FreeRepublic "It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF."
It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges.
In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:
It wasnâ€™t an ATF operation. They were part of that. It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF.
This directly conflicts with prior statements by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart â€” she claimed that the DEA only played a supporting role and that her DEA agents in El Paso and Phoenix were only â€œindirectly involved in the ATF operation through DEA-associated investigative activity.â€ She further absolved her agency by claiming that â€œDEA personnel had no decision-making role in ATF operationsâ€ associated with Fast and Furious.
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