CBS Two-Fer Tonight: Agent Jaquez speaks out. More agencies implicated. Plus, Wayne LaPierre has finally come to Jesus on the Gunwalker Scandal.
ATF gunwalking scandal: Second agent speaks out
South of El Paso, Texas, on Mexico's side of the border, lies Juarez - the most dangerous city in the world. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports ATF Special Agent Rene Jaquez has been stationed there for the past year, trying to keep U.S. guns from being trafficked into Mexico.PLUS: NRA reacts to CBS News investigation on ATF "gunwalking"
"That's what we do as an agency," Jaquez said. "ATF's primary mission is to make sure that we curtail gun trafficking."
That's why Jaquez tells CBS News he was so alarmed to hear his own agency may have done the opposite: encouraged U.S. gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexico's drug cartels. Apparently, ATF hoped that letting weapons "walk" onto the street - to see where they'd end up - would help them take down a cartel.
"But ATF wasn't working alone on the case known as "Fast and Furious." Documents show ATF had conference calls with "DHS" (Homeland Security). "USMS" (U.S. Marshals) and DEA. An "ICE," or Customs agent, was on ATF's Fast and Furious team. They were advised by an "AUSA," or Assistant U.S. Attorney under the Justice Department.
Justice Department head Eric Holder said the inspector general is investigating."
Really Eric? Why don't you just confess, you'll feel so much better!
The laurel wreaths upon the heads of Mike Vanderbeough and David Codrea must be getting pretty heavy!
Here's another one... along with the redundant. obligatory and unnecessary warning that, with laurels, come threats.
Watch six, Mike and David.
Two ideas I've not seen mentioned much... except a few times by David.
End the "war on drugs" (and everything else) which would end the "narcoterrorists" problem overnight.
Put the guns into the hands of the innocent people who need to defend themselves - on both sides of the border.
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