When guns cross borders from Georgia to New York that’s called trafficking. But from the U.S. to Mexico, that’s called free enterprise.
For most politicians it’s easy to sound high and mighty after you’ve left office and are basically out of the complicit media’s range. But that hasn’t stopped some from scratching that unbearable post political itch just maybe one more time. The back and forth between President Trump and former President Obama has moved from friendly to adversarial. The dustup involves two very separate issues, former general Michael Flynn who began a post service career as an initial part of the Trump administration until he was arrested by the FBI about lying to the feds about talking to a Russian diplomat (as if that didn’t happen every day in Washington, DC) and the sudden reappearance of Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador who is demanding the U.S. turn over information about the failed cross border gun running scheme famously known as Operation Fast and Furious.
“There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free,” Mr. Obama said in the Friday call to about 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association. Mr. Obama added: “That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic—not just institutional norms—but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
During the phase-out of Obama’s final days as president Republicans had ordered Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, to not talk to a Republican Senate committee about F&F to the extent, in fact, of finally having to hold Holder in Contempt of Court for Obama’s refusal to allow Holder to testify about the failed gun trafficking operation that took place from 2009-2011 wherein the ATF was ordered to tell legitimate gun retailers in southern Arizona to make straw buys of nearly 2000 guns that were allowed to “sneak” across the border into Mexico in exchange for $1.5 million.
Thus, the “rule of law” is the political jumping jack that Democrats always use when it suits them. Or not. So Obama gets to pound his chest again about Trump’s pleasure of seeing Flynn’s case dismissed in court but somehow was able to pull off keeping Holder from risking their own breaking of the “rule of law” even after a U.S. Border Patrol Agent was shot and killed from the Mexico side of the border by one of the rifles that the Obama Administration sold to the cartels.
Democrats have always been better street fighters than Republicans. We’ve seen it before: think Brett Kavanaugh. Dems will sink lower than toilet flow to get what they want and call it the “rule of law.” That’s what they do. Until Republicans retake the House (they had it during F&F) there’ll be little chance that Fast and Furious will get its day in a court of law but only in the court of liberal opinion.