Justice Official Questioned About 'Fast and Furious' Is Leaving His Job?
In an earlier (Feb. 4, 2011) letter to Sen. Charles Grassley, Weich denied that the ATF had ever allowed guns to be sold and taken across the border. Weich said that Grassley's allegation -- "that ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexico – is false. ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”
In an interview with CNSNews.com, Issa characterized Weich's letter as a “lie” and said it pointed to a cover-up.
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