Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member Ratbstard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    New Alien City-(formerly New York City)

    A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?
    BY Michael A. Walsh
    Posted: 10:03 PM, January 29, 2012

    Inconsistency? Attorney General Eric Holder testified that he only knew about Fast & Furious “a few months” ago, but e-mails suggest otherwise.

    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both.

    As Attorney General Eric Holder gets ready to face more congressional grilling Thursday, something’s clearly rotten at the Justice Department. The stench goes all the way to the top — to Holder.

    Friday, the feds disclosed documents that show that despite Holder’s claim during congressional testimony that he’d only learned of F&F “a few weeks” earlier (a claim later amended to “a couple of months”), he has known (or should have known) about it all along.

    That information came in a series of e-mails in which the former US attorney in Arizona, Dennis Burke, discussed the F&F’s first fatality, agent Brian Terry, with a Holder deputy. The e-mails were sent in the early hours of Dec. 15, 2010, the day Terry died of wounds received the day before in a shootout 18 miles inside the US border, near Nogales.

    The deputy, Monty Wilkinson, responded: “Tragic. I’ve alerted the AG.”

    Burke, an anti-gun fanatic whose appointment as US attorney in 2009 roughly coincided with the start of F&F, goes on to tell Wilkinson later that day: “The guns found in the desert near the murder of the BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store.”

    That’s right. The government’s top law-enforcement officer has been turning a blind eye to a cancer in his department for more than a year.

    Yet he’s repeatedly played the innocent in his various appearances before Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee. Watch for Issa (R.-Calif.) to hit him hard on what appears to be close to perjury.

    The nearly 500 e-mails and other documents, released by Justice at the direction of the White House, also show that Holder’s deputy, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, suggested in a meeting with Mexican officials in February 2011 — two months after the operation had come to light — that some so-called straw purchasers be allowed to transport weapons illegally across the US border, where they could be arrested and convicted because “it may send a strong message to arms traffickers.”

    So, even after Terry’s death, the administration was still pushing the lie that the primary source of Mexico’s gun violence was American arms dealers — and covering its own rear end.

    How much worse can this get?

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the supervision of the US Attorney’s Office in Phoenix — and over the vehement objections of field agents — encouraged some 2,000 guns purchased in Arizona gun shops to “walk” across the border to Mexico, ostensibly for tracking purposes.

    In reality, the guns promptly disappeared, only to turn up later at murder scenes in both countries. Yet Justice has refused to come clean about its part in the killing spree, offering an ever-shifting array of “the dog ate my homework” excuses and bureaucratic shuffling, instead of providing Issa and the public with answers.

    Asked to provide a deposition to Issa’s investigators, the head of the criminal division of the US Attorney’s Office in Arizona, Patrick Cunningham, on Friday pleaded the Fifth and abruptly resigned his government post to take a private-sector job. Cunningham’s actions, says Issa, “suggests possible criminal culpability on the part of a high-ranking Justice Department official.”

    Issa has requested that Cunningham’s deputy, Assistant US Attorney Michael Morrissey, provide testimony, instead.

    It’s long past time for heads to roll — and not just the couple of small-fry straw buyers who pleaded guilty in federal court last week.

    Frustrated with the feds’ stonewalling, Arizona lawmakers have formed their own bipartisan investigative committee.

    “We just don’t have cooperation from federal officials,” says one local sheriff.

    Still, more is needed.

    With a tough re-election fight, President Obama doesn’t need F&F to become a campaign issue. But surely even he realizes that the nation has had enough of Holder’s polarizing tenure at Justice. Given a choice between himself and Holder . . . well, there’s always room for one more under the Obama bus.

    Read more: More Fast and Furious scandal disclosures—Michael A. Walsh -
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  2. #2
    Senior Member Ratbstard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    New Alien City-(formerly New York City)
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  3. #3
    Senior Member stevetheroofer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    somewhere near Mexico I reckon!
    Issa's facebook pg he is "Amped" over this next meeting! This may be where Obama throws Holder under the "Big Black Bus"
    With Cunningham pleading the 5th, Issa knows he's getting close, he just has to turn one of these guys and 100yrs. in a Mexican Prison would definitely make him think about it twice! If I was this guy Cunningham I'd be asking for witness protection instead!
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at

  4. #4
    Senior Member HAPPY2BME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Join our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & to secure US borders by joining our E-mail Alerts at

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts