Hey, what do Gary Grindler, Eric Holder and Barack Obama have in common? They all knew about the gun-running operation known as ‘Fast and Furious’. Sure, the White House is denying it, but that’s to be expected. Admitting to it might just mean the end of his presidency. But let’s look at the evidence, shall we?
Not only did Holder receive five, separate memos informing him of ‘Fast and Furious’, but documents (that came out in October) show that the then-Deputy Attorney General, Gary Grindler, was also briefed.
From CBS News:
Documents recently turned over by the Justice Department to Congressional investigators indicate that then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler received a detailed briefing on Fast and Furious more than a year and a half ago.
"Deputy Attorney General" is the Justice Department’s No. 2 figure, directly under Attorney General Eric Holder.
Grindler moved from Deputy Attorney General to a spot as Holder’s chief of staff last January.
The briefing Grindler attended was on March 12, 2010, six months into ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons on the street in an attempt to track down Mexican drug cartels. Portions of the documents are redacted.
No one denies that Grindler knew of what was going on. And that’s where the White House is going to have some trouble. See, Grindler visited the White House no less than 14 times during the operation. Four of which were meetings with the President himself.
From the White House visitor’s log:
Now, I understand that all of this is circumstantial but it would be enough to convince any jury. Are we actually to believe that Eric Holder didn’t know after receiving five memos and that Obama didn’t know after personally meeting with Gary Grindler 4 different times during the operation? Were they just chewing the fat? Doubtful.