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-- exclusive new details behind a fast and furious investigation Fox News obtaining portions.
The inspector general's report on the government's botched gun running operation William much -- Has more for us from Los Angeles -- -- -- this is our first glimpse into the finger pointing the backstabbing the blame game.
That you are about to see as this IG report becomes public and key players try to save their jobs and avoid possible prosecution for perjury.
That this long -- -- report.
Says a lot of very senior people.
Knew the US was helping traffic hundreds of assault weapons to Mexico and they did nothing about it and their failure in leadership and accountability and oversight.
Got people killed so -- this draft report the inspector general.
Quote found no evidence in operation -- -- That the ATF or the US attorney's office attempted at any point during the investigation.
To balance the risks to public safety.
Against the long term benefits of identifying trafficking networks -- participants.
Now much the blame is being directed at the agent in charge -- -- rule.
As well as his supervisor Dave -- -- the case Asian hope McAllister.
Of their attorneys claim that they're being made scapegoats and say that the IG report does not account.
For the failure of oversight guidance and responsibility.
ATF headquarters and the Justice Department.
Now as for how high this goes we don't have the complete report yet but we do know early in this investigation.
-- went to Washington DC and he briefed senior staff where he explained.
In detail how this group of low life unemployed thugs bought more than a thousand weapons with 650 grand in just over four months there while under surveillance -- of these guns to Mexico.
According to -- lawyer and I'm quoting.
Following the brief.
Briefing bought received accolades from his superiors that no one in the ATF leadership or at main justice raised any concerns about the direction of the investigation.
They encouraged him so -- the report.
Appears to basically throw these people under the -- but they say that everyone around them up the entire chain of command.
Knew everything they did and no one attempted to shut it down.
Back do you and the hearing Miami is coming up went to this report is released.
Yeah we're gonna have the inspector general appear before chairman ice next Wednesday so a week from tomorrow.
I suspect that the report will come out between now and then but it's going to be hundreds of pages and Juan and I only received excerpts cited a good first look for a -- thank you.
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