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  • Eric Holder grilled tomorrow

    02/01/2012 4:38:05 PM PST · by westmichman · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Liberty Council | 2/1/12 | Matt Staver
    Mathew Staver, Chairman Liberty Counsel Action Attorney General Eric Holder is facing possible “Contempt of Congress” charges over his failure to disclose information concerning the now infamous Fast and Furious debacle! Tomorrow, Holder will appear before Representative Darrell Issa and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and I am expecting a firestorm of intense questioning. Time is now of the essence! I am calling on my Liberty Counsel Action team to join in our powerful Fax Barrage demanding Eric Holder’s resignation, firing, or impeachment. Please, click here now to schedule your personalized faxes: http://www.lcaction.cc/2659/offer.asp stephen, Eric Holder is about...
  • Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M suit against ATF

    02/01/2012 3:58:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 1, 2012
    The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels. In a 65-page complaint, attorneys for the family claim ATF "wrongdoing" in Fast and Furious.
  • Are Big Media Covering Up Fast and Furious?

    02/01/2012 10:21:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2012 | By M. Catharine Evans
    Where was the public outcry for justice when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry bled to death at the hands of a drug cartel in cahoots with the U.S. government? It happened in the Peck Canyon corridor northwest of Nogales, Arizona -- nowhere. The general public didn't hear about it. It's been one year and two months since agent Terry died. Within weeks of his demise, his shocking murder would illuminate a bizarre and murderous government plot to run guns, lots of guns -- over 2,000 guns -- into the hands of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Members of Sinaloa were behind...
  • ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 1:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The average American doesn’t have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they “control the narrative”—make an issue as simple as humanly possible—they can manipulate public opinion. Millionaires and billionaires = oppressors. Iraq = not our problem anymore. The public can handle the truth; they just don’t have time for it. They’ve got money to make, kids to raise, bills to pay, football to watch, spouses to deceive, etc. And that’s why, more than a year after ATF-enabled drug thugs gunned down Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the ATF Fast and Furious Scandal is still flying...
  • "So get more rocks and build you a dam." A high compliment and a metaphor from one rock(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 7:44:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Vanderboegh," the friend/source/retired spook said to me in a conversation on the general topic of 'change agents' a couple of days ago after I got to DC, "you're like this little rock in the middle of their stream, defying the water. The water and everything in it can try to ignore you as they pass by, but they can't go through you, or under the ground you occupy. You just sit there and defy them and they hate you for it, because you not only defy them but you mock them. It pisses them off because you just won't go...
  • Does ‘fatally flawed’ minority report on gunwalking ‘absolve’ administration?

    02/01/2012 7:36:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case,” Charlie Savage of The New York Times would have us believe: Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. The “expected” report, that is, the report House Democrats gave their reliable mouthpiece a heads-up on, has been released, just in time to...
  • Are Big Media Covering Up Fast and Furious?

    02/01/2012 1:35:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans
    Where was the public outcry for justice when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry bled to death at the hands of a drug cartel in cahoots with the U.S. government? It happened in the Peck Canyon corridor northwest of Nogales, Arizona -- nowhere. The general public didn't hear about it... --snip-- Last November, Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic wrote a chronological exposé of the Fast and Furious scandal. But he put a fancy spin on his article which illustrates perfectly how a Big Lie can emerge from a kernel of truth told with bad intent. *The once-obscure case in Phoenix...
  • Darrell Issa threatens Eric Holder with contempt ( Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply.)

    01/31/2012 9:02:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | | 1/31/12 5:48 PM EST Updated: 1/31/12 7:18 PM EST | TIM MAK
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.In a letter to Holder, Issa wrote that “this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply, according to Issa.
  • Issa threatens Holder with contempt over 'Fast and Furious'

    01/31/2012 7:34:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/31/12 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the nation’s top cop doesn’t hand over Justice Department documents within nine days. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted Holder in a letter on Tuesday for refusing to comply with the panel’s subpoena for documents relating to the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-trafficking operation. “If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress,”...
  • Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with...subpoenas

    01/31/2012 4:34:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2012 | by William Lajeunesse
    The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents. Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply. In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has "misrepresented facts and misled Congress," which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago.
  • Why was Holder thrown under Obama bus in White House document dump?

