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Thursday, May 26, 2011

ATF gun smuggling scandal--stonewalling through the courts?

As it has been widely reported by those closely monitoring developments in the 'Project Gunwalker' scandal, in which the ATF with the approval of the DOJ, and perhaps others, smuggled U.S. guns into Mexico, the Administration's response consistently has been to stonewall. In the Senate Charles Grassley and in the House Darrell Issa have been unable to get Eric Holder and the DOJ to cooperate with ongoing investigations. Holder has refused to provide the necessary documents for the investigations.
However, there is another arena in which stonewalling, or at least it's equivalent, could be utilized to prevent anything being done about the inexcusable problem at the southern border, which by extension, involves the guns rogue U.S. agents placed into the hands of drug cartels in order to pad statistics claiming that 'U.S. guns are arming the Mexican drug cartels.'
Take the court case involving one Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and 19 others who participated in the sordid scheme of bringing 700 U.S. guns to the southern border to be smuggled into Mexico for the cartels.....

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