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Bombshell allegation: 'Taxpayer dollars' may have financed some Fast & Furious acts

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Melson’s explosive F&F allegations; ‘taxpayer dollars’ may have been used!

    During an appearance Monday before Congressional investigators, Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alleged that the Department of Justice not only allowed criminals to smuggle guns to Mexico, but that “taxpayer dollars from other agencies may have financed those engaging in such activities.”

    Melson
     
  2. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    I am shocked - ok - not really...
     
  3. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Shocking how? Taxpayers fund all government screwups.
     
  4. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I'll be shocked if this gets mentioned on any alphabet news network.
     
  5. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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  6. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No kidding? Who would ever had seen that comming?
     
  7. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    "Melson insisted that he has no intentions of stepping down. He also asserted, according to the letter (printed in its entirety, below), that he was kept in the dark about the involvement of other agencies, including the possibility that some of the so-called “higher ups” in the cartels that Fast and Furious was supposed to have smoked out may have actually been paid FBI and DEA informants."

    So, another point proving the whole plan was to get more gun control laws passed in the US.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone recall a while back when Obama told the Brady Bunch that his admin was "working under the radar" on gun control? My bet is this was what he was talking about. We're just darn lucky it looks like it's blowing up in his face. But of course, he knew nothing about it. :rollingeyes: Can anyone say "plausible deniability"?
     
  9. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    That's probaly the smartest thing I heard heard all week. Thanks cougfan2.
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Not brain science. Just connecting the dots.
     
  11. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    This is beginning to look like a Michael Bay film...all flashy and shiny on the surface but utter crap underneath where the truth hides.
     
  12. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Never heard of Michael Bay. Nobody could make up stuff like this. Nobody.

    Sources: Melson met secretly with investigators so DOJ ‘wouldn’t know about it’


    Kenneth Melson, acting director of the embattled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, purposely asked for a July 4 meeting with Congressional investigators “because he did not want the Justice Department to know about it.”


    Sources: Melson met secretly with investigators so DOJ
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Wow! These guys are beginning to make the Nixon admin look like choir boys.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hang 'em. All of 'em.
     
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  15. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Please... Pretty please?
     
  16. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Media storm clouds form over administration’s ‘Fast & Furious’ coverup

    A prominent Pacific Northwest newspaper jumped into the Operation Fast and Furious fray today with an editorial demanding openness and accountability from the Obama administration on what it calls “a tragically inept attempt” to trace illegally-trafficked guns that has now “grown into something bigger.”

    Media storm clouds form over administration
     
  17. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    Looks like he's lost plausible deniability. Attorney General Eric Holder in a speech given 02 April 2009 to authorities in Cuernavaca, Mexico:

    "Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner. DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion."

    Which was worse: Watergate or Fast and Furious
     
  18. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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  19. Reco

    Reco Portland Oregon Active Member

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  20. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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