BREAKING: Issa May Have Just Cornered Eric Holder On Fast and Furious Cover-Up

Media just now reporting on a clever move by Congressman Darrell Issa to enter into the public record a document that appears to contradict the entire Obama administration’s contention it knew little to nothing about the failed and deadly Fast and Furious operation – a SIGNED wiretap application by top DOJ officials no less.  THIS COULD BE VERY BIG.

EXCERPT:

Mr. Issa contends the wiretap application contradicts Mr. Holder’s claim that nothing in there would have shown gunwalking was going on.

“The affidavit explicitly describes the most controversial tactic of all: abandoning surveillance of known straw purchasers, resulting in the failure to interdict arms,” Mr. Issa said in a letter he placed in the Congressional Record. It appears on pages H4409 through H4411 of Thursday’s official chronicle of its debates.

The information in the wiretap affidavit is sealed and was not supposed to be released in public, but Roll Call reported Friday that Mr. Issa was using constitutional protections for speech and debate in Congress to put the information before the public.

An email seeking comment from the Justice Department wasn’t immediately returned Friday.

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59 Comments to BREAKING: Issa May Have Just Cornered Eric Holder On Fast and Furious Cover-Up
    • Obeline
    • GREAT.
      So, what’s plan B?

      This, also just in:

      WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has declared that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

      In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the department says that it will not bring the congressional contempt citation against Holder to a federal grand jury and that it will take no other action to prosecute the attorney general.

      Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the decision is in line with long-standing Justice Department practice across administrations of both political parties.

      http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/29/shocker-doj-wont-prosecute-holder-for-being-held-in-contempt-of-congress/

      • Obeline
      • Okay, here’s Plan B:

        The move by the Holder Justice Department, though, means Republicans are likely to take their case to civil court as they seek documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious — which was already the unofficial plan. Along with the criminal contempt resolution, Republicans also passed a civil contempt measure Thursday allowing them to go to civil court to try and get an order that would compel the Obama administration to release the documents.
        Issa, R-Calif., had acknowledged Thursday night that it was “very possible” the president would instruct the U.S. attorney not to prosecute Holder. He indicated Republicans would use the civil courts to get what they want.
        “The House has authorized me to hire staff and legal staff who can pursue civilly through the courts to try to get a federal judge to order, separately, this discovery,” he said.

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/29/after-holder-contempt-vote-republicans-eye-civil-court-case-to-extract-furious/#ixzz1zDWEiyih

        (What’s Plan C?)

        • TX Boy
        • Obeline, from everything I’ve read the first order was expected — nothing unusual — regarding the president and/or DOJ saying that they wouldn’t pursue a criminal indictment before a Grand Jury… and that’s why they had both votes — one for criminal and one for civil. From there, they are allowed to go to a Civil Court and then the DOJ and Obama Administration will be compelled to provide to the judge a list of exactly what they’re holding back for his/her review. The judge will then decide if Executive Privilege holds up regarding the documents being withheld… very same process that was used against Nixon previously during Watergate.

          • Jules
          • The judge will then decide that, for Barry and Eric, why yes, yes, of course Executive Privilege is whatever the Executive wants it to be, wants it to be, to be, to be… [he rules with a glazed look in his eyes, everything spiraling in and out of focus in the strange twilight zone he entered when the case hit his desk].

          • Obeline
          • A ‘patriotic federal judge that will do this’ is oxymoronic.

            A judge that Zero won’t threaten doesn’t exist.
            (What did they do to Roberts?)

            • American
            • To find out what they did to Roberts, you have to go back to Orley Taitz v obby in 2009/2010…and the the birth certificate issue. When Taitz was about to have her day in Supreme court,a few days before the court was to here the case and obby was to appear, obby went with his goons to talk to Roberts…Roberts was threatened from way back then. Orly Taitz has done extensive research and investigations on obby…might be time to listen to her… http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/

          • truthandjustice
          • Add to patriotic…truly unselfish, fearless, determinedly just,cannot be intimidated or bought. I wonder if they would threaten a federal judge that isn’t on their side? And/or are there even ANY judges that exist there that would be up to this? Please God……….

      • Ebysan
      • DOJ did not “Bungle” Gun-Tracking….. The agents were told to “Stand Down” !! They were told they could not intercept these guns.

        Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, Secetary of Sate Hillary Clinton & the White House were all aware of “Gun Running” as stated by the c-span 30 min. video 3/24/09
        link:
        http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/284798-4

    • bill o'rights
    • The answer is here, but you won’t like it:

      “If we find our government in all its branches rushing headlong… into the arms of monarchy, if we find them violating our dearest rights, the trial by jury, the freedom of the press, the freedom of opinion, civil or religious, or opening on our peace of mind or personal safety the sluices of terrorism, if we see them raising standing armies, when the absence of all other danger points to these as the sole objects on which they are to be employed, then indeed let us withdraw and call the nation to its tents. But while our functionaries are wise, and honest, and vigilant, let us move compactly under their guidance, and we have nothing to fear. . . .” –Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1811. ME 13:29

      “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
      — Thomas Jefferson

      “What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”
      — Thomas Jefferson

      “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
      — Thomas Jefferson

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
      — Thomas Jefferson

      “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
      — Thomas Jefferson

    • bill o'rights
    • Who here is crazy enough to join me in organizing a legal, million man firearms march? It would mean a great deal of legal research and wrangling, along with some serious cajones.

      • Jen Gelman
      • That would result in gridlock in the entire eastern seaboard. They would have the National Guard doing weapons searches on every highway leading to DC.

        • bill o'rights
        • Watching her pick pubic hairs out of her teeth, on my doorstep, would make that a worthwhile experience for me.

          Otherwise, we’ll have our own little Ruby Ridge here, won’t we?

        • bill o'rights
        • We must be PREPARED to do what we must, while working towards rolling things back. If we are unprepared to sacrifice everything, then we’ve already lost.

          We have a situation here where the President and his administration are ‘all in’. We have never seen anything like this before. I submit, they ARE prepared. Make no mistake, everything they have done has served the purpose of agitating US. I am saying, let us agitate them back. Give them poor excuses to get out of hand.

      • Kay112
      • Although I don’t pack cojones down there, I have ammo and rifles and guns here at home. Hopefully I will be included if the drones attack innocent Americans.

    • truthandjustice
    • From what I’ve read, even if they find a judge to do this soon and are able to get a verdict before November, they will surely appeal and that will surely be after the elections.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • We need to step back and look at the overview….There has been a wild amount of info since April…as there has been all along because chaos conceals what is taking place…..Again I ask everyone make themselves very familiar with Fabian Socialism…and it’s ingredient of chaos in order to remould the world to their hearts desire.
      I believe it is Communism at its core.

      WSI has directed us to several important themes –words–as to where we are headed.

      JOHN 9:30…tells us regardless of who the man who calls himself Barack Obama is…his actions have alerted us to exactly what he is by what he does….and the danger we should heed….. we best pay very serious attention to his actions and listen carefully to  his words. That man has sounded an alarm ….that cannot be ignored.

      ANSCHLUSS  …as DiFi stated in relation to the National Security…. leaks apparently traced into the National Secuity team in the White House directly to a man pointed to by another Dem, Pat Cadell named Donilon (also  the same man from inside Fannie and Freddie (1999-2005) …with Johnson considered most responsible for the Fannie Freddie collapse of our housing and  economy…..
      she used the word “Anschluss”…suggesting an alignment between two forces. But why would two forces be aligned in regard to our National Security…and the leaks about our National Security…. Consider a president of the USA who is caught on an open mike promising “Flexability”….to Russia’s president…and you know we are being set up…by an alignment –a coming together if you will…with our enemies.
      …..By the closing down of our drilling here–The stopping of Keystone….serves one country’s wealth and rise, Russia.

      AUCHI….We have become familiar with this Iraqi billionaire  who is, Obama’s patron, his long time political patron, and his bag man Rezko…the imprisoned felon from Syria…both Muslims, both now from Chicago –who not only paid for O’s Harvard tuition and gained O access to Harvard Law but also  paid for his political runs in Illiois and backed The man who call himself Barack Obama right into the WH…

      Auchl was Saddam Husseins bag man in the oil for food scam…and he represents OPEC …So we can assume Obama represents OPEC…not the USA. …..OPECS high prices drain the USA wealth and economy.
      As the Obammunist  crushes our economy through high oil and energy costs, redistributing our economy to the world and crushing our currency through the destruction of the Petrodollar… we have become aware exactly who he is…by what he does.

      SOCIAL DARWINISM….Darwin was a Fabian Socialist. Social Darwinism is survival of the fittest, the strongest, the most powerful….
      First heard the words used politically by Obama, as he tried to paint the GOP and particularly Paul Ryan with that brush. We know Obama is a liar by trade and by his tortuous history. We know his father was a follower and admirer of Stalin, Hitler, Marx and Mao…as are many in the present White House…special attention must be paid to Cass Sunstein and Ezekiel Emmanuel…of the herd effect and death panels.

