September 02, 2011
GunWalker Cover-Up Comes Apart At The Seams
It's starting to fall apart for Eric Holder's Justice Department and the Obama Administration, as you'll see in my latest article at Pajamas Media.
Media Matters has made their normal dysfunctional attempt to shield the Administration, in this case, the opinion of Michael Sullivan, a acting ATF director under the Bush Administration, as cited in an interview with Kelly Wright on Fox News.
KELLY WRIGHT (ANCHOR): The President says he knew nothing about the operation, but the Justice Department has been slow in responding. Do you think this will lead all the way to the White House being involved?
SULLIVAN: I would be surprised. From our experience at ATF, firearms trafficking cases were fairly routine in terms of the nature and scope of the investigations. They didn't require authorities outside of ATF, and for the purpose of initiating it. Could folks have been briefed up, considering the violence in Mexico and the violence on the border, about the strategy, that's clearly possible. But the project itself was well within the rights of the director to essentially approve or to reject.
Media Matters, of course, refuses to provide some key details about Fast and Furious, starting with the fact that no ATF director has the authority to approve a gun-walking program, just interdiction programs. Nor do they have the authority to authorize a program that spans international borders as Fast and Furious was designed to do from the outset.
The fact remains that multiple cabinet-level agencies—as many as four, including DOJ, DHS, Treasury, and State—colluded in Operation Fast and Furious had to work together, and the most logical nexus for such a high profile operation are political appointees in each of those organizations and the elected officials that appointed them.
That doesn't fit the narrative fiction Media Matters would like to propagate, but hey, they've aren't paid by a foreign felon to spread the truth.