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  • Judicial Watch Obtains Fast and Furious Crime Scene Photos from Phoenix 2013 Gang-Style...

    12/18/2014 12:20:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 18, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains Fast and Furious Crime Scene Photos from Phoenix 2013 Gang-Style Assault with Rifle Supplied by Obama Justice Department Photos include close-up shots of Fast and Furious AK-47 rifle, blood-stained apartment, victim with massive head wound (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained graphic crime scene photos taken at the site of a 2013 gang-style assault on a Phoenix, AZ, apartment building, including a close-up photo revealing the serial number of the AK-47 rifle used by the assailants. As a result of Judicial Watch’s October 2, 2014, public records lawsuit, the weapon...
  • ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info-Some materials "highly redacted"

    04/01/2014 8:37:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 4-1-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ATF Meets Congress' Deadline for Fast & Furious Info  Some materials "highly redacted" by Sharyl Attkisson April 1, 2013 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Todd Jones today met a 5 p.m. deadline to provide Congress with some information related to disciplinary action, or lack thereof, against key players involved in ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalking case. That’s according to an official with the House Oversight Committee who says committee members haven't yet thoroughly reviewed the materials but that they are often “highly redacted.”  Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) set the deadline in a letter...
  • House seeks Fast and Furious gun-walking documents

    12/17/2013 9:04:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | Jim McElhatton
    House lawyers late Monday filed court papers asking a federal judge to force the Justice Department to turn over records to reveal the extent of efforts to stonewall a congressional probe into a botched weapons investigation known as Fast and Furious. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants the records to wrap up its probe, which has shifted from the bungled gun-walking operation to “an apparent effort, over a period of many months, by high level DOJ officials” to hinder the investigation, lawyers argued in a court pleading filed Tuesday night in federal court in Washington. The request marks...
  • The Buck Never Reaches Obama

    06/14/2013 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/14/2013 | David Limbaugh
    The Obama administration's handling of its multiple scandals paints a picture of those who believe they are above the law. There's a pattern of arrogance, dismissiveness, denial, scapegoating, stonewalling, lying, false professions of ignorance, assurances of accountability and punishing whistle-blowers. The numerous parallels in the administration's handling of the Fast and Furious and Internal Revenue Service scandals alone are too striking to be coincidental. The recurring theme is that the buck never stops at the Obama White House. With Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives adopted an ill-conceived, indefensible plan to deliberately walk guns into...
  • ATF agents conducting sting let man leave store with gun

    05/17/2013 5:28:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 17 may 2013 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    ATF agents let a man armed with a gun and threatening to shoot someone walk out of their storefront sting operation in Milwaukee last summer, failing to arrest him or take the weapon, the Journal Sentinel has learned. The suspect, Bobby Ball - a felon with a violent history - promised to return to the store and sell the agents that gun and others but he never came back, according to sources familiar with the case. Instead he spent four months on the loose, until he was picked up in Minnesota on a drunken-driving arrest. He is now awaiting sentencing...
  • Obama: Americans “Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico”

    05/04/2013 1:17:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 167 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 3, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Mexico City on Friday, said the United States is responsible for much of the crime and violence in Mexico because of the demand for drugs and the illegal smuggling of guns across the southern border. … Obama acknowledged the illegal smuggling of guns into Mexico by American criminals, but did not mention the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious that allowed the flow of about 2,000 U.S. guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Fast and Furious began in the fall of 2009 and was halted in December 2010 after two of the weapons from the...
  • 'Fast and Furious' report finds DHS missed warning signs, Napolitano in the dark

    03/24/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT · by haffast · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-23-2013 | William La Jeunesse
    The second of two reports examining who's to blame over the federal anti-gunrunning scheme known as Operation Fast and Furious exonerates top officials at the Department of Homeland Security, but paints a picture of ineptitude, ignorance and mismanagement at the DHS operations in Arizona. A report by the Homeland Security inspector general, obtained Friday by Fox News, concluded many in the agency's Arizona operation knew for a long time the U.S. helped criminals smuggle guns to Mexico in violation of policy, but did nothing to stop it. Further, the report said word of the gun-smuggling operation within DHS never traveled...
  • Zapata lawsuit charges government conspiracy and cover-up

