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    Congressional Investigators to Subpoena Holder in Fast and F

    Congressional Investigators to Subpoena Holder in Fast and Furious Probe

    By William Lajeunesse

    Published October 11, 2011

    EXCLUSIVE: Congressional investigators probing the failed anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious are sending a new subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder -- seeking communications from about a dozen top Justice Department officials, including Holder; his chief of staff, Gary Grindler; and the head of the department's criminal division, Lanny Breuer, Fox News has learned.

    The subpoena, which could be filed as early as Tuesday, will focus on the Justice Department. The first and only subpoena issued so far dealt with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That subpoena was issued back in March.

    In the new subpoena, congressional investigators will apparently demand information regarding the investigation into the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Two guns found at Terry's crime scene were linked to the failed operation that allowed more than 2,000 weapons to "walk."

    The subpoena is expected to ask for correspondence that Justice Department officials had with the White House about the gun trafficking operation, as well as what information was shared by Justice officials in Mexico.

    Asked about the development Tuesday, Holder said his department "will undoubtedly comply with them," noting that Justice officials have already sent "thousands of pages of documents up to the Hill."

    Holder addressed the matter at the end of a press conference about an alleged Iran-tied terror plot foiled by U.S. investigators. "What I want the American people to understand is that in complying with those subpoenas and dealing with that inquiry, that will not detract us from the important business that we have here to do at the Justice Department, including matters like the one that we have announced today," Holder said.

    The new subpoena follows a week of back and forth between congressional investigators and Justice Department officials of "who knew what, when." Under scrutiny was Holder's testimony from May 3 when he told Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that he "probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."

    Fox News obtained documents addressed to Holder as early as nine months before that, which described the concept of Operation Fast and Furious.

    On Friday, Holder sent a letter to congressional investigators stating that he does not read every document addressed to him and that they are reviewed by members of his staff. Holder went on to say that none of the reports mentioned the controversial tactics used in Fast and Furious.

    On Monday, Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is investigating the scandal, replied to Holder in a letter saying, "Operation Fast and Furious was the department's most significant gun trafficking case. Whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility.â€
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    We're very fortunate that this came to light when it did.

    This upset their timetable badly. Now we're seeing a rash of protests breaking out (on schedule, fueled and paid for by the left, encouraged by Obama) and those are likely to devolve into riots (on schedule, fueled and paid for by the left, encouraged by Obama).

    Civil disorder had to be timed pretty carefully, too soon and it would fizzle out before the election, too late and it wouldn't be in full swing by election time, enough to justify martial law, suspension of elections, whatever.

    The gun grab scheme failed. ( mod edit) This means that for all practical purposes their plan has failed, but it's already been set in motion so things could still get very ugly.


    If Holder hadn't screwed the pooch on this, if we hadn't gotten conservative control of at least one house of Congress in the last election, if liberals were still in control of the Executive and Legislative branches of government, if, if, if, if...

    There are a LOT of places where this could have taken a different and very disastrous path in the last two+ years. This is why "the price of liberty is eternal vigilance" rings so very true.

    If you're a Patriotic American and you don't believe in Divine Providence, you should reconsider.


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    Congressional Investigators to Subpoena Holder in Fast and Furious Probe
    Yes! Yes! Get HIM.
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    Trail of Guns, Death, and Invasion Leads To Barack Obama

    http://www.alipac.us/ftopic-251834-0-da ... rasc-.html

    by William Gheen
    President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
    www.ALIPAC.us

    October 5, 2011

    So now Obama's appointed Attorney General Eric Holder has been caught lying to Congress and lying to the public, right in the middle of this scandal.

    We know that the Fast and Furious scandal and the trail of guns, death, and invasion of US States leads right back to Barack Obama for several reasons.
    OPERATION GUNRUNNER Information Collection Point
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopic-233906-0-da ... rasc-.html

    Full coverage: ATF's Fast and Furious scandal
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopicp-1274303-.html#1274303


    What Eric Holder knew …
    http://www.alipac.us/ftopic-252248-0-da ... rasc-.html
    But Holder's Friday letter digs a deeper hole for the attorney general. Holder denied in writing that he had ever heard of "Fast and Furious" "prior to the public controversy about it." The public controversy was the assassination of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010 with guns the drug assassins got from the "Fast and Furious" buys.

    In May 2011, Holder told Congress he "became aware" of "Fast and Furious" only "a few weeks ago." Last Friday's letter contradicts that statement.
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