      If one considers OBAMACARE, they must consider Social Darwinism together with this insane policy. It will not take care of or assign precious healthcare dollars to the elderly, the infirm..the  challenged…and those out of favour. It will be all about Social Darwinism…as it was it Hitlers Reich…Jews beware but it will be far more than simply our Jewish brothers.

      Look at this link…as Obama speaks the words “social darwinism” he falters a bit…cat out of the bag because he knows….Also pay attention to Axelrod the red diaper communist as he stumbles in this interview and almost says “Soviet”.At the 2:10 mark…..note the annoyance exhibited that Chris Wallace has the temerity to point out the truth beyond that which the powerful allow and deem appropriate to feed to the masses –that they now feel they own–or soon will….Pay attention to Obama and Axelrod and Plouffes eyes…they are dead eyed…because they are sociopaths.

      http://justpiper.com/2012/04/david-axelrod-was-shredded-by-chris-wallace-on-fox-news/

      I ask we add the terms together as WSI gave them to us over time, making certain we understand their meaning…

      And I submit:

      JOHN 9:30 + ANSCHLUSS + AUCHI + SOCIAL DARWINISM = Obama and his plan for us and for the USA…

      Now what???

      • NameBM
      • We prepare for the war coming at our personal level and at the governement level by The knowledge that this is a plan for the destruction of the American Experience which includes the destruction of many Americans as end fustifies the means is our strength. We need to promote leaders who understand the evil we face, from within our ranks if necessary.

        Time is running short. Obama passed a state of emergency order on the 25th authorizing seizure of Russian assets and interests in view of their behavior in growing their nuclear assets and programs.

        “I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in view of the policies underlying Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, and Executive Order 13085 of May 26, 1998, and the restrictions put in place pursuant to Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, find that the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”

        Russia is preparing for the collapse of the euro viewing it as an opportunity to regain control of its former satellite nations.

        And by the way Merkel did not save the euro Friday, she agreed to move some of the member banks debts on the book of the Union. Does not change a thing, just delays them. The sum of zero is still zero. If the members are broke, then the union is broke also. The union does not have (yet) the power to print euro, just have the power to redistribute the debts. Germany’s economy is largely dependant on its neighbors as custumers. The neighbors are not buying and now Germany is getting in danger zones too.

        There will be a time (coming soon) where Germany will be left with the choice of assuming its debt or assuming a (large) proportion of the European debt. Do you really think the German population is going to accept working for bailing out the rest of Europe when the large perception is that the other members are not doing their share?

        There is a strom gathering….

    • Anonymouse
    • TO: Ulsterman – Part 3

      Third link:

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2660490/posts

      At this third link, read this and more:

      Federal Judge John McCarthy Roll was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona who on Friday, January 7, 2011 issued a “preliminary ruling” . . . .

      The following day, Saturday, January 8, 2011, Judge Roll was shot and killed . . . .

      . . . The case being ruled on by Judge Roll, is all about bulk cash smuggling into or out of the United States by Mexican drug lords and who exactly has the final right of possession of the funds.

      . . . The question that needs to be thoroughly investigated is, why is Obama’s Justice Department, and A.G. Eric Holder getting mixed up in all of this, and why do they care what happens to Mexican drug cartel funds??

      Full circle now . . . you will notice that that third link is cited in a reader’s response at the Orly Taitz link.

    • Anonymouse
    • TO: Ulsterman – Part 4

      Ulsterman, I forgot to mention, that third link was posted in mid January 2011, months before Rep. Darrell Issa entered into the Congressional Record his bombshell letter about the wiretap.  And no one has replied there, at Free Republic, since that same month, January 2011.

    • truthandjustice
    • Thanks Anonymouse — think this kind of stuff has also been going on for decades but was kept “quiet”, etc…just like Breitbart and the rest that WHI mentioned. I’m afraid it’s part of the fallen human condition and why there have been mostly tyrannical run nations from “day one”…the U.S. was/is highly unique and was based on biblical Judeo-Christian standards and at the begainning the majority were true Believers and actually tried to live their lives that way, teaching them at their public schools and at home, voting for godly, ethical, patriotic men, etc.
      Predictably, it didn’t last that long. It really hasn’t been that long ago. We started rebelling in more numbers against all that and gradually, our enemies found and took advantage of our weaknesses and knew the way to overtake us was via stealth over time.
      Now we are in the period where our “chickens have come home to roost”, indeed, Mr. Wright (can’t call him “Reverend”). They have reached most of their goals and got their evil people in everything everywhere….like cancer spreads and destroys. Yes, we have awakened – but right on the verge of going over the cliff and giving them their total victory. But that’s usually the case unfortunately. But as I’ve said before, I still believe we are that unique nation among all the other nations and there are still many, many true Believers and patriots who want and cherish the Founding Fathers ideas…..many, many are descendents of them and all the others that bravely fought and stood for it in years past.
      We must restore the kind of God fearing nation we used to have and have too many of us that can’t be taken out by these evil “hit men” – we will be too many — the old saying “united we stand, divided we fall” is indeed a truism – and it has to be the right kind of thing we’re united about. The only way to victory is to have God on our side. I pray that is the direction we are turning to.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • While we were distracted

      http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/25/letter-russian-highly-enriched-uranium

