Skip to comments.Gun Report Spurs Exits (Fast and Furious)
Posted on 09/20/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by marktwain
WASHINGTONA Justice Department watchdog cited a "pattern of serious failures" in the oversight of the botched Fast and Furious operation against gun traffickers, in a harsh report that contributed to the departure of two senior officials.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's 471-page report was the most extensive review to date of actions by officials in Arizona and Washington that led to the operation that lost track of guns sold to suspected smugglers. In addition to the two officials who left, Mr. Horowitz said 12 others from the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be reviewed for possible sanctions.
The report offered some vindication for Attorney General Eric Holder, who has maintained against Republican critics that he wasn't aware of the tactics until early 2011. But it took to task several senior officials working under Mr. Holder. The two departing officials were Kenneth Melson, a former acting ATF chief who retired from another Justice Department post, and Jason Weinstein, who resigned under pressure from his job as an aide to Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the department said Wednesday.
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The WSJ continues to push the discredited idea that the purpose of the operation was to prosecute top drug trafficers, when no one has proposed any mechanism as to how this would actually happen.
trafficers should be traffickers
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Why is Congress so afraid of Holder? What does he have on them?
Running more water under the bridge.
Their FBI files. All of them.
Anything he wants to including whether they live or die. Them, their families, their friends, anything. holder is now the second most dangerous man in Washington, bar none but obama himself.
Don’t forget that this report is the “Just-Us” Department reporting ... on itself.
No surprizes here.
However , there are several who refused to cooperate with the investigation.
No meaningful justification as to why no “ Special Prosecuteor “ was called ; it was an “in house” investigation.
Several people were comfortably located in other agencies , or out of the country ~ so the real story hasn’t yet been told . More water under the bridge, and the blood stains washed away .
Next to repealing obamacare, the second order of business should Romney win, is to clean out the snakepit now known as the department of justice. Every damn one of them from the top down. Then start vetting the ones who want to retain their jobs under a micron microscope and prosecute anyone involved in even the most minor criminal act.\
It’s crowded down there under the OBAMA BUS.
Not only crowded , but it begs the question :
‘Why did a Constitutional lawyer attempt to issue an order of “EXECUTIVE PRIVILEDGE” when there was no direct communication to the WH ?’
and then deny a cover-up / stonewalling if there was no communication ? (sounds like a cover-up to me, from someone who should have known better)
Where there is smoke ... there is fire !
This is Demorats investigating Demorats
This is an assistant (in house) investigating their boss (in house)
This doesn’t pass the smell test
The Grand Jury movement just may be an idea who's time has come, though I dare say it would be quite a feat to actually assemble something which is workable.
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