Rep. Darrell Issa thinks so, and so he better do something about it. If you’re unfamiliar with the unfolding drama, here’s some background before you launch into Issa’s accusations.

Over at Pajamas please read The Definitive Scandal: ‘Gunwalker’ Much Worse Than ‘Iran-Contra’. A snippet:

The more than 2,000 weapons that the Obama Justice Department allowed to be delivered to Mexican narco-terrorist cartels are thought to have been used in the shooting of an estimated 150 Mexican law enforcement officers and soldiers battling the cartels. Two American law enforcement officers have also presumably fallen prey to these weapons, along with an unknown number of civilians on both sides of the border.

President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has purposefully armed narco-terrorist drug cartels that have been accused of bombings, ambushes, mass murders, public executions, and the assassination of police, politicians, and civic leaders.

Obama’s Justice Department armed the enemy of our neighbor and ally, providing enough arms to equip ten infantry companies, or two battalions, of violent drug dealers.

Hearings began earlier this month into the matter known as both “Project GunWalker” and “Operation Fast & Furious” (obviously a few people at ATF are watching too many movies). While it is being described as a good-idea-gone-wrong, some are considering that allowing the guns to get into Mexico was exactly what Obama’s Fed wanted–an excuse to enact more gun laws because so many American guns were getting into Mexico. The problem as alleged by this line of reasoning, of course, would be that the ATF would have been deliberately allowing those guns to get there for political reasons.

I am inclined to believe the scenario that the Obama gestapos decided to artificially create “a good crisis” in order to not let it go to waste. This is exactly what these people do, and seems indicative of Obama’s Federal Government that feels it has no one to answer to and the ends justifies the means.

Rep. Issa has come a conclusion about Holder and believes there’s a coverup about who knew what when. Here’s that development.

Issa: DOJ Covering Up on Mexican Gun-Running Scandal

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.) told in an interview that he believes the Justice Department is covering up information relevant to a congressional investigation of an operation in which the department knowingly allowed intermediaries of Mexican drug cartels to purchase guns at licensed firearms dealers in the United States and then get away without being arrested or the guns being retrieved.

Last December, two of those guns ended up at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed by alleged agents of the Mexican drug cartels.

Issa pointed to two things he says indicates a Justice Department cover up. First, he cites a letter that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, head of the Justice Department’s office of legislative affairs, sent to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 4, 2011. Issa characterizes that letter as a “lie.”

People died because of this insane adventure. To give you a sense of the depraved and evil nature of what was transpiring and how out-of-control the situation was, during the hearings an ATF agent testified:

After Gun Walker automatic rifles were found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder, an agent testified that “there was a sense like every other time, even with [Representative Gabrielle] Giffords’ shooting, there was a state of panic, like, oh, God, let’s hope this is not a weapon from that case.” There was more panic when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot while sitting in his car in Mexico.

To the relief of the ATF, it does not appear that Gun Walker weapons were used in either the Giffords or Zapata shootings, but that doesn’t make Agent Terry any less dead.

So here we had a good chance, and a Federal agency was worried, they had deliberately allowed so many guns to get into the hands of bad guys it was possible the gun that shot Giffords could also have been on of those weapons. The same Obama administration that reveled in Massacre Rally Theatre just after the attack had in fact been engaging in the proliferation of thousands of guns into the hands of criminals. This from the same people who blamed conservatives, Tea Party, 2nd Amendment supporters and, of course, Sarah Palin for the murders. Extraordinary.

The Obama administration and his buddies like Eric Holder just keep getting more obscene every day.

Related Coverage:

Fox: Two AK-47s Used to Murder Mexican Lawyer Were ‘Fast and Furious’ Guns From U.S., Sources Say

WSJ: Head of ATF Is Likely to Go

Morrissey: Obama tossing Melson under the bus?

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  1. This is the kind of stuff that could lead to impeachment. If the investigation gets to the point where there’s proof the prez was in on it, I doubt even the Democrat majority in the Senate could stop the demand for impeachment.

    Wouldn’t that be a nice little Christmas present.

    • JuanitaDugas says:

      In a fair and balanced world, impeachment would be the next step if evidence points to the White House in “Fast and Furious” gun running. BUT, do any of us really think rule of law would rule the day? Unless Democrats lead the call for impeachment, it’s a dead issue. Let’s remember what happened when Republicans impeached a president; it led to Bill Clinton remaining in office and too many brave House Managers left politics for civilian life either losing re-election or knowing it was futile to try. Am now reading “Catching our Flag” by former house manager and now civilian Judge James E.Rogan of California.

  2. trevy says:

    If I bought a .22 revolver and gave it to a friend in Mexico to defend himself from criminals then I’d be guilty of “gun running”.
    But our own Government is supplying guns to known criminals.

    If that ain’t “high crimes and misdemeanors” then just what is!?!?

