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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued their second report on a failed federal gun-tracking operation, detailing an internal management breakdown within the Justice Department.
The 104-page report released on Monday criticizes senior DOJ officials for not being aware of — and not taking steps to stop — the flawed “gun-walking” tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious that allowed nearly 2,000 guns to be sold to criminals.
Second Fast & Furious report lambastes management at Department of Justice
“Though many senior Department officials were keenly aware of Fast and Furious, no one questioned the operation,” states the report, entitled, “Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation.”
“The criminal division asked no questions. The office of the deputy attorney general asked no questions. No one ordered that Fast and Furious be shut down. Instead, senior Department officials let it continue to grow.”
From the House Oversight Committee.
It features lots of details about who-knew-what-when.
From the executive summary:
The Criminal Division was not the only component of the Justice Department overseeing Fast and Furious. The Office of the Deputy Attorney General was also involved. Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler and his staff were briefed extensively on the enormous volume of firearms involved in the case. Individuals in that office, including Ed Siskel, received constant updates on recoveries of large numbers of weapons connected to Fast and Furious.
Though many senior Department officials were keenly aware of Fast and Furious, no one questioned the operation. The Southwest Border Strategy Group asked no questions. The Criminal Division asked no questions. The Office of the Deputy Attorney General asked no questions. No one ordered that Fast and Furious be shut down. Instead, senior Department officials let it continue to grow.
New Fast and Furious Report