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  • book claims FBI cover up of third gun in murder of border patrol agent

    04/21/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2012 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
  • New details in Fast & Furious

    04/20/2012 11:44:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | NA
    Congress has learned the most wanted man in the Fast and Furious investigation, Manuel Acosta, was allowed to traffic thousands of guns to Mexico. Only after the death of Border Agent Brian Terry south of Tucson was Acosta's operation shut down. He was arrested and released at least three times during the operation. That's why congressional investigators suspect the justice department is unwilling to talk about Acosta's possible role as an informant. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said, "We could have taken him in and prosecuted him anything. It's either total incompetence or maybe it's something a bit more coordinated that the...
  • Tales from Fast and Furious: Murder of an American Citizen

    04/18/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/18/12 | Obama Files
    Produced by Obama Files for more videos and articles: http://web.me.com/kzvideo/OF/Obama_Files_Home.html Part I of a video series based on the recently published groundbreaking book "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up" by Katie Pavlich. This is the book that may blow the lid off of the Obama Administration's covert plan to disarm America and may bring down the Obama Presidency. The murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry by Mexican drug cartel operatives armed with AK-47s was initially billed as an isolated tragedy, which then took a different turn when it was learned that the purchase of...
  • Obama’s Economic ‘Stimulus’ Gave $10 Million to ATF Project Gunrunner

    04/18/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 18, 2012 | By Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus act allocated $10 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for a program that traced guns sold to straw purchasers, an operation that was designed to prevent Mexican criminal organizations from obtaining U.S. guns. The $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus, was passed by Congress and signed into law in February 2009. From this near-trillion dollar trove, the administration allocated $10 million to the ATF’s “Project Gunrunner” to increase staff by 37 persons, according to a November 2010 Department of Justice Inspector General report. The phased-in hiring of stimulus-funded...
  • Largely Ignored by MSM ‘Fast and Furious’ Scandal might be Obama’s Worst

    04/18/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as “Fast and Furious,” through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns — against the store owners’ better judgment — to “straw” purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. “American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'

    04/17/2012 3:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the myriad scandals of the Obama administration, there is one, largely ignored by the mainstream media, that could actually be its worst. That scandal is the operation run from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the Justice Department, known as "Fast and Furious," through which the federal government actually encouraged and even ordered American gun shops to sell guns -- against the store owners' better judgment -- to "straw" purchasers who were funneling guns to Mexican drug gangs while the ATF sat back and watched and did nothing.As Katie Pavlich shows in her remarkable...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/17/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI

    03/28/2012 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Rabin · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 March 2012 | Alex Newman
    Drug lords being targeted in the Fast and Furious gun-running operation were actually working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all along. ATF zeroed in on a gun trafficker, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta, (he) was detained in May of 2010, questioned, and released after promising to cooperate with investigators seeking to track down two supposed “cartel chiefs.” The two cartel chiefs, it turned out, were already on the FBI’s payroll.
  • “Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI(gunwalker)

    03/28/2012 6:22:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 March, 2012 | 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...
  • U.S. officials arrest 6 men in Mexican cartel murder-for-hire sting

    03/28/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT · by txhurl · 17 replies
    Houston— Six men, including a former soldier, have been arrested in the border town of Laredo, Texas, in connection with drug trafficking and an alleged murder-for-hire plot, according to federal officials. The arrests culminate a months-long federal sting operation in which the suspects allegedy helped hatch a plan to purchase weapons for drug cartel members in exchange for money and drugs.
  • Family of Border Patrol Agent (Brian)Terry issues statement ...

    03/28/2012 12:14:30 PM PDT · by brityank · 15 replies
    Twitter Sharyl Attkisson - CBS ^ | 28 March, 2012 | Twitter Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson tweeted the following this afternoon: Family of Border Patrol Agent Brain Terry issues statement about reports of lack of coordination among feds: "The Terry Family, like most of America, is sickened to read the latest revelations relating to ATF's error-plagued..." "...and misguided Fast and Furious Investigation. It is beyond our comprehension that U.S. federal law..." "...enforcement agencies were not talking with one another. American citizens deserve better..." "...from their public servants; the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S. Attorney personnel in Arizona should have been.. "..coordinating their investigative and prosecutorial efforts. This coordination should have started and.." "..continued with...
  • The Wages of Perjury and Cover-up is . . . (Gunwalker)

    03/28/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3/28/12 | Dutchman6
    Maybe a gig as a law school dean. University of Baltimore announces finalists in search for law school dean. Five candidates will visit campus starting March 26 to meet students, faculty, staff The University of Baltimore has selected five finalists in its search for a new law school dean. The candidates are: Nicholas Allard, a political lawyer at Washington firm Patton Boggs; Penelope Bryan, the dean of Whittier Law School in California; Alfredo Garcia, a professor and former dean at St. Thomas University Law School in Miami; Patricia Salkin, a professor and associate dean at Albany Law School in New...
  • Internal memo shows ATF rank and file don't trust the brass

