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  • Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is finally “beginning to break down the walls of silence and refusal” from the Obama administration about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. As its chairman, Issa has doggedly pursued answers on the illegal gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    This week on Scribecast, we spoke to Issa about Operation Fast and Furious, his investigation of President Obama’s questionable fundraising activities at the White House, and his plan for reforming the U.S. Postal Service.

    Listen to our interview with Rep. Darrell Issa on this week’s Scribecast

    Since taking over as Oversight and Government Reform chairman in January, Issa’s committee has embarked on a number of investigations and held hearings on a range of policy issues. It played an instrumental role in the formation of American Job Creators and has worked in a bipartisan spirit on legislation such as the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011.

    But most headlines of late have focused on Operation Fast and Furious and the use of the White House for political fundraising. In our interview, Issa explained the ramifications of both and why he’s asking tough questions of the Obama administration.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities, Scribe [slideshow_deploy]

    10 Responses to Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

    1. perfect sense says:

      Why hasn't the media brought this subject up? Eric Holder should be fired and any and all beneath him that knew about this should go also.

      • georga collins says:

        I think the media is caught in the drama of the debt ceiling. Fox is included in this and they ALL loop it 24/7 along with Casey Anthony. They're lazy reporters. I believe they should hound the DOJ until this is thoroughly disclosed. How stupid can they be? I'm talking about Obama and his crew.

    2. Lloyd Scallan says:

      When communications appeared showing the majority of guns were entering Mexico through Central and South America, and not the U.S., Obama, Holder. and Hillary enter their CYA mode by lying and distorting facts. But alas, their well laid plan went to hell despite the best efforts of the main stream media. Instead, the truth got out which forced the Dems to send "sacrificial lambs" to the slaughter in front of Commissions, while the powers to be in the White House and DOJ, are cowering, hoping the whole thing blows over. And of course the main stream media is doing their part to deceive American people to continue their protection of Obama's disastrous policies. Make no mistake, this is yet one more Obama inspired plan to destroy our second amendment right.

    3. Lew says:

      Representative Issa represents what a legislator should be and the silence from the mainstream media regarding operation Fast and Furious is deafening. Atty General Holder and everybody downstream that willingly participated should be jailed. They broke the law and now have the audacity to propose anti gun legislation because of their crime. Fast and Furious was nothing more than an attack on the second amendment by a conniving dictator in waiting and his henchmen.

    4. Howard Wolf says:

      I have to laugh. The drug cartels obviously have a lot of money to waste. Check the retail prices of say AK-47s in US gun stores and you will see that $300.00 is a common asking price. Go to Africa and you buy them all day long for $175.00. It's hard for me to believe that you couldn't send a purchasing agent to say Zaire or Botswana, bribe a local official for a couple of thousand and take a thousand of them back to Mexico.

    5. David says:

      This investigation has the potential to bring down both ATFE and DOJ heads and should be traced as high as the evidence takes it. Very difficult to think that the Executive Branch doesn't know about something that they are exploiting for political gain (read gun control legislation).

    6. carol,az says:

      To: Representative D. Issa _
      Dear Sir: I have followed all of the disclosure from the Senate hearings and numerous reports on the grid._I also have listen to your reports on Fox News and our summary of this disputable issue of Govt legal homicide paid for by public funds , some of it stimulus money, exposed.
      We demand the removal of all appointees involved in this deceit called legal govt homicide and to honor Brain Terry memory.

    7. king man says:

      Let's abolish the ATF and give the gun laws to the FBI. Then we'll really know what a bunch of jackboots look like – all 15,000 of them.

    8. Mutantone says:

      I am still floored by the fact that Obama has been able to curtail the investigation to just the one project of Fast and Furious when the other two projects released three times as many weapons into the wilds and that includes inside the USA. And the President knew all about it if Rahm Emanuel reports that he knew about the operations while he was at the White House. Not only high caliber weapons but conversion kits to make semiautomatic weapons full auto, and explosives as well and the makings for grenades and an uncounted number of rocket launchers.
      Operation Gunrunner–in which the government authorized the sale of weapons with the intent of letting these weapons fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, which were used to Kill an American border agent.

      Operation Castaway–in which the government authorized the sale of weapons knowing they would fall into the hands of Honduran gangs, such as MS13 and the Mara Salvatrucha and the rival Mara 18, An estimated 20,590 people died violently here in the last five years, according to the Madrid-based nonprofit Observers of Violence in massive shoot outs to control the drug industry.

      Project Gangwalker the ATF and the DOF allowed the straw purchases of weapons which eventually ended up in the hands of United States gang members in Indiana” Operation Community Shield,” individuals are from El Salvador, three are from Mexico, one is from Honduras and one is from Haiti. ICE said the individuals are members or associates of the following street gangs: MS-13, Sur-13, and Zoe Pound.  Charged in connection with the shooting of an Indianapolis police officer last week are gang members, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office Gonzalez-Ramirez is a member of the Puros Vatos Locos street gang, and Taboada-Perez is a member of the SCT-13 gang. Both have tattoos that express allegiance to those gangs, authorities said. and other weapons have been found at crime scenes in that state and surely have spread out from there to other gangs.
      Now picture gang bangers in armed flash mobs, And just where did that army that Obama formed disappear to?

    9. thomas page says:

      first let me say that the murder of Brain Terry is tragic. however it seems as if both sides are being just a little bit childish. I think this problem is not the fault of Mr Holder.if what is reported, how could it be. he put an end to the operations when he became the head of this office.if theres anyone to blame then why not start with who was the first to give approvel to this operation.surely it was not Eric Holder. this was done during the bush administration, correct me if I'm wrong.we all should be concerned about this problem.but as Mr Issa is so quick to point fingers,lets ask him " Mr Issa " how long has this operation that he is so concerned about been in place and also when did he first learn about it .was it before or after Mr Holder took office.because if it was before. then he should ask the person or persons that started this opt these questions and tell the Terry family the truth.

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