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  • No charges filed in Fast and Furious suspect’s drug and gun bust

    04/16/2012 7:52:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Police records show the chief target of Operation Fast and Furious, a man pursued by ATF agents for 18 months, was actually arrested twice in 2010 for gun and drug violations, but released,” William La Jeunesse of Fox News reported yesterday, corroborating and adding new details regarding the arrest report posted in Gun Rights Examiner. Left unsaid in that column is what happened to the suspects as a result of that bust. La Jeunesse solves that mystery: The case was sent to prosecutors but never filed. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said it sent the case back to police for...
  • Issa promises NRA that F&F investigation will hold DoJ officials accountable

    04/16/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    ST. LOUIS — California Congressman Darrell Issa promised members of the National Rifle Association gathered here that his probe of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal will continue until those responsible for the debacle are held accountable. If the investigation continues into the summer — as some sources here have suggested to this column, with significant action coming around the time of the Republican convention — it could become the major campaign issue many gun rights activists believe it should be. The downside, noted one source, is that the mainstream press could dismiss it as political theater. The scandal has...
  • Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal

    04/16/2012 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Operation Fast and Furious is the deadliest and most sinister scandal in American history. A scandal so big, it’s worse than Iran-Contra and makes Watergate look like a high school prank gone wrong. In the early days of the Obama Administration, President Obama claimed his goal was to stop the trafficking of guns from the United States into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels. He claimed gun dealers in the United States were responsible for sending guns to Mexico. Both of his claims were lies. In order to push his lies and policies built around them, with a...
  • Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    04/16/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious—but in her new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks. Having shared office space with Katie for well over a year now, I've witnessed her ferocious commitment to this story since before Fast and Furious was even a thought in the national consciousness. I wasn't always quite...
  • The Daily Rattle-April 15, 2012 (Immigration News Roundup)

    04/15/2012 10:48:37 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | April 15, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    This month’s Rattle brings us a host of stories that the mainstream media didn’t cover sufficiently-preferring instead to shower accolades upon the man responsible for abandoning immigration enforcement in the name of political opportunism. We’ll cover everything from the latest spate of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to Barack Obama’s continued roll out of administrative amnesty, which now includes directives to ignore both interior enforcement and border security. But first, we’ll examine this administration’s ongoing obstruction of Congress’s investigation into the ever-broadening gun-walking scandals. Courtesy of Sipsey Street Irregulars-whose coverage of Fast and Furious is non pareil-we learn that...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Launched Into 2012 Presidential Election by Mitt Romney

    04/13/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney applauded House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for their efforts to investigate the Obama Justice Department’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious scandal today during a speech at the NRA Annual Meeting Leadership Forum in St. Louis. This is the first time any GOP presidential candidate has mentioned the Fast and Furious scandal by name in a public event speech, officially bringing the scandal into the 2012 general election with President Barack Obama. Romney also embraced the NRA’s calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign or be fired for his...
  • Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony

    04/13/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    Human events ^ | 04/13/2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    In her explosive new book Fast and Furious, Katie Pavlich makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really happened. Inside sources told Pavlich that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged, and reports and briefing she received, according to an exclusive preview of the book by Human Events. Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious is...
  • New Trial Date Set in Fast and Furious Case

    04/13/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | 12 Apr 2012
    A judge has set a new trial date for 15 people accused of participating in a gun smuggling ring that was investigated by the federal government in Operation Fast and Furious. U.S. District Judge James Teilborg set a Jan. 3 trial date.
  • KOPEL: Calderon misfires on U.S. gun control

    04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | David Kopel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to Washington last week featured his usual lecturing of Americans about gun control. This time, he had some good ideas, although he remains wedded to many bad ones, too. A polite guest, Mr. Calderon did not mention the “Fast and Furious” operation during his public events with President Obama. But reports indicate that he did bring it up privately, and he was furious - justifiably so. From late 2009 until early 2011, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) orchestrated the delivery of more than 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. According...
  • Prime suspect in '72 cop slay had been under FBI investigation ~ Farrakhan's Mosque #7 in Harlem

