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The Gunwalker Scandal:
Overview and Timeline, Part 2 (of 2)
(updated March 31, 2014)
January 1, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner: AP ‘top 10’ list confirms media still ignoring Fast and Furious Story. iwatchnews.org: Gambling with guns.
January 4, 2012 – House Oversight Committee Press Release: Attorney General Holder to testify Feb. 2 on DOJ’s response to Fast and Furious. Guess what I saw today on Hulu? A NatGeo Explorer episode, pre exposure of Fast and Furious (although the operation may have been going on at the time). They first show a Mexican law enforcement official presenting US made guns all but one of which were obviously military sourced, since they are full auto – one even had a grenade launcher! Cut to – guess who? William Newell who talks about all the guns going to Mexico from US gun shops. Then cut to a gun shop owner who is forced to say that, yes, if pass the background check you can take the gun in about 15 minutes. They do include comments by the gun store owner to the effect that, “We don’t sell guns if we think something is wrong – I don’t think any gun stores do.” – It’s an excellent example of how the mainstream press worked with both Mexican and US authorities to lie about the source of cartel guns.
Imagine what they would have done with Agent Terry’s death and the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans had Fast and Furious not been exposed. You can find the video HERE. The segment in question begins at about 15:15. The Hill: Holder to appear before Issa’s panel. Bloomberg Businessweek: Holder to Face Lawmakers’ Questions on U.S. Gun Operation.
January 5, 2012 – Chicago Tribune: ATF sidelines officials in gun sting debacle. Examiner.com: Gunrunning and the Felony Murder Doctrine by William Heuisler, Tucson Crime Prevention Examiner, makes the point that if Eric Holder ordered the gunwalking in Fast and Furious he could be charged with First Degree Murder. He believes that this may be why Holder is continuing to stonewall. Examiner.com: Breaking: ATF reportedly relieves Fast and Furious managers prior to OIG report by David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner – one of the first reporters to break the story – reports that three ATF managers who were involved in Fast and Furious have been relieved of duty. They are William Hoover, Mark Chait, and William McMahon. McMahon was the supervisor who wanted info on F&F to use to further gun control. There was considerable controversy when these three supervisors were reassigned to better jobs a few months ago. ticklethewire.com: Atty. General Holder to Testify on Fast and Furious the hearings have been rescheduled to Feb. 2, They will focus exclusively on Fast and Furious. Chairman Issa issued this statement: “The Department of Justice’s conduct in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious has been nothing short of shameful. From its initial denials that nothing improper occurred, to efforts to silence whistleblowers who wanted to tell Congress what really happened, to its continuing refusal to discuss or share documents related to this cover-up, the Justice Department has fought tooth and nail to hide the full truth about what occurred and what senior officials knew. Attorney General Holder must explain or reverse course on decisions that appear to put the careers of political appointees ahead of the need for accountability and the Department’s integrity.” The Washington Times: Holder facing further ‘Fast and Furious’ grilling – Issa targets ‘management deficiencies’ Mr. Issa noted that in December, the Justice Department explicitly told his panel it would not deliver subpoenaed documents relating to Fast and Furious created after Feb. 4. (Why do I think they are hiding a cover up?) Examiner.com: Grassley: New docs prove Admin knew about Fast & Furious. Direct Link to Sen. Grassley’s press release. San Francisco Chronicle: Justice Dept documents describe another gun probe. ticklethewire.com: More Shakeups at ATF Over Fast and Furious. TPM Muckraker: Emails Refute Republican Suggestion That Bush-Era ‘Gun Walking’ Was Coordinated With Mexico (We are supposed to believe that because guns got away during Wide Receiver, the operation was “not coordinated” with Mexico – even though the Mexicans gave consent for the operation and were the ones who did not intercept the guns when they were told about them!) Chicago Tribune: ATF sidelines officials in gun sting debacle.
Note on following two stories: The administration will not release documents requested by Congress on Fast and Furious – but they are happy to release documents on an unrelated Bush era program they are trying to use as an excuse.
January 6, 2012 – Sipsey Street: Open letter to Darrell Issa and Chuck Grassley on anticipated IOG Fast and Furious report. American Thinker: Issa vs. Holder on Fast and Furious, Round Three. Main Justice: DOJ Documents Sprak Fresh Criticism of Fast and Furious. Blue Ridge Now: Fast and Furious: Who’s really the racist?
January 13, 2012 – LA Times: Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny (Times reports that there may be an entire additional operation – run in the same way, with the same results, at the same time as Fast and Furious. If true, this provides a huge amount of support for the idea that guns were deliberately sent to Mexican criminal organizations in order to justify gun control in the US.) ticklethewire.com: Fast and Furious Redux? Human Events: Fast and Furious: Mystery of the White Guns – Has yet another “gun walking” operation been uncovered? Examiner.com: Groan..not again! Operation ‘White Gun’ another ATF foul-up? WVNSTV.COM: Judge upholds reporting by gun store owners. Fox News: Federal judge upholds reporting requirement for gun stores. ABC News: Judge Upholds ATF Gun Rule for SW Border States.
January 19, 2012 – ticklethewire.com: Rep. Issa Subpoenas Az Prosecutor in Fast and Furious Probe. ABC15.com: Top Arizona official subpoenaed in Fast and Furious case. Human Events: Fast and Furious: Issa Subpoenas Arizona U.S. Attorney Division Chief – An unacceptable response to questions about an unacceptable program. The Economist: Not so fast – The simmering controversy over Operation Fast and Furious.
January 20, 2012 – Fox News: Federal official refuses to testify about Fast and Furious. The Hill: Federal officer invokes Fifth in ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation. Main Justice: Arizona Prosecutor to Invoke 5th Amendment in Gun-Running Probe. The Washington Times: Federal prosecutor cites Fifth in ‘Fast and Furious’ probe. Hot Air: DoJ figure taking the 5th in Fast & Furious probe. ABC15: State (AZ) to Feds: We’re going to investigate Fast and Furious, too.
January 24, 2012 – tri-state online: Legislators to review gun-running sting. Yuma Sun: State investigation sought of Fast and Furious program. KTAR.com: Ariz. House to review gun trafficking operation. Will Congress get answers on Fast and Furious? The Hill: Issa says federal officer involved in a ‘broad cover-up’ in ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation. examiner.com: Issa on Cunningham: ‘We are still going to bring him forward’. Daily News-Sun: Holder, Issa trade comparison barbs over hearings. The Bugle: State panel to investigate Fast & Furious
January 25, 2012 – examiner.com: Issa to Holder: ‘Major escalation of DOJ’s culpability’ in Fast & Furious. ABC15: More subpoenas could come in the Fast and Furious case. NRA News: Why You Should Be Furious About Fast and Furious (In a preview of the NRA’s tactics for the 2012 presidential elections, this article makes a strong case for the goal of Fast and Furious being the promotion of gun control at the cost of Mexican lives. NRA is undoubtedly going to pour millions into advertizing in order to get this message out to gun owners.) Here is a direct link to Issa’s letter to Holder. Everyone should take the time to read Issa’s letter. He makes a very good case that a major cover up is under way. February’s hearings should be the hottest yet. NRA posted two videos yesterday in which Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Paul Gosar discuss Assistant AG Cunningham’s invoking his 5th Amendment rights. Key is that Gowdy specifically mentions granting immunity in order to compel his testimony – which may be exactly what he is after. Fox News: Issa cries foul after key player in Fast and Furious scandal refuses to testify Extensive coverage of both Cunningham’s refusal to testify and specifics on possible AZ charges against Federal officials – including that fact that AZ gun dealers were threatened with loss of their FFLs if they did not cooperate by selling guns to felons.
January 26, 2012 – Fox News: Latest on ‘Fast and Furious‘. Human Events: Fast and Furious: House Oversight Wants Testimony From Another Arizona U.S. Attorney. ticklethewire.com: Rep. Issa Ain’t Giving Up in Fast and Furious; Demands Assist. U.S. Atty Talk. Big Government.com: Fast and Furious Breaking News: Rep. Issa Now Calls Assistant US Attorney Michael Morrissey To The Stand. NRA News: Arizona Lawmakers Announce Plans for Fast and Furious Committee State Rep. David Burnell Smith provides a lot of info about the state investigation.
January 27, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner: Documents say DOJ knew of Fast and Furious Connection day after Terry Murder. “…the White House has dumped more than 500 pages of documents including emails on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Darrell Issa tonight. Sources say that among these are at least one email on 15 December 2010 from then US Attorney Dennis K. Burke to Monty Wilkinson, aide to Eric Holder, informing the Attorney General office of the murder of Brian Terry and, later that day, of the seizure at the scene of Fast and Furious weapons….They also have the emails posted. Holder is screwed. …What does that tell us? That they’re protecting the White House and are willing to dispose of Holder to do it.” NPR: Emails Show How ‘Fast and Furious’ Ambush News Unfolded At Justice Dept. CNN: Justice sends more ‘Fast and Furious’ documents to Congress. Fox News: Friday Fast and Furious Doc Dump. stltoday.com: Justice Dept. turns over docs in Fast and Furious. GPB News: Emails Show How ‘Fast and Furious’ Ambush News Unfolded At Justice Dept. Times of India: Obama administration reveals new ATF gun probe rules. Guadalajara Reporter: US accused of collusion with Mexican cartels.
January 29, 2012 – The New York Post: A Fast and Furious Fib. The Arizona Republic: Burke of Fast and Furious had anti-gun history (Long and very informative article.) Fox News: Changes in wake of troubled arms trafficking probe. AP: Changes in wake of troubled arms trafficking probe. Hot Air: Holder informed of Fast & Furious five months before testimony? American Thinker: Why Eric Holder Must Go
January 30, 2012 – The Arizona Republic: Burke of Fast and Furious had anti-gun history. Fox News: Top Justice Department official recommended straw buyers after ATF warnings on Fast and Furious. Main Justice: Justice Department Releases Fast and Furious Emails to Congress. Dallas Morning News: Still waiting for the truth from AG Holder on Fast and Furious. Main Justice: Some of Burke’s Allies Say DOJ Sacrificed Him Over Fast and Furious. CBS News: More gunwalker questions for Attorney General Holder. National Review: The Bus Stops Here. Human Events: Fast and Furious: Holder’s Perjury Defense Gets Shaky. Another Friday night document dump raises questions. NY Times: Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case. Politico: Josh Gerstein: Oversight Democrats stress gunwalking’s history. AP: Dems: Fast & Furious just 1 of 4 misguided probes
January 31, 2012 – Examiner.com: Grassley on gunwalking: ‘Clean hands’ excuse ‘doesn’t pass laugh test’. Examiner.com: Does ‘fatally flawed’ minority report on gunwalking ‘absolve’ administration? WNEP: Democrats defend Obama administration over bungled gun sting. Washington Post: House Democrats say Phoenix ATF to blame in ‘Fast & Furious’ fiasco. Fox News: In new ‘Fast and Furious’ report, Democrats clear Justice appointees of wrongdoing. ticklethewire.com: Dem Staff Report Says Top Justice Officials Did Not Give Green Light for Fast and Furious. Fox News: Issa threatens contempt proceeding against Holder if Justice fails to comply with Fast and Furious subpoenas. Fox News: New Fast and Furious report ignites controversy. The Hill: Issa threatens Holder with contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’. Politico: Darrell Issa threatens Eric Holder with contempt. Townhall.com: Democrats Fully Engaged in Fast and Furious Coverup. Examiner.com: Breaking news on the Fast and Furious scandal. Cronkite News: Report: Officials allowed ‘gun-walking’ for years in Arizona.
