DOJ Deputy AG Jason Weinstein resigns, AG Holder cleared by Fast and Furious report

Here’s the breaking news:

FOX NEWS – A major report released Wednesday on the Operation Fast and Furious scandal faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program — and has resulted in the resignation of one Justice Department official.

Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, is resigning in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general report on Fast and Furious. The report essentially concludes that he is the most senior department official who was in a position to stop Fast and Furious.

The nearly 500-page report was completed after investigators reviewed 100,000 documents and interviewed 130 people.

The reports also says that no one responsible for the case at ATF Phoenix or the U.S. Attorney’s Office raised a serious question or concern about the government not taking earlier measures to stop Fast and Furious.

CBS News provides more information, saying the report has cleared Holder of knowing about it:

The Justice Department’s inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder and his top deputies Wednesday of knowing about the gunwalking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico, CBS Radio News reports.

Two of those weapons turned up at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed during a shootout in 2010 with drug traffickers.

While the inspector general heaped most of the blame for Fast and Furious on investigators in Phoenix, one senior official, Jason Weinstein, is blamed for not acting to stop the tactics.

Weinstein resigned Tuesday night. His lawyer told CBS Radio News that the report was badly flawed.

Sorry, but I don’t believe Weinstein was the most senior official that knew about this. In fact, I honestly think it went all the way to Obama. I mean, we’re dealing with another country here for crying out loud.

Stay tuned.

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  • tvlgds

    Ah, so Weinstein is the sacfricial lamb and the real culprit walks. Anyone who is shocked and stunned, raise your hand!

    • Orangeone

      So Weinstein will now be put on trial for the murder of Brian Terry, the murder of Jamie Zapata and then turned over to Mexico to be tried by the murders there?

      • Weinstein will keep his mouth shut and land a job with a Obama contributing corporation, or will attempt to speak out and suffer a heart attack or possibly suicide.

        • Orangeone

          Or may be the next Ambassador to replace Stevens????

        • bobemakk

          Maybe a forced heart attack just like the phony suicide of Vince Forster under the Clintons regime.

      • bobemakk

        The administration used its own people to clear Eric Holder, he is just as useless as Obama and Weinstein gets put on trial. That is because I believe, Weinstein is most likely Jewish and Obama and his regime has thrown Israel under the bus too many times. So if Weinstein is convicted Obama gets rid of another Jew. AND I am not Jewish, I just believe in Israel since they are our only allies in the middle east. This made me lose my lunch. Sickening and they get away with it. Romney MUST win.

    • I’m raising my RIGHT hand (as the left hand is strictly verbotten in the new reich).

      Shock, Stunned, and in AWE that the obergruppenfhurers have not been publicly arrested.

    • thatnig94

      “Sacrificial Lamb” my arse- you guys wanted the black man to go down for something white bigots have been in charge of before Eric holder even had the job- so now you guys are trying to save face? Really? The black man has exposed you guys once again- instead of just saying you were wrong about Eric Holder now its the old “sacrificial lamb” routine…hilarious

      • tvlgds

        Ah, the race card.

      • Sorry but Holder was in charge of this operation from the beginning. The only people that care about Holder being black are liberals. To Conservatives, Holder is an incompetent moron first, his status as a black man is #798 on the list of problems against him (right after “He has a goofy looking moustache”).

      • keyesforpres

        Blah, blah, blah, black, black, black, blah, blah, blah.

      • ChurchSox

        What’s this “you guys”? Dimes to donuts you’re a earnest white woman pulling night shift to cover grad school expenses. “You guys” my foot.

      • Since all you seem to offer is racism, more racism, and still more racism, your act has grown tiresome. Crawl back to bigot-ville, and tell your bigoted friends they have lost, so get used to it.

    • They will just contact Media Matters to have them spin this latest little tidbit.

  • Holder probably approved the report before it came out. If (God forbid) Obama wins a second term, you can be sure that the Republicans in Congress will launch a huge investigation into the report and keep going after Holder. It will then turn out to be Obama’s Watergate.

    • I wish. But republicans haven’t done much as it is while not near as much damage has been done as will be done by then.
      Republicans have had plenty of opportunities to start or request inquiries and make motions even of calling for impeachment proceedings. I know, dingy harry has them all over a barrel because he’d never do it… but what is stopping them from even making a motion? The only thing I can see in my mind as I type this is Boehner and dear leader playing golf together.
      Unless we get West re elected, Bachmann re elected and a whole lot of new tough and willing freshmen, nothing will be done.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Methinks you’re right. Establishment Republicans are simply holding their nose, hoping all of this Tea Party smell will blow over, and then they’ll be back to business as usual.

