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Gunwalker Hearings Held June 13th and June 15th, 2011.

"Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 13th," a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform press release issued today declares. The title of the hearing is "Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena?" and it will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Rayburn House Office Building.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Issa releases witness list for first 'Gunwalker' hearing - National gun rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-n ... z1Ouf1j3zH

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a second hearing for next week to look into the unfolding Project Gunrunner scandal. Titled “Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes,†the hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 15, in the Rayburn House Office building and will include three panels of witnesses:
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LATEST May 3, 2011: Video from yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing courtesy of a reader.

May 3, 2011 - Darrel Issa questions Eric Holder on Gunnruner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_RmqbuN ... r_embedded

May 3, 2011 - Jason Chaffetz questions Eric Holder about ATF Project Gunrunner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7RHE4Wy ... r_embedded

Here is a link to the groundbreaking video by the CBS Evening News interview of the actual Senior ATF Agent Whistleblower, John Dodson.through the examiner: http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-n ... ence-video

WATCH THE CBS VIDEO: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id= ... lumnArea.1

HERE IS A LINK TO THE CBS STORY: Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/ ... 5609.shtml







The entire document, WITH ATTACHMENTS, can be viewed here. Please read it all, with attachments: http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-n ... ts-picture

I smell Senator Hearings! This is going to get good.





The rest can be found here:

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot. ... oject.html

If you do not know about "Project Gunwalker" you can probably read some of David's other articles on the matter, along with Mike Vanderboegh as well.

Apparently, good agents at the ATF are willing to spill the beans about ATF agents illegally walking firearms over the Mexican border, (with managerial approval and unbeknown to Mexico), and the agents are saying that one of these "illegally walked firearms" was used to kill Border Agent Brian Terry.



http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70K7LQ20110121

Here is David's Article. Scroll down to the bottom to see his numerous other articles on this scandal and tragedy. Its time to clean up the ATF.

Insider sources claiming they can provide testimony and documentation to confirm allegations raised in the “Project Gunwalker†story reported previously in this column are now in contact and/or have been placed in touch with Senate staffers.

I am not, at this time, free to give out the names or contact information for any individual staffers, but advise reporters wishing to pursue this story to contact the offices of Senators Chambliss, Sessions and Grassley (bringing others in is an ongoing process). They are also, of course, free to contact ATF at its headquarters and affected regional offices.
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Please contact the offices of Senator Chambliss, Sessions and Grassley. Let them know that you are interested in this, and that you would like to see the parties who are guilty to be brought to justice. Let them know you are tired of the corruption and you want it cleaned up.

Can you say Senate hearing?!?!?!

Why would they do such a thing you might ask?!?!?! Anti-gun statistics? More gun control? A self-serving bureaucracy?

How many more of our border patrol agents have to be killed before we do something about this corruption? How many American citizens?
 

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Re: ‘Project Gunwalker’ sources talking to Senate staffers

Another updated story:

‘Project Gunwalker’ investigators: Watch for smears, focus on leads

One of the concerns my colleagues and I have been mindful of in the unfolding “Project Gunwalker†story is the concern that attempts will be made to discredit ATF insider sources speaking to Senate staffers. I received an email yesterday from an attorney with notable Second Amendment credentials who offered some advice, including being able to produce hard, targeted data to compel both politicians and the media to do their jobs....

Ad hominem ploys are to be expected. Readers following this story will recall its genesis in posts on CleanUpATF.org, a website where street agents have been leveling allegations of bureau incompetence and corruption, and we should assume serious conflicts first manifested themselves on the job, and then assume management has made note of them. I would also expect those of us advancing this story to be dismissed if our part in doing so is even acknowledged.
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I just saw the Project GunWalker scandal pop up on Fox News. Its starting to get publicity.
 

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Just following Obamas agenda as best they can...
 

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Just following Obamas agenda as best they can...
:cantsay: :lol:
 

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One question for ‘Project Gunwalker’ skeptics

Regular readers of this column have been able to follow the development of the “Project Gunwalker†story from its introduction through to what has been claimed to date. For newcomers, it’s about allegations by insiders whistleblowers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that bureau management is allowing guns to be transported across the border into Mexico and keeping the authorities there in the dark.

The insiders are now in contact with members of the United States Senate. Getting this to happen has not been a straightforward and direct task, which I've discussed in prior columns, and no small amount of pressure and cajoling has been necessary just to establish communications. What the Senate now does with this isâ€"or should beâ€"a subject of concern for us all.
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Re: Senator Grassley Takes on GunWalker Scandal

Bump, Senator Grassley has now taken on the GunWalker Scandal
 

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The Miami Herald Picks up the Story:

Senator examines gun claim in border shootout

PHOENIX -- A U.S. senator is examining a claim that two guns sold in purchases sanctioned by federal firearms agents were later used in a December shootout that left a Border Patrol agent dead near the Arizona-Mexico border.