Feb. 1, 2012 – Fox News: Holder to testify at new ‘Fast and Furious’ hearing – Rep. Issa: Congress’ patience with the attorney general not infinite – Melson gave extensive testimony – including that he believes Justice is trying to blame ATF for their OP. Issa: Evidence shows Justice was involved. CBS News: Family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry sues U.S. government. Fox News: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M suit against ATF. Examner.com: Holder Wednesday: Between the rock and the hard place. Examiner.com: ‘Fatally Flawed’ report has some flaws of its own. Arizona Daily Star: Partisan swipes over Fast and Furious precede Holder’s testimony. KVOA.com: Agent Terry’s family claim to sue for $25 million. LA Times: Slain border agent’s family alleges lies over ATF gun program. CBS5AZ: Parents of slain border patrol agent sue DOJ. azcentral.com: Quayle wants ‘Fast & Furious’ special prosecutor. NY Post: A failed ‘Fast and Furious’ whitewash. Newsday: Family of slain border agent files $25M claim. The Washington Post: Justice official says congressional deadline for more Fast and Furious documents ‘impossible to meet’
Feb. 2, 2012 – Business Week: Gun Operation Documents Weren’t Provided, U.S. Lawmaker Says. Fox News: Holder: No One Disciplined for ‘Fast and Furious’ Yet. Fox News: Holder: No cover-up in ‘Fast and Furious,’ no effort to hide details of the operation. Fox News: GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious. Fox News: AG Holder, Republicans square off over documents. Townhall.com: Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ. C-Span: AG Holder Testifies in Third Hearing on “Fast and Furious”. Reuters: U.S. Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting. Washington Post: Issa tells AG that House panel will do what is necessary to get Justice Department documents. NPR: AG Holder, Republicans Square Off Over Documents. Hot Air.com: Holder to Issa: I’ll hold people accountable … for whistleblowing. Washington Times: Issa pushes Holder to produce documents or face contempt. Texas Insider: GOP Report: Justice Officials Were on Top of Fast and Furious. LA Times: House GOP threatens to hold Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious. CBS News: Holder: Fast and Furious “has become political”. The Daily Caller: Holder’s No. 2 in 2009: Gunwalking, Fast and Furious a ‘terrific idea’. Fox News: Holder: No cover-up in ‘Fast and Furious,’ no effort to hide details of the operation. Wall Street Journal: GOP Lawmakers Criticize Gun Probe. Big Government.com: Holder Hearings, Opening Salvo – Issa Goes For Jugular, Democrats Attempt Smoke Screen For Holder. AZ Capital Times: Justice, House GOP tangle over access to documents. Hot Air.com: Did DoJ approve “a different approach” to gunwalking in 2010? Red State: The Fast and Furious Cover Up. Examiner.com: ‘Gunwalking’ documents shared by Issa prior to Holder hearing cite DOJ failures. LA Times: Lawmakers investigating gun scheme may cite Holder for contempt. The Daily Caller (Video): Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign ‘the easy way,’ or be impeached ‘the hard way’. NY Times: Further Pressure on Holder Over Failed Gun Operation. KTAR: AG Holder, House Republicans clash over documents. The Washington Times: Holder faces wrath in Hill hearing – Contempt threat cited in gun probe. The Press Enterprise: CONGRESS: Sparks fly in Fast and Furious hearing. Cronkite News: House lawmakers accuse Holder of obstructing ‘Fast and Furious’ probe. Fox News (Opinion): The Department of Injustice. Middletown Press: Holder, House GOP panel face off over surrender of documents on ‘Fast and Furious’ program. The Washington Post: Attorney general, Republicans spar over ‘Fast and Furious’ at congressional hearing. The Washington Examiner (Editorial): Holder should walk the plank on ‘Fast and Furious’. Examiner.com: Holder didn’t know…but somebody did; the F&F ‘main justice’ problem. Investor’s Business Daily (Editorial): Groundhog Day: Holder Repeats Fast And Furious Lies. Salt lake City Tribune: House GOP threatens to hold A.G. Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious documents. Examiner.com: Emails May Reveal DOJ Foreknowledge Of Fast and Furious. msnbc.com: AG Holder, House Republicans clash over documents. msnbc.com: Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting
Feb. 3, 2012 – AUDIO (8 min.) – Roger Hedgecock interviews Rep. Trey Gowdy on yesterday’s Fast and Furious House Oversight hearing – Summary, and what’s next? philly.com: GOP presses Holder on gun probe. Newsroom America: Holder Denies DOJ Covered Up ‘Fast and Furious’ Operation. International Business Times: Fast and Furious ATF Scandal: Attorney General Holder Denies Knowledge of Gun Walking Program, States Firings, Charges Will Come. the fix: Fur Flies in Hearing on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” Campaign. Human Events: Slain Border Patrol Agent Terry’s mom calls Eric Holder a “joke” and a “coward politician”. Examiner.com: Murdered border cop’s mom blasts Holder; Others push for probe. The Weekly Standard: Slow and Infuriating
Feb. 4, 2012 – policymic: Fast and Furious: Attorney General Eric Holder Should Take Responsibility For Weapons Smuggling Op. gather.com: Disgusting Display by Attorney General Eric Holder. Fox News: DOJ withholding Fast and Furious information?
Feb. 5, 2012 – Press Release: DEMOCRAT BREAKS RANKS ON ‘FAST & FURIOUS’: CONGRESSMAN CALLS OUT ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ‘TROUBLING’ BEHAVIOR. Fox News: Fast and Furious: Holder in the hot seat. redandblack.com: Obama’s irresponsibility crosses border. Right Side News: Dump Holder. Sipsey Street Irregulars: Sipsey Street Exclusive: Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily an ATF scandal, although you are meant to think it is.
Feb. 6, 2012 – I just found a memo from Issa and Grassley to the majority members of the Oversight Committee. Here is one of the concluding paragraphs: “ATF blames Main Justice for encouraging Fast and Furious. The Justice Department blames ATF and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office for the use of misguided tactics. Those who were in a position at Main Justice to stop the program blame their staffs for not bringing issues regarding Fast and Furious to their attention. U.S. Attorney ’s Office personnel have either taken the Fifth Amendment and refuse d to discuss the issue with Congress , or have been estopped by the Justice Department from talking to Congress altogether. As the former ATF Acting Director testified in July 2011, it appears very clearly that the Department is circling the wagons to protect its political appointees.” Source: Gun Walking To Mexico Known Outside Of ATF – An ex-federal law enforcement agent says other agencies stopped gun shipments linked to Operation Fast & Furious. When they questioned it, they were told Arizona’s U.S. Attorney was aware of it. Big Government.com: Fast and Furious: Rep. Burton to Holder, ‘There Are Things You Don’t Want Us To See’. The Daily Caller: Former Tucson DEA head: Holder either knew of gun-walking, or was willfully unaware. Quotes: “I can only speak to the reporting, but people all the way up to the attorney general knew what was going on.” “Newell had a gun control agenda behind his actions with Fast and Furious and other operations. “Whenever Bill would make those [anti-gun rights] statements [with inflated gun trafficking statistics], everyone would roll their eyes and say, ‘when is someone going to call him on this?’” The Daily Caller: RNC chairman: Holder acting like he’s under an ‘air of indictment’.
Feb. 8, 2012 – The National Review: American Guns and Mexican Violence – By Sen. John Cornyn. Media Research Center: MRC Study: ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal. FrontPageMag.com: Eric Holder and Operation Stonewall.
Feb. 9, 2112 – Big Government: Fast and Furious – While Holder Makes excuses, Mexico is Making Arrests. examiner.com/Fox News: Where is Truth from DOJ? Sealed Wire Tap Applications in Operation Fast & Furious. examiner.com: Issa, Meehan, Grassley to Holder: Unseal Fast & Furious wiretap apps.
Feb. 10, 2012 – Godfather Politics: Holder Finally Speaks the Truth and Tells Congress Obama Goal to Ban Guns. Gun Rights Examiner: NBC News Ignores Gunwalker, Continues Anti-Gun Propaganda Agenda. Fox News: Former DEA chief says 3 other federal agencies knew about Operation Fast and Furious. Fox News: Is ‘Fast and Furious’ biggest cover-up since Watergate? Fox News: New questions about Justice’s account of ‘Fast and Furious’. lohud.com: House memo: Entire goal of Fast and Furious was a failure. ticklethewire.com: Ex-DEA Official Said Agents in Other Agencies Tried to Stop ATF’s Fast and Furious. CNN: Holder granted extra time to turn over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents. Tucson Citizen: House memo: Fast and Furious was a failure.
Feb. 11, 2012 – World Net Daily: Boehner sabotaging Fast and Furious probe? Big Government.com: Fast and Furious: Rep. Darrell Issa Blinks, No Contempt Charges for Holder. Hot Air.com: Sheriff Paul Babeu: Fast and Furious scandal is far from over Babeu: “Many of us, including me, feel that whoever made these decisions should be held criminally accountable because people have been murdered”. HotAir.com (video): Tina Korbe interviews Sheriff Paul Babeu (A must watch video! Babeu states that F&F was planned and executed in order to reduce gun rights.) Examiner.com: Ex DEA head: At least 3 other agencies knew about Fast and Furious.
Feb. 12, 2012 – The Greenville News: Answers needed about gun program.
Feb. 13, 2012 – Canada Free Press: Is Speaker Boehner making a deal with the Obama Administration to stop Fast & Furious? Investors Business Daily: Fast And Furious Gun Control Plot Was Widely Known. Examiner.com: Issa spokesperson denies Fast & Furious ‘sell-out’ rumor.
Feb. 14, 2012 – Big Government: Breaking Fast and Furious: Issa to Holder, We Want Documents Now, Contempt Charges Still on the Table. TPM: Issa Signals Contempt Proceedings Against Holder Over Fast And Furious. Newsmax: Rep. Issa to Holder: Quit Stonewalling on Fast and Furious. The Brownsville Herald: ICE agent’s parents look for answers.
Feb. 15, 2012 – Examiner.com: It’s been a year since ICE Agent Zapata was killed in Mexico -RIP. Brenham Banner-Press: Napolitano testifies in ‘Fast and Furious’ gun probe.
Feb. 16, 2012 – Human Events: Fast and Furious: Obama’s 2013 budget removes ban on gun-walking. Brenham Banner-Press: Napolitano testifies in ‘Fast and Furious’ gun probe.
Feb. 17, 2012 – Ammoland.com: Felipe Calderon & CNN Continue To Lie About Sources Of Drug Cartels Weapons.
Feb. 18, 2012 – American Thinker: Project Gunrunner Wasn’t Fast and Furious by Any Means (An excellent rebuttal of the “Bush did it too” lie.)
Feb. 21, 2012 – The Cypress Times: NAPOLITANO ‘HOPES’ ATF DID NOT MISLEAD DHS ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS . The Daily Caller: Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda. The Narcophere: US Troops May Now Be Coping with Fast and Furious Fallout.
Feb. 22, 2012 – Rep. McCaul Opens Investigation into DHS Partnership with ATF’s Operation Gunrunner (Local News Video) CBS News: Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation.
Examiner.com: CBS has new revelation in Zapata slaying, and Sen. Grassley is not happy.
Feb. 23, 2012 – KPHO-TV: Cash, guns and ammo seized in Casa Grande (Possible connection with Fast and Furious and a cartel “rip crew”.) Human Events: Fast and Furious: Walked ATF guns found at Zapata crime scene – A second American fatality in the Obama Administration’s gun-walking program is confirmed.
Feb. 24, 2012 – American Thinker: Janet Napolitano Claims Ignorance in Second Gun Link to ICE Agent’s Murder.
Feb. 27, 2012 – Examiner.com: BREAKING: Issa, Grassley push Holder for answers in Zapata slaying. CBS News: Congressional investigators fault ATF’s “irresponsible tactic” in ICE agent murder.
Feb. 28, 2012 – HS Today: Republicans Question Tactics in ATF Operation Linked to Murder of ICE Agent. ticklethewire.com: Atty. Gen. Holder Defends the Way he Handled ATF’s Fast and Furious. YouTube/oversightandreform/Fox News: AG Holder, the Failure of Fast & Furious is Your Responsibility. The Hill: Holder would have ‘modified’ Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation. Politico: Eric Holder on the Hill faces friendlier fire.
Feb. 29, 2012 – AZ Family.com (Video): New leader of ATF in Phoenix discusses ‘Fast and Furious’. MainJustice: Grassley, Issa Press Holder on Zapata Killing. HotAir.com: Holder: I’m the guy who stopped Fast & Furious. American Thinker: Gun Walking Caused Death of ICE Agent Zapata. BigGovernment.com: Fast and Furious: Another Straw-Purchaser, Another Federal Agent Dead (and Still Holder Won’t Comply).
Mar. 4, 2012 – The Washington Times: Grassley: Where’s report on ‘Fast and Furious’?
Mar. 5, 2012 – ticklethewire.com: ATF’s #2 Says Agency Mistakenly Used Drug Strategy in Operation Fast and Furious (Tom Brandon flat out ignores many firmly established facts to blame local Phoenix ATF for the entire scandal.)
Mar. 6, 2012 – Examiner.com: ATF trivializing Fast and Furious with Ziegler defense (David Codrea – one of the people who broke this story in the first place – completely refutes Tom Bradon’s attempt to blame the scandal on local Phoenix ATF. He demonstrates that the scandal is much. much wider involving many more agencies and reaching much higher in DOJ.) Family Security Matters: Holder Questioned About Agent Zapata Murder’s Link to Fast & Furious
Mar. 7, 2012 – The Daily Caller: Calls for Holder’s resignation heating back up as six more congressmen join the surge. Hot Air: It’s still on: Six more members of Congress call for Eric Holder’s resignation. Examiner.com: Fast and Furious: 100 Congressmen call for Holder resignation.
Mar. 8, 2012 – Salem-News: More than 100 Congressmen Demand AG Eric Holder’s Resignation.
March 9, 2012 – Big Government.com: Bachmann Pushes for ‘No Confidence’ Vote on Holder
March 10, 2012 – Houston Chronicle: Guns used in killing of ICE agent draw scrutiny (Reports that the firearm used to kill CE Agent Jaime Zapata was part of a lot of 10 purchased by a CONVICTED FELON who PASSED THE BACKGROUND CHECK. We know that in Fast and Furious ATF had the FBI “rig” the instant check system so people who would have otherwise have been rejected would pass it and be able to take delivery of the guns. Did the same thing happen here? If not, how did this man get past the check? This lends further support to the idea that an operation much like Fast and Furious was conducted in Texas.)
Mar. 11, 2012 – The Hill: Tea Party groups pressure GOP leaders to rev up Fast and Furious probe.
March 12, 2012 – The Daily Caller: ‘No comment’: Democrat refuses to support Holder amid resignation calls. Yahoo News/ The Daily Caller: Two more congressmen hit Holder for Fast and Furious, 120 now want resignation. Fox News: Tea Party turning up the heat on ‘Fast & Furious’. Mediaite.com: Tea Party Nation Founder Slams GOP Leaders For ‘Sitting There’ Instead Of Taking On Fast & Furious Scandal.
March 13, 2012 – Beaumont Enterprise: Gun used in murder of ICE agent bought at Beaumont pawn store (More evidence that there was a parallel operation to Fast and Furious in Texas.)
March 15, 2012 – Arizona Daily Star: Former Tucson DEA head says he was misinterpreted on Fast and Furious. Examiner.com: Veteran agent: Feinstein did not act on ATF abuse, corruption evidence (David Codrea, one of the bloggers who first broke this story over a year ago, reports that Sen. Feinstein was informed of major problems at ATF many months before the Fast and Furious story broke – but she did absolutely nothing.)
March 16, 2012 – Reuters: Legal U.S. Gun Sales Arm Mexican Cartels (Originally from FindLaw, this article points out that many guns sold to the Mexican police and Military wind up in the hands of the cartels.
