- It was Main Justice, not ATF, who leaked the trace data to Feinstein. I am told ATF “was blindsided” by it.
- The trace data did not include any Tiahrt nondisclosure warnings.
- The information was leaked to provide selective "statistics" that Feinstein could use to promote her views on gun trafficking—no criminal intelligence interpretation was provided, and the way this was done was intentional, with cognizance that the data were going to be misused.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sen. Feinstein: did you KNOW you were participating in an illegal act,
or not? And who leaked the trace data to you?" That's a damn good pair of questions.