Congressional investigators tell CBS News there's evidence the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona sought to cover up a link between their controversial gunwalking operation known as "Fast and Furious" and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
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.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said they were expanding their probe into a troubled anti-gun-trafficking program, two days after the Justice Department announced a shake-up of officials who oversaw the program.
The recent leadership shake-up at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives has provided a new face at the top, but there are no easy fixes for the management problems that have roiled the agency for the past five years, analysts say.
No one should think the reassignment of the head of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will quiet questions about a dangerous federal gun trafficking investigation gone awry.
Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry, was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The botched sting operation known as Operation Fast And Furious has claimed the careers of at least three Justice Department officials, with Republican lawmakers expecting even more fallout to come.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre reacts to the Senate hearings on "Project Gunwalker" saying "this is what a Department of Justice coverup looks like."
The top man in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has turned sensationally against his Department of Justice bosses saying they were trying to stymie an investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Ginny Simone talks to NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre about today's hearing on Capitol Hill about the ATF Fast and Furious scandal - NRA News - June 15, 2011