Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fast and Furious: Another Retired Agent Weighs In
Border Patrol agent Brian Terry
Hat tip Washington Times
Robert Nieves is a retired DEA agent who rose from street agent to the highest echelons of DEA Hqs. While I did not know Mr Nieves well, I did meet him on a few occasions over the course of my own career in DEA. Mr Nieves has written the below op-ed for the Washington Times on the topic of Operation Fast and Furious, which is appearing in Monday's edition and in their online edition today. In this article, he describes the standard approval procedure for sensitive investigations within the Justice Department. Make no mistake: Operation Fast and Furious met every criteria for a sensitive investigation.
Comment: The inescapable conclusion here is that it goes against common sense and all logic to suggest that Eric Holder was not involved in the creation and monitoring of gun-walking in Fast and Furious. All that is left is for public awareness and outrage to reach the point where the Justice Department and the Obama administration cannot get away with stonewalling any longer.