Justice Department Inspector General To Release 'Fast And Furious' Report
The Justice Department's Inspector General may release their investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal as early as this afternoon.
Quoting two lawyers briefed on the case, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that officials in Arizona and Washington could receive some the blame for the failed gun-walking operation.
Carrie filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"Nearly two years ago in December 2010 U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry died in a firefight with bandits along the border with Mexico. Near his body were two weapons traced to a federal sting operation called "Fast and Furious."
"Agents at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were trying to build a big gun trafficking case against the Sinaloa drug cartel. But they lost track of as many as 2,000 guns.
"The Justice Department's inspector general has been investigating what went wrong. His report is expected to find fault with the ATF in Arizona and in Washington and also with the U.S. Attorney in Arizona and with Justice Department lawyers who failed to alert their superiors to signs of trouble."
We'll monitor this story and update this post with the latest as we learn it.