Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fast & furiously revealing...

“The level of involvement of the United States Attorney’s Office ... in the genesis and implementation of this case is striking.” ~ Rep. Darrell Issa & Sen. Charles Grassley

On top of the Gibson raid, the AT&T/T-Mobile blocked merger, and a host of assorted subversions perpetrated by the DoJ, past and present, the definitive nail in the coffin of this corrupt department lies within the flood of information that’s coming out regarding Operation Fast & Furious. For those needing a refresher on this investigation, go here. Meanwhile, more evidence is bubbling up pointing towards a cover-up in the ATF’s Fast & Furious scandal.

CBS reports:

Congressional investigators tell CBS News there's evidence the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as "Fast and Furious" and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

FOX News follows up:

Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious. The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program and Congress renewed its demand for more answers.

And RedState helps us put the pieces together:

And now you know why Dennis Burke resigned (and why ATF whistleblower Kenneth Melson was abruptly transferred a few days ago). And why House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Ranking Member (for now) Chuck Grassley have promptly expanded their investigation to include the Arizona District’s US Attorney’s office. And why questions are being asked about why Burke refused a routine request to designate the family of slain Agent Terry as being crime victims. And why questions are being asked in general, in fact. Questions like “Who authorized this program?” “What was the true oversight chain?” “Who in the White House knew the most about this program?”

The lid is getting even closer to being blown off of this travesty of the executive department’s involvement in what I believe has accurately been coined by Rush as a ruse to spark anti-gun sentiment in America gone terribly wrong. As RedState's Moe Lane concludes, “We’re starting to exit the ‘ask questions’ part and starting to enter the ‘here, let me pull on these loose threads here’ stage; patience is a virtue generally, and doubly so when it comes to a (potential) scandal of this magnitude. The real fun starts when people increasingly under the magnifying glass start realizing that while, say, the Attorney General can count on having a signed pardon covering his departure, they cannot…”

Issa and Grassley should be commended for sticking with this investigation, as well as encouraged to continue digging deeper. With the help of these two congressional members, the truth will out; and when it does, the Obama Administration, particularly Attorney General Eric Holder, MUST answer for it.

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