Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Another Friday Fast and Furious document dump for DOJ

Written By: Bob - Dec• 03•11

Eric Holder’s Department of Justice considers it’s long march of guilty behavior with another late Friday document dump to Congressional investigators, this one attempting to explain the Department’s blatant lying to Senator Charles Grassley.

The Justice Department on Friday provided Congress with documents detailing how department officials gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.

In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not sanctioned the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser and that the agency makes every effort to intercept weapons that have been purchased illegally. In Operation Fast and Furious, both statements turned out to be incorrect.

The Associated Press’s go-to apologist Pete Yost does his best to  spin for the DOJ to no avail. The Justice Department wasn’t incorrect.

It lied.

Blatantly.  Often. And with the express intention then, as now, of avoiding accountability for thousands of felony acts committed as the ATF, DEA, FBI, and elements of Homeland Security and the Treasury colluded to bypass U.S. arms export laws and arm the Sinaloa drug cartel, a plot that sent more than 2,000 firearms to narco-terrorists. The plot has resulted in the deaths of at least three hundred Mexican men, women, and children, and the deaths of federal law enforcement officers.

As I revealed at PJ Media Thursday, an FBI criminal informant that was part of the plot led the rip crew that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in a firefight while his handlers, who knew the informant’s operations, said nothing to warn off the Border Patrol.

Barack Obama’s incredibly corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder is be called upon by Republican legislators and Presidential candidates to resign for his apparent perjury, the department’s illegal abuse of whistleblowers, and the continued cover-up being (poorly) attempted. Holder is scheduled to testify in front of Congress next week, under oath.

One must wonder if he has the tactical sense to resign before then to avoid adding more charges in advance of what appears to be an inevitable criminal probe.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Comment

  1. Larry says:

    Republicans resign. Democrats lie, deny, obscure, cover-up and then “moveon”.