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Associated Press -- February 2, 2012    
Holder, Republicans square off over documents   
Attorney General Eric Holder squared off Thursday with Republicans on a House committee who are demanding that the Justice Department turn over documents about its handling of congressional inquiries into a flawed gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. -- At the start of a hearing, chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com -- February 2, 2012     
Holder accused of stonewalling Congress   
Attorney General Eric Holder testified today before a contentious House hearing in which Republican members accused him of engaging in a continuing cover-up of Department of Justice activity in the gun-tracing operation known as Fast and Furious. -- Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., pointed out that Holder...

Katie Pavlich -- Townhall.com -- February 2, 2012     
Preview of Eric Holder under oath   
Perjury. Impeachment. Contempt. Murder. Coverup. -- Attorney General Holder will appear before the House Oversight Committee this morning on Capitol Hill to answer questions specifically surrounding his role in the the lethal Operation Fast and Furious program. Holder will have a ton of explaining to do including: when he was briefed about the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whether he was informed...

Nancy Kennon -- Family Security Matters -- February 2, 2012      
Two DOJ prosecutors were bribed, and Holder knew about it   
A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted. The sitting governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, his attorney general and an unspecified number of Virgin Islands legislators also accepted bribes, the source said...

James Ryan -- VDare.com -- February 2, 2012     
Harassing air travelers OK... but not illegal aliens  
When Senator Rand Paul was detained by Transportation Security Agency (TSA) airport security agents on his way to Washington D.C. to address the Right to Life March, the Obama Administration stood behind the agency's actions. It always does. Last year, it defended an intense public pat-down of a 6 year old girl as "following proper screening procedures."...

AmmoLand.com -- February 1, 2012   
'No Fifth Amendment theater' in tomorrow's Holder hearing   
"There will be no Fifth Amendment Theater tomorrow of the Phoenix US Attorneys being forced to say their 'I-don't-wannas' in front of the cameras," Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars files in an exclusive report today from Washington, DC. -- "There will be only one panel of one --- Eric Holder. This is viewed by many who have been following the investigation as a serious mistake..."

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- February 1, 2012   
Could Eric Holder go to jail over 'Fast and Furious?'   
On Tuesday, frustrated House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he did not turn over documents detailing the Justice Department's notorious 'Fast and Furious' program. -- Holder has thus far, refused to fully comply with the Committee's subpoenas, and according to Issa has tried to "obstruct our investigation..."

AmmoLand.com -- February 1, 2012   
It's Revealed: DOJ suggested gun-running   
February 2nd is fast approaching for Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee for questioning on Fast and Furious. -- This will put him in the hot seat in front of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other congressional members like Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who have been steady on Holder's trail since details of Fast and Furious became public...

Chicago Tribune -- January 31, 2012   
Democrats defend Obama regime over bungled gun sting   
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday sought to blunt political attacks on the Obama administration over a botched gun sting operation, finding that the idea of allowing weapons to go across the border to Mexico came from field agents and prosecutors. -- Democrats issued the report just two days before Republicans on the same panel plan to grill Attorney General Eric Holder...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson -- January 31, 2012  
New indictment in Arizona border agent's killing   
A fourth indictment naming additional defendants has been handed up against those accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry [pictured] on Dec. 14, 2010, newly released documents show. -- All the defendants' names are blacked out in the November 2011 indictment except two: Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who was wounded at the scene of Terry's slaying and has been incarcerated...

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner -- January 30, 2012  
Holder to testify this week on damaging new information   
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the scandal known as 'Operation Fast and Furious,' or 'Project Gunwalker.' -- Central to committee chairman Darrell Issa's questioning of Holder will be new information in the latest Friday night document dump that shows the Attorney General knew about the illegal operation..

Victor Davis Hanson -- Pajamas Media  -- January 30, 2012   
What we do NOT want to hear anymore  
The State of the Union could have been written by a computer program. All the now familiar Obama furniture was in the room: the mock outrage at "them," the psychodramatic first-person boasting (as in, "I will oppose..," "I will not work with...," "I will decline...," "I will not stand by...," "I will not cede...,? "I will not walk away...," "I will not back down...," "I will not go back..."); the now customary rear-view-mirror jab...

Daily Caller -- January 30, 2012 
DOJ dodges, won't say if Holder knew 'Fast and Furious' gun killed border guard
A document the Department of Justice sent to Congress Friday shows that Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff was made aware on the day of U.S. border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder that a weapon traced back to Operation Fast and Furious killed him. But when asked Sunday, a Justice spokesperson would not would not answer The Daily Caller's question about whether Attorney General Eric Holder himself was informed...

