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"FAST & FURIOUS" OBAMA'S WATERGATE

Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast &  Furious testimony

In her explosive new book Fast and Furious, Katie Pavlich  makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian  A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really  happened.

Inside sources told Pavlich  that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged,  and reports and briefing she received, according to an exclusive preview of the  book by Human Events.

Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious is due to be  released Monday, April 16. It is published by Regnery Publishing, owned by Eagle  Publishing, which also owns Human Events.

Most of the focus in the Fast and Furious scandal has been on attorney Gen. Eric Holder, because his Department of Justice ran the program through its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, still referenced to as ATF, its old initials from before it was tasked with explosives.

But while Holder's people waved the questionable gun purchasers through the checkout line, Napolitano was in charge of the Mexican border those guns crossed. Pavlich's book is particularly revealing, especially considering the lengths the Obama administration has gone to keep anyone from  knowing anything about Fast & Furious and other gun-running operations. 

These operations involved multiple federal agencies facilitating illegal gun  purchases, by co-opting the normal checks at gun stores in the Southwest, and  then ignoring the guns as they were taken into Mexico.

In Mexico, the guns were  picked up at hundreds of gun sites. Letting the guns  slip away is a called “gun walking,” because the guns were allowed to  walk. In her September testimony to a Senate committee,  Napolitano told senators she knew nothing about Fast & Furious until after Terry was killed in a gunfight on the night of Dec. 14, 2010 with an AK-47  purchased at one of the gun stores that was one of the key retailers where  federal agents actively let guns walk.

In October, she told Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) at a hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee she never spoke to the Dennis Burke  about Fast & Furious. Burke, who was the U.S. Attorney for the  Arizona  Department, was her chief of staff when she was the governor of Arizona and a  close friend.

In the same month, the Napolitano told Rep. Jason E. Chaffetz  (R-Utah) at a hearing held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government  Reform that she never spoke to Holder about Fast & Furious.

Homeland Security insiders paint a different picture, Pavlich  reports. Members of Congress questioning the secretary  seem to know it, too. One source said to the author, “When  she says that [she] and Attorney General Eric Holder have not discussed it, that  is a lie. That's why they keep asking her those questions in the Judicial,  Oversight, Homeland Security Committee hearings. They've asked her that same  questions twice and she’s lied twice.”

How did she know?  The source said, “There are five emails linking her to Holder. They go back two  days after it happened—the first email was two days after Brian was  killed.” In the emails, Holder and Napolitano discuss  Terry's murder, the source said to Pavlich. The source  concedes that Holder may have “kept her in the dark” about all of the details of  the gun walking, but her office approved letting the guns walk into Mexico and  one of the agencies under her command, Customs and Border Protection, allowed  guns through.

Another source from the ATF confirmed to Pavlich that Napolitano was briefed regularly by an agent from another of her  agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. “There  was an ICE agent assigned specifically to be the co-case agent of Fast &  Furious. He had to [file] an ICE report that either mirrored or referenced every  ATF report that was done,” the ATF source said. Beyond  reports, there were inter-agency jealousies that had to be settled in  Washington, he said.

The source said to Pavlich there were constant battles between ICE and ATF agents over who would get credit for different seizures or other issues. “I know phone calls were made to both  headquarters to try and settle those disputes.” It was Terry's death that brought Operation Fast and Furious to an abrupt end. But now,  more than 16 months later, no one has been charged with crimes associated with  either the gun walking programs or the cover-up. Pavlich  makes a strong case that when people are finally charged with crimes, Napolitano  will have to answer for her perjury to Congress.

“Let me tell you something about Janet,” another source said to the author. “Janet will be lucky not to go to  prison.”

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KUHNER: Obama’s Watergate Officials cover up culpability for gun smuggling  and  murder.

By Jeffrey T.   Kuhner

The Washington Times

Thursday, December 15, 2011

 

 

A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry  was  murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican  gangsters. Two  AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now  know the horrifying  truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were  part of an illegal Obama  administration operation to smuggle arms to the  dangerous drug cartels. He was a  victim of his own government. This is not  only a major scandal; it is a high  crime that potentially reaches all the  way to the White House, implicating  senior officials. It is President  Obama's Watergate.

Operation Fast and Furious was run by the Bureau of  Alcohol,  Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and overseen by the  Justice Department.  It started under the leadership of Attorney General  Eric H. Holder Jr. Fast and  Furious enabled straw gun purchases from  licensed dealers in Arizona, in which  more than 2,000 weapons were  smuggled to Mexican drug kingpins. ATF claims it  was seeking to track the  weapons as part of a larger crackdown on the growing  violence in the  Southwest. Instead, ATF effectively has armed murderous gangs.  About 300  Mexicans have been killed by Fast and Furious weapons. More than 1,400   guns remain lost. Agent Terry likely will not be the last U.S.   casualty.

