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June 20th, 2012
06:53 PM ET

Holder, Obama and Fast and Furious investigation

John King and Sen. Charles Grassley, (R) Iowa, talk about the Fast and Furious investigation. They discuss the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder today in a House hearing and why Preisdent Obama invoked his executive privilege in the matter.

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  1. Jane

    Makes you wonder what the administration is hiding. This investigation has been going on for well over a year (you'd never know that, though, by the lack of media coverage), and only now does the President cite executive privilege? It seems this might be like Watergate - it's the cover up that gets you in trouble.

    June 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  2. twyrch

    Watergate was a scandal. Monica Lewinski was a scandal. Fast and Furious is TREASON. Not since the days of Benedict Arnold has the United States seen traitors like Barack Obama & Eric Holder.

    June 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  3. Donna

    Please read this speech from the DOJ website:

    Attorney General Eric Holder at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference

    CUERNAVACA, MEXICO ~ Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Remarks as prepared for delivery.

    First, let me express my thanks to Attorney General Medina Mora and Secretary of Government Gomez Mont for making this
    conference possible.
    This is my first trip to another country as Attorney General. I wanted to come to Mexico to deliver a single message:
    We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in this fight against the narcotics cartels. The United States shares
    responsibility for this problem and we will take responsibility by joining our Mexican counterparts in every step of this
    And, together, we will win – thanks in large part to the courage of my Mexican colleagues here today, who are on the
    front lines every day, and with whom I am proud to collaborate.
    The topic that has been addressed over the past two days could not be more important – the development of an arms
    trafficking prosecution and enforcement strategy on both sides of the border.
    I would like to thank the Mexican and U.S. experts who have worked so hard on this issue. On our side, Secretary
    Napolitano and I are committed to putting the resources in place to increase our attack on arms trafficking into 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. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.
    But as today’s conference has emphasized, the problem of arms trafficking will not be stopped at the border alone.
    Rather, as our experts emphasized, this is a problem that must be met as part of a comprehensive attack against the cartels
    – an attack in depth, on both sides of the border, that focuses on the leadership and assets of the cartel. This is the
    type of full-bore, prosecution-driven approach that the U.S. Department of Justice took to dismantle La Cosa Nostra – once
    the most powerful organized crime group operating in the United States.
    With partners like those we have here today, I am confident that together, we will defeat these narcotics cartels in
    exactly the same way. I am proud to stand with you, and to join you in this fight. Thank you again for inviting me here.
    Quiero que el pueblo Mexicano sepa que mi nación está con ustedes en la lucha contra los narcotraficantes.
    México y los Estados Unidos comparten mas que una frontera—compartimos cultura, sangre e intereses comunes. Somos hermanos
    unidos contra una batalla que ganaremos.
    Tenemos que aprender de uno a otro, trabajar juntos y luchar juntos. Si hacemos estas cosas, si nos dedicamos juntos a
    esta lucha, no tengo duda que tendremos éxito.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:40 am |