Emails Suggest White House Knew More About “Fast and Furious” Than Originally Thought

By Danny Fenster

And now for more controversy about the failed ATF operation “Fast and Furious.”

The LA Times reports today that the White House knew more than previously thought about the program.

A Phoenix ATF supervisor specifically mentions the operation in at least one email to a White House national security officer, the Times reports, while two other colleagues at the White House were briefed on the Phoenix supervisor’s report. Senior administration officials deny the emails prove that anybody in the White House knew of the covert “investigative tactics.”

The three White House colleagues were identified as Kevin M. O’Reilly, director of North American Affairs for the White House national security staff; Dan Restrepo, the president’s senior Latin American advisor; and Greg Gatjanis, a White House national security official.

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