Operation Fast and Furious (and the suspected operations in Texas and Florida) was reprehensible and more than likely calculated to raise the level of violence in Mexico, sacrificing the lives of law enforcement officers, soldiers, and civilians in order to pursue a policy goal. It wasn’t until an American agent died that whistleblowers finally arose and cried out. It was as if Mexican lives meant less than American lives … and in this sick political calculus, maybe that was exactly the mindset.
But if Gangwalker is what it appears to be, then we are staring down a president, attorney general, secretary of Homeland Security, and key members of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security gone entirely rogue.
If Gangwalker and Gunwalker are two sides of the same insidious coin, we’re looking at the very definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
We’re looking at impeachment for the most serious of charges, and possible criminal prosecutions for a widespread conspiracy to commit murder that walks right up to the line of the legal definition of treason:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Providing thousands of weapons to criminal cartels — our enemies — would seem to constitute “giving them aid.”
It would be stunning to have high-ranking elected officials and political appointees of our republic impeached, put on trial for a criminal conspiracy, or tried for treason, but there is little other recourse.
The Holder Justice Department is retaliating against whisteblowers, purposefully obstructing congressional investigations, while the administration is farming out political hit pieces to their favorite media outlets and denying everything, hoping to sweep it all under the rug.
No one died in Watergate.
Iran-Contra didn’t arm narco-terrorists on our border or violent felons in our heartland.
It’s time for the administration to come clean, under oath, and face the consequences for its actions.