to these documents,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole asserted. “This preemptively exonerates Attorney General Holder and vetoes any action Mr. Boehner might contemplate taking in his effort to obtain this information.” Cole called Congress’ efforts to secure DOJ correspondence on Operation Fast...
  • U.S. navigating the Twilight Zone now

    07/01/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 21 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | July 1, 2012 | Editor's Column
    From coast to coast, it didn’t matter what time zone you lived in on Thursday; on that day, Americans all entered the Twilight Zone, with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 upholding of Obamacare, and congressional Democrats’ walkout on the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Whether we emerge from this Twilight Zone period whole as a nation or spiral downward into deepening political and social madness remains to be seen. Those two bizarre events together deepened the certainty that this coming November’s 2012 election is as pivotal as the election of 1860 that preceded the American Civil War. Back then,...
  • Democrats Walk Out on Brian Terry at Fast and Furious Vote

    06/30/2012 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 6/30/2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    During the vote that found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a hundered or so House Democrats staged a theatrical walkout in protest. The unintended effect was they seemed to have walked out on slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • What’s next for Attorney General Eric Holder?

    06/30/2012 9:33:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/29/2012 | John Hayward
    Congress held Attorney General Eric Holder in both civil and criminal contempt yesterday, in historic bipartisan votes, for his refusal to provide subpoenaed documents in the Fast and Furious investigation. This has never happened before.  So what happens next? The first consequence will be that the last media outlets trying to protect the Obama Administration by refusing to report on the worst scandal in Justice Department history will be obliged to mention it, in considerably more detail than they would like. They'll try to bury the details as much as possible, and they will still absurdly describe Fast and Furious as...
  • 'Botched' Reporting

    06/29/2012 6:42:26 PM PDT · by varialectio · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29 | Je
    The papers of record continue to whistle in the dark. The day after Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, still doggedly refer to Fast and Furious as a "botched" operation. snip We don't refer to 9/11 as a botched attempt by Muslims to land planes at JFK and Dulles. Let's work on getting the MSM to retire this word.
  • Border Patrol union blasts DHS instructions to 'run away' & 'hide' from gunmen [O wants cartel in]

    06/29/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an "active shooter." It's one thing to tell civilian employees to cower under a desk if a gunman starts spraying fire in a confined area, say members of Tucson Local 2544/National Border Patrol Council, but to give armed law enforcement professionals the same advice is downright insulting. The instructions from DHS come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial. “We are now taught in an ‘Active Shooter’ course that...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Issa Puts Wiretap Details in Congressional Record

    06/29/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Daniel Halper
    In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record. The May 24 letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the panel, quotes from and describes in detail a secret wiretap application that has become a point of debate in the GOP’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe. The wiretap applications are under court seal, and releasing such information to the public would ordinarily be illegal. But Issa appears to be protected by the Speech...
  • Just How “Presidential” is Barack Obama?

    06/29/2012 8:07:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 29, 2012 | Demetrius Minor
    As President Obama embarks upon his quest for re-election, it's time to evaluate exactly how “presidential” he has been in his first term. I am going to attempt to compare him to just a few of our nation’s past inhabitants of the Oval Office. Let’s begin with Lyndon Baines Johnson and a quick glance at The Great Society. Its primary purposes were to implement social reforms to eliminate poverty and unchain the shackles of racial injustice. In all actuality, it was a clever political mechanism installed to keep minorities voting Democrat in every election. Liberal supporters argued that this benefited...
  • Holder contempt citation -- just remember that people died because of 'Fast and Furious'

    06/29/2012 3:15:00 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2012 | John Lott
    People died. It is something to remember during today’s historic House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Never before has a sitting attorney general been held in contempt. With all the hoopla over past scandals from Watergate to Filegate to Pardongate, the cover up was always worse than the crime. Yet, in "Fast and Furious," the guns that the US government supplied to Mexican drug gangs have been used to kill one American border agent and over 300 Mexican citizens and commit numerous other crimes. To date, because of administration stonewalling, we don't have answers to the...
  • Holder emails: We 'need answers' on Fast and Furious

    06/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious. Two of Holder's emails and one by Deputy Attorney General James Cole were among documents the Justice Department showed Tuesday to Republican and Democratic staffers of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee in an effort to ward off a criminal contempt vote against the attorney general. The full contents of the...
  • Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

    06/27/2012 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 135 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/27/2012
    The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day. The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call. The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter...
  • A(nother) Failure Of Liberal Logic, If ID's Aren't Required To Exercise Rights...

    06/27/2012 1:33:40 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This is an excellent question for his royal contemptuousness... Created for OMG! for America, join the fun at their Facebook page here.
  • Holder in peril as Dems break ranks on contempt resolution (VIDEO)

    06/27/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2012 | Chad Pergram
    The congressional contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder is looking more and more like a fait accompli, as House Speaker John Boehner presses ahead with a Thursday floor vote and conservative Democrats one-by-one announce they will side with Republicans. At least four Democrats so far have said they plan to vote to hold Holder in contempt over his refusal to turn over Operation Fast and Furious documents. Sources told Fox News that roughly 20 are likely to break ranks.