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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 11:25 AM
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Senator Grassley's latest letter to Holder & Melson. 5 Pages and 10 Attachments of damning documents
Edited on Fri Mar-04-11 11:27 AM by Hoopla Phil
My office continues to receive mounting evidence in support of the whistleblower allegations. For example, attached are detailed accounts of three specific instances where ATF allowed firearms to walk.2 In all three instances, the suspect asks a cooperating defendant to purchase firearms at a gun dealer who was also cooperating with the ATF. So, two of the three participants in the transactions were acting in concert with the ATF. Yet, the ATF allowed the suspect to take possession of the firearms in each instance. In one case the suspect said that he assumed the only real risk in their trafficking arrangement when he erase(d) the (serial) numbers‟ from the firearms and take (transports) them‟3

Group Supervisor David Voth sent an email on March 12, 2010 about the schism developing amongst our group.4 His response to dissent within the group was to invite those who disagreed with the strategy to find another job: (see link for text of email)

Two weeks later, on April 2, 2010, Voth sent an email to Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) George Gillett with the subject, No pressure but perhaps an increased sense of urgency.6 In the email, he reiterated support for the strategy, but cited increasing levels of violence as a reason to move more quickly. Voth wrote: (see link for text of email)

ATF Headquarters was fully aware of the strategy. A copy the Operation Fast and Furious case summary sent to ATF Headquarters states: (see link for text)

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/03/sena...

Please go to the link and read the whole letter, emails, and supporting documents. This now shows that the ATF gun-walker was not a rouge group within the ATF but operated with the full knowledge of the ATF executives AND the U.S. Attorney's office.

So when the top law enforcement people in the nation are violating the law - who do we turn to for justice?



Edited to get rid of unintended frown faces (smilies)
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 12:08 PM
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1. It would not surprise me in the least
These trial balloons of "US guns going to Mexico as an excuse to curtail US gun rights" has been going on for at least a year now.

Now that it is coming to light that many of these guns were allowed to go to Mexico, it would not surprise me in the slightest to find out that this was all a carefully crafted plan all along.

There's just not that much need for lawful firearm enforcement in this country, as the vast majority of firearm owners are law-abiding. So instead they help create a new export problem that needs solving.
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 12:15 PM
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2. Not to mention the money....
From the horse's mouth...
http://www.atf.gov/press/releases/2010/03/030410-testim...

"For FY 2011, ATF is requesting $1,162,986,000. This request includes $1,150,850,000 for current services and $12,136,000 for building ATFs capacity to carry out its law enforcement and regulatory missions."
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 12:28 PM
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3. No doubt. These "wars on X" are always big excuses for money.
n/t
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 05:04 PM
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4. Wow. The silence is defining.
I cannot believe that no one has shown up with the normal BS statements.

"It's just the NRA hacks with propaganda"

"The source is not credible"

"Grassley is an asshole"

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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 05:05 PM
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5. Hard to respond with snark to this, hehe. n/t
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 05:23 PM
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6. You may be right, but the unrecs are sure mounting up. LOL
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Pullo Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 05:28 PM
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7. Yup Yup n/t
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 06:29 PM
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8. Naw, those types are busy...elsewhere...
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Katya Mullethov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 07:45 PM
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9. It is deafening isnt it ?
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:56 AM
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10. Grassley is a republic asshole
fuck the GOP

"rouge group"

:rofl:
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 10:34 AM
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12. Yup, I called it. See post #4
So, did you bother to look at the evidence? For some reason I doubt you did.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:57 AM
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11. OK - "who do we turn to for justice?"
well

:shrug:
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 10:37 AM
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13. Have to give you credit for a real response rather than mud slinging.
The only way I see getting justice out of this is by appointing a special prosecutor or following a Congressional Inquiry.
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