It’s not the act, it’s the cover up stupid. The White House, and Attorney General Eric Holder, continue to claim they had no idea, even though AG Holder openly bragged about the gun running scheme. Here’s more evidence that this goes all the way up to the White House.
From the L.A. Times:
Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.
The truth is slowly coming out and the Obama regime knew about this gun trafficking scandal that allowed U.S. firearms to end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.
This scandal is responsible for untold deaths of Mexican citizens and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.
But the senior administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday by The Times, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert “investigative tactics” of the operation.
“The emails validate what has been said previously, which is no one at the White House knew about the investigative tactics being used in the operation, let alone any decision to let guns walk,” said the official, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. “To the extent that some [national security staff members] were briefed on the top lines of ongoing federal efforts, so were members of Congress.”
He identified the three White House officials who were briefed as Kevin M. O’Reilly, director of North American Affairs for the White House national security staff; Dan Restrepo, the president’s senior Latin American advisor; and Greg Gatjanis, a White House national security official.
And the White House wants people to believe none of these individuals talked to President Obama or Attorney General Eric Holder. It’s all lies, all the time.
“The emails were not forwarded beyond them, and we are not aware of any [additional] briefings related to that email chain,” the official said.
The emails were sent between July 2010 and February of this year before it was disclosed that agents had lost track of hundreds of guns. Many are thought to have fallen into criminal hands, and some have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States, including at the fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
The scandal continues to point to the White House and the Department of Justice.