Since Univision's Jorge Ramos grilled Barack Obama Sept. 20, the network and ABC have been teasing at new information obtained despite Eric Holder's
stonewalling and Obama's desparate claim of "executive privilege" to prevent disclosure of the depth of the scandal and the heights within the
administration to which it reached.
Tonight, Univision's "Aqui y Ahora
" ("Here and Now") program revealed new information likely to bring "Fast and Furious" back to
the front burner of political discussion.
Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during
Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre. Fast and Furious
Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels
The Univision News investigation also found ATF offices from states besides Arizona pursued similar misguided strategies. In Florida, the weapons from
Operation Castaway ended up in the hands of criminals inColombia, Honduras and Venezuela (link audio crumpler), the lead informant in the case told
Univision News in a prison interview.
Among other things uncovered by Univision's investigative team, "Investiga," at least 96 weapons tied to F&F were recovered at the scenes of
murders, kidnappings and massacres. These included the massacre of 16 youths in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, where three of the large-caliber
rifles were recovered.
Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the
killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and
Preview of Univision’s “bombshell” report on Fast
A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision's findings "the holy grail" that Congress had been searching for.
The Univision program aired at 7:00 EDT tonight, and there should be a transcript available shortly.
Do not expect the MSM (other than the limited coverage given by CBS and, now, ABC) to give any of this new information much notice.