Posts Tagged ‘Eric Holder
Yeah, that’s right, Eric.
You’re being persecuted because you’re black, not because you’re corrupt, unethical, and criminally negligent, and oversaw a program that killed 300 Mexicans and Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, and then lied to Congress about it.
Attorney General Eric Holder accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. When reached by The Daily Caller Monday morning, the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the attorney general’s claims.
Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.”
“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
Holder’s accusations come as resignation calls mount from a growing list of 60 congressmen, two senators, every major Republican presidential candidate and two sitting governors, spurred on by the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
Holder has said he was unaware of the operation, despite having been sent several personal memos from his top deputies and assistants. The memos contained intimate details of how Operation Fast and Furious worked. “This investigation [Fast and Furious, which is named earlier in the memo] — initiated in September 2009 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Phoenix Police Department — involves a Phoenix-based firearms trafficking ring headed by Manuel Celis-Acosta,” one such memo that Holder was provided reads. “Celis-Acosta and straw purchasers are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug-trafficking cartels. They also have direct ties to the Sinaloa Cartel, which is suspected of providing $1 million for the purchase of firearms in the greater Phoenix area.”
The headline should really read “It’s T day for Holder” because today is the day that our lying and devious attorney general goes before the congressional committee to testify (once again) about Fast and Furious. Remember when he last testified before the committee, back in May, he told everyone that he had only heard about Fast and Furious a “couple of weeks” before but information discovered since his testimony suggests that he knew about it way before that. According to sources close to the investigation, the committee doesn’t exactly have a “smoking gun” piece of evidence that says that Holder is behind the whole thing but they do have a mountain of circumstantial evidence and conflicting testimony from other witnesses that points to the fact that Holder is either lying through his teeth (and thus committing perjury) about whether he knew about this scandal or he is the absolute most incompetent Attorney General ever for not knowing what his underlings were doing down on our border with Mexico. Either way…many on Capitol Hill think he should go.
The Daily Caller obtained an advanced transcript of Holder’s testimony and as predicted by many…he’s going to push for tighter gun control measures in the US because of Fast and Furious and he’s going to blame the local authorities for cooking up the misguided scheme.
Here’s a little preview of what he is supposed to say today…
“Today, I would like to correct some of the inaccurate — and irresponsible — accusations surrounding Fast and Furious,” Holder’s prepared testimony reads. “Some of the overheated rhetoric might lead you to believe that this local, Arizona-based operation was somehow the cause of the epidemic of gun violence in Mexico. In fact, Fast and Furious was a flawed response to, not the cause of, the flow of illegal guns from the United States into Mexico.”
In his testimony, Holder also advocates for new gun-control laws that he says would have halted, or at least prevented, Operation Fast and Furious. Holder echoes California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s comments from last week, when she argued that stricter gun laws would have stopped law enforcement agents from facilitating the sale of guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Wait a minute….is he actually going to say that we need tighter gun control laws so that the ATF can’t pull off another debacle like Fast and Furious? In other words, we need to revise our 2nd amendment to protect ourselves from our own ATF?
Will the insanity ever stop?
What’s the latest on Fast and Furious, or any of the other gun-walking and grenade-walking scandals?
What’s next? Rocket-launcher walking? Abrams Tank-walking? Suitcase-nuke walking?
Is Eric Holder’s house of cards getting shaky?
Please scour the Interwebs for Fast and Furious news and post your findings in the Comments.
I knew that someday soon, the illegal immigrants would use the “fear” card as a reason for staying in the US. That day has come. As the new and tough immigration law kicks into action in Alabama, many illegal immigrants are claiming that they can’t go back to Mexico because they are scared of the escalating violence among the Mexican drug cartels. Illegal parents are signing powers of attorney to legal US citizens …giving them temporary custody of their children…should they get deported. Instead of keeping the family intact, they are willing to give up custody of their children (who, of course, were born here illegally so they could be US citizens) to acquaintances.
