Skip to comments.U.S. inspector faults (14) federal agents in gun probe, clears Holder
Posted on 09/19/2012 5:45:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog faulted 14 federal agents and prosecutors on Wednesday for the botched anti-gun-trafficking effort known as "Operation Fast and Furious" but cleared Attorney General Eric Holder of any wrongdoing.
The report by the department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, prompted two senior officials to leave the government.
Congressional Republicans investigating the mismanaged operation had accused Holder of covering it up. A report bolstering their claim would have been an embarrassment for President Barack Obama, who appointed Holder to his job, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign.
One U.S. agent was killed in Arizona, and two guns connected with the case were found at the scene of the shootout where he died.
The new report found screw-ups of "systemic" scope that risked public safety but no cover-up.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
The highest-ranking person criticized, Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general in charge of criminal prosecutions, has been “admonished,” said a department official.
The book-length, 471-page report is the most in-depth look yet at Operation Fast and Furious. It follows a 19-month review by the department watchdog that had access to non-public documents.
Fast and Furious began in 2009 as an effort to stop the flow of firearms from Arizona to Mexican drug cartels. As U.S. agents tried to build an expansive case, they did not pursue low-level gun buyers who bought about 2,000 potentially illegal firearms and trafficked many of them across the border.
US news media: case closed, lets move on.
Yeah. Who didn’t see Eric Holder being declared “innocent” coming?
Anyone even slightly interested in F&F has already figured out that both Holder and Obama were in it up to their eyeballs. That is why they are totally stonewalling all investigations.
Also every single media source keeps calling it a “botched” or similar words while it is also clear it was not botched except it being found out.
Thank goodness that’s over! Back to Jersey Shores!
This Yahoo article is a “FLUFF PIECE” .
Better reporting and journalistic tendancies in the Fox News piece. It names names.
Two upper-level managers have left ATF ; only 12 more to go.
“Yeah. Who didnt see Eric Holder being declared innocent coming?”
That racist POS should have already been incarcerated for letting his New Black Pampers get away with crimes:
Bounty on George Zimmerman
Threatening violence at the RNC
There is no bigger form of Black Racism than letting that Black KKK AG Eric Holder off on Fast n Furious
Hopefully the GOP led House can show some cahones and continue with its investigation. Holder still needs to release all the F/F documents
and from the BBC .. teaser title
US-Mexico gun-running ‘misguided’
and links to this..
Fast and Furious: Eric Holder cleared but 14 faulted
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer (left) was
the most senior official criticised in the report
It was not “botched” it was “ON PURPOSE”..
The whole cabal is guilty.. and it is a cabal.. if not a junta..
Everyone is to blame but tye boss... Holder is untouchable.
Funny how if it’s a private sector business accused of wrongdoing, the boss is to blame.... Like Rupert Murdoch and the wiretapping scandal.
But when it’s government, the boss is somehow innocent - if he’s a Democrat.
Holder belongs in Federal prison.
tye = the
Nor negligent, nor incompetent...
The Leftwing media would have long ago crucified a Republic AG.