September 17, 2012
Somewhat lost in the still developing Middle East embassy attack stories, is a very-soon-to-be-released Inspector General report that Fox News suggests holds damning evidence against top Obama administration officials related to the failed and deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.
(Over the summer, Barack Obama declared Executive Privilege – refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious investigation. A completed Inspector General report on the scandal is now due to be released this week.)
SCATHING FAST AND FURIOUS IG REPORT IMMINENT?
…Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel.
The report and accompanying accounts cite a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Justice Department itself and other offices. It says many senior executives knew the U.S. was helping traffic guns to Mexico that killed people but did nothing to stop it.
…The Fox article suggest that the report will blame three managers in the ATF — but that two of the named managers insist that they kept high-level Justice officials in the loop, and were only encouraged:
Both men recall a detailed briefing Voth delivered to senior ATF and DOJ staff in Washington on March 5, 2010. In a Power Point presentation, attended by at least two deputy attorneys general, Voth explained how the operation was run and how almost two-dozen largely unemployed men bought 1,026 assault weapons with $650,000 in just over four months, then smuggled the guns to Mexico while under surveillance.
“Following the briefing . . . Mr. Voth received accolades from his superiors. No one in ATF leadership or at Main Justice raised any concerns with Mr. Voth about the direction of the investigation. If anything, they were encouraging him,” Voth attorney Joshua Levy said. LINK
At this point it would not surprise me if a number of these same Obama gunrunning weapons were to be uncovered at the scene of the Middle East embassy attacks. That is how incredibly odd and dangerous the workings of this Obama administration have become. If Obama has no issue with supplying weapons to known Mexican drug cartels, why not radical Muslims as well? -UM