Bush's ATF Started "Fast and Furious-Style" Gun Walking Into Mexico In 2007 Memo Reveals

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Bush's ATF First To Start Gun-Walking to Mexico
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ATTN Issa: Two days after former Attorney General Michael Mukasey took over as head of the Bush administration's Justice Department in 2007, he got a memo describing a failed effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to track weapons as they "walked" into Mexico.

TPM has obtained a copy of the memo, which was first reported on by Pete Yost of the Associated Press, which was turned over to the House Oversight Committee this week.

While not specifically using the phrase "gun walking," the memo described the operation as the "first-ever attempt to have a controlled delivery of weapons being smuggled into Mexico by a major arms trafficker." One ATF employee -- in a separate 2007 email that was turned over to the Oversight Committee over the summer -- objected to saying the memo was the first time gun walking had been tried out...

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