Corruption: AFT: Sold Guns to Cartel; Bean Bag Weapons to Border Agents: DOJ look the other way
UPDATE: Stay on this America!
The surge in congressional calls for Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation has reached a new milestone: More than 50 members of Congress are now demanding Holder step down in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.
The number of congressmen calling for Holder’s immediate resignation is now 51. New additions to that list include Republican Reps. Todd Akin and Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina.
What is very evident to me is that homeland security, on down is corrupt, and obviously has some clear connection to the cartel, when they arm the drug lords, and give bean bag weapons to our border agents for protection, and it amounts to murder by our own government!
A major scandal is developing around a signature U.S. effort to track and stop the flow of illicit weapons to Mexico, as officials at the Department of Justice close ranks, hoping to cover up an investigation critics say is responsible for an untold number of dead.
The investigation was known as Project Gunrunner — a joint task force headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Department of Justice — that took place in 2010.
It was conceived after the bureau was criticized for not conducting more complex investigations on straw buyers — people who were allowed to purchase guns legally in the U.S.– who illegally transport guns into Mexico and sell them to cartels.
So rather than just take down low-level straw buyers here and there, the agency hoped by ‘letting the guns walk’ the sales would lead investigators to cartel members higher up in the organization.
A subpoena has been issued by Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which falls under Eric Holder’s Justice Department, after ATF failed to meet an earlier March 16 deadline. Issa has again asked ATF to provide the committee with requested documents related to “Project Gunrunner,” in addition to documents related to the death of Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry. Continue reading …