Holder’s assistant accused of lying to U.S. Senate

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

“With the Attorney General Eric Holder investigating or suing state governments, investigating school districts and prosecuting U.S. businesses, how can we trust him to run honest and trustworthy law enforcement agencies, like the FBI, DEA and others, when we see and hear about activities such as the Black Panther cover-up and Operation Fast and Furious that resemble the activities of a banana republic despot?” asked a former law enforcement commander.

The House Oversight Committee’s Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Wednesday urged Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich to turn over DOJ documents and other information related to what now appears to be a false statement made to the U.S. Senate.

Weich allegedly made the false statement to Congress regarding the “gun walking” that took place in the reckless firearms smuggling surveillance operation known as Operation Fast and Furious…

…On February 4, 2011, Weich stated the following in letter to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who had asked about allegations that officials had intentionally allowed guns to walk in Operation Fast and Furious:

“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”

Evidence gathered during the course of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has shown that this statement is untrue – the ATF, in allowing guns to walk, did not make every effort to interdict them and prevent their transfer to Mexico.

Evidence gathered in the investigation has also shown that senior Justice Department officials knew at the time Weich made his statement in February that it was untrue…

Read the entire article at the Examiner.

UpdateSee, I told you so: Fast and Furious was about gun control. The Rush Limbaugh Show

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