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ATF Had Fast & Furious Prime Suspect In Custody In 2010… And Let Him Go

Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.

Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News, is the only reporter for CBS that actually does her job. Thank god we have her, she’s the one who always has the latest and breaks the news on the Fast & Furious scandal. Sharyl Attkisson is a true investigative journalist.

In Sharyl Attkisson’s latest report, it shows that an ATF memo reveals that Fast and Furious prime suspect, Manuel Acosta, was taken into custody by the ATF in 2010 and was then let go.

An ATF “Report of Investigation” obtained by CBS News shows Border Patrol agents stopped [Manuel] Acosta’s truck on May 29, 2010. Inspectors said they found illegal materials including an “AK type, high capacity drum magazine loaded with 74 rounds of 7.62 ammunition underneath the spare tire.” They also noted ledgers including a “list of firearms such as an AR15 short and a Bushmaster” and a “reference about money given to ‘killer.’”…

ATF knew even more about Acosta’s alleged illegal activities than what he described in the interview. ATF trace records showed “a large number of the weapons purchase by the Acosta organization are AK type rifles or FN Herstal pistols” which Acosta referred to as “cop killers” and said were preferred by drug cartels.

Instead of pursuing charges, Agent MacAllister asked Acosta if he’d be willing to cooperate with federal agents. He agreed and was released. Apparently, the promised cooperation never materialized. The report notes that 17 days after Acosta was let loose, he still had “not initiated any contact with Special Agent MacAllister.”…

Before releasing Acosta, MacAllister wrote her contact information on a $10 bill at Acosta’s request, gave it to him, then warned him “not to participate in any illegal activity unless under her direction.”

I hate to do this, but it needs to be done. Besides Darrell Issa, where the hell are the Republicans in Congress and running for president? Do they have any idea how huge of a campaign liability this is for Obama? Why are they not bringing up articles of impeachment for Eric Holder? He openly lied to Congress and it is all on video.

Article II of the Constitution allows Congress the power to impeach “the president, the vice president and all civil officers of the United States.” The phrase “civil officers” includes the members of the president’s cabinet (Secretary of War William Belknap, was impeached in 1876).

How many dead bodies did Watergate result in again? None. There are two Americans dead due to Fast and Furious and hundreds of Mexicans dead. Impeach Holder now.

Stop hiding behind your damn desks and stop being afraid of the media and pursue this thoroughly. I would have more respect for a Republican congressman/woman that wants to impeach Holder and that actively pursues it and in doing so, loses reelection than any of the babies that just give there talking points on tv.

Actions speak louder than words.

One Comment

  1. aghast says:

    Highly agree with the last para. I can think of one good reason to wait on Holder. If he is jailed now, Zero will pardon him as he goes out the door. That said, I don’t think that is their thinking. I believe that the Dems have something on Boehner, either that or they are threatening an attack like they did to Newt and the GOP (Gutless Old Politicians) are shaking in their boots. Go along to get along Boehner and McConnell are shining examples of why we need either term limits or part time politicians. They are obviously more worried about their jobs than the health of this country.