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Fast and Furious Timeline and News Links - Oct. 2011

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October 2011

October 1, 2011 - (Katie Pavlich) - In the first bombshell a map has been found attached to an email sent by William Newell to the White House. The map shows where Fast and Furious guns were recovered in Mexico. William Newell has testified that "we never let guns walk" and the White House has denied any knowledge of guns being sent to Mexico. This map is strong evidence that those statements were false.

October 1, 2011 - San Angelo Standard Times: 'Fast and Furious' needs full investigation

October 1, 2011 - World Net Daily, in an article entitled "Sheriff fighting drug war wants Obama buddy charged - 'This had to have gone up to Eric Holder'", lays out the case for local charges in Gunwalker. It is also clear that local law enforcement is actively investigating and that local charges will probably be brought against at least some federal officials.

October 2, 2011 - The Washington Times reports on the lack of confirmation hearings for a new ATF director. Since the Democrats control the Senate, it is clear that they do not want to hold a hearing that would force the Senate to face up to Gunwalker.

October 2, 2011 - The Daily Caller: Despite new disclosures, White House maintains senior officials didn’t know ATF was ‘letting guns walk’

October 3, 2011 - NY Post editorial: Furiously unraveling - Gun scandal still growing

October 3, 2011 - ABC News reports on the document dump. ABC provides no quotes from the investigative committee’s earlier testimony, quotes Newell without mentioning that his testimony was proven false by the facts and quotes Eric Holder as saying that anyone hoping for evidence that this reaches high into DOJ will be disappointed. They describe the program as well intentioned, but poorly executed. Huge contrast between this reporting and that of CBS or the LA Times.

October 3, 2011 - Human Events in an article entitled, "Fast and Furious: White House Connection Grows Deeper", John Hayward contrasts William Newells testimony before Congress with the facts as revealed by the document dump. He proves that Newell was clearly lying about the volume and content of his communication with White House staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Hayward also mentions the graphic of Fast and Furious recoveries in Mexico and points out that O'Reilly's response expresses absolutely no concern about the number of guns crossing the boarder. In fact, he asks if there is such a chart for the "Texas operation". This strongly implies the O'Reilly was well aware of the purpose of both operations. Finally, Hayward points out that O'Reilly's comments sound like someone who has found data for a term paper. While not conclusive, this tends to support the idea that the purpose of the program was to provide support for gun control.

October 3, 2011 - AWR Hawkins, writing on Big, also focuses upon the contrast between congressional testimony and recently revealed information. Hawkins also uses the graphic to make the point that the White House knew a great deal about the operation.

October 3, 2011 - CBS News: ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010

October 3, 2011 - Chicago Tribune: Top DOJ officials were briefed on F&F and gunwalking tactics.

October 3, 2011 - Fox News Video Report: New Document Sheds Light on Fast and Furious - When did Eric Holder learn about gun program? Proof that Holder knew of Fast and Furious, including guns going to cartels, long before he testified he did. There is also a memo between to of his immediate subordinates that specifically acknowledges "gunwalking". Text report

October 3, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: Justice Emails Show Officials Discussing Gun Probe

October 3, 2011 - Human Events: Fast and Furious II - Follow-up to What We Know So Far

October 3, 2011 - Washington Times Editorial: Fast and felonious - Obama gun warriors shoot themselves in the foot "The “Fast and Furious” gunrunning probe is creeping closer to the Obama White House."

October 3, 2011 - Washington Times: White House staffer was informed about gun probe

October 3, 2011 - The San Angelo Texas Standard Times publishes an editorial by Jose De La Isla. Writing from Mexico City, he argues for a full and independent investigation. He gives us a little taste of he anger brewing in Mexico.

October 4, 2011 - Fox News: House Republicans Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious'

October 4, 2011 - Dallas Morning News: Do Holder's obfuscations clear your special counsel bar?

October 4, 2011 - LA Times: Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF gun program

October 4, 2011 - CNN: GOP seeks independent investigation of Holder

October 4, 2011 - Main Justice: Holder Under Fire Anew For ATF Gun Operation

October 4, 2011 - The Hill: Documents show Holder was informed of Fast and Furious operation in 2010

October 4, 2011 - Politico: Lamar Smith: Special counsel must investigate Eric Holder

October 4, 2011 - Human Events: Fast and Furious Bombshell: Has Eric Holder Been Caught Lying to Congress? - New surprises lurk within last Friday’s document dump.

