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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 'Project Gunwalker' and human sacrifice

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    "Human sacrifices suspected along Mexico border," reads the headline of a disturbing MSNBC story. The story, admittedly, has nothing to do with "Operation Fast and Furious" or "Project Gunwalker." Still, a journalist writing a story about the U.S. government's deliberate arming of ruthless Mexican drug cartels could do far worse for a headline. The MSNBC story is about a poor Mexican family, worshippers of Santa Muerte (Saint Death), who are accused of murdering two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman, believing that these blood sacrifices would bring them wealth: "They thought that by offering the blood, they would be protected...
  • Leak at Department of Justice pulls White House deeper into Fast and Furious

    04/04/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/2012 | 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) which reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employ 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. (1) Now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • Senate approves Breuer supporter as head of OIG at Justice(gunwalker)

    04/04/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Attorney General Eric Holder today welcomed the confirmation of… Michael E. Horowitz as Inspector General for the Justice Department,” a Friday Office of Public Affairs release announces. “…Horowitz [was] confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate,” it reports. The nominee was confirmed by a voice vote, per the Library of Congress THOMAS legislative database. So who is Michael E. Horowitz? Most recently he’s been a partner at a law firm. He’s been a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Justice Department, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a law firm associate, and...
  • U.S. Senator Wants Details on Bush-Era Gun-Walking Scheme

    03/31/2012 10:53:21 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | April 1,2012 | Caracas staff
    Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Congress to probe the existence of a government operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to enter Mexico under (Wide Receiver), George W. Bush.
  • Why is White House blocking ‘Gunwalker’ testimony from former NSC director?

    03/30/2012 4:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/30/12 | David Codrea
    “Lawmakers push to interview ex-White House aide in 'Fast and Furious',” Ed Henry of Fox News reported Wednesday. “To date, the White House has not complied with multiple congressional requests to interview [former National Security Council Director of North American Affairs Kevin] O'Reilly,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote in a March 28 letter to Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler. “Our staffs have had extensive discussions with lawyers in your office, who have represented that the White House does not perceive any need for us to interview O’Reilly and consequently will not make arrangements for...
  • Partisan Politics Plague Probe of 'Fast and Furious'

    03/30/2012 1:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 29, 2012 | Sandra Hernandez
    "Fast and Furious," the federal government's ill-fated operation to track gun sales along the Mexican border, set out to penetrate drug cartels before it spiraled out of control. Under the program, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives watched, but did not arrest, purchasers of high-powered weapons with hopes of tracking the guns back to the cartels. Instead, the ATF lost track of more than 1,700 guns, some of which later turned up at crime scenes in the United States and Mexico, including two found near Tucson where a Border Patrol officer was shot to death. Others...
  • Issa: Why Is White House Ordering Former Aide To Not Speak To Oversight On Fast & Furious?

    03/29/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/29/12 | fox
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on Fox News to discuss the latest on the failed Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed

    03/29/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox ^ | 3/29/12 | William La Jeunesse
    The family of a murdered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is demanding to know if U.S. agencies could have seized the weapons used to kill him before they crossed the border into Mexico. Amador and Mary Zapata also believe their son Jaime, who was only in Mexico for 9 days before his death, was not adequately trained for his assignment, a trip on one of Mexico’s most dangerous roads in a $160,000 armored Suburban. “We want to find out the truth,” Amador Zapata said from the living room of his Brownsville, Texas home. “Who thought of this program? How...
  • Lawmakers push to interview ex-White House aide in 'Fast and Furious'

    03/29/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    fox ^ | 3/29/12 | Ed Henry
    WASHINGTON – Two top Republican lawmakers investigating the Fast and Furious controversy are demanding the White House make a former aide available for testimony to see whether the scandal reached the upper echelons of the administration, according to a letter obtained by Fox News. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, fired off the letter Wednesday urging the White House to make available Kevin O'Reilly, a former National Security Council staffer who is currently stationed in Iraq for the State Department. The lawmakers are giving White House staffers the deadline of April 4 to respond, with Republican aides...
  • “Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI (Suprise!)

    03/29/2012 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies
    New American ^ | 3-29-12 | Alex Newman
    In another significant embarrassment to the scandal-plagued Obama administration, newly released documents revealed that the supposed “drug lords” being targeted in the deadly federal “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation were actually working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all along. Thousands of American weapons were illegally offered to violent Mexican cartels by the Justice Department as part of the controversial program — many of them paid for by U.S. tax dollars through the two FBI assets supposedly being targeted in the investigation. Those guns were later linked to hundreds of murders, including the killings of U.S. federal agents. The...