Skip to content

What did Napolitano know about OP FAST AND FURIOUS? – Campaign 2012

September 1, 2011

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is a former governor, attorney general and U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

What did Napolitano know about Fast and Furious?

By Ken Klukowski

August 31, 2011

Heads seem to be rolling from the deadly Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal that is revealing the Obama administration to be as anti-gun as the National Rifle Association has always said.

Fast and Furious is the program initiated two years ago by officials within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to allow more than 2,000 firearms to be sold by U.S. gun dealers to suppliers known to be working for Mexican drug cartels.

The idea was the guns would later show up at crime scenes in Mexico and aid authorities in linking cartel leaders to specific acts that could be prosecuted. Instead, many of the guns have been found at U.S. crime scenes, including the one last December in which a U.S. Border Patrol agent was murdered.

Besides Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge, congressional investigators might also want to ask Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano some questions about her knowledge on the subject.

Yesterday, Kenneth Melson, the now-former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who has been the public face of the scandal, was transferred to a new job in the Department of Justice.

But while media focused on Melson, less attention was paid to the resignation the same day of U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Dennis Burke, under whom the Fast and Furious program was carried out.

Burke’s involvement is very serious because of his special relationship with Napolitano.

via What did Napolitano know about Fast and Furious? | Campaign 2012.

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: