Newest Activity

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that they will bring the contempt resolution to a vote in the House next week unless Holder hands over the documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious.

Holder slammed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the committee, following the vote:

Simply put, any claims that the Justice Department has been unresponsive to requests for information are untrue. From the beginning, Chairman Issa and certain members of the Committee have made unsubstantiated allegations first, then scrambled for facts to try to justify them later. That might make for good political theater, but it does little to uncover the truth or address the problems associated with this operation and prior ones dating back to the previous Administration. according to the HUFFPOST

The Department of Justice has released over 7,600 documents detailing the Fast and Furious program over the course of the House committee's lengthy investigation, which was launched in the wake of reports that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry had been killed by one of the firearms involved in the operation. Those documents described a controversial practice carried out by agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that was designed to allow firearms to "walk" into Mexico in hopes of tracing them back to higher-level gun traffickers.

The gun-walking technique, which had roots in previous operations carried out by federal agents in Arizona during the administration of President George W. Bush, eventually led to a number of weapons being lost in the flow. Some of the guns were recovered at crime scenes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Issa's latest push pertains to documents that would shed light into how the Justice Department handled the congressional probe into the failed program. Issa contends that Holder has engaged in a "cover-up" and attempted to "obstruct [the] investigation and deceive the public," a charge that hinges on the Justice Department's initial denial that the gun-walking had been officially sanctioned or previously known about.

During today's committee meeting, Republicans made the case that the Obama administration has resisted efforts to investigate Fast and Furious and may have deliberately misled Congress. Democrats made the case that the GOP majority has gotten more than enough information and is largely ignoring a similar gun operation carried out during the Bush administration. 

Obama promised transparency but delivers only LIP SERVICE. Shows what he really thinks about America. 

You need to be a member of Patriot Action Network to add comments!

Email me when people reply –

Newest Members (Say Hello!)

Today's News

Latest Network Activity

MOTUS posted a discussion
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is normally a genteel gathering of the New York elite; political adversaries roast each other in good humor to raise money for a Catholic children’s charity. This year however they got Trumped. There wa…
10 hours ago
MOTUS posted a discussion
It’s late and I know many of you get up early. So this isn’t a post-debait wrap up (srdem65 promised to do that for us, if her head didn’t explode while watching) just an early morning open thread with a few random observations:Wrap up from the Fox…
MOTUS posted a discussion
I must interrupt the presidential election process to bring you this important reflection on the Obama’s last, historic State Dinner; this one for the Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini. So naturally we wore Italian (Ve…
MOTUS posted a discussion
I know this will come as a surprise: evidence emerges that journalists tend to put their money where there mouthpieces are:Irony is not dead after all, as displayed by infamous Washington Post correspondent Chris Cillizza:If IowaHawk hadn’t beaten m…
MOTUS posted a discussion
We all knew there was collusion between Hillary’s campaign and the media. Wikileaks confirmed it and now Sharyl Atkinson has documented it. And how could you be sentient and not think there was collusion between Hillary’s campaign and the DOJ?And th…
MOTUS posted a discussion
In 2013 Hillary Clinton was paid $675,000 for three speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs.I’ve scanned through then as much as I could without poking my eyes out. Never mind the “pulbic/private” positions – which I know are disturbing in themselves but…
MOTUS posted a discussion
Hillary Clinton used variations of 'I don't recall' 21 times when asked 25 questions under oath about how she deleted 33,000 State Department emails.Sworn written testimony obtained by Judicial Watch show the Democratic presidential candidate dodged…
Oct 15
MOTUS posted a discussion
Drip, drip, drip. Everyday more Wikileaks leaking out, demonstrating the degree of Clinton corruption that the MSM choses to ignore in favor of their own trumped up charges of sexual harassment against The Donald. Anything to fire up their base with…
Oct 14

PAN on Facebook