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  • Live Thread: Univision Report on Fast and Furious 7 P.M. EDT 9/30/12

    09/30/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Univision ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    Just starting now. It's supposed to have English subtitles.
  • ICYMI: Univision will air special on 'Fast and Furious' at 7pm EDT - with English Subtitles

    09/30/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Equipment Here and Now and Univision Investiga uncover secrets of the failed program that rocked the Obama Administration The program here and now of the Univision broadcast on Sunday September 30th at 7PM / FP6 special center on the controversial Fast and Furious operation of the U.S. government, which facilitated the transfer of hundreds of weapons and went to hands of Mexican drug cartels.
  • As Gun Rights Conference warms, Fast & Furious heats up anew

    09/30/2012 5:29:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner | 29 September, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In Orlando Saturday, talk about Operation Fast and Furious is once again heating up with Friday’s revelation by CBS News that Capitol Hill investigators are looking at a subpoena for someone who declined to talk earlier, and a key whistleblower is demanding the retraction of a June 27 article published by Fortune Magazine. Fast and Furious was supposed to be just one of many issues discussed here at the 27th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, but there are some people here who may make it a central topic. Prof. John Lott, who wrote a blistering rebuttal to the Fortune Magazine...
  • Set your DVRs: Unvision’s bombshell report on Fast and Furious

    09/29/2012 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Just when the media thought Fast and Furious had fizzled out, it seems Univision has done a little of their own investigating and will air it all tomorrow night (Sunday) at 7PM eastern. And the word on the street is that it’s a bombshell report.
  • Fast and Furious back in headlines as Univision reportedly finds more victims

    09/29/2012 9:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Spanish-language television network Univision plans to air a television special that it said reveals more violence than previously known, as well as the stories of how many more Operation Fast and Furious victims were killed, the network announced in a Friday release. “The consequences of the controversial ‘Fast and Furious’ undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier than what has been made public to date,” the network said. “The exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News’ award-winning Investigative Unit — Univision Investiga — has found that the...
  • Video: Preview of Univision’s “bombshell” report on Fast & Furious

    09/29/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 53 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration clearly hoped that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious would be the last word on the scandal. which has been tied to hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the murders of two American law-enforcement officials. However, a new report from Univision to be broadcast tomorrow, previewed here by ABC News, may put the issue back on the front pages. One source called Univision’s findings the “holy grail” that Congressional investigators have been seeking:
  • Univision To Air Fast & Furious Special

    09/29/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/12 | Mary Chastain
    In July and August I worked on a post for Big Government about the human aspect of Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking operation that put guns into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels. The Old Media largely ignores Fast & Furious, but when they do pay attention, they scarcely mention the victims. Not until I put an enormous amount of pressure on The New York Times did they start saying "Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry" instead of just "a border patrol agent." Tomorrow, September 30, Univision will be airing “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now)...
  • 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
  • Justice Department Used Enemies List to Attack Critics Like Me

    09/23/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Heritage Foundation's The Foundry ^ | September 22, 2012 | Hans von Spakovsky
    It’s an odd feeling to see your name on the list of individuals targeted by the Justice Department. Especially when you used to work there. The DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs appears to have enlisted Media Matters to serve as its unofficial PR wing — the one responsible for running smear campaigns too dirty for the department to risk leaving fingerprints. Media Matters is, of course, a far-left advocacy group that masquerades as a nonpartisan truth-teller and media watchdog. I am not sure whether to feel honored that my critical reporting on the Justice Department’s misdeeds and rank politicalization attracted...
  • Atlantic columnist, ’60 minutes’ analyst: IG report proves Eric Holder must resign

    09/23/2012 5:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 September, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” believes Attorney General Eric Holder must resign following this week’s scathing report by the Justice Department’s inspector general, which sharply criticized the administration’s handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “In the end, the much-heralded, much-maligned Office of the Inspector General’s report on the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun scandal tells us what we already know: Attorney General Eric Holder should resign if President Barack Obama wins another term,” Cohen wrote in a Friday column for The Atlantic. Cohen added Holder has failed to fix the...
  • Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Exemplifies Clueless, Lazy And Biased Media Coverage

