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Issa and The Daily Caller discuss DOJ failures that will be brought up at the upcoming Feb. 2 Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

~ And…if ol’ Eric is a no show..ISSA WILL Hold the Eric the Red punk in Contempt..

~ So is U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer going to be the fall guy or will he even get a slap on the wrist?! And WHY did I have to even hunt for this news report which btw was JUST a blurb going fast on the FNC scroll ?!

Some of the latest material turned over Friday night deals with the head of the department’s criminal division, Lanny Breuer, while other material deals with a top aide to Attorney General Eric Holder.


~ Had you even heard that AZ Launched Probe into ‘Fast and Furious’?!


The Justice Department on Friday night provided Congress with a new batch of Operation Fast and Furious documents from early 2011.

They show a top Justice Department official and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acting director suggested illegally purchased weapons be allowed to cross into Mexico where Mexican officials would be waiting to arrest, prosecute and convict the gun traffickers.

Justice also sent a letter to Capitol Hill leaders providing details of a series of reforms made by the Justice Department and ATF to ensure there is no repeat of the controversial operation which allowed hundreds of illegal weapons to be sold in the United States and trafficked into Mexico.

The Justice documents include an e-mail from a U.S. official in the Mexican Embassy which shows that in a meeting in early 2011 U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer suggested the illegal weapons could be intercepted if the two nations worked together. Then acting ATF chief Ken Melson made similar suggestions.

Breuer “suggested allowing straw purchasers cross into Mexico so (Mexican federal police) can arrest and (the Mexican attorney general’s office] can prosecute and convict.”

The e-mail author, a Justice official stationed at the embassy, said he thought that was risky because Mexico might not seize the weapons and a crime could be committed.

The Justice officials were in Mexico City to coordinate with that nation’s authorities after the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry near the Mexican border. Two illegally purchased weapons which were lost in Mexico were discovered at the crime scene where Terry was slain.

The controversy is the subject of a hearing set for next Thursday. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Investigations Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California).

~ All of a sudden?! This following note is from Blackie SM that he received from the Gun Owner’s of America titled: 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.

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, a member of that committee, is also pushing a resolution of “no confidence” in Holder’s management — or lack of management — of the Justice Department.

That resolution, H. Res. 490, provides a course of action for the momentum generated by that hearing.

H. Res. 490 finds that, as a result of “Holder’s failure to properly control, monitor, or establish Operation Fast and Furious, it is likely Mexican nationals were killed or wounded by weapons sold through this scheme” — and that the victims of Holder’s incompetence included U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

It goes on to resolve that the House has “lost confidence” in Holder, which is, basically, a call for him to resign.

Clearly, the Justice Department believes it can stonewall Issa’s inquiry and bull its way through questions concerning its criminal malfeasance. Adoption of the Gosar resolution would make it much, much more difficult to do so.

It is time to contact your Representative and urge him or her to cosponsor H.Res. 490

The Justice Department also revealed that undercover operations have to be reviewed by an internal committee if they involve “sensitive circumstances.”

~ Shock but MSM CNN published this story!

In his letter, Mr. Issa said Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey, who worked for Mr. Cunningham, played an “integral part” in the Fast and Furious operation and has information not available from other sources.

Mr. Issa also called Mr. Cunningham’s exercise of his Fifth Amendment rights “extremely rare,” saying it “suggests possible criminal culpability on the part of a high-ranking Justice Department official.”

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  47 Responses to “Oversight and Government Reform hearing ~ Streamed LIVE”

  1. [...] Issa and The Daily Caller discuss DOJ failures that will be brought up at the upcoming Feb. 2 Oversight and Government Reform hearing. [...]

  2. Eric the Red is there, BUT he is Still held in contempt of Public opinion

  3. DarrellIssa : “It’s groundhog day and Brian Terry’s family and taxpayers still waiting for #FastAndFurious answers from @TheJusticeDept” – @Darrelissa

  4. Why do we have to listen to Cummings lying?

    @GOPoversight: REPORT: #Holder & top @TheJusticeDept officials had extensive knowledge of #FastAndFurious, did nothing: http://t.co/mIwzYfCH #tcot #p2

  5. sgtbetsysmith : I can’t wait to hear what #Holder & @TheJusticeDept have to say about #FastAndFurious today. Thank you @DarrellIssa for your tenacity!

  6. Doh, you have not found evidence because DOJ is withholding!

  7. Never Ever Never Ever…Peter Pan SINdrome

  8. Eric takes Oath to LIE, Divert and Lie

  9. Must listen (barely) BUT I do not want to see his face

  10. 6th time he’s replied blah blah…

  11. Darrell Issa
    .@OversightDems on #FastAndFurious: blame the Bush administration, not #Holder’s fault – bit.ly/A7uTfG

  12. Michelle Malkin
    Shorter Holder: I’ve been totally transparent about how we lied to Congress about #fastandfurious !

  13. GOP Oversight
    INFOGRAPHIC: Fortress Holder – A Year of #FastAndFurious Stonewalling: bit.ly/yQYrGz

  14. Taking dog out while he blabs…brb

  15. Deny us docs, we will seek remedy to that…Issa

  16. Michelle Malkin
    Holder blathers about “worn-out Washington gotcha games.”

  17. RNC Research
    New Docs Show Ast AG “Suggested Letting Some Illicit ‘Straw’ Weapons Buyers In The U.S. Transport” Guns Across Border usat.ly/zhXd0k

  18. Michelle Malkin
    Disgusting. Holder praises ATF whistleblowers…while his DOJ threatens/bullies them behind the scenes. #fastandfurious

  19. THIS is noteworthy:

    Michelle Malkin
    As he trumpets DOJ transparency, Holder makes clear he will refuse to comply w/further info requests. Invokes “separation of powers.”

