According to tweets from CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, President Obama was asked this evening about Operation Fast and Furious and and ATF’s “gunwalking”. He stated he didn’t approve the operation.
President Obama tonight was asked about ATF Gunwalking Scandal, subject of @CBSEveningNews investigation.
President Obama stated that he did not approve the ATF operation. Watch @CBSEveningNews @katiecouric for the latest Gunwalking developmts
I am looking for when and where Obama stated this and will post the full text when it is available.
UPDATE: Obama’s comments came in a sit-down interview with Jorge Ramos of Univision. The interview is posted below.
Sharyl Attkisson reports on the interview here.
H/T Sharyl Attkisson for video
3 thoughts on “Obama Says He Didn’t Approve “Fast and Furious” (updated)”
Did not approve it does not mean does not approve of it, or even, did not know of it and choose not to stop it.
@DB – Very good point!
“I want to be very clear, … “ I was half expecting him to continue with, “I am not a crook,” But he just went on to state, after rambling a bit, “[O]ur policy is to ramp up the interdiction of guns flowing south …”
Written policy is policy, however actual day-to-day expeditious operations more often do not conform to written policy and are usually, at the very least, condoned and/or encouraged, by administration thereby making what is actual taking place the actual policy. Especially when administration is aware of the improper actions and takes no corrective measures.
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