Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fast and Furious Guns - #3297 - VIDEO: CBS News: Documents Reveal That Holder Received Briefing on Fast and Furious In July 2010 - UpDate: Holder Doesn't Always Read His Briefings? - Hot Air (2) Damage Control Bombshell: DOJ White Paper Considering Elimination of ATF - After Attempted Silencing Does Not Work and Historic Scandal Continues to Spread, Engulfing FBI, DOJ, DHS, U.S. Attorney General - Cleanup ATF


CBS News: Documents Reveal that Holder Received Briefing on Fast and Furious in July 2010. Update: Holder Doesn't Always Read His Briefings? -  Hot Air - Why’s that a big deal? Watch the video below from CNS showing Holder’s testimony before Issa’s House committee back on May 3. The question: “When did you first know about the program, officially called, I believe, ‘Fast and Furious’?” The answer:  I’m not sure of the exact date but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.  Not so, says CBS News:  New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress…  The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer…  Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”  Read more....... Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Damage Control Bombshell: DOJ White Paper Considering Elimination of ATF - After Attempted Silencing Does Not Work and Historic Scandal Continues to Spread, Engulfing FBI, DOJ, DHS, U.S. Attorney General - Cleanup ATF.org - Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF. According to sources, the paper outlines the firing of at least 450 ATF agents in an effort to conduct damage control as Operation Fast and Furious gets uglier and as election day 2012 gets closer. ATF agents wouldn’t be reassigned to other positions, just simply let go. Current duties of ATF, including the enforcement of explosives and gun laws, would be transferred to other agencies, possibly the FBI and the DEA. According to a congressional source, there have been rumblings about the elimination of ATF for quite sometime, but the move would require major political capital to actually happen.  “It’s a serious white paper being circulated, how far they’d get with it I don’t know,” a confidential source said.  After a town hall meeting about Operation Fast and Furious in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, ATF Whistleblower Vince Cefalu, who has been key in exposing details about Operation Fast and Furious, confirmed the elimination of ATF has been circulating as a serious idea for sometime now and that a white paper outlining the plan does exist.  Sounds great right? Eliminating ATF? But there is more to this story. Remember, low level ATF field agents, like ATF whistleblower John Dodson, were uncomfortable conducting Operation Fast and Furious from the beginning, but were told by high level officials within ATF that if they had a problem with the operation, they could find a job elsewhere.  Read more........ Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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