(AP) Cristian Gonzalez, 28, said she has informally asked the manager of the rental property where she lives to take care of her 10-year-old daughter should she and her husband be arrested because they are illegal immigrants. The girl, a U.S. citizen who has medals for making good grades, needs to finish school in America and is deeply rooted in Alabama, she said.
Gonzalez said their other three kids are too young to remain and will go back to Mexico with her and her husband even though they are U.S. citizens.
“We’re afraid to go back to Mexico because of the drugs, the cartels and the killings,” Gonzalez said. “And we are afraid to stay here because of the law.”
Mexican authorities have struggled in the fight against drug cartels known for carrying out brutal killings as they try to tighten control over territory. Authorities say that country’s drug war has claimed thousands of lives.
Hmmmm…it’s convenient that Mexican drug lords are now so well armed with US assault weapons. Of course the illegals are scared to go back to Mexico. It’s a bloody mess south of the border thanks to Eric Holder and his crew. He’s created a nightmare scenario so that….
1. He can justify pushing for the elimination of our 2nd amendment right and…
2. Illegal immigrants can seek asylum here in the US for fear of falling victim to Mexican drug cartels.
It’s called killing 2 Obama birds with one assault rifle.
Sorry about the football reference. I’m a big Bama fan.
Fox is reporting that the Department of Justice, at the request of Obama, has filed an appeal to block Alabama’s new immigration law.
The Obama administration asked an appeals court on Friday to block the enforcement of Alabama’s strict immigration law — widely considered to be the toughest in the nation — arguing it invites discrimination against foreign-born citizens and legal immigrants and is at odds with federal policy.
What federal policy? You mean the one that the government won’t enforce? Oh, they must mean the federal policy that is to “look the other way and allow millions and millions of illegal aliens to flood over our border so that they can take advantage of our country and push us to the brink of bankruptcy.”
Alabama is ignoring the appeal. Woo Hoo!
The Justice Department’s appeal said parts of the law conflict with federal rules, and that “attempts to drive aliens `off the grid’ will only impede the removal process established by federal law.” It also said the legislation could impact diplomatic relations with foreign countries.”Alabama is not in a position to answer to other nations for the consequences of its policy,” it said. “That is the responsibility of the federal government, which speaks for all the states and must ensure that the consequences of one state’s foray in to the realm of immigration law are not visited upon the nation as a whole.”
What? Did they just say that this legislation could impact the diplomatic relations that we have with foreign countries? Really?
Did Eric Holder and Obama worry about diplomatic relations when they authorized Fast and Furious…allowing hundreds of assault weapons to walk into Mexico so that Mexican citizens could be murdered? I bet that did wonders for our relationship with Mexico.
You would think that the Justice Department would want to lay low right now and NOT get involved with anything Mexican but I guess this is the obligatory liberal pro-illegal game plan so Holder has to get involved.
God forbid a rogue state like Alabama would actually want to try and defend it’s sovereignty.
Go Bama Go! We’re with you 100%
I feel like these Fast and Furious posts are beginning to be weekly (sometimes daily) briefings….things are happening so quickly. Yesterday at a press briefing, Jay Carney made it perfectly clear that the White House continues to support Eric Holder and maintains that the AG isn’t hiding anything…that he didn’t (nor did the White House) know about the details of Fast and Furious.
(The Hill)“The president believes he’s an excellent attorney general and has great confidence in him, and we absolutely know that the testimony he gave was consistent and truthful,” Carney told reporters at a press briefing.
