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House GOP Wants Special Counsel to Probe Holder

Well, this scandal is developing . . . fast and furiously.

It’s always the coverup, you know?

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama requesting a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself May 3 when he told the Judiciary Committee that he had only heard of the Fast and Furious operation during the past few weeks.

Turns out, he seems to have been pretty well informed before that. From a Fox News report.

One memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”

Other documents also indicate that Holder began receiving weekly briefings on the program from the National Drug Intelligence Center “beginning, at the latest, on July 5, 2010,” Smith wrote.

“These updates mentioned, not only the name of the operation, but also specific details about guns being trafficked to Mexico,” Smith wrote in the letter to Obama.

And of course, Smith suggests, it would be ethically challenging for Holder to investigate himself.

Fast and Furious was the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms gun running operation that sent weapons into Mexico to try to track them to gain information on Mexican drug gangs. Of course, the U.S.-supplied weapons were – gosh, surprising – used to kill people, including a U.S. agent.

Whom within the White House did Holder talk with about the operation? It’s hard to imagine something this ambitious was not run through the West Wing at some point.

Failure in the White House to put the brakes on such a dumb mission should be a firing offense for whoever knew about it.

24 Responses to House GOP Wants Special Counsel to Probe Holder

  1. We are torn–on the one hand we agree with Rep. Issa that calling for a “special counsel” might take too long:

    “One of the challenges … is if they say they want a special council and then the Justice Department stonewalls the special council the way they have us for almost a year, what ends up happening is they push it until after the election and then perhaps we really never get our justice,” he said, “tor this wrongdoing that led to Brian Terry and others dying on both sides of the border.”

    Read more:

    . . .and on the other hand, we want to see this administration held accountable for ALL the crimes they have committed against this country ASAP!

  2. This program was worse than dumb, it was murderous. They knew people would be killed as a result of letting guns walk. Guess they figured their principle of ‘the end justifies the means’ would alleviate any tinge of guilt or conscience the participants in this program might experience. Fortunately for us, there are still a few loyal Americans working for this government.

    If you haven’t heard Laura Ingraham’s interview with CBS investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, regarding her dust up with WH staff over Fast and Furious, it is a real eye opener. She named names…

      • it is illustrative of “if your intentions are good, the outcome doesn’t matter” which is the new Demo mantra. I feel sorry for peeps like my bro who is liberal at heart, but does not see his party was hijacked years ago.

    • Whatever happened to the “Holder Has to Go” Campaign that started with his infamous announcement that terrorist KSM & other murderers should be tried in New York?? Just consider the murderous threats from Islamic radicals to American citizens, judges, attorneys, media, their families that would have put a strangle-hold of FEAR across this Nation and our Allies (Do we have any left in the World?)

  3. In addition to holding Holder/the Admin. responsible, we’d like to ask any/all Representatives/Senators who voted for the Stimulus, which paid for this operation–did you actually read the bill before you voted to pay for this debacle; your vote gave consent for this operation and therefore, you too bear some of the responsibility for every aspect of Fast & Furious/Project Gunrunner and that includes the death or Brian Terry. Yes/No?

  4. If that wasn’t a Joe Wilson moment then I don’t know what would be! He’s
    either too inept and stupid to hold the office and yes that is a rhetorical statement or we have passed the point of no return. I believe he bold faced
    lied and it comes naturally to those surrounding Obama and it’s dangerous.
    OK GOP man and woman up and for the love of GOD do something!

  5. Just listening to Rush talking about F&F. Here’s an interesting tidbit for you Keith. As of today, it has been 92 days since the White House press corps has asked Carney any questions on Fast and Furious. If I didn’t know any better, I might think the clique of WH reporters who are called on daily are colluding in the cover-up.

    In her interview with Laura Ingraham, Sharyl Attkisson mentions the WH and DOJ claimed she was the only journalist who was “not reasonable”…
    [The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I’m the only reporter–as they told me–that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.

    I’m surprised they didn’t call her a racist, like they do us…

  6. “Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people,” said Holder / March 1, 2011.

    When America’s Top Cop doubles down on reparations, what’s a little perjury? And btw: this investigation is misnamed “Fast and Furious”. It’s “Who Gave the Monkey a Gun?” If that sounds racist, so be it. There’s no such thing as insulting murderers.

  7. Does anyone else view this entire Fast and Furious operation as a systematic attempt to destabilize the border, especially AZ and Texas? Allow guns to flow illegally into cartel hands and watch the fire works break out. The carnage becomes so great that governors are begging the feds to do something, and DHS and FEMA declare martial law along the border. Of course that would only be done to “protect” Americans from the violence pouring in over the porous border that no one has the guts to close.

    Martial law is declared, and those that may be deemed a “threat” to the public are detained for questioning. Of course that would be anyone who owns a legal gun.

    Had it not been for Vince Cefalu and Jay Dobyns none of this may have come to light, and the havoc and carnage could have increased until the entire southwest was a killing zone.

    I’m not a big one for conspiracy theories, but I’m getting there.

    • Agree Shofar. I’m not a big conspiracy theorist either but, your theory makes sense if you look at it through this adolescent administration’s eyes. This would make perfect sense for the Bill Ayers, upside down-inside out, bottom up-top down radical crowd. Create the crisis and come running in to fix it and puff, universal gun control as a result.

      The entire DOJ has Brian Terry’s blood on their hands. I hope prosecutions ensure!

  8. I just had an idea. Sounds like a good cause for a t-party demonstration to get Holder to be held accountable, Maybe that would scare Barry and Moo-moo a litte.

  9. I agree with those who think a Special Counsel may not be appropriate.
    This could give the WH time to sweep under the rug and hide through the election.
    As I saw on American Thinker this morning, Let them bleed and bleed and bleed publicly until the election.

  10. Pilgrim, I’d like to probe Eric Holder up side his libtard face, the arrogant, overpaid, smart mouth lying piece of crap……..

    Sorry Eric, your just not that believable.

    • Gosh, was that vitriolic enough to get black listed. Not the racist black listed, but the you are never to be seen again black listed.

      • Naw, you’re just expressing how pissed off we’re getting. I’m afraid over the next 12 months, things will get worse….this is going to be ugly!