Monday, October 10, 2011

UPDATE 10/13: Subpoena Served - This is a Big F**king Deal

Alot has happened over the weekend regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.  This issue cannot be overstated.  Using the same words Joe Biden did when Obamacare was passed..."This is a big f**king deal".  AG Eric Holder is becoming the focus now, and it's about time.

Rep. Darrell Issa on Fox News Sunday - October 9, 2011

Via Michelle Malkin: Issa to Holder: “You OWN Fast and Furious”

Sent this morning (10/10/11):

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder responding to his letter of October 7. The text of Chairman Issa’s letter to Attorney General Holder is below:

Dear Attorney General Holder:

From the beginning of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice has offered a roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its involvement in this reckless and deadly program. These defenses have been aimed at undermining the investigation. From the start, the Department insisted that no wrongdoing had occurred and asked Senator Grassley and me to defer our oversight responsibilities over its concerns about our purported interference with its ongoing criminal investigations. Additionally, the Department steadfastly insisted that gunwalking did not occur. 
Read the entire letter...
Breitbart:  Congressman Issa Announces New Subpoenas for Holder, and 100 Fast and Furious Guns Show up in El Paso
by AWR Hawkins
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to stall the momentum building behind the Fast and Furious investigation by submitting a letter to Senate and Congressional investigators in which he continued to plead ignorance, and in which he did his best to undercut the progress of the investigation to this point.  Read more...
Via Fox News

Guns From 'Fast and Furious' Reportedly Found in Home of Suspected Mexican Drug Cartel Enforcer

Assault weapons lost under the Fast and Furious gun surveillance program have been found in the Mexican home of the alleged leader of a massive drug cartel, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Forty high-powered assault weapons were found in the Ciudad Juarez home of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a "feared" leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in that city, according to the Times. The Sinaloa cartel is considered the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.  Read more...

Calls Mount for Holder to Quit

By Newsmax Wires
Pressure is intensifying rapidly for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder over the fatally flawed Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal — with Rep. Paul Gosar demanding that Holder quit immediately and Arizona sheriffs saying he should be fired if he won’t resign.  Read more...

'Fast and Furious' shows Team Obama's contempt for real reporters and press  - The Baltimore Sun

I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."

The blowback from the White House and DOJ has been petty, nasty and has failed to responsibly address the serious charges Attkisson's reporting raises. This is exactly the White House contempt for the press that I wrote about shortly after Obama's inauguration. It's the White House I came to know when I criticized it for its war against Fox News in 2009.

UPDATE 10/12:
Via:  Fox

Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious."
"Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," the California Republican 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."  Read more...


  1. This sure is a BFD, TCL, thanks for posting the Issa video, I missed him on TV yesterday.

    The letter he wrote to this criminal is GREAT! This murderer should be jailed for treason. I still doubt he will resign....time will tell. barry will probably throw him under the bus, but he has many other stooges to take his place. Thanks goodness for Mr. Issa, he's great!

  2. That guy needs to be arrested. Love the title!

  3. Great title! A real man - an honorable man - would resign. But Holder isn't an honorable man. Congress needs to keep up the pressure and force him to resign.

  4. Holder and Obama will continue to do the wrong thing. It's in their character.

  5. Hi Bunni:
    With the elections coming up, it will be interesting to see how long it takes before Obama cans Holder...or allows him to resign. Of course, it will all be blamed on those GOP racists, Issa & Grassley.

  6. Hi Odie:
    And they should throw away the key.

  7. Hi Angel:
    Cover it up or invent another crisis to distract away from it. These thugs have got to go.

  8. Hi Opie:
    Very "flawed" characters, both of them. They are cut from the same cloth.

  9. Thank you for this TCL. "It Don't Make Sense" posted on this topic a while back but I was left with the impression that the guns 'walked' as the result of common criminality by staff of the ATF.

    That this was an official program of unmentionable stupidity is beyond belief but let's hope that all senior people involved get sacked and, where appropriate, prosecuted and gaoled.

  10. Hi Teresa:
    It seems the Dems don't follow the same playbook when it comes to scandals. If this was a GOP administration, he would have resigned by now.

  11. Hi banned:
    I've posted several times on this story. There is a theory that the administration did "Operation Fast & Furious" to help in their efforts to weaken our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. This administration believes in never letting a crisis go to waste. So if they can cause an out-of-control gun crisis without incriminating themselves, they can use it as a reason for more gun control. Problem is, if that was their plan, it severely backfired.
    This July 2011 article (below) talks about the executive order Obama implemented regarding gun control: It's funny to read this and then realize that the government was encouraging the gun shops to sell the guns to the straw buyers who in turn sold them to the cartels.
    Here's a post I did with some background:

  12. Kid:
    I can't wait till they do get him.
    Sorry, but I don't know what TIA means???

  13. Issa is really putting the pressure on Holder. Good. Holder better comply with the subpoena or else he'll be in bigger trouble than he's already in for lying under oath.


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