New information about botched gun trafficking probe known

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 8:45pm

New information about the fallout related to a botched gun trafficking probe known as Fast And Furious run by the Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms And Explosives.
Seriously flawed and irresponsibly supervised is how a report describes the tactics used by the justice department in the hopes of tracking down guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartel leaders.

"Operation Fast And Furious is a poster child for what you don't do with deadly weapons."
The Internal report says ATF agents watched as 2000 guns
purchased in Arizona were smuggled into Mexico.
Many were lost and turned up at crime scenes. Two of them were used in a shoot out that killed border patrol agent Brian Terry.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz detailed overlooked memos and unscrutinized reports.
Senior officials never informed about the real premise of operation fast and furious.

14 people now face disciplinary action. Two have stepped down.
Republicans had held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt on accusations he covered up the operation.
However Horowitz cleared Holder who he says did not know what was going on.
President Obama reacted today on Univision.

Horowitz says the justice department has 90 days to report back with a time line for implementing the changes he has suggested.

Meanwhile the House Oversight Committee is investigating possible retaliation against whistelblowers involved in the case.


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