At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking the controversial Fast & Furious scandal (also known as Project Gun Runner and Operation Gun Walker) last May, United States Attorney General Eric Holder told the committee members, that he only recently heard about Fast and Furious. But according to a stories by both the CBS News and the LA Times, the Attorney General knew specifics of the scandal back in mid 2001.
New documents obtained by CBS News, show Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010, 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 the Project Gun Runner scandal.
This is, for all intents and purposes, perjury. Representative Darrell Issa, who is the chair of the committee investigating Fast and Furious, suggested on Fox & Friends that Holder may have in fact perjured himself. The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer. The Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself from Operation Gun Walker but these new documents that high level Justice Officials knew guns were being “walked” into Mexico.
Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange on October 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked, but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit, James Trusty replied, “I’m not sure how much grief we’re going to get for “guns walking”. It may be more like, finally their going after people who sent guns down there”. The only thing is that they, the ATF are the people that sent the guns down there in the first place. Furthermore, their ulterior motive for this botched scheme was to have a new reason for new gun control laws which they have already put into the works.
This is just another back door way that the Obama regime is trying to circumvent the Constitution. This whole plan was just a way to try to fix the blame for the violence in Mexico on American gun dealers. The President could then act all outraged and shocked when it was learned that so many guns had gone south into the hands of Mexican drug lords. Then it would be logical for them to then say, “This is why we need more gun control laws”.
You have got to know that if this had been a George W. Bush plan to sabotage a liberal issue, the media would be talking impeachment right now. Impeachment is what we should be talking about considering the fact that at least one Federal border agent has been killed as result of this scandal. Obama’s fingerprints are all over this.
All of this attention on Eric Holder though, may be how he figures to deflect any focus on himself. Obama might just want to offer up the Attorney General to take the fall which would then hopefully take scrutiny off of the President. I am sure that it is not out of the realm of possible scenarios that they are considering.
Earlier today I learned that a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could already be going out as early as Tuesday next week, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation know as Fast and Furious. Again, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the subpoena will come from the House Oversight Committee, led by Republican Darrell Issa. It will ask for communications among senior Justice Department officials related to the Fast and Furious “gun walking” operation.
I expect that given how this administration sees themselves as “above the law” that they will ignore the subpoena. This shouldn’t be surprising given how they have repeatedly ignored judicial orders that strike down “Obama Care”. The Constitution is merely an impediment to this administration that will stop at nothing short of being voted out of office.