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And a new report by congressional Democrats -- revealing quote operation fast and furious was just one several quarterly.
Fatally flawed government probes we want to NASA's live in Los Angeles with more on this this report mean this morning -- -- -- I think it is meant to provide -- defense of the attorney general and administration.
For their actions or lack of amid a scandal that sent some 2000 guns over the Mexican border now.
Three main findings are this number one that fast and furious was not the first operation this tight that ATF did it three times -- -- President Bush secondly.
That -- high level political appointees at the Department of Justice conceived -- directed the operation finally.
That this was not politically motivated to justify stricter gun laws in the US in -- the report blames passengers about six people.
At the ATF -- US attorney's office in Phoenix and clears all the major players in Washington including.
-- -- Gary Greenberg.
And Jason Weinstein all assistant attorney general's close aides of Eric Holder and and -- Nelson.
-- Hoover and -- -- man.
That's a -- -- team at ATF -- the report all these guys either didn't know or couldn't recall being told that these guns and -- going to Mexico.
And so Wayne how does that square with that evidence in this case is that true.
Well it is if you believe their version of a -- Republicans don't documents show that many of these guys in Washington attended meetings and receive weekly report that showed that hundreds of guns were being bought every week.
And ending up in Mexico they just tell me it is impossible -- for a law enforcement guy.
Not to conclude that this is being done on purpose otherwise of course they'd be in jail.
The report claims that these assistant US attorneys in the ATF -- that breast in Phoenix unnecessarily prolong the case lied or failed to explain exactly what they were doing.
The -- -- banking.
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