Obama Asked About Operation 'Fast and Furious' At Presser, Calls It 'Inappropriate'

"We got to find out how that happened." Once again, the White House, the Justice Dept. knew nothing. Someone at Justice had to authorize it.

"My Attorney General has made clear that he certainly would not have ordered gun running to pass through into Mexico"


President Barack Obama declined to call for anyone to be held accountable in a Justice Department operation that allowed about 2,000 guns to flow into Mexico.

A reporter asked Obama during a White House news conference Wednesday, if the president would replace the leadership in the operation. Obama said the operation was under investigation and that it was not an appropriate investigative method

“As you know, my attorney general has made clear he certainly would not have ordered gun running to pass through into Mexico,” Obama told reporters.

Attorney General Eric Holder, who asked the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General to investigate the matter, told the House Judiciary Committee on May 3 that he “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks

Darrell Issa responds, blasting Obama's comment on Fast and Furious
President Obama's remarks today on Operation Fast and Furious were disappointing,” Issa said in a statement.

There was no sign of urgency to provide answers or explain why no one at the Justice Department has accepted responsibility for authorizing an illegal gunwalking operation six months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder.

The American people expect more from the President than unsubstantiated assertions that the Attorney General didn't know about this reckless program and no explanation about who authorized it,” Darrel Issa said in a statement