    01/31/2012 11:01:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/2012 | Doug Book
    It’s easy to tell when Attorney General Eric Holder is about to take part in another bout of prevarication before a congressional committee. Just look for a Friday night, White House sponsored, Department of Justice document dump. This time the White House oversaw the release of some 500 redacted emails and other assorted tid-bits, designed as usual to lead House and Senate investigators precisely where the Obama Regime wants them to go in their investigation of the “gunwalking” Operation Fast and Furious. And one of those emails makes it clear that Eric Holder’s DOJ aide, Monty Wilkinson received news of...
  • Issa threatens contempt charge against Holder if Justice.....( Fast and Furious subpoenas)

    01/31/2012 2:07:52 PM PST · by Doogle · 48 replies
    FOX ^ | 01/31/12 | William Lajeunesse
    The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents. Holder has until Feb. 9 to comply. In a four-page letter to Holder, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claims the Department of Justice has "misrepresented facts and misled Congress," which began its investigation of Operation Fast and Furious one year ago. Issa claims Holder's "actions lead us to conclude that the department is actively engaged in a cover-up" because it refuses to comply with previous subpoenas. "If the...
  • More gunwalker questions for Attorney General Holder

    01/31/2012 11:07:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Newly-released documents show that last February, on an official visit to Mexico, Justice Department official Lanny Breuer suggested fighting arms trafficking by using the tactic of intentionally letting guns flow into Mexico via criminals. According to the documents, Assistant Attorney General Breuer suggested the U.S. and Mexico consider working together to allow arms traffickers for Mexican drug cartels "to cross into Mexico," so that Mexican authorities could later prosecute and convict them. The documents indicate Mexico's then-attache spoke against Breuer's idea. He "raised the issue that there is an inherent risk in allowing weapons to pass from the US to...
  • Dems: no high-level direction on Fast & Furious

    01/30/2012 9:59:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 1/30/12 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a congressional committee say the panel has obtained no evidence that a flawed gun smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Justice Department headquarters. The Democrats say the probe grew out of a misguided five-year-long effort during both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations in the Phoenix division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to dismantle arms trafficking networks along the Southwest border.
  • Democrats Fully Engaged in Fast and Furious Coverup

    01/31/2012 12:38:34 PM PST · by OPS4 · 18 replies
    Town Hall Magazine ^ | 1/31/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are officially trying to cover for Attorney General Eric Holder just before he testifies on Thursday about Operation Fast and Furious, with anti-Second Amendment Ranking Member Elijah Cummings leading the way. Last night, Cummings released a 95 page waste of paper and taxpayer money report, alleging that top Justice Department officials did not authorize the program, despite evidence showing otherwise. The report tries to pin the blame back on a few "rogue" managers in the ATF Phoenix Field Division. This is the same argument we've heard since the beginning of the scandal: it was...
  • Fast and Furious: Holder’s Perjury Defense Gets Shaky

    01/31/2012 6:08:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | John Hayward
    To the great annoyance of congressional investigators, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department has been dragging its feet turning over subpoenaed documents relating to several inquiries – most infamously the “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation, in which American guns were deliberately allowed to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartel killers. DOJ has a habit of releasing these subpoenaed documents in massive “dumps” on Friday night, to guarantee minimal media coverage. Last Friday’s dump weighed in at 500 pages, and turned out to contain some very interesting emails sent in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian...
  • OIG sharing information with DOJ over Wide Receiver CI's objections(Gunwalker)

    01/31/2012 6:41:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “I was invited to speak with two investigators from the Office of Inspector General regarding the gunwalking scandal and general abuses of the ATF and DOJ,” Mike Detty, a central figure in Operation Wide Receiver due to his work as a confidential informant has told Gun Rights Examiner. “Eager to help I met with them and also provided all copies of recordings, journal entries, photos etc. I was determined to see justice done.” “Imagine how surprised I was when one of the investigators informed me that my materials had all been turned over to Laura Gwinn at DOJ-one of the...
  • Holder's fantastical claim about 'Fast and Furious'

    01/31/2012 5:57:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Examiner Editorial
    Philosophers and poets have argued for at least three millennia about who is more valuable. Poets claim they tell tales that inspire men to do things they would otherwise never accomplish. But philosophers argue that this requires the acceptance of obvious fantasies, thus leading men away from the truth. Judging by what Attorney General Eric Holder has been asking Congress and the American people to believe regarding what and when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious, we think he is telling tales that lead away from the truth. Fast and Furious is the Justice Department program that allowed thousands...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Attack of the Gun Control Monkeys. "Joined at the hip." January 2011

    01/30/2012 10:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/30/12 | Dutchman 6
    The Gun Control Monkeys -- ATF & The Joyce Foundation -- Joined at the hip. = Roseanna Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab, backed the Police Department while noting that "it would be great if we had more resources and more could be done." She said she understood the argument set forth in the opinion — that people in high-crime areas might believe they'd be safer with a gun in their home. But research shows that gun availability leads to more bloodshed, not less, she said. "I understand the concern about public safety, but that is...
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...