Beaufort (SC) Observer Editorial -- January 30, 2012 
More evidence against Eric Holder   
A new release of documents from the Justice Department January 27, 2011 show conclusively that Eric Holder lied to Congress when he said he did not know about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's being killed by Fast and Furious guns until "weeks" later. In fact he know within a matter of a few hours. That is what the records show. Click here to read the details... [Related item]

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- January 29, 2012  
Burke of Fast and Furious had anti-gun history   
The career path of former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke can be charted through an ascending string of jobs from Arizona's Supreme Court to the U.S. Senate, White House, Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department. -- It is a resume that spans more than two decades in three branches of government. -- Then, suddenly, it nose-dives on Aug. 30, 2011, when Burke resigned as U.S. attorney amid a scandal...

Big Government -- January 29, 2012  
Latest document dump means more troubles for Holder   
Late Friday night, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released documents that show Attorney General Eric Holder was alerted of border patrol agent Brian Terry's death the day it occurred- contradicting Holder's statements when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on May 3, 2011. At the time, Holder said he was informed of Terry's murder only "a few weeks" before the hearing...

David Codrea -- Ammo Land -- January 28, 2012   
Docs say DOJ knew of Fast And Furious connection day after Terry murder
"E-mails Show How 'Fast and Furious' Ambush News Unfolded At Justice Dept.," NPR reports tonight. -- "For the first time, the Justice Department has made public a series of sensitive messages that passed to the highest levels of the agency within hours of an ambush that killed a U.S. border patrol agent... The e-mail messages show the former top federal prosecutor in Arizona..."

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix -- January 28, 2012   
Ariz. attorney who pleaded 5th in Fast and Furious investigation leaves job
Phoenix -- The head of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona if officially leaving his job. -- Patrick Cunningham is one of several who have been under fire since the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious came to light. Those investigating Fast and Furious believe Cunningham had a significant hand in the decisions made during the controversial operation.

Ammo Land -- January 28, 2012  
Rep. Gosar continues to push "no confidence" in Holder resolution  
Attorney General Eric Holder --- recently caught lying under oath concerning his knowledge of his department's Fast and Furious program --- may be moving a step closer to the inside of a jail cell. -- On Thursday, February 2nd, Chairman Darrell Issa's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold another hearing on the disastrous Fast and Furious operation...

Dave Workman -- The Examiner -- January 28, 2012   
Friday F&F document dump could mean more trouble for Holder  
Late Friday night, the Justice Department released a series of e-mails related to Operation Fast and Furious that indicate officials at the agency, including Attorney General Eric Holder, were alerted within hours of the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, and that Holder's aide was told guns found at the scene were linked to the gun trafficking scheme...

David Codrea -- The Examiner -- January 27, 2012  
Issa demands access to second 'Fast and Furious' US Attorney 
"Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded in [a] letter to Attorney General Holder that the Justice Department make Arizona U.S. Attorney's Office Assistant United States Attorney Michael Morrissey available to speak with Committee investigators about his role in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious," a release issued moments ago by the committee reveals...

Daily Caller -- January 26, 2012   
Issa says Holder should apologize to Mexico
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder owes an apology to the Mexican government and to the families of Operation Fast and Furious victims south of the border. -- "Justice has blood on their hands," Issa said Wednesday during an exclusive interview with TheDC, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice...

AWR Hawkins -- Ammoland.com -- January 26, 2012  
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin on Fast & Furious   
As I wrote in a post for Big Government this past Sunday, January 22, the Arizona's legislature has decided once more to do the job the feds won't do, and has launched its own investigation into Fast and Furious. -- And during an appearance on FOX NEWS this morning, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin explained why they've taken this step...

The Hill -- Washington -- January 24, 2012     
'Fast and Furious": Issa says federal officer involved in a 'broad cover-up'
Patrick Cunningham, the federal prosecutor who refused to appear before a committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to investigate the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, is now being labeled as part of "a broad cover-up," Issa said Tuesday morning. -- "People do not take the Fifth when they're working for the federal government and resign and get a lawyer if in fact they have nothing to hide..."

CNN -- January 24, 2012  
Feds bust 4 cops for allegedly targeting Latinos
The FBI has arrested three East Haven, Connecticut, police patrol officers and one sergeant for their alleged role in the mistreatment of Latinos -- the first arrests to stem from a federal investigation into racial profiling in the southern Connecticut town. -- The men allegedly threatened and assaulted detainees, made false arrests -- including one against a local clergy member -- and later conspired to cover up...

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix -- January 23, 2012  
Arizona lawmakers announce plans for Fast and Furious committee
Arizona lawmakers are forming a special committee to investigate ATF's controversial Fast and Furious case and the impact it has had on the state. -- The committee, which is developing this week, will focus on two main issues affecting Arizona, according to Rep. David Burnell Smith: Were any Arizona laws violated during the course of the case? -- Are new laws necessary to prevent a future Fast and Furious situation?