        • Don

          What the Establishment Republicans (RINOs) cannot comprehend is if it was not for the Tea Party, they would be the third party. In fact, they might be the fourth party behind the Libertarians (Ron Paul). The RINOs are almost as big a problem as the socialists who have taken over the democratic party and that why it is imperative to drive them , as well as the socialists, out of Congress. 2010 AGAIN.

          • E. Lee Zimmerman

            Trust me: they GET it. They just don’t care.

        • piperlord

          Too bad “We The People” WILL BE the Right Party in the not-so-distant future if God has anything to do with it! This, my friend, is the truth.

      • Look what Boehner did to Bachmann for asking about Huma. No, they’re not going to do anything. I have a problem even looking at some of those so-called Republicans who are in league with the Democrats.

        • Don

          Roasalie, you are right about Boehner. The only difference between Crybaby Boehner and Obama is he might be a better putter. Boehner and his RINO eunuchs haven’t the brains or the guts to stand up to the Narcissist and his thugs. RINOs are almost as bad as the socialists that have taken over the demonrat party. Flush all of them.

      • keyesforpres

        Couldn’t the House refuse to pay folks in the DOJ?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Doubtful. If Boehner’s in charge, the spinelessness will continue.

    • Orangeone

      He did. The OIG refused to provide the report to Issa until Holder reviewed it. It is not the first time the O’Bambi administration changes someone else’s report (oil drilling ring a bell>)

    • unclesamnephew

      libertyship46, please subsitute “steal” for win, in the future please and thank-you

    • tvlgds

      The fox is in charge of the hen house. Like he’s going to point fingers at his boss!

      “The Justice Department’s inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder and his top deputies Wednesday of knowing about the gunwalking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico, CBS Radio News reports.”

    • thatnig94

      Not likely an Obamagate’ as you would like- you should do research on what Romney has said against Mexicans in his secret video’s to rich donors and couple that with this new revelation. NRA/Republicans equal gun running during the Bush Administration? Eric Holder unsurfaced the practice and Bush should have the distinguished title of BUSHGATE not Obama- just shows how slow you are and you need to re-read the year it began find out this program had been abused- 2006

      • LibertyisAlive

        ok genius, explain why Obama used executive privilege to hide all the Fast & Furious documents if it was Bush’s fault. If it was Bush’s program don’t you think Obama would have been all over it and released everything so the blame can be placed with full proof for the world to see?

        Grow up, you make the argument of a child.

        • iaintlyin

          Exactly what I questioned earlier in the link. If this guy was third, fourth or whatever down the power chain, and neither Holder or Obama new of the program, how does Executive Privilege become justified.

          • thatnig94

            Employees concealed they were notified guns were lost and neither did they effectively supervise these programs. That’s your answer. Instead of “shooting first and answer questions later” the Executive order was employed because even though 3000 documents were released the internal investigation as never performed on the lax supervision of these supervisors of the program. These men could have quit their jobs if they had a moral or spiritual responsibility that the guns were being delivered to known criminals and the govt were “waiting and watching” for a crime to happen when they themselves gave them the incentive to create crimes…No Irish,Italians, or Russian mobsters were given guns and watched so what criteria did latino’s meet to have them considered? The Executive Priviledge was used thoughtfully to stop the speculation long enough to find the facts and get these guys out of their position and dismantle all programs that have been running for the last 20 years. blacks in chicago and other inner city communities have been devastated by these guns still out here and there are no tracking devices for guns. Mexicans paid a huge cost by losing thousands in what we thought were drug cartels but we helped create.

            • iaintlyin

              your answer makes 0 sense to me. Executive orders are supposed to be given to protect the nation not to effectively terminate an investigation into wrong doing. From what you say,executive order had no business being invoked other than to stem the breadth of the hearings. If your so called ’employees’ were the only ones guilty of laxness as you say, the executive order was completely unjustified. As far as your 3000 pages that were released, many parts of those pages were redacted and the 3000 pages were a small percentage of what was requested. Go dazzle someone else with your brilliance, I ain’t bitin. Executive privilege was issued to stop speculation, hilarious, has it been lifted now that the speculation has gone away? Not many Irish Italians and Russians coming here to buy guns and bring them back to the homeland that I know of. Are you insane or what?

            • keyesforpres

              Blacks have been devastated because of democrat policies. Blacks were encouraged to go on welfare in the 60’s and now over 90% of blacks are born out of wedlock in the inner cities. This breeds crime, disdain, and lack of respect for life. Blacks should blame themselves for their high crime rates and lack of respect for life.

