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HOLDER: Attorney general is guilty

Letter by Darren K. McDonald, Puyallup on July 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm with 14 Comments »
July 3, 2012 4:32 pm

Re: “House action deserving of contempt” (letter, 7-1).

Operation “Fast and Furious” allowed over 2,000 firearms to cross the border into Mexico. Border Agent Brian Terry was killed as a direct result of this gross negligence. The government officials who are responsible for this failed ATF program have not only Terry’s blood on their hands but also that of all the Mexican citizens killed with these weapons.

This is not a political ploy, Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about his involvement and knowledge of “Fast and Furious.”

Kent resident Benedict C. Ladera was recently sentenced to a year in federal prison for selling just one pistol to Canadian citizen Demetry Smirnov. This illegal firearm transaction resulted in the death of Chicago resident Jitka Vesel. At Ladera’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said his actions were “reckless” at best.

I would say that letting over 2,000 firearms cross over the Mexican border into the hands of murderous drug cartels is exponentially worse than “reckless.” The government officials who approved the “Fast and Furious” scandal and in turn lied about their involvement should be held criminally responsible.

The family of Brian Terry deserves the same level of justice as the surviving family members of Jitka Vesel.

Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. Accountability is apparently not a top priority with this administration. Forgive the understatement.

  2. Frankenchrist says:

    Contempt vote will go nowhere. Romney is Milquetoast.

    Where are the WMD’s?

  3. Least you Constitution loving zombies forget, the rule is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    Not a political ploy?
    Issa did not call a single witness requested by the Dems on the committee.

    Holder unknowingly submitted a letter based on false information submitted by AG’s and AFT officials in Arizona. As soon as Holder found out his original letter was wrong he notified the committee, withdrew the original letter, and submitted a corrected statement.

    Yet Issa discounts the second letter as a cover up, and accuses Holder of lying to the committee based on the content of the original letter.

    Issa continued to demand documents in spite of the President’s invocation of Executive Privilege, which Issa also claims is another attempt at a cover up.

    And all this after DOJ blocked Flordia’s attemts to illegal purge its voter rolls.

    As GHWN was fond of saying ‘It it walks like a duck, and quakes like a duck, it is a duck’.

  4. GWH aka Daddy Bush 39.

  5. LeePHill says:

    Uh…Darren…..where do you get your information about Holder lying? Post the proof. We’d all like to see it.

    Now, go study up on Operation Wide Receiver

  6. Let me add:

    http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/

    The idea of gun walking by the US is a lie. Anyone could go to AZ ans buy as many AR-15s as they want and not one US or state attorney would prosecute.

  7. SwordofPerseus says:

    Nice try old MacDonald-your false accusation shows your lack of comprehension of the justice system in the US and the separation of powers and the workings of the constitution in particular. Luckily for us your just another right wing hack with an opinion which you no doubt were told you should have by some right wing political hack on Fox Boobs. Maybe you should have stayed on the farm e-eye, e-eye, oh!

  8. SafewayOrangeSoda says:

    Same old crap by the same old posters without anything better to do than echo chamber each other.

  9. Clamat0 says:

    Let me Review:

    Acting head of ATF wanted to/ should have stopped Fast and Furious:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/11/nation/la-na-atf-guns-20110811

    Private firearms sellers acknowledged their cooperation with ATF:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/atf_investigation_02_111207.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    Holder knew about F&F, was briefed about in July of 2010, yet in testimony before Congress, denied (lied) he was aware of it:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/pdf_40_43.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/pdf_65_67.pdf

    And the cast and tactics of F&F sound very familiar to Minnesotans and members of the Clinton Administration:
    http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/160619285.html?page=2&c=y

    And I didn’t notice a single mention of George Gillett Jr. in Vanity Fair (LMAO) staff writer Katherine Eban’s… opinion piece in Fortune.

    Wonder why?

    But even if it weren’t just another biased piece of crap masquerading as journalism whilst making the lib-blog/ electronic media circuit; if true, why the need for executive privilege?

    Graveyard, meet whistleblower.

  10. “holder knew / lied to congress / July 2010″

    Holder’s initial testimony to Congress that Gun Walker had been shut down was based on false information submitted by the heads of various federal agencies in Arizona.

    When Holder found out that Gun Walker was still active, he attempted to withdraw the incorrect testimony and deliver new testimony that GW was still being conducted but without the consent of DOJ.
    Issa rejected the revised testimony claiming it was an attempt by Holder to cover up his and the Administrations’ wrong doings.

  11. sumyungboi says:

    All of the spin here is ridiculous.

    Two things: 1) Bush’s DOJ did indeed have a gun walking program in which about a hundred guns were fitted with tracking devices. The program was shut down in short order due to the lack of cooperation from Mexican officials. Bad idea, but to blame “Fast and Furious” on Bush and his DOJ is like blaming Pearl Harbor on the Chinese, since they invented gunpowder. Fast and Furious was an Obama / Holder era program, this cannot be denied, so ..

    2) About 2500 guns, WITHOUT TRACKING DEVICES, and WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT were illegally allowed to “walk” in to Mexico. Can anyone, anyone explain the positive outcome of that. Is there any scenario that anyone can come up with that would make this a good thing? Didn’t think so.

    Here’s what I do know: Shortly after Obama’s election, Hillary Clinton and the lapdog press were all over “American guns in Mexico”, remember that? Remember what a huge problem we were told it was? Remember Sarah Brady’s recollection of her discussion with Obama in early 2011, where, regarding her push for stricter gun control, said, “we have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist. this administration was perfectly willing to sacrifice a bunch of Mexicans as a means to a political end. This scandal isn’t going to go away.

  12. It only takes a zombie to see anti gun conspiracies under every Democrat.

  13. sumyungboi says:

    Well xring, why then don’t you explain any scenario where 2500 untraceable guns are sold to Mexican drug gangs that doesn’t have a bad ending. Go ahead.

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