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Well there are brand new developments now an operation fast and furious.
Fox News obtaining a report that names names and places blame.
Good morning everybody we get our first look at that today on Bill Hemmer welcome here -- on they can't yes it is -- doing that.
I'm Heather -- -- from Martha MacCallum.
A Republican congressional investigators pointing the finger at five the key figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Including acting ATF director king Nelson that.
Operation remember it was supposed to track weapons and eventually stop a crime wave instead.
Many of the guns were lost and would end up a crime scenes on both sides of the border the report saying the operation was quote.
Marred by missteps -- judgments.
And inherently reckless strategy.
Yes on this story and LA today what else is in that report -- you.
We'll build the report is based on about 101000 documents most obtained under subpoena it paints a picture -- -- judgment lack of oversight sloppy investigative work.
And lying and it does focus on.
For ATF officials basically saying the director Ken Nelson that he failed to supervise that assists in tractors bill Hoover and bill McMahon.
Complained about sending Dunston and to Mexico but never did -- to stop it.
And also is says that bill -- who's the agent charged in Phoenix.
That he basic was accused of running this this rogue operation that he'd been reprimanded for doing in the past but didn't stop.
It also finds that ATF dropped the ball that -- ATF had bothered to conduct a thorough review.
Of all the information contained in a DEA -- intercept.
-- fast and -- may have concluded a year earlier.
That ATF repeatedly failed to follow up -- DEA leaves.
That they -- dates times places flight numbers.
-- guns being smuggled to Mexico but nothing to stop it.
And that ice was told to back off -- contrary to prior testimony they did have evidence to stop the guy who bought the guns.
They -- Brian Terry before he made the purchase because he lied on a form -- -- those gun dealers -- were often portrayed as guilty of being responsible for sending those guns to Mexico.
In fact they weren't giving the ATF.
Updated information daily on who they were selling to.
And where those guns are going they're actually told to order guns for some of the bad guys.
And yet they were portrayed poorly and finally that these dealers when they balked about sending so many guns that some of these guys.
They were told they had nothing to worry about don't worry about it when in fact we know now one of those gun dealers could be sued.
For what he sold -- there's a lot of that report William what about the warnings that this was a bad idea to begin -- Well you know there was this previous case and the Bush Administration known as wide receiver that hey you know it would happen over here it was a bad idea.
Well actually there is a memo.
From the previous prosecutor in the Bush Administration I'm gonna quote here it says it was wrong to allow hundreds of guns to go to Mexico.
To drug people knowing that that is where they were going -- the Bush Administration did not prosecute wide receiver.
However the Obama administration revive their prosecution.
And they talked about this memo.
-- rather about the problem of sending guns to Mexico.
At the department of justice and basically -- -- head with the festive curious case even though.
There were problems with the previous case and decided to go forward -- clearly there's a lot to get into this we will again next hour -- the -- looking at this report William thank you.
Your first reporting in -- land that Heather has more.
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