    02/14/2013 11:41:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 14, 2013 | David Codrea
    A comprehensive lawsuit charging government conspiracy and cover-up was filed Tuesday in the United States District Court Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division by the parents of murdered Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata and Special Agent Victor Avila, Jr., against the government, straw purchasers, individual government officials, gun dealers and others deemed to share in responsibility per the complaint. Gun Rights Examiner has obtained copies of the Plaintiff’s Original Complaint and the related docket sheet. On first reading, the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Florida's own version of 'Fast and Furious' has Jacksonville roots

    10/18/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    It was January 2010, and Hugh Crumpler III was sitting at a Brevard County gas station with a Chevrolet Suburban full of really dangerous guns. It wouldn’t last. He was there to meet interested buyer Jorge Acosta, who left with 12 Fabrique Nationale Herstal semi-automatic handguns. They are termed “matapolicias,” or cop killers, by drug cartels in South and Central American. Federal court documents say Acosta was a Texas resident who was living in the Jacksonville area. He made clear to Crumpler that the guns were not heading to the First Coast. “Jorge Acosta has advised Crumpler on several occasions...
  • Paul Ryan: Eric Holder must go over Fast and Furious

    09/30/2012 11:52:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    .................Ryan now becomes the 131st House GOP member to demand Holder’s resignation over the scandal. Fast and Furious was a program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, overseen by Holder’s Department of Justice. It sent thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels via straw purchasers — people who purchased guns in the United States with the known intention of illegally trafficking them somewhere else. Fast and Furious guns were used to kill U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 14, 2010, in Peck Canyon, Ariz. Others whose murders have been connected to Fast and Furious weapons...
  • Fast and Furious Hearing: Some Answers, But Case Not Closed

    09/21/2012 3:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Capitol Hill-The Department of Justice [DOJ] Inspector General [IG] Michael Horowitz testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee Thursday and answered questions about his recently released report [OIG] from his office about Operation Fast and Furious. The internal investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has been going on for 18 months. Horowitz and his staff reviewed over 100,000 pages and conducted interviews with 140 people. In his opening remarks, Chairman Darrell Issa said the IG report and its findings are huge steps toward restoring the faith of the American people in the DOJ, but that the Committee’s work...
  • On the Way to Fast and Furious Accountability: Round One

    08/02/2012 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2012 | Katie Pavich
    Yesterday Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley issued a 211-page report and more than 2,000 documents, pinning much of the blame for Operation Fast and Furious on five ATF supervisors. This is the first in a series of three reports expected to be released. An initial look at the report and the documents reminds us of a few things and also brings us new information. First, it was just over a month ago when Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in history to be...
  • Darrell Issa’s pointless inquisition(uber barf alert)

    07/02/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 28 June, 2012 | Mary Sanchez
    Operation Plodding and Pointless might do. The probe into the failed federal effort to track U.S.-purchased guns trafficked to Mexican drug cartels has reached a new height of dudgeon. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives (along with a handful of Democrats) have found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Issa. The committee’s hearings on Fast and Furious have droned on for more than a year now. Yet, to date, no testimony has been taken to address the problem that lay at the heart of the so-called...
  • Fast and Furious: A Timeline

    06/28/2012 4:03:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 28, 2012 | NRO Staff
    What led up to the House vote on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress. October 26, 2009 to June 20, 2012U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • Team Obama's Brother Sharpton Moment

    06/27/2012 4:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Attorney General Eric Holder's people have no shame. After months of stonewalling, misinformation and petulant disregard for the victims of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, President Obama's Justice Department is hiding behind the most despicable race-card demagogues on the planet. "Post-racial" America never looked so bitter, clingy and cowardly. At a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C., human shield Al Sharpton condemned the upcoming House vote on a contempt motion against Holder as "reckless" and "morally reprehensible." Yes, the infamous hate-crimes hoaxer, cop-basher and riot incitement specialist is now the self-appointed sheriff of Capitol Hill morality. A Huffington Post...
  • Rep. Jim Matheson intends to vote in favor of holding A.G. in contempt(D-Utah)

    06/26/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | 26 June, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Matheson said Tuesday he intends to vote in favor of holding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress regarding a government operation gone wrong. Utahns expect and deserve transparency and accountability from government officials, especially when a tragedy such as the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent occurs, he said. The tragedy, he said, is compounded when both sides play politics instead of releasing the facts. "Sadly, it seems that it will take holding the attorney general in contempt to communicate that evasiveness is unacceptable," Matheson said. In an operation known as “Fast...
  • Journalists' Frown Table: NPR Panel Wants 'Fast and Furious' Inquiry Declared DOA

