By now you should have heard about Operation Fast and Furious conducted by the Department of Justice (Eric Holder), the State Department (Hillary Clinton), the Department of Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano), the FBI, ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and other Government organizations.
Sharyl Attkisson with CBS News has done a great job documenting the scandal, so if you would like more information, her page is a great place to start.
Now we get this from the Democrats investigating the scandal:
“”It is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets,” the report reads.”
“”Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.”(my emphasis)
So, let me get this straight. Just because some weapons were ILLEGALLY purchased, there was NO PROBABLE CAUSE??? Excuse me!!! When do we have probable cause?? If something is ILLEGAL, then it is AGAINST the law!! This has nothing to do with what the definition of is, is!!!
These are Department of Justice officials. Their job is to prosecute the LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES………without prejudice!! They deserve to be fired…..at a minimum.
Here is MY challenge to the “Democrats” that authored this report. Fine!! I will agree with your conclusions. Now, we need to charge these officials with wrong doing and have a trial. They BROKE the laws of the United States (by allowing/selling weapons to unauthorized personnel, hence the ILLEGAL purchases) and International law (by allowing those ILLEGALLY purchase weapons to knowingly cross an International border with Mexico). I want a TRIAL. IF they are the ones responsible they should end up in JAIL!! I doubt that this does not go higher into Obama’s Administration, so it will be interesting to see their defense.
What say you, Democrats?? Are we going to have a TRIAL??