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Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’

Posted By admin On July 2, 2012 @ 1:59 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Fred Lucas
CNS News [1]
July 2, 2012

Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama’s transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious.

When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Burke told the Arizona Capitol Times [2] he believed he understood what the president and his attorney general wanted him to do.

“There’s clearly been direction provided already by President Obama and Attorney General Holder as to what they want to be doing, and this is an office that is at the center of the issues of border enforcement,” said Burke.

Over the course of several days, CNSNews.com left multiple telephone messages with Burke for comment on this story. He did not respond.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-contributor-who-helped-enact-assault-weapons-ban-ran-fast-and-furious

[2] Arizona Capitol Times: http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2009/07/17/border-to-top-burke%E2%80%99s-agenda-as-us-attorney/

[3] Issa: E-Mails Suggest Operation Fast and Furious Would Be Used to Bolster Assault Weapons Ban, Greater Reporting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-e-mails-suggest-operation-fast-and-furious-would-be-used-to-bolster-assault-weapons-ban-greater-reporting.html

[4] Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-claims-emails-using-words-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99-don%e2%80%99t-refer-to-operation-fast-and-furious.html

[5] A Fast And Furious Assault On Private Gun Sales: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-fast-and-furious-assault-on-private-gun-sales.html

[6] Issa Says He Wants a Special Prosecutor to Probe ‘Fast and Furious’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-says-he-wants-a-special-prosecutor-to-probe-fast-and-furious.html

[7] Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer’s home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fast-and-furious-weapons-were-found-in-mexico-cartel-enforcers-home.html

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