Posts Tagged ‘Gun Walker’

Since the lying SCOAMF has pulled the executive privilege card on Fast and Furious, one gets curious about whether, or not the President was involved in this fiasco, or if he just trying to cover for that incompetent fuck of an AG he appointed.

Either way, the SCOAMF is involved now and Issa is calling him out on it.

Issa just needs to go ahead and start the impeachment proceedings now.

Issa Letter Hammers Obama on Operation ‘Fast and Furious’

By Major Garrett

The chairman of the House oversight committee investigating White House involvement in the botched “gun-walking” program that led to the 2010 death of U.S. Border Patrol agent accused President Obama on Monday of downplaying his involvement in the program or intentionally obstructing the Congress’ inquiry.

Rep. Darrel Issa’s letter to Obama questioned the legal basis of the White House move to withhold subpoenaed documents from the Government Reform and Oversight Committee under protections afforded Obama by executive privilege. The Justice Department denied Issa’s committee the subpoenaed documents last week, prompting the GOP-led committee to vote along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The full House is scheduled to consider the contempt citation this week. The White House contends it’s legally entitled to withhold documents related to internal deliberations on policy and advisory discussions among Obama’s senior advisers. It was the first time Obama, who pledged a new era of government transparency, has exerted executive privilege.

Issa said the assertion of executive privilege, which occurred after 16-months of negotiations between his committee and Justice officials over documents related to the gun-walking program called Fast and Furious, raised two troubling questions.

(READ FULL LETTER)

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Fwwiiiiiiiiiiiiing! 

The shit has hit the proverbial fan.

Holder needs to go. Obama needs to go. If impeachment is not an option, then vote for Romney even if you don’t like him because he’s a squish. Anyone but Obama! Fire Obama and you fire all his clowns too.

You fucking dillweeds in the MSM can’t hide this shit anymore!

Vote to Sanction Holder Escalates Gun-Probe Fight

By EVAN PEREZ

WASHINGTON—A standoff between Republicans and the Obama administration over a botched gun-trafficking operation escalated Wednesday, with a House committee voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The party-line vote came hours after President Barack Obama, for the first time, asserted executive privilege, aiming to block Republicans from gaining access to Justice Department documents about the operation.House Republican leaders said they would bring the contempt measure to the House floor next week. If the full House votes to support it, then a contempt citation could be referred to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, an appointee of Mr. Obama’s who is in Mr. Holder’s chain of command.If it ends up in the courts, the dispute would raise constitutional questions about the power of the executive branch vs. Congress. Previous such battles have ended before reaching that stage with some kind of truce between the sides.

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Obama is trying to cover for Holder, but all that’s doing is exposing the fact that Obama is involved. Now it’s just a matter of when he knew and for how long he’s been covering it up. Remember when they start yammering about it was all  Bush’s fault, ask yourself this: “Self, why don’t they release the documents and prove that is was all Bush’s fault?” They can’t do that, because the proof is that they did it and are responsible for Brian Terry’s death and the death of hundreds of Mexicans, as a direct result of their scheme.

EDITORIAL: Holder’s contempt and Obama’s privilege

Fast and Furious fight heads to the House floor

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

President Obama’s attempt to invoke executive privilege to forestall contempt-of-Congress proceedings against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed. Instead, the claim elevates the dispute between the administration and Capitol Hill to a new and troubling level. The operative question now is, what did the president know and when did he know it?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Wednesday to recommend a contempt charge against Mr. Holder. Since October, the Justice Department has refused to respond to a subpoena seeking 1,300 pages of documents related to the botched Fast and Furious Mexican gunrunning operation. Negotiations between the Justice Department and committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, broke down, and the contempt recommendation followed.

Mr. Obama’s last-minute move to extend the umbrella of executive privilege raises the question of whether the president or his staff had extensive prior knowledge of the operation, because this privilege can only be invoked when the chief executive’s office is involved. “Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. “The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.”

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Looks like this goes all the way to the top, and the top just stymied the investigation into Eric Holder and Fast and Furious.

It’s way past time to impeach both.

Congress needs to get off its ass and deal with this shit like they got a pair of balls for once.

Obama asserts executive privilege

PETE YOST

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Dept says that President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe.

via My Way News – Obama asserts executive privilege.

This is good. Someone with some balls.

Finally.

National Border Patrol Council, Which Represents All 17,000 Non-Supervisory Border Agents, Calls For Holder’s Resignation

Holder lied, Brian Terry died.

 

Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran, described Mr. Holder’s actions in the case as “a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country,” adding that the attorney general showed “an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government.”…

Mr. McCubbin said Border Patrol agents are indoctrinated from day one of their training that “integrity is their most important trait and that without it, they have little use to the agency.” He said agents who lie or show a lack of candor are disciplined quickly.

“The standard that applies to these agents should at a minimum be applied to those who lead them,” Mr. McCubbin said. “If Eric Holder were a Border Patrol agent and not the attorney general, he would have long ago been found unsuitable for government employment and terminated.”

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They need to do more than hold him in contempt of Congress. They need to impeach his ass.

This lying turd needs to go.

House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

By Sharyl Attkisson

(CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.

This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

via House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.

More Fast and Furiouser and Furiouser.

When will this Administration pay for this crime? When will the impeachment process begin. When will Eric Holder be arrested and tried for his duplicity in the murder of Brian Terry and the hundreds, if not thousands of Mexican citizens in this fiasco? We’re still waiting. Now there’s more evidence, and there’s also evidence of it being covered up by Media Matters and their cohorts.

Where’s the fucking outrage?

The Third Gun

New book claims FBI cover up of third gun in murder of border patrol agent

The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up,

In response to an inquiry from the Free Beacon, a Justice Department spokeswoman said in an email that she “was told to direct your questions to the FBI, and also to provide you with a link to this story: http://mediamatters.org/research/201204190011”

The link was to a story at the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America supposedly refuting many of Pavlich’s claims. Media Matters is a partisan organization whose founder, David Brock, is also running a pro-Obama super PAC.

In Operation Fast and Furious, federal agents allowed more than 2,000 weapons to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexican border and into the hand of violent drug cartels, with the intent of tracking them to learn more about the cartels.

via The Third Gun | Washington Free Beacon.

I stopped over at Bob’s place and he has an excellent point about firing Boner’s (sic) ass. Other than being a crying pussy, he isn’t doing his job protecting or defending the Constitution. Most of those morons in Congress aren’t but the leader of the House sure as hell should. Pelosi being a prime example of a criminal politician that didn’t do her job and should have been fired as well, but that’s besides the point.

At any rate, go check out Bob’s work:

Fire Boehner

Written By: Bob

Let me be totally up-front about my complete ambivalence to Speaker of the House John Boehner’s career as a congressman, and his current tenure as Speaker of the House. I have no strong feelings about his overall  performance one way or the other.

Now that my position is perfectly clear on that, let me explain why he needs to be fired from his job, and replaced with a Speaker that values the Constitution and the rule of law more than he loves political power.

It has now been 15 months since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered on Peck’s Canyon Arizona by a cartel rip crew led by an FBI criminal informant. Within 48 hours of his death, top officials in DOJ were aware of the fact that multiple weapons discarded by the rip crew had been traced back to Operation Fast and Furious, a joint effort of the BATFE, DEA, and FBI within the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, elements of the IRS’s CID, and if conducted with even the thinnest veneer of legality, the State Department.

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