FILE - In this May 28, 2010, file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa,
R-Calif., gives an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Isaa
said Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, that he could send subpoenas to the
Obama administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid
the Mexican drug war. Isaa suggested on "Fox News Sunday" that
Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun trafficking
operation known as "Fast and Furious" earlier than he has
acknowledged. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Paul Babeau, Larry Dever, Scott Mascher, Don Lowrey
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks as, from left, Cochise
County Sheriff Larry Dever, Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher,
and LaPaz County Sheriff Don Lowrey listen during a press
conference in front of the Arizona Peace Officers memorial Friday,
Oct. 7, 2011 in Phoenix to discuss "Operation Fast and Furious".
The gathering was to announce that Ten Arizona Sheriffs demand a
Special Counsel to Investigate Attorney General Eric Holder and the
Department of Justice for their roles in “Operation Fast &
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:33 am
Updated: 3:24 pm, Tue Nov 8, 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Bush administration gun-trafficking
investigation has surfaced using the same controversial tactic for
which congressional Republicans have been criticizing the Obama
The tactic, called "gun walking," was used in the Obama
administration's Operation Fast and Furious. The Justice
Department's inspector general and Congress are now
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show how in a 2007
investigation in Phoenix, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives — depending on Mexican authorities to
follow up — let guns "walk" across the border in a failed effort to
identify higher-ups in gun networks. Justice Department policy has
long required that illicit arms shipments be intercepted whenever
The Bush administration also engaged in another such operation,
called "Wide Receiver."
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Friday, October 14, 2011 11:33 am.
Updated: 3:24 pm.