"Fast and Furious" MAY HAVE allowed illegal weapons to be transported into Mexico."*
By implication, they may not have?
"I am particularly troubled that some of these weapons MAY HAVE reached violent drug traffickers and human smugglers, who then may have used them against our own authorities."*
Once again, by implication they may have not?
"I take ALLEGATIONS against a federal agency very seriously, and I will be closely following this investigation and reaching conclusions based on the evidence and facts."*
It used to be that an allegation was all that was needed to remove a cabinet member, without the benefit of investigation before reaching conclusions.
**All emphasis is mine**
So the hours of investigative committees, whistle blower testimony, hard evidence in the firearms found at the scene of a Border Patrol Agents death that are traced to Fast and Furious, lateral moves and promotions of department heads (to which Holder admitted), witness testimony of firearms dealers involved, all of that equates to nothing more than a "may have"?
Well after all, it is Dick "look out! there a tv camera over there!" Blumenthal. Diminutive indeed.