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Darrell Issa’s Fast and Furious rebuke of Eric Holder is one for the ages

By Doug Book, staff writer

Upon being proven to have perjured himself before the House Government Affairs Committee,  Attorney General Eric Holder did what any dedicated leftist would;  he changed the subject and blamed someone else.

In a childish and petulant letter to his principle adversary,  Darrell Issa,  Holder accused the Republican congressman of cynical efforts to  “score political points”  and repeated his claim to have known nothing of Operation Fast and Furious in 2010.

But Issa would have none of the Attorney General’s bogus claims or pathetic excuses.  In a masterpiece of typewritten homicide which has received far too little attention from conservative bloggers–and of course NONE from the mainstream media–Issa exposed  Holder’s  criminal activities and his lies and misrepresentations concerning Department of Justice involvement in Operation Fast and Furious.

With no trace of the professional courtesy or benefit of the doubt so often accorded one longtime inhabitant of D.C. by another,  Issa pointedly accused Holder of deliberately  “…undermining the  [Fast and Furious]  investigation”  by offering a  “roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its  (DOJ)  involvement.” 

And Issa rightly stated that,  in shifting blame for the Operation’s  “shortcomings”  from the Bureau of Alcohol,  Tobacco and Firearms  (ATF)  to the Phoenix US Attorney’s Office,  Holder’s  “efforts were designed to circle the wagons around DOJ and its political appointees.” 

Of Holder’s letter itself,  the congressman made it clear the Attorney General had done little but  “obfuscate,  shift blame,  berate and attempt to change the topic from the  [DOJ's]  responsibility in the creation,  implementation and authorization of this reckless program  (Fast and Furious.)

Of course that was obviously Holder’s intent.  But rarely has a D.C. Republican had the courage to make such an unequivocal charge and call out a radical leftist for his blatant dishonesty and contempt for the American public.

Of Holder’s oft repeated promise to  “destroy the cartels”,  Issa wrote  “Fast and Furious simply served as a convenient means for dangerous cartels to acquire upwards of 2,000 assault style weapons.”

It has long been known that the Obama Regime made a deal with the Sineloa drug cartel,  offering this gang of murderous drug dealers free reign to operate throughout the United States in return for assistance in the breaking of other Mexican drug gangs.

And Issa had the fortitude to put this fact before the American people by accusing the Attorney General of direct complicity in the deaths of hundreds of innocent people in Mexico and the US.

In keeping with his fearless tone,  Congressman Issa concluded with this most damning appraisal of the Attorney General and his Department of Justice:

  “Operation Fast and Furious was the Department’s most significant gun trafficking case.  It related to two of your major initiatives–destroying the Mexican cartels and reducing gun violence on both sides of the border. On your watch,  it went spectacularly wrong.  Whether you realize yet or not,  you own Fast and Furious.  It is your responsibility” 

Darrell Issa deserves our thanks and admiration for his gutsy and straightforward disclosure of Eric Holder activities. Voters must elect more Republican politicians willing to display such courage.

Use this site to contact your Congressional Representative:

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  To read more about this issue use these links:

http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/2011/10/07/holder-letter-to-congress-on-fast-and-furious/

  http://stevequayle.com/News.alert/11_Global/111011.Issa_Holder_letter.pdf

http://federalcrimesblog.com/2011/08/05/dea-allegedly-cut-a-deal-with-sinaloa-cartel-say-court-documents/

Further reading:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20115038-10391695.html

 http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/holder-revelations-contradict-obama-s-gunwalker-assertions?CID=examiner_alerts_article

 http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/holder-lied-people-died

Related posts:  http://www.coachisright.com/origins-of-fast-and-furious-accidentally-revealed-by-white-house/

 http://www.coachisright.com/ooops-trying-to-cover-up-obama-tripped-up-attorney-general-holder-on-fast-and-furious/

http://www.coachisright.com/eric-holders-5-page-whine-to-issa-committee-a-real-scream/

http://www.coachisright.com/fast-and-furious-spin-wont-help-holder-obama-next-to-fall/

 http://www.coachisright.com/will-attorney-general-eric-holders-perjury-cost-him-his-job/

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Attorney General Holder eviscerated by Darrell Issa for Fast and Furious crimes

 By Doug Book, staff writer

   Just prior to taking office, Barack Hussein Obama’s transition team promised the incoming Administration would create   ”…a new level of transparency, accountability and participation for American citizens.” 

