The Department of Justice Inspector General is blasting the agency for yet another “Fast and Furious” style program that armed Mexican narco-terrorists as Obama Administration officials stood by and watched.
Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona made multiple errors in their investigation of a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico, including failing to arrest him when there was more than enough evidence to do so, the Justice Department watchdog said in a harshly critical report Thursday.
The inspector general’s report found parallels between the investigation into Jean Baptiste Kingery by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and “Operation Fast and Furious,” an ATF gun-running operation along the Southwest border that relied on flawed tactics and became a political firestorm for the Justice Department. Those similarities include poor supervision, weak oversight and a failure “to take or insist on overt enforcement action against the subjects of the investigations.”
“Our reviews of both cases concluded that, in failing to act, they did not adequately consider the risk to public safety in the United States and Mexico created by the subjects’ illegal activities,” the report states.
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkission has reported that there have been multiple weapon-smuggling operations led out of the Department Of Justice.
In addition to Fast & Furious, there is evidence suggesting the existence of other cartel-supplying gun smuggling operations in Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California, plus the Kingergy grenade component smuggling case, and an internal effort to increase violent crime in the midwest by supplying weapons to Chicago gangs, dubbed Gangwalker.
Some are concerned that in excess of 20,000 firearms—primarily the sort of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that the Obama Administration wants to ban—were used as part of an intentional effort by the Administration to manufacture crime with specific weapons in order to push for gun control laws.
There have been no firings nor charges brought against any of the ATF, FBI, or DOJ officials and agents responsibly for supplying enough firepower to narco-terrorists to equip an army infantry division.
Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in American history to be held in criminal contempt of Congress due to his stonewalling of the investigation into operation Fast and Furious.
Judicial Watch has recently obtained documentation that suggests that Holder intentionally lied to Congress.
Holder announced his resignation within 48 hours of Judicial Watch winning access to Fast & Furious documentation that the Obama Administration tried to protect.
It is through by many that the Fast & Furious gun-smuggling plot and cover-up consists of criminal behavior that goes all the way to the Oval Office.