US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed in a 2010 firefight near the Arizona-Mexico border.

More deceit from “the most transparent administration ever.”

Via NY Post.

The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered e-mails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history.

A federal judge has forced the release of more than 20,000 pages of emails and memos previously locked up under President Obama’s phony executive-privilege claim. A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation.

Fast and Furious was a Justice Department program that allowed assault weapons — including .50-caliber rifles powerful enough to take down a helicopter — to be sold to Mexican drug cartels allegedly as a way to track them. But internal documents later revealed the real goal was to gin up a crisis requiring a crackdown on guns in America. Fast and Furious was merely a pretext for imposing stricter gun laws.

Only, the scheme backfired when Justice agents lost track of the nearly 2,000 guns sold through the program and they started turning up at murder scenes on both sides of the border — including one that claimed the life of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry….

The program came to light only after Terry’s 2010 death at the hands of Mexican bandits, who shot him in the back with government-issued semiautomatic weapons. Caught red-handed, “the most transparent administration in history” flat-out lied about the program to Congress, denying it ever even existed.

Then Team Obama conspired to derail investigations into who was responsible by first withholding documents under subpoena — for which Holder earned a contempt-of-Congress citation — and later claiming executive privilege to keep evidence sealed.

But thanks to the court order, Justice has to cough up the “sensitive” documents. So far it’s produced 20,500 lightly redacted pages, though congressional investigators say they hardly cover all the internal department communications under subpoena. They maintain the administration continues to “withhold thousands of documents.”….


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Obama et al, are superior stonewallers but the legacy media played a large part in helping them. Normally, something controversial like this which must have had a wide distribution based on the number of emails, would have some juicy emails leaked to the press. But if the major press (NYT, WaPo) signal that they’re not interested in exposing the administration, then whistle blowers are reluctant to come forward especially when the admin. is gung ho to prosecute leakers. Gov’t control of the press can be by iron glove or by willing glove.

  2. Vintageport says:

    ^^^^What Alain said. ^^^^

  3. ROADHOG58 says:

    This is one big reason The Donald needs to win this election. This stuff needs to be exposed and if he wins it will be.

  4. Rob_W says:

    Thanks for posting, Shifra.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Terry family.

  5. ROADHOG58 says:

    The Donald will have a take no prisoners policy when it comes to this nonsense. Regardless of which party was involved this needs to be exposed.

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