Tag Archives: Attorney General Eric Holder

69+ Examples of the Violent Legacy of Fast and Furious

(Image above: 42 weapons recovered by Mexican military in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, 20 Nov 2009. Operation Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino bought 19 of the weapons one to two weeks earlier. From: Justice Dept. Inspector General) Updated May 26, 2016 with info from newly-revealed government documents Since 2011, the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from […]

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Jon Stewart’s Operation “Fast and Furious” Comedic Primer

As Jon Stewart retires from The Daily Show, it’s worth revisiting his sardonic commentaries that explain in simple terms the absurdity of the government’s ill-fated Fast and Furious operation. (Disclosure: he borrows liberally from my CBS News reports). WATCH: Jon Stewart on the Wisdom of Fast and Furious In this episode, Jon Stewart plays The Substitution […]

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Sen. Grassley Blasts Justice Dept. for Keeping Obama Executive Action Analyses Secret

With Republicans now in the majority in the U.S. Senate, they have new political muscle to flex and are hoping that oversight inquires once relegated to a black hole can finally yield responses. That’s why the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Charles Grassley, is renewing pressure for the Department of Justice to […]

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The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus

[Above image: Gen. David Petraeus as CIA Director, Official Photo] The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. In light of the news, it’s worth looking at […]

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Why I’m Suing the Justice Dept.: Its Unlawful Freedom of Info. Response

(Above Image: FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.) On Nov. 19, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) lawsuit against the Department of Justice, which oversees the F.B.I.. For over a year, I had been pursuing public information that the F.B.I. holds—about me. Something any U.S. citizen has the right to do. The response I got […]

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Election Eve “Fast & Furious” Document Dump by Justice Dept.

It could be the ultimate Washington “document dump.” Instead of turning over a heap of potentially damaging documents to Congress on the usual Friday afternoon as government agencies tend to do in the hope of attracting as little media attention as possible, the Justice Department turned over a massive set of documents on election eve. […]

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Justice Dept. List of Withheld Fast & Furious Docs is 1,323 Pages Long

List shows documents on wide-ranging subject matter being withheld. Emails between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, and his mother, are withheld under executive privilege. Also withheld are emails between Obama administration spokesmen regarding news articles. For the first time, the Department of Justice has provided a detailed description of 15,662 Fast […]

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