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  • 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...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • Issa escalates: Accuses Obama of involvement in Fast and Furious

    06/27/2012 8:01:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 94 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Darrell Issa threw down the gauntlet to President Obama in a letter to the president that accuses him of being involved in the Fast and Furious operation. The Hill: Issa took issue with Obama's assertion of executive privilege over a cache of documents at the Department of Justice - including a February 2011 letter later withdrawn by the agency - that Issa believes includes information on Holder's role in Fast and Furious. "Either you or your most senior advisers were involved in managing Operation Fast and Furious and the fallout from it, including the false Feb. 4, 2011 letter...
  • Issa's Right: Tougher Gun Laws Fast And Furious Goal

    06/26/2012 5:23:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    investors.com ^ | 26 June, 2012 | NA
    Scandal: The head of the House oversight panel suggests the real reason for the administration's invoking executive privilege in the Fast and Furious case is to hide proof that the operation was part of a push for gun control. Defenders of President Obama's use of executive privilege to provide cover for Attorney General Eric Holder in the gun-running fiasco that resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata may dismiss it as just another conspiracy theory. But the suggestion by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that the deadly operation was conceived to advance the...
  • Issa: Fast and Furious might have been a political operation to push for gun control

    06/25/2012 9:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The big question from last week's assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama was what, exactly, was so troublesome that the White House couldn't have Attorney General Eric Holder release it. It certainly wasn't to protect the precedent of confidentiality of presidential advice; Obama and Holder have insisted that the President had no knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious until it made the headlines. Even the assertion of privilege attempted to skirt that issue by relying on deliberative process rather than direct presidential privilege, although it seems almost certain that deliberative process won't shield Holder and others at executive agencies....
  • Obama’s Catch-22

    06/23/2012 11:00:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 22, 2012 | Masthead Editorial
    In the grand scheme of things, a congressional committee’s vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to the failed and fatal Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Even if the full House concurs next week, the matter will be referred to Mr. Holder’s Justice Department. “Prosecutory discretion” being what it is these days, nothing will happen. But President Barack Obama’s invocation of executive privilege to shield those documents is another matter. In fact, it’s a mountain of a mess that could topple...
  • What’s Bam hiding?

    06/22/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2012
    Executive privilege, conceptually speaking, is a lot like the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution: Assert it, and folks assume that there’s a coverup under way....In recent weeks, Justice officials have “retracted” earlier sworn statements —including one this week that the operation began under the Bush administration. All in all, it stinks on ice.
  • Fast and Furious Goes Nuclear

    06/21/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Fast and Furious Goes NuclearPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 21, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments To order the Freedom Center’s new pamphlet, “Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder,” by Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, click here.The Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, largely downplayed by the mainstream media for months, can no long be contained. President Barack Obama granted an eleventh hour written request by his embattled Attorney General Eric Holder and invoked executive privilege, withholding documents and communications by administration officials that occurred after Feb. 4, 2011. Those communications have been...
  • Exclusive: Story of central ‘Operation Castaway’ figure in his own words

    07/21/2011 5:35:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    That may well be. Mr. Altman approached this correspondent and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars for details on this story on July 12, and this is what Vanderboegh took special care to point out in his responding email: Mr. Altman, Please read the first link below that David sent you to my story this morning. It covers the distinction between the public face of Castaway and the Honduras gun walking allegations by our sources, which may, or may not, be related. You would do well locally to ask questions on the general subject and not specifically Castaway. Now, if...
  • Breaking News: Tampa SAC 'in full meltdown...shredders are buzzing' (Gunwalker)

    07/08/2011 4:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea The source reporting Special Agent in Charge of ATF's Tampa Field Division Virginia O'Brien "ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious" contacted these correspondents again this evening with this follow-up report: O'Brien is in full meltdown. She ordered supervisors from around the Division to report immediately to division offices and to plan on working through the entire weekend on the coverup. Her partner in the bungle was ASAC Scott McCampbell. At one point the case was ready to...
  • Breaking News: Source claims ATF's Tampa SAC walked guns to Honduras

    07/07/2011 4:52:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 192 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    Part of 'Operation Castaway'? Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious, it was reported to these correspondents this evening via private correspondence from a proven credible source. On 21 September, 2010, A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued a press release on Operation Castaway: Part of 'Operation Castaway'? Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh...