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Justice Department Finally Bringing Major Charges After Reopening Huge Investigation

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The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump has now agreed to provide congressional investigators confidential records on the failed Barack Hussein Obama era gun-trafficking operation known as “Fast and Furious” that has long has been criticized by Republican lawmakers.

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In an agreement that would end the six-year-long battle between GOP lawmakers and the Obama administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the justice department would immediately turn over documents to the Republican-led Congress Committee of Oversight and Government reform which were previously withheld by the Obama Administration.

Congressional Republicans had been pressuring the Justice Department for years about this operation which is named after a movie franchise about car racing. The operation was supposed to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels by having to compete with the United States Government.

Although this was originally started under the George W. Bush Administration, he scrapped it when he saw it wasn’t working as intended.

But since Obama was only for disarming law-abiding American citizens, he took it upon himself to try it again, only to find that American guns were used in multiple Mexican cartel massacres.

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The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump has now agreed to provide congressional investigators confidential records on the failed Barack Hussein Obama era gun-trafficking operation known as “Fast and Furious” that has long has been criticized by Republican lawmakers.

In an agreement that would end the six-year-long battle between GOP lawmakers and the Obama administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the justice department would immediately turn over documents to the Republican-led Congress Committee of Oversight and Government reform which were previously withheld by the Obama Administration.

Congressional Republicans had been pressuring the Justice Department for years about this operation which is named after a movie franchise about car racing.

The operation was supposed to curb gun-trafficking criminals who were selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels by having to compete with the United States Government. Although this was originally started under the George W. Bush Administration, he scrapped it when he saw it wasn’t working as intended.

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But since Obama was only for disarming law-abiding American citizens, he took it upon himself to try it again, only to find that American guns were used in multiple Mexican cartel massacres.

In June 2012, the Republican-led House voted to hold Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents about the operation.

The committee sued Eric Holder for access to the documents in August 2012. Obama later asserted executive privilege to block the disclosure of the documents. And it didn’t go any further because the GOP was afraid to go after the first African American President and his Attorney General.

The best part of this whole saga is that at the time Democrats accused Republicans of engaging in a partisan witch hunt. Can anyone say “Fake Russian Trump Dossier?”

Let’s hope this time we can get some answers and see a few people responsible behind bars.

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Obama-administration scandals never resolve. They just vanish — usually, under a new scandal.

So it was with one of this president’s earliest embarrassments, “Operation Fast and Furious,” designed to help the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) dismantle drug cartels operating inside the United States and disrupt drug-trafficking routes.

Instead, it put into the hands of criminals south of the border some 2,000 weapons, which have been used to kill hundreds of Mexicans and at least one American, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

Now, Fast and Furious is back in the news. Earlier this month, a raid on the hidey-hole of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recovered not only the notorious drug lord, but a (“massive”) .

50-caliber rifle, capable of stopping a car or shooting down a helicopter, that originated with the ATF program. Rest easy, though: Only 34 such rifles were sold through the program.

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The news comes just days after a federal judge rejected President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to Fast and Furious–related records it requested back in 2012 as part of an investigation into the gun-walking operation.

Despite the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and a host of other accusations of malfeasance against this White House, it remains this president’s sole assertion of executive privilege.

Three-and-a-half years later, the question is still: Why?

In November 2009, the ATF’s Phoenix field office launched an operation in which guns bought by drug-cartel straw purchasers in the U.S. were allowed to “walk” across the border into Mexico. ATF agents would then track the guns as they made their way through the ranks of the cartel.

At least, that was the theory. In reality, once the guns walked across the border, they were gone. Whistleblowers reported, and investigators later confirmed, that the ATF made no effort to trace the guns.

In March 2010, a few ATF agents voiced an obvious concern: Couldn’t the guns end up being used in crimes? Seven months later, that’s exactly what happened. The brother of the former attorney general of the state of Chihuahua was murdered, and Fast and Furious weapons were found at the scene.

In December, the scheme’s ramifications crossed back over the border. On December 14, four Border Patrol agents were staked out near Rio Rico, Ariz., eleven miles north of the Mexican border.

A five-man “rip crew,” a group looking to rob drug smugglers crossing the border, opened fire when the agents attempted to apprehend. Agent Terry was struck in the back and bled to death. Two of the guns involved in the shootout were traced back to Fast and Furious, which continued for another six weeks.