    03/26/2012 6:44:25 PM PDT · by U-238 · 13 replies · 18+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/2012 | Fox News
    Top leaders at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, already under fire from lawmakers in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” debacle, also get harsh marks from the men and women who serve under them, according to an internal survey. An ATF memo obtained by FoxNews.com reveals that rank-and-file workers at the beleaguered federal agency, where whistleblowers who first alerted lawmakers to the “gun-walking” scandal say they were threatened or even punished, don’t trust the agency’s leaders. “A key area in which ATF fell short was leadership,” the e-mail from ATF Headquarters, describing the results of the internal...
  • More Democrats critical of Holder’s handling of Fast and Furious

    03/25/2012 9:40:20 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies · 8+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 23, 2012 | By Matthew Boyle
    Two House Democrats have come forward demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice release findings from an internal investigation into Operation Fast and Furious before the upcoming November election. Democratic Reps. Nick Rahall of West Virginia and Gene Green of Texas told The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket that they want the inspector general to release her report before the election to ensure that any officials from President Barack Obama’s administration who are responsible for Fast and Furious are held accountable. Green said the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General was taking too long to release the report. “Yeah,”...
  • DOJ charges release of ‘Gunwalker’ reports impedes investigations

    03/24/2012 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 3/24/12 | David Codrea
    “The latest twist in the tug of war over Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information,” CNN reported Friday. In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich suggested that sensitive information relating to ongoing investigations is coming from their staffs. “Late Friday, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich warned Issa, ‘We are deeply disturbed that the sensitive...
  • William LaJeunesse makes the connection -- the Miramontes brothers -- on the payroll of the FBI --

    03/23/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    It ran at 6:15 PM Eastern on FOX. When I have the links I'll let you know. William connects the dots between Celis-Acosta and the one-armed man and his brother -- the "stone cold killers" Miramontes -- laying it at the door of the Hoover Building. complete with a non-denial denial from the Fibbies. Katie Pavlich posted this letter (see page 15, footnote 48) which mentions the Miramontes. The Miramontes brothers are said to be linked to the rip crew that killed Brian Terry. The protection of the Miramontes is responsible for the FBI cover-up -- of the murder and...
  • New Document Dump Means More Backpedaling for AG Holder

    03/23/2012 1:03:36 PM PDT · by next media · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Excerpted Blog USBC News Blog ^ | 2012-03-23 | Blogger on The USBC Wire Blog
    At a March 2011 Congressional hearing, Mr. Holder stated that he had only heard of Fast & Furious “a few weeks” prior. He had to amend that later to “a couple of months” when further documents indicated that he indeed was informed of the project during that earlier time period. More revelations were dismissed by the Attorney General on the basis that he hadn't read the e-mails that were sent to him. E-mails examined last Friday show that on the day Border Agent Brian Terry was killed by criminals using Fast & Furious weapons in December 2010, messages were sent...
  • Agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest Fast and Furious suspect, documents show

    03/22/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/22/12 | William Lajeunesse
    Documents released Thursday show that federal agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest the biggest buyer of assault weapons in the Fast and Furious operation -- eight months before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death ended the scandal-ridden program. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, have demanded Attorney General Eric Holder provide a briefing as to why ringleader Manuel Celis Acosta was not arrested earlier given repeated evidence that he was running guns.
  • ERIC HOLDER: "BRAINWASH" THEM: Shocking Video shows Holder Advocating brainwashing kids against guns

    03/22/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    WebToday ^ | March 22, 2012 | WebToday
    In one heck of an analogy, then U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. – Eric Holder – likened guns to cigarettes, saying that perceptions about guns needed to become more stigmatized. He said this during a speech in 1995 and suggested an aggressive advertising campaign to convince the public that this was true. At one point, he literally said that he wanted the advertising to be so pervasive that it would “brainwash” people. To Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), such advocacy on the part of Holder flies in the face of his Constitutional oath. “As...
  • Almost One year ago: Obama on "gunwalking": Serious mistake may have been made

    03/21/2012 8:20:37 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Last night, a reporter from Univision asked President Obama about the subject of a CBS News investigation: allegations that ATF allowed traffickers to send weapons to Mexican drug cartels in an operation called "Fast and Furious." "There may be a situation here which a serious mistake was made and if that's the case then we'll find out and well hold somebody accountable," he added.
  • ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    03/21/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The attorneys of Bill Newell, embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, and David Voth, Supervisor of Phoenix Group VII (the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious), are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients. In a letter obtained by Townhall, attorney and former Department of Justice Prosecutor Paul E. Pelletier, representing Newell, writes on behalf his defendant to “correct the factual distortions in your staff’s ‘memorandum.’ To be clear, this faulty memorandum and...
  • Deadly ATF Fast And Furious Game Of Catch And Release

    03/20/2012 7:12:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 20, 2012 | IBD editorials
    Scandal: A prime suspect in the smuggling of weapons to Mexico was captured and released on a promise of cooperation and with the instruction not to engage in criminal acts unless instructed by the U.S. government. If the purpose of Fast and Furious, the gun-running operation directed out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was to track and capture those involved in smuggling illegal firearms to Mexico, it seemingly succeeded with the May 29, 2010, capture of Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta as he drove his BMW in a remote area of Arizona near the...