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  • More U.S. agencies implicated in Mexico gun-trafficking probe

    More U.S. agencies implicated in Mexico gun-trafficking probe
    The embattled head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has told congressional investigators that some Mexican drug cartel figures targeted by his agency in a gun-trafficking investigation were paid informants for the FBI and...
  • U.S. to require more gun-buyer information in border states

    As a backlash mounts over the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracing operation, the Justice Department will begin requiring firearms dealers in California and other border states to alert officials anytime they sell more than two semiautomatic...
  • Drug agency played role in ATF gun sting

    Drug agency played role in ATF gun sting
    The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration has acknowledged to congressional investigators that her agency provided a supporting role in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious run by their counterparts at the ATF. Michele M. Leonhart, the agency...
  • ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation

    ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation
    The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became...
  • White House received emails about Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation

    White House received emails about Fast and Furious gun-trafficking operation
    Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known. Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation,...
  • Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting

    Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting
    In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door....
  • Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF gun program

    Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF gun program
    Senior Justice Department officials were aware that ATF agents allowed firearms to be "walked" into Mexico, according to a series of emails last year in which they discussed two undercover operations on the Southwest border, including the failed Fast...
  • President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics

    President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics
    President Obama insists neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder strikes back at GOP critics

    Atty. Gen. Holder strikes back at GOP critics
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confronted a week of allegations that he had misled Congress about his knowledge of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program, lashing out at his Republican critics and contending that he knew nothing about secret...
  • Documents subpoenaed from Atty. Gen. Holder in 'Fast and Furious' probe

    Documents subpoenaed from Atty. Gen. Holder in 'Fast and Furious' probe
    A leading House Republican investigating the ATF operation dubbed Fast and Furious subpoenaed documents from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday, escalating the confrontation over the botched gun-tracing program. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista),...
  • ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, emails show

    ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, emails show
    Two days after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in December, the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix said in internal emails that weapons found at the scene in Arizona came from a failed agency sting operation. But nearly two months later,...