The operation was finally shut down with the help of Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), then ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who promptly opened an investigation.

Two months later, Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), then chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, opened his own investigation in the House.

Operation Fast and Furious would have been bad enough. But the investigation made clear a widespread cover-up. In February, in response to a request from Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich submitted for the record a letter declaring that any claim “that ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexico — is false. ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.

In November, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that gun-walking was, in fact, used, and in December the Obama administration formally withdrew Weich’s letter from the congressional record — because it was, in Holder’s words, “inaccurate.”

Operation Fast and Furious would have been bad enough. But the investigation made clear a widespread cover-up.

By that time, Holder had become a figure of particular interest. What did the attorney general know about the operation, and when did he know it? In May 2011, he claimed to have known about gun-walking tactics for only a few weeks.

But by October, new documents showed that Holder had been briefed about Operation Fast and Furious as early as July 2010.

And in January 2010, just months after the ATF had launched Operation Fast and Furious, personnel from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a multi-agency network run by the Department of Justice, had been brought in to provide additional manpower.

Furthermore, the operation may have had an explicitly political angle. E-mails obtained by CBS News in late 2011 showed ATF officials corresponding about the possibility of using Fast and Furious to push through a regulation requiring gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.

In other words, the ATF permitted certain gun shops to conduct certain, inadvisable sales to dangerous people and then planned to point to those sales to justify the need for new reporting requirements.

By the summer of 2012, Holder and the House Oversight Committee were at a standoff, the attorney general claiming he had been fully responsive to the committee’s request for documents, Issa claiming that the DOJ had withheld 1,300 key pages.

President Obama, intervening, declared that the documents were protected under executive privilege — a risible claim, legally, and a suggestive one, given the White House’s denial of involvement.

In late June, at the recommendation of the committee, Holder became the first sitting member of a presidential cabinet to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives.

In September, the administration declared victory. The Department of Justice’s inspector general released a report recommending disciplinary action against 14 federal officials and absolving Holder — seemingly.

In fact, the report noted a series of extraordinary coincidences in which, several times in 2010 and 2011, information about the program made it all the way to Holder’s desk — but without the attorney general’s ever managing to pass his eyes over it. Odd, that.

Since then, the investigation into Fast and Furious has been tied up in the courts, where the House challenged the president’s executive-privilege claim.

But the ATF & Co.’s horrendous judgment continues to take a toll. By the time of the House’s contempt vote, some 300 Mexicans had been killed or wounded by Fast and Furious firearms, and that number has surely risen. In December 2013, a walked gun was found at the site of a gunfight at a Mexican resort that left five cartel members dead.

The guns have found their way north, too. A weapon owned by Nadir Soofi, one of the two Muslim terrorists who tried to shoot up Pamela Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” contest in Texas last May, was acquired through Fast and Furious.

It is difficult to overstate both how stupid and how incompetent were the whole host of federal officials involved in this fiasco, who first thought it was a swell idea to traffic thousands of guns to Mexican criminals, then blithely forgot about them.

It is difficult, too, to overstate the contempt of this administration for transparency, given that, having made those fatal mistakes, its response was to hide them from a congressional inquiry, going so far as to invoke executive privilege to do so.

At best, the operation and its aftermath were an exercise in astonishing malpractice; at worst, the administration knowingly exhibited a reckless disregard for human life — then covered it up.

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Under “Operation Fast & Furious,” the U.S. government became a de facto arms dealer to Mexican drug cartels and Islamist criminals.
But this administration still wants to lecture Americans about gun control

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Coward Who Just Assaulted Teen Trump Supporter Doesn’t Want His Identity Out – Make Him Famous!

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Trump Derangement Syndrom (TDS) is a real thing and many Americans are afflicted by it. Which is exactly why videos like the one below are surfacing. People cannot handle those who disagree with them or have freedom of thought to vote as they wish. So instead of respecting those differences, they choose to assault people. Which is why what recently happened to a Trump supporting teen should not shock you at all.

Chicks on the Right reported,

“The left seems to not be able to control itself when they see a MAGA hat. Once again there’s another incident of an adult going after a teenager for wearing the hat, 17-year-old Ashton Hess. Hess was with his family in Seattle, Washington earlier this week. They just had coffee and were coming out of the coffee shop when Ethan Jackson knocked the boy’s hat off his head. A woman picked it up and threw it to Jackson who then spat on it and tossed it in the street.

In a video posted on Hess’s youtube channel, the woman is heard asking him if he knows what the hat says. “Yes, I know what it says. Don’t take my hat,” Hess responds. “That is my property, dude, come on!” “Take your racist a** and get the f*** out of this state!” the man who spat on the hat says. “That’s really necessary. I didn’t do anything to you,” Hess responds. Ashton then asks for his hat back from his mother. “He spit all over it,” she remarks. “That’s disgusting,” Hess says.

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Both the woman and Jackson yell at Hess to “get out of Seattle.” Hess’ parents told the Daily Wire they were angry about at what happened. “I was angry that this guy thought he had the right to attack our son because he disagreed with the text on his hat,” Mr. and Mrs. Hess said. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion; if you disagree with that opinion, you’re not free to be aggressive.” Hess’ parents praised their son for handling “the situation with class.” The reason that people were able to quickly identify who the attacker was? He confessed it on Twitter and appears to be the same person pictured in the video. Here is the 22-year-old ‘non-binary’ Jackson who claims he did it. And here are some of his tweets from explaining his actions.

Notice the twisted racism: And it’s ‘violent’ because he believes it to be violent. Not because that has any relation to reality. And here he is mocking the kid. How insane is this? Does this guy have any sense of what a fascist is and how fascistic this is? This wasn’t the first time Hess had an unhappy experience with the left because he wore the hat. He went to a March for Our lives anti-g*n protests to try to talk with some of the folks there and reason with them. But he found that was impossible, saying he was “treated terribly.” “I’ve been exposed to the craziness of the left already,” the young man said. “This was just the second thing that has occurred that’s showed me really how intolerant and unaccepting the left is.”

There is absolutely no excuse to assault someone who to interfere with their daily lives like this. This teenager was not disrupting anything or bothering anyone. He was just sitting living his own life and minding his own business when this bigot came over and ripped the hat off of him. It is a sad world we live in when people cannot disagree respectfully and left to live their lives in peace. But clearly the actions of this man show that this is no longer the case anymore.

While those who are liberal cry about how bad Trump supporters are it is liberals who are going out and tormenting Trump supporters. They did not ask for this. They are not doing anything that indicates they want this type of treatment. Nobody does. Yet liberals time and time again continue to behave the way they do. In reality, as awful as it is the best thing for the Republican Party. Because the more insane far left Democrats behave the more emboldened the Republican Party’s base becomes. Which means the more support that Republicans get. The more support they get the more elections hey will win and the longer they will retain the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the White House, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Share if you agree that what happened to this teenager will be the doomsday of the Democratic Party in the long run.

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Roseanne Yells ‘I Thought B*Tch Was White,’ As Whoopi’s Sent Message ‘You’re Fired’

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Roseanne Barr is lashing out at ABC and the double standard that exists at the network after Whoopi Goldberg cussed out Judge Jeanine Pirro. Of course, ABC fired Roseanne over an infamous late-night tweet without listening to her side. In a new video, Barr screams, “I thought the b*tch was white,” after the producer kept badgering her. Now, Whoopi Goldberg is freaking out as she gets a message saying, “You’re fired now.”

Well, it looks like ABC is in hot water after Roseanne Barr lashed out at them by taking back her apology to Valerie Jarrett and exposing their double standards in lieu of Whoopi Goldberg’s antics on ABC’s morning talk show, The View.

Roseanne’s timing is perfect with this video, which shows a producer badgering Barr about the tweet that got her fired from her mega-hit reboot of the Roseanne show. Roseanne Barr is extremely agitated in the video, smoking a cigarette, as she tries to answer the same question about the tweet she has answered a million times.

Page Six reports, “Roseanne Barr spoke out relatively unapologetically about the vile Valerie Jarrett tweet that got her ‘Roseanne’ reboot canceled: ‘I thought the b—h was white!’”

They add, “In a video posted to Barr’s YouTube page, a slightly disheveled Barr, 65, smokes a cigarette while talking to a producer about a previous video that was thoroughly edited. After a loud groan, an agitated Barr lashes out at her interviewer when asked about her now-notorious tweet in which she claimed the former Barack Obama adviser was a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood and ‘Planet of the Apes.’”

