A big kudos to Sheryl Atkinson and CBS News. They are hanging on to this story like a pitbull after a pot roast.
In the latest update, they reveal that the lead ATF official in Mexico (Darren Gil), whose job was to serve as ATF's attache to Mexico and whose approval was required for all Mexican operations, claims he did not know about Fast and Furious until after the operation was well underway.
He goes on to state that when he tried to figure out why he was blocked on recieving information from certain trace requests related to Fast and Furious he had the following discussion:
""Is the director aware of this," Gil asked the supervisor. Gil says his supervisor answered "Yes, the director's aware of it. Not only is the director aware of it, D.O.J.'s aware of it... Department of Justice was aware of it."
Gil goes on to name senior DOJ official Lanny Breuer as one of the officials at DOJ who knew about Fast and Furious. Gil retired in December and it looks like he is joining Dodson and others in talking with CBS and Sen. Grassley about this.
It looks like enough ATF agents are upset about this that the chances of sweeping it under the rug are pretty much zero. I'm really glad we still have the quality of people in our agencies that stuff like this is outed.