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IG: Nobody Told DHS Bosses About Fast & Furious

From the Washington Post:

Report: ICE investigators cooperated with ‘Fast and Furious’

By Josh Hicks | March 28, 2013

Homeland Security agents cooperated with the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” operation that allowed firearms to flow to suspected gun traffickers, despite knowing some of the tactics violated strict department policies on tracking smugglers, according to an inspector general’s report.

Homeland Security Inspector General Charles K. Edwards said supervisors and investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to report the policy conflicts up the chain of command, leaving the department’s senior-level officials in the dark.

Sure they did. Just like low level ICE managers released those 2,500 illegal aliens without telling anyone.

But this is the way Democrats always get around their scandals. They blame the small fry to protest the big fish.

ICE agents connected to the operation said they believed their role was to cooperate with the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which was running the sting.

And they were obviously sworn to secrecy. They couldn’t even tell their bosses. — Right.

The Office of the Assistant Attorney General allegedly asked an ICE investigative unit in Arizona to stop certain investigations into weapons smuggling in order to avoid disrupting the gun-walking operation, according to the report. The Justice Department has denied that such a request occurred.

Funny, but for some reason we don’t believe them.

The ATF launched Fast and Furious as a way to build cases against weapons smugglers. The program caused a public uproar after two guns purchased by a suspect showed up at the crime scene where Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010.

This is news media revisionism at its worst. But, lest we forget, Obama created ‘Fast & Furious’ to cause an incident that could be used to push for the reinstating of the assault weapons ban, and more gun control in general. But when that failed he had to find another event.

Which is why he seized upon the Newtown tragedy. Even though it really had little to do with the assault weapons ban, since assault weapons are already banned in Connecticut.

Edwards essentially cleared Homeland Security’s top Washington brass of blame in the operation, saying they “had no awareness of the methodology.” The inspector general’s report said senior department officials did not learn of Fast and Furious until after Terry was murdered in 2010…

And we are supposed to believe them, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary. And despite their stonewalling on releasing the rest of the evidence.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 29th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “IG: Nobody Told DHS Bosses About Fast & Furious”

  1. Quote from Milagro Beanfield War …

    “Somebody might have told somebody, but nobody told me …

  2. Liberals Demise

    ……… and health care overhaul will reduce the cost to everyone.
    The absolute worst administration ever to run this country.




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