Skip to comments.New Project Gunrunner documents peg top DOJ officials
Posted on 05/04/2011 11:59:41 AM PDT by Nachum
Three Project Gunrunner documents Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and House Oversight Committee chairman, released on Wednesday show high-ranking Justice Department officials were aware of Operation Fast and Furious and that there was a consistent administration policy that allowed American guns to be walked into Mexican drug cartels possession.
One of the documents shows Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer approved a wiretap application for suspects Operation Fast and Furious targeted in March 2010. The wiretap application process is lengthy and cumbersome, and often requires those applying to make strong case as to why they need it. So, Breuer would have been briefed in detail on Operation Fast and Furious before authorizing the wiretap.
Another document, a briefing paper from January 8, 2010, shows the administrations step-by-step policy decisions and plans. The Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), wrote that the investigation has currently identified more than 20 individual connected straw purchasers, or those who bought weapons, under ATF surveillance, with the intent to traffic them to Mexican drug cartels. The briefing paper shows that ATFs policy was to allow this to happen. Currently, our strategy is to allow the transfer of firearms to continue to take place, albeit at a much slower pace, in order to further the investigation and allow for the identification of additional co-conspirators who would continue to operate and illegally traffic firearms to Mexican DTOs [Drug Trafficking Organizations] which are perpetrating armed violence along the Southwest Border.
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game, set, match...bye bye fubo
We need an AG who will prosecute.
YEEEEUP! Looks like they got the goods on them. It can only get worse, but what will happen to them? That’s what I want to see. What’s going to happen to them?
1. Look at the shiny birth certificate.
2. I killed Bin Laden.
Special prosecutor on the way, perhaps?
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FAST AND FURIOUS, got to hurry it up, only a short time till the next election, got to get those voters in place.
Or is this their way of trying to be cute, mocking the "Shock and Awe" moment. What's next "Shake and Bake"?
Thanks for posting this update!
How nice of you. Thank you.
lol the koolaid drinkers wont care
Yes, but look what the NEW DNC chief has planned for campaign 2012, and we can all pretty much guess who the ‘victim’ is which is going to be used. A fellow congresswoman!
What kills me about this whole episode is that about a year ago the 0 admin made the case in the media that guns sold in the US were causing all the violence in Mexico. They cited this as an effort to try to further diminish lawful US citizens 2nd amendment rights. Their claims turned out to be partially true, albeit they (the govt) were letting the gun sales and board crossing happen on purpose (LIHOP!).