March 17, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner: ATF Agents put careers on line to report management abuses. Examiner.com: Another F&F ‘doc dump’ as interest renewed in probe. Breitbart.com: Holder 1995: We Must ‘Brainwash’ People Against Guns (This is 100% Holder in his own words. He makes it clear that in his America, there is no place for private firearms ownership. If Holder were to make such statements about any religion, freedom of speech or freedom of the press he would be impeached for it. Note that “Brainwash” is a direct quote. This video makes the idea that AG Holder was behind Fast and Furious – in order to advance gun control – much more evident.)
March 18, 2012 – The Daily Caller: Holder in 1995: ‘Really brainwash people’ to be anti-gun
March 19, 2012 – Big Government: Holder’s Brainwashing Against Guns Foreshadowed Operation Fast and Furious. Imperial Valley Press: Gun-tracking operation caught top suspect, then let him go. Sacramento Bee: Gun-tracking operation caught top suspect, let him go. Human Events: Fast and Furious: Primary Target Arrested and Released in 2010 Subtitle: The flimsy rationale for this outrage is disintegrating. Hot Air: Holder in 1995: We have to “brainwash” people against guns. Examiner.com: Holder anti-gun video: Is this the ‘smoking gun’ of Fast & Furious? Boston Herald: Gun-tracking operation caught top suspect, let him go. UPI: Documents suggest ATF blunder. Fox News: New twist in Fast and Furious case – Documents: ATF released federal gun-running suspect. PJ Media: Why DOJ Released the Top Fast and Furious Suspect
March 20, 2012 – Investors Business Daily: Deadly ATF Fast And Furious Game Of Catch And Release. Washington Times: PICKET: Issa and Grassley demand answers from Holder on recent fast and furious developments.
March 22, 2012 – Townhall.com: Survey Results Show ATF Leadership Has an Honesty and Integrity Problem. Fox News: GOP lawmakers losing patience over ‘Fast & Furious’. Fox News: Agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest Fast and Furious suspect, documents show. The Bellingham Herald: Lead suspect in ‘Fast and Furious’ probe released more than once. My Fox Phoenix: Agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest Fast and Furious suspect, documents show. The Washington Times: Two House Dems call on DOJ IG to release Fast and Furious report before November elections.
March 24, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner: DOJ charges release of ‘Gunwalker’ reports impedes investigations. Fox News: Operation Fast and Furious investigation escalates as ATF, FBI disconnect revealed. My Fox Boston: Operation Fast and Furious investigation escalates, Justice Department faulted for leaked documents.
March 26, 2012 – Newsmax: Internal ATF Survey Shows Own Workers Don’t Trust Agency. Fox News: Internal memo shows ATF rank and file don’t trust the brass. Main Justice: DOJ “Deeply Disturbed” by Leaker Fast and Furious Information.
March 27, 2012 – Main Justice: Survey: ATF Rank and File Critical of Management. AllGov: ATF Employees Give Low Scores to Leadership.
March 28, 2012 – Politico: Slain agent’s family ‘sickened’ by info. New American: “Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI. Chicago Tribune: Family of slain agent ‘sickened’ feds didn’t share information. Gun Rights Examiner: DOJ charges release of ‘Gunwalker’ reports impedes investigations. Fox News: Lawmakers push to interview ex-White House aide in ‘Fast and Furious’.
March 29, 2012 – Fox News: Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed into Mexico. Examiner.com: The ‘O’Reilly Factor’: Issa, Grassley want to quiz ex-WH staffer on F&F. Fox News: Family demands to know if weapons used to kill ICE agent could have been seized before they crossed into Mexico. Main Justice: White House Counsel Reviewing Fast and Furious Request. Fox News: Issa: Why Is White House Ordering Former Aide To Not Speak To Oversight On Fast & Furious?
March 30, 2012 – Examiner.com: Issa: ‘We want to play fair’…but. ABC15: New pics of Arizona gun connected to Fast and Furious. Examiner.com: Issa: ‘We want to play fair’…but ABC15: New pics of Arizona gun connected to Fast and Furious.
April 1, 2012 – The Tucson Citizen: Fast and Furious never connected the dots
April 3, 2012 – The Texas Tribune: Trade Group Aids Texas Gun Seller’s Suit Against Feds
April 4, 2012 – Washington Post: Holder expects to be interviewed by Justice Department on gun trafficking probe.
April 5, 2012 – America’s Quarterly: Eric Holder Expects to be Interviewed in Fast and Furious Investigation. ‘Straw buyers’ plead guilty to dealing guns – One bought guns found where agent was killed. World Net Daily: Mr. Obama, tear down that wall! – Jeff Knox won’t let White House get away with Fast & Furious smokescreen – Kevin O’Reilly wants to testify before the House Committee, President Obama refuses.
April 6, 2012 – TriValley Central: Fast and furious: Man pleads guilty to gun charge related to ATF probe. The Daily Caller: Issa, Grassley hammer White House for stonewalling on ‘Fast and Furious’ witness. The Daily Caller: Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify. Examiner.com: White House thumbs nose at Grassley, Issa over F&F request.
April 7, 2012 – Gulf Times: Guilty plea in botched sting case.
April 9, 2012 – American Thinker: White House Won’t Let Rep. Issa Question Key Staffer About Fast and Furious.
April 10, 2012 – The Blaze: The Blaze Magazine EXCLUSIVE: Fast and Furious — ‘Bloody Scandal’. Fox News: WH stonewalling in ‘Fast & Furious’ probe? – Republicans accuse administration of blocking key witness.
April 12, 2012 – WLTX: Trey Gowdy: Hold Administration Accountable for Fast and Furious.
April 13, 2012 – Human Events: Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony.
April 14, 2012 – Fox News: Main suspect in Operation Fast and Furious arrested twice before, report shows. Examiner.com: ‘Gunwalker’ suspect arrested for cocaine month before ATF released him. Katie Pavlich’s book “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up”is released to the public. Pavlich has been working on Fast and Furious from almost the beginning and her book may be devastating to the administration. YouTube: Issa addresses NRA convention, promises action on Fast and Furious. Huntington News: BOOK REVIEW: ‘Fast and Furious’: Obama, Holder Can Run But They Can’t Hide This Bone-Headed Operation — Or Can They?
April 15, 2012 – National Gun Rights Examiner: No Charges Filed in Fast and Furious in suspect’s drug and gun bust. KTAR: Key ATF agents in gun case blame prosecutors. The Daily Caller: Rep. Justin Amash demands Eric Holder’s resignation over ‘Fast and Furious’.
April 16, 2012 – AZ Capital Times: Key ATF agents in Fast and Furious case blame prosecutors. Big Journalism: Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious. Greenville Online: Gowdy: Hold administration accountable for botched gun sting. ticklethewire: ATF Supervisors Blame Prosecutors in Fast and Furious. Tri-state online: Federal agents blame prosecutors for bungling Fast and Furious operation. Townhall.com: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal. My Fox Pheonix: Key ATF Agents in Gun Case Blame Prosecutors. Examiner.com: Issa promises NRA that F&F investigation will hold DoJ officials accountable. Examiner.com: ATF agents continue to shirk blame for Fast and Furious. WKZO: Two more plead guilty in bungled gun-running sting. Fox News: Political ramifications of ‘Fast and Furious’ – Will the ATF gunwalking scandal hurt President Obama’s re-election chances? The Blaze: ‘Real News’ Panelist: Obama Has Been Anti-Second Amendment for Decades. The Daily Caller: Rep. Neugebauer joins calls for Holder’s resignation – 125 Congress Members now are calling for Holder’s resignation. Michelle Malkin: Katie Pavlich exposes “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up”.
April 17, 2012 – Fox News: Book shines light on unanswered ‘Fast & Furious’ questions – Botched operation or cover-up? IVN: Rep. Justin Amash Calls for Eric Holder’s Resignation Over ‘Fast and Furious’. The Patriot Post – David Limbaugh: Katie Pavlich’s ‘Fast and Furious’. The Washington Examiner: Katie Pavlich’s ‘Fast and Furious’. Townhall.com: Press and Praise for Katie Pavlich’s Fast and Furious Book. LiveLeak: Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious. Human Events: Katie Pavlich’s ‘Fast and Furious’.
April 18, 2012 – Ted Cruz, who is running for a TX Senate seat, releases a 90 second ad on Fast and Furious. This is an great example of how F&F will be used against Obama in the coming presidential race. US Open Borders: Another Congressman Calls For Eric Holder’s Resignation Over Fast And Furious. CNS News: Obama’s Economic ‘Stimulus’ Gave $10 Million to ATF Project Gunrunner. Examiner.com: Issa says he is moving forward with contempt charges against Holder. The Washington Times: PICKET: Issa expects movement on Holder contempt charge within ‘weeks’.
April 19, 2012 – Examiner.com: ‘Gunwalker’ suspect gave ATF and border authorities plenty of clues amidst lies. PJ Media: Main Fast and Furious Target Was Arrested Three Times Before Agent Terry’s Murder. April 27, 2012 – KENS5: ATF: Two-thirds of guns recovered in Mexico from U.S. (Significantly this report includes some of the facts that refute ATF’s bogus numbers.) TPM Muckraker: It Wasn’t Just The Government Giving Guns To Mexican Drug Cartels This article also includes comments critical of ATF’s figures. Quote: “The key to this data is that most of these guns can’t be traced to U.S. gun dealers. And, some of those would actually trace back to the United States because of the federal government’s own gunwalking scandal. “We also have to remember that the only guns Mexico is going to submit for tracing are guns they know are from the United States, which clearly paints an incomplete picture of the firearms found in the Mexico,” Grassley said.” UPI: House GOP wants to hold Holder in contempt. Fox News: Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious. Boston Herald: Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious. CBS News: Lawmakers move toward citing Holder for contempt. CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious.April 21, 2012 – American Thinker: In Interviews, Author Doesn’t Credit Reporters Who Broke Fast and Furious (Pavlich Responds). CBS News: ATF’s mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress.
April 20, 2012 – Big Government.com: ‘Fast and Furious’ Exposes White House Anti-Gun Agenda, Coverup. April 20, 2012 – Townhall.com: Issa: Contempt Charges on Their Way for Eric Holder. thedove.us: Katie Pavlich on ‘Fast and Furious’ – theDove.us. NRA News: Katie Pavlich on Her New Book About Fast and Furious. H&H Shooting Sports: Bill Clinton Advises President Obama on Gun Control: ‘Don’t Bother’. Big Journalism: Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: DOJ Refers Reporter to Media Matters, Source Claims.
April 21, 2012 – American Thinker: In Interviews, Author Doesn’t Credit Reporters Who Broke Fast and Furious (Pavlich Responds). CBS News: ATF’s mysterious grenade smuggler case: new photos, documents turned over to Congress.
April 25, 2012 – Fox News: Justice official leaving for law school post after criticism over ‘Fast and Furious’ claim. The Daily Caller: High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Islands bribery scandals. David Codrea at Examiner.com: ‘Blood on their hands’ seeks to document truth about Fast and Furious.
April 26, 2012 – The Daily Caller: Obama admin. let grenades walk in Fast and Furious, documents show.
April 27, 2012 – KENS5: ATF: Two-thirds of guns recovered in Mexico from U.S. (Significantly this report includes some of the facts that refute ATF’s bogus numbers.) TPM Muckraker: It Wasn’t Just The Government Giving Guns To Mexican Drug Cartels This article also includes comments critical of ATF’s figures. Quote: “The key to this data is that most of these guns can’t be traced to U.S. gun dealers. And, some of those would actually trace back to the United States because of the federal government’s own gunwalking scandal. “We also have to remember that the only guns Mexico is going to submit for tracing are guns they know are from the United States, which clearly paints an incomplete picture of the firearms found in the Mexico,” Grassley said.” UPI: House GOP wants to hold Holder in contempt. Fox News: Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious. Boston Herald: Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious. CBS News: Lawmakers move toward citing Holder for contempt. CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Republicans prepare contempt citation against Eric Holder over Fast and Furious. TownHall.com: ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico. Republicans seek to hold attorney general in contempt over Fast and Furious – House GOP leaders draft a citation accusing Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department of hindering their inquiry into the ATF gun-tracking operation. CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Government’s answer to “Fast and Furious” records requests: Blank pages. Breitbart.com: MMfA’s Response to ‘Fast and Furious’ Plays Fast and Loose with Facts. myFOXdfw: House Republicans plan to hold Holder in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’.
April 28, 2012 – Latin American Herald Tribune: Holder May Face Contempt Citation in Fast and Furious. USA Election News: Contempt Case against Eric Holder: Demand of Republicans. Newsroom America: Republicans Preparing Contempt Charge Against Holder Over ‘Fast and Furious’. The Moral Liberal: Republicans Preparing Contempt Charge Against Holder.
April 30, 2012 – Fox News: What happens if Congress finds Attorney General Holder in contempt in the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal? Fox News: WH hiding ‘Fast and Furious’ facts from the public? – House oversight committee chair prepared to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt. Fox News: Will Holder be held in contempt? – House committee member Rep. Joe Walsh weighs in on the case congress has to hold the Attorney General in contempt.
May 1, 2012 – Fox News: Obama’s Justice Department ‘more partisan than ever’? – New allegations from House Republicans against Attorney General Holder. Hispanically Speaking News: Guns in Murder of Mexican Lawyer Traced Back to U.S. Operation Fast & Furious. Las Cruces Sun News: Report: Guns used in Mexico for lawyer’s murder traced to ATF operation. El Paso Times: Report: Guns used in Mexico lawyer’s murder traced to Operation Fast and Furious.
May 2, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner – David Codrea: Gunwalker documentary producer introduces project to national radio audience.
