Genius: Gunwalker targets were paid FBI informants

Posted by: Phineas on July 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Remember, this is a product of the Smartest Administration Ever(tm). Key summary quote from Bob Owens:

To simplify: the Department of Justice was paying ATF agents to ignore federal laws in order to provide weapons to criminal informants paid by the FBI, who then distributed those weapons to other cartel members who killed federal agents from Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement plus an estimated 150 soldiers and police in Mexico.

The development draws FBI Director Robert Mueller further into the scandal, and suggests that acting ATF Director Ken Melson was being truthful when he claimed he was unaware of key elements of Operation Fast and Furious. Congressional investigators now need to interview the FBI director and determine if Mueller was also being provided with only partial details about the operation.

Read the whole piece. There is no way the Attorney General was unaware of what was happening. Not only does he need to be fired or impeached, but criminal charges for several people are probably in order. This whole operation reeks of incompetence and criminality.

Or, as Congressman Issa called it, “felony stupid.”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Genius: Gunwalker targets were paid FBI informants”


  1. Carlos says:

    As noted before, with any luck Mexico would do well to indict both Holder and Obhammud and ask for extradition, on charges of Accessory to Murder.

  2. your mama says:

    When will Holder and the Obama Adm be brought up on charges for this illegal activity? And why are we not hearing more about it?
    This is just outrageous!

  3. captaingrumpy says:

    This is why Obama asked Mueller to stay on as head of the FBI.A new guy would not put up with the corruption. This means Obama was running the whole thing.
    What a zugzwang for Melson.