Fast and Furious -- a smoking gun?
Grassley gets hold of an an internal ATF memo. Last para, page five of pdf:ATF agent is ordered to trace Fast and Furious guns that have NOT been recovered at crime scenes ... i.e., ATF has a list of those being sold, even before they turn up at crime scenes, and wants those fed into the trace counts. The agent assigned disagrees, but does the traces. His supervisors asked his opinion, and he gives it ... nobody gives a hoot, and he goes back to working real cases.
That is the smoking gun that establishes that F&F was for the purpose of inflating trace statistics for a political goal - more gun control regulation.
Posted by: SPQR at July 4, 2012 07:56 AM