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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said they were expanding their probe into a troubled anti-gun-trafficking program, two days after the Justice Department announced a shake-up of officials who oversaw the program.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) (AP Photo by Harry Hamburg)
In a letter Thursday to Ann Scheel, the acting U.S. Attorney in Phoenix, Messrs. Grassley and Issa essentially put the Arizona district office on notice, saying its role “in the genesis and implementation of this case is striking.” They sought extensive documents – emails, memos, notes and the like – from six top officials, including Ms. Scheel and Dennis Burke, the former U.S. Attorney who was ousted in the shake-up. The lawmakers had signaled on Tuesday that their investigation would intensify
The program, “Operation Fast and Furious,” was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It allowed suspected gun smugglers to buy some 2,000 firearms, some of which have turned up in crimes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border; most haven’t been tracked down. When Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was fatally shot in December 2010, two assault rifles linked to “Fast and Furious” were found at the crime scene.
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“In their letter, Messrs. Grassley and Issa zeroed in on a court filing by the Phoenix office seeking to deny Mr. Terry’s family rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, and expressed concerns about conflicts of interest in prosecuting the Terry case. “Since your office directed and approved the daily tactical decisions in Operation Fast and Furious, it is hard to avoid the perception that a conflict of interest exists,” the two wrote.”
In brief Summary POTUS Obama on video in a interviewed report said, “I don’t know” mistakes may have been made.
AG Eric Holder testified under oath to congress he only knew about fast and furious a few weeks before,much less the corruption.Later… documents and a DOJ public letter on the DOJ web page revealed he lied.
The Assistant AG under Holder testified before Congress further stonewalling stating the “I don’t know’s”.
One of the agent whistle blowers that testified under oath to congress was fired.
Two of the high ranking ATF officials that testified under oath to congress and said “I don’t know” and stonewalled (to the point that even Democrat Cummings stated so on record) were given posh DC offices (promoted?)
The Director Melson who claimed he was not going to be the scapegoat secretly testified on the 4th of July 2011 and was said at the very least to have testified he was directed from superiors to not send certain documents to the congressional subpoena.Has now been reassigned from the head of ATF to a desk job in the DOJ right under Holder’s nose.
They denied Agent Brian Terry’s (Deceased) families rights under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
Obama needs to testify under oath. Obama has not shown any compliance to cooperate in the investigation.Sworn testimony obviously won’t be given willingly therefore a subpoena (which is articles of impeachment?) is in order.
AG Eric Holder committed perjury,obstruction of Justice.Showed bias in denying Agent Brian Terry’s family the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
POTUS Obama has shown no actions to rectify AG Holder’s crimes of perjury and obstruction of justice.The AG of the U.S. Holder has shown no compliance in cooperating accept to appoint an investigation to investigate himself. No basic common sense to disqualify from participation in a decision or investigation on grounds such as prejudice or personal involvement have been shown.No actions of suggestion of an outside special prosecutor.Therefore the POTUS needs subpoenaed/impeachment hearing/sworn testimony in writing and called to immediate action.
Can a POTUS be called before a congressional Committee?What is the POTUS protocol for this when a POTUS acts like nothing is happening nor takes immediate action against his AG?
Just remember, Watergate was a cover up of a 2-bit burglary and it brought down a presidency. This one might lead to extradiction of a US President and US Attorney General to Mexico to face prosecution for aiding and abetting drug cartels!.
Melson did not resign as some in the media are now reporting he was reassigned.
Yup. They’re trying to confine it to Tuscon. Failing that, they’ll try to confine it to the DOJ. It’s part collusion, part denial, and part ideological complicity. What they may accomplish is to delay this thing until it blows up in Bammy’s face next November. Issa isn’t going away quietly, having dealt with the MSM’s attempt to cut out his legs from under him fairly effectively, so far.
More Fallout Expected Over Botched Gun Sting
“Holder announced the resignation of Burke and the reassignment of Melson, praising them for their service. He did not mention Operation Fast and Furious.”
Pete Williams reporting: “A senior Justice Dept official says in essence that the Atty Gen Eric Holder had lost confidence in the two of them [Melson and Burke] and that he thought a fresh start was what ATF needed here.”
MSNBC Video report:
Yep,The media covering for Obama
Video in which Holder perjuries himself: Hannity’s videos on Holder’s Fast & Furious:
Did Holder perjury himself? He was under oath….
Old but relevant: ( Records show agents fired beanbags in fatal border gunfight)
No one is paying attention to the Burke resignation or the terrorist sympathizer that is replacing Melson.
Holder perjured himself but Obama hasn’t yet Holder works for and answers to Obama.Yet Obama knows if he throws Holder under the bus Obama is exposed in so many ways it would spin your head.So they are trying to do damage control and make one and make this guy the scape goat.NOTE CAREFULLY his resignation letter.(The second link) Fast and Furious is not mentioned. Very strange.