Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Fast and Furious Timeline and News Links - Feb. 2012
Feb. 1, 2012 - Fox News: Holder to testify at new 'Fast and Furious' hearing - Rep. Issa: Congress' patience with the attorney general not infinite - Melson gave extensive testimony - including that he believes Justice is trying to blame ATF for their OP. Issa: Evidence shows Justice was involved.
Feb. 1, 2012 - CBS News: Family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry sues U.S. government
Feb. 1, 2012 - Fox News: Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M suit against ATF
Feb. 1, 2012 - Examner.com: Holder Wednesday: Between the rock and the hard place
Feb. 1, 2012 - Examiner.com: 'Fatally Flawed' report has some flaws of its own
Feb. 1, 2012 - Arizona Daily Star: Partisan swipes over Fast and Furious precede Holder's testimony
Feb. 1, 2012 - KVOA.com: Agent Terry's family claim to sue for $25 million
Feb. 1, 2012 - LA Times: Slain border agent's family alleges lies over ATF gun program
Feb. 1, 2012 - CBS5AZ: Parents of slain border patrol agent sue DOJ
Feb. 1, 2012 - azcentral.com: Quayle wants 'Fast & Furious' special prosecutor
Feb 1, 2012 - NY Post: A failed ‘Fast and Furious’ whitewash
Feb. 1, 2012 - Newsday: Family of slain border agent files $25M claim
Feb. 1, 2012 - The Washington Post: Justice official says congressional deadline for more Fast and Furious documents ‘impossible to meet’
Feb. 2, 2012 - Business Week: Gun Operation Documents Weren’t Provided, U.S. Lawmaker Says
Feb. 2, 2012 - Fox News: Holder: No One Disciplined for 'Fast and Furious' Yet
Feb. 2, 2012 - Fox News: Holder: No cover-up in 'Fast and Furious,' no effort to hide details of the operation
Feb. 2, 2012 - Fox News: GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious
Feb. 2, 2012 - Fox News: AG Holder, Republicans square off over documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - Townhall.com: Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ
Feb. 2, 2012 - C-Span: AG Holder Testifies in Third Hearing on "Fast and Furious"
Feb. 2, 2012 - Rueters: U.S. Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting
Feb. 2, 2012 - Washington Post: Issa tells AG that House panel will do what is necessary to get Justice Department documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - NPR: AG Holder, Republicans Square Off Over Documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - Hot Air.com: Holder to Issa: I’ll hold people accountable … for whistleblowing
Feb. 2, 2012 - Washington Times: Issa pushes Holder to produce documents or face contempt
Feb. 2, 2012 - Texas Insider: GOP Report: Justice Officials Were on Top of Fast and Furious
Feb. 2, 2012 - LA Times: House GOP threatens to hold Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious
Feb. 2, 2012 - CBS News: Holder: Fast and Furious "has become political"
Feb. 2, 2012 - The Daily Caller: Holder’s No. 2 in 2009: Gunwalking, Fast and Furious a ‘terrific idea’
Feb. 1, 2012 - Fox News: Holder: No cover-up in 'Fast and Furious,' no effort to hide details of the operation
Feb. 2, 2012 - Wall Street Journal: GOP Lawmakers Criticize Gun Probe
Feb. 2, 2012 - Big Government.com: Holder Hearings, Opening Salvo - Issa Goes For Jugular, Democrats Attempt Smoke Screen For Holder
Feb. 2, 2012 - AZ Capital Times: Justice, House GOP tangle over access to documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - Hot Air.com: Did DoJ approve “a different approach” to gunwalking in 2010?