      The White House. President Barack Obama
       
      The White House

      Office of the Press Secretary

      For Immediate Release
      June 25, 2012

      LETTER–RUSSIAN HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM
      TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

      June 25, 2012

      Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

      Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(b), I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the United States by the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material.

      In Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, the President found that this same risk constituted an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and declared a national emergency to deal with that threat.  The United States and the Russian Federation had entered into a series of agreements that provide for the conversion of highly enriched uranium (HEU) extracted from Russian nuclear weapons into low enriched uranium (LEU) for use in commercial nuclear reactors.  There were concerns that payments due to the Russian Federation under these agreements may be subject to attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process, in the United States, which could put implementation of such agreements at risk.  In Executive Order 13159, the President therefore ordered blocked all property and interests in property of the Government of the Russian Federation directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements so that it would be protected from the threat of attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process.

      In the Executive Order I have issued today, I find that the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.  I therefore declared a national emergency to address this threat and to continue the blocking of all property and interests in property of the Government of the Russian Federation directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements.

      A major national security goal of the United States is to ensure that fissile material removed from Russian nuclear weapons pursuant to various arms control and disarmament agreements is dedicated to peaceful uses, subject to transparency measures, and protected from diversion to activities of proliferation concern.  The United States and the Russian Federation entered into an international agreement in February 1993 to deal with these issues as they relate to the disposition of HEU extracted from Russian nuclear weapons (the “HEU Agreement”).  The HEU Agreement provides for 500 metric tons of HEU to be converted to LEU over a 20-year period.  This is the equivalent of 20,000 nuclear warheads.

      Additional agreements were put in place to effectuate the HEU Agreement, including agreements and contracts on transparency, on the appointment of executive agents to assist in implementing the agreements, and on the disposition of LEU delivered to the United States (collectively, the “HEU Agreements”).  Under the HEU Agreements, the Russian Federation extracts HEU metal from nuclear weapons.  That HEU is oxidized and blended down to LEU in the Russian Federation.  The resulting LEU is shipped to the United States for fabrication into fuel for commercial reactors.

      The HEU Agreements provide for the Russian Federation to receive money and uranium hexafluoride in payment for each shipment of LEU converted from the Russian nuclear weapons.  The money and uranium hexafluoride are transferred to the Russian Federation executive agent in the United States.

      The executive branch and the Congress have previously recognized and continue to recognize the threat posed to the United States national security from the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of weapons-usable fissile material in the Russian Federation.  This threat is the basis for significant programs aimed at Cooperative Threat Reduction and at controlling excess fissile material.  The HEU Agreements are essential tools to accomplish these overall national security goals.  The Congress has repeatedly demonstrated support for these agreements.

      Payments made to the Russian Federation pursuant to the HEU Agreements are integral to the operation of this key national security program.  Uncertainty surrounding litigation and the possible attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process that could impede these payments could lead to a long term suspension of the HEU Agreements, which creates the risk of nuclear proliferation.  This is an unacceptable threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

      Accordingly, I have concluded that all property and interests in property of the Government of the Russian Federation directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements should remain protected from the threat of attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process.  I have, therefore, exercised my authority and issued an Executive Order that provides:

      except to the extent provided in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to the order, or that were issued pursuant to Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, all property and interests in property of the Government of the Russian Federation directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States persons, including any foreign branch, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in;

      unless licensed or authorized pursuant to the order, any attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial process is null and void with respect to any property or interest in property blocked pursuant to the order; and

      that all heads of departments and agencies of the United States Government shall continue to take all appropriate measures within their authority to further the full implementation of the HEU Agreements.

      The effect of this Executive Order is limited to property that is directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements. Such property will be clearly defined by the regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that will be issued pursuant to this Executive Order.  I have delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the authority to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the order.  All agencies of the United States Government are directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of the order.

      I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued.

      Sincerely,

      BARACK OBAMA

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