Napolitano Denies Knowledge of Fast and Furious

M. Catharine Evans
The list of top government officials unaware of a 2009 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) gun-walking program just keeps growing. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, became the latest high-level official to go on the record denying any knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious before the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. She joins Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama who have also stated they knew nothing prior to a few weeks before May 3, 2011 (Holder) and March, 2011 (Obama.) During the hearing, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) confronted Ms. Napolitano on her decision not to call Holder up after she heard about agent Terry's demise. "For you to have two dead agents and to have never had a conversation with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious and about this is totally unacceptable." The Secretary shot back that she had not communicated with...(Read Full Post)

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