New Documents Show Attorney General Eric Holder Committed Perjury Before Congress

We already knew he was lying. Now we can prove it.

ABC’s Sharyl Attkisson has the scoop, once again ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010:

Read the new documents:

Read the July 5, 2010 memo

Read the “It’s a tricky case” email

Read the memo to AG Holder from Asst. AG Lanny A. Breuer.

The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.

In Fast and Furious, ATF agents allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to cross the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

It’s called letting guns “walk,” and it remained secret to the public until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered last December. Two guns from Fast and Furious were found at the scene, and ATF agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the operation.

Ever since, the Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself. But the new documents leave no doubt that high level Justice officials knew guns were being “walked.”

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.

Chairman Issa asked him, “when did you first know about the program officially known as Fast and Furious?” What’s confusing about that question? What’s not to understand?

Here’s Holder’s testimony from May 3 of this year:

Meanwhile, the infernally cloying  Rachel Maddow, taking her cue from the infernal hacks at Media Matters, smirks, hey, look over there!

I wonder what it feels like to have sold your soul to a Marxist demigod.

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Michael Walsh, NY Post: Furiously unraveling:

It’s time for politicians on both sides of the aisle to demand answers from Justice and the White House. Issa and his colleague in the Senate, Chuck Grassley, have been doing yeoman’s work, but there’s only so much they can do without the wind at their backs.

A White House under investigation can delay, slow-walk documents, redact them in the name of national or operational security, and simply refuse to make witnesses available to investigators — all of which the administration has done. Issa and Grassley had asked to interview O’Reilly before the end September, but the White House says he’s on assignment in the Mideast and thus unavailable.

Short of a special prosecutor — a move floated by Issa but one that the Justice Department, which is leading its own probe, would likely block — the only hope we have that the truth will come out is public pressure.

So where are the GOP candidates? Where is a critical mass of journalists and commentators, who should be asking sharp, tough, pertinent questions in the national interest?

By now, it’s clear that the US government is in Fast and Furious up to its ears — with two, possibly three dead agents and more than 200 dead Mexicans to show for an operation that never had the slightest chance of success.

The only real question is: Why?

Bob Owens, PJ Media: Gunwalker: Under White House Control?:

Iowahawk: En el teléfono

[with apologies to Terry Southern]

Juan? Hola, amigo! Como esta?

Fine, fine. And how are Lupe and the kids?

College already? Boy, how time flies. Has she picked a major?

Splendid. And how is Juan Jr.? He’s what now, 13, 14? The last time I saw him he was only…

Oh.

Oh.

My goodness. Boy, that’s… that’s just terrible. My deepest sympathies to you and Lupe on your loss. I’ll have my secretary arrange for a memorial bouquet. I know he was a fine boy, and…

Now, Juan, let’s not jump to conclusions here. We both know there are lots of machine gun murders in Mexico, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re all…

Yes, Juan, I got your messages. As a matter of fact that’s why I’m calling this afternoon. I’ve had my people look into this thing and…

Keep reading  at link.

Bob Owens, PJ Media: Gunwalker: Holder Appears To Be Fast, Furious, and Finished

These documents seem to convincingly argue that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knowingly perjured himself in congressional testimony. As Holder knew, it is likely that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, whose agents were also part of the task force, received similar weekly reports from either her direct reports or U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, a close personal confidant who was her chief of staff while she was Arizona’s governor and who was appointed U.S. attorney through Napolitano’s influence. State should have been informed as they would have to waive what are clear violations of the Arms Export Control Act, but there is not any evidence yet that Secretary of State Clinton was involved in the operations.

It is starting to appear that Eric Holder might soon find himself thrown under the proverbial bus. It now seems only a matter of time before we discover who was driving a bus that seems destined for the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Remember all the years the left salivated at the thought of the “Bushies”  being “frog-marched” out of the White House in handcuffs to pay for all of their terrible crimes against humanity? Yeah. It never happened because they weren’t criminals, they were decent men and women trying to keep the country safe at a time of war. (Not that there aren’t still a few moonbats out there who refuse to give up the dream.)

