White House Tied to Fast and Furious

snipe 2011/09/02 22:56:50

The disastrous Obama Administration operation “Fast and Furious”, which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time.

And now, for the first time, evidence that the White House – which had denied knowledge of the operation – did in fact know about the scandal. At least three national security officials in the White House were briefed to some extent on the operation:

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.

The White House denies that they were informed of the operation’s “covert investigative tactics”, which sounds an awful lot like parsing to avoid legal jeopardy.

Where is the national media on this? During the Watergate scandal, the nation came to a screeching halt while the media expended unlimited resources exposing the debacle – no detail was too small to be exposed.

With “Fast and Furious”? Crickets. Sure, they’ll mention new details when leaked to them, or notable testimony from a House hearing. But unlike Watergate, the national media will not put dedicated reporters on the trail to dig up the whole story. Even when the Attorney General is caught in a lie – under oath. Even White House is now proven to have been in the loop all along – despite their denials.

And no one was killed from Watergate.

Hey media: do your damn job. If not for us, then do it for him…

John Hill

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  • brtndr 2011/09/03 02:13:57
    Get the GOP off their butts, and start an impeachment preceding of Obama, and indict Eric Holder.

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