If this were any other Administration, the AG would have turned in his resignation by now…if for no other reason than to take responsibility for their team. If something bad happens in your department on your watch….it’s your responsibility. Eric Holder acts as if the Department of Justice has nothing to do with the ATF. Alberto Gonzales turned in his resignation to President Bush for something far less scandalous than Fast and Furious. So why does the White House continue to back Holder? Probably because they really need him to oversee the 2012 elections. How else are they going to get away with voter fraud (think Black Panther voter intimidation)? Voter fraud may be the only way that Barack Obama will remain in the White House. They know they have a very dear friend and partner in crime in Holder….one who can mysteriously make voter fraud complaints disappear (even with video tape evidence)….one who can mysteriously make military absentee ballots disappear. I have always thought that Holder is just holding his breath and stonewalling the investigation to get through the 2012 elections where he is praying for a congressional democratic takeover. Then he can throw the Fast and Furious investigation out the window because he will be able to control what gets investigated and what doesn’t. Hey…who knows…they may even be able to continue with Fast and Furious and get the gun control legislation that they want. The sky would be the limit… which scares the hell out of me.
This is all just my crazy theory.
What do you all think?
Reports are out this afternoon (via Hotair) that the House GOP are calling for a special prosecution to further investigate just how much AG Eric Holder knew about the Fast and Furious operation. House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith (R-Tx) has sent a letter to Obama (today) asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Holder’s May testimony in front of the Judiciary Committee and whether or not he committed perjury. During his testimony, Holder claimed that he had never heard of Fast and Furious until around April of this year but new evidence has surfaced (in the form of memos… dated July of 2010) that shows that Holder was notified of 1,500 guns that were supplied to Mexican drug cartel members. There is also evidence that Holder was given weekly briefings (for over a year) on the program from the National Drug Intelligence Center.
Oh wow! We’ve been waiting for this.
What will Obama do? Will he grant the request for a special prosecution? This could lead to bigger and badder things for his administration because who knows what kind of other incriminating evidence this special prosecutor will find. Fast and Furious may lead all the way up to the Oval Office.
Can Obama get around this somehow?
Plenty more of this to come….
I wanted to do a Fast and Furious update but there is VERY little to report….according to the main stream media. I found almost nothing new on the case in the media but I did find something very interesting over at Newsmax and this story just adds to the already confusing information coming out of the investigation into Project Gunrunner and the Fast and Furious debacle. According to Senator Grassley, who along with Rep. Issa, is heading up the investigation, there is new evidence that government agents illegally sold guns directly to the “underworld”. This is different than Fast and Furious where legal gun store owners sold assault weapons to shady Mexican drug cartel members so they could (supposedly) be traced back to the higher-ups in the cartel. This new evidence shows that actual government agents were the ones doing the gun dealing.
(Newsmax)“It’s hard to distinguish between the two, but evidence has come out that the orders came down from Justice that our agents were supposed to take taxpayers money, buy guns that shouldn’t have been sold, get them to the underworld,” the Iowa Republican told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “The sale was made to the underworld. It happens to be that in this particular case, the federal government made a little bit of money, but that’s not the main issue.
“The main issue is that you would think they would arrest the people that bought them illegally — no, they were told to just follow the guns — they followed the guns to a storehouse. They would not have 24-hour surveillance except for one of the agents decided to stay there six days,” Grassley said. “And I don’t know when — but anyway — a truck came along to load up the guns. They called for help to arrest them in the process of transferring the guns, but they wouldn’t send anybody to arrest them, so the guns got over — got some place, maybe over the border — and they were never traced, which was the purpose of the operation in the first place.”
I’m not sure if the “underworld” involves Mexican bad-guys but my guess would be yes. This is getting even crazier than it was 6 months ago. Of course the Justice Department (and I use the term “Justice” loosely) is completely stonewalling the investigation. They are in very hot water because the evidence shows that the orders came directly from the DOJ to the ATF and money was exchanged so that the ATF could buy a load of assault weapons and then turn around and sell them directly to the “underworld”….at a profit. How thoughtful of them to make some money off of the deal. Just like Fast and Furious, these guns were supposed to be followed back to the bigger and badder guys…and just like Fast and Furious, NO guns were followed.
Are you confused yet? I am. The muddy waters of this investigation will, one day, start to clear and the whole truth will emerge. What this truth is and how high up in this criminal Administration it goes remains to be seen.
Will Holder take the fall for Obama?
