Skip to comments.AP sources: Bush-era probe involved guns 'walking' (Bush's fault!)
Posted on 10/04/2011 12:58:17 PM PDT by maggief
When Bush, a Republican, was president, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Tucson, Ariz., used a similar enforcement tactic in a program it called Operation Wide Receiver. The fact that there were two such ATF investigations years apart in separate administrations raises the possibility that agents in still other cases may have allowed guns to "walk" rather than seizing them.
Federal law enforcement officials familiar with the matter say Operation Wide Receiver began in 2006 after the agency received information about a suspicious purchase of firearms. The investigation concluded in 2007 without any charges being filed.
After Obama took office, the Justice Department reviewed Wide Receiver and discovered that ATF had permitted guns to be transferred to suspected gun traffickers, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the practice is under investigation by Congress and the Justice Department inspector general's office.
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Ok then let’s call the Bush era ATF, FBI, ICE people in front of the US House and Senate as well. Let’s REALLY get to the bottom of things!
Another example of the state run commie “media” peeing on our legs and telling us it’s raining. I’m not buying this bull...
What? Are they trying to spin a reverse rope-a-dope?
Plan C is "Racism! Racism! Racism! . . . ."
AP/ Obama admin. must feel really threatened.
LOL. Of course, Bush’s fault.
Wouldn’t the press have been all over this if it were true? Plus we would’ve had agents killed by American guns back then too. Logic escapes these people.
This seems like an isolated incident at best. With obama - we have this going on in many different locations, Tampa included.
OK, let’s have the emails and briefings opened up to show that the program goes all the way to the top, how many agents died during the Bush era as the direct result of its equivalent F&F, and the cover up was directed from top down, too.
F&F goes way beyond the “Bush Did It (too)” finger pointing thing. But nice try, AP.
Bush will testify if Odumbo does....*smiles*
Let’s stop the Bush-defending on FR.
Bush set the table.
Obama served the meal.
Rush carried the water.
We’ve known about the Bush era operation for months. But I recall reading, back then, that guns weren’t allowed to cross the Border. That they were tracked. So, what’s the real story?
Thank you, maggief.
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