Feb. 2, 2012 - Red State: The Fast and Furious Cover Up
Feb. 2, 2012 - Examiner.com: 'Gunwalking' documents shared by Issa prior to Holder hearing cite DOJ failures
Feb. 2, 2012 - LA Times: Lawmakers investigating gun scheme may cite Holder for contempt
Feb. 2, 2012 - The Daily Caller (Video): Gowdy repeats call for Holder to resign ‘the easy way,’ or be impeached ‘the hard way’
Feb. 2, 2012 - NY Times: Further Pressure on Holder Over Failed Gun Operation
Feb. 2, 2012 - KTAR: AG Holder, House Republicans clash over documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - The Washington Times: Holder faces wrath in Hill hearing - Contempt threat cited in gun probe
Feb. 2, 2012 - The Press Enterprise: CONGRESS: Sparks fly in Fast and Furious hearing
Feb. 2, 2012 - Cronkite News: House lawmakers accuse Holder of obstructing ‘Fast and Furious’ probe
Feb. 2, 2012 - Fox News (Opinion): The Department of Injustice
Feb. 2, 2012 - Middletown Press: Holder, House GOP panel face off over surrender of documents on 'Fast and Furious' program
Feb. 2, 2012 - The Washington Post: Attorney general, Republicans spar over ‘Fast and Furious’ at congressional hearing
Feb. 2, 2012 The Washington Examiner (Editorial): Holder should walk the plank on 'Fast and Furious'
Feb. 2, 2012 - Examiner.com: Holder didn’t know…but somebody did; the F&F ‘main justice’ problem
Feb. 2, 2012 - Investor's Business Daily (Editorial): Groundhog Day: Holder Repeats Fast And Furious Lies
Feb. 2, 2012 - Salt lake City Tribune: House GOP threatens to hold A.G. Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - Examiner.com: Emails May Reveal DOJ Foreknowledge Of Fast and Furious
Feb. 2, 2012 - msnbc.com: AG Holder, House Republicans clash over documents
Feb. 2, 2012 - msnbc.com: Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting
Feb. 3, 2012 - philly.com: GOP presses Holder on gun probe
Feb. 3, 2012 - Newsroom America: Holder Denies DOJ Covered Up 'Fast and Furious' Operation
Feb. 3, 2012 - International Business Times: Fast and Furious ATF Scandal: Attorney General Holder Denies Knowledge of Gun Walking Program, States Firings, Charges Will Come
Feb. 3, 2012 - the fix: Fur Flies in Hearing on ATF's "Fast and Furious" Campaign
Feb. 3, 2012 - Human Events: Slain Border Patrol Agent Terry’s mom calls Eric Holder a "joke" and a "coward politician"
Feb. 3, 2012 - Examiner.com: Murdered border cop's mom blasts Holder; Others push for probe
Feb. 4, 2012 - The Weekly Standard: Slow and Infuriating
Feb. 4, 2012 - policymic: Fast and Furious: Attorney General Eric Holder Should Take Responsibility For Weapons Smuggling Op
Feb. 4, 2012 - gather.com: Disgusting Display by Attorney General Eric Holder
Feb. 4, 2012 - Fox News: DOJ withholding Fast and Furious information?
Feb. 5, 2012 - Press Release: DEMOCRAT BREAKS RANKS ON ‘FAST & FURIOUS’: CONGRESSMAN CALLS OUT ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ‘TROUBLING’ BEHAVIOR
Feb. 5, 2012 - Fox News: Fast and Furious: Holder in the hot seat
Feb. 5, 2012 - redandblack.com: Obama’s irresponsibility crosses border
Feb. 5, 2012 - Right Side News: Dump Holder
Feb. 5, 2012 - Sipsey Street Irregulars: Sipsey Street Exclusive: Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily an ATF scandal, although you are meant to think it is.
Feb. 6, 2012 - I just found a memo from Issa and Grassley to the majority members of the Oversight Committee. Here is one of the concluding paragraphs: "ATF blames Main Justice for encouraging Fast and Furious. The Justice Department blames ATF and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office for the use of misguided tactics. Those who were in a position at Main Justice to stop the program blame their staffs for not bringing issues regarding Fast and Furious to their attention. U.S. Attorney ’s Office personnel have either taken the Fifth Amendment and refuse d to discuss the issue with Congress , or have been estopped by the Justice Department from talking to Congress altogether. As the former ATF Acting Director testified in July 2011, it appears very clearly that the Department is circling the wagons to protect its political appointees."
Feb. 6, 2012 - Source: Gun Walking To Mexico Known Outside Of ATF - An ex-federal law enforcement agent says other agencies stopped gun shipments linked to Operation Fast & Furious. When they questioned it, they were told Arizona's U.S. Attorney was aware of it.
Feb. 6, 2012 - Big Government.com: Fast and Furious: Rep. Burton to Holder, 'There Are Things You Don't Want Us To See'
Feb. 6, 2012 - The Daily Caller: Former Tucson DEA head: Holder either knew of gun-walking, or was willfully unaware Quotes:
"I can only speak to the reporting, but people all the way up to the attorney general knew what was going on.”
"Newell had a gun control agenda behind his actions with Fast and Furious and other operations. “Whenever Bill would make those [anti-gun rights] statements [with inflated gun trafficking statistics], everyone would roll their eyes and say, ‘when is someone going to call him on this?’”
Feb. 6, 2012 - The Daily Caller: RNC chairman: Holder acting like he’s under an ‘air of indictment’
Feb. 8, 2012 - The National Review: American Guns and Mexican Violence - By Sen. John Cornyn
Feb. 8, 2012 - Media Research Center: MRC Study: ABC and NBC Anything But Fast and Furious On Gunwalking Scandal
Feb. 8, 2012 - FrontPageMag.com: Eric Holder and Operation Stonewall
Feb. 9, 2012 - examiner.com/Fox News: Where is Truth from DOJ? Sealed Wire Tap Applications in Operation Fast & Furious
Feb. 9, 2012 - examiner.com: Issa, Meehan, Grassley to Holder: Unseal Fast & Furious wiretap apps
Feb. 10, 2012 - Fox News: Former DEA chief says 3 other federal agencies knew about Operation Fast and Furious
Feb. 10, 2012 - Fox News: Is 'Fast and Furious' biggest cover-up since Watergate?