    04/12/2012 7:45:52 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 12, 2012 | PHILIP MESSING, MICAH MORRISON & DON KAPLAN
    “Remember Cardillo.” It’s a bitter watchword for two generations of the thin blue line in New York City. Forty years ago this Saturday, Police Officer Phillip Cardillo was shot in an apparent ambush at Louis Farrakhan’s Mosque #7 in Harlem; he died six days later. No one was ever convicted in the case. Roadblocks were thrown up at every turn in the investigation. Why? Was it politics? Race? Or did the FBI tank the Cardillo probe to shield high-level confidential informants?
  • Former Secaucus (NJ) Mayor Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribe (RAT)

    04/12/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 8 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | April 12, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK, NJ—Former Secaucus, New Jersey Mayor Dennis Elwell was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for purported real estate projects in Secaucus, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. A jury found Elwell, 66, of Secaucus, guilty following a two-week trial in July 2011. Elwell was convicted of one count of bribery and acquitted on one count of conspiracy and one count of attempted extortion under color of official right. U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares presided over the trial and imposed the...
  • ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

    04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT · by hope · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins
    In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, he’s been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well. Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our...
  • Two Sons (Which does the media report on?)

    04/09/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT · by agee · 6 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/09/2012 | Aaron Gee & Steve Graff
    The traditional media’s story of the moment is the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. That incident was initially reported as potentially a white on black racially motivated shooting of an innocent unarmed teen. The media’s response was to go into hyperbole overdrive. Editing 911 tapes to make it appear as if Zimmerman was racist and having “audio experts” declare that a racial slur could be heard on the same tapes. The racial demagogues Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackon descended on Sanford and lynch mob mentality ensued. The demagogues accused the local police of playing favorites due to race....
  • Former D.C. teacher added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list

    04/10/2012 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/2012 | Cristy Armstrong
    The FBI added a former D.C. private school teacher who has been on the run from police in the District and Maryland since 2008 to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Tuesday. Eric Justin Toth, 30, who taught third grade at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, is wanted for possession and production of child pornography after a fellow teacher found sexually explicit photos of a boy on a school-owned camera Mr. Toth had been using in June 2008. Mr. Toth was charged with producing child pornography in Maryland and elsewhere in U.S. District Court in Maryland, and warrants were...
  • FBI to Fund Interrogation Research Projects

    04/09/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    The Revered Review ^ | April 9, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A Federal Bureau of Investigation-led initiative seeking advances in interrogation techniques quietly was unveiled today, according to a contracting document that TRR has obtained. The High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Intelligence Interviewing and Interrogation Research project, as it is known, spells out what the government hopes to achieve through subsequent federally funded research projects in the private sector.
  • White House thumbs nose at Grassley, Issa over F&F request(gunwalker)

    04/08/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    President Barack Obama’s White House counsel has essentially told Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley to “dream on” if they think a recent request to interview former National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly about Operation Fast and Furious is going to happen. The Gun Rights Examiner has obtained a copy of an April 5 letter sent to Issa and Grassley by Kathryn Ruemmler, counsel to the president. In the letter, she tells them: Over six months ago, the White House produced documents responsive to your prior request for communications between Mr. O’Reilly and ATF agent William Newell that relate to...
  • Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify

    04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March...
  • Man pleads guilty to gun charges in botched probe

    04/05/2012 11:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    wtop.com ^ | 4/5/12 | JACQUES BILLEAUD , AP
    PHOENIX (AP) - A man who bought two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a federal agent near the Arizona-Mexico border pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges in the federal government's botched gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Authorities say Jaime Avila Jr. was a member of a 20-person ring accused of buying guns and smuggling them into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa drug cartel. Two AK-47 variants bought by Avila from a suburban Phoenix gun store were found in the aftermath of a December 2010 shootout that mortally wounded Border...
  • Leak At Department Of Justice Pulls White House Deeper Into Fast And Furious

    04/05/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 19 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 4 April 2012 | Doug Book
    Last month, FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) that reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employment of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. And now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Obama Alienates Canada And Mexico At Three Amigos

    04/04/2012 6:41:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Apr 3, 2012 | Staff
    Obama's neglect of our nearest neighbors and biggest trade partners has created deteriorating relations, a sign of a president who's out of touch with reality. Problems are emerging that aren't being reported. Fortunately, the Canadian and Mexican press told the real story. Canada's National Post quoted former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson as saying the North American Free Trade Agreement and the three-nation alliance it has fostered since 1994 have been so neglected they're "on life support." Energy has become a searing rift between the U.S. and Canada and threatens to leave the U.S. without its top energy supplier. The Winnipeg...