        • Charlie Brenner

          The truth is we are a narco-state just like Old Mexico. We control mafia, gangsters, & international crime by co-opting the trade ourselves. Money center banks and corporations have immunity as long as the Treasury or other government officials get a cut. Illicit trade in America has a very long history. Example: the only colony that was free of pirates and their merchants was the Colony of Connecticut. The royals had their favorites just like our Presidents do today. Our American Empire is corrupt. We are hypocrites. Both major political parties along with the fourth estate maintain the cloak of secrecy. From time to time some brave newspaper or media outlet will expose a peek. We will pay a high cost when the whole truth comes out.

    • Dixie_Sugarbaker

      He did. The hearing was put off for a week to allow the DOJ to review the draft document for inaccuracies before it was made final.

      I hope Issa’s first question is whether the DOJ IG ever allowed the Bush Adminstration, or any Adminstration, to review any of the draft IG reports before they were made final and released, and if the IG would allow the committee to see the draft sent to the DOJ. If either answer is no, then you know the fix is in.

  • johnos2112

    The fast and furious emails are just like the JFK information. It will NEVER be made public!

  • 1tootall

    “CBS News provides more information, saying the report has cleared Holder of knowing about it:”

    I wonder if they actually had the energy and/or time to read any of it!! You KNEW that Holder would be absolved long before the report was released!!! Anyone doubt that?

    • unclesamnephew

      white-washed anyone? oh i am sorry. that was racist wasn’t it

  • Rshill7

    Holder is still in contempt of congress. He is also held in contempt by tens of millions of Americans, and several State Governors.

    • MiketheMarine

      And, I’d imagine Mexico could declare war, if they chose.

  • I have 4 words. THIS IS BULL CRAP.

  • MaroonRepublic

    If that’s true, then why the executive privilege? No need to invoke it if it never went higher than this patsy.

    • Smith Smith

      well CBS should have said the Justice Department’s inspector general report which was finalized by holder shows holder and obama had no clue. Ya becuase Holder removed it from the final released report.

    • Patriot077

      Exactly so! The report is as worthless as the report on the workplace violence committed by Hassan at Fort Hood.

    • thatnig94

      The “Executive privilege” was used to prevent lawmakers from jumping to conclusions before an internal investigation had been completed fully. Its absurd to think Holder wanted to hide 3000 documents that he released and the Republicans still couldn’t find him guilty of any administrative wrong doing. Eric Holder should have been given the benefit of doubt to locate the two people now responsible who had been in the agency practicing this bigotry. Republican lawmakers were unfairly targeting Eric Holder when they really wanted to see America Fail under Obama’s leadership. The black community know knows who was responsible for these unfortunate deaths due to these guns. Republicans were emotional when they needed to keep their cool until Eric Holder was able to purge these two racist scumbags out of their positions. I digress…lol

      • Nukeman60

        Yeah, you digress alright.

      • keyesforpres

        You are truly a delusional racist.

  • Smith Smith

    resigning I use to laugh about how people in government get to resign, when in real world you are FIRED, so it goes on your record.

    Another sad point is how on the day comes out He resigning, which shows either Holder has no clue “which could be possible” or they said hay stay on the goverment dime until the last minute. We will all be in FIRED in couple months anyways. So enjoy the pay check while you can.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      In the real world, you’re fired AND prosecuted.

  • Stunning…LOL….Eric Holder KNEW NOTHING and neither did OBAMA according to the BS Inspector Idiot who works for the President! BS….we all know this came from Washington and they sacrifice a mid-level nothing. I love it…hey buddy I guess Holder had your back as he KICKED YOU OUT THE DOOR!!! I hope you MAN UP and tell people what really happened….does Holder deserve your loyalty? what about Obama? Tell us Jason how does it feel to be kicked to the street??? Loyalty Jason?

    • Smith Smith

      ya I like to see how much the original Justice Department’s inspector general report look compared to what Holder allowed to be release. CBS should provide that blance, that was is released is what Holder allowed after editing.

    • Orangeone

      Wasn’t this “investigation” conducted by one of Holder’s lawyer buddies?

  • Obama regime must go or else our freedom will go. He wants 4 more years to finish us off.

    • cathmom

      Yeah that’s exactly right. Isn’t that what Obama and Michelle keep saying: re-elect Obama so we can finish what we started….?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      He ain’t alone. The Establishment GOP stands behind the curtain as well.

  • Just tell me in 6 months where Jason Weinstein is working.

    • cheezwhizz

      Center For American Progress ?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Media Matters. Or maybe a gun shop.

    • Rshill7

      Goldman Sachs, of course.

    • poljunkie

      MSNBC

  • I agree RS. Weinstein fell on his sword to protect Holder at least.

