February 2nd, 2012
01:52 PM ET

'Fast and Furious' consequences coming, Holder says

Firings and charges against the justice department officials who oversaw the agency's flawed gun-running operation are likely to come in the next six months, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

Holder was speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss the controversial sting operation called Operation Fast and Furious.

Asked what steps he had taken since the controversy came to light 13 months ago, Holder said he is awaiting the conclusions of an internal investigation.

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  1. jrupes

    Why is this hidden from the main page on CNN.com???? I had to search for this in order to see the article on CNN. This is how the media works, they hide what the liberals don't want to be known.

    February 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr. Yourcommentisawaitingmoderation


    February 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mememine69

    The Climate Change EXAGGERATION made fear mongering neocons out of all of us and the Bush family laughs as we condemn our own flesh and blood to the greenhouse gas ovens with childish glee.
    REAL planet lovers are glad, not disappointed the crisis wasn't real. Progressivism has moved on from the CO2 mistake.
    Climate Blame was our Iraq War of climate WMD’s and needless panic.

    February 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Yourcommentisawaitingmoderation

    @CNN...This is getting rediculous. I've been trying to post that 2,000 American guns slipping with the FBI into Mexico is squat compared to the 10s of thousands exiting US gun shows headed south. What gives? Are you so jealous of Ariana Huffington's dressy blogsite thatyou want to try moderating us here as there? Let US post freely . Men have died for this ya know. Women too btw.

    February 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Yourcommentisawaitingmoderation

    ...it took me over a half hour to post 1/4th of what I had to say. Yer chapping my ass CNN. he he. Just kidding. We can be an unruly bunch from time to time. Anyway...80% of all illegal Mexican weapons are made in the US or Israel. This is totally unaceptable. Exactly how do American and Israel black market guns get to Mexico?

    February 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jj

    Holder approved this operation. His head should be the first one to roll

    February 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    10s of thousands of guns exit American gun shows and find their way from there to Mexico ea. year. There's a huge loophole in out laws regulating gun shows. It's even bigger than some of the tunnels Israel made guns are smuggled through to Egypt and destinations beyond. Cancel all gun shows until we get a handle on this. And waterboard Egypt's Mubarek (the who's who for illegal activity in that region) and find-out who his associate gun smugglers are.

    February 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Holder and the FBI were responsible for about 2,000 American made guns becoming illegal Mexican guns. Who are responsible for the 10s of thousands of Israeli and American made guns becoming illegal Mexican guns? Loose American gun show regulations and greedy jews, perhaps?

    February 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      i wish to register a complaint. i know hundreds of greedy jews, and only a few are into selling guns to mexicans..

      February 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      You’re on a roll, lee….

      February 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I like how the peanut gallery has such revelent posts. This is the response of small minds NO?

      February 4, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    Guns don't kill people. Lunatics with guns kill people.

    February 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Actually, it’s usually the bullets…

      February 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Emer FUdd

    Freeze you witto wabbit! ahhh! I got me a mexican barritto AK here.

    February 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Icetooler

    Ive neen telling people for years that this country is smugling guns an drugs. But noooooooo. So whos worse ? So everybody now will not call me an idiot! So which country is worse? The USA is third world ios it not? And yes we do support terroism

    February 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. carrie

    Honestly folks,....When in all of written history did any type of man-made government or ruler ever cure poor!? Its just as Jesus said and its just that simple.
    What gun of its own accord, ever got up, loaded itself and shot anything or anyone!? Our country did not get where We are over night either. We the people are responsible for our elected officials. Our laws are based on the Judeo-Christian beliefs. That We are self governing that We are to help our fellow man. If you read the bible then you should know that when the people of Israel wanted a King to rule over them God Himself was against putting any human over the people to rule. But just as Our loving God did for Moses by allowing a writ of divorce so He allowed the people to have their ruler. Even so He warned them of the trouble that would come upon them because of that choice. And not to upset any other posters but....The founding fathers of this nation never intended for " the separtion of church and state" to keep the church out of government but just the opposite to keep the government out of church. Perhaps some missed that history lesson while in school. When we have shut the door in Gods face as a nation how is it you cry out for those " inalieable rights given by your maker" when you feel oppressed?

    February 3, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |