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  • Mexican chief killed with rifle lost in ATF's 'Fast and Furious' program

    07/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    UnionLeader ^ | July 5, 2013 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON — A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded....
  • Mexican Officials: 3 Weapons Used in 2010 Massacre Are Connected to Fast and Furious

    10/05/2012 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 8 replies
    ABC/Univision ^ | October 4, 2012 | SANTIAGO WILLS
    The Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) has confirmed that three guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious were used in the massacre of 15 teenagers in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez, on January 30, 2010, according to the Mexican newspaper Reforma. Citing unnamed officials, Reforma, one of Mexico's most influential newspapers, reports that several government agencies are currently investigating the massacre and other violent crimes connected to Operation Fast and Furious. Univision News Univision News obtained the list of Fast and... Univision News Univision News obtained the list of Fast and Furious weapons and a list containing almost 60,000 recovered...
  • Report claims to have found 57 more guns tied to Operation 'Fast and Furious'

    10/01/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | fox news
    new report claims previously unreported weapons can be linked to the botched Operation "Fast and the Furious," and that the U.S. supplied some of the weapons used in a massacre of young men in Mexico in 2009. The report by Spanish-language news network Univision aired on the channel Sunday night in Spanish and a partial transcript was obtained by Fox News. In the report, Univision identifies a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation "Fast and Furious," and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings and...
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Fast and Furious Embodies Corruption at Highest Levels

    09/14/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 14 September, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans
    After government-trafficked guns were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, higher-ups all the way to the White House started scrambling to cover their tracks. The gun-walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious came to a head two years later on June 20, 2012, when the House voted to hold the United States attorney general in contempt for lying to Congress. The same day of the House vote, the president himself publicly stepped into the fray. Obama invoked executive privilege in order to prevent long-awaited subpoenaed documents from seeing the light of day....
  • Watching Now Katie Pavlich On CSPAN 2 Drops Bombshell

    06/23/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 96 replies
    6-23-12
    Watching Pavlich interview with Major Garrett on CSPAN2, watch it now or catch the replay. She just said that there were three weapons recovered at the scene, not two, and she strongly suspects that the murder of Brian Terry was a paid government confidential informant. Now, I think we know why Obama-Holder wants to keep this evidence out of the public domain. Also, she points out for the slow that it's implied that the justice dept knew many Mexicans would be killed by putting these powerful weapons in the hands of cartel killers, but were considered essentially (my words) acceptable...
  • DOJ Secretly Drops Terrorism Charges In Taliban Case

    06/19/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 5 replies
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/ ^ | June 19, 2012 | The Judicial Watch Blog
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban. In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in...
  • Holder agrees to meet with Issa

    06/18/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder agreed to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday as part of his attempt to stave off a vote to hold him in contempt of Congress. In a letter to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent on Monday, Holder proposed the meeting in order to discuss the role of the Justice Department in the botched gun-tracking operation, Fast and Furious. He also suggested having Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of Issa’s panel, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, attend the 11 a.m....
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    06/06/2012 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.
  • LIBERALS TWEET FOR WALKER'S ASSASSINATION

    06/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 48 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | June 6, 2012
    Liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker: @DONTTouchTheFRO: They gonna JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*... @SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit ... They are also threatening Gov. Walker’s wife and son: @SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To
  • Hill GOP wants answers on Hezbollah leader tied to soldiers killings, set for release

    05/17/2012 11:43:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/17/12 | foxnews
    The letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggests the administration waited until Daqduq was in Iraqi custody before filing murder, terrorism and other charges. It also states the administration intentionally kept information from Capitol Hill lawmakers, who learned about the purported charges and Daqduq’s ordered release through New York Times stories. “Eight pages of charges ... appears to indicate that either the administration was purposefully withholding information from Congress or it had not done the due diligence required to file charges,” states the letter signed by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s ranking GOP lawmaker,...
  • How Many Crimes Did the New Black Panthers Commit in Florida?

    03/28/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 26, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    When New Black Panther Mikhail Muhammad called for the mobilization of a 10,000-strong black male mob to capture George Zimmerman, we glimpsed into the depths of racial depravity of the organization. “An eye for an eye,” Muhammad threatened.  A cash bounty for Zimmerman, “dead or alive,” provided a nasty incentive for thugs across the land. But did a crime occur in the New Black Panther Party’s call for mob vengeance against Zimmerman? Quite possibly. I’ve been familiar with this crowd since the day President Obama was elected when I worked at the Department of Justice.  Soon after election day 2008, I...
  • Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today

    12/28/2011 4:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exceeds time it took Warren Commission to produce report on JFK murder “I will certainly await the report that comes out of the inspector general and I will assure you and the American people that people will be held accountable for any mistakes that were made in connection with Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Eric Holder testified in a November 8 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This leads to the questions of why it’s taking so long, and if the end result will be indicative of the self-serving stonewalling and foot-dragging the Department of Justice has exhibited throughout congressional investigations of...
  • Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies

    12/10/2011 12:01:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192). Holder’s testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal. Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones. In the radio...
  • Islamic terrorists plot to attack U.S. from Mexico

    12/10/2011 12:28:19 PM PST · by LSUfan · 62 replies · 4+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 10 Dec 11 | Jim Kouri
    Terrorists from several Middle Eastern groups have infiltrated Latin American countries -- especially Mexico -- in order to plot and carry out attacks against the United States, according to an alarming exposé broadcast this week by the world’s largest Spanish news network.
  • Holder Hearings Part I: Issa strikes a blow, & Sensenbrenner says Holder could face impeachment

    12/08/2011 9:16:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12-8-11 | AWR Hawkins
    Once Lamar Smith (R-TX) opened the hearings with comments on Fast and Furious and then passed the baton to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), it seemed the hearings would be a wash. That’s because it was evident from the start that Conyers was there to carry water for Holder. For example, Conyers used his opening comments to highlight the “life and contributions” of Holder, and to highlight the need for more gun control in the United States. He particularly supported the new requirement for border state gun stores to file special reports on customers who make multiple long gun purchases. (Conyers...
  • HOLDER BEING QUESTIONED AGAIN

    12/08/2011 8:57:46 AM PST · by Spunky · 60 replies
    Attorney General Holder being questioned.
  • Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 7, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: The House committee probing government gun-running now sets it sights on possible money-laundering involving drug cartel funds run in the name of drug enforcement. Why should we believe DOJ this time? It's an old adage that when investigating criminal activity you should follow the money. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has announced an investigation into a money-laundering operation allegedly run by the Drug Enforcement Administration. We may need to follow the people following the money. Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation,...
  • Fast & furious lies: Justice Dept. must come clean

    12/05/2011 4:08:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    It was all a lie. The angry denials, the high dudgeon, the how-dare-you accuse-us bleating emanating from Eric Holder’s Justice Department these last nine months. Operation Fast and Furious — the “botched” gun-tracking program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — did, in fact, deliberately allow some 2,000 high-powered weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartel agents and then waltzed across the border and into the Mexican drug wars — just as Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa, who are leading the congressional investigations, have charged all along. That’s the conclusion we can draw...
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • Fast and Furious: Case Files on Terry Murder Have Disappeared, Gone

    11/15/2011 6:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/11 | Katie Pavlich
    The Arizona Daily Star's Tim Stellar is reporting the federal case file against illegal Mexican bandits accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, has disappeared. The case against the alleged killers of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has disappeared from federal court records, apparently sealed by a federal judge. In May, federal prosecutors won an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and others, and they announced it with a press release. Only Osorio-Arellanes’ name was visible in the indictment, but there were blacked-out words where other defendants’ names go. Osorio-Arellanes was charged with second-degree murder and was not considered the likely...
  • Holder Refuses To Apologize For Murder Of Border Agent; Says Fast & Furious Didn't Lead To Death

    11/08/2011 3:17:54 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 8, 2011 | Real Clear Politics
    Attorney General Eric Holder tells Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) that he has not apologized to the family of Brian Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent murdered by a weapon used in the Fast & Furious operation now being investigated. When given the opportunity to do so at today's Senate hearing he would not apologize. Holder also says that Fast & Furious did not directly lead to the death of Agent Brian Terry. "It is not fair, however, to assume that the mistakes that happened in Fast & Furious directly led to the death of Agent Terry," Holder said today. Sen....
  • Holder on 'Fast and Furious': Never again (takes the stand today)

    11/08/2011 4:22:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/08/11 | PETE YOST
    Holder on 'Fast and Furious': Never againBy PETE YOST - Associated Press | AP – 44 mins ago.. WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says an investigation of arms traffickers called Operation Fast and Furious was flawed in concept as well as in execution, never should have happened and "it must never happen again." Facing tough questioning by Senate Republicans, the attorney general said in remarks prepared for a hearing Tuesday that he wants to know why and how firearms that should have been under surveillance could wind up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. "Unfortunately, we will...
  • Napolitano and Clinton ‘Gunwalker’ reactions simply not credible

    11/02/2011 4:31:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the scope of questions over the disastrous ATF gun-sting operation ‘Fast and Furious’ to Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, asking her why she never investigated even after suspected guns showed up at the scene of a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent,” The Washington Times reports. “Napolitano responded that her immediate concern was finding the killers of Agent Brian Terry and that she didn't know until the spring of this year that there were indications his death involved weapons that were part of the federal gun trafficking probe,” Politico explains. The first day of...
  • Mexican drug suspect: U.S. gave me immunity [Fast & Furious]

    10/26/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT · by brityank · 31 replies
    CBS News - The Early Show ^ | October 26, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson - CBS
    Mexican drug suspect: U.S. gave me immunityBy Sharyl Attkisson(CBS News) A Mexican drug suspect awaiting trial in Chicago is making a startling claim. He insists he can't be prosecuted because he worked as an informant and had a secret immunity deal with the U.S. government. ATF Fast and Furious investigationNapolitano testifies on ATF Fast and Furious: "We're waiting for the Inspector General"For more on this investigation, visit CBS News Investigates Prosecutors say Vicente Zambada-Niebla oversaw drug running on a massive scale into the U.S. But now, from behind bars at a maximum security prison in Chicago, he's making his...
  • Issa subpoenas Holder, DoJ for full documentation on Fast & Furious

    10/13/2011 5:02:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12 October, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Word leaked yesterday that Rep. Darrell Issa would subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for the complete set of unredacted documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. Today, Issa tells Holder, “You’ve been served“: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the issuance of a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. for Justice Department documents related to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun walking scandal. “Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,” said Chairman Issa. “The documents...
  • Eric Holder & Operation Fast & Furious - A national travesty & crime against the Republic

    10/11/2011 1:19:54 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 94 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | October 11, 2011 | Jeff Head
    Operation Fast and Furious was a BATF led operation that sold guns to the drug lords in Mexico through intermediaries in a supposed attempt to track the guns and the channels feeding the drug lords. Trouble is, the program actually put over 2000 high powerewd rifles, including 50 caliber sniper rifles, into the hands of the Drug Lords and was not effectively tracking them. Over 1500 of them are still "missing." Ultimately, the Gun Stores involved and the agents themselves became whistleblowers because of their concerns that our own government was, in effect, arming the Mexican Drug Cartels. As a...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • Holder in Letter to Congress: Testimony Truthful and Accurate (Yeah right)

    10/07/2011 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October7, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    In a late Friday afternoon dump, Attorney General Eric Holder has sent a letter to the House Overight Committee addressing Operation Fast and Furious and the allegations that he lied to Congress on May 3 when he said he had only known about Fast and Furious for "a couple of weeks." Memos released this week show Holder was briefed and sent direct memos on the program at least five times in July and August 2010, nearly a year before Holder admitted under oath. In the letter, Holder states: I also want to be very clear that protecting American citizens from...
  • U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel

    10/04/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | 10-04-2011 | Sibel Edmonds & Bill Conroy
    Media Cover Up: U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel Tuesday, 4. October 2011 Mainstream Media Assists Government in Cloaking Evidence of an Ugly Duplicity in the So-Called Drug War On Saturday, October 1, 2011, investigative journalist Bill Conroy of the Narcosphere reported scandalous and highly troubling new developments in the criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. The breaking story unravels the U.S. governmentÂ’s ugly national-security interests in the drug war by exposing a quid pro quo deal between the US government and the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization...
  • Gunwalker: Holder Appears To Be Fast, Furious, and Finished

    10/04/2011 4:53:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/3/2011 | Bob Owens
    News documents indicate that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder more than likely perjured himself in congressional testimony about Operation Fast and Furious earlier this year. Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News and William LaJeunesse of Fox News have been the only mainstream media reporters diligently working on the most important scandal in White House history, and it is no surprise that they concurrently released information indicating that the attorney general, who claimed in direct testimony on May 3 of this year in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he first heard about Operation Fast and Furious “over...
  • Breaking: Holder Was Aware of Fast and Furious

    10/03/2011 3:10:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 53 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/3/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    New leaked information has indicated that United States Attorney General Eric Holder, was in fact of the operation known as Fast and Furious. Holder testified that he had only heard of the operation "recently." FoxNews is reporting that Holder was personally identified as being informed of the plan at least twice. One report, from 2010, states that Holder was informed of the plan. This new information premiered just minutes ago on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier. If true, this would show that the Department of Justice was far more involved in the operation than it previously admitted. With more...
  • Despite Denials, Map Proves Deliberate Illegal Gun Trafficking by ATF to Mexico

    10/01/2011 1:48:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    This map, revealed in the White House document dump I reported about earlier today,shows the path of guns sent by ATF into Mexico from Arizona. Former Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Office has said over and over again under oath, that at no point didn't ATF allow guns to be trafficked into Mexico.July 26, 2011:“At no time in our strategy was it to allow guns to be taken to Mexico,” Newell said, adding that at no time did his agency allow guns to walk. This map, proves otherwise and shows the deliberate trafficking of high powered...
  • Issa Confirms 200 Mexicans Killed by Fast and Furious Weapons

    09/21/2011 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2011 | M Catharine Evans
    The cover-up of Fast and Furious is unraveling at breakneck speed. As a result of the ongoing investigation by Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the LA Times and Townhall.com are both reporting Mexico has been kept in the dark about the deadly fallout of the botched operation. While information about the mounting carnage trickles out, a black cloud has descended over the White House, the DOJ and American-Mexican relations. From Townhall.com: "I would be remiss if I didn't mention, as the Attorney General in Mexico is so concerned, she's made the point that at least 200...
  • Secret Fast and Furious Recordings Name Names (Holder and Burke among them)

    09/21/2011 12:19:00 PM PDT · by sunmars · 59 replies
    CBS News recently got their hands on secret recordings of conversations about Fast and Furious that took place between an ATF agent and a gun store owner, both of whom were located in the Phoenix area (and both of whom were thoroughly acquainted with Fast and Furious). The recordings captured agent Hope McAllister talking with Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company, at a time when Howard was noticeably worried that Fast and Furious was going to become public knowledge or be put under the microscope of a congressional investigation. Howard especially feared that Senator Charles Grassley might push...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • ATF Fast and Furious secret audio recordings hint at cover-up

    09/19/2011 11:24:49 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    WASHINGTON - "Watch your back," the gun dealer warns the ATF Agent in an audio recording obtained by CBS News. The secretly recorded conversations are between the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation, Andre Howard, and lead case ATF agent Hope MacAllister. Howard owns Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. Secret recordings raise new questions in AFT 'Gunwalker' case As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" onto the streets without interdiction into the hands of suspected traffickers for...
  • Gunwalker Linked to Three More Murders

    09/17/2011 3:38:39 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has revealed a recent document submitted by the Department of Justice to congressional investigators. The document shows that guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious are responsible for at least three more murders in addition to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the...
  • Are Fast and Furious Guns Coming to a Town Near You?

    09/16/2011 7:10:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/16/2011 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Like a cancer, the growing number of news stories being uncovered from the cache on Operation Fast and Furious relentlessly gnaws at the Obama administration. And at a time like this, when other scandals, such as Solyndra, are raising questions about possible White House improprieties, the President who promised us transparency is forced to circle the wagons to protect the White House, the Justice Department and the myriad federal agencies involved in Fast and Furious from the eyes of investigative committees in the House and Senate. What makes things even worse for Obama & Co. is that Fast and...
  • 3 more murders linked to Gunwalker

    09/14/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | September 14, 2011 4:57 PM | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation." When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in...
  • Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s Criminal Section

    09/14/2011 10:22:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 14, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    All ten new hires to the Justice Department's Criminal Section have far-left resumes -- which were only released following a PJMedia lawsuit. (This is the tenth of a series of articles about the Justice Department's hiring practices since President Obama took office. Read parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine.) Today marks the latest installment of PJMedia’s multi-part series investigating the politicized hiring practices of the Civil Rights Division at the Obama Justice Department. The series has revealed a liberal litmus test for landing a job in the Civil Rights Division. It took a protracted...
  • BREAKING: Third Fast & Furious gun at Terry murder scene covered up

    09/10/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting that a third gun apparently found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, but its existence may have been deliberately concealed by the FBI to protect the identity of an informant “who works inside a major Mexican cartel.” That informant, according to the report by Fox reporter William Lajuenesse, “provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.” This tends to support statements made by Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to congressional investigators in a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 3rd 'Fast and Furious' Gun at Border Agent Murder Scene

    09/09/2011 8:45:58 AM PDT · by thouworm · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-9-2011 | William Lajeunesse
    A third gun linked to "Operation Fast and Furious" was found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new documents obtained exclusively by Fox News suggest, contradicting earlier assertions by federal agencies that police found only two weapons tied to the federal government's now infamous gun interdiction scandal. Sources say emails support their contention that the FBI concealed evidence to protect a confidential informant. Sources close to the Terry case say the FBI informant works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry. Unlike the two AK-style assault...
  • ATF Death Watch 75: ATF-Enabled Indiana Guns Went to Chicago Gangs

    09/09/2011 4:33:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 September, 2011 | Robert Farago
    I just got off the blower with Brent R. Weil [above] 0f Kightlinger and Gray, LLP. The Evansville, Indiana lawyer represents the [as yet unnamed] gun store that sold firearms to ATF-enabled straw purchasers. “The ATF told my client to let the sales go through,” Mr. Weil told TTAG. “He later told me that the guns went to Chicago gangs.” In one case, a straw purchaser failed to pass the FBI’s NICS [National Instant Check System] background check . . . The dealer called an ATF agent in the parking lot; the agent told the dealer to let the sale...
  • Holder Denies Prior Knowledge of 'Fast and Furious'

    09/08/2011 1:19:19 AM PDT · by Doogle · 51 replies
    FOX ^ | 09/07/11 | Mike Levine
    The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners. On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time that not only he but also other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out. Holder also suggested politics could be a driving force behind Republican lawmakers' forceful inquiries into the matter. "The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice...
  • Was The Gun (AK47) Used In Nevada Killing A Fast And Furious Gun (AK47)?

    09/07/2011 5:26:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    The Real Revo ^ | 6 Sep 11
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A man with an AK-47 assault rifle shot an entire group of five uniformed National Guard members eating breakfast at a Nevada IHOP on Tuesday, killing two of them and another person in a hail of gunfire.</p>
  • Emails show some W.H. contact on 'Fast and Furious'

    09/03/2011 6:07:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Sept 2011 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    At least three White House officials had some knowledge of a controversial federal gun-running investigation that resulted in a large number of guns falling into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, according to emails the Justice Department sent to Congress. However, the emails do not indicate that the White House aides were briefed on the most controversial aspect of Operation Fast and Furious: the practice of allowing guns to “walk” or move across the border with little or no interference by law enforcement officials despite their suspicions that the guns were headed for drug gangs. The new emails, delivered to...
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • Issa: Obama admin intimidating witnesses in ATF gun probe

    07/26/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2011 | By Stephen Dinan and Chuck Neubauer
    The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious”received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony. Mr. Issa's committee is set to hear testimony from six current...
  • Gunwalker: Testimony Reveals Eric Holder’s Obfuscation Tactics

    07/21/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    ATF Acting Director Ken Melson's testimony shows just how far the DOJ has gone to impede the investigation and to protect political appointees.Attorney General Eric Holder continues to duck responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed more than 2,500 weapons, including thousands of AK-47 variants and .50 caliber sniper rifles, across the Mexican border and into the hands of the cartels. The weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an estimated 150 Mexican nationals. In May of this year, Holder was called to testify in front of Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Committee on Oversight...