Where was I?
Oh, yeah. Eric Holder just publicly denied any prior knowledge of Project Gunrunner (aka ‘Fast and Furious’) even though he bragged about it after Obama approved and signed the stimulus funding for its operations back in 2009.
Eric Holder Denies Prior Knowledge Of ‘Fast And Furious’
(Fox News) The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time that not only he but also other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out. Holder also suggested politics could be a driving force behind Republican lawmakers’ forceful inquiries into the matter.
“The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. … I don’t think is supported by the facts,” Holder told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Washington. “It’s kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved. As I said, I don’t think that is going to be shown to be the case — which doesn’t mean that the mistakes were not serious.”
A spokeswoman for the Republican leading a congressional investigation described Holder’s comments as baseless “whining,” and earlier Wednesday the House Republican himself said the issue is about more than who knew what, when.
Now, witness 2009 Eric Holder not only acknowledging the program, but ‘bragging’ he was in the process of expanding it:
(justice.gov) “Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.”
And, here’s a screen capture Sad Hill made of Eric Holder’s 2009 speech as transcribed, then posted on DOJ’s website. Need I say more?:
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Eric Holder bragged about Project Gunrunner in 2009: HERE
IRS, DEA, ICE connected to Project Gunrunner: HERE
Project Gunrunner funded by 2009 stimulus that Obama signed: HERE
Project Gunrunner Briefing Paper: HERE
Project Gunrunner: DOJ / ATF smuggle guns to Mexican drug cartel: HERE
Project Gunrunner: DOJ authorized wiretap of ATF’s ‘Fast and Furious’: HERE
No Fast and Furious justice for Project Gunrunner culprits: HERE
Project Gunrunner – Now in theaters everywhere!: HERE
Janet Napolitano, ‘The borders are safe’ so just ignore the mass graves found yesterday in Mexico, near the border’: HERE
Eric Holder’s DOJ forces US Police departments to lower test standards for blacks: HERE
Obama flip-flops: HERE