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  • Threat of Fast and Furious payback claims DOJ ally of Eric Holder

    06/21/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/2012 | Doug Book
    The man who assured Senator Charles Grassley that no “gunwalking” had taken place during Operation Fast and Furious has just resigned from the Department of Justice. “The allegation…that ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexico—is false,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich in his now infamous February 4th, 2011 letter to congress. Nine months later the DOJ retracted that letter, advising congress it contained “inaccuracies.” It was just 48 hours after news that a Contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General Eric Holder would be put...
  • Getting Out While The Getting Is Good (gunwalker)

    04/27/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 27 April, 2012 | John Richardson
    It was announced yesterday that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich will be leaving the Department of Justice to become Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School. From the university's announcement: University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University's School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as...
  • High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Island Bribery scandals

    04/25/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 April 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon, as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress. Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal. The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...
  • 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...
  • Darrell Issa threatens Eric Holder with contempt ( Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply.)

    01/31/2012 9:02:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | | 1/31/12 5:48 PM EST Updated: 1/31/12 7:18 PM EST | TIM MAK
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) threatened Tuesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if the Justice Department did not provide certain documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.In a letter to Holder, Issa wrote that “this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress” if Holder and the DOJ didn’t produce documents they demanded relating to the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal.Holder has until Thursday, Feb. 9. to comply, according to Issa.
  • Obama Nominee for Asst Attorney General Opposed Protecting Women, Unborn

    04/08/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/8/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- His nomination has gone under the radar to this point, but President Barack Obama's nominee for assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, Ron Weich, is beginning to draw criticism. One pro-life writer points out that Weich repeatedly opposed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.Obama named Weich to lead the Justice Department's Office of Legislative Affairs, an agency that "has responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies to advance the Department's legislative initiatives and other interests relating to Congress." In that role, Weich would also participate in the Senate confirmation process for federal judges and U.S....