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Friday, June 29, 2012

Oh My!

After yesterday's disappointment (though blessing in disguise), the coverage of Eric Holder's wiretaps are all the sweeter. The left doesn't even get to keep gloating about Obamacare, because now they have to furiously cover up Fast and Furious - or actually cover it - fast. Most liberal news outlets have been ingoring it entirely, if you haven't noticed. Smart move, GOP-led House of Representatives, to focus on Holder at the same time as the Court announcement.

Pre-wiretaps, Ann Coulter gave a typical analysis of what Fast and Furious is, not that Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart haven't been doing so all along. In short, Holder made sure that guns walked across the border to Mexico - big guns - without any tracking, without any arrests of criminals who used them, which all resulted in the deaths of 200-300 Mexicans and 1 U.S. border officer. It bore no semblance to Bush's DOJ move to track and make arrests in the drug wars until the criminals figured out how to disable the trackers, ending well before Obama's "ascension."

Now, post-wiretaps. How can the left even try to defend Holder? How can they defend Obama - who moved in to protect Holder with executive privelege? Don't get me wrong - there are plenty of Democrats still trying to do this very thing but the fact of the matter is that this is MUCH bigger than Watergate. Impeachment might be in serious order, since I'm absolutely convinced that Obama knew what Holder was doing all along - and might even have told him to do it in the first place. It is just as illegal to know about an operation that is intended for use in crime and murders as it is to run the operation.

According to the article on RollCall, not only did Holder direct the operation himself, but also refused to allow any cases involving these guns to be tried. Such is Holder's "justice."

“The wiretap affidavit details that agents were well aware that large sums of money were being used to purchase a large number of firearms, many of which were flowing across the border,” the letter says.

The application included details such as how many guns specific suspects had purchased via straw purchasers and how many of those guns had been recovered in Mexico.

It also described how ATF officials watched guns bought by suspected straw purchasers but then ended their surveillance without interdicting the guns.

In at least one instance, the guns were recovered at a police stop at the U.S.-Mexico border the next day.

The application included financial details for four suspected straw purchasers showing they had purchased $373,000 worth of guns in cash but reported almost no income for the previous year, the letter says.

“Although ATF was aware of these facts, no one was arrested, and ATF failed to even approach the straw purchasers. Upon learning these details through its review of this wiretap affidavit, senior Justice Department officials had a duty to stop this operation. Further, failure to do so was a violation of Justice Department policy,” the letter says.

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