The Justice Department’s Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious is expected to lay blame with leadership at the ATF’s Phoenix field office.
IG Michael Horowitz’s report, which has been circulated in draft form to the respective agencies involved, details the errors made in the botched gun-walking operation, according to an exclusive CBS News report.
The story reports that those close to the situation say Phoenix Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials are pinpointed in the document, including field office supervisor David Voth, special agent Hope MacAllister and special agent in charge Bill Newell.
Horowitz’s report is expected to be released to the public in the next couple of weeks. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has already requested the Inspector General testify next month about his report’s long-awaited findings. ATF officials in Phoenix have said that the flawed operation was really hatched by senior-level leaders.