 

 



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Mr. Holder insists he was unaware of what took place until  after media reports of the scandal appeared in early 2011. This is  false. Such a vast operation only could have occurred with the  full knowledge and consent of senior administration officials. Massive  gun-running and smuggling is not carried out by low-level ATF bureaucrats unless  there is authorization from the top. There is a systematic  cover-up.

Congressional Republicans, however, are beginning to shed light on the  scandal. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Rep. Darrell Issa of California,  a congressional probe is exposing the Justice Department's rampant criminality  and deliberate stonewalling. 

 



 

Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, who heads the  department's criminal division, helped craft a February letter to Congress that  denied ATF had ever walked guns into Mexico. Yet, under pressure from  congressional investigators, the department later admitted that Mr. Breuer knew  about ATF gun-smuggling as far back as April 2010. In other words, Mr. Breuer  has been misleading Congress. He should resign - or be fired.

Instead, Mr. Holder tenaciously insists that Mr. Breuer will  keep his job. He needs to keep his friends close and potential witnesses even  closer. Another example is former acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson. Internal  documents show Mr. Melson directly oversaw Fast and Furious, including  monitoring numerous straw purchases of AK-47s. He has admitted to congressional  investigators that he, along with high-ranking ATF leaders, reassigned every  "manager involved in Fast and Furious" after the scandal surfaced on Capitol  Hill and in the press. Mr. Melson said he was ordered by senior Justice  officials to be silent regarding the reassignments. Hence, ATF managers who  possess intimate and damaging information - especially on the role of the  Justice Department - essentially have been promoted to cushy bureaucratic jobs.  Their silence has been bought, their complicity swept under the rug. Mr. Melson  has been transferred to Justice's main office, where he serves as a "senior  adviser" on forensic science in the department's Office of Legal Policy. Rather  than being punished, Mr. Melson has been rewarded for his incompetence and  criminal negligence.

Mr. Holder and his aides have given misleading, false and  contradictory testimony on Capitol Hill. Perjury, obstruction of justice and  abuse of power - these are high crimes and misdemeanors. Mr. Holder should be  impeached. Like most liberals, he is playing the victim card, claiming Mr. Issa is a modern-day Joseph McCarthy conducting a judicial witch hunt. Regardless of  this petty smear, Mr. Holder must be held responsible and accountable - not only  for the botched operation, but for his flagrant attempts to deflect blame from the administration.

Mr. Holder is a shameless careerist and a ruthless Beltway  operative. For years, his out-of-control Justice Department has violated the  fundamental principle of our democracy, the rule of law. He has refused to  prosecute members of the New Black Panthers for blatant voter intimidation that  took place in the 2008 election. Career Justice lawyers have confessed publicly  that Mr. Holder will not pursue cases in which the perpetrators are black and  the victims white. States such as Arizona and Alabama are being sued for simply  attempting to enforce federal immigration laws. Mr. Holder also opposes voter  identification cards, thereby enabling fraud and vote-stealing at the ballot  box. What else can we expect from one who, during the Clinton administration, helped pardon notorious tax cheat Marc Rich and Puerto Rican  terrorists?

Mr. Holder clearly knew about Fast and Furious and did nothing  to stop it. This is because the administration wanted to use the excuse of  increased violence on the border and weapons-smuggling into Mexico to justify  tighter gun-control legislation. Mr. Holder is fighting ferociously to prevent  important internal Justice documents from falling into the hands of  congressional investigators. If the full nature of his involvement is  discovered, the Obama presidency will be in peril.

Fast and Furious is even worse than Watergate for one simple  reason: No one died because of President Nixon's political dirty tricks and  abuse of government power. But Brian Terry is dead; and there are still 1,500  missing guns threatening still more lives.

What did Mr. Obama know? Massive gun-smuggling by the U.S.  government into a foreign country does not happen without the explicit knowledge  and approval of leading administration officials. It's too big, too risky and  too costly. Mr. Holder may not be protecting just himself and his cronies. Is he  protecting the president?

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times  and president of the Edmund Burke Institute.

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Darrell Issa: Fast and Furious Far From Over

By Katie Pavlich 4/14/2012



 

ST. LOUIS- Entering the Edward Jones arena to  an applauding audience at the NRA Annual Convention in downtown St. Louis  Friday, Congressman Darrell Issa made it clear his congressional investigation  into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal isn’t  going away until the Obama Justice Department comes clean. “The  investigation of Operation Fast and Furious will not end until the full truth is exposed to every American,” Issa said, adding senior officials at the Department of Justice will be held accountable for the lethal program, including Attorney General Eric Holder. “Eric Holder’s contempt for Congress and his failure to comply will not go unanswered, and you can count on me,” Issa said as a woman yelled, “Thank you!” It is  not news that the Obama Justice Department has, and continues to, stonewall  Issa’s House Oversight Committee in their constitutional quest for DOJ documents  and information.



