While the European MSM is still truly madly deeply in love with American president Barack Obama, at home the halo of ‘the One’ is fading rapidly. The latest is the news that the House Judiciary has requested a special prosecutor to investigate attorney general Eric Holder.
The question is whether Holder committed perjury during a Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3. At the time, Holder indicated he was not familiar with with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program known as Fast and Furious until about April 2011.
“I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” Holder testified.However, a newly discovered memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”
So what? You may wonder. But this about more, much more then just a simple case of fibbing before a House Committee.
Operation Fast and Furious was part of Project Gunrunner. Nominally this was a project to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico, in an attempt to deprive the Mexican drug cartels of weapons. However, during F&F the Bureasu for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) knowingly let some 2,500 weapons be smuggled into Mexico without interference. Weapons that later turned up in criminal acts within US borders, some of them involving killings of American citizens. Other reports suggest hundreds of Mexican lives were taken by weapons originating in the United States and knowingly passed into the hands of dangerous drug cartel criminals in Mexico.
The White House top, Eric Holder in particular, have always denied knowing about this project, maintaining it was a purely ATF initiative. Recently however, documents have turned up tying Eric Holder directly to the operation, something he has been denying all along. Holder then changed his story by stating he did not fully understand the question put before him by the Congressional committee: He knew about Operation Fast and Furious but did not at that time know all the details.
Been told there is a memo, or was a memo, tying Fast and Furious directly to some kind of proposed gun control legislation or plan. Not certain how developed it was. Something that was pending . The memo is a direct link between the program and the gun control issue. An entire coordinated effort that required people to be killed.
If this is true then not only is Eric Holder involved. This would go to the absolute top of the White House. It would seem that Obama has just lost any chance of re-election. And perhaps he should count himself lucky if he is spared impeachment.