President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program "Begun Under the Previous Administration"

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program "Begun Under the Previous Administration"

    By Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News – Fri, Sep 21, 2012

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    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.
    "I think it's important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration," the president said. "When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did notknow about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable."
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    In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.
    Previous programs involving ATF agents allowing guns to "walk" across the border so as to trace them were run during the Bush presidency, but not this particular "field-initiated program."
    White House officials did not respond to a request for comment after the falsehood was pointed out to them.
    As for President Obama's discussion about the Justice Department Inspector General's report on Fast and Furious, it's true the Inspector General "concluded that although Attorney General Holder was notified immediately of (Border Patrol) Agent (Brian) Terry's shooting and death, he was not told about the connection between the firearms found at the scene of the shooting and Operation Fast and Furious.
    We determined that Attorney General Holder did not learn of that fact until sometime in 2011, after he received Sen. Grassley's January 27 letter. Senior Department officials were aware of this significant and troubling information by December 17, 2010, but did not believe the information was sufficiently important to alert the Attorney General about it or to make any further inquiry regarding this development."
    But this was not entirely an exoneration of the Justice Department run by Mr. Holder. "We found it troubling that a case of this magnitude, and one that affected Mexico so significantly was not directly briefed to the Attorney General," the report stated.
    In addition to specific disciplinary measures, the Inspector General "made six recommendations designed to increase the Department's involvement in and oversight of ATF operations, improve coordination among the Department's law enforcement components, and enhance the Department's wiretap application review and authorization process. The OIG intends to closely monitor the department's progress in implementing these recommendations."
    Read the Inspector General's report HERE.
    -Jake Tapper

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  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Our great leader lying again.
    He's no Leader he blames everyone around him for his inability to lead.
    He has never led anything and never will. Its apparent he has no interest in America being the leader ..
    Be a Man, a Leader and a American President . Be honest and work to fix us, if not step out of the way and let someone else do it...
  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I have posted before on the two separate programs of guns being sold in border states. Under the Bush admin. all the guns were micro-gps chipped and tracked. Info prior and during this program was fully being shared with the Mexican President. At some point in this program it became obvious the gangs and cartels were aware of the micro-gps chips. How they received this info we are not privy to or if we are, it is not being shared with the US taxpayer. Bottom line as soon as the chips started going offline/dead or stationary in a remote barren location, the program was stopped. Many months or even a year plus later, the Lord Obummer administration started a similiar program. However no gps chips were used, no co-operation with the Mexican government, and no significant oversight (if we are to believe those lying SOB's, Obummer and Holder) was initiated. I don't believe that for one nano-second, and anyone who does is STUPID. Then people died and Holder and Obama Lied.
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  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    "Never send a boy to do a man's job." And obama the ghetto boy needs to be heartily bitch-slapped come November 6th by all true Americans and sent back in disgrace to the Chitown ghettos. I do not expect any politician to be entirely truthful - it comes with the territory to lie when it is necessary - but this slimy neighborhood organizer is an incorrigible lier. It's all he does, besides campaign. I agree, this ingrate has never led anything. We need to be rid of him ASAP!!
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