    09/22/2012 8:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- My hometown paper, the Akron Beacon Journal, just weighed in on the Inspector General’s “Fast and Furious” report with expected media spin. Here’s my response: Typical Beacon Journal regressive apologia. You people haven’t done one bit of original reporting on this story and now weigh in like you’re some kind of authorities. “No evidence” hardly means “exonerated,” it means the White House has blocked efforts to obtain it. How many whistleblowers have trusted you and become sources, giving you exclusive and information and documentation to validate it? Guess who first used the term “pad statistics” in regards to...
  • Wide Receiver ‘Good Samaritan’ clarifies role in OIG ‘gunwalking’ report

    09/22/2012 4:09:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Office of Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” released Wednesday included a significant portion of its findings discussing the Operation Wide Receiver gun trafficking investigation from the previous administration, including numerous references to “a Tucson-based FFL” acting as a “Good Samaritan informant” who had contacted ATF over a suspected straw purchaser and who then agreed to assist the Bureau in obtaining evidence. Regular readers of this column know that individual was Federal Firearms Licensee Mike Detty, the subject of numerous Gun Rights Examiner reports that have now been substantially corroborated by this week’s OIG release. Responding...
  • Slain agent's family not letting up on Holder(fast and furious)

    09/22/2012 6:28:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | AP
    The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General's report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.
  • IG Fast and Furious findings corroborate earlier Wide Receiver reports

    09/21/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    Spending a considerable portion of its analysis on the Operation Wide Receiver Bush-era firearms trafficking surveillance program, the Office of Inspector General’s massive report on Fast and Furious gunwalking released Wednesday corroborates much information presented to Gun Rights Examiner readers almost a full year ago. “Operation Wide Receiver illustrated the failure of management in ATF’s Phoenix Field Division to alert ATF Headquarters to the use of these tactics,” the report documents, validating a claim made by Mike Detty, the confidential informant at the heart of the case, that “It had nothing to do with Bush or even DOJ.” This is...
  • Republicans want more heads to roll over 'Furious,' claim IG report contradicts Holder testimony

    09/21/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 20 September, 2012 | NA
    Republican lawmakers want more heads to roll over Operation Fast and Furious after a report faulted multiple agencies for letting the failed anti-gunrunning probe get out of hand -- as they cited a key section that appeared to contradict testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder. One Justice Department official has resigned and another has retired in the wake of the inspector general report. Another 14 officials were forwarded for possible disciplinary action. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a hearing Thursday where Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified that "all 14" should...
  • The IG Report and Holder (The inspector general indicts the DOJ and the ATF.)

    09/21/2012 11:46:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 21, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Eric Holder claims that the just-released Office of Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious vindicates his claims that he knew nothing about this reckless operation. He seems oblivious to the fact that the almost-500-page report is a damning indictment of his lack of leadership, supervision, and judgment.Holder supposedly knew nothing about (and his senior leadership failed to alert him to) a major investigation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and more than 2,000 weapons’ ending up in the hands of criminals there. It is a chilling comment...
  • Republicans set to pursue 'Furious' court case despite IG report

    09/21/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/2012
    House Republicans are pressing forward with their contempt of Congress civil case over Operation Fast and Furious despite the release of a book-length investigative report that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised as comprehensive. "We have no choice," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on Fox News when asked about pursuing the court case. The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explained that the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this year essentially "ordered" lawmakers to go to court to attempt to pry loose from the Obama administration documents they have withheld....
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”

    09/21/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Friday, September 21, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration” Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this,...
  • Issa: More officials need to lose jobs in gunrunning

    09/21/2012 8:37:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 20 September, 2012 | Chuck Neubauer
    The chairman of a House committee investigating the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation praised a report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General on what went wrong in the bungled investigation but said more people involved need to lose their jobs. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Thursday described the 471-page report by Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz as “extremely comprehensive, strong and independent,” adding that it confirms what the panel knew for some time: “The Department of Justice has let the American people down.” Mr. Issa called the...
  • Fast And Furious Whitewash: Holder Exonerated

    09/21/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 21, 2012
    Scandal: The report our attorney general used to justify withholding evidence of who was responsible for the administration program that led to the deaths of two U.S. agents is out. It delivers more scapegoats than answers. The release by the Department of Justice's inspector general of a 400-page report on the administration's gun-walking operation, Fast and Furious, is no big surprise. As Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee, Fast and Furious represented a "pattern of serious failures" by various agencies. But he let the buck stop short of where it belongs...
  • Parents of slain border agent slam DOJ report

