Obama admin. let grenades walk in Fast and Furious, documents show

The Daily Caller

In a shocking development in the Operation  Fast and Furious investigation, documents show Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives agents allowed grenade parts to walk in addition to  guns.

The emails also show Obama administration officials acknowledging that they  may lose track of grenades but would still be able to accomplish their original  objective even if the grenades explode.

According to an internal email that was provided to Congress by the  Department of Justice and first reported by CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson — who’s been  the media’s most dogged reporter in tracking down facts on Fast and Furious – ATF began watching accused smuggler Jean Baptiste Kingery’s AK-47  purchases in 2004. In the 2009 internal ATF email, Obama administration  officials admitted they believed Kingery was “trafficking them into Mexico.”

The 2009 email shows the ATF officials had then become aware of Kingery’s  alleged grenade trafficking.

The administration officials then put together a plan: They secretly  intercepted Kingery’s grenade parts after he ordered them online, marked them  with special paint and gave them back to him. Then, they allowed him to take  those grenade parts into Mexico. ATF was going to try to find his weapons  factory there — even though the U.S. government and its federal law enforcement  agencies have no jurisdiction in Mexico — with the apparent goal of building a  bigger case against Kingery.

ATF agents had planned to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement  officials — who, unlike ATF agents who ultimately report to Attorney General  Eric Holder, report up the chain to Homeland Security Secretary Janet  Napolitano. (RELATED:  Full coverage of Operation Fast and Furious)

The emails show ATF agents were aware they might lose track of Kingery while  they allowed him to transport the grenade parts into Mexico. The emails also  show ATF agents knew that the grenades could end up exploding and killing  innocent people if they proceeded with the plan. That didn’t stop the Obama  administration’s ATF from allowing the grenades to walk.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/obama-admin-let-grenades-walk-in-fast-and-furious-documents-show/#ixzz1trIj34td

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