Skip to comments.DOJ official knew of ATF "gunwalking" in April 2010
Posted on 11/01/2011 12:03:47 PM PDT by neverdem
Gunwalking is a controversial investigative tactic in which police allow suspects to traffic guns without stopping them in order to see where they end up. Documents just released this afternoon show the head of the Justice Department's criminal division, Lanny A. Breuer, learned about the tactic of ATF gunwalking as early as April of last year.
In a memo, Breuer's deputy wrote him that, in a case called "Wide Receiver" started under the Bush Administration, "ATF let a bunch of guns walk" in an effort to catch the big fish of Mexican drug cartels and said the gunwalking case could be "embarrassing" to ATF.
Today, Breuer issued a statement saying he "regrets" that he didn't alert others in Justice Department leadership, apparently including his boss Attorney General Eric Holder.
In a separate ATF case reported by CBS News earlier this year, called "Fast and Furious" and started under the Obama Administration, Breuer says he likewise regrets not alerting leaders about the similarities in the cases. That, said Breuer, was a mistake.
Republican Congressional investigators say this new information contradicts the Justice Department's original letter to them earlier this year insisting that gunwalking allegations were "false."
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
There's a video of Breuer at the source.
It’s the old “fall guy” routine...
That dog won’t hunt!
“Gunwalking is a controversial investigative tactic in which police allow suspects to traffic guns without stopping them in order to see where they end up.”
Liars. It was a way to blame legal gun sales on “gun running” and as a means to justify disarming Americans. how many months did we hear them whine about “all the guns coming from America”??
They got caught in their fraud and must go to jail for life. All of them.
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Let the rats hang themselves and drag this out. Grassley satd he expects Issa's investigation will go into next year. I wrote on another thread:
Issa said this was felony stupid to Holder's face in May, IIRC. With Operation Castaway in Florida, and similar operations in Texas and Indiana, which in the case of Indiana allowed straw purchases for Chicago and Detroit, IIRC. I think Holder will get impeached, IMHO.
There's no scandal in US history bigger than this. Except for those rats in safe Senate seats, there are up to 16 rats who will have to explain to their voters why they didn't vote to remove Holder next year if Holder doesn't resign. If this isn't a high crime or misdemeanor, what is?
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