    • keyesforpres

      Love the Avatar.

  • cheezwhizz

    So does this mean that this guy actually made the decision
    to supply guns to mexicans and other terrorists
    ON HIS OWN ?
    He secured funding, personnel, cover ups and lies in the media
    ON HIS OWN
    and NO ONE in the Department Of Jihad batted an eye ?

    • Rshill7

      Dat was one powerful dude huh? Why, I’ll bet he even had the nuclear codes. They might decide to change those codes now…either that or give them to Iran…you know, for hacking purposes, so they can fire them willy nilly at Israel.

      • I don’t think a guy that powerful needs any steenking codes.

        He launches nukes, WITH HIS MIND!

      • cheezwhizz

        So that is why Dear Liar had to invoke his Executive Previlage 😉 now I get it !
        This dude is mega powerful ,
        even more powerful on policy matters than the Gibson guitar raiding boss he works for .

      • cheezwhizz

        So that is why Dear Liar had to invoke his Executive Previlage 😉 now I get it !
        This dude is mega powerful ,
        even more powerful on policy matters than the Gibson guitar raiding boss he works for .

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Same group that is going to “enforce” election law in November. Must give the Obama folks a thrill up their legs. No wonder the SOB is so arrogant!

  • Ken_H

    The wheels on the bus go round and round. At least we can be confident Holder is clean since his Justice Dept cleared him. What a joke.

  • Joe

    This is why ZERO is raising all this cash!

    HE is paying everyone off !

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    • Orangeone

      And that’s why he wants to redistribute wealth because he’s running out of money to pay them off.

  • cheezwhizz

    The report essentially concludes that he is the most senior department official who was in a position to stop Fast and Furious.
    __________________
    This is very disturbing, who cares if this guy could have STOPPED F&F.
    THE QUESTION IS WHO STARTED F&F ?

  • the report strains credulity… and the statement released by Holder is a piece of work.

    He talks about linking it to a very different Bush era program, talks about a key employee retiring immediately (doesn’t say why), and another employee “resigning” (again, doesn’t say why).

    I am wholly convinced that we have NEVER seen such a politicized DOJ.

    • Patriot077

      I am wholly convinced we have NEVER seen a DOJ that does not concern itself with justice.

      • Rshill7

        Right…and the laws of our land are a cornucopia they get to pick from.

        “Oooh, I like that one. Yuck, I don’t like that one. Hey, let’s sue over that one.”

        • Patriot077

          It would be laughable if it weren’t so serious … Holder is truly a despicable person. I would love to see him jailed.

  • musterion

    OK, Let’s just see where he gets his next job. Something cushy perhaps?

  • I guess Eric Holder will never be prosecuted. Disgraceful.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Baloney. Holder’s own testimony shows definitively that he perjured himself under oath. Also, if the Odministration is withholding documents on this matter under the guise of “Executive Privilege,” then who KNOWS how many people could be implicated?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Weinstein should be put under protective custody, and not by the Justice Dept either.

    • MiketheMarine

      Yeah, sure. I volunteer. hehehe

  • Joe

    The TERRY FAMILY should now SUE Weinstein for manslaughter

    Unfortunately – The trial would rip that family apart!

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    bs, worse corrupt admin ever. they must have forgot the tape out there of dave ogden, where he said, who was all involved. now all of a sudden that pos hold er knew nothing..
    i have a bridge to sell also…..

  • Arrrggghhh

    F&F was initiated so that Obama and Holder could press for stronger gun control laws. However, the highest level person that knew about it was a low level bureaucrat that no one’s ever heard of? That seems odd, no?

  • Howzah123

    Another one under the bus

  • the doj tasked itself to investigate itself.
    no surprises here.

    • Rshill7

      Back in the day they should’ve let Al Capone investigate himself. Obama and Holder should castigate and flagellate themselves. I know, this another of my “I Have A Dream” moments.

      We will do both for them shortly, and send them packing.

      By the way, A close Chinese friend of our family will become an official US citizen next week and will be voting against Obama, aka, for Romney!

      Yay!

  • Well done. Small comfort. Rep Issa and others doing what they set out to do.

  • poljunkie

    What about Holder?

  • Future historians will ponder why Republicans didn’t have Holder arrested for not complying with the subpoenas and waited a year to even do anything.

  • sue-marie

    Issa needs to demand AGAIN an Independent review of those 80000 documents. Since DOJ refuses to hand them over, it is imperative to get an investigator that does NOT answer to Holder or Obama. This report means NOTHING. Of course the political Obama appointees are protected…oh duh!

  • BULLSH*T.