  3. dennisl59 says:

    Having seen my fair share of Cops and Robbers TV shows and movies, the criminal enterprise that’s caught in a bind, ALWAYS looks for a ‘fall guy’ to frame or ‘take the rap’ to protect the higher ups. At this point, the criminals are just trying to figure out who. One sure bet:It will NOT be Eric Holder.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    Here’s your Fall Guy TAMs:

    Update: Fox News Website.

    Acting Head of ATF Likely Out After ‘Fast and Furious’ Fiasco.
    Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said.

    Mr. Melson is the most senior official so far implicated in a congressional probe of the Fast and Furious operation. The ATF Phoenix office ran the program in 2009-2010 to monitor weapons purchases by suspected gun smugglers. Agency officials hoped eventually to build a case against major arms smugglers serving Mexican drug cartels. The ATF has struggled to stanch the flow of U.S. weapons to Mexican drug gangs.

    posted 6/19 1040am texas time

  5. walk2thebeach says:

    Two years ago, Hillary was screaming that the drug problem in Americaa and the violance in Mexico was caused by too many guns going across the boarder. Hillary was embarrassed when this insane idea was proven wrong. Now with the help of DOJ, Hillary can give the speach again and be more correct. This is a lawless government!!

    I’m in the camp–some are considering that allowing the guns to get into Mexico was exactly what Obama’s Fed wanted–an excuse to enact more gun laws because so many American guns were getting into Mexico.

    The current administration hates us and just wants more and more power.. jc

  6. angelaisms says:

    I got the Kindle app for my iPhone, and I went a little nuts downloading a bunch of the free (old) books. One of them I started reading the other night; it’s a British doctor’s condemnation of Eugenics, written at the time that that “science” was all the rage. One of the things he’s talked about so far is that anarchy is something that can happen within a government itself — that government can be considered anarchic if it grows so large and unwieldy that it is unwilling and/or incapable of exercising even a modicum of self-control. I think that such a description fits large swaths of our federal government, where they’ve so long been accustomed to the idea that the rules don’t apply to them that they really are in a state of anarchy. And we all know the reason that anarchy is dangerous is not the lawlessness itself, but the fact that such an environment is an open invitation for the most ruthless and power-hungry to rise to the top and seize all the power.

    I would find the fact that Congressman Issa is involved far more comforting now if he hadn’t just sent up the white flag after being stonewalled the last time he swore to get to the bottom of something. As an eternal optimist, I can hope that he has recently received a return, um, package from Iceland, but I’m not holding my breath. So far Mr. Issa has indicated to us that he’s all hat and no cattle, and that when the time comes to take a stand, he will more likely stand down. I know that people can change and they can learn from past mistakes; my inner optimist is still holding out hope that Mr. Issa finds himself in this category, but the general nature of politicians would indicate that such a hope is a shot in the dark at best.

    Fast and Furious makes Iran-Contra look like an unlicensed lemonade stand. If Congress does not take this investigative road as far as it leads, if they allow Holder (at the very least) to offer up his fall guy and walk away clean from this mess, then they truly will have rendered themselves impotent, irrelevant cowards; and they will have ensured that federal anarchy is not just an Obama pipe dream.

  7. Cernunnos81 says:

    As an officer and a proponent of the Second Amendment I am so friggin’ angry over this. I am unsurprised at the stupidity of this operation, as the BATFE tends to be involved in the Worst, most Disorganized grab-ass sessions that it makes my brain hurt. The left wants to whine and cry that weapons make it into the hands of criminals and want to ban law abiding folk from having them, then they Hand the damned guns to the criminals and create an international incident in the offing… Did they Think we’d never find out?

    Sorry, this stuff makes me want to start ranting and cursing in multiple languages, my preferred is German, as it sounds caustic when you’re being polite and downright vitriolic when you actually let loose… Anyway!

    My 2 Cents is a follows. Find out how high up it goes, anyone in a position to order those officers to hold and Not make the stop and anyone that is above them gets the sack. Anyone in a position on the national level goes and sees 13 people and spends some time at Club Fed. And I mean a minimum of a decade. No time off for being a good boy and be Damned glad we don’t pillory you in front of the courthouse for 12hrs a day for a full week and then stripe your back for good measure.

  8. Kimj7157 says:

    I watched some of the hearings, and the agents on the panel said they had repeatedly questioned what was going on, but were told by their superiors to just do what they were told. They didn’t need to know why. And apparently those who did question were often punished punitively.

    More than one head better roll over this, not just the head of the ATF. You know he got his orders from the DOJ.

    Just one more symptom of the disease of the Obama Administration.

  9. dennisl59 says:

    Ms. Bruce touched on this subject again during the live broadcast today(6/21).
    Call me a conspiracy nut, but I’ve seen enough(all)X-Files episodes to know that once The Criminal Enterprise has picked the patsy to frame or take the fall, it’s Over. Done. Fin.

    It will go no further up the chain, nothing but contradictions, double-lies, triple-crosses, deadends, re-assigned witnesses, lost documents, claims of executive priviledge and the last resort, The 5th amendment.

    In my opinion

    posted 6/21 347pm texas time.

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