But it sure may happen with some key members of Obama’s  “gangster government”, and perhaps Obama, himself.

History shows again and again how left-wing ideology leads to murderous mayhem.

Go, Go Blogzilla.

Hat tip: Sipsey Street Irregulars.

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Herman Cain Walks Back Perry Ranch Condemnation – “They painted over it. End of story!”

Via The Hill: Cain’s press office tweeted a picture of him in front of Trump Tower

Via Katrina Trinko of NRO:

Speaking outside Trump Tower today, Herman Cain dismissed the idea that he was trying to paint Rick Perry as a racist by having called Perry “insensitive” yesterday when asked about the “[N-word]head” rock on property Perry had leased.

“All I said was the mere fact that that word was there was ‘insensitive.’” Cain responded. “That’s not playing the race card. I am not attacking Gov. Perry. Some people in the media want to attack him. I’m done with that issue!”

The Perry campaign says that the rock was painted over years ago.

Cain asked reporters to focus on “what’s important to the American people” rather than “beat this distraction to death about a word that appeared on a rock.”

“I really don’t care about that word,” Cain added. “They painted over it. End of story! I accept Gov. Perry’s response on that.”

After meeting with Donald Trump, Cain come out and talked to the media again, saying he had “very much enjoyed” the conversation he had had with Trump. They did not discuss a possible endorsement according to Cain.

Mr. Cain has been taking  heat in the conservative blogosphere for making the comments condemning Perry without qualifying whether or not the WaPo story was entirely true.

Hopefully these remarks will cool things off a bit.

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New Photos Emerge that Show Barack Obama Palling Around With The New Black Panthers In 2007

New photos have been uncovered showing then Senator Obama sharing the same podium at the event with the New Black Panthers.

In the first image, Shabazz stands at the podium, surrounded by uniformed Panthers, including Muhammed.

In the second photograph, Obama commands the same podium.

Andrew Breitbart (who else!) has the scoop:

New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors.

Tomorrow, J. Christian Adams, the Department of Justice whistleblower in the New Black Panther Party case, will release his new book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).

The book exposes Obama administration corruption far beyond the Panther dismissal, and reveals how the institutional Left has turned the power of the DOJ into an ideological weapon.

Adams’s book also describes, in detail, the Selma march at which then-Senator Obama was joined by a group of Panthers who had come to support his candidacy.

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Breitbart alleges that there are even more photographs. And he has some questions for the White House:

I have been calling for the White House to disclose which Malik Shabazz visited the private White House residence on July 25, 2009, two months after the DOJ voter intimidation case was dismissed.  So far, the White House has refused to do so, leaving open the question of which “Malik Shabazz” appears in visitor logs released to the public.

To reiterate: nobody, including Adams, is suggesting that Obama is a secret member of the New Black Panther Party. At a minimum, however, the events in Selma expose the media double standard that has buried this story until this week.

The mainstream media should ask Obama a few questions before they rush to his defense:

What did he and Malik Zulu Shabazz say when they conversed that day–something that Shabazz has said happened?

Did the Obama campaign play any role in having the Panthers travel to support his presidential ambitions?

Who posted the Panthers’ endorsement on the Obama campaign’s website, and at whose instructions?

Who–finally–was the Malik Shabazz who visited the White House residence on July 25, 2009?

Read the full report at Big Government, as there are some important points I didn’t excerpt.

I can tell you what the official position of the Obama Camp back in 2oo8 was re the New Black Panthers endorsement on his website. I remember it well, because I blogged about it.

Obama Campaign official blogger, Sam Graham-Felsen, said in his scathing Response to Fox News “Story” :

Apparently, today was a slow news day.

So Fox News evidently decided to pore through our millions of user-created pages on My.BarackObama.com and put a screenshot of inflammatory content on the front page of FoxNews.com.