May 3, 2012 – Gun Rights Examiner – David Codrea: Origins of Fast and Furious Story Important to get right. CBS News: House GOP to distribute draft contempt citation against Eric Holder over “gunwalking”. Fox News: House Republicans draft contempt citation for Holder. Fox News: New ‘Fast and Furious’ docs outline case for contempt. ABC15.com: Republican leaders start Contempt of Congress process for Attorney General. Human Events: Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress citation takes shape. Wall Street Journal: Draft Resolution in House Accuses Holder of Contempt. The Washington Times: Issa issues draft of resolution of contempt against Holder over ‘Fast and Furious’. Newsmax: House Drafts Contempt Citation Against Holder Over Fast and Furious. Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch: Rep. Trey Gowdy Statement on AG Eric Holder. Roll Call: Darrell Issa Threatens to Find Eric Holder in Contempt Over ‘Fast and Furious’. The Hill: Rep. Issa circulates contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder. Big Government.com: Enough Already: Contempt Process Begins Against Holder on Fast and Furious. CBS DC: Republicans On Oversight Panel Taking First Steps To Cite Holder With Contempt. Direct Link to Oversight Committee Report. Washington Post: Lawmaker circulates proposal to hold attorney general in contempt of Congress. Prescott News: Congressman Gosar Says Now Is the Time for Contempt. Washington Times: Contempt resolution drafted on Holder – Issa condemns Fast and Furious. AFP: House draft accused Holder of contempt over Mexico arms. Fox News: Inside the contempt case against Holder.
May 4, 2012 – KHAS TV: Gun Owners of America speak out on gun running operation. WLS AM: Rep. Darrell Issa threatens AG Eric Holder with contempt of Congress. AllGov: Obama Considers Making it Easier to Sell Firearms Abroad. American Thinker: Game on, Mr. Holder: Fast and Furious Isn’t Going Away. theindependent.com: Stenberg criticizes Obama administration on gun rights. The Daily Caller: Legislative Lowdown: Will Holder be held in contempt?.
May 5, 2012 – The Daily Caller: Few actions, minimal compliance from Holder on Fast and Furious subpoena.
May 6, 2012 – National Review Online: Too Fast and Too Furious? Canada Free Press: Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate? The Daily Caller: Anti-gun group downplays ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ death toll. LubbockOnline: Will Eric Holder End Up in Jail?
May 7, 2012 – Right Side News: Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate? Big Hollywood: BH Interview: Filmmaker Mike McNulty on Giving Voters the Fast and Furious Facts. NBCDWF: Gun Left Texas Four Months Before Agent’s Killing: Prosecutor.
May 8, 2012 – David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner: Issa sends Justice Dept. contempt draft to supportive Democrats. Breitbart’s Big Hollywood: BH Interview: Filmmaker Mike McNulty on Giving Voters the Fast and Furious Facts. The Oaklahoman: Fast and Furious agency to get funding increase. Washington Examiner: Fast and Furious agency to get funding increase. Fox News: Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents. Fox News: Democratic lawmaker affirms support of subpoena for Holder on Fast and Furious.
May 9, 2012 – The Hill: House to Eric Holder:Stop Lying to Us. NewsMax: Democrats’ Support for Holder Collapsing. ticklethewire.com: Republican Lawmakers Want to Defund Program Requiring Rifle Reporting in Border States. ticklethewire.com: Senate Passes Bill to Rename Border Station After Slain Agent Brian Terry. Fox News: GOP House now wants to cut Justice payroll in gun documents fight. Fox News: Rep. Issa presses Holder for Fast and Furious documents. Fox News: Congress puts ‘Fast and Furious’ squeeze on Justice Dept.
May 10, 2012 – Fox News: Obama threatens to veto DOJ budget because it blocks Fast and Furious gun control law. Great Falls Tribune: U.S. House passes bill with Rehberg’s gun provision despite veto threat.
May 11, 2012 – Red State.com: Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up (Book Review). Edmonton Sun: Obama threatens veto to keep long-gun registry. CBS News: Issa to Holder: Waiting for “Fast and Furious” docs like waiting for Godot.
May 14, 2012 – Business Insider: Rep. Darrell Issa To Holder: ‘Fast and Furious’ Will Be Your Legacy. Roll Call: Darrell Issa Keeps Pursuing Contempt. Fox News: Hold-up on contempt for Holder? – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa gives the latest on possible contempt citation for attorney general over ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal. Fox News: Republicans challenge Democrats to stand up to Eric Holder. Wall Street Journal: Justice Rejects Lawmakers’ Complaints on Probe of ‘Fast and Furious’.
May 15, 2012 – Politico: Justice Department to Darrell Issa: Contempt ‘unwarranted’.
May 16, 2012 – American Thinker: Lacking Courage, Politicians Not Moving on Fast and Furious Scandal. Main Justice: Cole: Contempt Proceeding “Unwarranted” in Fast and Furious Inquiry. The New American: Film Exposing Fast and Furious Gun Scandal in the Works
May 17, 2012 – World Net Daily: Eric Holder to face contempt charges? – Jeff Knox describes effort to finally bring Fast & Furious to light
May 18, 2012 – Roll Call: Freshman Republicans Push Leaders for Contempt Resolution on Eric Holder. Daily Caller: Van Jones rips Holder over Operation Fast and Furious: ‘We just don’t value all life the same’. Roll Call: Quayle: ‘Too Little, Too Late’ From GOP Leaders on ‘Fast and Furious’. Main Justice: House Republican Leaders Step Back from Holder Contempt Citation – House Leadership Pressures Holder to Comply. The Washington Times: House GOP leaders order Holder to cooperate on gun-running probe – Demand aid in investigation of Fast & Furious program. The Hill: GOP leaders join Issa in pressuring Holder on Fast and Furious. Politico: John Boehner adds to pressure on Eric Holder. Washington Post: Boehner: All options on table in probe of gun-running operation, Holder’s cooperation. TPM LiveWire: Boehner To DOJ: Don’t Obstruct Fast And Furious Probe. ABC News: John Boehner: All Options on Table for ‘Fast and Furious’ Investigation. ABC15: Republicans continue pressing to hold AG in Contempt of Congress. Huffington Post: John Boehner: In Operation ‘Fast And Furious’ Investigation, ‘All Options Are On The Table’ http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120520/OPINION/120520008.
May 22, 2012 – Newsmax: Murder Trial Tied to Fast and Furious Postponed. CBS News: Homeland Security IG Investigates Fast and Furious. Main Justice: Contempt Deadline Set, But Votes Not A Lock. Politico: GOP closer to holding Eric Holder in contempt.
May 31 2012 – The Hill: Mexican Official: Fast and Furious ‘poisoned’ public opinion of US.
June 5, 2012 – Fox News: Is Fast & Furious investigation fizzling? Human Events: Fast and Furious: Wiretap documents confirm senior Justice officials knew about “gun walking”. CBS News: Fast and Furious wiretap information obtained by Congress. Big Government.com: Issa: Fast & Furious Wiretap Applications Reveal Senior DOJ Involvement. Main Justice: Issa; Wiretap Documents Show Top DOJ Staff Knew of Gunwalking Tactics. Fox News: Issa: Wiretaps show ‘immense detail’ about questionable Fast & Furious tactics. Politico: Darrell Issa, Dems brawl over [redacted]. Beaufort Observer: More damning evidence against Eric Holder and top DOJ officials.
June 6, 2012 – The Daily Caller: Ahead of Fast and Furious hearing, Issa tells Holder ‘lead or resign’. Fox News: Wiretaps a smoking gun in Fast & Furious case? Fox News: Issa: Wiretap docs show DOJ knew of gun-walking tactics. Fox News: ‘Fast and Furious’ heat on Obama administration.
June 7, 2012 – The Blaze: Katie Pavlich Joins ‘Real News From The Blaze’ to Discuss the Latest on Fast and Furious. The Daily Caller: Holder ducks questions on who highest-ranking official with Fast and Furious knowledge was. Townhall.com: Mexican Families to Sue ATF Over Fast and Furious. Examiner.com: Mexican attorney prepares civil lawsuit on Fast and Furious. The Washington Times: PICKET: (VIDEO) Issa to Holder – ‘You are not a good witness’. AZ Capital Times (AP): Sentencing reset for Fast and Furious suspect. Fox News: Fast & Furious amnesia hits Attorney General Eric Holder during House testimony. TPMMuckraker: Issa Complains Holder Is ‘Not A Good Witness’ (VIDEO). TRNS: AG Holder Takes Heat Over Fast And Furious. The Washington Times: Holder concedes ‘inappropriate tactics,’ but mum on ‘Fast and Furious’ blame. Human Events: Fast and Furious: Eric Holder’s bizarre House Judiciary testimony. TMPMuckraker: Fast And Furious: Issa Claims He Never Requested Sealed Wiretaps. UPI: Holder accused of ‘stonewalling’. CNN: Holder rejects GOP assertions on Fast and Furious at House hearing. Fox News: Boehner: ‘No conversation’ between GOP House and Holder on Fast and Furious. Fox News: Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious. YouTube\oversightandreform: Issa to AG Holder: Who Is Responsible for Operation Fast & Furious? YouTube\oversightandreform: Chaffetz: Will AG Holder Explain His ‘Reasonable’ Conclusion From New Fast & Furious Docs? YouTube\oversightandreform: Rep. Poe to Holder: How Many Mexican People Have Been Killed From Fast & Furious Gun Trafficking? YouTube\oversightandreform: Goodlatte to Holder: What are Consequences for Senior DOJ Officials Who Knew Abt Fast & Furious? YouTube\oversightandreform: Gowdy to Holder: U.S. Attorney General Should Not Be Guided By Politics. Investors Business Daily: House Furious With Holder. KBOI: Fast & Furious: Issa Says AG Holder Is ‘Not a Good Witness’. Neon Tommy/USC Anenberg: Congress Grills Holder On “Fast And Furious”. Holder Testifies on Fast & Furious: Jay Sekulow Live Web Player Download Link
June 8, 2012 – Law Enforcement Examiner: Lawmakers express concern with Holder leadership following testimony. The Washington Times: PICKET: Issa targets July 4 deadline for contempt decision on Holder. Houston Chronicle: Holder takes heat on voter ID, gun operation. One News Now: Gun advocate: AG Holder has ‘great deal to hide’. The American Center For Law and Justice (ACLJ) devoted two days of their radio program exclusively to the recent hearings and the aftermath. Note that as with every other link, this is not an endorsement of every position this organization holds – however I am glad for any group that calls attention to this scandal: Holder Stonewalls Congressional Investigation over Fast & Furious: Web Player Download Link. Fox News: Rep. Gowdy on ‘Fast & Furious’ hearing. Fox News: Is Attorney General Holder lying to Congress?
June 9, 2012 – Dallas Morning News: Editorial: Holder continues to stonewall on Fast and Furious. Akron Bracon Journal: Holder Making Congress Furious Fast
June 10, 2012 – Fox News: Is Eric Holder stonewalling? Examiner.com: ATF whistleblower site members not buying Holder’s ‘Fast and Furious’ testimony
June 11, 2012 – CBS News: House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder. Fox News: Rep. Issa on heated Fast and Furious hearing. Fox News: House oversight committee schedules contempt vote for Holder. House panel to take up contempt measure against Holder. ABC News: Holder May Be Slapped In Gunwalking Scandal. National Review Online: Holder in Contempt? House Committee Will Vote Next Week. KETK: House panel to take up contempt measure against Holder. Wall Street Journal: House GOP Plans First Vote on Holding Eric Holder in Contempt. New York Post: House committee schedules contempt vote for Holder. WTSP: House committee schedules contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. The Hill: House panel sets up contempt vote for Holder next week. Newsroom America: House to Hold Contempt Vote Against AG Holder: Report. TPM: DOJ: Issa’s Pursuit Of Contempt Against Holder Fits ‘Tired Political Playbook’. The Hill: Issa threatens AG Holder with contempt; DOJ calls it ‘political’. ticklethewire: Political Bickering Heats Up Over Contempt Vote for Atty. Gen. Eric Holder. Investors Business Daily: Eric Holder Shows Nothing But Contempt For The Truth In Fast And Furious Scandal. KETK: House panel to take up contempt measure against Holder. Catholic Online: Contempt vote against Attorney General Holder pending. 2012 – Dallas Morning News: Holder pushes House GOP closer to contempt citation. TPM: Top DOJ Official Calls Issa’s Contempt Hearing ‘Premature’. Reason: Will “Fast & Furious” Lead to Contempt Charges for Attorney General Holder? ABC15.com: Failed Fast and Furious operation prompts contempt vote on AG. KBOI: Holder May Be Slapped In Gunwalking Scandal. Fox News: Push for contempt of Congress resolution for Eric Holder. ABC News: Holder May Be Slapped In Gunwalking Scandal. LA Times: Panel sets vote on whether Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress. MSNBC: Parents of slain border agent seek $25 million from Fast and Furious agency.
June 12, 2012 – Fox News: Senator calls for Holder’s resignation amid challenges over leak probe, Fast and Furious. Fox News: Holder Facing Questions on ‘Fast & Furious’. Fox News: Calls for Eric Holder’s resignation intensify. Examiner.com: Senior Justice staff were aware of gun-walking: Documents. Roll Call: GOP Smells Blood, Bores In on Eric Holder. Main Justice: Holder: Fast and Furious has become ‘Political Gamesmanship’. Boston Herald: House panel to vote on contempt citation against Holder in Fast and Furious case. Missourinet: GOP Senate Candidates talk Holder, ‘Fast & Furious’ (AUDIO). TPM Muckraker: Fox News Fevered Over Seeing Holder Held In Contempt. The Hill: Cornyn: Holder should resign in wake of Fast and Furious probe. Fox News: Fact Check: Cornyn accuses Holder of misleading Congress. Fox News (Op Ed): Attorney General Eric Holder should resign. UPI: Holder: No intention to resign. KSEE: Senate Grills U.S. Attorney General Over Operation ‘Fast & Furious’. ABC/Yahoo: Cornyn Calls On Holder To Resign Over Fast & Furious. The Washington Times: PICKET: Cornyn – ‘too late’ for compromises with Holder. Huffington Post: Eric Holder Seeks Deal On Fast And Furious Docs To Avoid Contempt Charge. CNN: Letters to the President #1240: ‘Holder holding on’. ABC News: Cornyn Calls On Holder To Resign Over Fast & Furious.
