By now readers are likely aware of the Fast and Furious scandal where the Obama Administration allowed guns to be taken into Mexico that were later used in crimes, including the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jamie Zapata.
Despite the best efforts of the Obama Administration to deny any direct knowledge and their signature tactic of pointing the finger of of blame elsewhere mounting evidence shows that both staff in the White House and the Attorney General himself were informed.
And as usual with a scandal like this, the initial action is bad enough but it's the cover up that takes down high officials. Well, at least if they are Republicans.
From CBS News:
ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010Keep in mind that A.G. Holder made his statement UNDER OATH in testimony before a Congressional hearing. Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was forced to resign after offering differing accounts to Congress in the wake of the firing of seven U.S. Attorneys. In that case a full investigation was empaneled including a Special Prosecutor.
By Sharyl Attkisson
October 3, 2011
WASHINGTON - New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.
On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.
Read the new documents
Read the July 5, 2010 memo
Read the "It's a tricky case" email
Read the memo to AG Holder from Asst. AG Lanny A. Breuer
Can we expect the same standard of investigation in the wake of this huge scandal which cost many innocent lives? Don't bet on it!