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  • Congressional Black Caucus Honors Eric Holder

    09/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | Sep. 29, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    Attorney General Eric Holder was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus’s Chair Award last Saturday at the Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. In her keynote speech for the event, First Lady Michelle Obama gushed over Mr. Holder’s “outstanding contributions to our nation.” Contributions? Does that include Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking scheme that allowed 2,000 guns to land into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels? These guns are linked to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexican citizens. Hundreds are still missing and have recently been found in Colombia. Mr....
  • Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico

    09/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Univision says it’ll air a blockbuster investigation detailing the impact of the deeply flawed gunrunning investigation, which operated between Oct. 2009 and January 2011. The Spanish-language channel says the “Aqui y Ahora” program will expose the true deadly toll of a covert program where US officials allowed over 2,000 high-powered rifles to “walk” into the hands of violent Mexican cartels. Expecting American interest, Univision will caption the program in English.
  • Exclusive: Fast and Furious whistleblower demands 'Fortune' retract story

    09/29/2012 1:20:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    politico.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | DYLAN BYERS
    John Dodson, the Special Agent who blew the whistle on the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, is calling on Fortune Magazine to retract its landmark article asserting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels." In a letter addressed to Fortune managing editor Andrew Serwer yesterday, obtained by POLITICO, Dodson's lawyer called reporter Katherine Eban's article "demonstrably false in many respects" when compared to a report from the Justice Department Inspector General released earlier this month, and said "a retraction is in order to correct the...
  • The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and Furious" Scandal

    09/29/2012 1:09:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Univision News
    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation? Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010. Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of...
  • Fast and Furious whistleblower Dodson demands retraction from Fortune

    09/29/2012 1:00:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    Scooping other media with an exclusive story, Dylan Byers of Politico today reported he had obtained a copy of a letter dated yesterday from Robert N. Driscoll, the attorney for ATF whistleblower John Dodson, written to Fortune managing editor Andrew Serwer, that demanded retraction of a report by Katherine Eban the letter calls “demonstrably false in many respects.” Dodson is the agent who first put a face to Fast and Furious whistleblowers when he was introduced to the world by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News in February, 2011, and called attention to government-sanctioned gunwalking to Mexico. Eban’s report represented itself...
  • Fast and Furious Whistleblower to Fortune Magazine: Take Back Your Smears

    09/28/2012 4:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Fast and Furious whistleblower and ATF Special Agent John Dodson has sent a letter through his attorney Robert Driscoll to Fortune Magazine today, asking the outlet to retract the June 2012 story "The Truth About Fast and Furious" by Katherine Eban after last week's Department of Justice Inspector General Report cleared any wrongdoing by Dodson and Inspector General Michael Horowitz said whistleblowers were vindicated before Congress. From the letter: As you are likely aware, the Justice Department Inspector General has now issued his exhaustive report about Operation Fast and Furious (the “IG Report”). Given its findings, it is clear that...
  • Security Fears Hobble Inquiry of Libya Attack

    09/27/2012 11:02:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 27, 2012 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Sixteen days after the death of four Americans in an attack on a United States diplomatic mission here, fears about the near-total lack of security have kept F.B.I. agents from visiting the scene of the killings and forced them to try to piece together the complicated crime from Tripoli, more than 400 miles away. Investigators are so worried about the tenuous security, people involved in the investigation say, that they have been unwilling to risk taking some potential Libyan witnesses into the American Embassy in Tripoli. Instead, the investigators have resorted to the awkward solution of questioning...
  • DEA Boss: Mexican Drug Cartels Deeply Embedded in Chicago, We Operate Like We‘re ’On the Border’

    09/27/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The city may be nearly 2,000 miles from Mexico, but the country’s drug cartels are so deeply embedded in Chicago that local and federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are “on the border,” according to Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Because of Chicago’s location in the heart of the United States, its large Mexican population and its abundance of street gang activity, drug cartels have designated the city as one of its main hubs of operation in America, Riley told TheBlaze in an exclusive...
  • “Fast and Furious” – Don’t Blame Holder, Blame Congress and the President(barf alert)

    09/26/2012 7:30:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Bob Barr
    The federal law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious” was a debacle that almost assuredly cost the life of at least one American Border Patrol agent. Yet, unlike the standoff and assault nearly two decades ago on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas – a tragedy of epic proportions that claimed the lives of some six dozen civilians along with those of four federal agents – the officials responsible for conducting Fast and Furious actually are being held accountable. Importantly, however, the systemic problems infecting the one agency deeply involved in both debacles – the Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • Grassley says “no more excuses for inaction” over “Fast & Furious” (VIDEO)(barf alert)

    09/26/2012 7:22:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | 25 September, 2012 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has given a “seriously flawed response” to the failure of the so-called “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking scheme. “There are no more excuses for inaction,” Grassley said today in remarks on the Senate floor (watch the 19-minute video of Grassley’s speech here). Federal agents in Arizona hoped to build a gun-smuggling case by letting suspects they believed were working for Mexican drug cartels to buy weapons in the U.S. and “walk” the guns into Mexico, but the agents lost track of most of the guns. “Senior officials in both the Justice...
  • ATF ACTING DIRECTOR RESPONDS TO OIG REPORT ON FAST-AND-FURIOUS INVESTIGATION

