Fast and Furious
Emails: Bush-Era Embassy, Prosecutor's Office Approved ATF 'Gun Walking' Tactic
Why Is Darrell Issa (R-CA) pretending he knows nothing about Bush era Fast and Furious Gun Walking Program and all the documents he was sent by Attorney General Holder. The Right has been pushing this Fast and Furious as a way to bring down Holder and embarrass Obama for months. All this is getting to the stage where Issa will have to put up or shut-up.
On Sept. 27, 2007 -- when the Justice Department was reeling from the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales -- ATF agents in Phoenix and Mexico were conducting partial surveillance of suspects who purchased numerous weapons at a federally licensed firearms dealership.
After they watched the group purchase 19 weapons on Sept. 21 and 24 and additional weapons on Sept. 27, they watched as the weapons crossed the border into Mexico.
Issa's investigators have had the documents and emails on the 2007 case for months, but he hasn't said anything much about them. Issa's office said that pointing to the Bush-era program "reeks of desperation," but said that he would "get to the bottom" of the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver.
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