    06/24/2012 4:53:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 23 June, 2012 | Tim Graham
    All three journalists invited to the journalists' roundtable on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR Friday played down the Fast and Furious scandal as a loser for Republicans. Jeanne Cummings of Politico wanted Congress to drop it like a hot potato: "to create this big constitutional clash with the White House makes Congress, once again, look like it's just got its eye off the ball. This isn't what people want them to do... we're going nowhere here." NPR reporter Ari Shapiro recalled how Bush attorney general Alberto Gonzales was dogged by a U.S. Attorney-firing scandal because Republicans were willing to...
  • W.H.: Ex-staffer can't be questioned on Fast and Furious

    06/22/2012 1:11:23 PM PDT · by sunmars · 85 replies
    The White House said a former National Security staffer who communicated with ATF's Special Agent in charge of "Fast and Furious" cannot be interviewed by Congressional investigators. The ATF Special Agent, Bill Newell, testified to Congress in July 2011 that he's a longtime friend with then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. The two emailed and talked on the phone during the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, according to documents and Newell's testimony to Congress. In one email exchange about Fast and Furious on Feb. 11, 2011 O'Reilly asked Newell, "Would ATF be willing to put you or others...
  • Fast and Furious Falling Apart

    06/21/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels. As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF's Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption. The fatal flaw in DoJ's explanation was this:...
  • Obama's MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote

    06/21/2012 3:57:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE 4:14 PM: Attorney General Eric Holder has been voted in contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee by 23-17. The vote came down after three Demcratic amendments to the contempt charge were voted down. An amendment introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy rendering President Obama's invocation of executive privilege not applicable or relevant to this case at this time. The contempt charge will now move to the full House next week. Capitol Hill- Attorney General Eric Holder got a temporary lifeline from President Obama today just minutes before the House Oversight Committee started debate over whether to hold Holder...
  • Holder Retracts Lie that Bush's Attorney General Knew About Gun Walking

    06/20/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So we had Sheila Jackson Lee and Elijah Cummings, both members of Congress, both members of the Congressional Black Caucasians, and they're only retort to all this is to get mad that Issa would call Eric Holder a liar. "How dare you?" they say. How dare you call him a liar. How dare you call a US attorney general a liar. Well, Eric Holder said that Bush's attorney general, Michael Mukasey, knew about Fast and Furious at a Senate hearing last week. When he knew that Mukasey didn't know. So Holder tells the Senate committee that, (imitating...
  • Darrell Issa: Wiretap approvals show high-ranking DOJ were plenty aware of Fast & Furious gunwalking

    06/06/2012 1:28:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen
    From the beginning, the Obama administration’s line on the deadly gunwalking operation known as Fast & Furious has been that the whole affair was a “botched” program that somehow spun out of control among the lower levels of government. As Katie Pavlich has fastidiously documented, the higher-ups in the Justice Department have denied, denied, denied that they knew anything about it at the time, and stuck to the story that this was just a well-meaning crime-fighting initiative gone awry — but their insistence is looking increasingly desperate. And House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, it seems, can smell fear. Issa and...
  • Issa, Boehner at odds over holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    04/27/2012 9:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/27/2012 | Matthew Boyle -
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has drafted a 48-page contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. It now appears Issa is currently moving forward without the support of House Speaker John Boehner. Holder’s Department of Justice has provided only about 7,000 pages worth of the more than 70,000 pages of documents Issa has subpoenaed related to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and many others on Capitol Hill have threatened for months that they’ll hold Holder in contempt without actually doing it. This 48-page contempt citation is the first official step in...
  • 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...
  • GOP ‘Sons-A-Bitches’ Going Soft On Gunwalking, Says Blogger Who Broke ‘Fast And Furious’

    02/03/2012 11:06:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies
    TPM Muckraker ^ | 2/3/12 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Mike Vanderboegh is drinking Diet Mountain Dew in the cafeteria of the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill, and he is pissed. Not because his flight from Alabama was almost “as bumpy as [his] first marriage,” nor because he almost got into a physical altercation with an “idiot street urban adventurer” outside the National Archives who said Vanderboegh looked like Newt Gingrich. The former militia man turned gun rights blogger is angry because he thinks the Republican “sons-a-bitches” on the House Oversight Committee put on the “ultimate display of public limp dickery” during a Thursday hearing in which Attorney General Eric...
  • NRA News Minute: Hold Eric Holder Accountable for "Fast & Furious"

