Special Double Edition Rich TAkes!
Lots has been going on, and very little has been going on. Trey Goudy is named Chairman of the Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, The EPA has been asking human subjects to stick their head up a tail-pipe, and the IRS targeting seems to track directly to the White House (to the surprise of virtually no one).
The EPA has also proposed regulating (read: taxing) cow farts. And the FCC has raised the ugly head of Net Neutrality once again. Oh yes, the TEA Party is not dead yet.
Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting
Linking straight to the White House
The Terrifying Implications of the IRS Abuse-DOJ Connection
Gun-running in Libya and Syria led to 9/11/2012 at Benghazi?
House approves select committee to investigate Benghazi attack
I’m not sure if better late than never applies here, John Boehner should have done this a year ago
CIA Whistleblower faces the ire of an angry Justice Department over Benghazi questions
Hillary Language On Benghazi Identical To Rhodes Email — 1 1/2 Days Before!
Clinton advisor Dick Morris traces video talking points directly to Hillary.
Fast & Furious: Benghazi Edition
Speaking of Fast & Furious, I remember raising my eyebrows when I heard reports of an early Secretary of State speech in Mexico City inn early 2009. She said, “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,” Mrs. Clinton said, using unusually blunt language. “Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”
Besides the obvious, which is, if we controlled our borders this wouldn’t be happening, my second thought was that legal semi-automatic firearms sold in the US would not be at the top of any drug cartel’s wish list. Much better would be Mac10s, Uzzis, and AK47s from black market sources, which would also be cheaper than US AR-15s when purchased in bulk.
The timing here is important, this story appeared in the NY Times on March 25, 2009.
Clinton Says U.S. Feeds Mexico Drug Trade – NYTimes.com
Judging by her statements in Mexico City, Hillary must have been in the loop on fast & Furious as well. No other logical conclusion can be reached.
The Obama administration announces on March 24 that Project Gunrunner will be expanding: “March 24, 2009: David Ogden, deputy attorney general at the time, stated, “The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels and Attorney General Eric Holder and I are taking several new and aggressive steps as part of the administration’s comprehensive plan.””
Fast & Furious timeline:
Fast and Furious: The Events Leading to Eric Holder’s Contempt Vote
And this from MRC:
“DOJ’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is increasing it’s efforts by adding 37 new employees in 3 new offices using $10 million dollars in Recovery Act funds and redeploying 100 personnel to the southwest border in the next 45 days to fortify it’s Project Gunrunner- which is aimed at disrupted arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico. ATF is doubling it’s presence in Mexico itself, from 5 to 9 personnel working with the Mexicans specifically to facilitate gun tracing activity which targets the illegal weapons and their sources in the United States.”
Flashback: David Ogden Announces New Efforts With Project Gunrunner “As Directed By the President”
Vid at the link.