Mr. Holder claimed that he had just learned about the Obama administration’s “Fast & Furious” gun-running scandal, when the truth is that he knew full-well about the growing scandal, and began receiving memos on the gun-running scheme at least ten months before that hearing, which means that Eric Holder is a corrupt liar who needs to be removed.
As Democrats do every time they are caught doing something they shouldn’t be doing, like evading paying their taxes, or getting caught in a sex scandal, they claim ignorance. We could have told you that these jackass Democrats were ignorant.. Everyone knows that, but Eric Holder claims that he didn’t lie to the committee, but he just misunderstood the question.
The Obama administration and Eric Holder need to be investigated for their lies, corruption, and stupidity regarding the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal, and Eric Holder needs to be punished for his latest crimes.
New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.
On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.
Read the new documents
Read the July 5, 2010 memo
Read the “It’s a tricky case” email
Read the memo to AG Holder from Asst. AG Lanny A. Breuer
The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.
In Fast and Furious, ATF agents allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to cross the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Gunwalking scandal uncovered at ATF
It’s called letting guns “walk,” and it remained secret to the public until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered last December. Two guns from Fast and Furious were found at the scene, and ATF agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the operation.
Agent: I was ordered to let guns “walk” into Mexico
Ever since, the Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself. But the new documents leave no doubt that high level Justice officials knew guns were being “walked.”
Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”
The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.
Stand Up To Government Corruption and Hypocrisy – usbacklash.org