Skip to comments.Congressional Fast and Furious report places blame on senior Justice Department officials
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:40:00 AM PDT by marktwain
A new congressional report on the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious finds several senior Department of Justice officials at fault for their roles in the scandal.
According to a release, the report finds fault with five senior DOJ officials Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed Siskel for failing to supervise and for missing basic red flags.
Attorney General Holders Deputy Chief of Staff Robert Monty Wilkinson also bears some responsibility for the poor management that lead to Operation Fast and Furious, the release adds.
The report is the second installment in a three-part series from Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley and House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa.
In the report, the congressional investigators say Grindler, Siskel and others attended a detailed briefing on Operation Fast and Furious in March 2010.
Despite the evidence presented at the briefing of illegally-purchased firearms being recovered in Mexico and in the U.S., Grindler and Siskel failed to ask probing questions or take any significant follow-up action to monitor and supervise the conduct of the case, the release accompanying the report adds.
The congressional investigators also said that both Monty Wilkinson and Gary Grindler were informed about the connection between Operation Fast and Furious and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terrys murder. Grindler received detailed information about the connection. He took no additional action, however, to properly supervise the operation.
In addition, they said no one at Justice Department headquarters have provided complete and accurate answers to the Terry family.
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Pray for Jeff Flake!
Good to see Holder and Obama have no fault for this utter travesty. /bs
Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
This is just the second report, and without all the materials that Congress is demanding and has filed a lawsuit to obtain.
It does *not* exonerate the administration higher ups.
How many more Americans will have to die before we say NO MORE?
Now they wait for for one or more of these names (who don't want to be the goats) to blow the whistle on Holder.
Right now, there's no direct tie of hard evidence to hold Holder guilty......but he's not out of the woods yet.
Good investigators and interrogators always start with the the lower-downs to get the goods on the higher-ups.
Do coalmine canaries sing?