The Department of Justice cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious, begun literally hours after the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is coming apart at the seams. In yet another Friday evening document dump, the Obama administration provided Congress and an increasingly interested American public “documents detailing how the [DOJ] gave inaccurate information to a US senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious.”
In short, after spending months in all-out denial and obfuscation, stonewalling congressional investigators and depending upon nearly universal media silence to make the issue go away, the Attorney General Eric Holder-led Department of Justice has begun to offer up damning, self-incriminating information to its principle antagonists—Senator Charles Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa. And that means just one thing: Holder and the DOJ no longer have a choice.
On February 3rd, ATF Agent Gary Styers addressed a memo to top officials of the Bureau. In it he corroborated the testimony fellow Agent John Dodson had provided Senator Grassley one week earlier, asserting Dodson was quite correct in claims that the Bureau “divided and isolated agents” while facilitating the deliberate “walking” of guns across the Mexican border.
One day later, Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich addressed his own letter to Congress, stating unequivocally that “the allegation …that ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons…is ‘false.’”
Former U.S. Attorney for Phoenix Dennis Burke and former Phoenix branch ATF Agent in Charge Bill Newell spent months adhering to the phony claims made by Weich. But overwhelming evidence of criminal ATF behavior, coupled with the growing realization that the Regime would have no compunction about serving them up as scapegoats to relentless committee investigators, finally forced the pair to fess up.
And now the DOJ is backtracking fervently. No longer able to use the “continuing investigation” into the Terry murder as an excuse for Department silence, one particularly revealing document in the Friday dump states….