Tuesday, November 8, 2011 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday
acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms trafficking probe that
allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but
he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that
never happens again.
Friday, November 4, 2011 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A briefing paper prepared for Attorney General
Michael Mukasey during the Bush administration in 2007 outlined
failed attempts by federal agents to track illicitly purchased guns
across the border into Mexico and stressed the need for U.S. and
Mexican law enforcement officials to work together on such efforts
using a tactic that now is generating controversy.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 4:14 pm
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff says that two guns
seized as part of a major drug smuggling bust have been connected
to a botched federal investigation known as "Fast and Furious."
"Fast and Furious" was a controversial Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms' investigation that lost track of up to 1,400
weapons that were sold in Arizona gun stores to suspected straw
buyers for Mexican drug gangs.
A number of guns have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico
and two were found at the scene of a Border Patrol agent's
Now Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says two more "Fast and
Furious" guns have been seized in Arizona from members of the
Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's most powerful.
The two guns were among 108 weapons seized in three busts in
September and October that authorities said effectively dismantled
a major drug smuggling ring tied to the Sinaloa cartel.
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:52 am
The scope of gun walking U.S. weapons into organized crime hands
in Mexico was either a lethally mis-coordinated policy that spun
out of control, some kind of covert operation or official
Friday, October 14, 2011 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Bush administration gun-trafficking
investigation has surfaced using the same controversial tactic for
which congressional Republicans have been criticizing the Obama
Sunday, October 9, 2011 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House oversight committee
said Sunday that he could send subpoenas to the Obama
administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid the
Mexican drug war.
FILE - In this May 28, 2010, file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa,
R-Calif., gives an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Isaa
said Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, that he could send subpoenas to the
Obama administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid
the Mexican drug war. Isaa suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that
Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun trafficking
operation known as "Fast and Furious" earlier than he has
acknowledged. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Friday, October 7, 2011 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that
his testimony to Congress about a controversial gun-smuggling probe
was truthful and accurate and that Republicans are engaging in
political posturing when they say otherwise.
Friday, October 7, 2011 4:33 pm
Ten Arizona sheriffs slammed the Obama administration on Friday
over a botched federal operation that that lost track of up to
1,400 weapons sold to suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks as, from left, Cochise
County Sheriff Larry Dever, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher,
and LaPaz County Sheriff Don Lowrey listen during a press
conference in front of the Arizona Peace Officers memorial Friday,
Oct. 7, 2011 in Phoenix to discuss "Operation Fast and Furious".
The gathering was to announce that Ten Arizona Sheriffs demand a
Special Counsel to Investigate Attorney General Eric Holder and the
Department of Justice for their roles in “Operation Fast &