  • But low-level prison guards having a little comic relief with Al Queda was Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld’s fault, yet hundreds being killed has nothing to do with Holder?

    Gee, I don’t think that’s going to fly very far.

  • Happyface2

    One thing is for sure.The Democrats stick together come hell or high water they will go down with ship before they will ever tell on one another.

  • cheezwhizz

    So Osama invoked Executive Previlage for this guy ? WHY ?

  • AD_Rtr_OS

    Would someone do Holder a favor and photoshop him into Sgt. Schulz’s uniform – he passed his audition for the part.

  • stevenbiot

    I can’t wait until November. Unless, of course, the Marxist gets a 2nd go-round.

    • WordsFailMe

      I’m getting ready for that .2(23)

  • Rick Caird

    I agree with the conclusion about “another country”. Giving guns to the opponents of the Mexican government is foreign policy. Now Obama is telling us what whiz at foreign policy he is, so why would any member of his administration undercut him and take on a foreign policy initiative on his own? Even Holder would not do that.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Whats not to believe , the DOJ handled the investigation themselves…

  • Rshill7

    Kinda like The Mafia…with a few notable exceptions…on the part of The Mafia.

    • Far fewer guns, for one.

  • Susitna

    And now we have to believe that the gunwalking was “spontaneous”, “historic”, “unprecedented” and on top of that it was Bush who started it in 2009 while enjoying retirement. Holder will need tons of Oxi Clean Ultra………this cannot be over!

  • demographicallychallenged

    Scoop, please follow the two men who have been fired, and see where they find employment. Once again after millions of $$$ spent, they fire the janitor. The bus will need new tires soon!

    • JoeMontana16

      Great comment. Scoop should check that out.

  • Nukeman60

    Okay, the truth has to come out.

    I admit that I did rob that bank, but I made it back to my house before the police could catch me. Even though the video cameras have my picture splayed all over them, the getaway car showed my license plates, and my gun was found at the scene of the crime, I did a personal and internal investigation and discovered, after several years, that I was innocent of all potential charges.

    Now I’m sure there are people out there that would disagree with me and would point to all the circumstantial evidence that abounds, but you have to face the facts. An investigation cannot be questioned. I did everything in my power to discover the true culprits of an event that didn’t happen and I must say I was very thorough. You will have to take my word for it.

    In conclusion, I have released my butler, as I feel he was the highest ranking person that could have stopped the bank robbery and I will move him to the chauffeur job in the future. This should end the speculation and we can put this all to rest, thankfully, just before the reelection of the person that helped to plan the robbery.

    Nothing to see here, folks. Please, move along. Next?

    • nibblesyble

      Well done Nuke!

  • maynardb50

    I agree with you Rightscoop. It has all the markings of a way to undermine our 2d amendment rights, and they got caught.

  • What is the current definition of ‘cleared?’

  • westernhunter

    What a bunch of bull-crap. Holder as well as obama knew. You don’t have guns going into another country without the top knowing.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I don’t believe a single thing from these liars… not one single thing.

    They guilty by association at the very least and certaintly guilty of incompetence. This is White Water II.

  • Neo

    I’m beginning to have sympathy for the Black Panther Party folks in Philadelphia.

    Just look.
    They circumvent the law.
    Send THOUSANDS OF GUNS across the border into Mexico (and beyond).
    PEOPLE DIE as a result.
    Nobody goes to jail.

    Why the heck do we needs thousands of pages of federal laws when they really don’t seem to mean a RAT’S TIT ??
    Going to jail seems to be when the justice system screws up .. or worse.

  • Banana Republic type of justice. Corrupt as hell.

  • keninil

    RESIGNS !!! ====>> JAIL !!!

  • proudhispanicconservative

    How convenient Eric Holder was found not to know about the operation, I dont know about you but that in itself should be grounds for him to get fired.

  • kong1967

    Wasn’t it an investigator that works for Holder? Gee, I’m shocked.

    Evidence I’ve seen proves to the contrary.

  • Rich K

    Kinda surprised to see a Jewish fella under this here bus but Welcome Aboard Jason.

  • iaintlyin

    Scapegoat Weinstein, it must suck that you have to change the monograms on your bathrobe. Hilarious, Holder stonewalls and lies through months of hearings and this report comes to a conclusion that just doesn’t jive with what we’ve been told and what we watched. Something wrong here. Why the Executive privilege if this dope was the highest level of command that is responsible? Another very questionable manuveur by those in power and the alleged investigation. I believe none of it.

    • iaintlyin

      While thinking about the whole story from beginning to end, it struck me, the original story which was so unbelievable at the time it broke, has become the most believable part of the story in the end. Oh the webs these spiders spin.