“I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal,” Barr roars in the clip. “That’s what my tweet was about. I thought the b*tch was white, goddammit! I thought the b*tch was white! F–k!”

This brings us to Whoopi Goldberg. Is there any doubt Roseanne was immediately fired without any investigation by ABC because she is pro-Trump? And, isn’t it funny that Whoopi Goldberg can get away with cussing out conservative pro-Trump Judge Jeanine Pirro? She even allegedly spit at her after chasing her backstage and yelling, “Get the f*ck out of here!” Yet, she faces no consequences?

Making matters worse, it was Whoopi Goldberg who publicly trounced on Roseanne Barr over her Valerie Jarrett tweet and demanded ABC fire Barr. From her perch on The View, Whoopi screamed at Roseanne, “So this is what I’m going to say, Roseanne: Just because you were caught with your pants down, don’t try to drag other people down with you. Don’t do that. There are times when you got to suck it up because you step in doo.”

Well, Americans say it’s time for Whoopi to take her own advice. Americans are demanding ABC fire Whoopi Goldberg, immediately. A petition was started online after Twitter lit up with a trending hashtag #FireWhoopiNow, and reports are Goldberg is freaking out.

Twitter user “Vince” tweeted, “#Roseanne was fired by @ABCNetwork for making a comment on a tweet on HER OWN TIME in her OWN HOME. #Whoopi verbally abused, embarrassed another woman who was an invited guest in front of other women with no shame. #FireWhoopi #FireWhoopiNow @ananavarro is Whoopi remark 2U true?”

We could post thousands of tweets from pissed off Americans who are refusing to look the other way this time. The blaring bias for leftists and Trump-haters in Hollywood will no longer be tolerated. Not only should Whoopi be fired immediately, let’s make it simple: Cancel The View, altogether. It’s a ridiculous program with ignorant shrews spewing nonsense. There is no redeeming social value at all.

Judge Jeanine Pirro is also owed a public apology from Whoopi Goldberg, who should be begging for her forgiveness. We won’t hold our breath for that to happen since God knows Whoopi Goldberg has no class at all.

 

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Obama AG Eric Holder Slams ‘Orange Man’ Trump, Says ‘We Want the America of Obama!’

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Eric Holder, former Attorney General under Barack Obama, just recently came out to blast President Donald Trump in the wake of a Democrat gubernatorial victory in Virginia. According to Holder, people still want to be living in Obama’s America.
From Washington Times:
Eric Holder blasts ‘orange man’ Trump: ‘We want the America of Barack Obama’
Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he is glad to be unshackled from his old job because employment with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee lets him lash out at Republicans like “orange man” President Trump.
Politico recently went on the road with the NDRC’s chairman in Virginia for get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor.

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The former attorney general also told Rising Mount Zion congregants that Mr. Northam’s battle with Republican Ed Gillespie was important because “debts have to be repaid.”

“We need to send Donald Trump a message,” Mr. Holder said, Politico reported. “You’re telling Donald Trump that’s not the America I want. We want the America of Barack Obama.”
More from Politico:

For a career prosecutor with little experience in campaign politics, it’s a surprisingly hard-nosed strategy: The plan is to clock some wins in 2018, so that for the 2020 cycle they’ll have both more big donors and more beachheads for wider efforts in statehouses, with the boost of a presidential cycle. And then, maybe, just maybe, they’ll be able to start digging themselves out of the hole Republicans have left them in from years of investing in down-ballot races and outmaneuvering them in gerrymandering. For those who doubt all this redistricting stuff really matters, NDRC staffers point out that four of the nine House seats that Democrats flipped in 2016 were in Virginia and Florida, following litigation that changed the maps.
That will keep Holder out on the trail, continuing his own years-long transformation from buttoned-down lawman to political elbow-thrower, with the slight stiltedness that comes from not being at all used to this campaign business.
“You don’t do politics when you’re attorney general, but as a private citizen and as a defender of the Obama legacy, I’m free to say what I want and to say it in the way that I’d like to,” Holder told me in an interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast, conducted in a conference room at Rising Mount Zion after he was done revving up the congregation. “I think what I’m doing now is really a continuation of that which I did as attorney general, speaking out for a more fair, a more just, a more equal America, talking about protecting voting rights, talking about criminal justice reform.”

 

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