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POLL: What Are Your Thoughts on Fast and Furious?

18-month-long investigation House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the House committee overseeing the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, for citing executive privilege and not handing over documents relevant to the inquiry.

The Fast and Furious investigation has strong ties to South Carolina, with U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-4) one of its lead investigators and the whistleblower who helped shed light on the operation residing in Simpsonville.

Next week, House Speaker John Boehner is expected to bring the contempt hearings to a vote before the entire House.

While the investigation has dragged on, some have called a little more than political theater and precisely the kind of gridlock that has Congess' favorability polling in single digits.

What do you think?

reg June 22, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Connie (et al on this thread), I think you're defeating your argument by showing you're not fully informed of this circumstance. No one in this current administration - not Holder, not Obama - new about this gun trafficking. It was not at all included in F&F, in fact. It was a couple of goons with ATF that did it, extending what had been done in a previous project in 2006, and without any authorization. Many documents collected and filed that pertain to its unauthorized conduction later on can contain names of undercover agents, of folks in those trafficking cartels that cooperate with and provide information to ATF, of other information gathered in investigation of drug runners, and so on. If that info was released, it would endanger the lives of those people, and ruin the fight against the project to, by tipping off the other side of what we have so far. Rep. issa knows that, too - he knows it can't be released; he's only milking it out on a PR frenzy that he thinks will help him and the GOP in this year's elections.
JoSCh June 22, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Connie, did you object to the 6 times president Bush invoked executive privilege? How about when the same type of operation was run during his administration, letting guns walk across the border? I'm just curious if you actually have an ethical objection or if you're just a partisan. I'm guessing the latter. Also the definition you wrote for privilege, where the rich have more advantages is NOT related to doctor/patient or lawyer/client privilege. Was that an attempt at a joke?
stanley seigler June 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
@wade: " These men are not only corrupt, but cowardly murderers as well." well not to worry issa's investigation will bring this out and the cowards will be strung up... re this crap: why does 'when yo in a hole stop digging' come to mind.
Dr. John June 23, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Reg, Please refer to page 16 of the stimulus bill under the justice department section titled "project gun runner" http://readthestimulus.org/hr1_final.pdf
JoSCh June 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Walker != runner? Fast and Furious (gunwalker) was a single operation of Gunrunner, the project that got the stimulus money. Are you objecting to the ATF getting any stimulus money? Actually I don't know why I would ask, you're objecting to a project started in 2006. This isn't a question of ethics or policy with you, you don't like the president and you're too bigoted to consider anything other than what the right wing media tells you. I have to imagine you KNEW that gunrunner wasn't gunwalker, but the distinction between them didn't matter as long as you were slamming the president. Way to go.

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