Tonight’s CBS Nightly News featured Rene Jaquez [above right]. The ATF Special Agent’s none-too-happy that his employer “let guns walk” into Mexico. That’s how the MSM characterizes the scandal surrounding Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious. Truth be told, the Agency enabled gun smuggling by encouraging ner’-do-wells to smuggle guns from the U.S. to Mexico. Anyway, CBS went for the emotional angle: “Any one of [my family in Mexico] could have been shot with one of those guns,” Jaquez says, after heavy prompting. The real revelation . . .
The ATF wasn’t working alone . . . Documents show ATF had conference calls with “DHS” (Homeland Security). “USMS” (U.S. Marshals) and DEA. An “ICE,” or Customs agent, was on ATF’s Fast and Furious team. They were advised by an “AUSA,” or Assistant U.S. Attorney under the Justice Department.
Just so we’re clear, the only domestic federal law enforcement agency responsible for cross-border issues that’s missing from this roster of shame: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And I bet they’re somewhere in this mix, too.