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    Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    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.

    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.

    Much of the blame in the report is directed at three ATF managers: Phoenix Agent in Charge Bill Newell, Supervisor Dave Voth and Case Agent Hope MacAllister. Their attorneys claim they've been scapegoated. Debra Roth, an attorney for MacAllister, wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the report "fails to account for the abdication of oversight, guidance and responsibility by ATF headquarters and Main Department of Justice regarding the implementation of what is in essence a strategy to combat an international criminal enterprise."

    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.

    Both men recall a detailed briefing Voth delivered to senior ATF and DOJ staff in Washington on March 5, 2010. In a Power Point presentation, attended by at least two deputy attorneys general, Voth explained how the operation was run and how almost two-dozen largely unemployed men bought 1,026 assault weapons with $650,000 in just over four months, then smuggled the guns to Mexico while under surveillance.

    "Following the briefing ... Mr. Voth received accolades from his superiors. No one in ATF leadership or at Main Justice raised any concerns with Mr. Voth about the direction of the investigation. If anything, they were encouraging him," Voth attorney Joshua Levy said.

    Attorneys for the three contend that the report's conclusion that the strategy for Fast and Furious was hatched in Phoenix is not true. MacAllister's attorney claims that it was "part of the overall ATF Southwest Border strategy to deal with an international criminal enterprise engaged in firearms trafficking."
    EXCLUSIVE: Long-awaited 'Furious' report places blame on ATF, Justice | Fox News

    testimony presented in congress by lanny breuer, janet napolitano and eric holder is false

    all claimed the gunwalking, which went untracked, originated in the phoenix office of atf, all swore they were completely in the dark about what was going on

    do you think mr's voth and newell and ms mccalister are gonna cheerfully take the fall for an administration that actively countenanced and directed their activities

    the ig, michael horowitz, will testify before issa's oversight next week

    why did lanny breuer's office submit to issa and grassley the now infamous february 4th letter stuffed full of lies?

    Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress : NPR

    doj brass wants to blame that little exhibit of signed and dated perjury on phoenix, as well

    no wonder obama and holder hide behind executive privilege

    let's hear what mr horowitz has to say next week

    exactly who were the 2 deputy ag's at voth's power point on march 5, 2010?

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    Re: Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    Whatever the truth is, I want it. All of it.

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    Re: Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Whatever the truth is, I want it. All of it.
    Same here!!
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    Re: Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    ATF should be listed on our designated terrorist organizations list.

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    Re: Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    ATF should be listed on our designated terrorist organizations list.
    Agreed! The ATF was also the root of the trouble at Ruby Ridge (1992) and Waco (1993).
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    Re: Long Awaited Fast & Furious Report Places Blame On ATF & DOJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Agreed! The ATF was also the root of the trouble at Ruby Ridge (1992) and Waco (1993).
    You don't think that maybe Waco had something to do with a guy raping underage girls, preaching he was Jesus and doomsday is here and stockpiling weapons?

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