Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador just put Barack Obama and Eric Holder on notice and their fates rest in Trump’s hands.
Mexico is demanding an investigation scurrying into the Fast and Furious scandal in what Mexican opposition politicians are calling a “badly-disguised” stung to curry favor with Trump.
Who knows why he is demanding an investigation now, reports state that he believes US officials were complicit and before he thought it was mainly corrupt Mexican officials, but it is a gift for Trump if he decides to launch an investigation.
Look, the left likes to say Obama was scandal-free so let us see what Joe Biden does with this request from a sovereign country demanding an investigation into Obama/Biden treachery.
From The Blaze:
Mexico’s president asked the United States for answers and an apology for the Obama-era gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.” On Friday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious to prevent it from happening again.
“What seems serious to me is that a violation of our sovereignty was carried out, a secret operation, and that Mexicans were killed with these weapons,” Lopez Obrador said during a press conference in Mexico City on Friday.
“How could this be? A government that invades in this way, that flagrantly violates sovereignty, international laws,” Lopez Obrador continued. “We have to shine light on this so that an action of this type will never be carried out again.”
“There is still time for the U.S. to apologize,” the Mexican president stated.
To avoid a repeat, the matter needed to be cleared up, said Lopez Obrador, who noted that President Donald Trump had last year been “respectful” to Mexico in discussions over joint co-operation following two major security incidents.
Mexican politicians are still arguing over how much its government knew about ‘Fast and Furious’ at the time.
Lopez Obrador brought up the gun-running scheme on Monday when discussing the case of Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s security minister from 2006-12, who was arrested in the United States in December and charged with drug-trafficking offenses. As security minister, Garcia Luna had spearheaded a crackdown on drug gangs, launched under former President Felipe Calderon.
Roberta Jacobson, a former American ambassador to Mexico appointed under U.S. President Barack Obama, had suggested both governments knew about possible corruption by Garcia Luna in an interview with Mexican magazine Proceso published at the weekend.
Lopez Obrador has used the arrest of Garcia Luna to argue that corruption was rampant in past Mexican governments.
But this week he has also asked whether previous U.S. administrations were complicit by working with Garcia Luna, whose period as minister coincided with Obama’s first term in office and the final years of George W. Bush.