Skip to comments.White House received emails about Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation
Posted on 09/02/2011 5:52:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.
Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.
The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.
But the senior administration official said the emails, obtained Thursday by The Times, did not prove that anyone in the White House was aware of the covert "investigative tactics" of the operation.
"The emails validate what has been said previously, which is no one at the White House knew about the investigative tactics being used in the operation, let alone any decision to let guns walk," said the official.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
BATF = German SS
That has to have them feeling very uncomfortable in their underwear. I love the smell of administration fear in the morning. This just keeps getting closer and closer.
One for the list ping!
Yeah it does.
“Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known. “
When will the net tighten enough to hang the sob?
I know what to do.
Let's give the ID thief and his mooching wookie another 2 trillion fun bucks to spread the wealth around on lavish all expenses paid including entourage world wide vacations!
Hello Mc Fly Bonehead!!!!! Gank their credit cards quick!
Not a thing will happen, and the pubbies will ignore it. Move along, nothing to see here.
LA Times may try to spin it as the WH still not being involved, this whole thing is unraveling right before their eyes.
Not that this will go anywhere. The full power of the federal government leviathan will see to that.
I think the GOP will take action, but they are waiting until after it is too late for the Dems to replace Obama on their ticket.
Ahh..that might be a good strategy. However, the GOP better nominate someone other than a RINO or it will backfire.
“According to the emails, William D. Newell, then the ATF field supervisor for Arizona and New Mexico, was in close contact with O’Reilly and sought the White House’s help to persuade the Mexican government to let ATF agents recover U.S. guns across the border.
After earlier emails from Newell to O’Reilly surfaced, Newell testified to congressional investigators in July that the two were friends and acknowledged that he probably should not have sent them to him. But the new emails indicate that Newell and O’Reilly were in deeper discussions about gun operations on the border.”
Just remember, Watergate was a cover up of a 2-bit burglary and it brought down a presidency. This one might lead to extradiction of a US President and US Attorney General to Mexico to face prosecution for aiding and abetting drug cartels!
Issa, Grassley make good on promise to expand Fast & Furious investigation
In the new world of Pravda/ABC/NBC/CBS/CNN etc., will this ever be made a public issue?
But Michelle Bachmann is viewed as “too extreme”. So too is Rick Perry with 17% of independent respondents in a FOX poll feeling HE is “too extreme” (nevermind that a certain percentage of independents are liberals ANYWAY and will never vote GOP).
FOX is running interference for the WORST POSSIBLE choice for GOP Veep candidate - Mitt Romney.
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