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- January 23, 2012 
Probe reveals Obama, Holder, ACORN connection to voting "enforcement"
This week, a leading public-interest organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from both the Obama White House and the Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice (DOJ)...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- January 23, 2012    
Arizona may bring charges against Eric Holder over 'Fast and Furious'   
On Friday, the speaker of Arizona's state House, Andy Tobin announced that a committee has been formed to investigate the Obama administration's gun-running program, known as ‘Fast and Furious,' which put thousands of assault rifles into the hands of the drug cartels. -- The committee will determine if the federal program violated any state laws. A report is expected to be completed by the end of March...

Daily Caller -- January 23, 2012   
Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder's resignation 
During a House GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday, press secretaries for Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor balked when asked if their bosses believe Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious. -- Sixty-three congressmen, two senators, two sitting governors and every major Republican presidential candidate have demanded Holder's ouster...

Washington's Blog -- January 21, 2012    
Is this why they won't prosecute?   
Obama's Department of Justice isn't prosecuting any big fish. -- Indeed, the Obama administration is prosecuting fewer financial crimes than Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush or Bill Clinton. This is true even though the big banks – such as Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo – committed some fraud, but their entire business model is fraudulent...

Stephan Dinan -- Washington Times -- January 21, 2012    
Arizona Strikes Back: State investigates feds over gun-running
Arizona's state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration's disgraced gun-running program, known as "Fast and Furious," the speaker of the state House said Friday. -- Speaker Andy Tobin created the committee, and charged it with looking at whether the program broke any state laws — raising the possibility of state penalties against those responsible for the operation...

Alex Newman -- The New American -- January 21, 2012    
Top "Fast & Furious" official pleads the fifth; refuses to testify 
A senior official with the U.S. Department of Justice involved in the growing "Fast and Furious" federal gun-trafficking scandal told Congress that he would be invoking his right — protected by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — not to testify because it might incriminate him. -- The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona, Patrick Cunningham, was issued a subpoena...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- January 21, 2012   
Obama's Border Patrol chief blasted by agents   
While lamenting the disinterest in the Obama Administration for border security and immigration enforcement, Local 2544 officials said,"Now, [Attorney General Eric] Holder and DOJ apparently have found resources to challenge SB1070. This is an obvious political ploy, and Americans should be outraged if they actually go after a state for trying to do something about the out-of-control illegal immigration mess."

Daily Caller -- January 20, 2012   
Rohrabacher: Holder 'seems arrogant,' needs to resign
Baltimore -- California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told The Daily Caller he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious during a Friday interview at the House Republican retreat at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel. -- Rohrabacher joins 62 of his House colleagues, two U.S. senators, two sitting governors and every major Republican presidential candidate...

Post & E-Mail -- January 20, 2012   
Judge in Georgia denies Obama's motion to quash 
Atty. Orly Taitz informed The Post & Email moments ago that Georgia Administrative Hearings Judge Michael Malihi has denied Obama counsel's request to quash subpoenas requesting original documentation of Obama's birth, aliases and social security number application, school records, and other records. -- Taitz will be posting the order from the judge on her website shortly...

Fox News -- January 20, 2012   
Federal official to plead the fifth and not answer questions on 'Furious'
The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico. -- Patrick J. Cunningham informed the House Oversight Committee late Thursday through his attorney that he will use the Fifth Amendment protection...

Kyle Rogers -- The Examiner -- January 16, 2012  
Holder tells NAACP that whites want to take away their voting rights 
Monday, January 16th, US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the annual anti-Confederate flag rally held by the NAACP. The NAACP has held the event annually since 2000 to demand that the Confederate flag and the Confederate soldier statue be removed from the White House grounds. They have also covered up a statue of George Washington during, at least two, former rallies...

American Free Press -- January 15, 2012   
Did Eric Holder cover up FBI's role In '95 OKC bomb plot?   
In 2005, just ahead of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recovered a box of Kinestik explosives from the home of Terry Nichols, the convicted co-conspirator of Tim McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing. -- An affidavit from Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols about the explosives should have sent out shockwaves when it was filed in November of 2007...

The Hill -- Washington -- January 12, 2012     
Holder approves of Obama's outrageous power grab
The Department of Justice offered a defense Thursday for President Obama's controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was holding pro forma sessions. -- In a memo, Justice argued the pro forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president's nominees...

Ammo Land -- January 10, 2012    
Eric Holder says you're a racist   
First they called you an "extremist." -- Then they called you a "terrorist" and "out of the mainstream." -- Now they're calling you racist. -- You see, they're trying to marginalize you... they want you to cower and go away. -- As the most anti-gun President and Attorney General in our nation's history, Barack Obama and Eric Holder are doing (and saying) everything in their power to crush any investigation into...

John w. Slagle -- The Examiner -- January 6, 2012  
Drug trafficker / Fast and Furious links to cartel  
As violence in Mexico continues to escalate due to the Sinaloa drug cartel which controls sixteen states including Baja California, many questions remain unanswered. The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers provides an outstanding overview of organized criminal activity in Mexico from many sources. -- Homicides and the wounded attributed to cartel smuggling missions are daily realities...

M. Catharine Evans -- The American Thinker -- January 6, 2012    
Issa vs. Holder on Fast and Furious, round three 
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) gave Attorney General Eric Holder a choice during the House Judiciary hearing on Fast and Furious on December 8: go before Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voluntarily or expect a subpoena within a month. The AG apparently opted for the less splashy option. -- "Hostile witness" Holder will face Issa's House Oversight Committee on February 2...

William Heuisler -- The Examiner -- January 5, 2012    
Gunrunning and the felony murder doctrine  
Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder told Congress that, until just weeks ago, he knew nothing of "Operation Fast and Furious" (F&F) that smuggled 2000 guns to Mexican drug cartels and was the proximate cause of murder. -- Tucson District Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, was killed in December of 2010 with a military-grade assault weapon smuggled to criminals with the aid and approval of the ATF...

David Codrea -- The Examiner -- January 5, 2012   
ATF reportedly relieves Fast and Furious managers prior to OIG report  
Gun Rights Examiner and Sipsey Street Irregulars received information this evening that three of the prime Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives players in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal have been relieved of duties. -- William Hoover, ATF's Deputy Director during Fast and Furious, who was recently reassigned as Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office...

William Heuisler -- The Examiner -- January 5, 2012    
Gunrunning and the felony murder doctrine  
Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder told Congress that, until just weeks ago, he knew nothing of "Operation Fast and Furious" (F&F) that smuggled 2000 guns to Mexican drug cartels and was the proximate cause of murder. -- Tucson District Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, was killed in December of 2010 with a military-grade assault weapon smuggled to criminals with the aid and approval of the ATF...

David Codrea -- The Examiner -- January 4, 2012   
Holder to testify February 2 on Fast and Furious  
Gun Rights Examiner just received the following press release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It is reproduced below in total because, at the time of this writing, it has not yet been posted on the committee website: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been scheduled to testify...

American Free Press -- January 1, 2012   
Did Eric Holder cover up FBI's role in '95 OKC bomb plot?  
In 2005, just ahead of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recovered a box of Kinestik explosives from the home of Terry Nichols, the convicted co-conspirator of Tim McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing. An affidavit from Oklahoma City conspirator Nichols about the explosives should have sent out shockwaves when it was filed in November of 2007...

WorldNetDaily.com -- December 29, 2011    
Obama, Holder among 'most corrupt politicians'  
In a capital city where the U.S. Constitution apparently fast is becoming an anachronism, both the nation's chief executive, Barack Obama, and his buddy, chief law enforcer Attorney General Eric Holder, have been named to a list of the nation's "most corrupt politicians." -- "Barack Obama apparently believes it is his 'prerogative' to ignore the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law," said the report...

Poltico -- December 28, 2011 
Gun Grabber Holder: More cops slain by illegal guns  
The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before --- and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as "a devastating and unacceptable trend" that he blamed on illegal firearms. -- The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty rose to 173 this year, from 153 in 2010, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced...

Houston Chronicle -- December 28, 2011    
Rep. Poe calls Holders response to Fast and Furious preposterous  
Ted Poe is getting more furious with the Obama administration over Fast and Furious. -- Time definitely hasn't mellowed the Republican congressman from Humble, who calls U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's response to the botched gun sting operation "nonsense." -- In an interview with TexasGOPVote, Poe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he has only gotten angrier at Holder and the administration...

Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters -- December 28, 2011   
The year in administration scandals.... and scandal deniers  
With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal. -- Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May -- while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- December 28, 2011  
Operation Drugwalker?: Press ignores another explosive story  
On September 9, 2011, federal prosecutors filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking to invoke the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), in the trial of Sinaloa cartel operative, Vicente Zambada-Niebla who alleges an agreement exists between the U.S. government and his bosses. -- The CIPA was enacted over 30 years ago to prevent public disclosure in criminal cases of classified information...

Alan Korwin -- Ammo Land -- December 27, 2011    
Eric Holder's hubris is stunning  
Republican lawmakers told Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to fire some Justice Department subordinates over the flawed arms-trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, according to Pete Yost, writing for the Associated Press, about Holder's testimony to Congress in early December. [Democrats, by implication and omission, see no problem here and have asked for no action.]...

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