  20. Wait and see come on now you had a YEAR!

  21. Cummings Stroke! Stroke! Petting this hearing!

  22. RNC Research
    Breuer Suggested “Gun Walking” Tactic In February 2011 At Same Time As Congressional Investigation usat.ly/zhXd0k

    #FastandFurious

  23. Oh come on!! DOJ would put a STOP to it ?!

  24. Michelle Malkin
    Holder doesn’t remember how he found out that Agent Terry’s murder came at hands of #fastandfurious guns.

  25. GOP Oversight
    Why did someone not tell #Holder that Brian Terry was killed w/ #FastAndFurious weapon? – FastandFuriousInvestigation.com

  26. Darrell Issa
    #Holder informed of Agent Brian Terry’s death within 24 hours – FastAndFuriousInvestigation.com

    Michelle Malkin
    RT @KatiePavlich: Holder doesn’t recall his former chief of staff informing him of Brian Terry’s murder #fastandfurious

    Michelle Malkin
    Holder blathers about “worn-out Washington gotcha games.” #fastandfurious

  27. Right Scoop
    At what point will Cummings accuse Issa of being a racist?

    Michelle Malkin
    Dutiful whitewasher Dem. Elijah Cummings absolving Holder for #fastandfurious

  28. frLarousse2
    DOJ dodges, won’t say if Holder knew ‘Fast and Furious’ gun killed border guard dailycaller.com/2012/01/30/doj…

    Dan Burton: Getting tough on Eric!

  29. Burton: You’re hiding behind something BUT WE WILL get the docs. Late nite Friday dumps…93,000 docs you’re not giving us. You using separation of powers is BS! Something hidden you don’t want us to see

  30. Michelle Malkin
    Dan Burton reminding Holder of his Waco-era obstructionism for 6 yrs. Sep of powers excuse is “baloney.” #fastandfurious

    Cunningham has taken the fifth! O M G

  31. Cummings left after taking fifth. Burton only given 6,000 docs. Hiding something. Have you apologized to whistleblowers?

  32. You call them to apologize as AG, not tell them to call YOU through channels

  33. KatiePavlich : “The minority report won’t be much use of you because it basically says nothing happened,” -Issa #fastandfurious #fact

    GOPoversight : Did #Holder discipline anyone from any gunwalking programs? -http://bit.ly/A7uTfG #fastandfurious

    GOPoversight : When #Holder found out about gunwalking programs…he did nothing. – http://t.co/EnXXGtUn

  34. You have NO respect for the committee or this country, you traitorous piece of garbage!

  35. Michelle Malkin
    Holder pretending there’s nothing unusual about Phoenix crim div chief Patrick Cunningham pleading 5th, resigning. #fastandfurious

  36. RNC Research
    Holder says he gave phone # to whisteblowers that were called liars for them to call him…instead of Holder calling them #fastandfurious

  37. Darrell Issa
    why hasn’t #Holder apologized to #fastandfurious whistleblowers @TheJusticeDept called liars? – bit.ly/yQYrGz

  38. RNC Research
    ACTUALLY – Asst AG Breuer Suggested “Gun Walking” Tactic In February 2011 At Same Time As Congressional Investigation usat.ly/zhXd0k

  39. Right Scoop
    Democrats scream “no evidence” that Holder knew abt #fastandfurious but never mention the withholding of thousands of docs by Holder.

    I am getting red faced listening to the idiot dims, yes one took Cummings place

  40. McHenry: Not fired a single individual in 13 months! Not even a rebuke or letter in their personal files. A B S U R D!

  41. GOPoversight : Did #Holder discipline anyone from any gunwalking programs? -http://bit.ly/A7uTfG #fastandfurious

    KatiePavlich : “The minority report won’t be much use of you because it basically says nothing happened,” -Issa #fastandfurious #fact

    GOPoversight : Did #Holder discipline anyone from any gunwalking programs? -http://bit.ly/A7uTfG #fastandfurious

    GOPoversight : When #Holder found out about gunwalking programs…he did nothing. – http://t.co/EnXXGtUn

  42. Darrell Issa
    .@PatrickMcHenry: #Holder is an incompetent manager of @TheJusticeDept – bit.ly/yQYrGz

    GOP Oversight
    .@PatrickMcHenry: #Holder is an incompetent manager of @TheJusticeDept – bit.ly/yQYrGz

    Michelle Malkin
    Dem. Rep. Towns has more sympathy for Holder than Agent Terry and his family. #fastandfurious

  43. RNC Research
    Holder’s testimony under oath contradicting reports that his own subordinate suggested gun walking in Feb 2011: usat.ly/zhXd0k

    Michelle Malkin
    Another Dem whitewasher up to bat: Rep. Town reading from CYA script for Holder. #fastandfurious

  44. GOPoversight : Here’s INFOGRAPHIC showing how many documents #Holder refuses to share that @RepDanBurton referencing: http://t.co/cW048quy

    GOPoversight : Why did a top #Fastandfurious official plead the 5th amendment? @RepDanBurton – http://t.co/cW048quy

  45. Lanny Breuer knew – Issa

  46. Michelle Malkin
    Holder hints there will be actions within next 6 months. McHenry: “This is absurd.” #fastandfurious

    GOP Rep. McHenry nailing Holder on failure to hold ppl accountable 13 months after the fact. #fastandfurious

    @DarrellIssa: Is this accountability? #Holder: we’ve moved people around as a result of #Fastandfurious. – bit.ly/yQYrGz

    DarrellIssa how could cmtte have conclusion nothing wrong if 10′s 1000′s pages not given #fast&furious

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