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Good evening I'm -- -- this is a Fox News alert we have new information tonight in the investigation into the failed government weapons tracking mission.
Known as operation fast and furious -- -- -- -- -- is here with us in Washington this evening.
-- -- Hello Brad this evening basically for -- for the first time we see that in this particular case that jet attorney general Eric Holder.
It's actually identified.
In a document to be aware of operation fast and furious not once but twice.
This comes five months after the attorney general on May third of this year said that -- only recently her.
A fast and -- for the first time.
When did you first know about the program.
Officially -- -- called fast and furious I'm not sure the exact date but probably heard about fast and yours for the first time over the last few weeks.
So how -- -- here about fast and -- well let's Begin with deputy attorney general Laney brewer chief of the criminal division and one of holders closest confidants here's a document from October 18 when He Ted.
From brewer to holder saying the prosecutors are ready.
To issue indictments in the -- curious case and several months earlier in the July 2010 -- The director of the nation's drug intelligence center tells holder that so called straw buyers an operation test imperious.
Our quote responsible for the purchase of 15100 firearms.
That were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.
A former DOJ rather well let's let's go to another part now you may -- call that both ATF -- DOJ said unequivocally we do not let guns walk.
Walk means to let go were not stop criminals from buying and transferring weapons to others -- transferred -- them to people over the border.
It is -- highly controversial practice that agents are taught not to do.
However in October 2010 and a memo a deputy attorney general.
Right under brewer.
Rights to another deputy AG that He wants -- -- to get involved with a fast and furious press conference.
But He says it's a tricky case because the number of guns that are walk is significant.
Now the deputy AG writes back and He says it's not going to be any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in Mexico.
So I'm not sure how much -- will -- For gun walking.
Now about a former DOJ official familiar with holders operations says the attorney general receives dozens of -- -- week.
And updates like this one and He doesn't always read.
-- okay William will continue to follow this story thank you.
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