'Fast and Furious' Fallout
Rep. Darrell Issa wants answers
- Duration 3:21
- Date Jul 11, 2011
Rep. Darrell Issa wants answers
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There are new questions this morning about just how high up the alleged cover up of the government's failed.
Fast and furious program goes the program was supposed to track illegal weapons sales along the Mexican border.
Instead allow guns smuggled in allow guns to be smuggled across the border.
With a device in it -- -- -- to -- RadioShack to track those guns as they assumed -- go into the hands.
All of -- narcotics traffickers and contracts with health.
-- is congressman Darrell ice that has been leading the investigation he joins us live.
Congressman clearly this was.
Kind of a bone headed program because some of that -- thousands of the guns wound up on the other side of the border.
And at least one was used to kill US Border Patrol agent.
And now it looks like.
It is -- cover -- going on her watch.
You know there's been a cover up going on since senator Grassley first asked for information after Brian Terry.
The Border Patrol agent you mention was killed and remember.
If all these had gone south of the border their plan kind of -- worked his plan only Mexicans would have died.
In this case this thing became unraveled when so many of these weapons ended up still north of the border and killed.
At least one US federal agent right.
So fast and furious is in existence we all agree it was a debacle.
We don't know how high this one up for example the Department of Justice has jurisdiction over the ATF.
The ATF acting director appointed Obama -- a point about Obama administration.
It's saying look.
There's someone trying to get -- get me out of here and I don't wanna take the blame for this is wasn't my program this was from the Department of Justice has Kenneth Nelson -- -- -- Eric Holder was responsible for this program.
No he hasn't what he does know of course is that Lanny -- is part the assistant.
Of of justice had authorized the wiretaps which he characterized when he read them.
After the fact made him sick to his stomach because that's when he began to realize.
They DEA and other parts of justice.
Knew what they told ATF they were looking for.
Meaning that ATF was never really in the loop either here or in Mexico imagine this though in Mexico and Mexico City.
If you found a fast and furious weapon.
You plugged it and what you got was a network error you didn't even get a valid answer because they -- they wanted to keep the people they are -- from knowing anything about these weapons I know you wanted to get to the bottom of what happened.
But the administration is stonewalling you.
Well absolutely and whether it's Brian Terry's family are -- -- -- to pat the other agent that was likely -- with fast and furious weapons they have and -- that they have a right to know what this was all about and why it.
And quite frankly their family members died.
In what shouldn't have happened and understand this was not as was his bone headed.
Even if it went right right as could be -- -- course it went very wrong and one thing Brian.
There was only one time in which that RadioShack GPS was put in one time in which another GPS was put in.
The rest of the time these weapons went walking with actually no chance of tracing empty found him at the -- individual crime canceling up banning all promise of the program congress -- -- -- you're not gonna stop investigating.
We like to track it with you thanks for joining us this morning.
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