  • So who will be first to interview Jason Weinstein ?

  • TTTCOTTH

    They determined that Eric Holder was clueless. Spot on!

  • BikerHoop

    I have to agree with ya, Scoop. It definitely went all the way to the top. If it didn’t, why did DuhOne include $10 million in his first ‘stimulus’ package specifically for this program? We knew someone was gonna be the fall guy and now we know who.

    Now stand by for the MSM to sweep this even further under the rug and start labeling those who question it as F&F’ers.

  • thatnig94

    Now all you bigots can send apologies to Eric Holder ASAP because he just did a internal investigation into these practices that have been killing black children in the inner city for years. The border patrol agents life is not the only life that was lost in this PRACTICE to put guns on our streets. The conspiracy was to entrap criminals but was mismanaged because the people “in charge” didn’t lose their children when the influx of these guns hit poor neighborhoods. Mexicans were targeted too and the practice had racially charged intentions and ulterior motives. Now I can rest assuredly to say that when Eric Holder said a “Nation of Cowards” he really was speaking the truth, no one want to speak about two races of people who lost thousands of live with this mismanaged racial war

    • Only a racist would spew that sort of crap. Trying to make F&F about inner city guns is a major FAIL.

      Three words: Drug Cartels.

      (yes, I can count, but I’m channeling Biden here)

      (EDIT: Whoops! I’m violatin’ the policy here. So I have to warn myself. [Yikes! is that one strike or two?] I can’t call you a racist, but I can call the garbage you just wrote racist. And it is. Don’t write racist garbage! Thank you.)

      • thatnig94

        You fail to see the Education provided here because your out of touch. White people have insulated themselves and think blacks are animals and our children just go out looking for guns and we are not Republican, but contrary to public ignorance blacks are gun owners,licensed,registered and believe in having the right to carry arms under the Constitution. Yet , when guns from this program makes their way into our community and these other Republican gun shop owners report they had no camera’s when they were robbed “allegedly” one must put 1 and 2 together and say the Nation of Islam and Catholic clergy are making compelling arguments about why these guns have been traced back to the inner city. The gun owners can sell the guns get paid on the black market and get paid by the insurance companies they have on the guns so why would a Republican gun owner have any concern about protecting the socieity at large. Then factor in Mexicans were targeted to to entrap these poor Mexicans too,where we have yet to get a tally of the guns linked from America in murders there. My friend please be civil and enlightened- these guns weren’t found in Russia or Israel, they were linked to american black communities and latino’s in Mexico

        • keyesforpres

          Fast and Furious was about one thing: Trying to take away our 2nd amendment rights. You are such a little racist because all you can see is Obama’s skin color and you don’t gvie a rip what he does because he’s a brother…right?

        • More racism. It’s like a broken record. It doesn’t matter what you say after the racist garbage, because you are basing it on made up, pre-1950’s stereotypes.

          Take a look at a calendar. While you’re at it, do yourself a favor and look at Obama’s debt clock.

          That’s what racism is good for.

      • keyesforpres

        K bob, I think this troll was on here last night under a different name. I think he/she has trolled here in weeks past. Notice the nasty name he/she is using.

        • Yeah, I saw that. It’s no surprise the name has racist overtones.

    • keyesforpres

      Yup, Holder, Obama, and you are definitely racists.

  • Here is a Justice Department inspector general saying that Eric Holder Jr. knew nothing about Fast & Furious. What is blatantly obvious is the inspector general works for Eric Holder and therefore it is a sham report that is highly biased in order to protect the inspector general’s boss… you guess it… Eric Himpton Holder Jr.

    Of course Eric Holder knew about Fast & Furious! He’s the head of the in-Justice Department and it is his “duty” to know about each and every highly-classified operation carried out by his own Department. The reason Eric Holder refused to release all pertinent information asked of him by Congress about Fast & Furious was the fact that if he released the vital information his goose would have been cooked and he would have probably been sent to federal prison for several years. After being convicted of not only lying to Congress but that he had full and intimate knowledge about the in’s and out’s of the Fast & Furious debacle and he was the one who actually gave the okay for the operation to proceed. Even when he knew full well that it was carried out in an illegal manner and the weapons going across the border were an attempt to institute greater gun control laws within the United States and Democrats (and Obama) were hoping it would lead to the eventual repeal of the Second Amendment.

