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Eric Holder and Fast and Furious…

June 7, 2012

Sometimes my sarcasm does not come through in my writing as sarcasm, but rest assured IF anything I say can be construed as sarcastic, odds are that it was meant sarcastically.  With that being said sometimes I wish that I could be in a position to actually ask people questions.  Here are two articles concerning the Congressional hearing today where Attorney General Eric Holder was being grilled about the Fast and Furious program that was run under HIS department.

The first one is from the Blaze and here is a quote:

“You claim with passion that nobody at the senior levels at the Department of Justice prior to the death of Brian Terry knew that  guns were walking, and I‘ve got an email from Jason Weinstein using the term ’guns walking,’” Chaffetz said.

“That refers to Wide Receiver, not Fast and Furious,” Holder replied.

“That is not what the February 4 letter that was sent to the United States Congress said,” said Chaffetz. “That’s not true.”

But Holder didn’t relent and went on to say the letter was determined to be inaccurate and repeated that the email referred only to Wide Receiver. So Chaffetz read the letter verbatim to Holder and Committee members.

“The email says Fast and Furious, you say it doesn’t. I’ve got it in black and white,” Chaffetz said.

Holder shortly later asserted, “I have superior knowledge.””

What???  He did NOT just say that, did he??  Excuse me while I spit up my coffee…

Later in the grilling here is what Holder said:

Holder also told members of the House Judiciary Committee that he does not know when the Obama administration was first made aware of the “tactics” used in Fast and Furious, adding yet another important detail that the attorney general claims he has either forgotten or was not briefed on.”

And this is where I wish that I could ASK MY QUESTION…..”You do NOT know???…..Is that an example of your “superior knowledge“??”

Or after this:

Holder said he didn’t remember talking to any White House officials about the failed program but someone within the Department of Justice probably contacted the “appropriate people.” Who those people are, he couldn’t say.”

Is this ANOTHER example of your “superior knowledge”??

And from FoxNews:

““When was anyone in the White House informed of the tactics used under Operation Fast and Furious?” asked Smith, R-Texas.

Holder replied: “I don’t know.””

Really??  Is that YET ANOTHER example of your “superior knowledge”?

Seriously, though.  We have an Attorney General that is contradicting written records of his department, IN TESTIMONY!!!  When is he going to be tried for PERJURY at the least??

This whole situation is a JOKE!!!  The AG can LIE to Congress and get away with it….for TWO YEARS??  This better get RESOLVED or it is the end of our Justice System, and probably the end of the United States as we know it.

Fast and Furious, and MY challenge to “Democrats”….

January 31, 2012

By now you should have heard about Operation Fast and Furious conducted by the Department of Justice (Eric Holder), the State Department (Hillary Clinton), the Department of Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano), the FBI, ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and other Government organizations.

Sharyl Attkisson with CBS News has done a great job documenting the scandal, so if you would like more information, her page is a great place to start.

Now we get this from the Democrats investigating the scandal:

“”It is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets,” the report reads.”

and

“”Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.”(my emphasis)

So, let me get this straight.  Just because some weapons were ILLEGALLY purchased, there was NO PROBABLE CAUSE???  Excuse me!!!  When do we have probable cause??  If something is ILLEGAL, then it is AGAINST the law!!  This has nothing to do with what the definition of is, is!!! 

These are Department of Justice officials.  Their job is to prosecute the LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES………without prejudice!!  They deserve to be fired…..at a minimum.

Here is MY challenge to the “Democrats” that authored this report.  Fine!!  I will agree with your conclusions.  Now, we need to charge these officials with wrong doing and have a trial.  They BROKE the laws of the United States (by allowing/selling weapons to unauthorized personnel, hence the ILLEGAL purchases) and International law (by allowing those ILLEGALLY purchase weapons to knowingly cross an International border with Mexico).  I want a TRIAL.  IF they are the ones responsible they should end up in JAIL!!  I doubt that this does not go higher into Obama’s Administration, so it will be interesting to see their defense.

What say you, Democrats??  Are we going to have a TRIAL??