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  • Here are three major differences between Obama’s "Fast and Furious" and Bush's "Wide Receiver"

    03/28/2016 3:54:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 27, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are three major differences between Obama’s “Operation Fast and Furious” and Bush’s “Operation Wide Receiver” Bush and Obama each had a program where the U.S. government put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals. Bush’s program was called “Operation Wide Receiver,” and Obama’s program was called “Operation Fast and Furious.” However, there were three major differences between the two programs:First, Bush’s program was carried out with the knowledge, permission, and cooperation of the Mexican government, whereas Obama’s program was not. Mexican attorney general Marisela Morales told the Los Angeles Times that she first learned about Obama’s program from the news,...
  • Book Review: Guns Across the Border by Mike Detty

    07/04/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Every Federal Firearms License holder and second amendment activist should read this book.   Guns Across the Border, The Inside Story more than meets the expectations prompted by the title.   It is an intensely personal insider look at what happened in the "Wide Receiver" gunrunning investigation that was the predecessor to the Fast and Furious scandal.  I met Mike Detty at the 2014 Shot Show in Las Vegas.   He struck me as a quick witted individual with a good head on his shoulders.    Mike Detty was at the core of the Wide Receiver ATF gunrunning investigation. The book is an...
  • 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...
  • Fast And Furious Did Not Begin Under President Bush

    06/22/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 23, 2012 | Editor
    Scandal: The president's spokesman confuses a "controlled delivery" operation known as Wide Receiver with the quite different Fast and Furious and couldn't even remember the name of the Border Patrol agent killed by it. When a Border Patrol agent is murdered in the service of his country as a result of a program run by his own government, one would think the White House press secretary would know his name. Jay Carney, his name was Brian Terry. During a contentious press conference where even the White House press corps seemed to have had enough with the administration's tap dancing about...
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    06/22/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • 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.
  • Documents Suggest Bush Administration Used 'Fast And Furious' Tactics

    01/06/2012 11:01:26 AM PST · by neverdem · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | January 5, 2012 | Carrie Johnson
    The Justice Department sent nearly 500 pages of documents to Republican lawmakers Thursday that suggest the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may have used questionable tactics and lost track of American-made weapons in a gun trafficking investigation on the Mexican border as early as 2006. The documents sent to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) could add a new dimension to a political controversy that's raged on Capitol Hill for a year. Issa and other Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of acting recklessly by losing track of almost 2,000 guns on the...
  • Curtis Drake doesn't make bowl trip [Penn State's concussion-causing WR stays home]

    12/27/2011 2:41:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    ESPN via ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Brian Bennett
    <p>Penn State will be without four players for its TicketCity Bowl game against Houston, among them receiver Curtis Drake, who was involved in a locker-room fight earlier this month, interim coach Tom Bradley said Tuesday.</p>
  • Obama Justice Dept sought secret cover-up of Wide Receiver to protect reputation of ATF

    11/10/2011 9:22:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/10/2011 | Doug Book
    Documents released last week by the Department of Justice provide evidence that, in April of 2010, key Department officials discussed COVERING UP details of the 2007 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Operation Wide Receiver in order to prevent further erosion of confidence in the ATF. Emails exchanged between Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer make it clear that, at the time, both DOJ officials were more concerned with preserving the reputation of the ATF than smearing that of the Bush Administration. This finding puts in obvious question Breuer’s November 1st testimony before the...
  • ATF legal counsel had "moral objections" to gunwalking [CBS]

    11/03/2011 4:45:56 PM PDT · by brityank · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3 November, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ATF legal counsel had "moral objections" to gunwalking By: Sharyl Attkisson November 3, 2011 5:18 PMWASHINGTON - An ATF attorney raised "moral objections" to a plan to provide criminals with firearms "to be released into the community, and possibly into Mexico, without any further ability by the U.S. Government to control their movement or future use." That's according to a memo written to the U.S. Attorney in Arizona in July of 2006. Yet ATF went ahead with the so-called "gunwalking," in its operation "Wide Receiver," and later in "Fast and Furious" and numerous other cases. Gunwalking refers to a...
  • Emails, notes give insight into Gunwalker communications

    11/02/2011 4:25:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    Email correspondence and handwritten notes obtained today by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars 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. A total of seven documents are presented herein, including: * A Feb. 4, 2011 letter from Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Weich denying the walking of guns, itself the subject of a Feb. 8 Gun Rights Examiner column. * Email correspondence between Breuer and Melson. *...
  • Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism is hearing Lanny Breuer now on C-Span2

    11/01/2011 7:55:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    C-Span2 ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | NA
    Senator Grassley et al. is hearing Lanny Breuer et al. now about organized crime, "Fast and Furious" and "Wide Receiver" at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism.
  • How much evidence of Mexican involvement in ‘Wide Receiver’ is needed?(gunwalker)

    10/29/2011 6:06:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    “No evidence of Mexico cooperation in Tucson ATF probe,” Tim Steller of The Arizona Daily Star reports. There seems to be an emerging talking point related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal that "The Bush administration did it too, but they did it right by working with Mexico." …From what I've seen so far, that's not true. That certainly looks bad for those maintaining the Bush-era probe was different from the Obama administration’s incarnation. Case settled? "No evidence"? Hardly. Documentation exists, and curiously, Steller even refers to it in his report: [AP reporter Pete] Yost wrote a follow up...
  • Administration shill Weiner attempts to pull a fast (and furious) one(gunwalker)

    10/22/2011 5:33:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    What is it with regressives named “Weiner”? No, not this subversive degenerate. This time it’s the “former spokesman for the House Government Reform Committee” creepily exposing himself for what he is. From his recent press release: Bob Weiner, has called on current Committee Chairman Darryl Issa (R-CA) to subpoena ex-Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales for the first guns-to-Mexican cartels fiasco if he is calling current Attorney General Eric Holder. Robert Weiner, who was the committee’s spokesman under Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) for five years before becoming spokesman for the White House Drug Policy Office, called for a “rise...
  • New Documents Highlight Differences in Bush-Era, Obama-Era Gunrunner Investigations

    10/15/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    One was a failed law enforcement operation. The other was a possible criminal conspiracy. There seem to be two avenues of document extraction in the ongoing Gunwalker scandal, in addition to witness testimony. One is the subpoena process being used by House and Senate committees investigating the plot. The other is selective leaking to favored media sources, which appears to be a preferred tactic of the White House. The former is official process, the latter an attempt to short-circuit the process. Both approaches have been used in a pair of articles released via the Associated Press (via National Public Radio)...
  • Gunwalker: Punch-Drunk Eric Holder Swings Back at Critics, Hits Self

    10/09/2011 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 8, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The evidence continues to cast strong doubts on the attorney general's truthfulness. Friday was just another day in a continuing series of bad days for the administration of President Barack Obama, as the furor surrounding the executive branch’s gun-walking scandal continues to escalate. The day began with a gritty montage-style video from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asking the question few in the media are willing to ask about the gun-walking program: Holder vs. White House: Who Is Responsible? Like a duffel bag stuffed with straw-purchased Draco pistols, the day quickly went “south” from there.The White House...
  • ‘Wide Receiver’ CI: ‘It had nothing to do with Bush or even DOJ’(gunwalker)

    10/08/2011 5:20:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 October, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exclusive report by Gun Rights Examiner “The ATF, the agency that's supposed to stop gun smuggling, turned a blind eye for years, as hundreds of guns ‘walked’ across the Mexican border,” Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News reported Wednesday. The subject of the report was licensed firearms dealer Mike Detty, who volunteered to become a confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after he suspected straw purchases were being made by suspicious customers to arm drug cartels. “The federal government under the Bush administration ran an operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be transferred to suspected...
  • ‘Wide Receiver’ CI: ‘It had nothing to do with Bush or even DOJ’

    10/07/2011 2:54:16 PM PDT · by thouworm · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | Oct 7, 2011 | David Codrea ,
    Because some of the new reports have created no small amount of speculation about Bush administration involvement in what some are representing to be an identical enterprise, Detty felt compelled to offer clarification, and has consented to sharing his observations:
  • AP Story Leaves Out Key Point on Fast and Furious

    10/04/2011 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Oct 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    The Associated Press is reporting the following: "The federal government under the Bush administration ran an operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be transferred to suspected arms traffickers — the same tactic that congressional Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama's administration for using, two federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday. "When Bush, a Republican, was president, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Tucson, Ariz., used a similar enforcement tactic in a program it called Operation Wide Receiver. The fact that there were two such ATF investigations years apart in separate administrations raises the possibility that agents...
  • Gunwalker: Under White House Control?

    10/02/2011 1:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 2, 2011 | Bob Owens
    For months, congressional investigators have battled a recalcitrant White House and Department of Justice over Operation Fast and Furious, a conspiracy that had the apparent goal of sending thousands of guns from American gun stores into Mexico. Recovery of the guns could be used as evidence to support the Obama administration’s 90-percent lie — and perhaps even serve a more nefarious goal. That deception seems to be collapsing, as the long suspected proof of other gunwalking operations was confirmed by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News: An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned...