president Gun Control and his merry band of idiots want to take your weapons away, but he’s still not been held accountable for his and Eric Holder’s lunatic Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. Now we find out a .50-caliber weapon capable of taking down a helicopter has been found at the Mexican hideout of Sean Penn’s buddy El Chapo.
A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.
A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter.
After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.
This would normally be blockbuster news, except most of the media has zero interest in reporting on bad news for the scandal-drenched Obama.
Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.
Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50 caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.
Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that ‘El Chapo’ would put his guardsmen on hilltops to be on guard for Mexican police helicopters that would fly through valleys conducting raids. The sole purpose of the guardsmen would be to shoot down those helicopters, sources said.
The Fast and Furious operation involved federal agents allowing criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking them.
Instead, agents from the ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns involved in the sting operation.
Meanwhile, Obama’s been stonewalling investigators for years and the media has taken little interest in getting to the bottom of his scandal. Now a a judge he appointed has rejected his claim of executive privilege.
A federal judge has rejected President Barack Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, a gunrunning probe that allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to flow across the border into Mexico.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department’s public disclosures about its response to the so-called “gun walking” controversy undercut Obama’s executive privilege claim.
“There is no need to balance the need against the impact that the revelation of any record could have on candor in future executive decision making, since any harm that might flow from the public revelation of the deliberations at issue here has already been self-inflicted,” Jackson wrote. “The Department itself has already publicly revealed the sum and substance of the very material it is now seeking to withhold. Since any harm that would flow from the disclosures sought here would be merely incremental, the records must be produced.”
Jackson said she wasn’t questioning the propriety of Obama’s claim of privilege, but ruling that the claim could not be sustained in view of other information the Justice Department had released on the topic, chiefly an Office of Inspector General report released in September 2012.
Maybe if the media had an actual interest in holding their golden boy accountable they’d note his own appointee rejected him. Yes, it’s that bad.
On Tuesday, a federal judge – who was appointed by President Obama himself – ordered the Obama/Lynch Justice Department to turn over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal which the administration was claiming were exempt from congressional review because of executive privilege. None of the Big Three broadcast network evening newscasts so much as mentioned the development despite it being eminently newsworthy.
Here you have a gun control-crusading president being rebuked by one of his own appointees to the federal bench for essentially blocking a congressional investigation into how U.S. government firearms got into the hands of violent drug dealers. And yet, nada from the broadcast news media.
And you can be assured that outside of Fox nobody will report about the weapon found at El Chapo’s place.