The DOJ, OIG, ATF all know about the “Fast and Furious” gunrunner operation. During an intense investigation by Darrell Issa’s team (House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) yesterday no one asked the 64 dollar question, “Who was in charge of the project gunrunner?”
Eric holder has stonewalled the ongoing investigation for almost a year now – Darrell Issa and Senator Grassley have caught him in lies and yet he appears to be above the laws of our land because he totes a pocket full of “get out of jail free” cards. Today he tried a new ploy saying, the DOJ had never lied – now that statement my friends is up for grabs.
Eric Holder’s testimony today was a replay of how he keeps kicking the can down the road; he’s been kicking it for so many months that we’re all weary of hearing him testify. Today Holder admitted under oath that he hasn’t handed over all requested documents; he also admitted many have and will be harmed from the guns that walked across our border into the hands of the Mexican drug cartel.
But in a scramble to cover his backside, Holder had the Justice Department request that information on a letter last February 2011 be disregarded because it had inaccurate information concerning the Fast and Furious Gunrunner operation. How sweet it is that the DOJ can lie and then weasel out of their written testimony if and when they are so inclined!
In May 3rd, 2011 under oath, Holder responded to the question, “When did you first know about the Fast and Furious operation?” Holder said,” he guessed over the last few weeks.” This was a blatant lie as you’ll see in the remaining information of this article.
Holder knew about the “Fast and Furious” gunrunner operation early on in 2009. He received money for the program and bragged about the Fast and Furious gunrunner program in a speech on April 2, 2009 in Cuernavaca, Mexico to Mexican authorities.
Here’s a portion of the speech or go to the URL below for the speech in its entirety.
“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.”
The OIG (Office of the Inspector General) knew about the gunrunner program and gave everyone a heads up as verified in their report October 2010 thru March 2011. Here’s a portion of the OIG’s report. This report is on the DOJ website – just do a search for Fast and Furious gunrunner. Here’s what the OIG stated in their written report prior to the murder of Brain Terry.
“In addition to our ongoing review of Operation Fast and Furious, in November 2010 we completed a review of ATF’s overall management of Project Gunrunner. Our review found poor coordination and collaboration, and inadequate information sharing between ATF and other Department components, and between ATF and units of the Mexican government. “OIG offered 15 recommendations.”
In 2009, Obama funded 10,000,000 to Holder for this program H.R. 1 – 16. Here is the exact wording in the bill: 10,000,000 shall be transferred to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, salaries and expenses for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
The Obama, the DOJ and ATF have played a dangerous chess game of cat and mouse in one of the most deadly and corrupt operations in our Nation’s history. Brian Terry (Border Agent) and Jaime Zapata (U.S. Special Agent) have been murdered along with 100’s of Mexican men, women and children. Yet, Obama, Holder, the DOJ and ATF deny any wrong doing and no one seems to be accountable.
What we do know, in 2009 Obama deliberately used 10,000,000 of our stimulus money specifying that it go to the “Fast and Furious” operation. Eric Holder bragged about the money and Fast and Furious operation in 2009 in his speech at Cuernavaca, Mexico. The “top dogs” at ATF have mysteriously either received promotions or were assigned new cushy jobs in DC in an attempt to cover Holder’s tracks.
Darrell Issa said they’ve made a crisis, meaning the “Fast and Furious” gunrunner operation to attack our 2nd Amendment and restrict our gun rights. So far the whistle blowers are the ones who have suffered and been punished; they fear for their lives and their families’ safety.
Two questions remain, (1) Why is Eric Holder still in office and (2) Who are the responsible person or persons in charge of the gunrunner operation?
May God Bless Our Nation