Ex-DEA Official Said Agents in Other Agencies Tried to Stop ATF’s Fast and Furious

By Allan Lengel

ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious just looks worse all the time.

The latest: Fox News reports that the former head of the DEA in Tucson said some agents in other federal agencies tried unsuccessfully to put an end to the operation.

Tony Coulson said many federal field agents knew the ATF was walking guns to Mexico, but supervisors told them to back off when they objected, Fox reported.

“Clearly, we went too far,” Coulson said, according to Fox. “The question we had among rank and file law enforcement was, ‘When is someone going to call ATF on this, when is someone going to tell them to stop?’”

He said agents at the DEA, FBI and ICE knew about the operation.

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