Folks, I just checked my email inbox and found an ATF slide presentation on the Fast and Furious operation that journalist Paul Thacker somehow got his hands on.
The most important thing about it – It appears to have been compiled by the ATF for use in briefing the DOJ on Fast and Furious in March 2010.
Here’s the opening slide:
Notice that the fourth item on the agenda of the first slide is listed as: “Phoenix Case – Update on a significant firearms trafficking case”
It’s important to note that Acting Deputy Attorney General at the time the briefing occurred was Gary G. Grindler, who is now Eric Holder’s Chief of Staff.
Let me ask you a serious question: If Grindler knew about Fast and Furious in March 2010, do you think there’s any way Holder didn’t also know?
In other words, do you think there’s any real chance that the guy who was to become Holder’s Chief of Staff failed to fill his boss in on the “significant firearms trafficking case”?
Remember, on May 3, 2011 Holder told the House Oversight Committee he’d only learned of Fast and Furious “over the last few weeks.”
I bet he’d like to get a do-over on that one.
You can see the entire slide show here.