Eric Holder Speech 3/2009: Notice the 10 million dollars for the Fast and Furious gunrunner operation.
Attorney General Eric Holder at the National League of Cities Conference
Washington, D.C. ~ Monday, March 16, 2009
The Recovery Act also provides $390 million from DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs for local law enforcement assistance, including $225 million in competitive Byrne grants, $125 million targeted for rural areas, and $40 million for the Southern border (including $10 million for ATF’s Project Gunrunner).
Holder’s Speech 4/2009:
Holder received the stimulus money and bragged about the Fast and Furious gunrunner program in a speech on April 2, 2009 in Cuernavaca, Mexico to Mexican authorities. Here’s a portion of his speech:
“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. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.”
OIG – did extensive studies on the Fast and Furious Operation and notified Holder, Napolitano, ATF, FBI; the Office of the Inspector General had 15 different directives for Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF.) concerning the Fast and Furious gunrunner operation.
As you know Napolitano accompanied Eric Holder to Cuernavaca, Mexico and followed up Eric Holder’s speech on the Fast and Furious gunrunner operation with the intricate details.
Here is what Napolitano said under oath: Napolitano, at one point likening the questioning to a cross-examination, said repeatedly she only learned of “Fast and Furious” after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December. She emphasized the operation, conceived and run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, “was an ATF operation,” under the auspices of the Justice Department, not her department. Notice she just threw the ball back in Holder’s court.
Janet not only knew about the operation, she helped Holder implement Fast and Furious. She continued under oath saying she’d never discussed the operation with Eric Holder.
Americans tomorrow Holder will testify under oath once again about the Fast and Furious gunrunner operation, please contact President Obama and insist that Holder and Napolitano be removed from office immediately. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Here’s the bill that Obama funded for this program H.R. 1 – 16. Here is the exact wording in the bill: 10,000,000 shall be transferred to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, salaries and expenses for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
Actually we have the Commander in Chief, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security all connected to this corrupt gunrunner operation that resulted in the murder of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata (two of our border agents) and hundreds of innocent Mexican men, women and children.
God Bless America