Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two Days After Holder Resigns New Details Emerge On Operation Fast And Furious

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Two Days After Holder Resigns New Details Emerge On Operation Fast And Furious
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Date: Tuesday, 30-Sep-2014 17:39:38

As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to resign from his position, new information emerges regarding his possible involvement in the Operation Fast and Furious “gun-walking” scandal.
Two days before Holder announced his resignation, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruledthat the Department of Justice must release details on documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Bates ruled that the DOJ must submit the materials sought by the watchdog group Judicial Watch no later than October 22. With his ruled Bates denied a motion for more time from the DOJ, stating “at best, it means the Department has been slow to react to this Court’s previous [July 18, 2014] Order. At worst, it means the Department has ignored that Order until now.” The judge also called the government’s request for more time “unconvincing”.
Judicial Watch has been involved in several Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the Obama administration. Specifically, Judicial Watch seeks information related to the failed “gun running” plot known as Operation Fast and Furious in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) knowingly sold guns to Mexican drug cartels.
According to a report in the LA Times:
“letting guns walk” was a tactic whereby the ATF “purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders.”
The program lead to arrests of smaller criminals, but to date no cartel leaders have been arrested. Instead Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry lost his life, along with hundreds of Mexican citizens on the border. These deaths can be traced directly to weapons sold under Fast and Furious.
Read more at http://libertycrier.com/two-days-holder-resigns-new-details-emerge-operation-fast-furious/#kUQT6Z6YxxdFCLoB.99

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