 Of course that was before the Fast and Furious debacle claimed several hundred lives and exposed the perjury of an Attorney General. 

 It was before the Obama Department of Energy bestowed half a billion tax dollars on a bankrupt Solyndra Corporation whose principle investor happened to be an Obama campaign money-bundler. 

 And it was also before another Obama campaign money-bundler used his influence to have the White House pressure a general into changing his testimony before a congressional committee.

 So now,  unable to duck,  dodge and hide from the citizen journalists who make up the blogosphere and even fighting a losing battle against a select few members of the Regime-owned legacy media,  the Department of Justice has decided it is time to legalize the telling of outright lies by the government to the American public.

 “A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act  (FOIA)  rules would allow federal agencies to LIE TO CITIZENS AND REPORTERS  (my caps)  seeking certain records,  telling them the records don’t exist.” 

 Under current FOIA rules,  if a government agency wishes to deny a request for information it must respond to the party making the request by citing the  “relevant exception”  which allows the denial.

 But under Obama’s proposed new rules for the legalization of prevarication and subterfuge,  a federal agency may  “respond to the  [FOIA]  request as if the excluded records did not exist…” 

 In short,  Big Brother may now lie to anyone it wishes,  claiming EXISTING FOIA requested records DO NOT EXIST!  This frees the Regime from having to respond to lawsuits filed by those nosy information seekers who have been denied their information.  After all,  what court will allow a lawsuit to go forward if it seeks records which  “do not exist!”

 Could there be a more perfect example of the arrogance of the Obama Regime or its contempt for the American people?  For if a lowly citizen should lie to the federal government,  it would mean jail time,  fines and perhaps confiscation of property.

 But government lying to the people? Well that’s just good business. After all,  what right have all of these little nobodies to waste the precious time or track down the lurid secrets of the ruling class?

 Though hardly surprising that Barack Hussein Obama & Co would demand the right of lying to the American people be made legal,  it is odd that groups like the ACLU should come out four square against the new FOIA rule. After all,  the organization had nothing to say about the 3 years of lies the Regime has told already,  has it?

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  To read more about this issue use these links:

 http://www.propublica.org/article/obama-details-promises-for-transparency-1107

  http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/holder-lied-people-died

 http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/obama-fundraiser-pushed-solyndra-deal-inside/story?id=14691618

 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/15/lightsquared-did-white-house-pressure-general-shelton-to-help-donor.html

  http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/24/justice-dept-proposes-lying-hiding-existence-of-records-under-new-foia-rule/

 Further reading: http://www.care2.com/causes/department-of-justice-rule-change-would-deny-documents-exist-even-when-they-do.html

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    http://www.coachisright.com/beware-the-presidents-private-army-is-us/

   http://www.coachisright.com/fbi-raids-solyndra-to-bury-evidence-of-obamas-criminal-dealings/

 http://www.coachisright.com/do-we-the-people-have-the-right-of-revolution/

 http://www.coachisright.com/at-obama%E2%80%99s-white-house-job-number-one-is-building-a-stone-wall-%E2%80%93-but-will-it-work-2/

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What did Hillary know and when did she know it?

 

 

  By Ron Reale, staff writer

 How is it that in the midst of all the uproar concerning Eric Holder’s Justice Departments murderous assault on the Second Amendment, “Operation Fast and Furious,” we have not heard the name HILLARY CLINTON?

 Our Secretary of State was certainly used as an important cog in the wheel of destruction aimed at our Constitutional rights. When she stood in Mexico City with her Mexican counterpart and accused Americans of being behind all of the escalating gun violence, what did she really know?

Was she actually ignorant of the facts of the ongoing Obama/Holder attack on American citizens and their Second Amendment Rights? Was she used by Obama/Holder to make what everyone now knows were extraordinarily misleading statements to the Main Stream Media, the Mexican Government, and the American people?

 Or was she an active, willing participant in this outrageous scheme, and the deaths or injuries of countless Mexican citizens and the death of American Border Agent Brian Terry?

 I am grateful to Representative Issa for his search for the truth in this matter at the ATF and the Justice Department, but I feel he needs to widen his scope. What information was disseminated from the ATF and Justice Department to the State Department concerning weapons crossing the border?

 I disagree with most of what Hillary Clinton represents, and I’m diametrically opposed to her political philosophy. That said, I do not think she is a stupid woman!

