Two Obama failures just intersected.
And because of his administration’s misdeeds, over 120 innocents may have lost their lives.
The shocking truth was just revealed, but will Congress hold Obama accountable?
In Obama’s first term, the political world was rocked by the revelation of the Fast and Furious scandal.
Fast and Furious was a plot by the Obama administration to allow thousands of criminals to illegally purchase firearms in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, so they could be traced back to the Mexican drug cartels. But the scheme had an ulterior motive that the administration desperately tried to hide from the public.
It was all about gun control.
CBS News reports:
ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3” that would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.
On July 14, 2010, after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:
“Bill, can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time? We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.”
The caper blew up in Obama’s face.
The downside of selling guns to dangerous Mexican drug lords should be blindingly obvious to everyone, but the Obama administration calculated the ensuing carnage was the chance to restrict Second Amendment rights.
The Los Angeles Times reports the Mexican government declared guns from Fast and Furious had been found at 170 crime scenes.
However, the latest discovery of a possible Fast and Furious weapon at a crime scene could have dire consequences for Obama.
In November of 2015, ISIS terrorists murdered over 120 innocents in an attack in Paris. But new revelations show Obama may have armed the terrorists through Fast and Furious.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch reports:
A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations — for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic — but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual.
Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.
Congress held former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious.
Will Republicans now hold Obama accountable for his role in possibly arming the Paris terrorists?