AG Office Contacted CBS to Rein in Sharyl Attkisson

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    Back in 2011, CBS-TV reporter Sharyl Attkisson had been reporting extensively on the “Fast and Furious” operation which began in 2009. The operation, which was overseen by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice, involved letting weapons dealers sell guns illegally to suspected straw buyers.

    Instead of arresting the buyers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms allowed them to go free in the hopes of “following” those guns back to the Mexican drug cartels who were using them to commit acts of violence.

    But this “gunwalking” tactic backfired, when U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December of 2010 in a shootout with cartel members who were armed with these illegally-purchased guns.

    Attkisson was trying to report on the Fast and Furious scandal, but claimed that the Obama administration was urging CBS to quash her stories about the topic (as well as others which made the White House uncomfortable). Naturally, many people viewed these claims as outlandish and paranoid. But as it turns out, Attkisson, who later resigned from CBS, was right.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/206...rein-sharyl-atkisson-dont-believe-read-email/
     
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