To me it is inconceivable that the disparate and often conflicted agency's needed to allow this operation to proceed could have reached agreement without "adult supervision from the President." Those agencies include, but not limited to, the AG, Sect of State and Sect of Homeland Security. The AG had to be involved to get the FBI on board with the ATF.
And Hillary is the only one smart enough to keep her mouth shut. Obama, Holder, and Napolitano have all lied about it. Holder and Napolitano lied under oath.