The Fast And Furious Report Is In; Now Can Someone Go To Jail?
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Fast and Furious report is in and numerous DOJ and ATF officials are criticized and blamed in it.
Former Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer who heads the criminal division, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein, former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, and Holder's Deputy Chief of Staff Monty Wilkinson are all singled out by name.
For those who may not remember, the ATF briefed Grindler on Fast and Furious in March, 2010. This briefing included the infamous slide show detailing the operation.
In October 2010, Lanny Breuer warned Holder that indictments for Fast and Furious could be coming soon. At one point, Breuer was the one who suggested gun walking (gun running) as a possible viable method of busting Mexican drug cartels.
Perhaps you'll also remember that former Arizona U.S. Attorney Burke was the one who did everything he could to cover up Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death, when it took place in December, 2010. He's also the one who denied "victim of crime" status to the Terry family afterward.
Burke was also discussed on the secret Fast and Furious recordings made by the ATF during the operation. In those recordings, he's presented as the guts of the operation: The one who could be counted on to be aggressive with investigators and stand his ground where others would get cold feet and fold.
Of course, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg, but here's the point: The report is in, now can someone go to jail for this lawless operation?