In his zeal to demonize guns in America, former President Obama allowed firearms manufactured and sold in the US to illegally fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in what has become known as “Operation Fast and Furious.”
“Fast and Furious” was meant to catch and arrest those cartel members. Unfortunately, the worst possible scenario occurred.
The operation backfired when a Border Patrol agent named Brian Terry was murdered by a cartel member with one of those guns. The subsequent cover-up and obfuscation by Obama and his agents are now coming back to bite the former president, as a new congressional investigation report is looking into a possible charge of “obstruction of Congress.”
Via Conservative Tribune:
Former President Barack Obama may not be in office anymore, but one of his scandals hasn’t yet been put to bed, as evidenced by a recent report from Congress.
In the report, titled “Fast and Furious: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice,” the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee found fault with the Obama administration’s handling of the scandal that helped arm Mexican drug cartels.
In particular, the report blasted Obama and his Justice Department for “obstruction of Congress” and being less than forthcoming with the media and victims’ families about what really happened.
When Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with a “Fast and Furious” gun during a 2010 firefight with Mexican gang members and the scandal blew up in the Obama administration’s face, the Justice Department was “focused more on spin and obfuscation than getting the facts right,” the report noted.
Even when Terry’s family sought answers from Obama’s top law enforcement agency, the congressional report found that the DOJ viewed them as nothing more than a “public relations nuisance.”
The report was unforgiving in its findings that the Justice Department gave false information to Congress in order to cover up the truth of the sour operation.
What’s most concerning, however, was that the misrepresentations to Congress came from the very top.
Then-Attorney General Eric Holder — who was found in contempt of Congress in a 2012 vote in the House — withheld “thousands of key documents,” and he even asked Obama to exert his “executive privilege” over “all documents related to the Justice Department’s responses to questions from Congress about Fast and Furious.”
Of course, Obama sided with his liberal buddy and “dishonestly” allowed the administration’s refusal to comply with lawful congressional subpoenas in order to “obstruct the investigation.”
“In the course of that investigation, nearly six years ago, the Justice Department wrote to Congress and falsely denied that law enforcement officers allowed straw purchasers to buy firearms illegally in the United States and traffic them without being apprehended,” the report explained. “Since that false denial, the Committees have investigated why the Department of Justice misled Congress and failed to correct its misrepresentation in a timely manner.”
Fortunately, whistleblowers came forward with their knowledge about “Fast and Furious,” allowing Congress to piece together a more accurate picture than the fragmented version they received from Obama’s cronies.
Thank goodness for whistleblowers! If it weren’t for them, who knows what evils could be perpetrated by self-serving politicians.
It is definitely way past time for Barack Obama’s crimes to be exposed for all the world to see. He was and still is, apparently, not averse to using even the most criminal means to achieve his objectives.
It will be interesting to see what Congress’ final decision on the matter turns out to be and if Obama will be serving any jail time. Let’s just say we hope that justice will be served, as we lost an American life over this foolish operation.
Source: Conservative Tribune