    01/17/2012 6:29:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | NRA
    (Editor's note: In the NRA-ILA Grassroots News Minute for January 13. news anchor Krista Cupp reports on the effort to hold Attorney General accountable for the notorious "Fast and Furious" gun operation.)
  • Fast Furious Follies

    12/14/2011 4:18:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 13 December, 2011 | Jim Shepherd
    After spending most of the day [Thursday, December 8] watching Washington's definition of government at "work" on answering questions about Operation Fast and Furious and the failure of MF Global, I found myself looking at more than 28 pages of notes and asking myself a simple question: why bother? In a single day's time, I watched as a former Senator, Governor, and self-described Wall Street "smart guy" said - with a straight face- that he "had no idea" what happened to more than a billion dollars - from a company he headed. Then, I watched as the Attorney General of...
  • HOLDER BEING QUESTIONED AGAIN

    12/08/2011 8:57:46 AM PST · by Spunky · 60 replies
    Attorney General Holder being questioned.
  • At least 36 members of Congress want Eric Holder’s immediate resignation

    11/08/2011 8:55:25 AM PST · by martosko · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry has become the 36th member of Congress to call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. “Attorney General Holder has repeatedly had opportunities to clear the record about Operation Fast and Furious and each time he has provided only misleading half-truths to members of Congress and the media,” McHenry, the chairman of the House oversight committee’s subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, said in a statement. “Mr. Holder has thus lost all credibility and I believe he should resign as Attorney General immediately so that a proper investigation...
  • Codrea & Vanderboegh Exclusive: Documents detail early knowledge by Lanny Breuer and subordinates

    11/01/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 11/1/11 | Codrea & Vanderboegh
    "I'm shocked! Shocked! To find gunwalking going on here!" Email correspondence and handwritten notes obtained today by David Codrea of the National Gun Rights Examiner and this correspondent provide details on information and strategy being shared between top level officials of the Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including between Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and then-ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson. These documents, in the possession of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, provide a much clearer picture than that given by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in his statement of yesterday of what...
  • DOJ official knew of ATF "gunwalking" in April 2010

    11/01/2011 12:03:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 31, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (Excerpt) Gunwalking is a controversial investigative tactic in which police allow suspects to traffic guns without stopping them in order to see where they end up. Documents just released this afternoon show the head of the Justice Department's criminal division, Lanny A. Breuer, learned about the tactic of ATF gunwalking as early as April of last year. In a memo, Breuer's deputy wrote him that, in a case called "Wide Receiver" started under the Bush Administration, "ATF let a bunch of guns walk" in an effort to catch the big fish of Mexican drug cartels and said the gunwalking case...
  • Senate votes to end 'Fast and Furious' gun program

    10/18/2011 2:43:08 PM PDT · by library user · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10-18-11 | by Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON—The Senate has voted to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" program that was aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but which lost track of hundreds of the weapons. Some of the weapons were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the U.S. Tuesday's vote would block the government from transferring guns to drug cartels unless federal agents "continuously monitor or control" the weapons.
  • BREAKING - FNC: Eric Holder subpoenad in 30 minutes

    10/11/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    10/11/2011
    "Gunwalking" subpoena for AG Holder imminent CBS News - ‎7 minutes ago‎ CBS News has learned a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could go out as early as Tuesday, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation known as Fast ... Congressional Investigators to Subpoena Holder in Fast and Furious Probe Fox News - William Lajeunesse - ‎2 hours ago‎ EXCLUSIVE: Congressional investigators probing the failed anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious are sending a new subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder -- seeking communications from about a dozen top...
  • CBS : ATF 'Fast and Furious' secret audio: Murder of Border Patrol agent 'collateral damage'

    09/21/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT · by sunmars · 108 replies · 1+ views
    <p>ASHINGTON - In secretly recorded conversations between two individuals deeply entwined in the ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation, the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is described as "collateral damage."</p> <p>The recordings were obtained exclusively by CBS News. The man who made them - Arizona gun dealer Andre Howard - ran the Lone Wolf Trading Company and was speaking with Hope MacAllister, the ATF operation's case agent.</p>
  • State Department Warns Mexican Drug Cartels May Target U.S. In Terrorist Acts

