And once again we have a blatant admittance of guilt regarding Project Gunrunner. Not through denial, but through an over-the-top attempt by the United States President (B Hussein O) to block all progress, all evidence and all TRANSPARENCY using any means necessary – desperate as it may seem.
For the last 3 years Eric Holder has repeatedly denied all prior knowledge of Project Gunrunner, despite Holder’s transcribed 2009 speech posted on his DOJ website (screen capture below made by yours truly) where Mr. Holder clearly states, “My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the SouthWest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner”: HERE
Sure. Hillary Clinton may have played a big part in Project Gunrunner (aka ‘Project Gunwalker’, aka ‘Fast and Furious’), and rising star Janet Napolitano managed to land herself a leading roll in this tragic comedy, but when other cast members include big stars like the IRS, the DEA and ICE (HERE), well the real question is, “Who isn’t involved?”
WARNING: Don’t be surprised if Issa isn’t playing the ‘good cop’ in this good-cop-bad-cop saga to simply deliver excited media bubbleheads another uneventful climax. With this many folks involved yet no fall guy, expect nothing more.
Fast And Furious SHOCKER! Cha, Right… Obama Asserts Executive Privilege
(CNN) An extraordinary House committee hearing began considering a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday even though President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege over documents sought by the panel investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting.
Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, said the White House assertion of executive privilege “falls short” of any reason to delay the hearing.
However, the committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, accused Issa of setting an “impossible standard” for Holder by demanding documents the attorney general was legally prohibited from providing.
Issa has “no interest in resolving” the dispute with Holder, Cummings said.
Wednesday’s development further heightened the drama of a high-profile showdown between Issa and Holder over the committee’s demand for the Department of Justice to turn over more documents about the Fast and Furious program.
The White House move means the Department of Justice can withhold the documents from the House Oversight Committee, which was scheduled to consider a contempt measure Wednesday against Holder.
“I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the relevant post-February 4, 2011, documents,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote in a letter to Issa made public just before the committee meeting was scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Screen capture of Eric Holder’s transcribed 2009 speech, as posted on the DOJ’s website:
Project Gunrunner reruns are getting old: HERE
IRS, the DEA and ICE were also connected to Project Gunrunner: HERE
DOJ Wiretap Authorization: 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