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Fast and Furious: The Growing ATF Scandal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    What next, giving Al-Quaida (sp, I don't care) nuclear weapons? There's got to be a better way.

    As for the ATF trying to shirk blame on the DOJ, nice try, attorney's don't call the plays, they just pick up the garbage afterwards.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    ATF's functions should be folded into the FBI.

    It used to be a part of the Treasury Department. After 9/11, it was shifted to Justice, with it's former tax collecting responsibilities remaining at Treasury.

    There's no good reason to have a separate agency focused on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Higher than Holder no doubt. Who's his superior? He should lose his job immediately.

    I for one am very very very concerned.

    Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Obama claims executive privilege over documents sought by Congress.

    Contempt of Congress vote may be held today for Holder.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member


    On the scale of selling weapons to Iran and then giving the money to terrorists, this doesn't rank.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You're right, giving drug dealers guns so they can murder ATF agents in cold blood is no big deal. I'm sure the dead agents' families feel that way...
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You do know that it was civil servants with no connection to the administration that drummed up the scheme.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So this entire operation was done without knowledge of our government?

    Then why the stonewalling? What's Holder trying to hide?
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    True. So, why not hand over the documents?

    The documents the administration are claiming Executive Privilege over are "post February 4th, 2011 documents."

    Like many other scandals in Washington, it looks like a case where the "cover up" is worse than the crime.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    That's the real question. If not a big deal why all the gyrations?
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Program began in 2006.
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