It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up

Via Hot Air:

“This Obama Justice Department reminds me of nothing so much as the Nixon Justice Department,” Hume said on Fox News Sunday. “You have the scent of high-level knowledge of serious wrongdoing and you have the smell of cover-up and I think the stench of cover-up on this gun-running operation is very strong indeed.”

In case you depend on the lefty blogs and LSM for your news, here‘s what Hume is talking about:

Operation Fast & Furious is the name of an illegal gun trafficking sting run by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). It started in 2009 and ended in late 2010 shortly after the death of Brian Terry, a US Border Patrol Agent and has since become the subject of controversy and a U.S. congressional investigation. During the operation, at least 2,000 guns were released and tracked by ATF agents into Mexico, many of which have been linked to at least 150 shootings. Of the 2,000 guns knowingly released by ATF agents, only 600 have been recovered by officials. The remaining 1,400 guns have not been recovered and possibly remain in the hands of drug gangs.

If you thought the Obama administration would be completely open and forthright about explaining what happened, then you don’t know Dick.

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38 Responses to It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up

  1. myiq2xu says:

    “Frankly, Senator, no one ever suggested there not be a cover-up” – John Dean

  2. WMCB says:


  3. ralphb says:

    A fellow could be impeached over something like this, especially the cover up.

  4. WMCB says:

    Okay, tinfoil hat here: Y’all remember that “whitehouse insider” blog that we figured may be true but likely wasn’t?

    Well, I still read it from time to time. And damned if a lot of what the dude has said over the past months has not come to pass. He said around 6 months ago that a “big scandal” would bring Holder down, long before anyone heard of Gunwalker. He is saying that Holder is the key to everything – the secret-keeper and squelcher of stuff from Chicago onward. And once Holder falls, there will be a lot of avenues to investigate tracing back to Chicago, and Jarret is key.

    He implicates Republicans as well, in fixing the primary so Obama would win, and setting up McCain to lose. He says the economic collapse was planned. And that appalled Democrats behind the scenes are working with some Republicans to take Obama down. He says that Bill Clinton and Rahm have goings-on in Chicago that may prove interesting – because Daley kept Obama’s secrets, and Rahm won’t.

    Maybe tinfoil hat, but in light of recent events, it’s a very interesting read:

    • Dario says:

      And that appalled Democrats behind the scenes are working with some Republicans to take Obama down. He says that Bill Clinton and Rahm have goings-on in Chicago that may prove interesting – because Daley kept Obama’s secrets, and Rahm won’t.

      I have a difficult time believing that any Democrat is appalled. They all knew about Obama and gave him a pass.

  5. Dario says:

    The whole coverup of Watergate was done by Nixon and his aids, not the DOJ. It’s true that Kleindienst played a passive role when he should have done his job because he knew from the beginning that the WH was involved. But he didn’t actively cover up the crimes of the White House, and Richardson (a great civil servant) quit in protest. It seems to me that the current DOJ is actively covering up its mess. I doubt very much that Obama is involved, there’s no reason for him to get involved. Unless people made money from the Fast and Furious operation, I don’t see that there’s any resemblance to Watergate. Nobody wants to take responsibility when the sh*t hits the fan.

    Bottom line, Brett Hume is using a comparison to create suspicion of a crime. Until now, all I see is incompetence.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Mr. Obama, are you just an incompetent moron, or are you a criminal?

    • Mary says:

      Well, except that Brady (of Brady Bill) was at the WH discussing gun control legislation with Dick staffers, and reported later that Dick stopped by the meeting to encourage Brady to continue the “good work”, and told him the administration supports it all, and “is working on it behind the scenes.”

      True story—-Brady bragged about having the Dick’s support.

  6. Mr. Mike says:

    The buck is supposed to stop with Obama. He should be leading the cry to find out who screwed up and why.

  7. JeanLouise says:

    I think that Darell Issa is going to be all over this one which is kind of strange considering his past. All the same, I think that the ATF selling weapons to drug gangs is about the stupidest thing that I’ve ever heard of and the people who approved it should, at least, lose their jobs, if not do some jail time.

    • Dario says:

      Honk! Maybe Dick gave the okay, but I doubt it.

      • JeanLouise says:

        I think that it’s ‘above his pay grade’.

        The key is how far up the chain the ATF had to go to get approval to spend the money. Two thousand assault weapons had to cost some big bucks.

        • Dario says:

          Maybe the FBI honcho, Mueller, who was recently reappointed.

        • Dario says:

          I see that the ATF is not part of the FBI. It’s it’s own agency. Mueller is only responsible for the FBI. I guess it was Holder who would have to okay that mess.

        • ralphb says:

          Cost over $10 million of stimulus money which was earmarked in the bill. I’d like to know who put the earmark in there.

        • WMCB says:

          Correct, Dario – ATF falls under DOJ. Several ATF agents have already testified that there is pressure from DOJ to not cooperate in the investigation. Documents that Issa asked for are coming to him almost completely redacted – just a black page.

          Holder already testified to the Congressional Committee that he knew nothing of the operation. So if evidence reveals him to have known, he’s already perjured himself under oath.

  8. Karma says:

    O-philosophy 101

    If the media doesn’t cover the cover-up does that mean it didn’t happen?

    • ralphb says:

      Before it’s over Darrell Issa will force coverage of this any way possible. First time I’ve been glad for Issa.

      • Karma says:

        I just hope it isn’t shadow boxing and it’s my first time too.

        • Karma says:

          Sorry about the double entendre….I know you aren’t exactly prudish…but hit the post button too fast and it was bugging me.

  9. SHV says:

    Two thousand assault weapons had to cost some big bucks..
    I suspect that they just re-sold confiscated guns from their inventory. If they bought retail and resold, they didn’t have problems with “paper work” so probably less than $1 million for 2,000 AKs.

    • WMCB says:

      They bought from gun dealers here in the US via straw purchasers. Most of those gun dealers raised objections, were trying to do the right thing, run the checks, make sure who they were selling to, etc. ATF told them to shut up and let the purchase go through if they knew what was good for them.

    • Mary says:

      Budget in the Stimulus Bill for this operation was $10 million, designated for DOJ.

      Ralph is right—who slipped that request into the bill???

  10. Three Wickets says:

    The good/bad thing about waking up in the middle of the night these days is twitter. Here’s Felix Salmon resident progger at Reuters with a haha link, which RD would probably enjoy. The looming political battle for the suburban mom.

    • ralphb says:

      oh boy, a misogyny meme. how nice,

    • honora says:

      Horrible white women– lets blame everything on them. You know the type, they get raped and murdered and the mass media reports it, such entitled b#tches.

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    anyone watching the WON on now???

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