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New revelations point to a Darrell Issa conspiracy

Newly reported facts contravene Issa's unfounded claims about Fast and Furious

On Fast and Furious, did Did Darrell Issa just make up the whole thing? Bombshell reporting in Fortune Magazine and the Washington Post sheds new light on the festering, wormy mess that is his probe of an ATF gun-smuggling investigation.

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Jun 29, 2012, 8:44 am
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You got me again Sentinel…I was going to read it until I saw the by-line.

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Jun 29, 2012, 10:48 am
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A partial solution going forward is to help elect someone else to Issa’s Congressional seat.  That is Democrat Jerry Tetalman.  www.JerryforCongress2012.com The 49th district can really use the country’s help.  If the Independants and Democrats get out and vote, we can win this November.

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Jun 29, 2012, 11:01 am
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According to a Fortune Magazine journalist who spent six months investigating Fast and Furious, the bottom line is that lack of gun control in Arizona is how the guns get into Mexico and the ATF could not pursue the buyers because they were not allowed to by prosecutors.  The “whistle-blower” was the rogue person who let guns walk and at first Holder didn’t know about it, then he corrected the record.  America is the largest manufacturer and exporter of guns and ammunition.  The National Rifle Association pressured the Democrats who voted for contempt.  What does anyone need an assualt weapon for?  Nothing is in the shadows anymore.  The NRA has power and is manipulating this event.

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Jun 29, 2012, 8:27 pm
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Darrell Issa ... [shakes head]

If you missed it, this New Yorker story published early last year sheds further light on Issa’s credibility:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/24/110124fa_fact_lizza

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Jul 3, 2012, 8:19 am
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Let me see if I have this straight.  Voth’s group is sent to Arizona on a mission only to find out, the mission isn’t funded.  How patriotic that they “scrounge around for supplies”.  Who sent them there?  I’d like to know that.  Who was responsible for proper funding? I would like to know that.  Please see the You Tube video of CSPAN news conference with Napolitano and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden March 2009. Voth’s group does all this work, only to find out Arizona prosecutors can’t use what they presented, or won’t?
1.  Didn’t they work this out first in establishing the mission? 
2.  Weren’t they aware of Arizona’s “laws”?
3.  If the laws in Arizona are supposedly at fault, why did the FEDERAL attorneys write to the US SENTENCING COMMISSION to change the penalties?  This sounds FEDERAL to me, not STATE.
4.  How come, AFTER Terry is killed, they can NOW charge Avila with dealing guns without a license, but not before?
And the final blow, it comes to light that two of the suspects being tracked by ATF agents are actually FBI informants using money supplied by the Bureau to purchase guns.  So, the taxpayer is supporting an agency mission to investigate another agency’s mission; neither of which are successful.  This is just insane, and typical governmental bull***t.  One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing, and as a result, thousands of Mexicans are killed, along with one of our agents. 
If this whole thing doesn’t stink, I don’t know what does.  This article sounds like an attempt to paint Voth as a victim, when actually, at the very least, he is an incompetent fool. 
How could anybody in their right mind not want this completely investigated?

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