Book: Holder Went On 'Reefer-Madness' Campaign To Distract From Fast & Furious...

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    In late 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder authorized raids against marijuana dispensaries in California, where medicinal marijuana is legal, in an effort to create a distraction from the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a new book set for release Tuesday claims.

    “Eric Holder, Obama’s embattled Attorney General, was under mounting pressure from Congress to explain the botched Fast and Furious sting operation, whereby two thousand assault rifles and other firearms were sold to suspected traffickers for the Mexican drug cartels,” Martin A. Lee writes in “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific.”

    “It was intended as an intelligence-gathering ploy, but U.S. agents lost track of most of these weapons.”

    In an excerpt obtained and published by the left-wing news and opinion website TruthOut.org, Lee describes the Fast and Furious scandal — including how it led to the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — and how Holder “stonewalled” Congress for months, “disavowing any knowledge of the caper despite documentation showing that high-level Justice Department officials aided the surveillance mission.”

    Lee goes on to explain that when calls for special investigations into Fast and Furious and for Holder’s resignation intensified in October 2011, Holder played what Lee calls the “ace up his sleeve.”

    “Ever since California voters approved Proposition 215, which legalized marijuana for medical use in 1996, law enforcement lobbyists had been urging the federal government to enforce prohibition and choke off the burgeoning industry,” Lee writes.

    “On October 7, the same day Holder wrote a detailed letter to Rep. Issa, defending his handling of the Fast and Furious affair, four federal prosecutors in California held a hastily organized press conference in which they threw down the gauntlet and announced the start of a far-ranging crackdown that would nearly decimate the Golden State’s medical marijuana industry”...

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/12/b...distract-from-fast-and-furious/#ixzz23RIBWjQ0
     
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    Issa is very credible.

    Understand this admin has committed thousands of felonies.
     
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    F and F embarressed you once already and now your going for another round of it?
     
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    Eric Holder didn't close down the marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. That was the Los Angeles City Council responding to crowds at city hall demanding those closures. Anyone who did not vote to close was guaranteed to be replaced at the next election by someone who would.

    Quite frankly, I wouldn't have believed that LA still had enough to make the demand.
     
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    We dont live and swear by fantasy.

    I can own you at will...and have....:badgrin:
     
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    One day Holder will be held accountable. I truly believe it will happen.
     
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    Over a thousand felonies committed.....
     
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    Yes, but Holder did order several Fed raids.
     
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    you people would believe anything your masters told you to think
     
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    Projection.
     

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