Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’ | CNSNews.com. <-- Details here Dennis K Burke is the U.S. Attorney in Arizona who headed up the Fast and Furious Operation. Before that, Burke worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Clinton Era, on the 1994 assault weapons ban. He was Janet Napolitano's Chief of Staff when she was Governor of Arizona. Burke contributed to Obama's 2008 campaign, and worked with his transition team on border enforcement issues. When Janet Napolitano became "Big Sis", Secretary of Homeland Security, Burke became her senior advisor. Obama then appointed Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the district of Arizona, and Eric Holder appointed him to the Attorney General's Advisory Committee. That's how Dennis Burke came to direct the Fast and Furious operation. If after knowing this, you still think that Obama and Holder had no prior knowledge of the gun walking of Fast and Furious, you must be a leftist.
As expected, the 17 Dems of the house committee supported Holder, but the majority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is sending the vote to place Holder in contempt of Congress to the full body of the house.
Obama is channeling Nixon, and after denying any knowledge of Fast and Furious, has now claimed executive privilege to conceal the details of the gun running operation.
Here’s Obama speaking against Bush’s executive privilege with respect to his firing of U.S. district attorneys.
NOW Obama invokes executive privilege to withhold fast and furious documents, the contents of which he previously claimed to have no knowledge.
Pharmer has been waiting a long time for the House to begin proceedings against Attorney General Eric Holder, for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation of the gun running of the Fast and Furious operation in Mexico. Possibly Holder’s ridiculous claim, that emails mentioning Fast and Furious were not about Fast and Furious, was the tipping point.
The U.S. government sent guns to Mexico in order to raise controversy about their use by drug cartels, and use this as an excuse to undermine our Second Amendment rights.
The executive branch of government has assisted the killings by Mexican drug cartels in order to whip up antipathy towards American gun owners.
Congressional action against Eric Holder is long overdue.
The ATF supplied guns to the world’s most powerful drug cartel : Sinaloa.
Forty guns supplied by the ATF turned up in the arsenal of one Torres Marrufo, (the Jaguar) a top enforcer of the Sinaloa cartel.
Congressman Darrell Issa is serving up more subpoenas to Eric Holder, as the Pharmer blogs.
Will Obama jettison the Holder Unit, or are they too symbiotic for that kind of pragmatism?
Eric Holder has been stonewalling the investigation of the ATF Fast and Furious operation in which the ATF apparently bought guns in the United States and gave them to the Mexican Drug Cartels. This was for the purpose of convincing the public that the U.S. is a source of guns to criminals, and that more gun control is necessary.
Congress has reached the conclusion that Eric Holder cannot investigate himself to find out whether he committed perjury in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on the Fast and Furious operation. He had claimed no knowledge of the operation.
At this time there is much movement of ATF personnel and attorneys within the Justice department. They are cleaning house, in preparation of the troubles to come.
Pretty much is already known, however, and it it is up to the White House to determine if Eric Holder should be the fall guy, or if they should all go down together.
Yes, there was communication between the ATF and the White House regarding the Fast and Furious distribution of guns to the Mexican Drug Cartels. Bill Newell of the ATF and Kevin O’Reilly, National Security Staffer in the White House, emailed and spoke on the phone regarding the operations.
Samir Khan, of North Carolina and Anwar al Awlaki of New Mexico were killed by the drone method in their newer home of Yemen. Both of these two served as Al-Quaeda outreach to U.S. citizens.
Khan co-edited “Inspire” magazine, which translated Al Quaeda ideology to English. Al-Awlaki was the radical Islam preacher of cyberspace who is blamed for mentoring Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood killer.
The justice department might struggle with the concept of executing U.S. citizens without a trial, while insisting that terrorist prisoners, and prisoners of war from other countries should have been granted trials in New York as U.S. citizens. We might ask Eric Holder to present an argument on that matter in between his efforts to cover up his Fast and Furious troubles – using tax dollars to buy guns for the Mexican drug cartel.
After assassinating multiple Muslims, how is Obama going to raise campaign cash in the Middle East like last time?
Ken Melson, the interim head of the ATF takes the fall for Obama administration’s (very illegal) Fast and Furious Operation. This guy met privately with Congressman Issa’s investigative committee earlier this summer. Perhaps this places the Obama administration on a tightrope. They moved Melson to the Office of Legal Policy, as a senior adviser on forensic science. Perhaps this is where they can keep him close by, where it’s easiest to watch him.
Meanwhile…. U.S. attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, who felt so unhealthy when questioned by the Congressional investigators of Fast and Furious, that they had to stop, has resigned from his post.
The rats are running for cover.