Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast & Furious gun sales by the ATF to Mexican drug cartels. According to documents uncovered in 2011, show Holder lied about Operation Fat & Furious.
In Operation Fast and Furious, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) agents allowed more than 2,000 firearms to “walk” across the U.S. border to Mexico and into the hands of Mexico’s brutal drug cartels.
In May 2011, Holder testified before Congress that he “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But new evidence reveals that Holder was informed that guns were being “walked” into Mexico at least nine months earlier.
The memos, sent by the National Drug Intelligence Center and Asst. AG Lanny Breuer, indicate that high-level DOJ officials, including Holder, were fully aware that guns were being “walked” into Mexico.
“Straw purchasers are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug trafficking cartels,” states a July 2010 memo, addressed to Holder. “They also have direct ties to the Sinaloa Cartel which is suspected of providing $1 million for the purchase of firearms in the greater Phoenix area.”
The memo leaves no doubt that senior DOJ officials knew the guns were going straight into the hands of Mexico’s violent organized crime gangs. Several agents have testified that the cartel leaders targeted by Fast and Furious were allegedly paid informants for the DEA and the FBI.
There is other evidence Holder lied.
In the New Black Panthers case, he allowed the guilty thugs to walk and then lied about who was responsible.
He has a long history of lying under oath.
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was one of his more heinous lies. The media excused that lie by saying it was a lie but it covered up a hidden truth.
The real liar we should have worried about was Eric Holder.