Obama Pleads Ignorance: Says He Never Knew About Controversial ATF Gun Program

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — President Obama is pleading ignorance about a controversial ATF operation that let gun traffickers pass on the goods so agents could track them to the higher levels of the Mexican cartels.

The President, in an interview with Univision that he and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Jr. ever authorized the program, and he was never informed about it, according to the San Antonio Express News.

Weapons from the program have been linked to the death in Mexico in February of Jamie Zapata and of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December. The Mexican government complained that it was never notified about the program.

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