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said in a letter provided Monday to The Associated Press he had received information that appears to partially corroborate the claim received by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the guns.

"Members of the Judiciary Committee have received numerous allegations that the ATF sanctioned the sale of hundreds of assault weapons to suspected straw buyers, who then allegedly transported these weapons throughout the Southwest border area and into Mexico," reads a letter sent Thursday from Grassley to Kenneth Melson, acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/31/2 ... z1CgW9llm0
 

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Re: Project GunWalker Indictments Bolster Allegations

‘Project Gunwalker’ allegations bolstered by Project Gunrunner indictments

Grand juries have returned multi-count indictments in five cases against 34 defendants accused of assisting Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations with illegally trafficking firearms from the United States to Mexico,†a Jan. 25 press release from the District of Arizona Office of the United States Attorney announced. It was accompanied by a press conference, one Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog and I had been tipped off to in advance, and then contacted reporters urging them to attend and suggesting questions to ask, particularly about guns recovered at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
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Re: Surprise! DOJ Denies Project Gunwalker Allegations

DOJ Denies ‘Project Gunwalker’ allegations

In essence:

ATF has lawyered up.

They deny wrongdoing.

They will share general Project Gunwalker information available to anyone with the Senate investigators, but are invoking separation of powers to refuse to answer any specific questions, including those specifically dealing with guns recovered at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

This is not unexpected. Vanderboegh and I have reached out to our contacts and will post clarifying information as we receive it.
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Re: Eric Holder, Your Stonewalling Will Not Stand: Sen. Grassley

After the DOJ decided to stonewall all of Senator Grassley's efforts to bring this situation to justice, he has written Eric Holder a personal letter, letting him know that the stonewalling is not going to work, and that the slain border patrol agent's family deserves to know the truth about their son's death.

I have posted the actual copy of the documents in the OP, feel free to look at them in the OP. They can be found here: http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-n ... ts-picture

Also, here is the article that Codrea wrote about the letter.

BREAKING NEWS: Grassley to Holder: Terry family deserves answers

Senator Charles Grassley has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dated February 9 concerning “serious allegations from ATF whistleblowers.†Per Grassley:

[quote:290t5l77] ATF agents told my staff that the agency allowed the sale of assault rifles to known and suspected straw purchasers for an illegal trafficking ring near the southwest border. Authorities allegedly recovered two of those weapons at the scene of a firefight near the southwest border on December 14, 2010. Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry lost his life in that firefight and may have been killed with one of those two rifles.
I have obtained a copy of that letter and supporting documents, including National Tracing Center Suspect Gun Summaries, Suspect Person Information Reports and a Significant Information Report on weapons recovered at the scene of the firefight where Agent Terry was killed (see accompanying slide show or view entire file by clicking here).[/quote:290t5l77]

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Its a very well-written article and does a good job of summarizing the situation.

Also, do you guys want some proof? Well they are now giving out some of the proof that they have.

On December 16, 2010, ATF’s trace results confirmed that serial numbers 1983AH3977 and 1971CZ3755 match two of the three rifles purchased by Avila and tracked by the ATF nearly a year earlier.
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They've got the serial numbers and are now giving them out to the public. Grassley also claims that this ATF agent whistle blowers has given him ample and very convincing evidence that this is all true.

We're hoping for some Senate hearings to get some of the people involved under oath and on the record. There is always the chance this will just be swept under the rug, like so many other scandals, and it probably will, but it sure would be great to see them under oath. Now that probably won't change anything, and maybe nothing will ever become of this, but I'm still holding out for the rare chance that something may actually be done about this one. Especially, if all the evidence holds up and doesn't go away, either.

Things could get interesting.
 

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Re: Eric Holder, Your Stonewalling Will Not Stand: Sen. Grassley

If you're a kind of, "I like to do my own research type of guy," you can actually use the Congressional Research Service to prove some of what is being said about Project GunWalker.

Congressional Research Service can be used to expose ‘Project Gunwalker’

“On Feb. 3, the Congressional Research Service, the policy and legal analysis branch of the Library of Congress, released a report titled ‘Gun Control Legislation’,†this column reported yesterday, highlighting “salient and recurring gun control issues†facing our current representatives....
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Re: Eric Holder, Your Stonewalling Will Not Stand: Sen. Grassley

Wow, this is serious stuff. We're way beyond selectively choosing NOT to prosecute the BPP now.

I knew nothing about this situation beyond it involving another federal agent being slain in vain on the border. Thanks for bringing it to the forum EJR.
 

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I know at least one forum member here always liked, the blog, No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money, and I myself have always been a fan of it since I was introduced.

Well now it appears he has picked up on the GunWalker Scandal as well: http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/20 ... oject.html

DOJ Stonewalls Grassley On Project Gunwalker
Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch has responded to the letters sent by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) concerning "Project Gunwalker" according to an AP report in the Arizona Republic. In essence, he denies everything and tells Grassley to have the whistle-blowers give their information to him.
Also, he has picked up the latest letter from Senator Grassley to Eric Holder simply titled "Five Questions": http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/20 ... tions.html

1. Has the gun used to murder Border Patrol agent Brian Terry been identified? If so, on what evidentiary basis, including ballistic evidence. If the gun has been identified, the two key questions: (A) has this gun ever been traced before? (B) if so, what do the traces show?

2. What are the locations in Mexico where "gunwalked" firearms were recovered?

3. Were any "gunwalked" firearms used to murder anybody in Mexico? If so, who? Again the Goat (Copulation) questions: (A) have any of these guns ever been traced before? (B) if so, what do the traces show?

4. Did Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer attend any meetings at which Project Gunrunner was discussed in full or in part? If so, provide (1) the date of the meeting or meetings, (2) names of all persons who attended each meeting or meetings, and (3) the unredacted write-ups of what was discussed at each meeting or meetings, as well as private, unpublished notes, e-mails and any other documents that contain information about each meeting or meetings.

[nota bene: I am making a distinction here between ATF and DOJ as institutions, in asking these questions]

5. For each of the 274 firearms recovered in Mexico, describe the extent, if any, to which Mexican authorities were advised these firearms had been transported to Mexico with the knowledge of ATF.
If you've never visited this website, I suggest you do, the commentary is exceptional. http://onlygunsandmoney.blogspot.com/

If you do not know where the saying comes from, its from a Warren Zevon song: "Send lawyers, guns and money. The s :censored: has hit the fan :SHTF: ." - Warren Zevon

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Wow, this is serious stuff. We're way beyond selectively choosing NOT to prosecute the BPP now.

I knew nothing about this situation beyond it involving another federal agent being slain in vain on the border. Thanks for bringing it to the forum EJR.
Oh, its no problem, moga. I'm glad you appreciate it.

It falls right in line with a favorite quote of mine. "Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." MLK, Jr.

This situation is getting very serious. When this first broke, I had no idea if it were true or if it would even go anywhere.

Now the DOJ has chosen to stonewall a Senator, and many others. Now Senator Grassley has decided to take on AG Eric Holder head on.

If you have the chance, feel free to read the letter, and also, please check out all the attachments to the letter. The evidence here is overwhelming.

Can a few of these good ATF whistle blowers finally get the ATF to reform and put in end to their corrupt ways? I don't know, but it sure is going to get interesting, either way.

Stay tuned in, as this isn't over, and I will continue to keep this thread as current as I can as new information becomes available.

Probably the most touching part of the letter to Eric Holder comes at the end:
The Terry family deserves answers. The whistleblowers have expressed a desire to honor Agent Terry’s memory by disclosing this information. The Justice Department should work to do the same. The best way to honor his memory is to come clean.
Its very touching, and in order to honor the memory of the slain border patrol agent and his family, I hope to God that the DOJ and the ATF will come clean on this one.
 

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Re: Eric Holder, Your Stonewalling Will Not Stand: Sen. Grassley

Senator Grassley is getting a taste of what it is like trying to seek truth and justice from DOJ and ATF.

Lets pretend that you are not one of the most powerful members of the Senate. Lets pretend that you are not holding the purse strings to the agency you are inquiring about.

Lets pretend that you are a lowly ATF Agent who has been subjected to retaliation, whistleblower reprisals and a hostile work enviornment. Lets pretend that you are trying to accomplish the same objective - truth and justice - without the oversight and authority of Congress as your influence.

How do you think that Agent fares? If they can stone wall a 20+ year U.S. Senator then the employees of this bureau stand no chance.

Senator Grassley, welcome to our world.
One of the Whistle Blowers wrote this over at the CleanUpATF.org site the other day.

He goes by the screen name "Jumper" over there.

http://cleanupatf.org/forums/index.php? ... -division/
 
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