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  • Gunwalker: New Hearings Scheduled

    07/20/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 21 replies
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | July 20,2011 1 hour ago 12:45 PM | pajamasmedia.com
    According to a release from Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled new hearings into the on going Operation Fast and Furious scandal — this time they’ll be talking to ATF agents based in Mexico: “Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border” will examine accounts of agents based in Mexico Washington DC– On Tuesday, July 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will convene a hearing as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to...
  • Holder's lies (Fast and Furious)

    07/14/2011 12:12:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 14, 2011 | Editorial
    Add lying to Congress about his Justice Department's "Operation Fast and Furious" scandal to the reasons why Eric Holder must be fired as U.S. attorney general. The idiocy of Fast and Furious -- an attempt by Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to link illegally sold guns with Mexican drug cartels -- became gravely clear when two such rifles were found at the scene of a Border Patrol agent's December murder. Mr. Holder mentioned Fast and Furious essentials at an anti-arms-smuggling symposium in Mexico in April 2009. Last September, a Justice document referenced such efforts --
  • Did Operation Fast and Furious have a Tampa twin, Operation Castaway?

    Republican lawmakers are alleging that Operation Fast and Furious may have had a twin in Tampa: Operation Castaway. The new revelations have come to light as Florida Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and acting ATF Director Ken Melson asking them for answers about the newly discovered program. “In recent days, it has come to light that the ATF and DOJ have participated in the act of ‘gun walking’ beyond the acts conducted within the scope of ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’” Bilirakis wrote to Holder and Melson. “Recent reports have suggested that Project...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ Whistleblower: ATF Director ‘Horribly Irresponsible’

    07/07/2011 11:59:19 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/7/2011 | Patrick Richardson
    One of the original whistleblowers on Operation Fast and Furious — which allowed thousands of guns to cross the border into Mexico — said Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Ken Melson’s testimony before congressional investigators on July 4 was nothing but “smoke and mirrors.” ATF Special Agent Vince Cefalu continued: At this point he’s doing what anyone would do, he’s saving his own ass. Cefalu is one of the founders of CleanUpATF.org, a message board dedicated to addressing abuses within the ATF. He is one of the most vocal critics of the heads...
  • Federal ATF chief said to resist pressure to step down

    06/23/2011 8:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/23/11 | Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
    Kenneth Melson of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms faces controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns into Mexico. He is said to be eager to testify to Congress. The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.
  • Rep. Issa counters anonymous critics

    06/23/2011 4:02:55 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 44 replies
    A chief critic of ATF's gunwalking operation was reportedly briefed on the program last year --- but didn't object. That's according to unnamed sources speaking to the Washington Post about the classified briefing. The sources said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was given "highly specific information" in an April 2010 briefing, attended by members of Congress from both parties. The operation called "Fast and Furious" is now under fire by Issa and others for allegedly allowing thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. CBS News first broke the story in February. "All...
  • Top Agency Officials Knew of Disputed Gun Program

    06/16/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 15, 2011 | SEAN COLLINS WALSH
    WASHINGTON — Knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial border security strategy that allowed guns to be shipped illegally into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels, went to the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to evidence released on Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Witnesses at the House hearing included three relatives of a Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona and three A.T.F. agents, right. The operation, which began in 2009, came under fire after two guns linked to it were found at the scene of the killing of...
  • LIVE HEARING NOW: 'OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS' (LINK)

    06/15/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT · by montag813 · 127 replies · 2+ views
    House Oversign Committee CSPAN-3 ^ | 06-15-2011 | StandWithArizona.com
    Live video stream of Rep. Issa's hearing following the blistering report released regarding 'Operation Fast and Furious'. 3 ATF agents and the family of slain Agent Brian Terry to testify, as well as an ATF official whose testimony will reportedly be contradicted (what a shock)LIVE HERE
  • NRA chief wants Holder resignation

    05/12/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/30/11 2:09 PM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    Representative Darrell Issa on his Exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder May 3, 2011 - Darrel Issa questions Eric Holder on Gunnruner