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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 01:42 AM
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ATF gunwalking: Who knew, and how high up?
ATF gunwalking: Who knew, and how high up?

Posted by Sharyl Attkisson

by CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson

Since our first report in which ATF agents told us they allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico, one crucial question has been: Who knew -- how high up? This week for the first time, President Obama addressed the controversy. It was in an interview Tuesday evening with the Spanish language network Univision.

"Well first of all I did not authorize it. Eric Holder the Attorney General did not authorize it. He's been very clear that our policy is to catch gun runners and put 'em into jail," Mr. Obama said of the controversial ATF operation called "Fast and Furious."

"You were not even informed about it?" asked Univision reporter Jorge Ramos.

"Absolutely not," said Mr. Obama. "There may be a situation here which a serious mistake was made and if that's the case then we'll find out and well hold somebody accountable."

But who? In an exclusive interview with CBS News, the lead ATF official in Mexico at the time Darren Gil says somebody in the Justice Department did know about the case. Gil says his supervisor at ATF's Washington D.C. headquarters told him point-blank the operation was approved even higher than ATF Director Kenneth Melson.

"Is the director aware of this," Gil asked the supervisor. Gil says his supervisor answered "Yes, the director's aware of it. Not only is the director aware of it, D.O.J.'s aware of it... Department of Justice was aware of it."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20047027-10391695... ;br />


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MyrnaLoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 01:54 AM
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1. Hey look
A pony!
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Katya Mullethov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 07:52 AM
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3. Hey LOOK !
They're bombing Koso- I mean LYBIA !!!
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 02:42 PM
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6. Helpfull
Edited on Sat Mar-26-11 02:59 PM by rl6214
Why are you unwilling to admit that some in the government are allowing/endorsing guns going into Mexico?
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 03:54 PM
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7. A clue or six to the answer to your question might be found on this thread:
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Factoid Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 02:41 AM
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2. I wonder if Holder knew.
from the supervisor's testamony, it sounds like he would have to.

This is going to get very, very interesting...
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 08:19 AM
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4. Deny Deny Deny.
It's going to be interesting to see how far and how wide the complicity in this goes.

This whole thing about "US guns going to Mexico" has been floating for about 2 years now. Now it seems it was happening with very high-level US Government complicity.

The supposed motive was to trace firearms to the bad guys.

I'm skeptical.
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rl6214 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 02:41 PM
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5. I hope there isn't some email
or recorded phone call that would show the president had any knowledge of it at all.
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Katya Mullethov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 04:32 PM
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8. When you can no longer find this OP
You will have your answer .
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