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August 14, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Maybe if we have a rodeo clown read this story in the next White House press briefing, others besides Sharyl Attkisson will report it.

Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows.

According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz.

During Fast and Furious and similar operations, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) encouraged the Lone Wolf and other gun stores to sell massive amounts of weapons to questionable purchasers who allegedly trafficked them Mexican drug cartels.

Patino is said to have purchased 700 guns while under ATF’s watch. Ever since, a steady stream of the guns have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. But the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and CBS News to provide a full accounting. An estimated 1,400 guns are still on the street or unaccounted for.

How many and what crimes and murders they’ve been involved in will probably never fully come to light, thanks to Obama covering Holder under executive privilege just as the scandal got a little too hot for both.

Much more at the link above.

Most presidents don’t have scandals that include body counts. President Barack Obama has two of them.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Tracking the guns is important and should be pursued. More important, however, is tracking the MONEY!!!
Federal money was given to the straw buyers to purchase thousands of guns in the US. They were taken to Mexico, turned over to the bad guys and continue to turn up as being used in crimes.
I say "turned over to the bad guys" but that is not what happened; they were SOLD to the bad guys. What happened to the cash from these sales? The cash is in two parts, first, repayment of the amounts that were paid for the guns in the US and, second, the profit, i.e., the amount by which the sales price exceeded the purchase price.
If the first part got back to the treasury (which I doubt), the second part almost certainly wound up in the pocket of some federal employee or in the office slush fund that he controls.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY??
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These should be the in the first of the articles of impeachment for Holder and Obama.
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