October 4, 2011 - MyFoxLA: House Republicans to Request Perjury Probe for Attorney General

October 4, 2011 - The State Column: McCain Blasts Holder as Smith Calls for Investigation

October 4, 2011 - The Washington Times: Memo: Holder told of ‘Fast and Furious’ as early as July 2010

October 4, 2011 - Latin America News Dispatch: Documents Claim U.S. Attorney General Holder Knew About “Fast and Furious” In 2010

October 4, 2011 - Investors Business Daily: Indict Eric Holder

October 4, 2011 - Human Events: Fast and Furious: The White House Loses Its Cool - Screaming and cussing directed at a CBS reporter.

October 4, 2011 - The Daily Caller: CBS reporter: White House, DOJ reps ‘yelled’ and ‘screamed’ at her over ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal

October 4, 2011 - Obama DOJ, White House, Screaming at Reporter Over Operation Fast and Furious

October 4, 2011 - The Huffington Post: Eric Holder Investigation: GOP Presses For Probe Into Attorney General's Possible Perjury

October 4, 2011 - ABC News: Fast and Furious: GOP Says Eric Holder is ‘Either Incompetent’ or ‘Misleading Congress’

October 4, 2011 - Newsmax: Holder Informed of Fast and Furious in 2010

October 4, 2011 - Fox News (Greta Van Susteren): What Did Attorney General Holder Know About the Doomed 'Fast and Furious' Operation and When Did He Know It?

October 5, 2011 - Politico: Darrell Issa to Eric Holder: Admit you knew

October 5, 2011 - The Daily Caller: AZ Congressman: Obama admin may be accessory to murder with Fast and Furious

Note on the following stories: Other than CBS, which has done fantastic work on Gunwalker, the following outlets have largely ignored this story until now. I find the timing of these stories very suspicious - it's almost like someone is saying "Bush did it too, so it's OK that Obama and Holder did it" - but never the less I believe that the investigation should include similar ATF programs before Obama took office. We need to find out how far this goes and punish everyone involved, no matter what his or her party.

October 5, 2011 - CBS News: Informant: ATF "gun walking" went on for years. This informant is a licensed dealer who was recruited when he reported a suspicious buyer. He says that "gunwalking" started 4 years ago, under the Bush administration.

October 5, 2011 - The Atlantic wire: ATF Informant Is Sick About Selling Guns to Cartels

October 5, 2011 - The Hufington Post: Darrell Issa Pressed To Add Bush Administration Program To Fast And Furious Investigation

October 5, 2011 - Associated Press: AP sources: Bush-era probe involved guns 'walking'

Approximately 16:00 PST - About two hours after the White House rejected the House Judiciary Chairman's call for a special prosecutor, the acting ATF director announced that he is making 11 major personnel changes at ATF to "press the reset button". He praised both those he demoted and both former director Kenneth Melson and the former AZ US Attorney. All were involved in Fast and Furious. Reports follow below.

October 5, 2011 - CBS News: ATF's new director shakes up agency

October 5, 2011 - Fox News: New ATF Head: ‘We’ve Got to Hit Reset’ on Investigative Moves in Wake of Fast and Furious

October 5, 2011 - The Bellingham Herald: ATF officials demoted in latest Fast and Furious fallout

October 5, 2011 - Washington Post: ATF head makes 11 personnel changes in trying to move agency past gun-smuggling controversy

October 5, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: New ATF Chief Shakes Up Top Ranks

October 5, 2011 - Reuters: Trying to fix ties with Mexico after gun sting

October 5, 2011 - AP: ATF's new director shakes up agency

October 6, 2011: Today's News coverage reveals the contrast between the "alternative media" or "new media" and the old line left of center MSM outlets.

The new media has continued to focus on the evidence that AG Holder lied to congress. Examples:

October 6, 2011 - Fox News: Did Eric Holder Mislead Congress?

October 6, 2011 - Fox News: House GOP Call for a Special Counsel

October 6, 2011 - Fox News: In an on air report not yet posted on the net, Fox reports that additional documents surfaced today indicating that AG Holder was briefed on other previously unknown occasions - including a slideshow of "Fast and Furious" recoveries in Mexico.

