Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Why did Obama Name Candidate For ATF Director Who Was Involved In Design Of “Fast And Furious”?

As part of President Barack Obama’s 23-point gun control plan, he nominated Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones-who currently doubles right now as the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-to be the ATF Director.

Jones was personally a part of the high-ranking Department of Justice unit that first met on October 26, 2009, to create the new DOJ policy that was used to justify “gunwalking” in Operation Fast and Furious. In Fast and Furious, the ATF “walked” roughly 2,000 firearms into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. That means through straw purchasers the agency allowed sales to happen and didn’t stop the guns from being trafficked, even though they had the legal authority to do so and were fully capable of doing so.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens–estimates put it around at least 300–were killed with these firearms.

7 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Obama likes to have sleazy people around him and in his administration., ..he appointed a known tax cheat as Sec. of the treasury for God's sake..and then there was Van Jones.oh and Kevin Jennings as "Safe schools czar " Jennings is a supporter of N.A.M.B.L.A. or, North American Man Boy Love Association , or how about when he hired Frank Raines as his "chief economic adviser " during his first campaign AFTER Raines was fired as C.E.O. at Fannie Mae for cooking the books and giving himself HUGE bonuses . Heck even his pastor and "Spiritual Mentor" Jeremiah Wright is nothing more than a hate-filled bigot...but Obie loved him for more than twenty years...only dropping his beloved pastor when Wright was outed . Just to name a few.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    ATF "gun-walking" began during the Bush Administration.

    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer became the first high-ranking official Tuesday to admit that he knew U.S. agents were letting thousands of guns sold in the U.S. fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

    But Breuer says the controversial “gun walking” tactics he learned about in April 2010 weren't part of “Operation Fast and Furious,” but rather a previous investigation during the Bush administration called “Wide Receiver.”

    Wide Receiver was an operation during the Bush administration similar to Fast and Furious under the Obama administration where illegally purchased weapons entered Mexico instead of being stop by ATF. Under Wide Receiver, which ran from 2006 to the end of 2007, the ATF recruited a gun dealer to sell some 450 assault rifles to known straw buyers and then watched as many of those guns crossed the Mexican border.

  • 3 years ago

    The Obama administration is going to be very sturdy to any who've incriminating info against the President. do not make all people who's have been given the products offended till you may get rid of them, that could be a mob tactic.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Obama has an Impeachment wish, Coming soon to a House representative

    near you.

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  • 7 years ago

    "Fast and Furious" was designed by members of the Bush Administration.

    Bet FOX didn't clue you in on that.

  • Dave
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    You're beating a dead horse. Remember when you guys made up a bunch of stuff about this and "Benghazigate"? November's election shows that nobody believed your hyperbole. Give it up.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Someday, dont know when. You guys will stop fabricating stories.

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