You see, more than 700,000 people have created accounts on the system. You can create one right now if you choose, in about a minute — anyone can.

Now, from time to time people get up to no good — creating fake profiles (like one for Sean Hannity created today), or posting profane or inappropriate content. When they do, the community reports the offending content and if it violates our terms of service it is removed (as the Sean Hannity profile was).

My.BarackObama.com has been at the core of our bottom-up organizing strategy. The tools available have been put to work by a community of supporters that is bigger and more powerful than anything presidential politics has ever seen.

Evidently, Fox News didn’t think it was a big deal that hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans are participating in the democratic process creating groups and local events in communities all across the country.

But they did think it was a big deal that one random person on the Internet, without the knowledge of the Obama campaign, posted a profile in the system with the image of the New Black Panther Party on it.

When we were alerted of the existence of this page, we pulled it down. Yet even after we pulled the page, Fox News continues to disingenuously and prominently feature this “story” on their homepage.

One problem with that - WND ‘s Aaron Klein had interviewed NBPP national chairman, Malik Zulu Shabazz, the day before. He had confirmed his organization’s endorsement of Obama.

Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP national chairman, who has given scores of speeches condemning “white men” and Jews, confirmed his organization’s endorsement of Obama in an interview with WND today.

“I think the way Obama responded to the attack on him and the attempt to sabotage his campaign shows true leadership and character. He had a chance to denounce his pastor and he didn’t fall for the bait. He stood up and addressed real issues of racial discord,” stated Shabazz.

Shabazz boasted he met Obama last March when the politician attended the 42nd anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala.

“I have nothing but respect for Obama and for his pastor,” said Shabazz, referring to Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor of nearly 20 years.

It is Wright’s racially charged and anti-Israel remarks that were widely circulated last week, landing the presidential candidate in hot water and prompting Obama to deliver a major race speech in which he condemned Wright’s comments but not the pastor himself.

Speaking to WND, Shabazz referred to Obama as a man with a “Muslim background, a man of color.”

Shabazz’s NBPP’s official platform states “white man has kept us deaf, dumb and blind,” refers to the “white racist government of America,” demands black people be exempt from military service and uses the word “Jew” repeatedly in quotation marks.

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Speaking to WND, Shabazz said aside from promoting black rights, he also supports Obama because he may take what he called a “less biased” policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I have hopes he will change the U.S. government’s position toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because our position has been unwarranted bias. Time and time again the U.S. vetoed resolutions in the U.N. Security Council condemning [Israeli] human rights violation. … I hope he shifts policy,” Shabazz said.

So we already know the official answer to, “Who posted the Panthers’ endorsement on the Obama campaign’s website?” It’s  “Some anonymous crank, you sillies!”, but I think we know better. It doesn’t really matter who posted the endorsement, anyway — Shabazz clearly endorsed Obama in that interview.

It was a “story”, all right. The MSM (other than Fox) did a huge disservice to the American people by not covering it.

See Also:

Lee Stranahan, Big Journalism: Who Is the New Black Panther Party? What Media Matters and the Obama DOJ Don’t Want You to Know

Andrew McCarthy, NRO:

This is a shocking story, and a breathtaking indictment of the mainstream media which went out of its way to avoid vetting Obama as a candidate — and to make sure anyone who tried to do due diligence got no sunshine. A candidate who chose to appeared in the company of, say, the KKK, would have provoked relentlessly hostile media coverage and, in short order, have been marginalized as disqualified to hold responsible elective office. As Andrew points out, one of those present with Obama was Najee Muhammed, the Panthers’ “minister of war” who had called for Georgia police officers to be murdered. Yet, the press buried the Obama/Panthers connection. For example, after initially mentioning the presence of the Panthers, NPR omitted Panther references from its subsequent coverage.

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Video: Some Videos For The #OccupyWallstreet Crowd

I’m reaching out to the #occupywallstreet crowd with some videos because some people learn better through imagery.