June 13, 2012 – Fox News: Republicans open door to negotiating with Holder over contempt push. National Review Online: Botching Fast and Furious. National Review: NBC Discovers Fast and Furious. KMAS: Cornyn Calls on Holder to Resign Over Fast and Furious. United Liberty: House Committee to vote on contempt measure against Eric Holder. American Future Fund PAC posts an ad on YouTube that attacks Pres. Obama on Fast and Furious. They will undoubtedly be running this on other outlets. Examiner.com: The Fast and Furious Scandal. Examiner.com: Democrats spout big lie about Fast and Furious snafu, say cops – Fast and Furious is not an extension of Wide Receiver. The Hill: Issa to Holder: Give me ‘serious proposal’ and I’ll drop contempt vote. Fox News: NBC swallows pride and a lot of crow to report on Fast and Furious scandal. Washington Times: Holder aide who erred on Fast and Furious leaves Justice Department – Assistant attorney general becomes law school dean.
June 14, 2012 – New York Post: Holder’s choice – Is Attorney General Eric Holder going to be held in contempt of Congress? – That’s up to him — but it sure seems so. ABC News: Against Attorney General Eric Holder, GOP Is Fast and Furious. Main Justice: Holder Offers More Fast and Furious Documents, Proposes Meeting With Issa. Fox News: House Dems mount Holder defense as Republicans pursue contempt vote. Fox News: Holder agrees to give Issa internal emails on Fast and Furious, offers to meet. Catholic Online: Senator calls upon Eric Holder to resign over ‘Fast and Furious’. Bandera County Courier: US AG faces contempt & calls for resignation. World Net Daily: Holder aide on ‘Fast and Furious’ leaves Justice – The senior Justice Department official who sent a letter to a Republican senator falsely claiming that the department did not allow guns to be “walked” to drug smugglers in Mexico during the Fast and Furious investigation left the department Wednesday to become dean of the Baltimore School of Law. Roger Hedgecock: Holder aide in Gunwalker flap leaves.
June 15, 2012 – David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner: Blogger Vanderboegh reports murdered ICE agent investigating Fast & Furious. Fox News: The case against Eric Holder. David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner: Blogger Vanderboegh reports murdered ICE agent investigating Fast & Furious. The Cutting Edge/Washington Times: Grassley to Holder: Prove Claim about Bush-Era Gun Probe. Main Justice: Grassley to Holder: Prove Mukasey Knew of Gun Walking Tactics. Fox News: Issa willing to postpone contempt vote against AG. Examiner.com: Damaging new evidence contradicts government agencies in Fast and Furious murder. Yahoo Opinion: Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s GOP Enablers. Yahoo/Daily Beast: Holder Hangs On. CBS News: Rep. Darrell Issa willing to postpone House contempt vote against AG Eric Holder. Fox News: Fast and Furious Media Bias. Fox News: Holder agrees to make ‘extraordinary accommodation’ to GOP. Fox News: Did Eric Holder lie to Congress about Fast & Furious?.
June 17, 2012 – Fox News: Eric Holder’s latest Fast and Furious problem.
June 18, 2012 – The Cutting Edge: Border Patrol Officers (Union) calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder. TPM: Fast And Furious: Holder Asks Issa To Meet Tuesday To Avoid ‘Unnecessary’ Contempt Vote. Politico: ATF sued for Fast and Furious docs. Marketwire: Judicial Watch Sues ATF for Fast and Furious Records Detailing Communications Between ATF and Obama White House Official. Main Justice: Fast and Furious Whistleblower Disappointed with Congressional Investigation. Townhall.com: Judical Watch Sues for Info About Fast and Furious Connection to White House. Examiner.com: ATF whistleblower speaks as contempt vote looms. Fox News: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Fast and Furious’ whistleblower says he’s ‘disappointed’ one year later. Yuma Sun: Fast and Furious a program that went south. Mediaite: ‘Fast & Furious’ Whistleblower Tells Fox News ‘Nobody Has Asked My Political Affiliation’ Through All This. ticklethewire.com: ATF Whistleblower Expresses Disappointment With Probe. TPM: Fast And Furious: Issa Says He’ll Postpone Contempt Vote If Holder Provides Documents. Fox News (video): ATF Whistleblower Speaks Out. The Hill: Holder agrees to meet with Issa on Tuesday. Roll Call: Issa Opens Secret Wiretap Applications to Member Review. The Washington Times: Border Patrol group calls for Holder’s resignation. Fox News: Jay Sekulow Talks to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly About Fast and Furious. ABC15.com: Meeting will delay vote AG’s contempt of Congress. The Hill: Holder to meet Issa before vote.
June 19, 2012 – AZ Daily Star: Border Patrol union: AG must resign – Holder’s refusal to release emails in Fast, Furious queries cited. The Pueblo Chieftain: Mr. Holder’s stall. Examiner.com: Clock ticking toward showdown over Fast & Furious. Fox News: Will Congress postpone contempt vote against Eric Holder? NewsMax: Issa Headed for 5 p.m. Contempt Showdown With Holder. MainJustice: Holder, Issa Schedule Fast and Furious Meeting at 11th Hour. Fox News: Attorney general, GOP lawmakers set critical meeting. TPMMuckraker: Fast And Furious: Issa Says Holder Contempt Vote Still On. Wall Street Journal: Sides Dig In Over Gun Documents. LA Times: Negotiations break down between Holder, Issa over Fast and Furious. The Hill: Issa ‘disappointed,’ says Holder contempt vote will move forward. Fox News: Clash continues over Fast and Furious investigation. Fox News: Issa: Holder didn’t produce Fast & Furious documents in Capitol Hill meeting. CBS News: Issa: Holder contempt vote to move forward, for now. ABC15.com: Holder contempt vote could occur this week. The Washington Times: Capitol Hill meeting fails, Holder faces contempt of Congress charge. The Chicago Tribune: Negotiations break down between Holder, Issa over Fast and Furious. St Augustine Tribune: House set to vote Wednesday on holding attorney general in contempt. Washington Post: No resolution in ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal; Eric Holder contempt vote still scheduled for Wednesday . Fox News: House panel backs contempt for Holder, Issa says floor vote can still be avoided. CBS News: House panel finds Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
June 20, 2012 – CNN: House panel recommends Holder contempt citation. ABC News: Committee Votes Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress After Obama Asserts Executive Privilege. The Washington Times: House committee votes to hold Holder in contempt. The Daily Caller: Issa’s committee passes contempt resolution for Holder over Fast and Furious. The Salt Lake Tribune: Holder cited for contempt by U.S. House panel. Washington Post: House panel vote holds Holder in contempt. NBC News: House Republicans vote to cite Holder for contempt in ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal. Bloomberg Businessweek: Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Gun Probe. Wall Street Journal: House Panel Votes To Hold Holder in Contempt. Christian Science Monitor: On Fast and Furious, Obama invokes ‘executive privilege.’ What’s that? The Daily Caller: Issa’s committee passes contempt resolution for Holder over Fast and Furious. Deseret News: Claiming executive privilege may pull President Obama into Fast and Furious gunwalking probe. AZ Daily Star: Holder held in contempt over ‘Fast and Furious’ documents. USA Today: Obama claims executive privilege; Holder held in contempt. TPM: Oversight Committee Holds Attorney General Eric Holder In Contempt Over Fast And Furious Docs. LA Times: Holder found in contempt of Congress by House Oversight Committee. TownHall.com, Katie Pavlich: Obama’s MurderGate: Fast and Furious Investigation to Continue Regardless of Contempt Vote. Fox News: President Obama, Attorney General Holder and executive privilege. Fox News: Obama invokes executive privilege on Fast and Furious. Fox News: Pres. Obama guilty of executive privilege hypocrisy? Fox News: Eric Holder obstructing justice? Fox News: ‘Privilege’ doesn’t stop Issa’s contempt charges for Holder. Fox News: The case against Eric Holder. CNN: Executive privilege: A rocky legal and political road in U.S. history. CNN: House panel recommends Holder contempt citation. CBS News: House panel finds Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. CBS News: What is “Fast and Furious?” ABC News: Committee Votes Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress After Obama Asserts Executive Privilege (ABC is really trying to catch up on this – about 3/4 of the way through the video they play Holder telling Issa’s committee that, “we won’t be relying on any kind of privilege”.) PBS Newshour: House Committee Votes to Charge Attorney General with Contempt. NBC News: NBC Nightly News– I don’t know how long this link will be good, but the report is anything but sympathetic to Obama and Holder. Watergate is mentioned. NBC News: NBC Nightly News – I don’t know how long this link will be good, but the report is anything but sympathetic to Obama and Holder. Watergate is mentioned.
June 21, 2012 – Fox News: GOP lawmakers baffled by Obama’s use of executive privilege. Fox News: White House, attorney general set for Congress showdown. Fox News: Will executive privilege order play into general election? Examiner.com: Fast and Furious rhetoric insensitive to whistleblowers and victims. Chicago Sun-Times: Obama’s stalling on Fast and Furious files hints at secrets. The Blaze: F&F: WH press secretary can‘t remember slain border agent’s name. The Atlantic: Eric Holder, Contempt of Congress, and Fast and Furious: What You Need to Know. The Daily Caller: Grassley shoots back at Jay Carney on Fast and Furious: His comments are ‘hogwash’. ABC News: White House denies Fast and Furious ‘cover up’, Obama has ‘full confidence’ in Holder. MSNBC: Operation Fast and Furious: All your questions answered. United Liberty: Fast And Furious: Isn’t the ATF just the Government’s Appendix?
June 22, 2012 – Freedom Outpost: The Difference Between Wide Receiver & Fast and Furious. CBS News: W.H.: Ex-staffer can’t be questioned on Fast and Furious. Washington Post: Does executive privilege outweigh Congress’s right to disclosure on Fast and Furious? TPM: Jon Stewart Blasts Obama’s Use Of Executive Privilege On Fast And Furious. NewsMax: Parents of Murdered Border Agent: Holder, Justice Dept. ‘Lying’. Beaufort Observer: What is Obama covering-up? Marysville/Yuba City Apeal-Democrat: Our View: Stakes escalate in Fast, Furious. National Review Online: May Obama Claim Executive Privilege? New American: AG Holder and House GOP May Compromise on “Fast and Furious”. Chicago Tribune: Furiouser and furiouser – Claiming executive privilege puts Obama in an awkward spot, defending secrecy about a botched operation. Fox News: WH defends decision to hold Fast & Furious documents. Fox News: Debate over Pelosi’s Fast and Furious comments. Fox News: Lack of accountability in the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal? Fox News: Contempt for Attorney General Holder? Fox News: New Reaction from Brian Terry’s Family. Fox News: House speaker pushes back over executive privilege claim.
June 23, 2012 – Fox News: The White House and ‘Fast and Furious’ PR war – Is the Obama administration losing the ‘Fast and Furious’ debate in the court of public opinion? Fox News: Court rulings suggest ‘privilege’ claim over ‘Furious’ docs would fizzle, Republicans say.
June 24, 2012 – ABC News: Darrell Issa: Tougher Gun Laws May Have Been Aim of ‘Fast and Furious’. CBS News: Perry: Obama acting “Nixonian” over Fast and Furious. CNN: Issa: Fast and Furious executive privilege ‘simply wrong’. NY Post: Why ‘Fast and Furious’ matters – Hundreds of people died because of the operation, but no one takes responsibility. Fox News: Issa predicts ‘bipartisan’ contempt vote against Holder this week. Fox News: Rep. Issa: I’m going to continue my investigation. Fox News: Brian Terry’s cousin speaks out – Border Patrol Union Pres. Demands Holder’s Resignation. News Observer/Washington Post: Congress has a right to probe ‘Fast and Furious’. Colorado Springs Gazette: TOWN HALL: Obama mired in gun scandal (poll) – Some say it’s Watergate for a new era. Cleveland Plain Dealer: ‘Fast and Furious’ spawns not just danger of contempt for Eric Holder, but talk of conspiracy: A Closer Look (poll). Mongomery County PA Times Herald: HUSKEY: Accountability needed after Fast and Furious failure. International Business Daily: Darrell Issa Blasts Executive-Branch Resistance To ‘Fast And Furious’ Investigation. The Inquisitor: Fast And Furious Updates – Will The Scandal Be Obama’s Watergate? AZ Daily Star: Obama’s claim of executive privilege falls flat – Our view: He gives 2 reasons, both weak; Fast & Furious documents must see the light. Omaha World Herald: World-Herald editorial: It’s time for candor. Gather.com: Operation Fast and Furious: Ulterior Motives of Unthinkable Proportions? [Video]. Tri County Mercury: American people deserve answers. Tampa Tribune/Times: Political hide and seek.
June 25, 2012 – Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Slow and infuriating: Obama looks bad in partisan feud over Holder. National Review Online: The Obama of 2008 Would Have Cared About ‘Fast & Furious’. Fox News: Fast and Furious documents: What do they show? Washington Post: Rep. Issa says no proof White House withheld info in ‘Fast and Furious’ inquiry. AZ Daily Star: GOP hunting Holder furiously. Examiner.com: Sealed records of Brian Terry murder may contain highly embarrassing facts. Fox News: Issa cites ‘gunwalking’ case based on plan floated by ‘Furious’ whistleblower. The Daily Caller: ATF leader’s email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can’t shield it. The Week: Operation Fast and Furious: A guide to the botched gun-trafficking sting. Fox News: Can Eric Holder still avoid a contempt vote? Fox News: House contempt vote coming for Eric Holder. Fox News: Former DOJ official talks Fast & Furious. CNN: Source: House vote to hold AG Holder in contempt set for Thursday. CBS News: Holder contempt vote scheduled for Thursday.
