ATF Deputy Director Melson reads the Washington Post, confident that the cover up story is still holding.
"ATF gunrunning probe strategy scrutinized after death of Border Patrol agent."
The Fast and Furious case was one of the biggest gun trafficking cases since Project Gunrunner began in 2006. It was seen by the ATF as a response to criticism from the Justice Department's inspector general that the firearms bureau was bringing too many minor cases against straw purchasers, individuals who buy guns for others or traffickers.
Yeah, too bad the 2,000 plus rifles smuggled south with a wink and a nod -- with the deliberate failure of the ATF to inform the Mexican authorities despite their own Mexico City attache's loud protests -- got a Border Patrol agent killed. So, what do you think the next IG report is going to say? After the hearings, I mean.