Friday, September 2, 2011

Fast & Furious Round-Up - ATF's Criminal Actions 09-02

ATF Death Watch 66: Obama Fires Acting ATF Director Melson More here

The ATF is having a party (more here) to celebrate successfully breaking the law. (More here, scroll down to "month")

Meet the New Boss... Melson is out, only to be replaced by B.Todd Jones.

New warning bells in Operation Fast and Furious probe (More here from Washington Examiner)

Gunwalker: Details of Coverup Revealed. Emails reveal attempts to hide that Gunwalker guns were present at Brian Terry's murder — within hours of Terry's death.
In a letter, Grassley and Issa say the lead prosecutor on Fast and Furious, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley, learned almost immediately that guns allowed onto the street in his case, had been recovered at Terry’s murder. “(I)n the hours after Agent Terry’s death,” says the letter from Grassley and Issa, Hurley apparently “contemplated the connection between the two cases and sought to prevent the connection from being disclosed.” The Justice Department recently transferred Hurley out of the criminal division into the civil division.

An internal ATF email dated the day after Terry’s death reveals the quick decision to not disclose the source of the weapons found at the murder scene: “… this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

Another ATF email indicates that the justification both offices used to not charge the suspect with crimes related to the murder scene “was to not ‘complicate’ the FBI’s investigation.”

ATF whistleblowers revealed the link between the two cases to Congressional investigators and CBS News, saying their supervisors were attempting to cover it up.

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