When Darrell Issa questioned Eric Holder about the “Fast and Furious” gunrunner program on May 3rd, 2011, Holder said under oath that he’d known about the program only in the last few weeks.
CBS discovered some memos that shows Eric Holder had received briefings at least 10 months prior to his testimony to the Judiciary Committee. Actually, the information bout these memos came from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center.
These memos are hard evidence, no hearsay information and yet Obama and his Democratic base bury their head in the sand and pretend that Eric Holder didn’t understand the question as presented by Darrell Issa. Below is the exact verbiage used by Darrell Issa when he asked Eric Holder the question about the Fast and Furious gunrunner program.
Issa asked: “When did you first know about the program…called ‘Fast and Furious?” Holder answered, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” This was May 3, 2011 when Holder was questioned by Issa before the House Oversight Committee.
Obama and his Democratic base have buried their heads deep in the sand and pretend that Holder probably didn’t understand the question or was confused. But, they’ll have to come up for air shortly because this is one of the worst travesties in our History because people have been murdered due to this vicious program and there will be more murders by these weapons that walked across the border into the hands of the drug cartel.
Let’s play detective here and see when Holder and Obama knew about the Fast and Furious gunrunner program. Here is a copy of Eric Holder’s speech from the DOJ and this is proof beyond a doubt that Eric Holder knew about the Project Gunrunner. This speech was made by Holder at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference in Cuernavaca, Mexico – Thursday April 2, 2009.
Here’s a portion of the speech – Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.
Here’s DOJ url: http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-090402.html
But to me the really big question that no one is asking Eric Holder is this; “Why didn’t you stop the Fast and Furious gunrunner program when Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata, two of our agents were killed?” Brian was a border patrol agent and Jaime Zapata an Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent?”
Next question to ask Holder: “Why was Brian Terry’s family denied victim status?” This was a Federal crime – Holder along with Obama are responsible for placing the murder weapon in the hands of a drug cartel murderer. Brian Terry’s family have been abused and misused by our Commander in Chief and our Attorney General. That’s as bad as it gets!
May God Bless America