July 7, 2011
The White House will not answer questions about when President Barack Obama first became aware of “Operation Fast and Furious,” a botched sting operation along the southern border in which U.S. officials knowingly allowed 2,000 guns to flow to Mexican criminals.
The operation was halted shortly after two of the guns from the operation were found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010. It was an operation ran primarily through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The Justice Department in Washington, D.C., the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Arizona, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were also involved, according to findings by congressional investigators.
On June 27, CNSNews.com asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “Could you tell me what is the exact date that the president learned about the Justice Department ATF operation to allow guns to flow into Mexico?”
This article was posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 3:45 am