Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/justice-dept-faulted-gun-trafficking-operation-181210695.html

    Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

    A former head of the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a deputy assistant attorney general in Justice's criminal division in Washington left the department upon the report's release — the first by retirement, the second by resignation.

    In the 471-page report, Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred more than a dozen people for possible department disciplinary action for their roles in Operation Fast and Furious and a separate, earlier probe known as Wide Receiver, undertaken during the George W. Bush administration. A former acting deputy attorney general and the head of the criminal division were criticized for actions and omissions related to operations subsequent to and preceding Fast and Furious.

    The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder, but said lower-level officials should have briefed him about the investigation much earlier.

    The report found no evidence that Holder was informed about the Fast and Furious operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the much-disputed gun-walking tactic employed by the ATF.
  2. Obama-clear


    I remember piss poor saying this would be Obamas Watergate LOL !!!
  3. Lucrum


    "The Justice Department's internal watchdog..."

    So the DoJ cleared it's boss and his boss as well. And you think this means something? LOL
  4. That's it? :eek:

    Why'd Obama need executive priveldge if the investigation leads to nothing?

    In other news.. Jame Carter the IV got your back....
  5. Many righties were saying this was big trouble for Obama and Holder,piss poor said this would be Obamas Watergate.I said it would be nothing

    I guess I was pointing out how dumb some righties are
  6. Lucrum


    Then I guess I was pointing out how dumb it is to believe the DoJ's self evaluation clearing it's boss and his boss as well. Duh!