Latest on “Fast and Furious” from our ABC team in Phoenix

By Eliza

Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm

For those just tuning in, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, under the Obama administration, started a program to run guns in hopes they would lead them to Mexican criminals.

In short: the ATF did not keep adequate track of the guns, and they now are turning up in crime scenes, including at the scene of a murdered US border agent and myriad other crime scenes, as our local reporter Lori Jane Gliha is covering expertly. (See her latest. “43 weapons in Phoenix traffic stop linked to ATF strategy,” HERE.)

You can read more about the story HERE. 

The Obama administration and Justice Department stand accused of not fully cooperating with the congressional investigation into this scandal.

Over the weekend, the acting director of ATF came forward on his own, with his personal attorney, and essentially told congressional investigators that the Justice Department was trying to delay his testimony before the Hill. Read more about that HERE.

This story keeps getting weirder and weirder. The White House has refused comment because of an ongoing investigation at the Department of Justice.

-Jake Tapper

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