 Therefore, I have to ask: What information was sent to her from the ATF and Justice Department to make her go to Mexico and climb out on the America-Is-Responsible-For-Mexican-Violence Bandwagon? What possessed her to join New York Nanny-Mayor Bloom(ingidiot)berg’s chorus, claiming America’s rights are the problems for Mexicans woes?

 We need to know whether she was an unwitting participant in this program, pulled in without knowledge of its truly insidious aims, or if she was a willing enabler and participant, eager to fundamentally change the rights of Americans to protect themselves from the tyranny of any out-of-control government, similar to the one she is now part of.

 Should this, or any of the scandals currently threatening to bring down the most anti-American president this country has ever seen, reach the White House and cause the collapse of the Obama regime, or force Obama to reconsider a run for a second term, we need to know the depths of the involvement of the logical Democrat replacement, before she is carried on high to what many socialist liberal Democrats think is her stolen, rightful position in the White House.

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  To read more about this issue use these links:

 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-clinton26-2009mar26,0,2128382.story

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-4893905-503543.html

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/08/guns-illegally-migrating-mexico/

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 This day in history October 12

 2000: Seventeen Sailors were killed by a terrorist’s attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.

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Eric Holder’s 5 page whine to Issa Committee: a real scream!

 By Doug Book, staff writer

   Feeling abused and mistreated in the face of Congressman Darrell Issa’s narrow minded view that Attorney’s General should tell the truth to House investigators,  Eric Holder has addressed a 5 page letter to Republican and Democrat members of the House Government Oversight Committee.

 Following are some of the highlights of this unintentionally laughable bit of deflection,  distortion and demagoguery.

 1.)  “We are committed to disrupting and dismantling the organizations that traffic weapons across our borders…,”  writes Holder of the  “most important responsibilities”  of his Department of Justice. Of course,  it was his own DOJ that did most of the trafficking as it provided straw purchasers with countless tax dollars for the purchase of thousands of weapons and then helped to smuggle them across the Mexican border. Naturally,  if the Attorney General is in fact suggesting the dismantling of the DOJ,  he’ll find any number willing to help. 

 2.)  “I have no recollection of knowing about Fast and Furious or of hearing its name prior to the public controversy about it.”  Here,  Eric is adopting the famed  “Hillary Defense”  originally employed by Sgt. Schultz:  “I know NOTHING!”  Apparently we are to believe Mr. Holder’s version of events rather than all of those lying DOJ memos and emails. 

 3.)  Speaking of the documents which prove him to have been less than truthful with Darrell Issa,  Holder writes,  “…I have attached them to this letter…making them public in the form they previously were provided by us to Congress.”   The Attorney General clearly intends to impress any uninformed reader with his munificence and willingness to  “come clean” by graciously providing documents ALMOST ENTIRELY REDACTED,  except for a very few carefully chosen words and sentences.  What a sport,  huh? 

 4.)  “…The ATF’s ability to stem the flow of guns from the United States into Mexico is severely impaired by a lack of effective law enforcement tools.”  Holder is arguing that more restrictive firearm legislation would have somehow prevented the Obama Administration walking 2500 weapons into the country of Mexico!  Apparently,  since  “…current penalties for straw purchases are inadequate…”  the FBI,  the ATF,  the DOJ and the US Attorney in Phoenix believed it their DUTY to fracture existing law and contribute to the murder of some 200 people just to show how tragically easy it is to do. 

 5.)  “…Too many in Congress still oppose every effort to reform our gun laws in ways that would make the United States and our Mexican neighbors safer.”  Coincidentally,  the House Oversight Committee chaired by Mr. Issa is working to do just that…make the United States and Mexico safer,  that is. But rather than using the Regime-embraced method of undermining the 2nd Amendment,  the majority Republican committee will proceed by exposing the criminal activities of those Obama Regime leaders who have violated United States statute,  made illegal deals with drug cartels,  been accessories to murder,  lied to Congressional committees and worked to conceal the whole affair from the public. 

 If this approach helps lead to the eviction from office of Barack Obama and his criminal Administration in November of 2012,  the nation will certainly be safer,  happier and more prosperous. Let’s be sure to make it happen.

