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Issa Seeks Answers In Investigation, Subpoenas AG

October 14, 2011 by  

Issa Seeks Answers In Investigation, Subpoenas AG

Attorney General Eric Holder was subpoenaed on Wednesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for documents related to Operation Fast and Furious.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the oversight committee, believes that Holder has withheld knowledge about the gun running operation in Congressional hearings. The subpoenas are directed at the Attorney General as well as other high-ranking officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,” Issa said in a statement. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It’s time we know the whole truth.”

The subpoenas seek information about communications between the DOJ and the executive branch, any organized crime task force in Phoenix or to a number of law enforcement officials related to the task forces and a slew of interdepartmental documents.

The pursuit of thousands of pages of documents never before sought represents Issa’s determination to understand exactly what happened during the Fast and Furious operation. Issa has already made headway. Recently released internal DOJ memos show Holder was notified about Operation Fast and Furious as early as last year. The DOJ and the White House previously said Holder had no knowledge of Fast and Furious gun walking tactics until earlier this year.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • AJ

    This slime ball Eric Holder is guilty as they come. It might appear that Fast and Furious was a way to pay back the cartel for campain contributions. And just got out of control. After seeing this link I’m more inclined to think that Obama and his administration has been influence peddling to the Mexican government and Mexican drug cartels for campain contributions.
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/tsH8xvjTAlo

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      AJ… This is bigger than Eric Holder. This may end up being Barry’s undoing. It will be interesting to see how long it takes. Wouldn’t it be great if the whole thing implodes before the next election?! Our government has become so corrupt that the lies are piled one on top of each other. This house of cards has to fall!

      • eddie47d

        Hold on to your hat Robin. We all know you hate Obama and I agree that the DOJ better come clean on this one. They meant well and thought they had a good plan but screwed up plain and simple.Reagan had his Iran-Contra Affair and said he knew nothing about it. He did admit it was wrong and shouldn’t have happened and Obama needs to do the same. Was Reagan corrupt and should have been taken out of office? If you want honest government I suppose so if you treat Republicans and Democrats equally if not then you are only blowing political smoke.

        • independant thinker

          “They meant well and thought they had a good plan but screwed up plain and simple.”

          They had no plan. First the justice department knew they had no way to track the guns once they left the US. Second they made no attempt to even track most of them to the border.

          As far as meaning well, There is evedence the justice department also sold weapons directly to one of the cartels. It is not the most reliable evedence I agree but it is there and should also be investigated.

          • Bob McCormick

            Their intentions are only part of the issue, Holder lied under oath that is becoming more of a certainty every day. If we are to have any respect for our government, we need to know that our laws apply to all equally.

        • Christine

          They didn’t mean well. The purpose of Fast & Furious was to get American weapons into Mexico, so they could blame border gun shops and further erode our 2nd amendment rights with more significant gun control laws. They want full power (no matter what the constitution says) and will generate an emergency so they can take away our guns. All governments take away guns before taking away other liberties.

          • eddie47d

            Gun shops were already selling weapons under the sly and the ATF was trying to put icing on the cake. (proof in court). That proof fell flat with the cake.

          • independant thinker

            eddie ordering the gun shops to break the law is not seeking proof of wrong doing.

          • JUKEBOX

            I wonder what “GOOD INTENTIONS” Holder had when he pardoned Marc Reich,costing the taxpayers over $50 million. This Obama supported plan is just another one of Holder’s corrupt, illegal actions. He is attorney general to help Obama hide the truth about his background/

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          eddie… The only plan that seems apparent to me is the plan that they would turn it all around and then cater to those who oppose the 2nd amendment. If they are confronted with this ‘scenerio’ I am sure they will deny it. As I said, it’s lie and lie after lie. And to answer your question about Regan, I was a Democrat in those days, but it’s obvious that I have grown up! I voted Democrat because my parents were Democrat. I didn’t pay much attention back then to what was going on. Maturity does have it’s advantages!

          • JC

            Absolutely right Robin. This whole dog and pony show put on by a bunch of slimy criminals was done in order to ‘demonstrate” that it could be done. That Narcoterrorists “could” be getting guns from Fred’s Sporting Goods. And they did it in order to go after our gun rights just like Hitler did in Germany and like Stalin did in Russia.
            And these thugs in DC are cut from exactly the same cloth.

            What makes the whole thing even more ridiculous is this: Why would these drug cartels, with literally “billions” at their disposal be screwing around with US gun shops when they can simply pick up the phone and order a plane or boat load of full auto AK-47′s, flame throwers, grenades, armored personnel carriers, surface to air missiles….land the plane in southern Mexico, unload it and burn the plane.

            No no no…they’re finding it much easier to smuggle them across the Sonoran desert in the middle of the night…yeah right.
            What a bunch of absolute Bull!

            Indict Holder and everyobe involved from top to bottom.
            Maybe Obama’s next term will be 25 to life.

