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Additional video on Holder's testimony; Grassley reaction

New Holder video surfaces on F&F ‘misunderstanding’ and Grassley reacts

The Justice Department's claim that Attorney General Eric Holder misunderstood a question from Congressman Darrell Issa regarding when Holder first knew about Operation Fast and Furious is now being questioned because additional video from the same hearing, showing Holder responding to essentially the same question from Congressman Jason Chaffetz, appears to contradict that assertion.

CBS News reports Holder was briefed

CBS uncovers documents showing Holder knew about F&F

CBS News reported Monday evening that Attorney General Eric Holder apparently knew about Operation Fast and Furious months before he admitted to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year under questioning from Congressman Darrell Issa.


Article by Dave Workman

Looming 'buy-outs' rumored at ATF...

Looming ‘buy-outs’ rumored at ATF; fallout from F&F?

Today’s edition of the Federal Times is reporting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking to trim its staff and its budget with buy-outs and early retirements, leaving one to wonder if at least some of those considering leaving the agency aren’t merely distancing themselves from an agency embattled over a gun trafficking scandal.


Article by Dave Workman

Holder revives 10-year-old Wales investigation...to deflect F&F attention?

Holder revives Wales investigation; Is this to deflect F&F attention?

Attorney General Eric Holder, under political fire for the alleged Justice Department cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious, is trying to breathe new life into the 10-year-old investigation of the murder of Thomas Wales, a federal prosecutor killed Oct. 11, 2001 in the basement of his Seattle home.


Article by Dave Workman

Grassley: "It's a lie"

Grassley puts it bluntly: ‘It’s a lie’

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley was told in February that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was not allowing guns to cross the border, it wasn’t true and the Justice Department knew it, and he said so in a Monday night interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.


Article by Dave Workman

Two key elements in latest Fast & Furious revelations

Another F&F ‘bombshell’ and a familiar name rises to surface

While Congressional and public attention is focused on Monday’s revelation that taxpayer money was used to purchase several, AK-style firearms that were subsequently allowed to “walk” into the hands of suspected gun runners, there are two key ingredients to this story.


Article by Dave Workman

Issaquah shooting: Nuts blame guns, NRA

Issaquah gunman: Didn’t take long for nuts to blame NRA, gun rights

Saturday’s fatal shooting in Issaquah near two schools provides ample reminders that, a) Gun Free school zones do not prevent people intent on havoc to bring guns into school zones, and b) liberal gun prohibitionists waste no time blaming such crimes on the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association.


Article by Dave Workman

LaPierre nails it on Fast & Furious; GRPC opens and Seattle Mayor should shut up

LaPierre asks right F&F questions, McGinn makes wrong public safety move

CHICAGO — As the 26th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference unfolds here today — sponsored by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms — people are talking about Operation Fast and Furious, while back in Seattle, they’re griping about the mayor’s plan to trim the police budget.


Article by Dave Workman

Irony: WA budget axe sharpened as Obama visit looms

Dept. of Irony: Budget axe gets honed as Obama comes to town

Critics of Barack Obama have been joking lately that every time the President speaks the stock market takes a nosedive, so it is with no small amount of irony that headlines in both the Seattle Times and on-line Seattle Post-Intelligencer are talking about $2 billion more in budget cuts looming, just as Obama heads for Seattle Sunday for some fund-raisers.


Article by Dave Workman