    With such high stakes involved this purported inspector general “fell on his sword” in order to make his boss appear innocent of the gun runner operation. Which for all intents and purposes was masterminded and given the green light by none other than Eric Holder Jr. himself if the truth were really known. Since Eric Holder refuses to release the vital information that Congress demanded of him (and in which Barack Hussein Obama used his executive privilege to keep that same information sealed under lock and key – because of the damning evidence it no doubt contains) the truth may never come out. Unless of course a Republican President and a Republican majority Congress decide to open the archives being kept secret by Barack Obama and Eric Holder and will finally get to the bottom of this tragedy that took the life of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. And also killed literally hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens from those very same weapons that Eric Himpton Holder Jr. and his in-Justice Department allowed to “walk” across the border into Mexico in the illegal operation known as Fast & Furious. I hope the inspector general can sleep at night knowing full well he deliberately lied to the American people in order to protect his boss Eric Holder. Any one who believes that Eric Holder knew nothing of the Fast & Furious operation should have their head examined. That includes the inspector general.

  • caradoc

    Well, I guess that clears that up, Holder must be innocent, nothing to see here, move along….

  • Obama’s admin will need a czar of scandal management now. Maybe Weinstein can get that job, so he can begin setting up proper, Big Money retirements for the folks who got our embassy personnel killed.

    Sorry, I mean “the folks who will be made scapegoats for getting the embassy personnel killed.”

    • thatnig94

      Sorry my friend this should be filed under BushGate’ the year was 2006 that these practices were being used to target Mexicans and the Black in minority neighborhoods here in the United States. Critics have also asked that Bush and Tony Blair for war mongering- so this adds up when you put it all in context Eric holder has done an excellent job and because of this the Administration found that these two men responsible never even gave Eric Holder a briefing of what they were doing or these practices because the name kept changing. Can anyone say “Business as Usual?” Lets be realistic we all know friends who had supervisory position or were the boss and never realized certain abuses were going on cause employees have had no oversight until now. Not on my watch says Eric holder…(smile) two unemployed losers out of a job

      • Nukeman60

        Bush’s ‘Operation Wide Receiver’ was ended in 2007. Perhaps, you should stop listening only to Holder and read up a little more on ‘Fast and Furious’.

        http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2011/09/28/fast-and-furious-just-might-be-president-obamas-watergate/

        • thatnig94

          You just proved my point when I wrote ” The names of the program kept changing” so how could Eric holder completely dismantle a program that he just caught wind of how it was being abused since it only targeted minorities in the black community and Mexico. I didn’t read these guns were used in Sicily Italy or anywhere in Ireland. Like South Boston, Massachusetts is known as a Irish neighborhood where the young males are notorious for robbing banks and armored trucks. Yet none of these groups that were white lost majority of lives with innocent citizens based on this gun running. Instead of scanning thru comments reading would help you correct that you just validated what I said . ACKWARD!…lol, the names changed so much that until Agent patrol Terry was killed and the guns were actually ran through the system that’s when the practice was flagged. In fact there probably was never a full accounting done to ascertain the success rate of this program. these two men lost the guns and never reported this to Eric holder so they needed to be fired- how do you lose track of 1500 guns and not report it?

          • Nukeman60

            Ackward? Hmmm…

            Perhaps you need to stop looking at life through the color of your skin and do some reading yourself. The names weren’t changed, they were different programs. The guns weren’t lost, they had a purpose that Obama, Holder and the rest initiated ,that you refuse to see because they both apparently have the same color of skin (which is irrelevant) as you.

            • thatnig94

              “Different Programs” identical bigotry. The guns didn’t target Italian mobsters,Russian syndicate, or any fractions of the Irish with roots in Ireland. I have never heard of any Irish men trying to do a heist without a gun- so if ever there was a marketing campaign then why not set up the Irish? (that is a joke) My friend it is obvious when Irish men rob banks they help out the community because most are poor and they are discriminated against by Jews in Boston where I’m from because they are also marginalized. I don’t trust any prosecutor so your wrong that i am a Eric holder supporter, historically you’d have t be a good liar to be a prosecutor because they WITHHOLD a great deal of information even if people are innocent. So no my friend I just give Credit to Eric Holder this time for being transparent. I did not agree with his office for going after athletes for doping because that was a witch hunt that his office lost

              • keyesforpres

                Ohs noes…you are blaming Jews for the poor Irish? BULL. I’ve lived in Boston and the Irish are NOT descriminated against. DESPICABLE.

                • Nukeman60

                  Careful, Keyes. Bigotry troll alert. 🙂

              • You really are a piece of work aren’t you. You call the posters here bigots, yet all I’ve seen of your comments are the words: Irish, Jews, Italian, Russians, blacks and whites. Funny, that sounds an awful lot like you are focused on race only. I think there’s a name for that. uhhhh yeah! Racist.