October 6, 2011 - International Business Times: ATF Officials Reassigned as Fast and Furious Continues to Derail

October 6, 2011 - NY Post: 'Furious' mess has Justice in full panic

In contrast, the MSM covers a completely different story. Their coverage is basically "the new ATF director is dealing with it" (without firing anyone) and, oh yeah - it happened under Bush too. Examples:

October 6, 2011 - CNN: New boss at ATF announces major shake-up at the troubled agency

October 6, 2011 - USA Today: ATF probes gun trafficking to Mexico during Bush years

October 6, 2011 - Washington Post: ‘Calm down’ about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says

October 6, 2011 - El Paso Chronicle: John Cornyn says Obama is “only person left with any confidence” in Eric Holder

October 6, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: Parties Trade Blows Over Attorney General, Gun Probe

October 6, 2011 - Fox News Latino: Lawmakers: Holder received 5 "Fast and Furious" memos in 2010

October 6, 2011 - Politico: John McCain's furious but not fast

October 6, 2011 - The House Oversight and Reform Committee posts a very slick video entitled, "Holder vs White House: Who Is Accountable?"

October 6, 2011 - Could Eric Holder be charged as an accomplice to murder(s)?

October 6, 2011 - KIVI-TV Boise, ID: Rep. Labrador calls on U.S. Attorney General to resign

October 7, 2011 - CBS News: Deputy AG received detailed Fast and Furious briefing

October 7, 2011 - Fox Phoenix: Are Sheriffs Calling for AG Holder to Resign?

October 7, 2011 - Fox News: Holder Challenges 'Fast and Furious' Allegations in Scathing Letter to Congress

October 7, 2011 - Fox News: Holder Responds to Attacks Over Fast and Furious (Late in this story proof is offered that the Bush era program "Wide Receiver" was very, very different from Fast and Furious. DOJ memos are shown on screen that prove this. As of today Fox is the ONLY news agency to catch this. Hopefully others will take time to actually read the memos.)

October 7, 2011 - AP: Arizona sheriffs blast gun-smuggling operation

October 7, 2011 - LA Times: Atty. Gen. Holder strikes back at GOP critics

October 7, 2011 - CNN: Holder blasts GOP critics for their attacks over Fast and Furious gun operation

October 7, 2011 - CBS: AG Holder responds to critics on Fast and Furious

October 7, 2011 - USA Today: Holder defends testimony in 'Fast and Furious' gun probe

October 7, 2011 - Salt Lake City Tribune: Holder answers critics on gun-smuggling issue

October 7, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: Holder Defends Stance in Gun-Running Probe

October 7, 2011 - CBS News (Sharyl Attkisson): Leahy plans oversight hearing with Holder This move is huge, especially if the hearings extend to "Gunwalker" in general. Although Senator Leahy is a loyal Democrat, he is also represents Vermont, where support for the 2nd Amendment and the NRA is fanatical. This is the likely reason why he is going to hold hearings - and why his ability for defend Holder and Obama has limits. If the Senate Judiciary Committee were chaired by anyone else this would not be happening.

October 9, 2011 - CBS News: ATF gunwalking subpoenas may be sent this week

October 9, 2011 - World Net Daily Editorial: What Holder Knew.....

October 9, 2011 - The Washington Times: Holder to get new subpoenas on ‘Fast and Furious’ program

October 9, 2011 - The Daily Caller: Issa to issue new Fast and Furious subpoenas

October 9, 2011 - Newsmax: Pressure Grows for Holder's Resignation; Subpoenas Threatened

October 9, 2011 - Fox News Sunday: Darrell Issa Talks Fast and Furious Fallout

October 9, 2011 - Pittsburg Post Gazette Editorial: Impeach Eric Holder - The attorney general has lied to Congress

October 10, 2011 - The Hill: Holder has hit new low, Issa charges Issa: "Incredibly, in your letter from Friday you now claim that you were unaware of Fast and Furious because your staff failed to inform you of information contained in memos that were specifically addressed to you,” Issa wrote in his letter, sent to Holder on Sunday but publicly released on Monday. At best, this indicates negligence and incompetence in your duties as attorney general. At worst, it places your credibility in serious doubt.”

October 10, 2011 - Newsmax: Issa to Holder: You're Incompetent, Untrustworthy Issa: “Whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility. You have made numerous statements about Fast and Furious that have eventually been proven to be untrue. Your lack of trustworthiness while speaking about Fast and Furious has called into question your overall credibility as Attorney General."

