Here's another article on this.
Did I miss this before now, or is this a new development? According to the end of this article, it appears that ATF is trying to push blame for this whole scandal onto the stores involved... the stores that were threatened with the loss of their license if they didn't "cooperate" with the illegal sales?
Audio Tapes Reveal More Details in 'Fast and Furious' Gunrunner Scandal
Howard made the tapes in March 2011 after a meeting he and his attorneys held with federal officials. In that meeting, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley continued to insist the guns Lone Wolf sold were stopped and seized before reaching Mexico.
But ATF officials are quoted in a Washington Post article and the Spanish language daily La Opinion saying just the opposite -- blaming Lone Wolf for "selling guns to the cartels" with no mention that Howard was operating under the federal government's direction, encouragement and approval.