Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
And now a -- here's an of the report is then who's to blame for the botched gun running operation house or senate committee -- Darrell ice is one of the authors of this new report he joins -- good evening sir.
Good evening Greta thanks for continue to cover this important issue I would struck me from the report is that that looks like -- coming from right you mentioned that the attorney general Eric Holder -- that mean that debt.
BS no culpability yes no response what he's done and we -- I don't see him named.
Greta this is part one and it's it's part one of three what we did was we tried to do the appropriate for an forensic analysis of what went wrong.
We weren't dealing with the post discovery -- -- Brian Terry murder we were dealing with what went wrong in the process so is it fair to say -- what went wrong in the process does not include the attorney general the United States.
As far as we know the attorney general was a wall.
It wasn't something where he put time -- energy into it he didn't read the briefings he wasn't involved.
But in these kinds of things and and candidly Lanny brewer and a lot of people below -- apparently rubber stamped and allowed others to look at the details of what was going on -- but that's different this and that he you know the the active flames involved in this some cover up or something -- when -- say you make no allegations that beautiful that I come later.
Do you and you have no question in your mind I have no question in my mind at some point Eric Holder became part of the cover up.
There were did you.
Don't have -- -- -- have no information well I should do we all do.
There were ten months between the time congress was lied to the American people were lied to and the time it was -- retracted.
And one of the things that Eric Holder and the justice is covering up this everybody who either knew it was a lie when I was told to us.
Or became aware that it was a lighter in that ten months you're an officer of the court you know when you discover that a crime has been committed -- you discover that congress has been lied to both under oath.
And in writing.
You don't sit there and wait for somebody else to correct it for ten months to do so I understand crest swisher had that your report basically goes up until February of last year when he got the when he got the letter from the Justice Department looking back at what happened -- worked so -- -- just stage one.
This is what.
Eric Holder in the Justice Department the acting director of ATF.
DEA -- -- Tonto what they need to look at in the way of the stove piping that went on.
The management mistakes and went on the failure to oversee that went on.
That's part of the reform of our committee we view this like the inspector's general report that we expect to have out soon.
As the frenzy of what went wrong that allowed fast and furious to occur so this to decide this -- it is that he wasn't actively engaged where it could've been -- the center separatists in there but as far as we can tell this is Eric Holder.
Had nothing to do with ignoring fast -- Pierce's went -- now -- brewers a different story and it'll be in the next segment what's the latest on the contempt.
The takes a few weeks to put -- together properly.
House counsel was taken the lead -- you know I don't buy that.
I check if you feed in Iraq and those things are not that hard to put together and you -- a lawyer you know lawyers at a couple -- to add that to see another.
Well I appreciate -- saying that but remember these are people who build their time they're not -- their time.
These are career lawyers.
In house counsel we're leading it the same crew warriors.
Work on other cases including when the shoe was on the other foot.
And it was the Democrats who were leading so we're we're doing this -- -- with career people these are not Republicans or Democrats.
We expect to have a fairly shortly I've -- to drafts.
For me as a non -- I think we're pretty close -- tag -- -- its allies could have a heavy after the hammered the lawyers -- -- when they pay us anyway.
Thank you -- thank you Greta.
Filter by section