    07/16/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/16/11 | Friends of Ours
    The U.S. State Department warned yesterday that the Juarez Cartel may target its consulate office in Ciudad Juarez -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- or other U.S. interests as reported by Mary Forgione for the Los Angeles Times. The "emergency message" states: Information has come to light that suggests a cartel may be targeting the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez or U.S. Ports of Entry. In the past, cartels have been willing to utilize car bombs in attacks. Earlier this month a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez spray painted a public warning to U.S. DEA agents...
  • Democrat Hearings on ATF Project Gunrunner

    06/29/2011 10:33:59 AM PDT · by publiusF27 · 18 replies
    Main Justice ^ | June 28, 2011 | Channing Turner
    The ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on the flow of illegal guns between the U.S. and Mexico on Thursday in response to recent controversy over a botched gun-trafficking program. ... Speakers at the minority hearing will include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a former ATF agent and several gun control advocates.
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  • Stung by a gun-running sting

    04/04/2011 1:25:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | April 1, 2011 | Masthead Editorial
    A federal gun "sting" that was supposed to track weapons bought in the United States and headed to Mexico instead has stung government officials. Never mind that the supposed "point of origin" for illegal weapons is dead wrong. Now nobody wants to 'fess up as to how these operations sent an estimated 1,700 weapons to Mexican thugs. Under Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged U.S. gun dealers to sell to certain people suspected of working for Mexican drug cartels, according to accounts first reported by CBS News. The weapons, including...
  • BATFE Misses Gun Walker Deadline

    04/01/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/01/2011 | John Hayward
    House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) got involved in the Project Gun Walker scandal two weeks ago, giving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives two weeks to produce vital documents.  Since Issa also believes the State Department is involved in this debacle, he later expanded his investigation to include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, giving her four weeks to produce her own documentation.If you’re unfamiliar with the Gun Walker saga, read here for the full story.  Basically, it was a program in which the BATFE intentionally provided guns to Mexican drug cartels, ostensibly to track them down later...
  • Issa demands info on ATF "gunwalking" scandal from State Dept.

    03/31/2011 12:20:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 29, 2011 | NA
    In an exclusive interview with CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) demanded information from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for information on the ATF "gunwalking" scandal exposed by CBS News. Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7361177n&tag=contentBody;housing#ixzz1IA5tAep9
  • Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

    03/30/2011 5:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10 million bloody border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive profligacy. It's bloodstained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder will "investigate." Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department whitewash. First, some background. Like so many border programs run amok, Project Gunrunner was the spawn of Beltway bipartisanship. It was established in 2005 as a pilot project under the Bush administration and run by the Bureau...
  • ATF gunwalking: Who knew, and how high up?

    03/28/2011 12:59:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 25, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Since our first report in which ATF agents told us they allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico, one crucial question has been: Who knew -- how high up? This week for the first time, President Obama addressed the controversy. It was in an interview Tuesday evening with the Spanish language network Univision. Watch: Obama on "gunwalking""Well first of all I did not authorize it. Eric Holder the Attorney General did not authorize it. He's been very clear that our policy is to catch gun runners and put 'em into jail," Mr. Obama said of the controversial ATF operation...
  • NRA reacts to CBS News investigation on ATF "gunwalking"

    03/24/2011 3:37:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 21, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) has asked Congress to investigate allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) allowed thousands of weapons to cross the US border into Mexico, knowing they were likely to be acquired and used by Mexico's drug cartels. Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the NRA, told CBS News that his group has heard from many of its law enforcement members who are outraged at the so-called "gunwalking" by ATF. "They wanted to prove that there were guns flowing to Mexico, so they set up an illegal pipeline to send guns to Mexico," speculates...
  • ATF gunwalking scandal: Second agent speaks out (Other Agencies knew about it!)

    03/21/2011 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | March 21, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) WASHINGTON - South of El Paso on Mexico's side of the border lies Juarez - the most dangerous city in the world. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports ATF Special Agent Rene Jaquez has been stationed there for the past year trying to keep U.S. guns from being trafficked into Mexico. "That's what we do as an agency," Jaquez said. "ATF's primary mission is to make sure that we curtail gun trafficking." That's why Jaquez tells CBS News he was so alarmed to hear his own agency may have done the opposite: encouraged U.S. gun dealers to...