The L.A. Times reports that a key ATF figure is cooperating with Congressional investigators:
A key leader in the federal law enforcement operation suspected of allowing high-powered assault weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels is now cooperating with congressional investigators, providing a crucial new window into the controversial operation known as Project Gunrunner.
George Gillett Jr., assistant special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ field office in Phoenix, has met with congressional investigators and is expected to provide crucial information about how dozens of U.S. guns may have been transported with the ATF’s knowledge into Mexico. Agents say Gillett provided much of the day-to-day oversight of the Gunrunner operation.
While we await word whether ATF complied with the subpoena (I’ll just tell you right now: they didn’t), and when the contempt hearing will be for their violation, chew on this question.
We keep hearing that two walked guns were found at the scene of Brian Terry’s murder.
But we have never heard that the guns were proven to have actually killed him.
Is that because they did the firearms testing and the guns were eliminated? I doubt it. If that were the case, why haven’t we heard that they were eliminated?
Or has the Government simply not done the tests — or done them and suppressed the results?