June 26, 2012 – The Hill: Hoyer: Guns didn’t kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — criminals did. TPM: Utah Democrat Will Vote For Holder Contempt Over Fast And Furious. Investor’s Business Daily: Issa’s Right: Tougher Gun Laws Fast And Furious Goal. The Blaze: ‘Real News From The Blaze:’ Fast and Furious Scandal at the White House Doorstep. Reuters: A lot at stake for U.S. gun lobby in contempt vote. NY Times: House Democrats Up for Re-Election Feel Gun Lobby Pressure on Contempt Vote. The Washington Times: Issa: Obama’s privilege claim in ‘Fast and Furious’ suggests complicity. CNN: Issa, White House clash over Fast and Furious executive privilege. ABC15: Rep. Darrell Issa demands answers from president in Fast and Furious case. Policy Mic: Eric Holder Fast and Furious Scandal: How America’s Top Lawyer Could Become a Felon in Disgrace. Policymic: Eric Holder Fast and Furious Scandal: How America’s Top Lawyer Could Become a Felon in Disgrace. Newburyport Daily News: Obama, open up ‘Fast & Furious’ files. Roll Call: Darrell Issa Challenges Barack Obama’s Executive Privilege Assertion. Fox News: Last ditch meetings between White House and DOJ to resolve contempt issue fail. Fox News: AP source: Talks fail to resolve contempt issue. Fox News: White House refers to Issa’s analysis of Fast & Furious as ‘absurd’. Fox News: Will ‘Fast and Furious’ influence your vote in November? ABC News: Issa Writes Obama to Denounce Executive Privilege Ploy. ABC News: Issa challenges Obama on executive privilege regarding Holder. ABC News: AP Source: Talks Fail to Resolve Contempt Issue. ABC News: GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote. Fox News: Rep. Issa: The Terry family will get their answers.
June 27, 2012 – Fox News: GOP starts work on resolution to Eric Holder in contempt – Reports 20+ Dems will vote for contempt. Examiner.com: Gun rights officials: Find Holder in contempt; vote Obama out of office. NPR: Weekly Standard: The Contemptible Eric Holder. Boston Herald: Eric Holder faces day of reckoning in ‘Fast and Furious’ saga. Gather.com: Fast and Furious Revealed to be a Secret Gun Control Scheme by Obama.
Fortune magazine has published an article stating that gun walking never took place. Forget the whistleblower’s testimony. Forget the written evidence, the lying to concerned gun dealers (in writing!), the fact that Holder himself agrees that gunwalking happened and he says he stopped it. Forget the fact that DOJ withdrew a letter saying that gunwalking never happened and admitted that it was false. The real problem is the evil gun dealers and weak laws. Fortune’s source? Interviews with, and documents generated by, the very ATF managers who ran the program and are at risk of losing their jobs and ending up in prison. They really are desperate. What can this accomplish? Well, if there was no gunwalking, there was no false letter and no reason for an investigation – let alone contempt. Hmmm – interesting timing. Rebuttal by Katie Pavlich – Townhall.com: Fortune Magazine Tries to Tell The “Truth” About Fast and Furious, Fails Miserably.
TPM: Fortune: ATF Never Purposefully Let Guns Walk During Fast And Furious. Business Insider: Extensive Report Says ATF Had Nothing To Do With ‘Gunwalking’ In Mexico. Politico: Report: Gun-walking not part of plan. Main Justice: Report ATF Never Intentionally Allowed Guns To Walk. Politico: Oversight pushes back on Fortune report. Human Events: Ann Coulter summarizes the Fast and Furious division of Operation Gunrunner (aka The Gunwalker scandal): The Biggest Scandal in U.S. History. Washington Post: Agent who started ‘Fast and Furious’ defends gunrunning operation. Main Justice: ATF Supervisor of Fast and Furious Defends Tactics. The Seattle Times: ATF agent who started ‘Fast and Furious’ defends operation – William Newell, who started and oversaw “Fast and Furious,” views the operation — now widely condemned — as an example of smart law enforcement. TPM: Black Lawmakers Plan Walkout During Holder Contempt Vote. Sonoran News: Holder, Obama and Napolitano fortified gun running operations in 2009 – Seems as though both Holder and Obama knew about gun running operations as early as 2009, likely earlier. USA Today: Editorial: ‘Fast and Furious’ stars a lame Washington – What do you get when you combine an ill-conceived gun-tracking operation, a partisan congressional fishing expedition and a shaky claim of executive privilege? MN Star Tribune: ‘Fast and Furious’ gun sting had ’96 precedent in Minnesota. TwinCities.com (Chicago Tribune): Some Democrats likely to join GOP in voting Eric Holder in contempt of House. The Canberra Times: Fast and Furious: US facing historic contempt vote.
June 28, 2012 – The Chicago Tribune: Up to 31 Democrats expected to desert Holder on contempt vote. Fox News: Holder emails: We ‘need answers’ on Fast and Furious. Politico: Eric Holder said no ‘BS’ on guns, report says. The Week: 6 ways Fast and Furious is… and isn’t like Watergate – Republicans have been making the Obama-Nixon comparisons in recent weeks, and while there are some parallels, there are also major differences. Fox News: Contempt vote would put Eric Holder, US Attorney in uncharted territory. The Atlantic Wire: What to Expect When Eric Holder’s Expecting a Contempt Vote. Washington Post: Fast and Furious: House plans vote on holding Eric Holder in contempt. The Gazette: Grassley resents charge of politicizing ‘Fast and Furious’. WCF Courier: Grassley resents charge he’s politicizing ‘Fast and Furious’. Fox News: House votes to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress. AZ Daily Star: Operation Fast and Furious: Local Angle. Human Events: Attorney General Holder held in contempt of Congress. Business Week: Holder Cited for Contempt in U.S. House Over Gun Probe. IVN: Eric Holder Held in Contempt on ATF Involvement in Gunwalking. WKRG: House Charges Holder With Contempt of Congress. Fox News: Holder: Reckless charges are unsupported by fact. Fox News: House votes in favor of civil contempt for Eric Holder. CNN: House holds Holder in contempt. CNN: Reaction to House vote holding Attorney General Holder in contempt. CNN: What follows the Holder contempt vote?
June 29, 2012 – Bloomberg.com: House Makes Holder First Cabinet Member Cited in Contempt. Las Vegas Review-Journal: House finds Holder in contempt. Bend Bulletin: Attorney general held in contempt by House. San Mateo Daily Journal: OP-ED: Operation Fast and Furious. Huffington Post: Did The GOP Overreach On Holder Contempt Vote? CBS News: Fast and Furious whistleblowers now supervised by ATF manager who allegedly threatened retaliation. Chicago Tribune: Fast and Furious gun killed my son – mother of agent. The Daily Caller: Issa, Grassley release details about Fast and Furious whistleblower retaliation, cover-up. World Net Daily: Racial politics thicker than justice – Star Parker excoriates Black Caucus for walking out on Holder contempt vote. The Hill: Issa reveals wiretap docs from DOJ mole. scrppsnews: ‘Fast and Furious’ gun sting had Minnesota precedent. ABC News: Holder? Prosecuted? White House says forget it. On Milwaukee.com: Holding Holder Accountable. TPM: Grassley: Prosecutor Should Show Independence On Holder Contempt. TPM: Key Republicans Dodge Fast & Furious Conspiracy Theory Questions. Morgan County Citizen: Columnist: “Fast and Furious” is a bust. American Thinker: ‘Botched’ Reporting. Examiner.com: Eric Holder: Always under fire. Fox News: Justice Department shields Holder from prosecution after contempt vote. Fox News: Holder controversies could weigh on Obama in 2012 race. Fox News: Families of US agents shot in Mexico seek answers. Sen. Grassley Press Release: Fortune magazine piece on Fast and Furious. Big Government: Holder: No Executive Privilege for Texas Pols (Including Governor!) Roll Call: Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record.
June 30, 2012 – Washington Examiner: Racial politics thicker than justice by Star Parker. The Washington Times: The Washington Times Inside Politics Blog – Retaliation feared for Fast and Furious whistle-blowers. Powerline: ATF’s Fast and Furious Coverup Exposed. Phillidephia Inquirer: Why the secrecy over ‘Fast and Furious’?
July 1, 2012 – Fox News: Boehner says House will likely file suit within weeks to get Fast & Furious documents. Politico: Rookie Democrat draws fire for Holder vote. Fox News: Family of slain border agent want answers. Christian Science Monitor/Alaska Dispatch: Eric Holder ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal: Despite ‘bombshell’ wiretap, feds decline to investigate.
July 2, 2012 – Townhall.com: Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice. Indiana Daily Student: Fast and furious administration. Business Insider: A Stochastic observation on Fast and Furious. The Sacramento Bee: White House, Congress should seek compromise on Fast and Furious documents. Red Alert Politics: ATF Supervisor on Fast and Furious Whistleblowers: Take Them Down. United Liberty: House pursue civil contempt charge against Holder. Fox News: Holder deputy says ball in Republicans’ court on Fast and Furious lawsuit. Texas Observer: Family of Slain ICE Agent Zapata Files Claim Against U.S. Government. Fox News: ‘Fast and Furious’ goes slowly from House floor to the courtroom. BuzzFeed Politics: Meet The Camo-Clad, Gonzo Bloggers Behind The Fast And Furious Story.
July 3, 2012 – thetimesherald.com: Public needs answers in gun scandal. Examiner.com: Reporters file ethics complaint against Holder. Roll Call: Another ‘Fast and Furious’ Memo Released. Sonoran News: Bloggers who broke Fast & Furious file ethics complaint against Holder – ‘ATF has earned a reputation for vindictiveness when it comes to retaliating against its employees’. World Net Daily: Fast & Furious more sinister than you thought – Exclusive: Jim Fletcher discovers new depths to scandal in startling exposé. Examiner.com: Holiday fireworks as Grassley reveals crucial ATF memo.
July 4, 2012 – Boise Weekly: A Presidential Lie – Executive privilege does not exist. KERO (CNN): Grassley Demands Answers From Holder – Iowa Senator Asks About Internal Memos. ABC Denver (CNN): Grassley Demands Answers From Holder – Iowa Senator Asks About Internal Memos. National Review: Re: Did Fast and Furious Not Happen? Newsmax: Grassley Demands Answers as Fast and Furious Probe Presses On. Charleston Gazette (Politico): Grassley presses Holder. The Hill: Sen. Grassley demands additional ‘Fast and Furious’ documents. Fox News: Grassley has new questions about Fast & Furious, erroneous DOJ letter. WOWT: Grassley Asks For Justice Department Field Agent Memo On Fast and Furious. CNN: Grassley letter to Holder demands more Fast and Furious answers.
July 5, 2012 – Examiner.com: Senator Grassley’s request for ATF memo seems fair. The Washington Times: Grassley letter to Holder demands ‘Fast and Furious’ accountability.
July 6, 2012 – Indianappolis Star: Deroy Murdock: Remember Mexican victims of ‘Fast and Furious’. IVN: Rep. Issa: Senior DOJ Officials Knew About Fast and Furious. Blue Ridge Now: It looks like Holder is hiding something. Senate Investigator Behind ‘Fast and Furious’ a Self-Proclaimed ‘Truth Junkie’. United Liberty: Sen. Grassley turns up the heat on Eric Holder. The Washington Times: NIEVES: The Brian Terry exception – Quick turnaround in federal probes absent in shameful murder case.
July 7, 2012 – The Washington Times: KEENE: Fast and furious cover-up at Holder’s Justice – Team Obama resorts to default excuse: Blame Bush. The Orange County Register: Deroy Murdoch: ‘Fast and Furious’ had Mexican victims, too. Kearney Hub: ATF, it’s time for candor. The Times Herald (PA): Murdock: Remember Mexican victims of ‘Fast and Furious’. Examiner.com: More retaliation reported against ATF agents.
July 8, 2012 – Washington Times: Stand-down orders stymied ‘Fast & Furious’ gun tracking, memo says.
July 9, 2012 – AZ Daily Star: Gun-walk critic now heads ATF office here. July 9, 2012 – WBUR (NPR): Justice’s New Watchdog Meets Fast And Furious. NewsChief.com: ‘Fast and Furious’ guns feed violence. Tulsa Today: Eric Holder’s decades of concealing murder. Newsmax: NRA’s Keene: ATF Wanted Fast and Furious Guns to Be Used in Crimes. KFYI: FBI Offers Reward in Border Patrol Agent’s Murder. KVOA: FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry. Politico: Fast and Furious: Five charged in agent Brian Terry’s death. WREG: Charges Filed In Border Agent Death Related To Fast and Furious. Fox News: Justice unseals indictment charging 5 in Brian Terry’s death, offers $1M reward for leads on fugitives. TPM: Fast And Furious: FBI Offers $1M Award For Info On Fugitives Charged In ATF Agent’s Death. Examiner.com: Holder contempt decision meets American approval. The Hill: DOJ probing whether ‘Fast and Furious’ whistleblowers are safe from retaliation. Washington Examiner: Agent Terry’s family not satisfied with Holder announcing murder charges. Examiner.com: DOJ unseals Terry murder indictment; IG investigates retaliation. ACLJ.org: Senior DOJ Officials Knew of, and Facilitated, Fast and Furious. Washington Times: RADVANYI: Fast and Furiousin a banana republic – Inept operation is a reflection of Obama’s incompetence. Fox News: Questionable timing in Terry indictment unsealing?
July 10, 2012 – Police One: Looking at casualties from ‘Fast and Furious’ – Over 300 shootings in Mexico directly attributed to weapons from program; weapons seized from cartels match serial numbers. World Net Daily: More charges in murder tied to ‘Fast and Furious’. AZ Daily Star: Blog: ATF leader eschews politics, embraces shoe-leather policing. The Daily Caller: DOJ inspector general investigates retaliation against Fast and Furious whistle-blowers. United Liberty: Poll shows Americans want transparency over Fast and Furious. CV Bugle: Commentary: What was the purpose of ‘Fast and Furious?’
July 11, 2012 – Examiner.com: Examiner exclusive: ATF’s Canino and what went wrong with Fast & Furious. Examiner.com: Fast and Furious gunwalking program implicates multiple agencies. The Voice: FAHR: Fast and furiously stupid. Narcosphere: Texas Case Raises Troubling Questions About ATF Gunwalking. The Hawkeye: Obama mum on Fast and Furious. Des Moines Register: Congress’ ATF investigation needs to go farther. Yahoo News: FAST AND FURIOUS IS NOT A D.C. LAW FIRM – By Ann Coulter
July 12, 2012 – Startfor Global Intelligence: The Other Consequences of Fast and Furious (Startfor continues its excellent coverage. Once again they document that cartels have many sources for arms, and if every weapon coming from the US could be stopped it would do nothing to stop cartel violence.) CNN: Exclusive interview with Brian Terry’s family. Fox News: Complaint seeks to have Holder disbarred after contempt vote. Courier Press.com: COLUMN: ‘Fast and Furious’ carnage isn’t over yet. The Cutting Edge: The Other Consequences of Fast and Furious (Adapted from Startfor article). Gothenburg Times: Plenty to be furious about. Townhall.com/CNN Linked Video: Terry Family: Reports ATF Never Intended to Walk Guns “Bologna”. Fox Business via YouTube: David Codrea & Mike Vanderboegh on Lou Dobbs. World Net Daily: How to get the truth out of Holder.
July 13, 2012 – Salem News: Narcosphere: Texas Case Raises Troubling Questions About ATF Gunwalking – Rio Grande Valley Businessman Was The Target of Multiple Arms-Trafficking Investigations Yet He Continued To Acquire Guns Through Straw Buyers. Fox News: Where are the missing Fast and Furious guns? Marietta Daily Journal: Fast and Furious: Republicans need to explain to Americans why scandal matters.
July 14, 2012 – The Hill: RNC: Obama hasn’t answered for Fast and Furious ‘scandal’. Fox News: RNC: Obama ‘Won’t Answer For The Scandals That Have Plagued His Administration’. Business Mirror: The other consequences of ‘Fast and Furious’.
July 15, 2012 – StAgustine.com: Ann Coulter: Fast and Furious is not a DC law firm. American Thinker: Taking Down the Second Amendment: The Connection between Fast and Furious and the Trayvon Martin Case.
July 16, 2012 – Examiner.com: Retaliation fears keeping more ATF whistleblowers from coming forward. TPM: Romney Goes After Obama On Political Payoffs, Fast and Furious.
July 17, 2012 – Examiner.com: Memo shows ATF recognized red flag of F&F whistleblowers. Washington Gaurdian: The Obama administration withheld from Congress memos showing ATF considered ‘Fast and Furious’ agents whistleblowers. Bayou Buzz: Romney rips Obama over Fast and Furious hypocrisy. Houston Chronicle: Romney rips Obama over Fast and Furious ‘hypocrisy’.
July 18, 2012 – Washington Examiner: Reward offered for White House Fast & Furious info. TRNS: Group Offers Bounty For Proof Of Fast And Furious Cover-Up. The Daily Caller: Group offers $100k for evidence Obama or senior White House aides knew about Fast and Furious. Outdoor Life: ‘Fast and Furious’ Fallout at Your Local Gun Shop? Examiner.com: Justice Department withheld key Fast and Furious memos. LA Times: ATF chief warns employees to take complaints to supervisors. YouTube: Worrisome Message from Acting ATF Director. Washington Examiner: Congressmen: ATF whistle blowers receive ‘ominous message’ from ATF head. Fox News: Obama transparency takes turn under the microscope after attacks on Romney. LA Times: ATF chief warns employees to take complaints to supervisors.
July 19, 2012 – San Diego Union Tribine: RECORD SHOWS ISSA’S CRITIC A ‘DEM DEFENDER,’ NOT LEGIT WATCHDOG. Examiner.com: Grassley, Issa criticize ATF message; editorial nails Issa critic. Examiner.com: ATF damage control on whistleblowers raising new concerns. Fox News: Lawmakers: ‘Ominous’ video a warning to ATF whistle-blowers after ‘Furious’. Morris Daily Herald: ATF official tells agents to keep complaints in house. KTVL: New ATF video worries Congressional leaders. WBFF: The climate and culture of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is very much in question after the botched “gun running” sting known as ‘Fast and Furious.’. KFYI: ATF head warns employees of ‘consequences’ if they don’t ‘respect the chain of command’. Sacramento Bee: ATF official tells agents to keep complaints in house. Main Justice: ATF Director Warns Against Circumventing ‘Chain of Command’. Washington Times: BURTON: Fast and Furious stonewalling looks like guilt. Examiner.com: Republicans say new ATF video threatens whistleblowers. Fox News: Fast and Furious blowback? Issa believes ‘thinly veiled’ threat from ATF chief targeted would-be whistleblowers
July 20, 2012 – Newsmax: Rep. Issa: ATF Closing Ranks on Fast and Furious. New American: After Fast and Furious, Lawmakers Slam ATF Threats Against Whistleblowers. Houston Chronicle: Was ‘Fast & Furious’ a victim of ambition?
July 21, 2012 – Examiner.com: ATF Director Issues Threat of Consequences to Future Whistle Blowing Agents. San Antonio Express: Fast and furious’ ambitious failure. Houston Chronicle: Inside Fast and Furious: Ambitious plan turns into colossal disaster.
July 25, 2012 – The Heritage Foundation: Operation Fast and Furious: How a Botched Justice Department Operation Led to a Standoff over Executive Privilege. The Washington Times: PICKET: Exclusive – DOJ IG meets secretly with Gowdy and Chaffetz – ‘fast and furious’ report to be released ‘in weeks not months’.
July 26, 2012 – Examiner.com: DOJ inspector meets with congressmen on Fast and Furious. Fox News: ATF head clarifies remarks from video criticized as warning to whistle-blowers. Main Justice: ATF Director Follows Up on Whistleblower Remarks.
July 30, 2012 – Fox News: Republicans to issue report blaming five ATF employees for Fast and Furious’ debacle. Newser: Republican staff report singles out 5 ATF officials for special criticism in Fast and Furious. Boston.com: 5 ATF officials singled out in GOP report. UPI: Report: 5 named in Fast & Furious probe. LA Times: Exclusive: Five ATF officials found responsible for Fast and Furious.
July 31, 2012 – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Congressional Investigators Release First Part of Final Joint Report on Operation Fast and Furious. (Part 1 of 3)
August 1, 2012 – NY Post: First, the “fast and furious” small fry. The Daily Caller: Fast and Furious report: Gunwalking idea came from top Holder deputies in 2009. Des Moines Register: Congressional report: Many share fault in Fast and Furious failures. News-Leader.com: GOP report distorts facts, Justice Department says. My Fox Phoenix: Fox News Examines blame-filled Fast and Furious indictment. Main Justice: Republican’s Take Aim at Magazines Alternative Report on Fast and Furious. KFMB: 5 top ATF agents responsible for Fast and Furious. FRONTERAS: Congress Releases Gunwalking Report. Examiner.com: New report on Fast & Furious blasts ATF, U.S. Attorney. Democratic Underground.com: Justice Department shrugs off Fast and Furious report. Fox News: Conflict of Interest in Fast and Furious? Fox News: New GOP Fast and Furious report singles out 5 ATF officials. Fox News: Justice Department: GOP Fast & Furious report is ‘distorted’
August 2, 2012 – GoUpstate.com: Justice Department: Fast and Furious report distorted. NewsMax: Grassley to Newsmax: Likely Holder Knew of ‘Fast and Furious’. Today: ‘Fast & Furious’ Guns Should Have Been Tracked by GPS, Report of GOP Investigation Says. Examiner.com: ‘White House fingerprints all over’ final Fast and Furious report. Huffington Post: Fast And Furious: William Hoover, Ex-ATF Deputy Director, Leaves Agency. NPR: Head of Embattled ATF Says Running Bureau Testing All My Skill Sets. Politico: ATF official leaves agency in the wake of Fast & Furious investigation. The Foundry: Operation Fast and Furious: The Buck Stops…Well…Somewhere Else. The Daily Caller: ATF official resigns after Issa, Grassley nail him in congressional Fast and Furious report. Fox News: ATF figure in Fast and Furious leaves agency. The Crescent-News: ATF figure in Fast and Furious leaves agency. CNN: Deputy Director William Hoover resigns from ATF in wake of critical report
August 3, 2012 – NY Times: Official Leaves A.T.F. After Uproar Over Gun Inquiry. CNN: The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Fast and Furious, Bachmann, Reid, Romney, Syria, Aurora shooting warning, holograms. ABC15: Former ATF Deputy Director leaves agency. Examiner.com: Federal agents take aim at Fortune’s Fast and Furious report. Examiner.com: Agents say ‘DOJ is hanging ATF out to dry’ in Fast and Furious. Pittsburg Tribune-Review: Fast & Furious: Where the buck stops. YourWestValley.com: MY VIEW: Demand answers for Fast and Furious.
August 4, 2012 – San Francisco Chronicle: Fast, Furious gun-walking called unusual.
August 5, 2012 – Examiner.com: ATF head Jones avoiding volunteered evidence about earlier gun operation.
August 6, 2012 – San Diego Reader: Fast & Furious Gun Intended for Leyzaola Assassination Attempt.
August 7, 2012 – NPR: Fast And Furious Whistle-blower Reaches Agreement Over Retaliation Claims. The Daily Caller: Report: Drug cartel used Fast and Furious weapon in failed assassination plot. The Washington Times: ATF whistleblower’s revenge case settled.
August 8, 2012 – Fox News: Justice announces new whistleblower post in wake of ‘Furious’. Fox News: Looming report the final word on ‘Furious’? Findings to hit at peak political time.
August 13, 2012 – TPM: Issa Sues Holder Over Fast And Furious Documents. The Washington Times: GOP sues to force Obama, Holder compliance on Fast and Furious. Fox News: GOP lawmakers file suit against Holder seeking ‘Furious’ documents. Human Events: Civil suit filed against AG Holder. UPI: Fast and Furious: Issa sues Holder. New American: Cartel Member Makes Startling Claim About Fast and Furious. Wall Street Journal: Firearms Bureau Struggles to Define Its Role.
August 14, 2012 – Examiner.com: Lawmakers file lawsuit against Holder for Fast & Furious documents. Fox News: Issa delivers message to Eric Holder. Fox News: GOP hopes judge can force release of gunrunning docs.
August 17, 2012 – Examiner.com: Agents mull ATF name change amid bad press
August 19, 2011 – BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Examiner.com: Conspiracy indictments indicate sanctioned gunwalking, government lies. Examiner.com: Conspiracy indictments indicate sanctioned gunwalking, government lies.
August 21, 2012 – Examiner.com: Facts of Shipley case lead to some conclusions, much speculation. Washington Post: ATF official also holding private-sector job, Congress members say.
August 22, 2012 – ticklethewire.com: Senior ATF Official Accused of Collecting Pay From Private Sector Pay While On Leave. Washington Examiner: Double-dipping: ATF ‘rewarding’ man who ran Operation Fast and Furious. Townhall.com: Fast and Furious: DOJ Inspector General Report Delivered. Examiner: Holding ‘Gunwalker’ figures ‘accountable’ evidently involves sweetheart deals.
August 24, 2012 – Catholic Online: Officials furious at ‘Fast and Furious’ figure’s alleged ‘double dipping’. Main Justice: Isaa Asks IG to Testify Next Month about Fast and Furious Report. The Hill: Issa asks official to testify on long-awaited ‘Fast and Furious’ report. Examiner.com: Inspector General’s report on Fast & Furious should be released.
August 25, 2012 – Big Hollywood: Issa Asks IG Horowitz to Testify on Fast and Furious.
August 26, 2012 – Interahsyon: Suspended US ATF official holds private-sector job in Philippines. The Washington Times: PICKET: Issa calls DOJ’s IG Horowitz to Capitol Hill for September hearing on Fast & Furious.
August 27, 2012 – ABQJournal: Editorial: ATF Double-Dipping Adds Insult to Injury. Examiner.com: Issa to question OIG head as ATF pores over report. BayouBuzz: Exclusive: Fast and Furious IG report slams ATF Phoenix personnel. ticklethewire.com: Report: ATF Officials in Phoenix Responsible for Fast and Furious.
August 28, 2012 – Right Side News: Congressional Report on Operation Fast and Furious. MainJustice: Report: DOJ Fast and Furious Report Lays Blame with Phoenix ATF Office. Examiner.com: Does IG report scapegoat Fast & Furious? CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Exclusive: Fast and Furious IG report slams ATF Phoenix personnel.
September 9, 2012 – Fox News: New hearing set on Fast & Furious Scandal. Arizona Daily Star: Fast & Furious: Who knew what?
September 10, 2012 – The Hill: Oversight Chairman Issa forced to delay ‘Fast and Furious’ hearing. Arizona Daily Star: Fast and Furious hearing in D.C. is delayed a week. Fox News: Issa pushes back Fast and Furious hearing for DOJ’s inspector general report to next week.
