Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious LXXIV

SSI Exclusive: OIG "investigation" a "total sham that will go on forever." The Gunwalker Cover-up "Counteroffensive" -- all show, no go.

You need to read the above article. Mike Vanderboegh is the tip of the spear as Operation Fast and Furious is concerned.


Cornyn Amendment to End ‘Fast and Furious’ Passes with Unanimous, Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former state Attorney General, today issued this statement after his amendment to bar taxpayer funds from being used by the Justice Department to conduct gun-walking programs similar to “Fast and Furious” passed with unanimous, bipartisan support in the Senate: 
“Today’s bipartisan effort is just the first step towards ensuring that such a foolish operation can never be repeated by our own law enforcement. The onus is now on Attorney General Holder to hear not just today’s bipartisan call for answers, but the American people’s demands that Washington be held accountable.”
Sen. Cornyn has previously sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers following other press reports of alleged Texas-based gun-walking programs similar to the “Fast and Furious” operation currently being investigated by Congressional lawmakers.
Below is the full text of Sen. Cornyn’s amendment:
No funds made available under this Act shall be used to allow the knowing transfer of firearms to agents of drug cartels where law enforcement personnel of the United States do not continuously monitor or control such firearms at all times.
File this under: "Uh-huh... Yeah, right."
Obama on ‘Fast and Furious’: ‘People Who Have Screwed Up Will Be Held Accountable’
by Devin Dwyer
As the Justice Department investigates how U.S. guns were allowed to flow illicitly into Mexico under the watchful eyes of federal agents, President Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News that “people who have screwed up will be held accountable.”
“Our overarching goal consistently has been to say we’ve got a responsibility not only to stop drugs from flowing north, we’ve also got a responsibility to make sure we are not helping to either arm or finance these drug cartels in Mexico,” Obama said in the interview with ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper that will air on “Nightline.”

“It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen,” he said. “And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.”
Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have come under scrutiny by someCongressional Republicans who allege high-ranking administration officials were aware of the program, known as “Fast and Furious,” and its flaws, but did not intervene.
Of the thousands of guns involved in the operation, several reportedly have ties to violent crimes in Mexico and along the U.S. border, including the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Earlier this month, Obama said he has “complete confidence” in Holder to oversee a Justice Department investigation into the gun-running operation.
“I have complete confidence in him, and I’ve got complete confidence in the process to figure out who, in fact, was responsible for that decision and how it got made,” Obama said at a news conference Oct. 6.

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