          • independant thinker

            “Why would these drug cartels, with literally “billions” at their disposal be screwing around with US gun shops when they can simply pick up the phone and order a plane or boat load of full auto AK-47′s, flame throwers, grenades, armored personnel carriers, surface to air missiles….land the plane in southern Mexico, unload it and burn the plane.”

            Exactly right JC

      • Average Joe

        Project Gun Runner (Fast and Furious) was launched under the orders of President Barack Obama with the knowledge of Attorney General Eric Holder. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced the Obama Administration’s new and aggressive ‘comprehensive plan’ on March, 24, 2009. The plan was aimed at disrupting gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico.
        Here’s the video to prove it:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNhYk9NuNc&feature=related

  • http://comcast JimBob

    This administration is making the clintons look squeaky clean. There is ample evidence that holder knew about this fiasco for at least ten months before the news gained public access. This whole mess was a ploy to make it appear that guns purchased in America were responsible for deaths in Mexico and elsewhere. Then the Anti-2nd crowd could take steps to outlaw guns. With an administration like this one, we citizens need guns more than ever. Be afraid of your government! In the meantime, impeach and prosecute holder!

    • Christin

      AND his boss in the WH!

      • http://naver samurai

        I second that motion, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • tim

    In the meantime add obama to that list. Holder isn’t smart enough to think this up by himself. He’would rather just sit around on his azz all day with the title and not heve to do any work!!!!! This AG job is just another welfare handout from obama to holder!!!!
    Keep your’e powder dry!!!!

    • Patriot II

      Tim, You think Obama is smart enough?, they are both told what to do!

      • jimmy the greek

        Yes ! By the zionist that really run Washington out of iserial ever since LBJ let them try to sink the USS Liberty.

        • http://naver samurai

          Why do people blame Israel for this? Why not drop the gauntlet at the feet of George Soros and others that have their dirty hands in this? You all need to lay off of our only true ally in the whole Middle East. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • SamAdams

    Subpoenas ? REALLY ???

    What about arrest, what about charges, what about incarceration pending the investigation. What about treating these government bastards the same way I would be treated if I had done this deed.

    Is it less of a crime because government officials were involved ?
    No, it is actually more so. These people are expected to know better.

    Just one more shining example of what has been said numerous times by
    people of reason. The U.S. government did not defeat organized crime in America, they took over and replaced it.

    • JC in CA

      Sam, the Gov’t ABHORES competition….

  • James

    The purpose for “Fast and Furious” was to see where these high-tech military type weapons would wind up. When it was discovered that the Mexican drug cartel bought most of them, the feds said: “Oh, darn!” When the drug cartel used those weapons to invade America and shoot people, the feds said: “We’ll be more careful next time.”

    • eddie47d

      You are correct James for they did lose sight in tracing those weapons and that was the downfall. If you can’t have step by step accountability then they should never have attempted this plan.

      • independant thinker

        Lose sight? They didn’t lose sight the feds deliberately turned their heads and therefore had no ides what happened to the guns and apparently did not care until an agent got shot with one of them and it became public knowledge because of an agent with a conscience who blew the whistle on the whole operation.

        • Average Joe

          “it became public knowledge because of an agent with a conscience who blew the whistle on the whole operation.”

          And what happened to that agent who blew the whistle?…Oh yeah, he was fired after 30 years with an unblemished record.

          Sign the petition to hole Eric Holder accountable:

          http://act.theteaparty.net/5273/prosecute-eric-holder/

          • http://naver samurai

            I just signed the petition and feel good to have done it. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • independant thinker

      The feds knew where the weapons would wind up because they they knew the people purchasing them were connected to the cartels.

  • s c

    Bravo! Kudos! Encore! Put together a firing squad, and lock and load.
    It’s a sad fact that we have people in our midst who will never understand how corrupt this administration is. They have re-defined corruption. They pursue and attract the craziest LOSERS they can find, and the head LOSER-in-Chief is in the White House.
    Holder is a very special case. For those who suffer from ‘short memory syndrome,’ Holder is THE scuz bucket who ‘helped’ Bubba Clinton FREE some Puerto Rican TERRORISTS just before he was forced to leave the W H.
    People like Holder don’t see terrorism for what it is. He’s a first-rate ambulance chaser, and he’ll do ANYTHING to help keep the ‘boss’ in office. Screw morals and the law. Just ‘protect the boss’ – at all costs.
    Now, go for the throat, and take no prisoners. It’s time for true justice. It’s time for social justice. It’s time for comeuppance. How much empty cell space do we have on the moon?