Feb. 10, 2012 Fox News: New questions about Justice's account of 'Fast and Furious'
Feb. 10, 2012 - lohud.com: House memo: Entire goal of Fast and Furious was a failure
Feb. 10, 2012 - ticklethewire.com: Ex-DEA Official Said Agents in Other Agencies Tried to Stop ATF’s Fast and Furious
Feb. 10, 2012 - CNN: Holder granted extra time to turn over 'Fast and Furious' documents
Feb. 10, 2012 - Tucson Citizen: House memo: Fast and Furious was a failure
Feb. 11, 2012 - World Net Daily: Boehner sabotaging Fast and Furious probe?
Feb. 11, 2012 - Big Government.com: Fast and Furious: Rep. Darrell Issa Blinks, No Contempt Charges for Holder
Feb. 11, 2012 - Hot Air.com: Sheriff Paul Babeu: Fast and Furious scandal is far from over Babeu: "Many of us, including me, feel that whoever made these decisions should be held criminally accountable because people have been murdered”
Feb. 11, 2012 - HotAir.com (video): Tina Korbe interviews Sheriff Paul Babeu (A must watch video! Babeu states that F&F was planned and executed in order to reduce gun rights.)
Feb. 11, 2012 - Examiner.com: Ex DEA head: At least 3 other agencies knew about Fast and Furious
Feb. 12, 2012 - The Greenville News: Answers needed about gun program
Feb. 13, 2012 - Canada Free Press: Is Speaker Boehner making a deal with the Obama Administration to stop Fast & Furious?
Feb. 13, 2012 - Investors Business Daily: Fast And Furious Gun Control Plot Was Widely Known
Feb. 13, 2012 - Examiner.com: Issa spokesperson denies Fast & Furious ‘sell-out’ rumor
Feb. 14, 2012 - TPM: Issa Signals Contempt Proceedings Against Holder Over Fast And Furious
Feb. 14, 2012 - Newsmax: Rep. Issa to Holder: Quit Stonewalling on Fast and Furious
Feb. 15, 2012 - The Brownsville Herald: ICE agent's parents look for answers
Feb. 15, 2012 - Examiner.com: It’s been a year since ICE Agent Zapata was killed in Mexico -RIP
Feb. 16, 2012 - Brenham Banner-Press: Napolitano testifies in ‘Fast and Furious’ gun probe
Feb. 16, 2012 - Human Events: Fast and Furious: Obama’s 2013 budget removes ban on gun-walking
Feb. 17, 2012 - Ammoland.com: Felipe Calderon & CNN Continue To Lie About Sources Of Drug Cartels Weapons
Feb. 18, 2012 - American Thinker: Project Gunrunner Wasn't Fast and Furious by Any Means (An excellent rebuttal of the "Bush did it too" lie.)
Feb. 21, 2012 - The Cypress Times: NAPOLITANO 'HOPES' ATF DID NOT MISLEAD DHS ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS
Feb. 21, 2012 - The Daily Caller: Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda
Feb. 21, 2012 - The Narcophere: US Troops May Now Be Coping with Fast and Furious Fallout
Feb. 22, 2012 - Rep. McCaul Opens Investigation into DHS Partnership with ATF's Operation Gunrunner (Local News Video)
Feb. 22, 2012 - CBS News: Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation
Feb. 22, 2012 - Examiner.com: CBS has new revelation in Zapata slaying, and Sen. Grassley is not happy
Feb. 23, 2012 - KPHO-TV: Cash, guns and ammo seized in Casa Grande (Possible connection with Fast and Furious and a cartel "rip crew".)
Feb. 23, 2012 - Human Events: Fast and Furious: Walked ATF guns found at Zapata crime scene - A second American fatality in the Obama Administration’s gun-walking program is confirmed.
Feb. 24, 2012 - American Thinker: Janet Napolitano Claims Ignorance in Second Gun Link to ICE Agent's Murder
Feb. 27, 2012 - Examiner.com: BREAKING: Issa, Grassley push Holder for answers in Zapata slaying
Feb. 27, 2012 - CBS News: Congressional investigators fault ATF's "irresponsible tactic" in ICE agent murder
Feb. 28, 2012 - HS Today: Republicans Question Tactics in ATF Operation Linked to Murder of ICE Agent
Feb. 28, 2012 - ticklethewire.com: Atty. Gen. Holder Defends the Way he Handled ATF’s Fast and Furious
Feb. 28, 2012 - YouTube/oversightandreform/Fox News: AG Holder, the Failure of Fast & Furious is Your Responsibility
Feb. 28, 2012 - The Hill: Holder would have 'modified' Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation
Feb. 28, 2012 - Politico: Eric Holder on the Hill faces friendlier fire
Feb. 29, 2012 - AZ Family.com (Video): New leader of ATF in Phoenix discusses 'Fast and Furious'
Feb. 29, 2012 - MainJustice: Grassley, Issa Press Holder on Zapata Killing
Feb. 29, 2012 - HotAir.com: Holder: I’m the guy who stopped Fast & Furious
Feb. 29, 2012 - American Thinker: Gun Walking Caused Death of ICE Agent Zapata
Feb. 29, 2012 - BigGovernment.com: Fast and Furious: Another Straw-Purchaser, Another Federal Agent Dead (and Still Holder Won't Comply)