Only after Judicial Watch sued the Obama Regime did they turn over this latest information which ties Jarrett to the subsequent lies and cover-up following the deadly scandal. A federal court ordered the Obama Department of Justice to turn over the records over the objection of the bureaucracy.
Previously, the secretive regime refused to turn over the requested Fast and Furious records, even after Judicial Watch filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Buried deep in the 1,000-plus pages of records secured by Judicial Watch was the fact that Jarrett, who many have said is as close to Obama as no other person on the planet, was brought into the fray to manage Holder’s lies about the gun-running operation.
From the Judicial Watch report:
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.
This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.