A ranking Justice Department official named by Republicans in their probes into the botched gunrunning scheme “Fast and Furious” will resign on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a statement late Monday.
But methods for tracking the weapons disintegrated, and missing weapon turned up at the site where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in 2010.
Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement:
“Gary has distinguished himself as an exceptional public servant, a trusted adviser, and a principled leader,” Holder said in the statement. “Throughout his tenure — as Acting Deputy Attorney General and as my chief of staff — Gary has played a central role in our work to protect the American people and I will always be grateful for his dedication to the department, his service to our nation, and his sound advice and personal friendship.”