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There is new fallout now in the investigation -- the operation known as fast and furious the disciplinary panel now recommended.
That these four senior managers of the ATF.
Be fired over the botched gun running state that's the headline of the day and that's what we're just feel like a -- Offered later -- parts writes what happens with fast and furious now.
Is the case over for is that far from over.
Against the attorney general and the Justice Department urging them to turn over some documents in the case that.
We if these recommendations by the way -- panel has to move on this no -- lost their job yet.
Is this the end of it.
No this is the next logical step.
In an investigatory process that frankly -- -- wait too long it's taking too much time to get there.
And I think the right decisions were made with senior ATF officials being recommended but as you said recommended for termination there's still review process that goes on.
And these were the ones that were responsible for.
The actual implementation of fast and furious but the fact of the matter is that this is just the beginning only because the real problem here besides the tragic death of the Border Patrol agent which is.
Really sad and tragic event and we Terry can we deserve some answers.
But the fact of the matter is that -- part of justice has still not.
Rendered documents necessary for congress to complete its oversight activities and that's why you've got the civil contempt action in federal.
Court right now so that's OK you don't give me walk don't have anybody to give me a chance that out once I got to -- give me a sense of what's in the documents.
That would tell you -- us what happened.
Well we have to find out is exactly why the department of justice and February.
Issued a letter saying there was no gun walking at all whatsoever no such activity took place and eight months later they revoke that -- say what we made a mistake that's not true because bill.
If you were called to testify.
Before a senate panel or I was that we submitted false statements in -- in February we don't get to say sorry we made a mistake and withdraw -- eight months later you'd be facing criminal sanctions.
So the reality is those documents are necessary to find out what was going on.
And what was the if -- -- a cover up here why -- you do have the you know chief of staff for the Department of Justice has resigned as of Friday of this week he gave its notice and and as -- congressman -- -- -- said that was long overdue.
I concur with the congressman but this is the beginning this is and unfortunately and on the rolling it's kind of a drip drip -- approach to getting the answers here I think with the department of -- should have just come clean in the beginning.
Said what happened it was an awful mistake was terrible -- never happen again.
And here's who was responsible but that is not yet been -- -- okay Barry -- senior ATF agents have been charged great urban accused and should recommended to be terminated.
That's probably the right thing no doubt about it but there's a lot more to it you're saying it's just the beginning.
I really -- bill I think that civil contempt action in court's gonna address the document issue and that ultimately you find out who's responsible for actually.
Implementing this -- these procedures in Los Angeles the operation the immediate help and that was -- the ATF does in these recommendations the meantime I know.
All I know how -- you feel about this and you want answers from the Department of Justice to explain why that letter was submitted that are attractive.
And perhaps those answers are coming unfortunately.
-- thank you.
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