    09/21/2012 4:10:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | 20 September, 2012 | AP
    The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General's report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.
  • Fast And Furious Whitewash - Eric Holder Exonerated In Murders of Brian Terry And Jaime Zapata

    09/20/2012 4:34:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | September 20, 2012
    Scandal: The report our attorney general used to justify withholding evidence of who was responsible for the administration program that led to the deaths of two U.S. agents is out. It delivers more scapegoats than answers. The release by the Department of Justice's inspector general of a 400-page report on the administration's gun-walking operation, Fast and Furious, is no big surprise. As Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee, Fast and Furious represented a "pattern of serious failures" by various agencies. But he let the buck stop short of where it belongs...
  • IG: White House ‘Made it Impossible’ to Pursue Lead in Fast and Furious Probe

    09/20/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | September 20, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified. He added that the sought-after White House interview and communications constituted “a lead we wanted to follow.” At the hearing of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Thursday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) asked Horowitz, “Do you think the White House’s refusal to share these documents...
  • Obama slammed on Fast and Furious in Spanish-language TV interview: Shouldn’t you ‘fire’ Holder?

    09/20/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Obama slammed on Fast and Furious in Spanish-language TV interview: Shouldn’t you ‘fire’ Holder? [VIDEO] Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday. “You told me during an interview that you and Mr. Holder did not authorize the Fast and Furious operation that allowed 2,000 weapons from the United States into Mexico and they were in the drug trafficking [cartels'] hands,” Univision co-host Jorge Ramos asked Obama, according to a translator, during the interview. “I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have...
  • I'm Sure They're Consistent, Mr. Attorney General (Fast and Furious)

    09/20/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 September, 2012 | John Richardson
    Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement today on the Office of Inspector General's report on Operation Fast and Furious. He said the key conclusions were "consistent" with what he had been saying "for months now". Oh, Eric, you live in such a fantasy land if you think a report by your appointed Inspector General which was delayed for months and months is enough to get you off the hook. As Mike Vanderboegh so rightly called it, it is a whitewash. I think Katie Pavlich is probably correct that you are "spiking the football" and doing a victory dance. Kenneth...
  • Issa Expects More Resignations after Release of IG Report on Fast and Furious

    09/20/2012 8:52:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 15 replies
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Thursday that he expects that the 14 DOJ and ATF officials found responsible for Operation Fast and Furious to resign like two other top officials did after the inspector general’s report was released on Wednesday. “We expect that all 14 would find a way to find appropriate new occupations – ones in which their poor judgment or lack of dedication or unwillingness to actually read documents...
  • Gun Report Spurs Exits (Fast and Furious)

    09/20/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 19 September, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ and DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—A Justice Department watchdog cited a "pattern of serious failures" in the oversight of the botched Fast and Furious operation against gun traffickers, in a harsh report that contributed to the departure of two senior officials. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's 471-page report was the most extensive review to date of actions by officials in Arizona and Washington that led to the operation that lost track of guns sold to suspected smugglers. In addition to the two officials who left, Mr. Horowitz said 12 others from the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be reviewed...
  • OIG Fast and Furious report requires analysis before media jumps to conclusions

    09/20/2012 6:32:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    The long-awaited report from the Office of Inspector General was released this afternoon, prompting media conclusions that could not possibly reflect adequate scrutiny and analysis that effectively assess its findings. “The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year,” Fox News is reporting, while making no reference to deficiencies admitted up front by the OIG. Case in point, Chapter One of the report identifies key individuals who declined to be interviewed, significantly including “Criminal Chief [Patrick J.] Cunningham [who] declined through counsel our request for a follow-up...
  • Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder ‘lied to my face’ during House testimony

    09/20/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing. “I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he...
  • U.S. inspector faults (14) federal agents in gun probe, clears Holder

    09/19/2012 5:45:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/19/12 | David Ingram | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog faulted 14 federal agents and prosecutors on Wednesday for the botched anti-gun-trafficking effort known as "Operation Fast and Furious" but cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of any wrongdoing. The report by the department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, prompted two senior officials to leave the government. Congressional Republicans investigating the mismanaged operation had accused Holder of covering it up. A report bolstering their claim would have been an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, who appointed Holder to his job, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign. One U.S. agent was...