AMLO wants answers on 'Fast & Furious'
Down in Mexico, my friends are worried about the economy, crime, and the virus. Therefore, it caught a few of us by surprise that President Andrés López-Obrador brought the "Fast and Furious" back to life.
I've heard a couple of responses to this. Some say President López-Obrador needs a distraction. Others say Mexico never really accepted the Obama administration's explanation of how 2,000 high-powered rifles traveled south of the border.
This is from Cam Edwards:
Something tells me the Trump administration may be far more eager to help Mexico president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal than the Obama administration ever was.
The administration that implemented the program that sent thousands of guns across the border under the direction of the BATFE and the Justice Department headed by then-Attorney General Eric Holder never said much about how much information they gave Mexico about the fact that the American government was arming Mexican drug cartels.
Lopez Obrador said during a press conference on Friday that he wants to get to the bottom of who, if anyone, in the Mexican government was informed of the operation before it was revealed after the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in December of 2010 by a member of a Mexican drug cartel using a firearm that the BATFE had allowed to enter into Mexico in the hands of a gunrunner.
Honestly, Mexico is a bit late to this. I think they found President Obama more friendly on immigration and border issues and did not want to make a big deal about the issue. Then they spent too much time criticizing President Trump over this and that.
President López-Obrador is correct. Mexico is entitled to an explanation.
We learned that the Democrats were saying something different in private from what they were saying in public about Russia collusion. It'd be fascinating to know what A.G. Holder told President Obama about this program.