September 11, 2012 – Fox News: New report faults ATF, DOJ for Fast and Furious. Fox News: EXCLUSIVE: Long-awaited ‘Furious’ report places blame on ATF, Justice. Fox News: ‘Fast & Furious’ report lays blame on field agents, Justice. Fox News: Medellin Cartel Gets Fast and Furious Guns. The Daily Caller: Long-awaited Fast and Furious report places blame on ATF, DOJ. Politico: Report: IG rips DOJ on Fast and Furious. World Net Daily: ‘Furious’ report places blame on ATF, Justice. UPI: Report places blame for ‘Fast & Furious’. Main Justice: Fast and Furious IG Report Tears Into ATF, DOJ Supervisors.
September 14, 2012 – American Thinker: Fast and Furious Embodies Corruption at Highest Levels.
September 16, 2012 – News 4 Tucson: Terry family speaks of healing and justice.
September 17, 2012 – Orlando Sentinel: Family of slain border agent seeks answers. Newsmax.com: Walberg: We Still Want Answers on Fast and Furious. ticklethewire.com: Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Speaks About Frustrations.
September 18, 2012 – Human Events: 20 months later: Terry family still waits for answers. Terra.com: Family of slain Border Patrol agent calls for “accountability”. Fox News: Has the DOJ been using Media Matters to spin the press? Fox News: Did Media Matters, Justice Department cross legal lines? Fox News: Emails show Justice working with Media Matters on stories that target critics. World Net Daily: Emails: Justice ‘collaborates’ with Media Matters. Examiner.com: Emails reveal Department of Justice, Media Matters partners in spinning news. The Daily Caller: Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press. The Daily Caller: Pavlich: DOJ using Media Matters to cover up Fast and Furious.
October 29, 2012 – Issa, Grassley Report on Fast & Furious Finds Widespread Justice Department Management Failures. (Part 2 of 3).
December 28, 2012 – Examiner (David Codrea): Issa notes 113th Congress rules will keep Holder subpoenas from expiring.
January 18, 2013 – Breitbart.com: HOLDER BEGS COURT TO STOP DOCUMENT RELEASE ON FAST AND FURIOUS.
February 5, 2013 – Sipsey Street (Mike Vanderboegh): Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily an ATF scandal, although you are meant to think it is.
February 14, 2013 – Examiner.com: Zapata Lawsuit Charges Government Cover-up and Conspiracy and Cover-up…the complaint appears to have the potential to uncover specifics about government-sanctioned “gunwalking” and those who authorized it beyond what has already been disclosed by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearings and the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General investigation.
March 1, 2013 – Committee on Oversight & Government Reform: Chairman Issa on Holder Statement that he doesn’t “Respect” Congress[exerpted] “…The Attorney General clearly believes he is above the law and is not accountable to the duly elected representatives of the American people or the institutions of our democracy.”
March 22, 2013 – Examiner.com (David Codrea): Fast and Furious OIG report fed to Los Angeles Times, not to public. This is what clearly appears to be a final whitewashing and burial of what was previously the most serious criminal scandal of any US administration in history. F&F is now (conveniently) all but forgotten and swept under the rug in the wake of what appears to be the far more serious criminal White House and Executive Branch scandal, Benghazigate.
April 3, 2013 – WorldNet Daily (Taylor Rose): Fast and Furious Called False Flag Against Gun Dealers. Video interview with Katie Pavlich, author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
April 25, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): ‘Guns across the Border’ tells inside story of Operation Wide Receiver CI.
May 20, 2013 – (David Codrea): Grassley charges U.S. attorney undermined Fast and Furious whistleblower.
May 28, 2013 – The New American (Alex Newman) : Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows.
June 5, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): ATF Whistleblower Dobyns’ Case Against Government to begin on Monday.
June 14, 2013 – World Net Daily: Obama Gun Runners ‘Got away with it’.
July 3, 2013 – The New American: Effort to Oust Attorney General Holder Gains Momentum.
July 7, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): Media still pushing Fast and Furious ‘failed gun-tracking operation’ line.
August 8, 2013 – Examiner: Washington Post’s Obama Fast and Furious rating earns own ‘Pinocchios’.
September 12, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): – Legal stall continues in Holder Fast and Furious contempt case.
September 19, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): Obama arms export law workaround recalls unlawful arming of cartels.
September 25, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): More Recovered Mexican crime guns highlight iniquities, unanswered questions.
October 2, 2013 – Examiner (David Codrea): Issa calls denial of dismissal in Fast and Furious lawsuit ‘repudiation’ of DOJ.
October 7, 2013 – The Washington Times: ATF Tries to Block Whistleblowing Agent’s Fast and Furious book.
October 14, 2013 – The New American (Alex Newman): Obama ATF Tries to Censor Fast and Furious Whistleblower.
October 18, 2013 — CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to “greanade-walking” scandal. (See Operation Grenadewalker definition in OVERVIEW)
November 10, 2013 – Freedom Outpost (Tim Brown): Congressman: House Republicans Will Seek to Impeach Eric Holder over Fast & Furious by End of the Year.
November 14, 2013 – BREITBART.com (Matthew Boyle): Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder.
December 26, 2013 – AzCentral (Dennis Wagner): Agent: FBI Agent Key in Border Agent Terry Slaying.
January 14, 2014 – The New American (Alex Newman) : U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners.
March 31, 2014 – Examiner (David Codrea): ‘Legitimate media’ gives pass to disgraced Fast and Furious prosecutor.
Of course, there is a significant possibility, even a likelihood, that President Obama could assert executive privilege to avoid handing over documents to Rep. Issa’s House Oversight Committee investigation. (UPDATE: this is exactly what happened the week of June 18, 2012.) The problem with this is that it screams “cover up”, and a large number of witnesses have already provided copies of many documents. It is highly unlikely that even executive privilege could stop this investigation.
Momentum on Gunwalker long ago passed the point of no return, after which no scandal of this magnitude can be contained. We will continue to update the Project Gunwalker scandal on the RinosandRats.com and RamonaTead.com Web sites.
What Can You Do?
Regardless if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Tea-Party member, you should call or write both your Senators and all your Representatives. Demand that they join the 31 House Democrats who urged President Obama to order the executive branch to cooperate with the House Oversight committee investigation. Demand that they support and back the investigation and insist that those responsible are identified and prosecuted. Let them know that this is not a time to play partisan politics if they want to have a country to live in. IT IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT to contact Rep. Darrell Issa’s office to let him know that We The People support his courageous pursuit of the truth of this scandal. Duncan Hunter’s office should likewise hear from you with demands for his clear and unambiguous public support for Issa’s investigation.
CALIFORNIA SECOND AMENDMENT LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
While Project Gunwalker is still not yet well known to the public due to the 6 month mainstream media blackout that was finally broken by The New York times on June 14, and the on-going administration cover-up that continues to this day, it is without question the most “over the top” activity undertaken by the Federal Government that could impact negatively on our Second Amendment rights.
An argument may be made that unless justice is served in the investigation and prosecution of administration officials criminally involved at the federal level, the current stream of pending anti-gun legislation at state and local levels would have little significance, relatively speaking, because the threat of overturning the Second Amendment entirely, as clearly represented by the full implications of intent behind Gunwalker could render much, or even all subordinate legislation moot.
On the other hand, an alternate argument may also be made that should executive privilege be invoked and then upheld in order to thwart and nullify the investigations and prosecution of the Gunwalker scandal, the damage done by the Obama administration to itself at this point by Gunwalker has been so extensive that the window of opportunity for Holder, Melson, Napolitano, Clinton, Obama, et al, to continue to exploit a scenario of their own creation and/or approval to advance their well documented gun control agenda is likely closed. This is underscored by the fact that Gunwalker has already proven to be directly linked to the murders of 2 US citizens, and hundreds of citizens of Mexico.
Regardless of whether or not the administration is successful in rendering itself immune from criminal prosecution by invoking executive privilege, there is plenty happening under the radar right here in California that could ultimately have greater potential impact on the Second Amendment.
In Sacramento there were 30 2nd amendment related bills introduced into this current legislative session…the overwhelming majority crafted to limit and take away our rights.
The more significant of these bills can be routinely tracked on the web sites of the NRA, the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of California, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, and the Calguns Foundation…among others.
What Can You Do? (Part II) – GET INFORMED AND GET INVOLVED!
The Calguns Foundation (CGF) is one of the nation’s most influential 2nd Amendment legal protection organizations, and a 501(c)3. The attorneys on the Calguns board are the same attorneys who have by their own efforts established the primary legal avenue of resistance against the tide of anti-gun legislation in Sacramento. These attorneys are Top Drawer, active volunteers working largely pro bono. CGF has literally turned the anti-gun “battleship” around in Ca. Calguns hosts the excellent CalGuns.net Forums (www.calguns.net) These Forums are very active and well monitored. Generally, Forum participants are extremely well informed, and NO NONSENSE. Many consider the CalGuns Forums to be the “go to” resource for up to the hour status on all existing and all pending 2nd Amendment legislation in CA. In fact, the legal resources on Calguns.net are heavily relied upon by not only the arms industry, but by top CA law enforcement, since CA law enforcement has not been able to depend on The State for either assistance, or accurate or truthful information for years. The following is a brief introduction of CGF activities monitored on Calguns.net.
UPDATE 10-9-11: CGF now has a “volunteer board” up at http://calgunsfoundation.org/volunteer.html
Current CGF Volunteer Opportunities
* Education & Grassroots programs managers
* Attorneys (pro bono) to assist with crafting proposed statutory amendments, public records act responses, etc.
* CMS admin, content additions/maintenance/management (Joomla experience preferred
* Online features authors/editors
* Educational content creators/managers (wiki, FAQ, flowcharts, guides, etc.)
* Magento (e-commerce) admin support
* CiviCRM (constituent management) admin support
* CGF Vendor Outreach Initiative leaders & volunteers
* LTC Initiative Applicants
* LTC Initiative Ambassadors (use above LTC Applicant link until new signup published)
Here are some suggestions for what people can do to get involved and support Calguns Foundation’s efforts, and generally help the cause here in California. The following are CGF needs, action items, drills, tasks and other ways to support the Second Amendment.
- Print out a hand full of the latest CGF Handout and get them to your favorite gun stores, firing ranges, outdoors retailers, dry cleaners, ethnic markets, friends, family, hay and feed stores… wherever we can get the message out. Explain why these are such exciting times, and tell people how we’re fighting to advance gun rights – and winning!
- Get your friends, family and co-workers signed up as volunteers for the Carry License Reform and Sunshine Initiative. Just have them go to www.calgunsfoundation.org/volunteer and fill out a simple 1-page form. That’s it! This will be VERY IMPORTANT as we need as many people ready to roll in as many counties as possible.
- Help CGF create new flowcharts, guides, and educational tools. We have a few on the docket that would be REALLY USEFUL (master firearms flowchart, seizure/return of firearms, Roster, estate law/firearms, others).
- Translate CGF & pro-RKBA and legal educational materials into Spanish, Chinese, and other languages. Let’s work to keep ALL gunnies out of jail and solidify our fundamental human right of self-defense.
- Distribute educational tools (such as flowcharts and guides) to police stations, sheriff’s offices, park rangers, etc.
- Distribute educational tools (such as flowcharts and guides) to public defenders, and let them know we’re here to assist in gun issues. Tell everyone you know about the CGF Help Hotline (www.calgunsfoundation.org/hotline, email@example.com, 800-566-2109), and pass along the basics:
|In Case of Law Enforcement Encounter, Detainment or Arrest:1. Remain Silent – Do Not Answer Questions2. Do Not Consent to a Search3. Demand an Attorney4. Email or Call CGF! firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 556-2109YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER INFORMATION OR OPEN LOCKED CONTAINERS!|
- Next time you get an email about the latest sale on ammo, flash hiders, or cleaning supplies, send one back and tell the management of your favorite wholesalers and retailers to step up and support your Second Amendment rights (and get a tax-deduction!) by donating to Calguns Foundation. Send a letter, fax, or email to companies like Midway USA, Brownells, CTD, Cabelas, Midsouth, Widners, Ammunition To Go, Able Ammo, Ammoman and others why their support of Calguns Foundation is so important.
- Tell Glock, Springfield, Colt, Winchester, SIG, Beretta, CZ, H&K, Kahr, Kimber, Les Baer, Nighthawk, Wilson, Para, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, SVI, STI and others why it’s important that they support CGF’s Peña v. Cid case, and how we are fighting to help them kill the Roster so that law-abiding gun owners in California can buy MORE of THEIR PRODUCTS. Mark LaRue can’t be the only patriot willing to back up his support of our rights with an ongoing financial commitment to CGF – can he?
- Get involved in helping us gain vendor support for our Carry Reform and Sunshine Initiative. (ETA: see, also, the new volunteer opportunities.) Dick’s Shootin’ Irons in Atascadero, On Target Range in Laguna Niguel, and CGTech in Irvine have stepped up to the plate in support of our fundamental rights. Reach out to your favorite FFL and ask them to help make California shall-issue by sponsoring their county today. We’ll put their color web banner in the Initiative’s county pages they sponsor.
- Get involved in the discussion of your county’s LTC permit application/policy.
- Make sure everyone you know is a member of SAF, NRA, and CRPA.
- Setup a recurring tax-deductible contribution to CGF – help keep innocent gunnies out of jail and new cases moving forward.
- Contact IDPA, IPSC and other games, let them know that our ability to enjoy the shooting sports is dependent on us winning in court.
This list is in no way exhaustive, and it’s in no particular order – I hope it serves to get the juices flowing.
Winter doesn’t have to be cold, slow and boring – CGF is bringing the heat! The question is: are you willing to get active in gun rights and take back what the gun-grabbers have stolen from you?
Secretary, Calguns Foundation – Member, CRPA Board of Directors