    • JC in CA

      heck…send ‘em all in a shiping container…nutz to butz towards the sun…they’ll vaporize/disinergrate in a spectacular ‘poof’ =P

  • http://personalliberty.com ken

    im afraid the same old story will prevail nothing will happen holder will get a slap on the hands,funny if a sports figure lied about steroids he would be sent to prison but some one like holder no way. every one connected to himm and up should be sent to jail this isnt the first time holder has done nothing the panthers got nothing any one else would have been sent to prison.in my mind what these people are doing is an act of treason.obamas destruction of this country deserves my hate ths is for you eddie47

  • Average Joe

    As usual, a few underlings will be thrown under the bus ( and most of those will just be transferred elsewhere and most likely with a pay raise for being such a good sport in the matter), while those in charge will walk away with impunity, just like every other administration in our history. To believe otherwise is just plain silly.

    • wrsrvn67

      Take heart Joe. I am living in the Philippines now and the same kind of stuff was going on over here in the Arroyo admin. Graft , plunder Voter fraud, you name it. Right now the indictments are just starting to materialize. President and her husband. Philippine national Police. President Aquino is going for the throat because the People demanded it. My real name is Bill Steffen. I am gonna start posting articles about it on my Facbook acct if anyone is interested in seeing what should lie in store for this admin. The wheels of Justice turn slowly, but the do turn.

      • wrsrvn67

        Sorry for the typos. I meant Facebook and they.

  • Antonio

    The way I see it, If holder really didn’t know anything about this operation; when he did learn about it, he should have fired and punished everybody involved. Instead he just “reassigns” them. That tells me that they are “scratching” each others backs. Holder scratches theirs by not punishing them and they scratch his by not saying anything… The one thing that needs to be done, is the entire ATF needs to be abolished and defunded. It is an unconstitutional agency and Reagan knew it.

  • chuckb

    janet reno murdered 74 men, women and children at the waco massacre and didn’t even get a slap on the wrist. so you think the murder of one atf agent is going to cause problems for barry and his incompetent att.general. shall we all laugh now.
    let’s say the people in the waco incident were communist anarchist and we had a republican president and att.gen, and they were massacred what do think would have happened? the repub pres and att.gen would still be serving time behind bars.

    nixon told one untruth and was not under oath, he was forced to resign. clinton lied under oath and he received a hero’s adulation.

    why waste our time. give holder a slap on the back and give barry another vacation, save the tax payers all the grief of watching another circus put on by inept republican congressmen.

  • Mutantone

    I am more worried about how they are distracting us with the Mexican gun running keeping us from asking about the other two:
    Rahm Emanuel reports that he knew about the operations while he was at the White House. Not only high caliber weapons but conversion kits to make semiautomatic weapons full auto, and explosives as well and the makings for grenades and an uncounted number of rocket launchers.
    Operation Gunrunner–in which the government authorized the sale of weapons with the intent of letting these weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, which were used to Kill an American border agent.

    Operation Castaway–in which the government authorized the sale of weapons knowing they would fall into the hands of Honduran gangs, such as MS13 and the Mara Salvatrucha and the rival Mara 18, An estimated 20,590 people died violently here in the last five years, according to the Madrid-based nonprofit Observers of Violence in massive shoot outs to control the drug industry.

    Project Gangwalker the ATF and the DOF allowed the straw purchases of weapons which eventually ended up in the hands of United States gang members in Indiana” Operation Community Shield,” individuals are from El Salvador, three are from Mexico, one is from Honduras and one is from Haiti. ICE said the individuals are members or associates of the following street gangs: MS-13, Sur-13, and Zoe Pound.  Charged in connection with the shooting of an Indianapolis police officer last week are gang members, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Gonzalez-Ramirez is a member of the Puros Vatos Locos street gang, and Taboada-Perez is a member of the SCT-13 gang. Both have tattoos that express allegiance to those gangs, authorities said. and other weapons have been found at crime scenes in that state and surely have spread out from there to other gangs.
    Now picture gang bangers in armed flash mobs, And just where did that army that Obama formed disappear to?

    Add to that a state governor that thinks there should be no elections for two years until the congress can fix the problems they are facing. And Obama does not think that Americans understand democracy as well as he does.
    It all leads to the UN small arms treaty that Hillary signed off on all to disarm the American populace.
    And the round about EPA ammunition suspensions under the lead ban that stops the supplies of ammunition getting to the people with out congressional oversight.
    And all these are now excuses to suspend the second amendment rights of the citizens. As well as the up coming elections for civil unrest.
    It all sounds treasonous to me

    • Antonio

      yup, thats why i am buying ammo with every pay check. I already have way too many guns so now i need much much more ammo…. Next year aint gonna be pretty… :)
      prepare now

    • Buster the Anatolian

      “It all leads to the UN small arms treaty that Hillary signed off on all to disarm the American populace.”

      Lets get it right here. There is not a UN small arms treaty. They are surely working on one and unless something happens it will contain provisions against private ownership of firearms but it hasn’t been written yet.

      “And the round about EPA ammunition suspensions under the lead ban that stops the supplies of ammunition getting to the people with out congressional oversight.”

      Under current law the EPA cannot place a general ban on lead in ammunition congress has specificaly exempted ammunition from EPA regulation. Of course we have to be ever vigilant because that can change at any time.

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