The joke goes that anything named “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” ought to be a convenience store instead of an arm of the federal government, but what’s going on in Washington these days with the embattled agency is no laughing matter.
Hardly a week passes now without some revelation about the Obama administration’s complicity in what may yet turn out to be one of the worst and most lethal scandals in American history: Operation Fast and Furious.
In a classic Friday document dump — a sure sign of an administration with something to hide — the feds released to congressional investigators a month’s worth of e-mail correspondence in the summer of 2010 between Bill Newell, then head ATF agent in Phoenix, and his friend Kevin O’Reilly, a former White House national-security staffer for North American affairs.
What do you know? Among the e-mails was a photograph of a powerful Barrett .50-caliber rifle that had been illegally purchased in Tucson and recovered in Sonora, Mexico, raising the possibility of a second “gunwalking” program, this one called “Wide Receiver.”
Read more by Michael A. Walsh at the NY Post
- Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up
- Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration
- NBC swallows pride and a lot of crow to report on Fast and Furious scandal
- Issa’s Gunwalker Subpoena a Virtual Non-Story; AP Furiously Spins False ‘Bush Did It Too’ Meme
- Evidence Suggests Cover-Up in ATF Scandal, as More Guns Appear at Crime Scenes
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