Will someone just below Holder take the fall for him?
Will the main stream media ever report any of this?
This about the 2nd Amendment and gun control. Pure and simple
I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall in the White House.
Fast and Furious weapons were found at yet another violent crime scene…this time in the US.
(CBS) Arizona state police revealed yesterday that two guns from Fast and Furious were found in an arrest involving two Mexican men who assaulted detectives outside Phoenix in 2010. Nobody was seriously hurt.
Fast and furious is the operation in which ATF allowed thousands of weapons to “walk” into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels.
It’s unclear why the year-old case and its link to Fast and Furious were revealed now, with the apparent blessing of ATF headquarters.
News of this case set off a wave of confusion among Congressional investigators who have tried unsuccessfully to identify additional violent crimes in the U.S. linked to which Fast and Furious. They say the Justice Department still hasn’t told them about the 2010 Phoenix case, despite their ongoing written requests for such information
These guns are going to continue to pop up all over Mexico and the Southwest US because there are still at least a thousand or so assault weapons unaccounted for and NO ONE in the DOJ is talking. Suddenly the ATF is admitting that this last episode in Arizona did involve F&F weapons. Why would they suddenly be open about that piece of information? Perhaps Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley are getting perilously close to opening Pandora’s box and the ATF wants to be on the right side of the fence when the whole story breaks? Maybe an official in the ATF will be offered immunity if they fork over info implicating high ranking officials within the Justice Department? Would the ATF do that if they are a branch of the DOJ?
Can someone answer these questions for me……
Isn’t it obstruction of justice to withhold information about a crime?
Wouldn’t you or I go to jail if we withheld information from investigators?
Why isn’t Eric Holder in jail?
In the words of Sir Walter Scott….
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
The Fast and Furious saga continues. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Grassley, R-Iowa, are plugging along with their tedious investigation of the very corrupt goings-on at the DOJ involving walking assault weapons into Mexico (aka. Fast and Furious). It’s been discovered that federal officials tried to cover-up evidence that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed with a weapon that was part of the Fast and Furious operation. Issa and Grassley are not letting up and the DOJ is really starting to sweat. I can practically hear Eric Holder tossing and turning at night over his role (and most likely Obama’s role) in the scandal. Meanwhile, the number of Fast and Furious guns that have been involved in murders in Mexico continues to rise. Just yesterday it was revealed that 21 more F&F weapons were found at violent crime scenes ( ATF has falsely claimed only 11). Lots of lies are being told to the investigators but eventually….the truth will be told.
(FOX)“The Justice Department has been less than forthcoming since day one, so the revisions here are hardly surprising, and the numbers will likely rise until the more than 1,000 guns that were allowed to fall into the hands of bad guys are recovered — most likely years down the road,” Grassley said in a statement released Thursday.
“What we’re still waiting for are the answers to the other questions the Attorney General failed to answer per our agreement. The cooperation of the Attorney General and his staff is needed if we’re ever going to get to the bottom of this disastrous policy and help the ATF and the department move forward.”
Eric Holder may be able to hide behind his subordinates for a little while but eventually someone is going to get mad about being thrown under the bus and they’re going to talk. I’ve been trying to figure out if the episode with the Gibson Guitar factory could somehow be related to Fast and Furious. Did Holder order the outrageously bogus raid on Gibson Guitar to divert attention away from Fast and Furious? Create more and more chaos at the DOJ so that all eyes wouldn’t be on the real scandal? That may be a far stretch but anything is possible with this administration. If Holder (and Obama) had knowledge of Fast and Furious then sooner or later, someone will talk. I don’t think Issa and Grassley are going to let up anytime soon and I’m sure that Holder is just holding his breath that in 2012, the Democrats will be in control of Congress again so the investigation will be mysteriously dropped. His worst nightmare would be for the Republicans to take control of everything and then…
In the words of the infamous Reverend Jeremiah Wright….Eric Holder’s “chickens would come home to roost”.