Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Long-awaited 'Furious' report places blame on ATF, Justice
Posted on 09/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT by Jean S
Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious.
Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel.
The report and accompanying accounts cite a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Justice Department itself and other offices. It says many senior executives knew the U.S. was helping traffic guns to Mexico that killed people but did nothing to stop it.
"We found no evidence in Operation Fast and Furious that the ATF or the (U.S. attorney's office) attempted at any point during the investigation to balance the risks to the public safety against the long-term benefits of identifying trafficking networks and participants," the draft report says.
Fast and Furious was the anti-gunrunning sting that helped send some 2,000 assault weapons to Mexico under the guise of stopping illegal trafficking. The operation ended only after the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry -- two of the weapons associated with the investigation were found at his murder scene.
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Lets see, it’s Tuesday.....
Fast and Furious docs come out, US embassy in previously friendly Islamic country stormed....
BUH BYE convention “bounce”.
Let’s not forget Obama telling Netanyahu to go shove it..yeah let’s see how long that Bogus Convention “bounce” lasts
Revoke ATF charter! 250 poor innocent Mexicans, 2 US cops dead.
Handiwork of the CHOOM GANG bisexual Muslim...!
I’m not holding my breath waiting for something to happen to obammy and rahm. I’d dare say that 95% of the voting public has never heard of fast and furious, and certainly don’t know that obammy dissed netanyahy............
Sounds more like a convenience store than a government agency.
I was not the first to say this, but I do not know to whom I should attribute it.
Okay. Fine, but who signed off, who authorized the operation?
The Murrah building contained a day-care center:
Did ATF’s pattern of reckless cowboying kill innocent kids..?
Did US agents CAUSE OkBomb....?
While the report blames Newell and Voth for poor judgment, attorneys for the two say higher-ups and the ENTIRE ATF chain of command were aware of everything they did.
Kind of answers your question....
Cause I LOVE alcohol, tobacco and firearms.
When should I tune in and on what network news show will Attorney General Eric Holder’s perp walk/frog march be shown? I’m just giddy with excitement and anticipation for the moment...
Ohh, don’t hold my breath you say...I shouldn’t hold supper just so I don’t miss it on the evening news????
Damn...build me up just to let me down...
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Let Freedom Ring,
DHS’s 1.4 BBBillion new rounds would have supplied US forces in Iraq at the height of the fighting for EIGHTEEN YEARS.
They bought them in a budget crunch, “just CUZ”....?
Pass it around.
This is the DOJ internal investigation, isn’t it? I’ll be pretty surprised if the place any blame on high ranking Administration officials.
The Congressional investigation is the one which could nail Holder & Co., but DOJ has stonewalled that effort from the beginning, partially on the premise that this internal investigation takes precedence.
Expect low levels to take the fall in this report. Holder and Obama will be immune.
F&F was an operation to pad the statistics for the ATF (DoJ) claim of a "river of iron" flowing to Mexico!!!
It’s a risimg tide that threatens us all. obama is a trapped rat now. A cornered animal who will do as much damage to this country as he can. Scorched earth. Ping.