At a public hearing Wednesday members of the House Oversight Committee blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, killed as a result of the screwed up government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.
At the same time as the hearings, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) released a 250-plus page report (embedded below) chronicling the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) response under Attorney General Eric Holder to the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Not surprisingly the report demonstrates that the Justice Department obstructed (and continues to obstruct) Congress and Brian Terry’s family from finding the truth.
Fast and Furious is the name of the scandal where the “geniuses” high up in ATF, the DOJ and possibly the White House thought it would be a great idea to sell assault weapons to the violent Mexican drug cartels, even if they were used to commit crimes. One of those guns was used to murder US Border Control Agent Brian Terry.
The Fast and Furious weapons ceded to the drug cartels have been used for other crimes in Mexico, used to kill Border Agent Brian Terry, turned up at the scenes of violent crimes in Phoenix, as well as at least 11 other violent crimes across the country.
Since news of the program began to emerge in 2010, the Obama administration did it’s damndest to keep the program under wraps. Finally as the House of Representatives was about to charge then-Attorney General Holder with contempt of Congress for withholding documents about Fast and Furious president Obama tried to save the day by asserting executive privilege at the last moment. Congress found the AG in contempt anyway and U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who was appointed to her position by President Obama ruled that Obama’s use of executive privilege was not legal…