Monday, I sat down with National Sheriff of the Year, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to discuss Operation Fast and Furious and his ongoing fight against violent Mexican drug cartels on American soil. During the course of the interview, Sheriff Babeu said, "It is insanity that they [ATF/DOJ] could try and rationalize this and still withhold and try to cover up information that implicates them. What I learned just as a regular police officer is that any body who is involved in assisting other people in crimes, that drive the get away car or give guns to people who know they’re going to commit crimes, and even if they didn’t know they would end up killing somebody, guess what we call those people? Accomplices, and they’re charged as well with the same crimes as the people who pulled the trigger."
Last night, Sheriff Babeu reiterated that stance to CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Up to this point, senior officials within the Obama Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Arizona U.S. Attorney's office have denied knowing about or authorizing Operation Fast and Furious until March of 2011. In fact, they have done everything possible to cover up the operation in order to avoid responsibility for the lethal consequences of the program.
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