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April 26, 2012

High-Ranking DoJ Official Who Misrepresented Fast & Furious to Congress Resigns

US Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich claimed in a response to Congress that the DoJ never permitted assault weapons to be walked into Mexico. This letter was "retracted."

On Feb. 4, 2011, Weich wrote to Congress that the idea that “ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico … is false.”

“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” Weich added in that letter.

The DOJ has since retracted Weich’s letter but has not held anyone accountable for providing that misinformation to Congress, or for Operation Fast and Furious itself.

Now he'll be resigning.

That's not the only scandal he's covering DoJ on. The Daily Caller has recently reported on a bribery scandal in the Virgin Islands, with the Governor taking up to $20 million in bribes for favors. Weich's claiming DoJ doesn't know anything about that, either -- despite the fact that...

...TheDC’s investigation unearthed allegations that two DOJ prosecutors on a team of more than 25 accepted cash bribes from indicted finance executives in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Up to seven DoJ prosecutors may be implicated in bribery.

And the DoJ doesn't know about it?


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