There is a reason many in the center-right have been ridiculing #occupywallstreet as clueless, incoherent children who don’t seem to have seem to have the slightest idea how detached from reality their  message/argument/vision – whatever is.

LaborUnionReport recently posted a basic synopsis of the current economic crisis which they are wanting to blame on “corporate greed”, instead of the risk aversion created by Barack Obama’s attacks on job creators, and essentially all of  the  leftist policies they support.

…NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave birth to the subprime mortgage meltdown and the Great Recession.

As the Village Voice stated in 2008:

Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis. He took actions that—in combination with many other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments.

Of course, let us not forget  Barack Obama’s ACORN, and its role in sowing the seeds to the crisis:

THE seeds of today’s financial meltdown lie in the Community Reinvestment Act – a law passed in 1977 and made riskier by unwise amendments and regulatory rulings in later decades.

CRA was meant to encourage banks to make loans to high-risk borrowers, often minorities living in unstable neighborhoods. That has provided an opening to radical groups like ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to abuse the law by forcing banks to make hundreds of millions of dollars in “subprime” loans to often uncreditworthy poor and minority customers.

However, since most of the neo-Coms camping in Zuccotti Park were still in diapers when Bill Clinton was in office, they are likely too young to remember the Clinton era [Monica, who?]. Moreover, to them, Carter is likely just that cool old dude that likes negotiating with comrades overseas.

Either too young, or they are too indoctrinated in their Marxist ideologies, too lazy to investigate, or just too stupid to care that the ‘corporatism’ they are fighting is, in reality, the result of government interventionism propagated by the same union Leftists they have been clamoring for approval from.

Hear  your compatriots in Congress defend a mortgage program that was doomed to fail:

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Here’s a dirty little secret: Corporations are in business to make money. Yep, I said it. There’s no denying that. But here’s the cool thing:  Amazing innovations that contribute to the betterment of society come from the private sector. Like the cell phones you’ve been using, (to use the obvious example) Or like The Esteem Hearing Implant, a product of the eeeevil corporation,  Envoy Medical:

Envoy Medical Corporation was founded – originally as St. Croix Medical – in 1995 to design, manufacture, and bring to market the world’s first, and only, fully implantable hearing restoration device not to use a microphone or speaker. Envoy Medical began its operations in March of 1996 and spent its first several years developing the breakthrough technology that has become Esteem® – The Hearing ImplantTM.

Envoy Medical successfully completed a feasibility study in 2002. After a few improvements to the product design, pivotal clinical trials were initiated in 2004 in both the European Union and the United States. Envoy Medical received its CE Mark approval to market the Esteem® in the European Union in May of 2006.

In August of 2009, Envoy Medical completed its Esteem® premarket approval (“PMA”) application and submitted it to the Food and Drug Administration. On August 27, 2009, the FDA notified Envoy Medical that they had received the Esteem® PMA application and decided to grant the application expedited processing for the following reason:

“We believe that the Esteem Totally Implantable Hearing System represents a breakthrough technology, which provides an alternative to non-implantable and partially implantable hearing aid technology.”

On March 17, 2010, Envoy Medical received the formal premarket approval letter from the FDA granting approval for commercial distribution of the Esteem®.

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Do you understand that this amazing breakthrough in technology would never be possible under the onerous taxes and regulations you would see inflicted on corporations, or under a government run bureaucracy? The #occupyWallstreet endorsed  President is already making it more difficult for corporations like Envoy by adding hundreds of more jobs and innovation crushing red tape on their businesses.

How is that good? How does that help the economy? Do you not understand that the more government gets involved in our day to day affairs, the less freedom to innovate and achieve excellence occurs?

I’ll leave you with the brilliant economist, Milton Friedman, who famously addressed the topic of “greed” on the Phil Donahue Show, many years ago:

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Obamanomics By The Numbers

This “infographic”  was created by , John E, who’s guest blogging  at AoSHQ while Ace is on an extended bobo hunting binge on vacation. Not bad for a sub:

He says pass it on, but make sure you link back to his flickr page.

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