“They have been disingenuous in their answers, they have in  fact ignored exactly what this president promised not to ignore,” Issa said. “He  promised we would have the most open and transparent government everywhere.” Many on the Left have tried to brush the scandal off as unimportant, not significant and a waste of time to discuss.  Members in Congress have called Issa’s motives “politicized,” but the facts tell  a different story. During a conference call with bloggers last September, Issa said he planned to wrap up his investigation by the end of 2011, but because of continued stonewalling and hostile behavior from the Obama Administration, we  still don’t have answers and the investigation is ongoing.  Issa attempted  to end the investigation months ago, before the political season  started. “Many will say this is a witch hunt, I will  tell you, Brian Terry’s family has told me just the opposite,” Issa said. “They  cannot believe a family dedicated to law enforcement cannot get answers from its  own country.” Issa also touched on the motivations  behind Operation Fast and Furious and how liberal Democrats in Congress have reacted to revelations in the scandal.  “Fast and  Furious can be seen as nothing else but a needless attack on our right to keep  and bear arms,“ Issa said. “When the facts began to come out about Fast and  Furious, no surprise, Democrats in Washington, immediately seized on the  opportunity to talk  about the need for additional gun control  laws.” For months, I have been stressing the importance of understanding Operation Fast and Furious was not a “botched” program or an  accident. Instead, DOJ officials made calculated decisions to allow some of the  most ruthless criminals in the world to help themselves to American guns, while  throwing law abiding gun dealers under the bus. “Understand that federally licensed gun dealers warned ATF about wrong  doers, expressed their concerns and were forced to sell anyway," Issa said. “Emails made it clear that Fast and Furious was an organized program from the start to walk guns into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico." Issa promised to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious in the coming  few weeks, but made it clear setting a timeline wasn’t going to stop him from  getting the truth. “I will not quit until both  families [Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata] get the answers they  deserve.”

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"FAST & FURIOUS" OBAMA'S WATERGATE

Major Fast and Furious Player Who  Misled Congress Jumping DOJ Ship

By Katie Pavlich

4/25/2012



 

Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, Obama's Department of  Justice point man for communications, or in other words, chief obfuscator about  Operation Fast and Furious, is jumping ship. Weich has accepted a pposition as  dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. University officials have confirmed Weich will start his new pposition  in July.

"During this time of considerable transition in legal  education and the legal profession, it's important to have leadership with integrity and vision," said Robert Bogomolny, the university's  president. "Ron Weich embodies those qualities. I look forward  to working with him, and I know our students, faculty, staff and alumni will be  energized by his arrival." As for Weich, "I'm aware of the  history and it doesn't concern me," he said. "I'm confident that in partnership  with others, we'll make sure the law school has the resources it needs to be  effective."

As a reminder, Weich is the man who signed and delivered a  letter to Senator Charles Grassley on February 4, 2011 about Fast and Furious  that was so misleading and full of falsehoods, that it was eventually withdrawn  eight months later. The letter stated:

At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27  letter-that ATF "sanctioned" or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault  weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico-is false. ATF  makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and  prevent their transportation to Mexico......

I also want to assure you that ATF has made no attempt to  retaliate against any of its agents regarding this matter. We recognize the  importance of protecting employees from retaliation relating to their disclosers  of waste, fraud and abuse. ATF employees receive annual training on their rights  under the Whistleblower protection Act, and those with knowledge of waste, fruad  or abuse are encouraged to communicate directly with the Department's Office of  the Inspector General.

Both of these assertions are lies, or in Eric Holder's words  are "inaccurate."

 

 



 

 

Not only did the ATF knowingly allow 2500 AK-47 sstyle and .50  caliber rifles to walk into the hands of dangerous Mexican drug cartels, ATF  whistleblowers were mandated to do so, and then were retaliated against for speaking out against  the program. Operation Fast and Furious has resulted in the murder of Border  Patrol Agent Brian Terry and at least 300 Mexican citizens.



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“Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for  criminals, this was the plan. It was so mandated.” –Special Agent John Dodson  ATF Phoenix Field Division, June 15, 2012.

So, now Weich, the guy who issued a letter in an attempt to  mislead Congress about the Obama Justice Department's fatal Operation Fast and  Furious, is going to head one of our law schools. Great news, since  every law student should have a dean willing to submit false information to  Congress.

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OBAMA'S SLOGAN: "Forward Forward" A Hitler Youth Anthem
 

A few people have commented on the fact that Obama's 2012 campaign slogan 'Forward' has a long history in socialist and communist ideology. The most chilling and in your face example I've seen so far is from the National Socialist Hitler Youth Anthem "Forward,Forward." The themes of youth have always been a big part of Obama's campaigns, but seeing his campaign slogan being sung by actual Hitler Youth Members really brings it all together and creeps me out. As I said on Twitter, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to release it as campaign material. Forward Forward.