HERE is the memo signed by Breuer.
Via CBS News:
Congressional investigators have just released documents in the so-called gunwalking scandal at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). This in advance of a Senate hearing in which Attorney General Eric Holder will testify.It looks like the decision by Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley to send investigators to Phoenix is bearing fruit. There is likely plenty more. This is an extremely significant development because it potentially shows that whoever authorized the operation that saw an American Border Agent get killed came from someone not only above ATF Director Kenneth Melson but from someone very close to Holder, if not Holder himself.
One document indicates a Holder Asst. Attorney General, Lanny Breuer, authorized a wiretap in the controversial gun trafficking case headquartered in Phoenix. In that case, called "Fast and Furious," multiple sources say ATF allowed thousands of guns to hit the streets, destined for Mexican drug cartels.
Yesterday, at a House hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked Holder who authorized Fast and Furious. President Obama has previously said neither he nor Holder authorized the operation.
"What about the Asst. Attorney General of the Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer? Did he authorize it?" Issa asked Holder.
"I'm not sure," answered Holder.
Another memo presented by Congressional investigators is from January of 2010. It shows that the ATF was indeed aware of what was going on with straw purchasers transferring guns to third parties who were then ending up in Mexico.
Remember, in response to Grassley, Asst Attorney General Robert Weich said claims that the ATF was allowing guns to be sold to straw purchasers were 'false.' When whistleblowers came forward with evidence to dispute that in the form of emails, Weich said that claims the ATF was allowing guns to 'walk' into Mexico were 'false.' Weich has been caught twice now.
Watergate with Murder?
h/t Sipsey Street Irregulars