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  To read more about this issue use these links:

 http://www.foxnews.com/interactive/politics/2011/10/07/holder-letter-to-congress-on-fast-and-furious/

 Related posts: http://www.coachisright.com/fridays-white-house-fast-and-furious-e-mail-dump-means-pressure-increasing-on-obama/

               http://www.coachisright.com/rep-issa-chooses-bloggers-to-replace-legacy-media-in-fast-and-furious-reporting/

               http://www.coachisright.com/prison-awaits-former-us-attorney-dennis-burke-part-1/

               http://www.coachisright.com/liberals-now-calling-the-atf-expendable/

               http://www.coachisright.com/melson-testimony-proves-gunwalker-a-most-despicable-obama-regime-plot/

 This day in history October 11

 1986: Republican President Ronald Reagan backs down Commie  leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Reykjavik nuclear weapons summit. In three years the world will the end of the Soviet Empire because of Reagan’s courage.

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Rep. Issa chooses bloggers to replace “legacy media” in Fast and Furious reporting

 

By Doug Book, staff writer

   Fed up with the cover provided Barack Obama by a  “mainstream”  media intent upon minimizing or concealing Administration involvement in the murderous Fast and Furious scandal,  Congressman Darrell Issa has decided to provide the opportunity to cover this story of Executive branch corruption and abuse of power to those who broke it in the first place–bloggers and members of the  “new media.”

 The  “Gunwalking”  Operation Fast and Furious represents the most egregious abuse of Executive branch authority and disregard for the rights and security of the American public since the days of the power hungry Roosevelt Administration.

 Yet in the 9 months since the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last December,  the New York Times has published only 5 stories dealing even remotely with the roles of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,  the FBI or the Department of Justice in this criminal affair.

 CBS News has relegated its coverage to the web. And neither NBC nor MSNBC have reported on Fast and Furious at all.

 So on September 20th,  Congressman Issa hosted a telephone conference call with bloggers and those members of the  “new media”  who have written extensively on the  “Gunwalking”  story since its inception.

 Issa told the on-line reporters that his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continues to investigate a range of Fast and Furious related subjects,  including allegations of Gunwalking to Honduras from the Tampa ATF office;  Gunwalking by the Indiana ATF;  Administration violations of the Federal Arms Export Control Act and the involvement of numerous Executive branch agencies in the Fast and Furious affair.

 For example,  3 months ago it was revealed that the FBI had confidential informants working with Mexican drug gangs,  providing money–taxpayer money–for the purchase of firearms and helping to clear a path to smuggle them across the border.

 In fact,  the testimony of whistle blowers indicates the FBI might have been more critically involved in facilitating the Fast and Furious scheme than the ATF itself!

 And just a week ago,  FOX News reported that a 3rd gun had been secretly removed from the scene of Brian Terry’s murder,  also probably by the FBI,  which then quickly and inexplicably deported 3 Mexican drug gang members,   also discovered nearby.

 Yet other members of the legacy media have almost completely ignored these stories.

 But as David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner puts it,  thanks to Darrell Issa,    “if elite media  ‘authorized journalists’  can’t be trusted to report on  [Fast and Furious],  a means now exists to bypass the former exclusive gatekeepers and get the word out. This will hasten their descent into irrelevance…” 

 So when it comes to reporting on the Fast and Furious debacle,  Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street blog might be right when he quips,  “the era of big media is over.” 

 And the only stonewalling Congressman Issa will face now will come from Barack Obama,  Eric Holder and their Regime operatives.

 Use this site to contact your Congressional Representative:

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml 

To read more use these links:

 http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/issa-holds-telephone-press-conference-on-gunwalker-with-bloggers?CID=examiner_alerts

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/09/era-of-big-media-is-over-just-finished.html

 Further reading:   http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/09/20/attorney_general_in_mexico_200_murders_result_of_operation_fast_and_furious

  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=347141 

 Related posts:   http://www.coachisright.com/will-gunwalking-violations-of-the-arms-export-control-act-spell-doom-for-the-regime/

  http://www.coachisright.com/melson-testimony-proves-gunwalker-a-most-despicable-obama-regime-plot/

  http://www.coachisright.com/holder-files-murder-charges-to-provide-cover-for-obama-regime/

 This day in history September 25

 1957: The 101st Airborne troops sent in by Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower had to escort Black high school children in Little Rock Arkansas so they could go to school. The heavily armed troops guarded the students from local Democrats intent upon depriving them of their rights.

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