Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fire Holder

On May 3, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa's committee that he only learned about the government's sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels "in the last few weeks."
Congressional investigators looking into a U.S. law enforcement program to track guns shipped illegally to Mexico are examining whether government-paid informants were involved in smuggling weapons.
MS13 is the most dangerous gang in the world.There are now reports that 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. 1,000 of those guns were sold to MS13 buyers.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre reacts to the Senate hearings on "Project Gunwalker" saying "this is what a Department of Justice coverup looks like."
The top man in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has turned sensationally against his Department of Justice bosses saying they were trying to stymie an investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Although it hasn’t gotten much mainstream media attention, the Operation Fast and Furious scandal could rank up there with the Nixon administration cover-up of the Watergate break-in, according to Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume.
The embattled head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosiveshas told congressional investigators that some Mexican drug cartel figures targeted by hisagency in a gun-trafficking investigation were paid informants for the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is being accused of retaliating against an agent who helped publicize the agency’s role in allowing thousands of guns to cross the U.S. border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug gangs.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney would not say today whether President Barack Obama wants Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Kenneth Melson to resign because of a long-running ATF operation that purposefully allowed…
Ginny Simone talks to NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre about today's hearing on Capitol Hill about the ATF Fast and Furious scandal - NRA News - June 15, 2011
Ginny Simone talks to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) about the ATF Fast and Furious scandal and his recent trip to Mexico with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) - NRA News - June 27, 2011
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder on the DOJ's Operation Fast and Furious, a highly controversial operation where federal authorities facilitated the purchase of assault weapons for drug cartels and chose not to interdict them before being transported to Mexico.
The move by Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, comes on the tail end of a series of interviews with government officials and witnesses that the panel’s investigators conducted last month. Sources said the interviews produced a plethora of new evidence and information regarding who gave the ultimate go-ahead for ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation.
Hoping to score a major prosecution of Mexican drug lords, federal prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives permitted hundreds of guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw buyers with the expectation they might cross the border and even be used in crimes while the case was being built, according to documents and interviews.
Congress grilled representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Department of Justice Wednesday over a program that intentionally let guns flow over the border into Mexico -- and into the hands of criminals -- in order to track drug cartels.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday escalated his standoff with the Department of Justice over a gun-tracking program that might have contributed to the death of federal agent. As the family of slain ATF agent Brian Terry pleaded for justice, Issa said officials should be "ashamed" for handing over heavily redacted documents about the program.
Federal agents testified to Congress on Wednesday that their superiors told them to stand down and watch as weapons flowed from gun dealers in Arizona to criminals and violent drug cartels in Mexico part of a now-discredited operation designed to catch gunrunners.
Lawmakers released documents showing that senior federal officials were closely involved in a troubled gun-enforcement operation that came to light after the death of a U.S. border agent in a shootout in December.

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