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Obama’s DOJ Eric Holder Denies Written Evidence – Lies

June 7, 2012

It’s ludicrous! Obama‘s DOJ head Eric holder has been doing many, may illegal  things over his tenure, but his constant denial of knowledge of Fast and Furious takes the cake.

This time he claims the written words from an email read to him by a member of Congress are simply not there, at first, and then that they do not mean what they say. Blatant LIES.

(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during  congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails  that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the  controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.

Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read  excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice   Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious”  did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another  gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.”

However, the emails refer to both programs — “Fast and Furious” and the “Tucson case,” from where Wide Receiver was launched — and reveal Justice Department  officials discussing how to handle media scrutiny when both operations  become public.

Among three of the emails (see Jason Weinstein Email Fast, Furious.pdf), the second, dated  “October 17, 2010  11:07 PM,” was sent by Deputy Assistant Attorney  General Jason Weinstein to James Trusty and it states:  “Do you think we  should have Lanny participate in press when Fast and Furious and  Laura’s Tucson case [Wide Receiver] are unsealed? It’s a tricky case,  given the number of guns that have walked, but it is a significant set  of prosecutions.”

Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious

 

 

Holder Targeted KillingAttorney General Eric Holder.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during  congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails  that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the  controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.

Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who read  excerpts of the emails at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice   Department oversight, Holder claimed that the phrase “Fast and Furious”  did not refer to Fast and Furious but instead referred to another  gun-walking operation known as “Wide Receiver.”

However, the emails refer to both programs — “Fast and Furious” and the “Tucson case,” from where Wide Receiver was launched — and reveal Justice Department  officials discussing how to handle media scrutiny when both operations  become public.

Among three of the emails (see Jason Weinstein Email Fast, Furious.pdf), the second, dated  “October 17, 2010  11:07 PM,” was sent by Deputy Assistant Attorney  General Jason Weinstein to James Trusty and it states:  “Do you think we  should have Lanny participate in press when Fast and Furious and  Laura’s Tucson case [Wide Receiver] are unsealed? It’s a tricky case,  given the number of guns that have walked, but it is a significant set  of prosecutions.”

 

 

In the third email, dated Oct. 18, 2010, James Trusty writes back to Weinstein: “I think so, but the timing will be tricky,  too. Looks like we’ll be able to unseal the Tucson case sooner than the  Fast and Furious (although this may be just the difference between Nov.  and Dec).”

“It’s not clear how much we’re involved in the main F and F [Fast and Furious] case,” reads the email, “but we have Tucson [Wide  Receiver] and now a new unrelated case with [redacted] targets. It’s not  any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in MX [Mexico],  so I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be  more like ‘Finally, they’re going after people who sent guns down  there.’”  (See Jason Weinstein Email Fast, Furious.pdf)

Operation Wide Receiver was run out of Tucson, Ariz., between 2006 and 2007 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and  Explosives (ATF), a division of the Justice Department.

In his testimony, Holder said that the emails only  referred to Operation Wide Receiver.

Holder told the committee: “That refers to Wide Receiver, not to Fast   and Furious. The e-mail that you [Rep. Chaffetz] just read [between  Trusty and Weinstein] – now this is important – that email referred to  Wide Receiver, it did not refer to Fast and Furious. That has to be  noted for the record.”

Chaffetz, after a long pause, said, “No, it doesn’t. It says Fast and Furious. ‘Do you think we  should have Lanny participate in press when Fast and  Furious and  Laura’s Tucson case [Wide Receiver] are unsealed?’ It’s specific to Fast and Furious. That is not true, Mr. Attorney General. I’m happy to share it with you.”

 

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