October 10, 2011 - Investors Business Daily editorial: Fast And Furious And Ugly

October 10, 2011 - Fox News: Issa Responds to Holder Letter With Matching Gusto

October 10, 2011 - Fox News Video: House Committee to Subpoena Eric Holder on 'Fast and Furious'

October 10, 2011 - Fox News Video: What Did Eric Holder Know?

October 10, 2011 - Politico: Darrell Issa: Eric Holder 'owns' Fast & Furious

October 10, 2011 - The Daily Caller: Bob Barr: Holder not the real culprit in ‘Fast and Furious’ (LinkHe thinks the focus should be upon the BATFE)

October 11, 2011 - Breaking News: Iran Planned Terrorist Attack with cartel support This bears on Gunwalker in two ways: 1) The ATF actually sent guns to people prepared to support our enemies in an attack on US soil, 2) FBI and DEA kept quiet about it in order to preserve their informants in the cartels.

October 12, 2011 - Fox News Video: Inside the 'Fast and Furious' Subpoena of Holder

October 12, 2011 - Fox News Video: Stirewalt and Gowdy on Attorney General Subpoena

October 12, 2011 - Fox News: Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation

October 12, 2011 - LA Times: Documents subpoenaed from Atty. Gen. Holder in 'Fast and Furious' probe

October 12, 2011 - CBS News: Attorney General Holder subpoenaed for documents in ATF "Gunwalker" Fast and Furious case

October 12, 2011 - NY Times: House Panel Issues Subpoena for Records on Gun Program

October 12, 2011 - LA Times: Attorney general subpoenaed in probe of botched gun operation

October 12, 2011 - NPR: House Panel Subpoenas Holder In ATF Gun Operation

October 12, 2011 - Washington Post: House committee issues subpoena to Justice Department in guns-to-Mexico scandal

October 12, 2011 - Washington Times editorial: Gunwalker is only the tip of a scandal iceberg

October 12, 2011 - Washington Examiner: Holder should quit fast and furiously

October 12, 2011 - Fox News: Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation

October 12, 2011 - World Net Daily: Lawsuit wants to know who said what and when - Court action targets communications over 'Fast and Furious' scheming

October 13, 2011 - Alpine Avalanche editorial: Ever vigilant: Fast and Furious an attempt at more gun control

October 13, 2011 - One News Now: Getting to the bottom of major scandal

October 13, 2011 - NY Post: Congress takes aim at Holder

October 13, 2011 - CNN editorial: Who will pay price for Fast and Furious?

October 13, 2011 - Fox News: Emails Show Justice Officials Drawing Blanks on 'Fast and Furious' Despite Memos

October 14, 2011 - The mainstream print press, in a clear effort to protect the Obama administration, continues to lie about Bush era "gunwalking". The articles begin by stating that the operations were "similar", or used the same tactics. Next, the Bush era program is accurately described - including the facts that traffickers were subjected to surveillance and US officials in Mexico and Mexican law enforcement were involved. What is missing from most of these articles is the fact that Fast and Furious intentionally did none of these things. It is missing, because if it were there the basic premise of the article - that Bush did the same thing - would fall appart.

The facts are clear: "Wide Receiver" was a program that actually was designed to catch gun smugglers. As a result of mistakes by law enforcement on both sides of the boarder, guns got away. Fast and Furious was very different - it's very purpose was to enable guns to go to Mexico without the Mexican government or law enforcement knowing anything about it

In addition, the AP article - widely reprinted across the nation, flat out lies, saying there is no law against "firearms trafficking", when there are in fact many laws against it.

The bad news for the Obama administration is that the article includes quotes from a memo sent by William Newell, ATF Phoenix head, shutting down the program: "I think we both understand the extremely positive potential for a case such as this but at this point I'm so frustrated with this whole mess I'm shutting the case down and any further attempts to do something similar. We're done trying to pursue new and innovative initiatives — it's not worth the hassle."

This raises a very interesting question: What caused Newell to change his mind, or who ordered him to do something he had recently said he did not want to do? In any case, it seems clear that Newell did not initiate "Fast and Furious".

USA Today
- Huffington Post - Washington Post - AP/Google

October 14, 2011 - CBS: "Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal

October 14, 2011 - ABC News: Documents Highlight Bush-Era Incident Pre-Dating ‘Fast and Furious’ In contrast to yesterday's reports, this report clearly contrasts the huge differences between "wide Receiver" and "Fast and Furious".

October 14, 2011 - NPR: Double Take 'Toons: Bag Holder?

October 14, 2011 - CBS News: "Fast and Furious" in focus on Face the Nation (Sunday)

October 14, 2011 - US News Debate Club.....

