The Attorney General of United States testified under oath that he doesn’t know when he knew that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had “gone rogue.” Because, after all, Mr. Holder would never have approved tactics whereby the ATF provided Mexican cartel members with illegally purchased firearms without keeping track of said guns. Nor would other members of the Obama administration. Aside from the ones who did. Whom the AG can’t identify (other than Arizona agents at the sharp end). Who may or may not have told Administration official what they were up to either before but definitely after (at some unknown point) the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry at the hands of drug thugs wielding ATF-enabled weapons. In other words, the AG is stonewalling. Again. Still. Big time. So what happens next? Well . . .
The Fast and Furious scandal is not going away—despite an attempt by the White House to end-run the Congressional investigation. Obama’s Boyz have been playing kissy-face with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Facing the looming prospect that Congress will hold AG Holder in contempt for his refusal to cooperate with the House Oversight Committee, some kind of deal was in play. They can have these documents, not those. These guys fall on their sword but not these guys. That kind of thing.
Yeah that didn’t work out. The New York Times:
Last month, House Republican leaders — including Speaker John A. Boehner — sent Mr. Holder a letter about the subpoena, prompting staff-level talks between Mr. Holder’s office and House Republican leaders. A reply by Mr. Holder’s deputy praised the talks as constructive, and Mr. Holder expressed confidence on Thursday that they could “result in a mutually acceptable resolution.”
But Michael Steel, a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, said: “There have not been any substantive talks at all, or any response from the attorney general to the speaker. We are still waiting for accountability.”
If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: the only way the ATF, DHS, FBI, DEA, CIA, ICE, CPB, Justice Department and State Department will be held accountable for their “Guns And Grenades and Laundered Cash for Goons” programs and policies will be if Congress forces their illegal activities in the open.
Remembering that not one Administration official has been terminated for their role in Fast and Furious and other pro-cartel programs; including turning a blind eye to official gun sales seepage from the Mexican military and police to drug cartel members.
Keeping in mind [via arizonastar.com] that U.S. District Judge David Bury sealed the records of the government’s case against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, the man accused using ATF enabled firearm to kill U.S. Border Patrol Agent Terry. And moved Osorio-Arellanes’ trial date to, get this, Nov. 6, 2012. Election day.
So it’s down to Representative Issa and Senator Grassley to expose the truth about the Obama administration’s Mexican gun, grenade and cash-walking ops. The Democrats insist that they’re on a witch hunt. Who cares? If not for these two men, even the possibility of justice would have died with Agent Terry on that lonely desert floor.
That said, the media could play a decisive role in this. You know; like the Washington Post and The New York Times did with Watergate. They could pursue Obama’s Boyz with all the relentless ferocity a well-funded American media company can bring to bear on men and women who believe they are above the law.
What are the odds?