Botched Fast and Furious programs continue to stack up. Contempt charges against Eric Holder continue to move forward. In the face of demands for public pressure, Holder’s DOJ continues doing everything it can to conceal its tracks. It’s likely to get worse for Holder now that it’s confirmed his department’s Fast and Furious program produced the guns used to gun down an attorney in Mexico,
Firearms connected to Operation Fast and Furious were used in the 2010 slaying of the brother of the former Chihuahua state attorney general, according to a U.S. congressional report.
The report said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced two of the weapons suspected in the murder of lawyer Mario González Rodríguez, but did not report this fact to the Mexican government until eight months after the tracing.
The joint congressional staff report “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence” was prepared for U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., two lawmakers who are spearheading an ongoing investigation into the ATF’s controversial operation.
Here’s a part of the story from 2010.
Chihuahua state police arrested eight men in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of Mario Angel Gonzalez Rodriguez, the brother of the former Chihuahua state attorney general.
His body was found half-buried in a house under construction in Chihuahua City after one of the men told officials where they could find him, federal police Commissioner Facundo Rosas said at a news conference.
Gonzalez, a lawyer, is the brother of Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez, who left office when a new governor took over.
Police allege that the men worked for the Sinaloa drug cartel, which has been battling the Juárez drug cartel.
Let this stand as a harsh reminder that Holder’s department intentionally allowed guns to be placed into the hands of extremely violent cartel members. Holder not only remains in office as head of the DOJ, but now actively uses the office to cover up the wrong in this terrible, tragic episode.
This is the type of governance Barack Obama blesses and protects.