Fast and Furious: Biggest Political Cover-Up Since Watergate

Eric Holder Should Resign

Facts Support Mr. Holder's Truthfulness

Gun Trafficking Laws Need an Overhaul

Investigation Is Not A Witch Hunt But a Call for More Answers

October 14, 2011 - Newsmax: NRA's LaPierre: 'Fast and Furious' Was Plot Against Second Amendment

October 15, 2011 - The Arizona Republic: Into the mind of ... Paul Babeu

October 15, 2011 - Greeley Gazette: AG: Gun control would have stopped Fast and Furious

October 16, 2011 - CBS News provided extensive coverage today on it's flagship show "Face the Nation". First, Rep. Issa and CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson appeared together presenting a great deal of solid evidence indicating that the scandal reaches high into the administration and that a cover up is under way. This was followed by Rep. Cummings who accused Issa of being on a witch hunt and that no one outside of the Phoenix ATF knew about the program, Rep. Cummings offered no evidence to refute the case made by Issa beyond the word of those under investigation. - Video of Interviews - Transcript

October 16, 2011 - Newsmax: Issa: Holder Obviously Knew More About Fast and Furious Than He Admits

October 16, 2011 - UPI: Issa: AG knew about 'Fast and Furious'

October 16, 2011 - Bloomberg Businessweek: Issa Says Holder Not Telling All on ‘Fast and Furious’ Probe

October 17, 2011 - CBS News: FBI hiding facts on "fast and furious" scandal?

October 17, 2011 - CBS News: Issa to press FBI for "gunwalking" info

October 17, 2011 - Fox News: Issa Acknowledges Gun Probes 'Similar' -- Not Identical -- to 'Fast and Furious' Under Bush The article points out the critical differences between "Fast and Furious" and "Wide Receiver".

October 17, 2011 - Rep. Issa Asked If He Is ‘Showboating’ With Fast And Furious On Face The Nation

October 17, 2011 - Providence Journal Editorial: What Holder knew

October 17, 2011 - Minot Daily News Editorial: Jogging Holder's memory

October 17, 2011 - Washington Examiner Editorial: Holder should fire his aides - or get fired himself
October 17, 2011 - State Press: Americans “Furious” with recent gunrunning scandal

October 17, 2011 - Opposing Views: Hillary Clinton to Face Heat Over Fast & Furious Gun Scandal?

October 17, 2011 - Fox News: Justice Department Accuses Issa of 'Mischaracterizing' Evidence in Probe of Operation Fast and Furious

October 18, 2011 - Fox News: 'Fast & Furious': How a Botched Operation Spawned Fatal Results

October 18, 2011 - Fox News: Amendment to Ban Funds for Fast and Furious-Style Program Gains Democrat's Support

October 18, 2011 - LA Times: Sen. John Cornyn: No more 'Fast and Furious' gun programs

October 18, 2011 - CBS News: DOJ: No 3rd gun in "Fast and Furious" murder

October 18, 2011 - Longview WA Daily News: Investigate 'Fast and Furious' debacle

October 18, 2011 - Big Holder on Hot Seat for Fast and Furious Documents

October 18, 2011 - Time: Punishment Pending

October 18, 2011 - Time: Senate to End 'Fast and Furious' Gun Program

October 18, 2011 - ABC News: Obama on ‘Fast and Furious’: ‘People Who Have Screwed Up Will Be Held Accountable’

October 18, 2011 - NPR: Senate Votes To End 'Fast And Furious' Gun Program

October 18, 2011 - CBS News: Obama on Fast and Furious: "People who have screwed up will be held accountable"

October 18, 2011 - CBS News: Senate nixes gun-running stings after controversy

October 18, 2011 - Pajamas Media: Obama Preparing to Throw Someone Under the Bus

October 19, 2011 - The Daily Caller: GOP reps directly press Obama on Fast and Furious

October 19, 2011 - CBS News: Napolitano on ATF Fast and Furious: "We're waiting for the Inspector General"

October 19, 2011 - Opposing Views: Myth: 90% of Mexican Drug Cartel Guns Come from U.S.

October 19, 2011 - Cleveland Plain Dealer: Operation Fast and Furious a scandal that continues to build: A Closer Look

October 19, 2011 - The Daily Caller: ATF priorities: Smuggle guns to drug cartels, arrest cigarette smugglers

October 20. 2011 - The Hufington Post: Be Furious Over Operation Fast and Furious

October 20, 2011 - Canada Free Press: It’s a Culture Thing ATF is hostage to an ingrained culture that has brought the agency nearly to its knees

October 20, 2011 - CBS News: ATF Fast and Furious investigation: Congress tells FBI: clarify evidence in Brian Terry murder

October 20, 2011 - Fox News: Congressional Investigators Target FBI Over Fast and Furious

October 20, 2011 - Wall Street Journal: GOP Lawmakers Press FBI on Fast and Furious

October 20, 2011 - The Daily Caller: Where is the outrage over Fast and Furious?

October 21, 2011 - ATF Ignored Death Threats, Tried to Frame Whistleblower Agent to Cover Corruption

October 21, 2011 - San Diego Union-Tribune: Good and bad of Issa v. White House

October 24, 2011 - The Washington Times: Cornyn urging wider probe of ‘Fast and Furious’ - Sen. Cornyn believes that an operation much like Fast and Furious was run at the same time in Texas.

October 24, 2011 - The Cypress Times: Cornyn Asks Grassley, Issa For Formal Investigation Of Alleged Texas-Based Fast And Furious Operation

October 24, 2011 - Obama admin weak on gun prosecutions, report shows (Direct Link To Report)

October 25, 2011 - Chicago Sun Times: ATF boss: Despite ‘awry’ gun case, crackdown will continue (Interesting article. Jones, the new ATF direct repeats the party line about stopping gun smuggling to Mexico - but then talks about expanding operations that sound a great deal like "Operation Exile", an NRA supported program from the Bush administration where ATF agents were embedded in local PDs. They then make sure Federal charges are brought against criminals using guns. Clearly, ATF leadership has decided a change in direction is needed.)

October 26, 2011 - YouTube/House Oversight and Reform: Issa Grills Obama Homeland Security's Napolitano on Fast and Furious

October 26, 2011 - YouTube/House Oversight and Reform: Gowdy to Napolitano: What Did You Know About Fast and Furious?

October 26, 2011 - YouTube/House Oversight and Reform: Chaffetz to Napolitano: What Role Did Homeland Security Dept. Play in Fast and Furious?

October 26, 2011 - The Daily Caller: Issa, Grassley: Holder needs to reveal info on 2nd agent’s murder, connections

October 26, 2011 - Rep. Issa Suggests Homeland Chief Napolitano Moved Too Slow in Probe of Dead Border Agent Brian Terry

October 26, 2011 - Atty. Gen. Holder Needs to Step Up and Take Responsibility for ATF’s Fast and Furious

October 26, 2011 - Janet Napolitano Still Giving Non-Answers on Operation Fast and Furious

October 26, 2011 - Politico: Darrell Issa: Janet Napolitano slow on Fast & Furious

October 26, 2011 - Main Justice: Napolitano: I was never bLinkriefed on Fast and Furious

October 27, 2011 - D.C. whispers--major Gunwalker figure hands over documents The documents supposedly directly contradict testimony by both Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano and contain details of the planning of Fast and Furious at highest levels of DOJ. They also support Hillery Clinton's statement that the State Department was never informed of the operation.

October 27, 2011 - The Hill: Clinton: DOJ didn't give State a ‘heads up’ about Fast and Furious

October 27, 2011 - Human Events: Fast and Furious: Reaching the Unreachable Man
The phone call reporters never bothered to make.

October 27, 2011 - CBS News: Gun buyer linked to federal agent's murder to plead guilty

October 27, 2011 - Dallas Morning News: Cornyn joins leaders in questioning ATF’s handling of Dallas-Fort Worth gunrunning case

October 27, 2011 - CBS News: Clinton: Justice Dept. didn't seek State Dept.'s permission for "gunwalking" operation

October 28, 2011 - CBS News: ATF gunwalker update: Eric Holder to testify on Fast and Furious

October 28, 2011 - TPMMuckraker: Eric Holder To Testify On Fast And Furious As Dems Call On Ex-ATF Director Melson

October 31, 2011 - Fast and Furious: NRA to Launch National TV Campaign Calling For Holder's Resignation They have produced a 2 minute spot explaining the scandal, and they have the money to air it.

October 31, 2011 - Human Events: John Hayward - Fast and Furious: 17 Members of Congress Now Calling For Holder to Resign

October 31, 2011 - American Thinker: One Pivotal Week For Fast and Furious

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