    09/25/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 23 replies
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ^ | September 19, 2012, Immediate Release | Public Affairs Division, Violent Crime Bureau
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of the ATF, issued the following statement: Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General (grovel) is rightfully critical of ATF's handling of Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious investigations. ATF accepts full responsibility for failure up and down the chain of command... led to a series of "regrettable events" (bumps in the road). I have referred the findings of the OIG report to our Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations to determine if any adverse actions are warranted. The Privacy Act prohibits us from discussing any personnel actions related to those named...
  • ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ WHITEWASH BY JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

    09/25/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/25/2012 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding “Fast and Furious” — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. The congressional investigation into “Fast and Furious” has been going on for more than a year, but it was stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, who instead opened an internal investigation by the Department of Justice’s inspector general. Tens of thousands...
  • Mexico Analyzing U.S. Probe on Fast and Furious

    09/25/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    laht.com ^ | September, 2012 | NA
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said it is studying a U.S. Justice Department report on Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled south of the border. The AG’s office said Friday in a statement that “the introduction of weapons into the nation’s territory without compliance with applicable legal requirements constitutes a crime.” “Therefore, it is incumbent on the AG’s office to determine whether as a consequence of ‘Fast and Furious’ this crime was committed, independent of the conclusions of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General,”...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department

    09/25/2012 3:32:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on "Walker, Texas Ranger," but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding "Fast and Furious" -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. The congressional investigation into "Fast and Furious" has been going on for more than a year, but it was stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, who instead opened an internal investigation by the Department of Justice's inspector general. Tens of thousands...
  • Fast & Furious: the fingerpointing begins

    09/25/2012 2:09:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | David Hardy
    Story here. Part of the upcoming IG report leaks, and it blames the local US Attorney and ATF office. They, in turn, point the finger at Washington: "Both men recall a detailed briefing Voth delivered to senior ATF and DOJ staff in Washington on March 5, 2010. In a Power Point presentation, attended by at least two deputy attorneys general, Voth explained how the operation was run and how almost two-dozen largely unemployed men bought 1,026 assault weapons with $650,000 in just over four months, then smuggled the guns to Mexico while under surveillance. "Following the briefing ... Mr. Voth...
  • Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case(barf alert)

    09/25/2012 1:53:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 23 September, 2012 | Ian Duncan
    At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden," recalls former city police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who also attended the meeting. Weinstein, familiar with Gary's criminal record, did not back down. "I hear you ma'am, but if your son doesn't stop what he's doing he's going to prison with the rest of these guys," he responded, according to Bealefeld. While in Baltimore, Weinstein prosecuted some...
  • WHY DID THE WHITE HOUSE LIE?

    09/24/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT · by shortstop · 86 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/24/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    Why did the White House lie? In the matter of the death of our ambassador, an embassy official and two U.S. Navy veterans. Why did the administration lie? Why did it, from the first hours of the attack on our consulate in Libya, purposely and persistently misstate what had happened and the motives and identity of the people involved? For more than a week, the president, secretary of state, UN ambassador and White House press spokesman all insisted that the murderous attack had been the organic outgrowth of a protest over an anti-Muslim YouTube video. It was, as they described...
  • Our Opinion: From 'Fast and Furious' to blame and consequences

    09/24/2012 5:20:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Times Record ^ | 23 September, 2012 | Staff
    Given the toxic atmosphere in the nation's capital, no one could know whether official Washington would provide a nonpolitical, down-the-middle accounting of the spectacularly botched Department of Justice gun-trafficking sting known as Operation Fast and Furious. But we do have answers, delivered Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general. This scathing, long-awaited report pulls no punches and spares no reputations. Finally, we learn who shares blame for this debacle: The report names 14 federal law enforcement officials — from field agents in Arizona to top managers in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department. Among...
  • Before that straight-ticket vote check out YouTube (MSM calls out candidate - High Noon reporting)

    09/24/2012 2:16:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Patricia Kilday Hart
    .....Any voter considering pulling a straight Republican lever should be aware that the party's nominee for Harris County sheriff is apparently ready to deploy his deputies to keep federal forces from seizing the guns and ammo of Constitution-loving Texans. In a video posted on YouTube,an interviewer asks former Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Louis Guthrie what role the local sheriff's department plays in preserving our constitutional rights. "Let's say the feds come in here and seize weapons and ammunition," he theorizes. "I don't have any issue with me or any of my employees…they WILL stand between the feds and the citizens...
  • Mexico analyzing U.S. probe on Fast and Furious

    09/23/2012 3:54:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Mexico's Attorney General's Office said it is studying a U.S. Justice Department report on Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled south of the border. The AG's office said Friday in a statement that "the introduction of weapons into the nation's territory without compliance with applicable legal requirements constitutes a crime." Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/09/22/mexico-analyzing-us-probe-on-fast-and-furious/#ixzz27KuLPmkc