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All right we've got Fox News alert now -- -- from Capitol Hill.
The house oversight and Government Reform Committee minutes away now from opening their hearing into the new report from the Justice Department's inspector general.
On operation fast and furious is a -- that a lot of folks have been waiting for.
The botched gun tracking program that allowed thousands of weapons to move across the Mexican border.
And into the hands of some of the most violent drug cartels left many people wondering how.
That could've happened join -- away Elijah -- Live on this story as he has been throughout forth from Los Angeles so now that the report is out a lot of folks spent a lot of time reading it over the course of the last.
Twelve hours or so so what where the main findings and honestly -- Well Martha the report promise passengers have a because of -- judgment.
Lack of oversight incompetence laziness and a total disregard for public safety and human life.
Primary blame was directed -- the ATF.
And US attorney's office in Phoenix but in Washington and found the Justice Department officials.
Also failed to perform even basic duties the report however exonerated attorney general Eric Holder.
Saying he did not know that the US helped funnel guns to Mexico -- -- Lanny brewer his chief of the criminal division failed to tell him and for that he should face a performance review.
Yesterday however hold admonished but -- that fire brewer.
Deputy attorney general Jason Weinstein did immediately resign yesterday because reports that he should have known and could have stopped the gun trafficking operation.
The report recommended fourteen.
Officials face discipline.
But yesterday hold -- cleared.
Two of his top aides.
Noble fail to tell him that the shooting -- Brian Terry was related to handling too fast and furious weapons.
Just because you're not convicted doesn't mean you're vindicated.
Attorney general holder didn't ask the questions didn't read the memos.
And it up and down the chain of the people who worked for him the political appointees are responsible to him.
Failed to do their jobs.
Now -- you -- were called bitter cold was asked in a congressional hearing and about those wiretap application he said he'd be quote surprised.
If the gun walking tactics were contained in those wiretap applications.
The report found that the -- -- deals were there.
Including -- five page cover memo sent Martha to what about the ATF William agency and then all of this seems to go back to.
-- the report rip them the worst specially ATF Phoenix in basically it said that.
Former acting director.
Kenneth Nelson he you retired yesterday his number two Billy -- he's already -- now but bill McMahon.
Who still drawing a paycheck we are told is likely to be fired as will the Phoenix agent in charge -- -- Along with two or three other ATF officials in Washington.
And Phoenix now those below -- all.
The case agent the supervisor they will likely face a review panel and have fired history says they are.
Could regain their positions to civil service procedures.
The -- inspector general Martha Michael Horwitz will testify on Capitol Hill in about.
Ten minutes yeah I -- who comes out of that -- thank he's.
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