      • Everything the Obama admin touches turns to crap. Just like the program Bush started, they decided to add more to it and get people killed. If they’d left it alone or ended it, it would be fine. But no0oO0o… they had to start up something much worse, just like they did with bailouts, banks, and healthcare.

        It’s time for adults in the White House. People who actually show up for work.

  • The report did not clear Holder, it said they could find no evidence of his involvement. All this means is that he has managed to successfully cover up his actions.

  • PVG

    Waiting for Weinstein’s tell all book!

    • iaintlyin

      don’t hold your breath. I can’t wait to find out his next title, either in the EPA , DEP, NOIA the Labor Board or somewhere on Rahm Emanuels Chicago payroll. Or

  • Nukeman60

    It seems to me that they are trying to cover up the fact that the Contempt of Congress charges were twofold. The criminal contempt, handled by the Attorney General of DC, wasn’t going to go anywhere, as everyone suspected.

    However, the civil contempt was separate and they filed suit in federal court on August 13th. We have yet to see where this goes. It should yield the documents that Obama and Holder wanted to hide under the guise of ‘executive privilege’.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/13/house-oversight-committee-to-file-contempt-suit-against-holder/

    There is a big difference between the actual crime of ‘Fast and Furious’ and the crime of the coverup, as we all know full well from Watergate. We should be asking where this civil contempt case stands and not let it slip under the radar.

  • thatnig94

    “For political context we now need to step back to April 16, 2009 — four or five months before we think Fast and Furious began. On this day President Barack Obama was visiting Mexico. While there he said, “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States … more than 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border.”-

    So Obama is telling us that after this investigation was done to oust these two men responsible for losing track of nearly 1500 guns the programs of “giving guns to criminals” and “waiting” to create a conspiracy of entrapping them is not effective and has not worked. Eric holder has not made these men Sacrificial lambs as some want to suggest, these men fired tried to CONCEAL the fact that guns had been lost, innocent people had probably died long before the Border Patrol officer and they didn’t want chickens coming back home to roost and thought they could keep this secret. Republican lawmakers thought they could snag Eric holder to make Obama look bad but it backfired and showed that while Obama is trying hard to create tactful diplomacy in the world with other countries we still have RACIST BIGOTED PRACTICES with a long standing history that we need to abolish

    • Interesting that the race relations in this country were pretty good until obama came in. He’s done more to disingrate the accomplishments of race relations than any other person in the last 50 years. I guess you can be proud, but Martin Luther King must be rolling in his grave.

  • Holder hasn’t been “cleared”, he has just escaped.

  • keyesforpres

    This definitely goes all the way to Obama.

  • hongryhawg

    Everybody knew how this would turn out. Needs to be used as a campaign issue.

  • Yeah… The guy took the fall and we’ll all believe this report because you know we’re that ignorant.

  • Jay

    Holder has been cleared of knowing anything. Now the big question: Is he Sargent “I know nutting” Schultz or Tin “If I only had a brain” Woodsman?

    You gotta hand it to Nixon, he really taught ’em CYA.

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Weinstein was the fall guy for the adminsitration. He took one for the cause and will be rewarded. Just wait and see where he lands. It will be a juicy, cushy position for sure.

  • notebene

    Are we really surprised here? Of course, Odumbo and company had this investigation compromised from the beginning with all of the stall tactics they could muster. This corrupt, banana republic administration will do everything possible to hide the truth! They are shameless and evil and this should further our resolve to get them out of office! We owe it to Brian Terry’s family not to let this go, but to demand a real investigation, once this travesty is out of office! It may take years, but there is zero doubt how far this allegedly “transparent” administration has gone to fly in the face of our nation’s laws, the Constitution, and break their oaths of office to put in place policies to destroy not only our nation, but our way of life. None of this is accidental on their part and they are not stupid. It’s evil and purposeful destruction in order to make the USA unrecognizable as another failed, socialist state.

  • So why did the administration have the need to invoke executive privilege over documents that had nothing to do with the President, or if the IG report is to be believe, even Holder himself?

    I must be feeling the same frustration and anger many Democrats felt during the Watergate coverup…

  • GEDouglas

    Is anyone surprised that Holder bears no responsibility…I mean “The Justice Department’s inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder.” I wonder what an independent inspector would have concluded?

  • Charlie Brenner

    We are a narco-state with a very slick media & political cover. We have favorites and affiliates in Old Mexico. One in five border patrol agents fail the polygraph due to their Mexican cartel or criminal connections. Domestic law enforcement like our media & bureaucracy has a very tight political control. Our major political parties are statist and we are a corrupt government with the Criminal Division of DOJ as the fall guy.

  • Holder and Obama are far from being cleared of their crimes.
    this is only round 2.

    Tea Party Patriot