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Federal agents based in Phoenix were responsible for the controversial tactics used in the flawed gun operation known as “Fast and Furious,” rather than Justice Department officials, according to a report released today by Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“Contrary to repeated claims by some, the Committee has obtained no evidence that Operation Fast and Furious was a politically-motivated operation conceived and directed by high-level Obama Administration political appointees at the Department of Justice,” wrote Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) in a letter to committee members.
The report, called “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gunwalking in Arizona,” found that the ATF’s Phoenix Field Division launched four “reckless operations” between 2006 and 2010, and failed to stop them even after the flaws became evident.
“The idea that senior political appointees have clean hands in these gunwalking scandals doesn’t pass the laugh test,” said Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). “The American people want to see those who failed to act be held accountable.”
The Democrats on the Oversight Committee have begun laying the groundwork for their strategy, and released a document Monday highlighting the fact that gun-walking had been used as far back as 2006, and was used in three previous investigations before Fast and Furious
How is it they always think that scapegoating and covering up is going to end better than an admission and an apology? Nobody's going to be punished. Nobody has EVER been punished by a congressional or senate investigation. (Well... Ollie North, but he ended up being the hero. Never mind that he was eventually exonerated--even though he was guilty as hell.)
But With All The Back Stabbing Cowards in Office, We Need More Honest People Like This Man.
The parents of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry are suing the Department of Justice and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for $25 million.