Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fast and Furious Guns -#3299 - VIDEO: Eric Holder Under a Fast and Furious Microscope - Greta Van Susteren (2) AUDIO: CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious - Weekly Standard - Laura Ingram (3) Holder's Dubious History - Andrew McCarthy - National Review

Eric Holder Under a Fast and Furious Microscope - Greta Van Susteren

CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious - Weekly Standard - The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)  What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:   In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?  Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.  Read more of interview.......

Holder Dubious History - Andrew McCarthy - National Review - House Republicans are now calling for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony about the scandalous Fast & Furious program. Specifically, the attorney general claimed on May 3 that he had only “over the last few weeks” heard about the reckless gun-walking program his Justice Department was running with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) — a program in which guns were steered to violent Mexican gangs with predictably lethal results, including the murder of a Border Patrol agent. Contrary to Holder’s testimony, it is now being reported that he had actually been receiving briefings on the program since early summer 2010.  Read more........ Steve Peters Commentary: If you believe the U.S. Attorney General's spin on what he says he did or did not know about about Fast and Furious, than you must be smoking something really illegal, or be a dyed-in-the wool liberal Democrat.

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