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Friday, March 25, 2011

Obama Denies Knowing About ATF Gun Walking Scandal

Barack Obama gave an interview to Univision's Jorge Ramos and the subject of ATF's Fast and Furious operation came up. The policy of allowing guns to 'walk' into Mexico goes all the way to the Justice Department. In fact, emails and documents show that there seems to have been significant coordination at the Phoenix U.S. Attorney's office.

Now, both Obama and Eric Holder are maintaining that the reason they didn't tell Mexican president Felipe Calderon about the operation was because they didn't know about it. While that's possible, the history of lying in this administration does cause one to question the assertion, especially in light of how far up the policy seems to go.

Via CBS:

MySanAntonio has more:
Obama told Univision‘s Jorge Ramos that President Felipe Calderon wasn’t informed of the operation because he — the president of the United States — wasn’t informed either. When asked whether he knew of the weapon smuggling plan, Obama responded that it is “a pretty big government” with “a lot of moving parts.”

The investigation into the program comes after it was connected to two weapons that were found at the scene of a border shootout that killed U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December. Likewise, a gun smuggled from the U.S. were used to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent Jamie Zapata, but it has not been determined if it was part of “Fast and Furious.”

When President Calderon came to visit Washington recently, the two presidents came together on a policy to stop drug and weapon smuggling across the border.
As I noted before, the idea that Holder and now Obama are pointing to the Inspector General (IG) is borderline laughable based on how the Gerald Walpin situation was handled back in 2009.

To get caught up on the Fast and Furious scandal, go HERE and HERE.

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